Thursday, May 31, 2018

Hair loss testimony

I received this testimony from a lady who has been dealing with hair loss.

"Ms. V-thank you so much for your advice about my trip to the dermatologist, regarding my  hair loss. I went in there armed with my baggies of hair and knowledge. I requested the blood work and biopsy, as you indicated in your article. We found out that my hair loss was due to kidney stones I had around Christmas (shock to my entire system), the multiple rounds of prednisone I was on for the stones and my asthma (prednisone replaces your normal hormone generation and, after long term use your body is confused when you stop so you lose hair), and vitamin deficiency. Best news is that the hair loss isn't permanent! It should start growing back in a month or 2. Thank you so much for your guidance!"

"My dermatologist said that I was the most prepared patient regarding hair loss she's had in her 35 years of medicine. I gave her the link to your article and she said that she will share it with every woman that schedules an appointment! Thank you so much for your guidance!"
E. Waiters

Of course I thanked this young lady for such a great follow up. I love good reports. I love helping women with their hair issues. Hair loss can be so mentally draining and women need answers. Her testimony made me smile for hours. If you are going through a hair loss issue, read the article that helped her. It might help you as well.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

How to do the Coily Queens Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil treatments are great for reducing tangles, frizz, breakage and giving your hair awesome shine. You will find various ways people do hot oil treatments. The Coily Queens Regimen has a specific order to follow when doing a hot oil treatment. This technique is used in combination with the Coily Queens Method. This method has been designed to enable your Afro coily hair to grow long and healthy. 

For the complete Coily Queens Regimen go HERE

How often should you do this hot oil treatment?

Dry hair, breakage & excessive tangles

Do this hot oil treatment once a week,  for 3 weeks.  You should see a reduction in your hair issues, after that time.

To prevent dryness, breakage and dull hair

Repeat this treatment every other week or twice a month. 

CQ Hot Oil Treatment
Supplies needed:
Natural unrefined oil
(see list of oils below)
Bowl of hot water
Cold pure aloe Vera leaf  gel

1. Wash and deep condition your hair.
2. Warm 1/4 cup of oil in a bowl of hot water. (usually 5 to 10 minutes)
3. After you rinse out your deep conditioner, smooth the warm oil through out your hair well over all strands. (use more oil if needed)
4a. Wet a bath cloth in hot water. Put on top of hair, then quickly cover with a plastic cap. Wrap your hair in a towel to lock in that heat. Relax for 10 minutes. 

4b.  You can use a Thermal Heat cap in place of hot towels.
 Heat the thermal cap in microwave for 2 minutes.
Dip bath cloth in hot water and apply to hair.
Cover with a plastic cap.
Next apply your Pydana Thermal Heat Cap for 10 minutes.

5. Do not rinse out.
6. Apply your leave in conditioner.
7. Next smooth "cold" aloe vera gel over hair. Follow with a sealing oil and style.

CQ Regimen recommended oils
Hemp oil
Avocado oil
Castor oil
Jojoba oil
Coconut oil


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Do hair vitamins work?


"I am currently taking
Hair skin and nail vitamins, collagen,
Gelatin, garlic oil, and using regular castor oil sweet almond oil, shea butter and vics vapor rub in my hair and it's working. My hair is getting. Thicker but no length yet. Am I on the right track?"

None of the items she mentions can make your hair thicker. Hair thickness is determined in the womb. We are born with a set amount of hair follicles. We can lose hair follicles but we cannot grow more. Hair thickness is also determined by how wide your individual hair strands are. The size of your hair strands and the number of hair follicles you have are established at birth based on genetics.  

Let's breakdown what she is using

Hair vitamins
Vitamins do not give you larger strands or additional hair follicles. They do help feed the body nutrients, you might be lacking. By taking up the slack from your diet, vitamins make the hair grow better and stronger. 
One of the vitamins I take. You can buy this HERE

Another vitamin I take. Buy HERE

Castor oil 
Castor oil coats the hair and makes it appear to be thicker. So applying castor oil often for weeks builds up on the hair. Once you wash the castor oil off, you are left with your normal thickness. Castor oil is anti fungal. It prevents fungus and eliminates fungus off the scalp. Once that issue is removed the hair grows and flourishes. Keep in mind that you may not have a fungus. Cold pressed castor oil is still an excellent oil for the hair. It is an awesome conditioner for the hair. 

Vick's vapor rub
This product is made up of petroleum. It also coats the hair and makes it "appear" thicker. However it cannot make your hair thicker. The clove, eucalyptus oils stimulate better blood flow and this leads to increased hair growth. It is possible that Vick's can also increase hair growth by eliminating certain scalp issues that hinder hair growth. I am not endorsing this product for hair growth. This is simply my response to her question.

Side note:
The properties of the Vick's healed my scalp quickly. I developed some scabs on my scalp. I could not pinpoint the cause of the scabs. I will say this happens to my scalp every few years or so. I decided to give the Vicks a go. The scabs cleared up within 3 days. quickly. 

So why is she "only" seeing thickness with her hair growing regimen?

When Afro hair grows from the scalp it makes all the hair look thicker. She sees thickness due to the new growth. Since Afro hair grows curly, it grows up not down. Thus you will notice fullness before you notice length. You cannot have an increase in fullness without gaining new growth. 

Tracking your growth to remain motivated
Would you like to know how well your growth aids are working? Before you begin, measure your hair in 3 areas. Use a tape measure. Note the condition of your hair, so you can have your hair in the same state when you measure for results.  Write the measurements on a calendar. Measure again in 40 days.  Continue to measure your length every 30 days. Tracking your growth will give you confidence to stay consistent with your journey. 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Cold water sealing your twist out

The Coily Queens regimen uses a cold water sealing method to help you achieve better looking twist outs.  Cold water makes the hair cuticle lay flatter. It seals your hair giving you better twist definition, hold and less frizz. Cold water sealing also enables the hair to retain moisture longer.

Your porosity does not matter for this technique!


1. Cold water quick rinse

This consists of running cold water over your twists for 10 seconds. Follow up with more oil. This works best on your shampoo day. This is done after creating your two strand twists. Apply more moisturizer, after rinsing if needed. 
2. Cold water spray
Put a spray bottle of filtered water in the fridge and let it chill. After completing your two strand twists, spray each twist with cold water.

3. Ice cube sealing
Rub each twist with an ice cube.

4. Cold leave in or styler
Put your leave in conditioner in the refrigerator, until it is cold.  Apply to your hair as you twist it.  

Either one of these cold water sealing methods will give you smoother twist outs, with better coil definition. Choose the one that is best for you. Your porosity does not matter.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

How to restore moisture to hair, after washing it


Washing your curly hair the right way

Many women with natural coiled hair, complain about dry hair. Lots do not want to wash it, because it becomes dry afterwards. That is due to cleansing with the wrong products. Also cleansing the hair in the wrong way.

STEP ONE consists of choosing the right products to cleanse and condition with. READ HERE!

How to cleanse your hair for optimum hydration

The Coily Queens regimen has the only cleansing regimen,  that cleanses and moisturizes effectively.  This is a step by step hydration cleansing technique. Do each step as written, no matter how minor it might seem. Each step is important for hydration. 


Before you began put your leave conditioner or moisturizer in the fridge. You want it to be cold. 

1. Allow medium temperature water to run through hair for 1 minute.

2. Apply shampoo to scalp first and cleanse. 

3. Smooth shampoo down the hair shaft. Taking care to always go in a downward motion. 

4. Complete 2 lathers, using less shampoo the 2nd lather.

5. Rinse out shampoo with medium temp water

6. Apply a generous amount of deep conditioner, cover with a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer for 20 minutes.

7. Rinse deep conditioner out, with cool water. Do not towel dry hair. Leave soaking wet. 

8. Apply a pH balancer. 
Choose either:   organic apple cider vinegar          rinse or an aloe vera spritzer

9. Organic ACV rinse:  Mix 1/4 cup of acv with 2 cups of spring water and pour all over hair and scalp. Being sure to cover all strands. Let it sit for 3 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Do not towel dry. With hair still soaking wet apply your chilled leave in conditoner to hair. Follow with other products, butters or oils.

10. ALOE spritz: mix 1/4 cup of pure aloe vera gel with 1 cup spring or distilled water. Smooth into scalp and hair. USE IT ALL AND LEAVE IT IN!  Immediately apply your chilled leave in conditioner. Follow with the rest of your products, oils and sealants. 


Step one to faster hair growth.

The first step to improving hair growth is to wash and condition it more. The Coily Queens regimens requires twice a week cleansing and conditioning. You might ask, is that to much? If your skin was breaking out or not clear. Then someone recommended that you cleanse it better and condition it more. You would not hesitate. Yet the thought of you as a black woman washing your hair twice a week gives you pause.


Fact is, our hair can withstand water, cleansing and conditioning. What hurts it is cleaning it with the wrong products. Afro hair is not some weak fiber that cannot be manipulated with care. Many women think their hair grows slow and contribute it to genetics. When it is most likely growing slow due to clogged hair roots. Daily hair gets: germs, microbes, excess sebum, product buildup and more on it. Just think of what has accumulated on your scalp when you wait two weeks to clean it. Germs, many times, are invisible.

If you were to see your scalp magnified, you would be surprised about all the build up


Stay away from sulfates. Sulfates cause hair loss

Stay away from shampoos which contain a lot of ingredients with long names you cannot pronounce.

Look for non sulfate shampoos with close to natural ingredients. 

Replace your shampoo with bentonite or red clay

Make your own shampoo from black soap


Cleansing should involve some type of conditioning.

Choose conditioners with close to natural ingredients as possible for you.

Conditioning helps to restore the pH balance to the hair.

Hydrating cleansing technique

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

FREE or low costs ways to increase your hair growth!

Increasing your hair growth does not always have to be an expensive monthly cost.

Here are 5 ways you can increase your hair growth, without breaking the bank. 

Drink 64 ounces of water daily
Cost:  $0-$9  weekly
Drinking this amount of water daily over a period of time, will greatly make a difference in your hair growth. If you have a home water filter, this will cost you nothing extra. Inflammation is the leading cause of slow hair growth. Giving your body adequate amounts of water on a consistent basis will heal this inflammation. This will enable your hair roots to grow at its optimum rate. 
See some results after 10 days!
Optimum results in 90 days! 

Coily Queens Scalp Brushing technique
Cost:  $2
This is the ultimate hair growth stimulation for those with slow hair growth circulation issues. Scalp brushing stimulates the dermal papilla muscles to help produce faster hair growth. Each toothbrush bristle functions as acupuncture for the scalp. Do this ten minutes a day 3 times a week.  
See complete instructions HERE!
Amazing hair growth with consistency!

Sun bathing 
Cost:  $0
Vitamin D is essential to your overall health. There are lots of black people who are low on vitamin D and do not realize it. Getting a little sun for 10 to 20 minutes a day can greatly improve your hair growth rate. Gather your hair to the top of your head in a top knot. Soak up some sun for ten to 20 minutes daily. This is healing to the whole body. 

MSM Sulfur: internally and externally
Cost:  $10-$20 monthly
Purchase food grade MSM sulfur powder. Mix 1 tablespoon into 8 ounces of juice and drink daily. Taken internally it will extend your hair growth phase. Thus your hair will grow longer. Mix 2 tbsp into 7 ounces of cold pressed avocado oil. Shake well before each use. Apply to your scalp 3 times a week. MSM will eliminate fungus from the scalp and prevent it from returning. Scalp fungus is the leading cause of slow hair growth. 
Start today for amazing growth!

Camille Rose Super foods vitamins
Cost $15.99 a month This is a new hair growth vitamin. Unlike many other hair vitamins this one has a blend of super foods, which gives it that extra POW! BLACK OWNED!
Notice results in 40 days!
Easy on your skin!