So I know it’s been no the since I’ve posted but I wasn’t sure whether I really wanted to do this. But as those cringey people in new years say, “new year new me”. I’m not going to promise the most amazing posts ever, but I can say starting next week I will be posting every Friday. So please stay tuned because I have so juicy posts lined up.
Naturallcurlls (I’m not Spanish i just wanted to add more culture to this blog)
Today’s blog is going to be about using heat. I know this is a scary subject we’ve all heard about how people have had permanently straight ends and split ends from using heat. But that is not always the case. If you hair is very high in moisture and strength then this will reduce the chance of having split ends or straight ends. But if your hair is already damaged and weak adding heat will in fact make your situation much worst, whereas if your hair is healthy then having a heat routine is the way to go. Before applying heat your need to strip your hair of any chemicals from hair product, so wash your hair before hand with a moisturizing shampoo or a gentle shampoo to get as much moisture as you can into hair. Then put a deep conditioner which will moisturize your hair. Using any heat above 300 degrees is going to damage your hair have it about 180 degrees to be on the safe side. Before using heat always apply a heat protectant so you don’t burn hair. Even if your hair is healthy and strong don’t be using heat everyday let your hair go natural as well alternate between the two if you want. But the less heat you use the healthier you hair. I know today was a short blog but it was a busy week 🙂 come back next week to see my next post.
Hi everyone welcome to my first proper blog post. Today I am going to talk about something very dear to my heart…. Coconut oil. For me perosonally, it is a life saver not only for hair but for cooking, moisturiser and so much more. I know coconut oil isn’t for everyone, but this post is going to give you the reason as to why coconut oil is a saviour to kinky hair. Coconut oil is a plant based oil and guess what it comes from a coconut! In addition to helping prevent dryness and lack of shine/ sheen, it can also help to prevent the dreaded spilt ends, unwanted thinning and the not so secret dandruff as well as a few other common problems. Coconut oil can be a brilliant moisturiser used on dry or wet hair, it’s best to use it on dry hair because water repels oil and dry hair is more likely to allow the oil to sink in. Adding coconut oil to our hairshafts can leave the hair soft and shiny, it might even midly smell like coconuts and who wouldn’t want that!! What coconut oil does, is it goes underneath the layers of cuticle and into the cortex and helps strengthen it. Also it can reduce hygral fatigue, this is when the hair shaft swells excessively in the presence of water, to you and me this is the dreaded shrinkage. This can cause the cuticle to lift up which can change the layout of the strand, a change of the layout can lead to split ends during drying processes. Coconut oil can prevent this because it provides a gentle cleansing without stripping the hair of any natural oils. When putting coconut oil in your hair try and leave it in for at least 15 hours, I know 15 hours is a crazy amount of time but if you put it in just before you go to bed then when you wake up you can wash it out, leaving coconut oil in your hair for this long is so that the coconut oil has chance to get into your cortex before you wash your hair. So that’s what you need to know about my best friend coconut oil.
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Hi everyone it’s naturallcurlls. I wanted to make a quick post to just say hi and introduce myself. This blog is going to be for my fellow Kinky haired people and hopefully you can find out why our hair is so dry, why coconut oil is a saviour and why oh why dies shrinkage even exist. I’ll be posting once a week on Fridays and i hope you enjoy.
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