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Natural Ways to Prevent Hair Shedding

Seeing more hair in your brush lately? Hair shedding may be caused by chronic inflammation,  follicle damage, alopecia, or simply malnutrition. So we’ve compiled a list of natural ways to help prevent baldness and hair loss. Control how quickly you lose your strands by trying out the following hair care tips.

1. Apply coconut oil on your hair and scalp.

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Its anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties can keep your scalp free of dirt and germs that can clog hair follicles. Coconut oil can likewise reduce protein damage.

2. Rinse it with onion juice.

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This sounds unpleasant but onion juice can really augment hair growth. Studies showed that onion juice can help clean the scalp and improve circulation. As such, hair follicles are nourished and when you rinse your hair and scalp with onion juice at least twice daily, hair regrowth will be evident in just six weeks.

3. Increase the iron level in your blood.

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Research shows that low levels of iron in the blood can increase hair loss tendency. Hair follicles need oxygen to function their best and iron can help efficiently transport oxygen onto your scalp. So make sure you add spinach, oysters, eggs and grass-fed beef into your diet.

4. Apply egg mask onto your hair.

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Sulfur, protein, selenium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and iodine are excellent promoters of hair regrowth and these are all present in eggs. Make a paste out of one egg and a teaspoon of olive oil and apply the mixture to the entire scalp. Keep it for 20 minutes, rinse with cold water and mild shampoo.

5. Go out, get active and get some sun.

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You need Vitamin D to keep your hormones running at their best so you won’t lose hair easily. While Vitamin D can’t help you get back what you lost, it will keep you from losing more.

6. Avoid being stressed.

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Take it easy and think positive. Yes, this is a hair care tip. You see, emotional or physical stress can cause Telogen effluvium or when stress pushes hair follicles to go into a resting phase.  So manage your stress through meditation, yoga, or deep breathing.

7. Get a head massage.

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An affordable, non-invasive and easy way to improve blood flow in your scalp, head massages can help condition the scalp and strengthen the hair roots. You may massage your scalp with olive oil, almond oil or lavender oil to provide your scalp and hair with the nutrients and nourishment it needs.

8. Include food rich in omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.

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Walnuts, salmon, soybeans, sardines and flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that can help make your hair more elastic so that they won’t easily break.

Losing about 50 to 100 hair strands every day is normal as hair strands have a life cycle to follow but when you think that your hair sheds more than this figure, it is best that you take some action. Follow our hair care guide and naturally prevent hair shedding. Live a healthy lifestyle and you won’t need to suffer from abnormal hair loss.

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Facts you should know about ONYC HAIR

Curious about why many choose ONYC Hair?

More than the positive ONYC Hair reviews that you see online and hear from your friends, we’re convinced that the factors below explain why our clientele grows in number every day.

1. ONYC Hair is founded by a passionate hair and beauty expert who also has extensive knowledge and training in microbiology and cosmetic beauty.

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Thelma Okoro grew up in Nigeria and had early exposure in cosmetic beauty as their family runs three beauty salons.

As such, she has the experience necessary to get a keen eye for beauty. No wonder she found herself passionate about the hair industry. She used her microbiology degree to understand hair’s natural structure and the effects of chemicals on hair. Thelma Okoro likewise applied her Helia D. and Spectrum Beauty education to run ONYC Hair and make it the leading hair extensions manufacturer in the U.S.

2. ONYC Hair produces the finest 100% pure Cuticle Virgin Remy Hair.

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Because our founder is equipped with knowledge, experience and expertise, you are assured that ONYC Hair Extensions and products are of the highest quality.

We only use 100% pure cuticle virgin hair to create hair extensions. Our virgin remy hair products are certainly of topnotch quality, too. We work tirelessly to provide our clients with the best products and services. Our conscientiousness is what sets us apart from other brands. We make sure that we get authentic 100% pure cuticle virgin hair so that we can provide you with Virgin and Remy hair extensions that feel and look just like your very own hair.

3. ONYC sources raw hair from Brazil, India, Southeast Asia and Mongolia.

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Brazilian hair is very hard to find and expensive; most hair donors in Brazil are from small rural areas. Brazilian hair may be :-

a.) Very fine and silky straight.

b.) Thicker and slightly wavy.

c.) Coarse, Curly and Thick sourced from the Afro-Caribbean population of Brazil.

Indian hair, on the other hand, are shiny and sleek straight and are typically thick and coarse. Hair from Southeast Asia may include healthy and resilient Burmese hair, dark and naturally wavy Malaysian hair, or the thick-strand Vietnamese hair. The very rare and costly Mongolian hair features fine hair strands. ONYC Hair makes every effort to scour different virgin hair markets for quality hair. It is our commitment to provide our clients with hair that can truly enhance their look.

4. ONYC Hair is for women of all color.

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ONYC Hair showcases a variety of hair extensions in different textures and colors. Whether you’re a fair-skinned Asian with long, black, pin-straight hair, or you have the lustrous European hair, or you’re crowned with deep black, full, kinky hair, we have hair extension products that will suit you. From blondies, to golden-skinned women, to black beauties, ONYC Hair has the perfect hair extension to offer.

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Facts You Should Know About Virgin Hair Extensions

Stop wasting your money buying some cheap synthetic hair extensions. If you want to really enjoy the benefits of wearing hair extensions, then take the time to know more about virgin hair extensions.

1. Virgin Hair Extensions have the Highest Quality of Hair.

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Raw hair or pure virgin hair appears to have the best quality because hair is in its most natural state. Because virgin or natural hair extensions are made up of hair that has been collected directly from the head of the donor and such hair has not been chemically treated, all hair cuticles remain intact hence pure virgin hair remains soft and smooth to touch. Since all cuticles go in the same direction, hair will tangle and matte less.

2. Virgin Hair Extensions are of course more expensive than Substandard or Synthetic ones.

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It is wrong to compare virgin hair extensions to synthetic ones. They of course differ largely in price primarily because the qualities are poles apart. But do not be intimidated by the more expensive price of natural hair extensions. The price will appear to be more economical because you will be able to use the product for a longer time. You’ll actually save more because you don’t need several trips to the mall to replace your damaged extensions made from synthetic or chemically-treated hair.

3. Virgin Hair Extensions are more durable so you’d get the most out of your investment.

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ONYC Hair extensions are made from 100% virgin human hair so you’d get extensions with hair texture, movement, and flow similar to your natural hair. You can reuse it for several times and treat it just like how you’d do your hair. Style it, dye it, perm or curl it, do whatever with it and will react the same way your natural hair would. Compared to hair extensions made up of synthetic hair or mixed human and animal or human and synthetic hair, virgin hair extensions remains its good quality even after several washes.

4. Virgin Hair Extensions provide the actual benefit that you’d want to get from Hair Extensions

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Because you’re using a hair accessory made of natural hair, expect that the results it will give will also look natural. You’re wearing hair extensions to create some trick and you wouldn’t want that illusion of length or volume to be noticeable. Virgin hair extensions from ONYC Hair guarantee a completely natural look and feel. It will blend well with your hair, it will never hopelessly tangle, and it will require the same amount and quality of maintenance and care you give to your very own hair.

We hope that you continuously get yourself updated and informed so you can make the right decision when buying hair extensions. ONYC Hair Extensions offer you the durability, versatility, and authenticity that you can’t find in any other hair extension product. ONYC virgin hair extensions are guaranteed to give the best value to your money so shop at onyc.uk today and wear the hair you’ve always dreamed of.

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10 Homemade Remedies for Hair Growth

Got a hair growth problem?

Hair loss and hair thinning are common problems to both men and women. Hair loss is usually associated with hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, stress, improper hair care, and genetics. Fortunately, there are several ways to solve this problem and these remedies can easily be found in your pantry.

1. Rosemary scalp massage and wash.

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Rosemary is known to unclog blocked hair collicles. Two tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil mixed with two drops of rosemary essential oil may be massaged to hair and scalp. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes. While waiting, boil a handful of dried rosemary in water. Allow it to cool before straining. After 30 minutes or so have elapsed, shampoo your hair then rinse it off with the rosemary water you prepared.

2. Castor oil scalp rub.

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Castor oil is rich in omega-9 fatty acids and Vitamin E which are both essential in facilitating hair growth. Mix castor oil and a base oil like olive oil in equal amounts. Rub it onto your scalp and leave it on for 45 minutes. Use a clarifying shampoo to rinse it out. You can also mix a few drops of rosemary essential oil to your castor oil scalp rub mixture.

3. Egg hair mask.

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Proteins help your hair grow and eggs are rich in protein. So concoct an egg hair mask by mixing an egg, a quarter cup of mayonnaise and a quarter cup too of plain yogurt. Apply it onto your hair and cover with a shower cap. Rinse it out after one hour and you get smooth hair plus a healthy scalp.

4. Lemon juice hair loss prevention.

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Because lemons are loaded with Folic Acid and Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and C, they can keep your hair healthy by keeping it smooth and shiny and preventing dandruff. It can also aid in circulation and prevent hair loss. Once or twice a week, you can massage your hair and scalp with a 1:2 mixture of lemon and coconut oil.

5. Curry paste.

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Curry leaves are found to be rich in amino acids and antioxidants which are both helpful in hair fall prevention as they strengthen the hair follicles. Beta carotene and protein found in curry leaves also prevent hair thinning. Collect ample amount of curry leaves and mash them to make a paste. Apply the curry paste onto your scalp and leave it for not more than 2 hours. Rinse with mild shampoo and warm water afterwards.

6. Onion Juice hair rinse.

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Onion has high sulfur content making it effective in improving blood circulation and regenerating hair follicles. Its antibacterial properties also treat scalp infections that prevent hair growth. Grate onions to extract juice and apply it directly to scalp. Rinse after 30 minutes.

7. Aloe Vera Magic.

Aloe vera Helps Hair Growth
Aloe vera has enzymes that promote hair growth. It also balances the hair’s pH level to further promote growth of healthy hair. Apply aloe vera juice onto scalp three to four times a week.

8. Beetroot juice.

Beet root Juice for Hair Growth
Include it in your diet along with lettuce juice, carrot juice, spinach and alfalfa juice to get enough phosphorus, vitamins B and C and essential nutrients that will keep your hair healthy.

9. Vitamin E oil.

Use Vitamin E Oil for Hair
Massage Vitamin E oil onto your scalp and leave it overnight. It’ll improve blood circulation in the scalp and you’ll enjoy smooth and lush hair in the morning.

10. Eat protein.

Eat Protein to Grow your Hair

Protein facilitates quicker hair growth. It also aids in keeping your hair thick and beautiful. So include nuts, fish, chicken, red meat and eggs in your diet.

There are many ways to improve hair growth. You only need to be consistent with your efforts and be a little more patient in preparing these tried and tested homemade remedies. These are very simple and easy to make, very cost-effective and most importantly, they work!

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Six Things You Should Know Before Getting Hair Extensions

When growing your hair takes forever or when you suddenly felt the need to change how your hair looks, then natural hair extensions can provide you with rewarding solutions. But before you shop for one, make sure you take consideration of the six things that you must know before getting hair extensions.

1. Hair Extensions Come in Different Types.

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They may be attached to your hair in several ways, too. Extensions may be applied to hair through looping, tracking, netting, clips-in and lace fronts. There are also taped and glue-taped hair extensions as well as keratin-applied extensions that use heat and cold machines to bond keratin tips to your actual hair strand.  Make sure you do some research or discuss this further with your trusted hairdresser.

2. Try the Clip-ins first.

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They offer the most temporary solution for that instant length or volume. By trying clip-ins, you’ll get an idea of how hair extensions would look on you. ONYC Hair extensions feature a range of clip-ins to suit your actual hair texture and length. ONYC Hair offers a cheaper and quicker alternative to updating your look through hair extensions.

3. Seek the Service and Advice of a Trusted Hairstylist.


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If you happen to decide to get a full head extensions, the application process would not be simple. And although hair extensions are temporary and may be removed anytime you want, removal can take considerable amount of time too especially if the tracks are sewn into your hair. Also, it is imperative that you seek help from a true professional if you prefer the tracking or weaving installation process so that it will be done right and your hair won’t get damaged.

4. Get a Haircut after the Extensions have been Placed.

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Get a professional hair cut to make sure that the faux hair looks natural and blends well with your hair.

5. Don’t Buy Synthetic Ones.

imagesMake sure you get 100% virgin remy hair for the most natural texture. Natural hair extensions are also easier to maintain and can be styled and cared for like your own hair. Although human hair extensions cost more than synthetic ones, they are likely to last for over a year compared to synthetic ones.

6. Be Prepared to have fun with your New Hair! 

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Extensions offer you the chance to update your look anytime you want to. Now you don’t have to stick with curling or ironing your hair pin-straight.  Hair extensions give you the opportunity to try and wear different hairstyles. Try the fancy up-dos, style it big, or keep it really straight and long; hairstyling choice is endless with hair extensions. Hair extensions can indeed transform the way you look and because of that, it can also alter the way you feel about yourself.  Many find hair extensions to be helpful in boosting their confidence and making them feel sexy. This will hold true as long as you do your homework of choosing the right hair extensions and the experienced hairstylist to help you with the selection, application, removal and maintenance. By staying informed about this hair trend, you also get to protect your natural hair’s health.  So take the time to know more about hair extensions so you can truly enjoy its benefits.

Don’t Forget Your Summer Hair Care!

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Summer-time is synonymous with “letting-it-all-hang-out”…Fun in the sun…and all that good stuff, but as we are having a blast it is always important to remember how to specifically care for our hair during the summer months. The ONYC® pure cuticle, virgin and Remy hair is carefully identified and selected to mirror “God-given” hair seamlessly. Therefore, the same attention must be given to each and any ONYC® texture  in order to ensure its durability, glow and everlasting beauty!

In our research we were very pleased with the simple yet effective tips garnered from acclaimed salon owner Mario Russo. The following is some of his very manageable advise, as well as ours:

Wet, moist and go…
Russo’s initial instruction is to apply deep conditioner to wet hair, and thoroughly comb it through before going out. This offers advantageous protection. Russo further informs that the heat from the summer sun will open the hair cuticle and help the conditioner to penetrate exceptionally well.

Throw on a mask

And yes, this applies to your pure cuticle, virgin ONYC® locks….To replenish moisture to sun-damaged strands, use deep conditioning masks at least once a week — leave the product on as long as possible or sit with it under a dryer, or in a room with suitable humidity. Oils are also essential to smooth and repair locks and can be applied to wet or dry hair.

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Stay clear of harsh Shampoos

Use mild shampoos on your hair as you will need to wash your hair often. Therefore, co-washing (washing hair with conditioner instead of shampoo) becomes the more effective way to keep your hair clean, conditioned and moistened.

Water temperature

Wash your locks with lukewarm water. However, some people put ice in the water to make it cold which is wrong. Water temperature should neither be too hot nor too cold; it should be balanced.

Step away from the heat styling tools
During the warm-weather months, it’s best to limit your use of the blow dryer and flat iron. When the air is moist, it can take longer to style hair which can result in further drying and damage. If you absolutely must use styling tools, liberally apply a heat protectant beforehand. You can also opt for frizz-free hairstyles like the topknot or messy chignon that don’t require heat and can easily transition into soft waves.

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Happy Hair Care From Around The World

Here at ONYC® Hair International, we are devoted to bringing you innovative, cost-effective and helpful tips to boost your hair care, and to dispense that beautiful you!

Today, we are offering up hair care tips from around the world! They are practical and call for easy-to-reach products and items. These natural products will enhance your and your ONYC® tresses, whatever the texture may be. Whether Mongolian Kinky Curly, Curly Addiction 3B, or one of our Mongolian Straight Textures – such as the Mongolian Relax Textures or the Mongolian Straight 1B…. Whatever your choice, check out these unprocessed remedies and let us know how they work for you and your hair needs!!

1) Coconut Milk Shampoo – Thailand 

This local recipe has been passed around Thailand’s social circles.  To create the shampoo, grate and squeeze a coconut to get the milk. Follow by heating the milk on the stove until the oil separates. Then spoon out the oil and let it cool before applying it to the hair just as with shampoo. It will add moisture, softness, and shine to the hair.

2) Scalp Focus – Japan

The belief among Japanese women is that beautifully healthy hair begins at the roots. Therefore according to Japan-born stylist Takamichi Saeki –  hair salon owner in New York, women in Japan will use treatments to exfoliate and deeply cleanse their scalps repeatedly during the week or before every blow-dry and styling. You can acquire effective over-the-shelf exfoliating scalp products or create some at home using sugar and olive oil blended together until it creates a paste. One brand recommended by Saeki are the Nigelle LX products. He comments that they are; “very popular because they are gentle yet effective.”

 

 

3) Eucalyptus Treatment from Australia 

You’ve heard of supermodel Elle Macpherson, right? Definitely check out the Aussie’s long, and glowing hair. Similar to Elle,  many Australian women maintain glistening and polished hair by massaging a slight amount of eucalyptus oil into their scalp as an overnight treatment. This works to supply moisture and shine, and promotes growth.

 

4) Castor Oil Mixture – Egypt

In Cairo, a favorite hair treatment is castor oil mixed with crushed garlic. Also adding a drop of lavender essential oil to the combination is beneficial when applied to dry hair overnight. Follow-up by rinsing it out  in the morning to acquire lush, hydrated hair.

 

5) Whirl Your Hair Straight – Africa

Prior to chemical relaxers and flat-irons, South African women used a process known as whirling to straighten their strands. This was where they would wrap wet hair tightly around the scalp then place a stocking over the head to hold it in place. Following this they used a blow-dryer to remove 80% of the moisture. The next step was to remove the stocking and wrap the hair in the other direction. Now they would  dry the hair completely, take the stocking off, and brush the hair. The result was dead straight hair.

 

6) Make Your Conditioner Sweet – Romania

It is strongly believed by stylist in Romania that honey boosts highlight-hair color. It is recommended to add 1 tbsp of honey to your favorite conditioner and Voila!—it will make highlights Glow!

 

 

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Homemade and Simple ~ A Natural Way to Go!

Venturing to the Beauty supply store or pharmacy and scouring the isles for just the right hair products to care for your hair is how most of us secure that beauty item that we believe is best suited to for our specific hair type. However, more and more it is being revealed – and encouraged – that our pantry at home is where we can find those valued components which will enhance our hair care.

Whether your hair is natural or relaxed, or you’ve incorporated body with ONYC Kinky Curly, ONYC Body-2-Wavy, ONYC Mongolian Relaxed Perm Or one of the other top quality hair types, we would like to offer some homemade elements learned from reputable woman’s columinist Brynn Mannino ,which will be a huge benefit!

1) For all hair types

Use the (raw) egg. Did you know that the yolk of the egg is rich in fats and proteins which work to naturally moisturize? As for white of the egg, it possesses bacteria-eating enzymes which removes unwanted oils.

How To Use:
  • For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair.
  • For oily hair, use egg whites only to treat oily hair.
  • For dry-brittle hair use, egg yolks only to moisturize dry.
  • Use 1/2 cup of whichever egg mixture is appropriate for you and apply to clean, damp hair. If there isn’t enough egg to cover the entire scalp and hair, just break another one.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water (to prevent egg from “cooking”) and shampoo hair. Whole egg and yolks-only treatments can be applied once a month; whites-only treatment can be applied every two weeks.

 

 

2) For Dull Hair

Dairy products like sour cream and plain yogurt can help reverse the damage that hair sprays and other hair enhancing products can leave behind. “Lactic acid gently strips away dirt while the milk fat moisturizes,” says Lisa Belkin, author of “The Cosmetics Cookbook”.

How To Use:
  • Massage 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water, followed by cool water, then shampoo hair as you normally would. Treatment can be applied every other week.
3) For itchy scalp
To combat those dry flakes, try a lemon juice and olive oil mixture in your hair.
How To Use:
  • Mix 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons water, and massage into damp scalp.
  • Let mixture sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair. This treatment can be applied every other week.

 

4) For limp or fine hair
To add body to hair, choose your regular after hours drink: beer! The plentiful amounts of yeast found in this drink works to thicken tired locks.
How To Use:
  • Mix 1/2 cup flat beer (pour beer into a container and let it sit out for a couple of hours to deplete carbonation) with 1 teaspoon light oil (sunflower or canola) and a raw egg.
  • Apply to clean, damp hair, let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water.
  • Or add flat beer only to a spray bottle and spritz onto dry hair. “When the liquid evaporates, the remaining protein residue (from the wheat, malt or hops) continues to strengthen and structure hair,” says Belkin. Treatments can be applied every other week.

 

5) For dry or sun-damaged hair

For whatever damage has been placed on your hair – whether from the sun, flat iron or even hard water – Honey works to trap moisture.
How To Use:
  • Massage approximately 1/2 cup honey into clean, damp hair, let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
  • You can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil to loosen the honey for easier application.
  • or extremely sun-damaged hair, trying mixing honey with 1 to 2 tablespoons of a protein-rich ingredient, like avocado or egg yolk, which will help replenish the keratin protein bonds that UV rays attack.
  • Treatment can be applied once a month.

 

6) For oily or greasy hair
 With the right amount of caution and delicacy, cornmeal or cornstarch will remove excess oils from the hair.
How To Use:
  • Pour 1 tablespoon cornmeal or cornstarch into an empty salt or pepper shaker and sprinkle onto dry hair and scalp until you’ve used it all.
  • After 10 minutes, use a paddle hairbrush to completely brush it out. Treatment can be applied every other day.
7) For frizzy hair
Avocado has been toted as a “cure-all” these days, and rightly so. Its contains oils, which are not heavy, but mimic our own natural skin secretions. The proteins contained in this fruit contain outstanding nutrients for smoothing and taming uncontrollable frizz.
How To Use:
  • Mash up half an avocado and massage into clean, damp hair.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with water.
  • Amp up moisturizing power by combining mashed avocado with 1 to 2 tablespoons of a hydrating ingredient, like sour cream, egg yolks or mayonnaise.
  • Treatment can be applied every two weeks.

 

8) For residue-ridden hair
Get that baking soda out of the refrigerator. This product is made up of Sodium bicarbonate which basically disintegrates all acidity.
How To Use:
  • Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons baking soda with small amounts of water until a thick paste forms. Massage into damp hair and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with water, then shampoo hair. Treatment can be applied every two weeks.

 

We hope that this information was helpful as well as useful. It’s all about treating your hair with some Tender-Loving-Care, and nature is waiting to take you there.

 

 

 

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Protein Vs Non-Protein Hair Care – Which Is Best For You?

Benefits of  Protein Hair Care

There has been much debate about Protein Hair Treatments versus Non-Protein Hair Treatments. One side of the debate strongly believes that Protein treatments are the “end-all-and-be-all” of hair care while one the opposing team, Non-Protein Treatments are championed as the premiere method.

While not taking any sides, in particular, we would like to offer some information to better guide you to the paramount hair care for you.

Our hair is conceived of almost 91% protein as long chains of amino acids. As the cells in your hair develop, they fill up with a fibrous protein called  – get this – keratin. The keratin found in the hair is an insoluble protein called “hard” keratin as it does not dissolve in water, and is pretty irrepressible.

As the hair is mainly comprised of protein, it is logical that if your hair became protein deficient at any time, just a protein treatment could help remedy the problem – even if only temporarily.

Conditioning with protein can be advantageous in almost anyone’s regimen whether natural or relaxed.  For relaxed hair, it maybe even more beneficial to use a protein conditioner. Relaxer chemicals tend to break down the bonds in your hair and thus makes it imperative to use a protein conditioner to make the hair stronger.

Protein offers these additional perks:

  1. Strengthens dry, brittle hair.
  2. Keeps hair strong prior to relaxer application and afterwards.
  3. Administers to damage from heat styling.
  4. Temporarily repairs split ends.

 

Protein conditioning treatments drill-down deep into the hair-shaft to deter hair breakage. The protein attaches to your hair in the areas that are weak to build up the strength in the hair. The protein also  hardens the cuticle layer and puts a protective barrier around the weakened hair. It re-structures your hair for shine and growth.

Overuse

Despite the fantastic functions of protein to the hair, it is critical not to overuse this product on your locks. For example, do not use protein treatments like you would your regular hair conditioners – at every hair wash. Too many protein treatments to the the hair-shaft can actually cause breakage.

Now, there are various types of protein conditioning treatments:  the hardcore re-constructors, deep penetrating conditioners or light protein treatments, and protein paks. Treatments such as the hardcore re-constructors and even the deep penetrating conditioners can be applied by a professional stylists if you’re not comfortable with doing it yourself. The lighter treatments can be easily administered domestically.

How Often Should You Use a Protein Conditioner?

Application of Protein Conditioners is all dependent on the state and texture of your hair.  With relaxed hair it is recommended to do a treatment at least once a month but more preferably every other week.  You should also apply one within two weeks of relaxing your hair. For natural hair, you can use a treatment every month or every 2 months depending upon the condition of your hair. Now natural hair Ladies, if you do feel there is a need for it more frequently as a result of the damage, still be cautious regarding overuse.

WARNING: Only use a hardcore treatments if you’re experiencing severe breakage and ensure to follow the instructions for use, precisely.  Typically, it only takes one treatment.

 

Protein Sensitivity and Non-Protein  Hair Treatments

So are you of the belief that Protein treatments do not work for you or that your hair is Protein Sensitive? Well let’s examine this a little further.

Often times individuals are of the opinion that their hair is Protein Sensitive when in fact they have exercised overuse or mis-use of Protein treatments. When following a particular Protein treatment it is integral to be careful to follow the instructions specifically. It is also essential to follow-up with a moisturizing conditioner to obtain the best results possible. If not, you will achieve the exact results that you are trying to protect the hair from.

It should be noted that Protein conditioners have one fundamental responsibility and that is to Build-Up Your Hair through temporary reconstruction.  When used properly, the protein molecules in a deep conditioner will bind to the hair and strengthen it. Will there be a tendency for your hair to feel hard? Yes! But do not panic. It is supposed to.

Protein should not be contained in your Serum, Leave-in Conditioner, Curl Enhancer, Hair Voluminous spray etc.  Protein should ONLY be part of a deep conditioning treatment that you use to strengthen your hair.  Leave In Conditioners, Serums, Curl Enhancers etc, should NOT contain protein. Why? Because protein should only be used with heat as part of a treatment to strengthen the hair.

It is advisable that whether or not you’re currently experiencing hair damage that protein treatments should be a consistent part of your hair care routine. Furthermore, remember that how you treat your hair after a protein treatment is just as important, if not more.

Happy Hair Care!