5 Ways to Reduce Split Ends
Split ends occur when the end of a hair strand is damaged resulting in the strand separating into two or more fragments. If left untreated, the split end can progress all the way up to the scalp.
Constant manipulation – washing, combing, brushing and styling, (not to mention chemical treatments like bleaching and dyeing) can cause damage to your hair’s cuticle. Once the cuticle is damaged, your hair becomes weakened, and dehydrated, making it prone to split ends.
Deep conditioners are a regular part of my natural hair regimen. Now that we are approaching the fall/winter season deep conditioning is especially important because the cooler temperatures can wreak havoc on our hair. Deep conditioners restore moisture to hair, help maintain elasticity, strengthens hair strands, restores your hairs natural sheen, and helps to prevent and/or reverse damage.
Dryness tends to be a common problem among those of us with natural hair. I have type 4C hair, and my hair can get very dry at times. Because of my hair texture, it can tend to look dull as well. When your hair is kinky, it is harder for the natural oils in your scalp to travel to your hair strands. Continue Reading...
In case you haven’t noticed, the natural hair community is here to stay, and we are here for it! So much has been inspired by the natural hair movement, including television, art and music to name a few. The fashion world has quickly caught on by offing different fashions that enable you to express your love for natural hair.
I have been wearing my natural hair for 8 years now. When I first went natural, I chose to big chop as opposed to transitioning. I wanted to feel that sense of immediate gratification. There were a few times in the beginning of my journey that I considered going back to the “creamy crack,” but I am glad that I stuck it out.
As a naturalista, I am pretty sure you use some type of oil on your hair. Whether it’s coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, or castor oil – you are probably familiar with them all. At different times, and for different reasons, I happen to use all of the above. I have noticed that my hair really loves grapeseed oil, therefore I have made it a regular part of my healthy hair care regimen.