Browsing Tag:

Alcohol

  • InHealth

    Psoriasis Sufferers, Here’s How To Beat The Condition At Home

    Hair, lips, eyes – they are the common beauty features for women. Sure, the Big Three always play a significant part when it comes to looking and feeling good. But, they are not the main factor. What is, you ask? Well, it’s the skin, the largest organ in the whole of the human body.

    Because of its size, it’s prone to conditions such as acne and breakouts. When these happen and they are visible, most women want to stay in bed and not leave the house. For psoriasis sufferers, the feeling is multiplied by ten as red, flaky blotches cover the face and the body.

    As any sufferer will know, the best treatments are the medical prescriptions such as steroids. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t fight the condition at home without the help of a doctor. Although results aren’t guaranteed, the following should reduce the impact of this nasty skin ailment.

    pill, medication, supplements, psoriasis Read more

    0
  • InHair

    Avoid these Bad Hair Products Ingredients

    Avoid these Bad Hair Products Ingredients

    Avoid these Bad Hair Products Ingredients




    Often times we come across product labels but they are not made easy to read and understand. We might not even trust the claims that brands/manufacturers place on these products. For all natural products there are no regulatory guidelines for what makes a product “natural”. If a product is made from organic ingredients then more than likely it contains a minimum of 70% certified-organic ingredients. To avoid any chemical harm one has to understand the different uses of ingredients listed and/or used to create the product. Below is a list of bad hair product ingredients that you should avoid:

    1. Chlorine is often used in our everyday life such as the use of tap water, swimming pool, laundry products etc., so it cannot be avoided. If not treated correctly chlorine will strip the natural oils from the hair that prevents damage and daily wear. Always coat hair with oil and silicone based product before going to the pool.
    2. Diethanolamine (DEA), Momoethnanolamine (MEA) and Triethanolamme (TEA) chemical can throw off hormone levels and form cancer. Foamy boosters, conditioning agents care products such as hair dyes, wave sets,shampoos and cleansing products are more likely to contain this ingredient .
    3. Isopropyl Alcohol also known as rubbing alcohol is drying and harsh to natural hair. This ingredient can be found in hair sprays, gels, fragrances and shaving lotions. Products that contain Isopropyl Alcohol tends to dry out the hair, make it frizzy, dull and cause breakage.
    4. Mineral Oil coats the hair and acts as a natural barrier to moisture getting in the hair. If used too often it can cause the hair to become dry and brittle. The more mineral oil consumed the more likely the hair dries out and become weak and thin.
    5. Polyethylene Glycol can be found in shampoo, hair conditioner and styling product. PEG strips the hair of it’s natural moisture and weakens the immune system.
    6. Propylene Glycol absorbs quickly into the hair and is used as an anti-freeze. PG is used to break down protein. It can be used in some skin care and cosmetic products like deodorants. Overexposure of PG can cause damage to organs such as the brain, lungs and liver.
    7. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) & Sodium Lauryle Sulfate (SLS) ingredients can be found in products that foam such as hair conditioner, soaps, shower gels, shampoo, toothpaste etc. Often times car wash soaps or floor cleaners contains this type of ingredient. Just by doing a Google search you can see claims about this ingredient causing hair loss.

     

    [bctt tweet=”Harmful chemicals that suffer #hair growth. #blackgirlmagic #curlyhair” username=”beautythatwalks”]

     

    Please note:

    The first ingredient listed on a product is the main ingredient use to create the product. Any product that contains water and list it as the first ingredient is perfect for moisturizing.
     

    Next time before you purchase or apply a product to your hair take these ingredients into consideration so that you can prevent damage to your hair and instead achieve a much healthier, thicker hair. Click here to read about building a hair regimen.

    Do you read product labels for ingredients before purchasing? Feel free to leave your comments below. 😉
    0
  • InHair

    Lottabody Control Me Edge Gel Review

    Lottabody Control Me Edge Gel

    Looking for something to lay those edges! Lottabody Control Me Edge Gel for relaxed and natural hair might be just for you. This Edge Gel has help to keep my edges in place, I just take a toothbrush and brush a pea size amount (a little goes a long way) of the edge gel on my hair then I proceed to tie my hair with a silk wrap, after removing the silk wrap my hair is left laid with no sign of flaking, greasy or that sticky feeling. This edge control does not harden my hair, it helps to tame my frizz and keep it moisturized. Read more

    0