I have compiled a list of natural hair care tips for newly transition hair and naturalistas. With these tips, you should achieve healthy hair, with manageability and hair growth. Read along to find out how to take care of your natural hair.
This budget friendly natural hair care guide will fit right into your budget whether you are unemployed, college student, intern, living on a fixed or low income, a struggling single mom or just plain ole cheap; trying to take care of their hair while spending less. I have compiled a few budget friendly natural hair care regimen that will match right into your budget and have you taking better care of your hair at a very low cost, no more excessive spending on hair care items. If you consider yourself as a part of this list or simply just looking for new techniques then read more to learn how to care for your hair on a budget.
When it comes to shopping for our natural hair it becomes a means of trial and error. We buy products, we try them and later to find out that our hair does not like that specific product. It shows when our hairstyle did not turn out as expected, too much product build-up, white flakes etc. You name it!!!.
This is the after effect of watching a million and one Natural Hair YouTube Vloggers. We watch these videos and then are later being introduced to these natural hair products, hairstyles, natural hair care tips that might work for us. This in return results in lots and lots of impulsive purchases. Our house now becomes an at home salon or the looks of a hair section in the drugstore aisle.
Have you ever seen a moisturizer that smells so good you might end up eating the product? The ingredients stated in the name ‘olive oil and ‘mango butter’. I first used the Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer during my transitioning stage, it was the perfect product for sealing moisture into my dry, brittle, coarse hair. This product was recommended by a YouTube vlogger and yes I definitely had to try it.
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My name is Claudia, I’m 23 years old from Denver Colorado. I work as an assistant ECE teacher and I also have a YouTube channel (Simply Claudie J) that focuses on natural hair, beauty, and topic videos. I have my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. In my free time, I manage my YouTube channel Simply Claudie J , listen to music, watch movies, HGTV, and spend time with family & friends!
Trying to keep your hair healthy and shiny always seems like a never-ending struggle. This is especially true during cold weather when your hair is exposed to environmental influences like wind, snow and cold air, which are highly damaging to your follicles. Therefore, nourishing your hair with hydrating hair masks is the best treatment. What’s more, thanks to fruit, honey, and various oils, you won’t have to spend a fortune on expensive masks, but you can whip up your own homemade hair mask.
If you are looking for a natural hair curl enhancer for your wash n’ go, perm rod sets, twist out then I would like to suggest the Cantu Coconut Curling Cream. It works on wet and dry hair as it defines, moisturizes and add sheen to natural hair. I like to use the Cantu Coconut Curling Cream for my wash n’ go. It instantly defines my natural curls.
The Cantu Coconut Curling Cream can be used alone or as a combination with other holding product such as a gel. I find that it is not a great combination with the Eco Styler Krystal Gel as it leaves the hair with flakes, and noticeable residue sitting on top of the hair; therefore, I avoid using this kind of gel with it.
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I washed my hair, proceed to do the LOC method by putting a mixture of oil on my freshly wash dripping wet hair and sealed it with the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner. After this, I proceed to do my flat twist using the Cantu Coconut Curling Cream. The consistency of the product is a creamy white. When applied to hair it looks white but it doesn’t leave a white consistency on the hair. The Cantu Coconut Curling Cream has a subtle scent of coconut that does not linger for long on the hair. It is perfect for thick coarse hair, it helps to control frizz and it doesn’t weigh down my hair.
The Cantu Coconut Curling Cream is packaged in a 12oz. round jar with a cap that twists to open. The product claims to not contain sulfates, silicones, parabens and is free of mineral oil.
I love the super defined curls the Cantu Coconut Curling Cream gives my natural hair. If you ask me I would surely repurchase this product.
Which Cantu product is on your to buy list?
To take better care of our hair there are tools that should be a necessity for our beauty routines. These beauty tools can be used for all hair types whether straight, curly, short, long, relaxed, and natural or colour treated hair. With the use of these tools in our daily hair routine, we can achieve a variety of hairstyles and our hair routine becomes easier. Check out these essential hair tools:
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:
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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. 😉
If you are a Naturalista or you just began the transitioning stage then you should know one problem that we normally come across is finding the right product for our hair type and buying a bunch of products that do no good for our hair types. Instead, we get tons of flakes, build-ups, not much of the desired style and the list goes on. My advice based on experience is to stick to a product that works for your hair type and try not to splurge on a product that will not work for you just because you have seen a YouTuber use it or someone on Instagram.
A person’s hairstyle says a lot about their personality and image. Therefore, it is good to not stick to a plain hairstyle. Now, whether your hair is long, short, or mid-length, you can do everything to make it look fabulous. You just have to resort to certain techniques on how to make it so much beautiful. For short and mid-length hair, it can be a little bit tricky, but anything is possible. Remember that sporting a short hair is always pretty and it gives you confidence. Take all the hairstyles that will be featured in this article and prepare yourself for a new you!
As you know, there are different types of hair length. There are long, medium long, short, mid-length, and shoulder-length. Which hair length type does your hair belong? If your hair is mid-length or short, then you’re probably aware of how difficult it is to find some great hairstyles to fit your taste. Apparently, when you have a long hair, you can always do different hair tricks and stylings. But if your hair is short, you are always in for a challenge. Worry no more, because below are the hairstyles for short and mid-length hair that you might want to try and soon show off.