Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Long Curly Extensions

Curls would always and forever be in town. It never leaves. Our Nigerian Hair is naturally curly. After relaxing your hair and using rollers, the end point is curls. Curl! Curls!! Curls!!!

When going for a curly weavon, you can either go for deep curls, light curls, a different colour, colour combinations, short, long, pick and drop, you name it. Pick any one of them for your "beauty pleasure".

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wedding hairstyles

Getting married? What kind of hairstyle are you thinking of making for your big day? Confused? Well, here are some simple and yet elegant hairstyles for you.

How to Regrow Black Hair

Black hair can regrow healthy and strong with the proper care.
Relaxers, blow drying, curling irons, and hot combs are all common styling techniques and tools used on black hair. When done incorrectly or too often, these techniques can cause fragile black hair to suffer damage in the form of hair breakage and even hair loss. If you have lost hair, the good news is that you can regrow it and learn new hair care habits that can lessen the chance of damaging your hair in the future.

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      Cut off your hair's damaged or split ends to prevent your hair from breaking off further up the shaft. Cut your hair so that it is even and neat. Because you will have to live with the look of your hair until it fully regrows, find a hairstyle that is suited to the length of your current hair and ask your hairdresser to recreate it for you. Trim your hair every 8 to 12 weeks after that to remove damaged ends.
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      Stop relaxing and go natural while you regrow your hair. Black hair in its natural state is strong and elastic and will have the opportunity to grow without the threat of being overly weak from harsh chemicals. If you must relax, wait a minimum of eight weeks between touch-ups or until you have 1 to 1 1/2 inches of new growth.
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      Shampoo once a week with the correct shampoo for your hair type to keep your hair and scalp clean for regrowth. Washing your hair daily strips your hair and scalp of its natural oils and results in both dry hair and a dry scalp. Stimulate your scalp by massaging it with your fingertips as you shampoo to encourage hair growth. Condition your hair after each shampoo and apply a deep conditioner at least once a month for strength.
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      Style your hair without using direct heat. Avoid the stress of curling irons and blow dryers by opting to wet set your hair with rollers, and dry your hair with a hooded hair dryer. Do a hair wrap if you have opted to continue to relax your hair. A hair wrap involves misting your hair with a setting lotion and wrapping it in a circular motion around the head, using your head as the roller. Sit under a hooded dryer until dry and comb down.
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      Tie your hair up at night using a silk scarf or a satin bonnet. Switch your pillow case to one that is satin covered. Avoid sleeping on cotton pillowcases that will grab, dry-out and further break the hair that you are trying to regrow.
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      Drink plenty of water on a daily basis to keep your body hydrated. Eat a well-balanced diet for the proper nutrition required for hair growth.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Top Ten Foods For Healthy Hair

"Lather, rinse, repeat" may be standard advice, but shampoo and conditioner alone won't give you the healthy hair you crave. For the most luxurious locks possible, you'll need to step out of the shower, and into the kitchen.

"Your hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 inch every month, and the foundation of all of our new hair, skin, and nail growth is the nutrients we eat," says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, a Chicago-based dietitian. "If you eat a healthy diet, you will grow stronger and healthier cells throughout your entire body -- inside and out."
The 10 top foods that should be the foundation of your healthy hair diet are:

No. 1: Salmon                                                                                                   When it comes to foods that pack a beauty punch, it's hard to beat salmon. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, this high-quality protein source is also filled with vitamin B-12 and iron.
"Essential omega-3 fatty acids are needed to support scalp health," A deficiency can result in a dry scalp and thus hair, giving it a dull look.
No. 2: Dark Green Vegetables                                                                         Spinach, like broccoli and Swiss chard, is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum. The oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body's natural hair conditioner.
Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium.

No. 3: Beans                                                                                                    Beans, beans, they're good for your ... hair? Yes, it's true. Legumes like kidney beans and lentils should be an important part of your hair-care diet. Not only do they provide plentiful protein to promote hair growth, but ample iron, zinc, and biotin. While rare, biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair.

Blatner, who is also a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, recommends three or more cups of lentils or beans each week.
No. 4: Nuts
Do you go nuts for thick, shiny hair? You should. Brazil nuts are one of nature's best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp.
Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help condition your hair. They are also a terrific source of zinc, as are cashews, pecans, and almonds. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding, so make sure nuts are a regular on your healthy hair menu.
No. 5: Poultry
Chicken and turkey may have feathers, but the high-quality protein they provide will help give you the healthy hair you crave. "Without adequate protein or with low-quality protein, one can experience weak brittle hair, while a profound protein deficiency can result in loss of hair color," Poultry also provides iron with a high degree of bioavailability, meaning your body can easily reap its benefits.
No. 6: Eggs                                                                                                    When it comes to healthy hair, it doesn't matter whether you like your eggs scrambled, fried, or over easy. However they're served up, eggs are one of the best protein sources you can find. They also contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are important beauty nutrients.
No. 7: Whole Grains                                                                                      Eat whole grains, including whole-wheat bread and fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals, for a hair-healthy dose of zinc, iron, and B vitamins. A whole-grain snack can also be a great go-to food when your energy is zapped halfway through the afternoon, and you've still got hours to go before dinner.
No. 8: Oysters                                                                                                 Oysters may be better known for their reputation as an aphrodisiac, but they can also lead to healthy hair -- and who doesn't love that? The key to their love and hair-boosting abilities is zinc -- a powerful antioxidant. If oysters don't make a regular appearance on your dinner plate, don't despair. In addition to getting it from whole grains and nuts, you can also get zinc from beef and lamb.
No. 9: Low-Fat Dairy Products
Low-fat dairy products like skim milk and yogurt are great sources of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth. They also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources. 

For some healthy hair foods "to-go," try throwing a yogurt or cottage cheese cup in your bag when you head out in the morning to snack on later in the day. 

No. 10: Carrots                                                                                                 Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good visionSince a healthy scalp is essential for a shiny, well-conditioned head of hair, you'd be wise to include carrots in your diet as snacks or toppings on your salad.

Note That: "Crash diets can affect the hair cycle," Mirmirani tells WebMD. "Losing a significant amount of weight in a short amount of time can affect that normal hair rhythm. Two to three months later, you might notice a significant increase in shedding. This is a temporary problem that you recover from with a well-rounded diet."


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Low Cut

Some girls are thinking of getting rid of their long hair, their short hair or their broken hair (for those suffering severe hair breakage). Deciding to go for the low cut is actually daring and some feel that it would mean addition makeup, longer earrings etc.

However, the low cut does suit people with a nice facial structure and shape of head. (especially the shape of your head at the back). Amber Rose is a celebrity that has chosen to tow that path and it suits her just fine!

Amber Rose wearing a blonde low cut

Friday, August 24, 2012

Long Braids

Thinking of making your hair this weekend? Confused? Well, I might not be of total help to you, but I can suggest some long braids, you just might be interested in.





The hats and fascinators are in vogue right now. I received a beutiful red fascinator as a gift from a lovely client of mine (at my workplace). Thinking... I should probably post a pic of me wearing it sometime. Well, pending that time, here are pics of some lovely fascinators.