...I should always rock my Afro out
According to the natural haven in the past African women managed with the Afro by braiding the hair. You need to find a balance, your hair needs a break from manipulating, combing and heat damage. Especially if your a busy girl you need to Take beautiful Solange Knowles for example, she is natural at the mo however she is rocking a beautiful shoulder length kinky weave/ wig. However remember to keep in weaves or extensions in for no more than a couple of weeks, take breaks in between and use light oils to moisture.
...My hair is healthy and strong
Afro hair especially type 4 which is also known to be the most fragile because it lacks moisture, why? Oil that comes secretes from the scalp cannot roll down type 4 hair ( z pattern) as much as straight hair. So if your natural you still need to keep it strong...
- When combing start from the ends and work your way to the roots to avoid breakage
- Avoid using tense, tight hairstyles all the time including Afro puffs, weaves etc
- Drink water and have a good balance diet
- Plaits are a great way to lock in moisture, keep hair soft and avoid daily manipulation (My mum always told me that)
You actually need a lot of time and patience, especially when you do your own hair. At least everyday it needs moisturizer like our skin, it needs regular treatments, . Because every inspiring Afro miss puts maintenance and effort into their manes. TBH it may seem like the obvious but it took me a while to learn that about my hair.
Autumn/Winter 2010 BEAUTY TRENDS: No more Fake Lashes/ mascara, get Red Lips, Thick Brows, Eye lined
|Ditch the Fake Lashes, Bin the Mascara|
|From Christopher Kane A/W Fashion Show 2010|
Bold Prominent Eye Brows, Red Lippy
From Gucci A/W Fashion Show 2010
Pale, Oval long nails
From Christian Dior A/W Fashion Show 2010
Reason being is that although I also will try giving product ratings/ reviews, advice/ tips... there is a lot of this already out there sooooo I may just post links, and reviews. I just want to be different, and not add to what already is avaliable but add something new especially for the black afro girls there is hardly any natural inspirations out there for us! Anyway hope you visit again!
In autumn 2008 and spring 2010 she was the roving reporter for T4's Frock Me, hosting alongside Alexa Chung and Henry Holland. Watch her here!
- Split ends can be repaired.
The only way to rid of split ends is to cut them off and prevent them in the future with good hair care. So no they can not be sealed!
- You need to drink 8 glasses of water a day
While drinking water is necessary for our bodies, too much will only result in bloating and too many trips to the bathroom. On average we visit the loo 3 to 4 times a day, pay attention to your urine colour if it is to dark drink an extra glass or two.
8 x 8 rule may a good basis to follow, REMEMBER milk, fruit juice and even tea can be counted as your daily water intake. Fluids that contain mainly water helps flush out toxins and help the body to absorb nutrients. So yes water is good for you but if you feel like its too much, it probably is!
- Natural ingredients are non-allergenic.
Whether it's a natural or chemical ingredient, if your allergic to it, you'll see a reaction.The more expensive the product the better it is
Good quality ingredients come at a price, but that doesn't mean paying more will deliver better results. Be savvy about what you're buying and always ask for samples. 'Don't take the word of the marketing company as gospel,' says Penford. 'Only you know what works for your skin. Get yourself a cosmetic ingredients book, stay informed about new 'miracle' ingredients and above all be honest with yourself about the results that you're getting.' 4. Stick to one product line.
If you believe this, you have probably made more than a few salespeople very happy. You are not bound in any way to use any skin care programs nor should you feel obligated to fall for any such sales pitch. Of course, you may just love how all the products work together, but using products from different lines won’t hurt you either.
Co washing hair is healthy FALSE Hard water....and Afro hair already lacks moisture
Cutting Hair Makes It Grow Faster and/or Thicker
False. Shorter hair often looks and feels thicker but cutting your hair won’t alter its normal biologically determined growth rate or overall texture. Thin, limp or fine hair will not ever grow thicker in response to a haircut. Plump up your hair by using volume enhancing hair care products, experimenting with a hair fattening blunt cut or getting a texturizing perm or color treatment.
Myth No. 19: Hair Should Be Washed Every Day
False. There is no correct schedule for washing hair. Every person should shampoo according to the specific needs of their hair type and texture. While some people do benefit from a daily shampoo, others benefit from a variety of shampooing schedules.
Myth No. 13: Washing Hair Every Day Dries It Out
False. The right shampoo for your hair type and texture will actually add moisture, body and beauty to your hair. The key is to finding the correct shampoo designed for your hair.Beauty - Tips and Product Reviews - Real Beauty
If you have ran out of conditioner, and need an emergency intensive treatment after shampooing you can make the perfect batch within minutes.
You will need
1 small cup of mayonnaise
1 tbl spoon of olive oil
Shampoo your hair (it needs to be clean!)
Apply a small amount to hair, comb through for even distribution (concentrate on the ends)
Leave on for 15-20 minutes with plastic cap (for even better results go under a dryer or use a pre heated towel)
Rinse throughly with luke warm water (if you need to use shampoo use a tiny amount)
Do this every 2 weeks for extreme damage, or 1 to 2 month for regular treatment
- Avoid tight tension which can lead to inflammation and scarring.
- Never keep a weave or braids in for more than two months
- Have breaks in between - never ever put chemicals straight in after taking out your weave let it breathe and repair for at least a week.
- If your weave is glued in make sure you use bond remover.
- Use light scalp oils instead of petroleum based products to prevent build up
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