This a review of the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo. To keep this thing short on this post I’ll refer to it as Shea Moisture JBCO Shampoo. Long after falling in love with the Shea Moisture JBCO deep … Continue reading
The secret to moisturized hair is to never take the moisture out of your hair. It really is that simple. We spend so much money buying products to put moisture in our hair when we can save money by never taking the moisture out. There are a few myths surrounding moisturizing hair. A few that could be costing you a lot of money and preventing you from retaining length.
MYTH #1 Clean hair means stripping the hair of oil
This is not true. While it is important to rid the hair of excess oil you shouldn’t strip your hair of all it’s oil. How do you know if you hair is stripped of all it’s oil? You hair will feel dry and tangled after shampooing. If your hair is stripped then it will be more likely to break. The best way to clean your hair is with clay. Clay will absorb excess oil from your hair without stripping your hair of natural oils. Terressential Pure Earth Hair Wash is God sent. All hair textures can use Terressentials. On the website they specify which to buy for your hair type. For those who love to DIY try Aztec Indian Healing Clay mixed with apple cider vinegar, your favorite essential oils, and carrier oils. If you prefer shampoo try Shea Moisture’s line of shampoo. The Shea Moisture African Black Deep Cleansing Shampoo is for a deeper cleanse without totally stripping your hair.
MYTH #2 You need to buy a moisturizer
Another myth that costs us extra money. If you are using a conditioner that is silicone free it can double as your moisturizer. This is especially true if you use clay to cleanse your hair. Also, if the conditioner detangles your hair well in the shower you should add some water and conditioner in a spray bottle to detangle your hair before styling. I like Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner. I use it to deep condition and moisturize my hair.
MYTH #3 You have to moisturize your hair throughout the day
I’ve heard stories of women walking around with spray bottles of moisturizer to occasionally spritz their hair throughout the day. That can get to be a bit much. If your first step of cleansing does not involve taking the moisture out then half of the battle is won. Instead properly moisturize your hair before styling. Add your “moisturizer” then seal it with an oil of your choice. Grapeseed and argan oil work well for fine hair, coconut and olive oil work well with medium and thick hair.
- Always use conditioner. If you have thick or curly hair deep condition at least once per week.
- Wear styles that don’t expose your hair to the elements. Excessive heat, wind or cold dries out your hair.
- Always sleep with a satin scarf or on a satin pillowcase.
- Keep the chemicals to a minimum or none at all. Trust me it’s so much harder to maintain colored hair. If you really want to color your hair look in to henna or visit a salon that caters to the health of hair.
The Shea Moisture Co-Wash Conditioner caught my eye because of one thing…the ingredients list. I tend to stay away from buying Co-washes but Shea Moistures’s seemed different. It was the addition of Kaolin clay and african black soap. Take a … Continue reading
This argan oil trickery by companies has to stop! Argan Oil is hot on the streets now and it seems like every hair product is advertising its inclusion of argan oil. I love argan oil but I am sick of … Continue reading
What are the benefits of drinking aloe vera juice?
- Aids in weight loss
- Helps digestion and cures constipation
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Lowers cholesterol
- Prevents and treats candida infections
- Boosts energy
- Boosts immune system
- Provides vitamins, minerals, and enzymes
Drink 1-2 ounces of aloe vera juice daily
What are the benefits of aloe vera juice for hair?
- Balances the pH of hair leaving it soft and shiny
- Reduces dandruff
- Penetrates the hair shaft to strengthen hair
- Promotes hair growth
- Moisturizes hair
- Aids in detangling hair
Add aloe vera juice to your hair cleanser, create a aloe vera juice hair spray with 1 part water and 1 part aloe vera juice, or rinse your hair after conditioning with 1 part aloe vera juice and 1 part water.
What are the benefits of aloe vera juice for the skin?
- Hydrates the skin
- Treats acne
- Combats signs of aging
- Fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation
- Boosts skin elasticity to help lessen stretch marks
- Cures symptoms of eczema and psoriasis
- Relieves insect bites and stings
- Treats first degree burns and sunburn
You may use aloe vera juice similar to how you would use a toner. After cleansing the skin use a cotton ball to apply. If you want to treat insect bites and stings or treat burns apply aloe vera gel directly to the skin.
What makes aloe vera effective?
It’s the set of nutrients including:
- Amino Acids
- Glyconutrients and glycoproteins
By incorporating organic, pure aloe vera in to your health regimen you will begin to see results quickly. How do you plan to add aloe vera in to your regimen?
How many times have you bought your hair idol’s new favorite deep conditioner because of the rave reviews only to find that it didn’t do much for your hair or worse it was great but entirely too expensive? I know … Continue reading