It was my namesake friend who told me years ago that Black Seed oil had grown her hair. She was a newly natural and couldn’t stop raving about this miracle oil that was moisturizing and growing her hair. Read More “The wonders of Black Seed oil for hair growth and general health”
If you have never tried Going Natural No More Knots Detangling Spray or Going Natural Silky Shea Hair Butter for your natural hair, you need to! Here is why. Read More “Using Going Natural No More Knots Detangling Spray and Silky Shea Hair Butter For A Twist Out”
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I am doing a photo shoot on Saturday October 19 at L’Atelier Raif in Brooklyn. All you need to be is photo shoot ready.
This means, you need to have your make up done and have your hair styled. Then you have a choice. You can wear your own clothes or you can also be immortalized in a shoot with designers clothes from L’atelier Raif.
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Since it is inevitable for lively coils to intertwine, we need to know how to correctly untangle our hair strands. Detangling natural hair becomes an art that one needs to master for the sake of healthy strands. The art of detangling will allow you to untie knots without damaging or breaking hair strands. It will take some practice, and a little patience, but once you know how to do it, you’ll wonder what the fuss was all about.
Time and patience
Always take the time to untangle your hair. Don’t start doing it if you are in a hurry. Your kinks will only suffer from impatient and hasty pulling; the knots will get tighter and there is a likely chance that you’ll do damage to your hair. All this will only upset you and won’t contribute to your happiness or beauty. That’s reason enough to take your time.
Don’t try to comb your entire head at once unless you have some freshly cut naps of one inch or less. Forget about the commercials where you see women combing through their long, thick hair with one stroke; it just doesn’t work like that. Not for anyone. Always work in sections. If your hair is between two and four inches long, you can section and untangle at the same time. If your hair has passed four inches, it’s easier to create sections before you start to untangle.
Parting the hair
Here is an easy way to part your hair into sections. You need a rat-tail comb and either clips or scrunchies. If you are handy enough, you don’t need a comb. You can part with your fingers. If your hair is long enough you won’t need clips or scrunchies, you can twirl or twist each section and tuck it in its base to keep separated hair place. Remember, don’t comb or brush while sectioning, just use your fingers to separate the parts and strands from each other.
1. Put the tail of the comb in the middle of your front hairline and carefully start parting. The tail won’t go through at once. If it gets caught up in a couple of kinks, stop and separate the hair with your fingers before continuing to part. Carry on until your hair is divided in a left and a right part.
2 Gather one part and secure it with a scrunchie or separate it with clips from the other part.
3 Take the other loose part and divide it into 2 parts. Start with the rat-tail in the middle of your head and carefully pull in a straight line to the top of your ear. Again stop if the tail doesn’t go through at once and separate the hair with your hands.
4 Gather one part and secure with a scrunchie and then also secure the other part.
5 Now divide the first section into two parts the same way. Start in the middle of your head and continue to the top of the ear.
6 Now your hair is divided in four distinct sections. Part each of these sections again, into two,three or four parts until you have manageable palm-sized sections. You should be able to keep the part in one hand while brushing or untangling with the other. A head usually makes 10 to 12 sections but it depends on the length and thickness of the strands. If the hair is less dense, four to eight sections may also do.
Before you start to detangle with any tool, make sure your hair is completely moisturized with a conditioner or a detangler. You can use a spray bottle but you can also do this while you are in the shower. Once you are experienced in detangling, the hair doesn’t have to be completely wet, but your naps must always be flexible and supple to prevent breakage. I highly recommend the No More Knots. It comes in a spray bottle so not only does it help with moisturizng and untangling, it’s also easy to use. Use it together with the Silky Shea Butter and you have a perfect combination.
Keep a section of hair in one hand and let your hand rest on the scalp. This prevents hair from pulling. Start combing or brushing at the ends with your other hand and work your way to the scalp. Make gentle plucking movements and don’t try to pull through a snarl. Just stop, take the knot out by carefully separating strands with your hands and continue brushing or combing.
Untangle dry ends
If the ends of your hair feel a little dry, dip your comb or brush in the Silky Shea Hair Butter and start detangling the ends. Within no time, the brush should glide through and your ends will feel moisturized. If you have healthy ends they will curl up like in the picture below.
Now take a look at how it’s professionally done by Adenike from the Wooven Wool. Model is Lurie Daniel Favors from Afro State of Mind, Memories from a Nappy Headed Black Girl.
For women with natural hair, finding the perfect drying method can be a struggle. Even if every step of the washing process is carefully calibrated—from the temperature of the water to the sulfate-free conditioner—improper drying can wreak havoc on curl pattern. The solution? Microfiber towels. They’re a simple, effective way to ensure your curls dry right.
Since it is inevitable for lively coils to intertwine, we need to know how to correctly untangle our hair strands. We should master the art of untangling to be able to untie knots without damaging or breaking hair strands. It will take some practice, and a little patience, but once you know how to do it, you’ll wonder what the fuss was all about.
In my 15 plus years of being natural, I have tried about every oil everybody has ever raved about at one time. From argan oil to castor oil, you name it, I probably tried it. Since there are so many questions about which oil is best, I am happy to share my experience.
A couple of weeks ago my loctitian Adenike from the Woven.NYC called to order more bottles of the Tineke’s Healthy Hair Growth Spray. Before ordering she wanted to share this story with me of a happy client who came in for a retightening.
An increasing number of women with all-natural hair have turned to the occasional use of silk presses to enjoy all of the benefits of a relaxed hair without any of the chemicals. A silk press is a modern day, improved form of the more traditional press and curl.
The Healty Hair Growth Spray named after my sister, Tineke, has truly proven to be a life saver of hair for so many customers. Not only does this organic spray infused with the highest quality essential oils smell wonderful, it truly works wonders. It’s the perfect combination of natural ingredients that bring the follicles to live!
Do you suffer from hair loss? Or thinning hair in some areas of your head? The answer is yes for many of us naturals. So, don’t feel alone in this battle, we can conquer this together. The first thing to do when we see this happening is to get to the root of it. Find out what the cause of your hair loss is. Thinning hair or hair loss may be caused by several factors ranging from something as simple as vitamin deficiency to something more serious such as hormone imbalance. The following may be causes of thinning or slow growing hair:
Suriname’s youngest model famous not only for her beautiful dark skin but also for her, gorgeous head of natural hair that she is very proud of, happily demonstrates a Twist Out with the Going Natural Hair Care products.
It’s a brand new year and not too late to get on-board with inspired healthy hair resolutions that will allow you to level up your hair game! With that in mind, let’s crush the misconceptions that natural black hair can only grow to a certain length, or must remain coarse, or unmanageable. Check out these five simple ways to grow healthy natural hair:It’s a brand new year and not too late to get on-board with inspired healthy hair resolutions