Hair care regimen; Top 7 reasons It isn’t working.

A healthy hair care regimen entails the following processes; pre-shampoo/ pre poo treatment, cleansing, conditioning, moisturizing and protective styling.

Hello mane embracers, I hope your crowns are flourishing and your skin glowing. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog

Hair regimen is very essential for healthy hair growth. So, to achieve the volume, length and healthy hair goals, a healthy foundation(hair regimen) should be your top priority. What does regimen mean? A systematic plan designed to improve and maintain health (of natural hair in this context).

Hair care regimen

A healthy hair care regimen entails the following processes; pre-shampoo/ pre poo treatment, cleansing, conditioning, moisturizing and protective styling. Side note; I’ll be doing a hair regimen series here come late April on May & a eBook on everything hair regimen, my hair regimen over the years, what worked & didn’t will be launched mid-March, how awesome is that?

Why your regimen isn’t working.

Inconsistency.

For your hair regimen to work, you ought to be consistent with the hair care practices. Consistency is key and don’t expect instant results too, change happens gradually. When building a hair regimen consider your lifestyle, climate, occupation and time(life can be busy.) Let’s say you’re only free on weekends, it would be wise to have your wash day & install protective style then & if you work in construction sites or places you’re exposed to dirt and dust, you ought to clean your hair frequently and wear protective styles to minimize manipulation and damage.

Unhealthy hair care practices.

You’ve your hair regimen planned out & practices consistency but how you handle your hair could be the reason you’re noticing excessive breakage and no hair growth. Unhealthy hair care practices range from manipulating dry hair, excessive combing/brushing and heat styling, skipping or not detangling properly, skipping trims, not moisturizing properly and regularly the list goes on. Check your hair care practices to make sure you’re doing it right.

Wrong products.

Those transitioning and still using the same old products you did with your relaxed hair, am side eyeing you right now. Once you transition, your products should too & when it comes to natural hair products, do research, check reviews and ingredients to know what you’re signing up for. My advice to transitioners, start with products from one brand first don’t start off with products from different brands.

Wrong use of products.

I’ve come across people who don’t differentiate conditioners,  which should be used where and when. I insist, do your research first, don’t start your hair journey blindly you owe your hair the general hair care products knowledge. Other than knowing how to use them be sure to stick to products that work best for your hair.

Too many products.

Sometimes little is more especially when it comes to natural hair. Use of many products causes build up on your scalp resulting in an itchy scalp & weighs down your hair having it look lifeless. You don’t need layers and layers of products, you only need layers of essential products and in the right amount.

Not so protective styles.

Protective styles are meant to give your hair a break from manipulation. So, If you’re constantly pulling and styling your protective style it ceases to be one. Some protective styles are not protective at all, like tightly held styles, styles that need daily combing, brushing or styling and those that keep your ends open.

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Mosara Natural Hair Starters Kit : Shampoo,Hydrating Butter &Treatment

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Do you have a hair regimen & does it work for you? I would love to know.

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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