Four easy steps to help grow healthy gorgeous hair .  Let’s first look at the facts of hair growth. Hair grows an half inch a month.  In a year that is six inches.  Stimulating faster hair growth requires focusing on internal and external factors.  First is diet.  Most of us do not always eat right.  Therefore we need to understand what is most important is nutrients.

1. Protein: Eating a type of protein, eating protein-rich foods: meat, fish, poultry, and eggs daily is critical.  We need at least 50 micrograms of protein daily.  If you are not getting enough your hair will start gradually shedding or slow growth.

2. Vitamins: Eating the essential Omega fatty acids 3, 6, 9 and vitamin B.

  • Omega 3s: Fish: Herring, Mackerel, Salmon, Tuna and Trout.
  • Omega 6s: Seeds & Nuts: Flaxseed, Pumpkin Seeds, Pine Nuts, Pistachios Nuts and   Raw Sunflower Seeds
  • Omega 9s:  Avocados, Olives, Almonds, Cashews, Macadamias, Peanuts and Pecans
  • Vitamin B:  Potatoes, Leafy Green Vegetables, Dairy and Citrus Fruits
  • Saw Palmetto: Available in the vitamin section of drugstore. 

3. Chemicals:  Relaxers and Harsh Color Changes

4. Hot Tools:  Flat Irons and Blow Dryers on high temperatures

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Supplements Alternatives:  Protein bars ( NuGo-Stronger ), Sibu Beauty Revitalize & Renew for skin, hair & nails, Saw Palmetto ( Any Generic Brand )

Chemicals:  Thermal Straightening Treatment and Demi Permanent Hair Color

Why spend crazy money on conditioners when you can use home products. Whether you’ve curly, waves, or crazy textured hair, conditioning is a most to control frizz and lack of shine. Olive oil and Coconut oil is the best kept secret hair for curly hair. This all-natural wonder ingredient, unlike most oils, penetrates deep into the hair shaft, rather than sitting on the surface. They work as a hair primer locking moisture that curly is lacking, due to the hair cuticle not being close.  It is great for all hair types, but especially chemically-damaged and curly hair because it helps heal protein loss and makes the hair stronger over time. Using olive oil and coconut oil on your hair regularly can also help increase the shine, softness, and manageability while decreasing frizz, dandruff, and hair loss.

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Here are tips on DIY treatments:  1. Buy Extra Virgin Olive oil or Virgin Coconut oil. 2. Shampoo your hair 3-4 time until your hair feels rough. This will opens up the your hair cuticle which will allow moisture to lock in.  3.  Apply a tablespoon size of Extra Virgin Olive or Virgin Coconut oil  (scoop a tablespoon size out of your jar and it will melt instantly between your fingers). 4. If you suffer from a dry, itchy or flaky scalp, start by using the pads of your fingers to apply the oil to your whole scalp, massaging gently so the scalp can really absorb the coconut oil. 5. Then, apply the oil to your hair section by section. This really depends on your hair, if you have fine hair then avoid the roots, but for thick or very curly hair, apply the oil evenly to the length of the strand.
6. Then wrap your hair in an plastic cap.  To intensify the treatment and get even better results, you can apply heat with a warm towel or your blow dryer. Leave on your hair for at least 20 minutes.  7. The next shampoo, condition and style your hair as usual!
Three shampoo is enough for most curly hair, but if you feel you need it, you can shampoo a many times until your hair feel clean.
Olive oil and Coconut oil also makes a healthy, all-natural hair sealer for extra shine and to prevent frizz. If you’re trying to grow longer, thicker hair, olive oil and coconut oil aids in breakage prevention and retaining moisture.

Going Days Without Shampooing Your Hair

If you are not shampooing your hair every day is actually can damage to your hair’s health. Shampooing your hair daily removes dead skin cells from the scalp, increases blood circulation to the hair follicles, and removes oils and perspiration from the scalp, in turns makes for a healthier environment to grow hair.  Most of us think that natural oils help maintain moisture and promote a healthier scalp but, the truth is oils lubricate and not hydrate. The scalp dryness is the lack of water moisture.  Natural oils do lubricate the ends of your hair.  So, lets look at the facts: there is good bacteria on your scalp and bad bacteria,  if you shampoo infrequently, the bad bacteria breeds faster and causes itching and dryness.  I highly recommend shampooing your hair once a day and for those of you who are not convinced at least shampoo every other day.  

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Here are a few tips for healthier scalp and hair:   1.  Be sure to shampoo your hair with mild shampoos — preferably sulfate-free ( L’Oreal, Peter Coppola).  2. Natural curly needs moisture shampoo —  preferably super hydration  ( Matrix, Rusk ). 

For anyone who’s forever straightening their hair again and again.  Hair damage is to follow, because there’s a secret culprit you need to know about: Your flat iron.   When it comes to hair, high heat is no one’s friend.  Stephanie argues that most of us don’t even cook our food in the oven at 400 degrees, so why in the world would we do that to your hair? Most of you think the higher the heat the better it will straightening your hair. But, that is not true. Flat iron’s heat up from 175 degrees to 400 degrees and you never know when it will fluctuate, do to the cheap heating element.  Even if you have the setting on 175 degrees it could change and without notice and fry all the moisture out of your hair.  Leaving your hair frizzy without shine.

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Soft. Smooth. Straight. Just Straight Hair!

Here are a few tips for healthy straightening:  1. Never blow dry your hair on high setting. 2. Always use a thermal protective spray.  3. Buy a good flat iron (GHD, Chi, Bio Ionic) 4. If there are setting use the low setting (175-200 degrees)  5. Never go over your hair more than 2-3 times.     

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