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Spring is in the air and so are the rain clouds. This doesn't mean that you have to run in fear like the wicked witch of the west because you don't want to get your hair wet. What it does mean is that you and your hair need to be prepared to brave the rainy days of Spring. Here are a few tips that will help you…Continue
Added by Healthy Hair Care Brew on April 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Are you a girl on a healthy hair mission? Are you determined to take your hair to the next level of strength, length, and/or thickness? That's awesome! Just don't fall into these easy traps for messing up your healthy hair regimen:
Off the the stretching finish line! For the last relaxer, I stretched 15 weeks. For this relaxer, I'm pushing it for a week more (16 weeks). It may just be an additional week of stretching, but I believe in taking it week by week when it comes to adding on stretching time. That way, I slowly evolve with learning how to take care of additional new growth over time.
I have to pat myself on the back with this one: By Valentine's Day week, I will have reached four months of stretching my…Continue
Added by Cafe Belle Hair Journal on January 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I am in the middle of stretching my relaxer and I can honestly tell you that it is not always easy. My roots are quite thick, and I have to be extra careful not to put too much tension on the line of demarcation between my roots and my relaxed ends. Here are some of my tips on how to get through the tough…Continue
When it comes to healthy braids hair care, you should keep several things in mind in order to ensure that your braids last a long time, and that your own hair is taken care of while sporting hair extensions. Alonna Rice, Cafe Belle's healthy hair expert with over 25 years of experience, has…
Added by Healthy Hair Care Brew on December 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
As the weather grows colder, it is important to make some changes to our hair care routines to make sure our tresses stay in top shape. Cold winter weather has a tendency to leave your hair dry and brittle if you don’t take good care of your hair. One word can explain why your hair goes through such a…Continue
Added by Healthy Hair Care Brew on October 19, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Do you have a short nape? If so, you are not alone. Many women have short napes that have remained short due to chemical hair damage as well as physical hair damage caused by hair styles and hair styling techniques. No need to fret, however. We have some solutions for you if you want to strengthen and grow out a…Continue
The MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Hair Mask promises the following:
• Improves elasticity
• Restores manageability
The ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Linseed (Linum Usitatissimum) Extract,…Continue
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Hey everyone! I am happy with my hair progress so far. I got my hair relaxed on July 16, 2011 (after 12 weeks of stretching my relaxer). I mentioned in my last post that I was considering pushing the stretching past 12 weeks, but I really felt it was time when July 16 came around. The relaxer went really well (The ORS Olive Oil relaxer was used on my hair and it is amazing!). My scalp felt great (I used the "regular" version of the relaxer), the hair came out silky and shiny, and a bit…Continue
Added by Cafe Belle Hair Journal on August 7, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I saw a post on Facebook re: a blog/article on HelloBeautiful.com reporting that weaves and braids have been shown to contribute to thinning and balding problems among black women. According to the article, " A recent study of middle aged black women reveals that nearly 30% have sustained permanent scalp and…Continue
A well-known image of a black girl and her hair during her youth: a girl sitting on a chair while her mother is trying to style and comb through her hair, sometimes in such a painful rush that the girl is sitting there close to tears because of the constant tugging on her hair and her tender scalp. Rushing…Continue
If you have relaxed hair, it is very tempting to always use heat on your hair in order to achieve certain styles on a day to day basis. You may embrace the idea of not using heat on your hair, but you find it hard to achieve this approach because it is really hard to make the adjustment and change your hairstyle if…Continue
I thought I would explain to you guys what I'm all about.
I have been a stylist for 35 years (WOW) and the owner of Hair's Talent for 26 years. What I love to do and do very well is HAIR!!
Notice I didn't say running a business. LOL . Sadly, that's the problem with many people. They have a passion for their craft. They think opening a business is what they want but it ends up dragging them down. Unfortunately, they end up loosing the passion for what they…
January 26, 2011: Stretching Relaxer and Air-Drying
So, I've been doing pretty well with the stretching - I'm 10 weeks post relaxer and my hair seems to be managing well. Some of the key things that I do: I wash and condition it about 2-3 times per week and try to deep condition (hair repair mask, 30 minutes, under a hooded dryer) each time. In terms of styling, I've enjoyed blow-drying my hair and skipping the flat iron step because when I wrapped my hair up with some Chi Silk…Continue
Added by Cafe Belle Hair Journal on January 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
January 18, 2011: Stretching Relaxer and Blow Out
Today, I washed/conditioned/and deep conditioned my hair. It really needed it because my hair felt overwhelmed with coconut oil and my scalp felt like it needed to be refreshed. After the whole washing/conditioning process, I decided not to do a braidout (I wanted a change) and did a blowout instead (without flat iron work afterwards).
How I did it: I prepped my hair with "It's a 10 Miracle Leave In" spray. I wrapped my…Continue
Added by Cafe Belle Hair Journal on January 18, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
December 29, 2010:
I woke up this morning with my hair feeling really weighed down and stiff from the use of Wave Nouveau and KeraCare's Edge Tamer (another product that I put in my hair to just specifically smooth my edges). Wasn't thrilled at all. I was nervous about possible breakage, so I couldn't wait to wash my hair with Joico. This time, I didn't air dry it. I went through the process of carefully blow drying and flat ironing my hair (using…Continue
December 28, 2010:
So I've been on a search for a set of protective styles that I like that are not only wearable in a professional setting, but also protect my hair as well with no heat necessary (I heat-style my bangs - that's it). Well, I found one! When I took down my wrap this morning, my hair felt silky and a bit wavy. The roots were especially flat and wavy. I moisturized my hair with MoroccanOil. My ends were a bit dry, so I added some…Continue
Added by Cafe Belle Hair Journal on December 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
December 24, 2010:
Overall: My hair feels incredibly silky today.
Hair styling: Did the usual moisturization with MoroccanOil (MO) and gently twisted hair up into a butterfly clip. Blew my full bangs out a little bit with a blow dryer to get them flat after wearing a curler in them overnight.
Vitamins: I've already taken 2 out of the 3 daily "Hair, Skin and Nail" vitamins for the day. The brand: "Spring…Continue
Added by Cafe Belle Hair Journal on December 24, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments