Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How Black Women Can Naturally Condition Their Hair

Note: As you know, you can read our newest hair articles here.  However, we have a link for you to read previous articles at our sister blog, Real Long Hair.  We also encourage our dear sisters to realize it is important for you to learn how to beautify your spirits, not just grow long hair. There are some black women whom desire long hair, but they do not desire to live holy and that is not a good thing.  God bless.

There are various of natural resources you can use to condition your hair.  God has given you natural foods not just to eat, but some natural foods are good to condition into your scalp.   Hopefully, you have decided to wear your hair natural, so you can get all of the benefits of using natural remedies to help heal your damaged hair.   Although, using natural conditioners are good for women whom wear relaxers and perms to naturally condition their hair, this article encourages women whom are trying to grow their natural hair long For this reason, if you have chemically processed hair, your hair is easily stripped when using certain products to condition your hair.  So, if you have not made a decision to go natural, maybe you will eventually decide to make a wise decision to do so.  However, we do not encourage too much protein or greasy oils on your hair.  If you are doing a hot oil treatment, once a month would be good and please follow the company's directions when using it.

Certain natural foods can be made into creams to massage into your hair, then rinsed out, after it is left in for at least 10 minutes.   The reason why certain natural foods are good to condition your hair, is because of all the vitamins and minerals packed inside of the them.  Please only do these natural conditioners once a week.  You may purchase natural conditioners from the store, but you must avoid these following ingredients: isopropyl alcohol, petrolatum and mineral oils, sulfates and any parabens.  We would advise you only to use creams and no heavy grease, you do not need to clog your pores where your hair cannot breathe.  Always look for such ingredients like olive, coconut, jojoba, rosemary oil and collagen proteins when purchasing certain products, these are good for your hair.  Note: Remember, at least 10 to 30 minutes, then rinse out using all of these homemade deep conditioners and do once a week.

Green Tea
One of the main conditioners that will prevent shedding is green tea hair conditioner.  Many hair specialists may not tell you this secretive fact, but green tea penetrates your hair follicles, it just does not prevent cancer and help weight loss, it is also a very good conditioner for your hair.   Thank God I'm Natural will guide you how to prepare this process. 
You can buy hair mayonnaise in the store or just use some right out of your refrigerator.   We black women who are 70's and 80's babies can recall growing up in our teens and using mayonnaise bought out of the store, this was before we learned they sold it is the beauty shops.   However, pure mayonnaise will work right out of your nearest grocery store, because of all the natural protein in it. According to your hair texture, you can leave it in or rinse it out.  Some black women complain of excessive itching if left in, so we encourage you to do whatever is comfortable when applying mayonnaise to your scalp.  Of course, if it is applied to your hair and scalp, then you will need to rinse it out, after several minutes.

Egg Yolks
We have found the natural protein found in egg yolks to be a good conditioner for natural black hair.   If you massage it into your scalp and let it sit in your hair for a good 15 to 20 minutes, your hair will have received a nourished treatment and the protein will have enough time to condition your scalp.

Mayonnaise &  Egg Yolks
You may mix mayonnaise and egg yolks together for a deep conditioner, they both work good together.  
You can add avocado to mayonnaise or even Shea Butter.  However, avocado alone, is a good deep conditioner to make hair more healthier and it adds strength. Avocado’s moisturizing essential fats is good for damaged hair and will repair it. Most likely, your hair will become much softer and less likely to break off.

Last, but not least, use Shea Butter
On this following video, a dear sister shows us how to make homemade Shea Butter with these following ingredients.  Shea butter keeps your hair soft and promotes hair growth.   Remember ladies, do this process once a week whenever you leave it in as a deep conditioner for at least 15 minutes.  However, if you decide to deep condition with shea butter, please follow these instructions at ehow style website.

 -Unrefined Shea Butter at Room Temperature
-About 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
-About 1 tsp Olive Oil
-About 1 tsp Castor Oil
-About 1 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
-About 1/2 tsp Vitamin E

Watch Video

Make sure when you give your condition your natural hair with natural foods to rinse it completely out with shampoo, followed by lukewarm, then cool water.


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