Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hair 101: S.O.S. for Healthy Hair

If your hair needs rescuing you’ve come to the right place! Add a few of these hair remedies and watch your damaged hair become a thing of the past!

CONDITION: Hair that lacks moisture and needs additional moisture to replenish the hair shaft
REMEDY: Hot Oil Treatment
BEST FOR: Dry hair and scalp, chemically treated, and natural hair. Use once or twice a month.
HOW TO USE: Massage through wet/dry hair. Cover with a plastic cap. Sit under hooded dryer for 15-25 minutes. Or let sit for 30-45 minutes. Shampoo and condition. Or once a week combine a quarter size amount of pure organic olive oil (available at health food stores) with a deep conditioner. Cover with a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer for 15-35 minutes or cover plastic cap with a hot towel wrapped around head and let sit for 45 minutes to an hour.
SUGGESTED PRODUCTS: African Pride Wonder 8 Oil, Coconut oil

CONDITION: Cleanse hair and scalp. Restore moisture
REMEDY: Moisturizing Shampoo
BEST FOR: Relaxed, color treated and natural hair
HOW TO USE: Ok, that is self explanatory
SUGGESTED PRODS: Nexxus Therappe, Cream of Nature Ultra Moisturizing, Dark and Lovely 3-n-1 Detangling Shampoo, Ojon Ultra Hydrating Shampoo

CONDITION: Exfoliate the hair and scalp of debris, product buildup
REMEDY: Clarifying Shampoo
BEST FOR: Those with active lifestyles. Note: Clarifying shampoos contain no moisture, so those with color should be cautious.
HOW TO USE: Shampoo as normal and follow with a moisturizing shampoo. Use once a month or every other month.
SUGGESTED PRODS: Mizani Purifying shampoo, Organic Root Stimulator Uplifting shampoo, Revlon Herbal Deep Cleansing shampoo

CONDITION: Help stop and prevent breakage, split ends, and shedding of hair. Also strengthen the hair cuticle.
REMEDY: Reconstructor/Protein Conditioner
BEST FOR: Damaged or relaxed/color treated hair or natural hair. Depending on hair's condition, use once or twice a month, natural hair, once a month.
HOW TO USE: After shampoo, apply to wet hair. Cover with plastic cap and sit under hooded dryer for 15-30 minutes. Or wrap a hot towel around the plastic cap and let sit for 45 minutes to an hour. RInse. Towel Dry. Follow with a moisturizing conditioner.
SUGGESTED PRODUCTS: Affirm 5-in-1, Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating, Mizani Kerafuse Protein Treatment, Aphogee Two-Minute Keratin Reconstructor, Nexxus Emergencee

CONDITION: Infuse moisture into the hair shaft and scalp, as well as coat the hair cuticle.
REMEDY: Moisturizing Deep Conditioner
BEST FOR: Relaxed, color treated and natural hair
HOW TO USE: After shampoo, massage through hair. Then cover with a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer for 15-20 minutes. Or let sit w/o heat for 30-60 min.
SUGGESTED PRODUCTS: Keracare Humecto, Nexxus Humectress, Mizani Moisturfuze, , Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrating Treatment, Optimum Care Rich Conditioner, Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayo or Olive Oil Replenishing pack, Ojon Ultra Hydrating Conditioner