Sunday, 30 December 2012

How to Keep Your Hair Moisturised

One of the many complains by black women, whether they have relaxed or natural hair is that their hair lacks moisture and can often be extremely dry. In an effort to combat this dryness here are a few tips to ensure that your hair is well hydrated.


1.Deep Condition, deep condition, deep condition. This is one of the most obvious ways to introduce some moisture into your hair however I have found that consistency is the key. Deep conditioning with heat for approximately 30 mins is an integral part of my weekly regimen. I have a a few deep conditioners that are on my favourites list that I keep in regular rotation. These are Creme of Nature Nourishing and Strengthening Treatment, Creme of Nature Intensive Conditioning Treatment and a new addition Design Essentials Natural Moisturising Conditioner.

2. Use a clarifying shampoo at least once a month. You may be wondering why are you moisturising andsealing every day but your hair still feels dry as a bone. Maybe you need to remove some of the build up on your hair that is preventing your daily moisturising from penetrating your hair. My favourite clarifying shampoo is by V05. It's a cheapie but it works.

3. Moisturise and daily regularly. Most people advise that you sould do this every day but I do not agree. Your moisturing and sealing schedule is totally up to you. You have to know what is best for your hair. Personally I moisturise and seal daily but only at night. 

4. Using the correct products for your hair will also assist in moisture retention. Finding out which products are good for your hair is strictly a process of trial and error. the mere fact is that not all products will work for you but I suggest that you note the ingredients in the products that do work in order to assist you in your product search.

5. Drink plenty of water. Your hair needs lubrication from the inside and out  and if your body is deficient in adequate water levels your tresses will eventually become dry, brittle and may stop growing at your maximum genetic rate. Drink up folks!!

Best Drugstore Nail Polishes

Like most of you out there I thin I have a healthy obsession with my nails and nail polish. In order to get my quick fix I generally tend to purchase drugstore brands and there are a few brands out there that I go back to all the time. These are Kleancolor, L.A Colors and Color Club.

Although I love each of these brands, they have their own unique personalities.

Kleancolor



Pros: Wide range of colours, highly pigmented, long wear
Cons: Slow drying


L.A Colors



Pros: Wide rang of colours, quick drying
Cons: Several coats required for even film, some re-coating is required


Color Club


Pros: Highly pigmented, long wear, quick drying
Cons: Does not produce a high shine finish

 Don't sleep on these brands people because they can help you achieve your nail polish fix on a budget.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012