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Hazelnut Oil

Botanical Name: Corylus avellana
Aroma: Light. Nutty and Sweet.
Viscosity: Thin.
Absorption/Feel: Leaves a Slightly Oily Film on the Skin.
Color: Light Yellow.
Shelf Life: 12 Months.
Notes: Hazelnuts are sometimes mistakenly called Filberts. Although similar in appearance, Filberts are slightly longer in shape.
Hazelnut Oil penetrates well and is said to be a good choice for those with oilier skin. It is a good all purpose oil that can also be used in aromatherapy applications ranging from skin care to massage.


Pecan Oil

Botanical Name: Carya pecan
Aroma: Extremely Light Nutty Aroma.
Viscosity: Medium.
Absorption/Feel: Good Penetration, But Leaves an Oily Film on the Skin.
Color: Virtually Clear.
Shelf Life: 12 Months.
Notes: Pecan Oil is used in massage applications. If not used in a small dilution with another vegetable oil, Pecan Oil may overpower a blend.

How to make Faith Amour Anti-Itch Oil

½ cup of Extra Virgin olive oil or Coconut Oil
½ Teaspoon Tea tree
½ Teaspoon Rosemary oil
½ Teaspoon Peppermint oil
½ Teaspoon Lavender oil
½ Teaspoon Jojoba Oil

*NOTE: Can be used in hair and body

So I was able to keep my hair up from June 16th until August 30th. Can you believe it? I will be taking my weave out around the 28th or 29th but I get it redone on the 30th. This will be a world record. LOL! The next thing I get is a full weave with china bangs. I will be washing the hair I have in now and doing a deep condition on my own hair and protein treatment before a get it redone. I like to keep my hair in a protective style during the fall and winter months because I do a lot of damage to it. I use my hair products but I get so tempted to curl it with the iron or straighten it. This is how I preserve my hair and keep it healthy. I will come back to you with an update on length when I take this down in a few days.

This is what it looked like for my wedding!!!
Wedding Day

No matter how much time and money is spent on perfecting hair’s health with products, hair health begins from the inside to the outside. Hair is part of the integumentary system, which is a bodily system, such as the nerves system. The integumentary system contains the following: hair, skin, and nails. The three parts of the body are related, but hair is different in the way that it grows from the inside to the outside of the head. People use a lot of different products to get a desired hair effect-healthy hair. However, people forget that healthy hair is a nice thing to have and it comes with taking care of your body with nutrients.

Unhealthy hair is not attractive. It is dull, dry, and may have a lot of split ends. It may appear to be frizzy. Poor nutrition is the most common reason for unhealthy looking hair. It is a diet that is poor, which is high in sugar, salt, and animal fat that is only bad and not good for your hair. Those types of diets create added stress on the body. The body then needs more nutrients. Vitamin B gets depleted without eating right. The B- vitamins have a lot of different functions for humans. The functions of B-vitamins ranges from biotin preventing hair loss to biotin helping fingernails get and remain healthy. It is not hard to eat a food that contains vitamins B and C, such as bread or eggs. I like to eat the latter sometimes. It is not hard to incorporate these vitamin-enriched foods into your diet, because they are relatively inexpensive to buy. Vitamin B and C are necessary for hair growth, hair color, and good circulation. Enough of vitamin B and C in your diet will keep individual strands of tresses from breaking.

A multivitamin is good for your hair, but it is neccessary to get the right nutrients from the foods that we eat. If you are like everyone else, you probably do take multivitamins. Vitamin A should be a part of your mulitvitamin, which will give you a healthy scalp, because it works wonders for skin. Vitamin A is found in apricots. I enjoy the latter. You should try not eating junk foods or consuming unhealthy drinks that will make the body’s nutrients more depleted. I avoid a lot of chocolate, which is a popular junk food. Some drinks, such as coffee contain a lot of caffeine. I do not drink coffee at all.

Eight glasses of water per day is absolutely needed for healthy hair. You should drink water to clean out your system. This way, your body will be hydrated and your hair will also get more moisture. I drink water everyday, because I like it. It is always there at my convenience and cheap. There are many benefits to drinking water. Water also quenches your thirst and aids in food digestion so that your body will not get so stressed out and will not need to work harder to digest foods as it does without water.

The hair is ninety-eight percent proteins. Locks are dead protein. As soon as hair grows out of the head, it is dead. Hair needs protein to get healthy. There are so many protein rich foods. Some protein rich foods are the following: meats, seeds, and nuts. The availability of these foods makes it easy to get them. There are always basic foods, such as these that are found at the local grocery store. As a partial vegetarian, tuna is an option that I usually eat. I do not eat any kind of meat, except for fish. Fish is a good source of protein. Tuna is also a good source of essential fatty acids. Omega-3 fats are found a lot in cold-water fish. Essential fatty acids or EFAs should be added to the diet to get omega-3 fats and omega-6 fats. These EFAs need to come from an outside source, because the body does not produce them. Omega-6 fats are found in< corn and some other foods.

Vitamin b5

Vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid as it is scientifically known, is one of the most useful vitamins to use when it comes to growing one’s hair. Vitamin B5 is a vitamin that can work to help with various processes in the body that are used to help to promote hair growth. It can also work to help with influencing the color of one’s hair.

Vitamin B5 Boosts Metabolism In The Scalp
An important part of Vitamin B5 comes from how it works to works to improve the body’s ability to release energy. When this is done the body can metabolize at a faster level. This is used to help with keeping fats from building up. This is a necessity in that this will work to help with improving blood flow in the scalp.

Vitamin B5 Improves Hair Thickness
Vitamin B5 is able capable to work to help with supporting hair growth in that it can get hairs to become thicker on the scalp. The vitamin can help to increase the diameter levels of follicles.

Vitamin B5 Improves Hair Color
In addition to getting hair to grow properly Vitamin B5 can also work to help with working to make hair brighter in color. The vitamin will keep oils from developing in the scalp at a fast rate and will also help to keep wrinkles from developing in the area. As a result of this hair will not become gray or white.

Foods That Have Vitamin B5
There are a number of helpful vitamins to check out with regards to this vitamin for hair growth. Some meats have plenty of this vitamin but fish products are by far the most useful ones to see with regards to Vitamin B5. Chicken eggs and any edible animal organs can also contain plenty of this vitamin. Whole grains and nuts also contain plenty of this vitamin.

A Quick Word of Caution
Despite the benefits of Vitamin B5 it should be noted that an excessive amount of this vitamin can impact the flow of nitric oxide in the blood. When this happens blood flow can be inhibited and hair can begin to fall out due to a lack of blood flow in the scalp. Therefore it will help to stay close to the recommended intake of four to seven milligrams of this vitamin each day.

Be sure to take a look at these things with regards to Vitamin B5. When the right amount of this vitamin is handled it can work to promote hair growth and to make one’s hair look its best at the same time.

Peanut Oil

Botanical Name: Arachis hypogeae
Aroma: Light. Nutty and Fatty.
Viscosity: Thick.
Absorption/Feel: Leaves a Heavy, Oily Film on the Skin.
Color: Virtually Clear.
Shelf Life: 12 Months.
Notes: Peanut oil should not be used by anyone that has an allergy to peanuts. Because of its oiliness, it is said to be a good choice for inclusion in massage blends. It has been said that it is a good oil to use for those with arthritis

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