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Niacin

When looking to improve hair growth, it helps to be sure that a person has plenty of vitamins in one’s diet. One of the best vitamins to use is Niacin. This vitamin, which is also known as Vitamin B3, is helpful in that it works to promote hair growth.

Niacin Improves Blood Circulation
In order for hair to be able to grow properly the blood in one’s scalp will need to be healthy. Niacin can work to help with improving blood circulation in that it works to help with expanding capillaries and vessels around the scalp. When this is done it will be easier for blood to be able to flow along the scalp in a healthy manner. As a result of this, hair growth can be properly stimulated.

Niacin Can Lower Cholesterol Levels
Cholesterol is known for being a harmful material in the body in that it can clog up arteries. This is something that should be considered in the scalp when it comes to hair growth. When cholesterol is present in the scalp not only will blood have a hard time moving around but the cholesterol will convert into enzymes that are known to inhibit hair growth.

The enzymes that the cholesterol can convert into are 5-alpha reductase enzymes. These are harmful enzymes to the hair in that when these enzymes are produced at an excessive rate hair loss can occur. This is due to how hair follicles will shrink in their sizes.

What Foods Contain Niacin?
One of the best things that can be done to help with stimulating hair growth and to prevent loss comes from having a diet that is rich in niacin. The most common types of foods are ones that come from animal sources. For example, lean red meat is a good source of niacin to use. Fish and dairy products that come from animals can also be used.

A variety of vegetables are also ones that are rich in niacin. Green leafy vegetables like lettuce and cabbage are some of the best things that a person can use. Celery, carrots and turnips can also be used as a means of getting plenty of niacin in one’s diet.

Overall, it will help to get plenty of niacin in one’s diet. Niacin is something that can work to help with getting hair growth to be properly stimulated. It also works to make sure that cholesterol that can stop hair growth can be avoided.

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Evening Primrose Oil

Botanical Name: Oenothera biennis
Aroma: Light and Sweet.
Viscosity: Thin.
Absorption/Feel: Leaves a Trace of Oil on the Skin.
Color: Medium Yellow.
Shelf Life: 6 Months.
Notes: Evening Primrose Oil is a prized oil in skin care for its noteworthy essential fatty acid content, consisting primarily of the omega-6 EFAs linolenic acid and gamma linolenic acid.
Evening Primrose Oil has been used in aromatherapy and natural skin care to aid many skin conditions including eczema.
Evening Primrose Oil is expensive and is usually blended in a small (often 10%) dilution with other carrier oils. By their nature, essential fatty acids deteriorate quickly. Evening Primrose Oil, therefore, goes rancid rather quickly.


Rod Set (This post was written by my friend Natasha)

Rod setting Natural Hair:
This can also be a great transitioning style.
FYI: Determine how you want your curls before rodding hair: I like a ton of curls therefore I use a ton of rollers.


Tools Needed:

Wide Tooth Comb
Rat Tail Comb
Perm Rods (I use the purple ones as well as the gray ones)
Hair clips
Leave-in conditioner
Setting lotion, if desired (I dilute my setting lotion with leave-in conditioner)
Elasta QP Mango Butter (or whatever you choose to use to seal ends)
Hooded Dryer (optional)
Glosser or oil sheen
Satin Bonnet

Step-By- Step Instructions:


1. Begin with clean hair
2. Using Wide tooth comb, detangle hair from end to root
3. Section Hair in 4 parts (as if you were making 4 ponytails). Apply a little leave in condition to each section (so that hair doesn’t dry) and pin hair out of the way using hair clips
4. I always begin on my back left side. Start at nape of neck, part a small section of hair using rat tail comb ( I use fairly small sections because in my experience its harder to rod with too much hair on perm rod)
5. Spray that parted section of hair with leave-in concoction or whatever styling aid you’re using for your wet set. Using comb distribute evenly on hair
6. Put a dab of oil on your ends
7. To begin rolling hair start at the end, roll hair up the rod pulling as you go (doing this will get your roots fairly straight as well and it will also smooth hair)
8. Secure rod at root by fastening
9. Repeat steps 2-8 until the entire head is complete
10. Allow to dry. I normally air-dry for 1 hour and I sit under hooded dryer for 30 minutes
11. When you removing perm rods be sure to do this carefully because you do not want to alter the curl as you remove. I remove one rod at a time in a spiraling manner
12. When all rods are removed, I mist my hair with a glosser for added shine
Why is it a Protective Set?
This style lasts me for exactly one week and that’s with working out.
How do I maintain the style? Each night I apply either coconut oil to my hair or I spray oil sheen and I cover hair with satin bonnet. Each morning I separate the curls a little more and I fluff hair to make it fuller.


We all love our hair and would not mind taking that extra step to take care of it. For beautiful, lustrous and shiny hair use these simple home remedies.

• A tea and beer rinse is one of the oldest ways to bring shine to your hair. Boil used tea leaves in enough water, let it cool and then use this liquid as the last rinse.

• In the similar fashion you can use flat beer (i.e. after letting the fizz out). This is a great conditioner to be used for your hair.

• Lemon juice mixed with water can also be used as a last rinse to give your hair a shiny and bouncy look.

• A shiny look is also provided if you use vinegar for your final rinse.

• To bring that shine one can use honey to keep your scalp moisturized. You can make honey lotion for your hair by mixing 3 teaspoons of honey for pint of water.

• The use of henna as a natural conditioner proves to be very beneficial for your hair. It helps to bring back the bounce and flair of your hair which has been lacking for quite a while.

• You can add small amount of baking soda in the shampoo which, removes dirt and grease from your hair to give you the shiny look.

• To remove the dirt and other matter from your hair you can use one fourth cup of apple cider vinegar in one gallon of condensed water. This can be stored in the refrigerator and can be used every two weeks for clean, smooth, silky and shiny hair. The proper way to use this solution is to wet your hair with warm water, shampoo it later rinse it. Pour two cups of this mixture and leave it in your hair for sometime. The last stage is to rinse your hair with cold-water.

• To get that extra shine for your hair brew one cup of strong espresso, let it cool. Pour the espresso over your dry hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it to get the extra shine and glow.

• You can also make Egg shampoo at home which requires 1 egg, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon castile soap, 1/2 a cup water or herbal tea and last but not the least 5 drops of essential oils of your choice. Blend all these together to make an Egg shampoo which can bring shine to your hair.

• Many of us who want to clean their hair use shampoos. Try this for a change, massage baking soda into your hair and scalp. This absorbs oil and loosens the dead skin on the scalp. Rinse it thoroughly with water. In the initial stages the hair would be dry but after several weeks you would be dandruff free with smooth and shiny hair.
Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.


Bergamot Essential Oil

Properties: Deodorant, vulnerary, vermifuge, anti biotic, anti septic, anti spasmodic, sedative, analgesic, anti depressant, disinfectant, febrifuge, cicatrisant, digestive
Health Benefits: Removes body odor, gives relief from spasm, suppresses pain, brings hope and fights depression, heals cuts and scars, promotes digestion


THESE SHAMPOOS ARE IDEAL FOR CURLY HAIR. I CHECKED OUT EASYCURLS.COM AND THEY HAD THE MOST AFFORDABLE PRICES

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo 2 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo is tender care for delicate hair.
List Price: $13.99

Curly Hair Solutions Treatment Shampoo 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Treatment Shampoo is a concentrate of panthenol and magnesium that strengthens the hair’s elasticity (the ability for the hair to stretch without breaking).
List Price: $16.99

Loreal Serie Expert Shine Curl Shampoo 8.45 oz.
Loreal Serie Expert Shine Curl Shampoo is a curl enhancing shampoo that helps to define your curls and gives your hair superior shine. Using reshaping agents this shampoo leaves your hair with lively, perfectly formed curls.
List Price: $20.99

Kerastase Bain Elasto-Curl Shampoo 8.5 oz.
Kerastase Bain Elasto-Curl shampoo is a hydra-toning shampoo for dry, curly hair.
List Price: $32.95

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo 33.8 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo is tender care for delicate hair.
List Price: $79.95

Alterna Life Curls Shampoo 12 oz.
Alterna Life Curls Shampoo gently cleanses while fortifying dry, damaged hair. Contains UV protectants and safe for chemically treated hair.
List Price: $24.95

Curly Hair Solutions Silk Shampoo 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Silk Shampoo is a rich moisturizing shampoo with pure silk protein.
List Price: $16.99

ABBA True Curls Shampoo 10 oz.
ABBA True Curls Shampoo utilizes a cocktail of herbal extracts to restore manageability, build body and add bounce to curly or wavy hair.
List Price: $15.99

Curly Hair Solutions Treatment Shampoo 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Treatment Shampoo is a concentrate of panthenol and magnesium that strengthens the hair’s elasticity (the ability for the hair to stretch without breaking).
List Price: $16.99

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner 2 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner is a ground-breaking formula that conditions and softens your curls.
List Price: $13.99

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo 2 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo is tender care for delicate hair.
List Price: $13.99

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo 33.8 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo is tender care for delicate hair.
List Price: $79.95

TIGI Catwalk Curls Rock Curly Hair Shampoo
Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Curly Hair Shampoo – The ultimate in curly hair shampoos that helps hair to separate, define, defrizz and keeps curly hair looking its best. After shampooing with Curls Rock Curly Hair Shampoo use Curls Rock Hair Conditioner fox maximum effecet!
List Price: $10.95

Hair Light Vitalizing Shampoo
Hair Light Vitalizing Shampoo is enriched with sea plants extracts, this vitalizing shampoo restores micro-circulation to the scalp, resulting in excellent condition, reinforcing weak hair, and preventing hair loss.
List Price: $11.16

Jason Damage Control Creme Shampoo
This unique formula in a French Seaweed base is a protein enriched shampoo designed to gently cleanse color-treated or damaged hair, restoring its natural luster, resilience and softness.
List Price: $14.95

ApHOGEE Shampoo for Damaged Hair
ApHOGEE products are scientifically formulated using the highest quality ingredients, to restore seriously damaged hair to healthy condition.
List Price: $6.95


Macadamia Nut Oil

Botanical Name: Macadamia integrifolia
Aroma: Sweet, Fatty and Nutty. More Fragrant than Sweet Almond Oil and Other Nut Oils.
Viscosity: Thick.
Absorption/Feel: Leaves an Oily Film on the Skin.
Color: Clear with a Yellow Tinge.
Shelf Life: 12 Months.
Notes: Macadamia Nut Oil is said to act as a natural anti-inflammatory (perhaps due to its oleic acid content). Its possible anti-inflammatory action combined with its viscosity and slip make it a good candidate for massage applications.
If not used in a small dilution with another vegetable oil, Macadamia Nut Oil may overpower a blend.


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