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Archive for June 2012


Yogurt
Due to the myriad of shampoos, conditioners, and other styling products available, it may be hard to believe that something right in your kitchen cabinet could yield strong, shiny, luscious tresses. As many people try to move away from harsh detergents, drying gels, and waxy pomades, they venture into the world of more natural products. Many may not realize that Indian women, known for their lengthy, dark tresses, have been using yogurt for years to treat, grow, and preserve their locks.

Yogurt has the protein power to strengthen and moisturize your hair and to tame annoying fly aways by smoothing your strands. It is high in lactic acid, and has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. The yogurt works to stimulate hair growth and fight dandruff by acting as a natural cleanser that tightens and clarifies the pores on your scalp.

Try this simple recipe as a pre-treatment: Simply whip, a sufficient amount to cover all of your hair, plain, unflavored yogurt in a bowl with a fork (for extra nourishment and moisture, you can also add extra virgin olive oil). Apply to dry hair. Part your hair in 1 inch sections and massage the yogurt into your scalp. Continue the process until the yogurt has been massaged into your entire scalp. Then thoroughly spread the remaining yogurt to the rest of your hair from roots to ends. Leave the yogurt in for 1-2 hours. Then rinse the yogurt out with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo. Voila! naturally beautiful hair.


Tips for Twists
It’s best to do your twists early in the morning (like on a weekend when there may be more time) to give them time to dry all day. It’s best to sleep in them. They can still be a little tiny bit damp when you sleep on them, but it’s best to make sure they are totally dry before you take them out, or else they will frizz really badly, or not set firmly to last all week. Sleeping on the twists gives them time to set. Then, in the morning, you can take them out. It’s best not to fingercomb them because that can make them fuzzy, as well as weaken the set.

two strand twists

Twists will give you spirals in your hair. The smaller each twist, the tighter the spiral. When you are setting your hair and it won’t hold the twist because all the curl has been taken out, you can put clips on the ends of your hair while it dries. Keep them on until time to sleep, then remove them only long enough to bun or braid your twists to keep them in place at night.

Another thing you can try is doing this same thing, but with several braids, or even two french braids on either side of your head. For braids, you probably need to make sure your hair is dry first (because air can’t get into braids to dry your hair very easily). Then spritz your hair lightly with a tiny amount of water to help it set, and braid your hair. Sleep in them. In the morning you should have lots of waves. Again, it’s best not to comb them or get them wet because it may ruin your set, or it won’t last all week.


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