Today I wanted to talk to you about how I stretch my hair without heat. Whenever I'm stretching my hair its usually because I'm going to be doing mini twists or a stretched twist out.
1. I personally always start on freshly washed hair, and separate my hair into 2 or 3 sections depending on how I feel. When sectioning is done I apply a leave in conditioner.
2. Once my hair is moisturized I take one section and detangle with my paddle brush. I then grab the entire section a put my hair into a ponytail. I keep adding hair ties until all of my hair is banded, I also run the brush through my hair occasionally just so that it stays smooth.
I repeat this entire process until my whole head is done and then I let it air dry for about 6 hours.
Tip: The more hair ties that you add the more stretched your hair will be.
Once my hair is completely dry I take out the hair ties, moisturize my hair with my Bare Your Hair ButterCream and then I style as desired.
Hope this helped!
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I wanted to quickly share with you two new things that are going on with Bare Your Hair.
1. New Bottles- We are currently in the process of ordering new bottles for all of our Bare Your Hair Oils. Unlike our current bottles, these will be a little sturdier and firm.
2. Instagram- Some of you may have noticed but we are trying to be a little more active on Instagram. We are showing you a little more of the behind the scenes of Bare Your Hair, including our daily to do lists and how we achieve goals.
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No matter how long you have been natural, you still may not know what co washing is, so I am going to quickly explain it.
Co Washing- In the shortest and basic terms is washing your hair with conditioner, instead of shampoo.
Most people will co wash their hair in between washes, especially if they only wash their hair twice a month just to "cleanse" their scalp as much as possible, without stripping it.
Shampoo tends to dry your hair out, as co washing will moisturize it and keep all of your natural oils intact.
It is obviously not going to cleanse your hair like a shampoo would, but it will provide you with some relief.
When co washing you can pretty much use any conditioner to get the job done, or you can use conditioners designed for co washing specifically.
I personally do not co wash, just because I like the feeling of a clean scalp and co washing does not do that for me.
Hope this helped.
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About a week ago The Mane Choice was having a killer sale, so I decided to stock up on some new products.
I started off washing my hair as normal and then went in with their Hair Type 4 Leaf Clover Mask.
To Do: I sectioned my hair into 4 sections as normal, and then I lightly detangled with my rose water. After detangling I applied the Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Endless Moisture Rinse Out Or Leave-in Conditioner, and then ran the brush through my hair to make sure the product was evenly distributed.
Once my leave in was in, I thoroughly applied the Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Endless Moisture Pearly Braid Out Glaze, and made sure that each section of my hair was defined before twisting it up.
I twisted my hair as normal, and then let it dry for about 3 days before taking my twists out. Once it was time to unravel I applied a very small amount of my Bare Your Hair Peppermint Oil to my hands and slowly began taking my twists out. When all the twists were out, I went back through and lightly separated my hair, to get a little more volume and definition.
Overall I really loved these products, it gave me some really great definition, and my hair was extremely soft and fully.
Whether you are transitioning, or already natural lots of people struggle with figuring out when to trim their ends.
There are 3 things that I look for, and keep in my whenever I am deciding if I need a trim or not.
Throughout this blog post I am going to be using two different terms, dusting and trimming.
Dusting- lightly snipping bad ends, this can be 1/2 inch to a full inch.
Trimming- Done once a year (my preference), purging all of my bad ends usually 2-3 inches or more.
1. The appearance of my ends. If I am doing my hair and I can noticeably see my ends getting straggly or splitting, then that is when I will go in and give myself a light dusting.
2. That time of the year. I only trim my hair once a year and that is in December. So once it gets around that time then I know that its definitely time for a good trim. Most people will straighten their hair 2-3 times a year, but it is just your preference as to what you want to do and what your ends are looking like.
3. When doing my hair, I pretty much know the ending result every time. Whether I am doing twist outs or wash and gos I know that my hair is always going to curl and have sometime of definition. Whenever I notice my results not coming out as defined, or my ends getting super dry, then I know that it is time for a trim. Depending on how bad they are I will either do a light dusting or do a full trim.
As you learn more about your hair, deciding when to trim will become more apparent.
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