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Why you should stop using regular hair towels

Hello everyone! Do you want healthy and luscious hair? You probably use the perfect shampoo and conditioner and have a few hair masks and leave-in hair products to help keep your locks hydrated. You think you have the whole hair-washing routine down, but did you know that  your towel might be damaging your hair ? Most people have the habit of drying their hair with a  terry towel  as soon as they step out of the shower. That said, this practice has to stop. As I told you in my previous post, I discovered the  Curly Girl Method  over a decade ago. Although I do not follow all the "rules", one permanent change I made back then was,  ditching the terrycloth towel , and I did not use one on my hair ever since.   Drying wet strands with a bath towel can seriously damage the hair. Rubbing your hair with a towel can lead to excessive hair breakage.  Keep in mind that the hair gets more elasticated when wet, making it more prone to breakage.  The hair shaft can be roughed up during t

Why you should wash your hair ties and scrunchies

Hello everyone! Your list of items to clean may seem endless, but there might be one last thing you overlooked; your hair tie. Adding more to your laundry pile might not sound appealing, but washing your hair ties and accessories is a must. I wash my hair ties twice a week, that is, every time I wash my hair. I was  shocked  to discover that many do not wash their hair ties and scrunchies!  Hair ties made of fabric , just like clothes, can become  magnets for dead skin cells, oils, bacteria and products . When you use them over and over again, you're putting the same old dirt and oil back onto your hair. Yuck! Many fabrics  absorb sweat and bacteria throughout the day , including hair ties and headbands, especially during workouts. Washing your fabric hair accessories is really important, especially after you sweat. Despite absorbing bacteria, dirty hair ties won't necessarily trouble your skin; unless the items come into contact with the skin, like headbands.  Fabric headbands

Four (4) DIY vegan scalp scrubs

  Hello everyone! Many of us regularly use face and body scrubs to remove dead skin cells. However, we may be neglecting a part of our body that needs exfoliation just as much. The scalp is no different than the skin on the rest of our body. Our scalp can benefit from a little extra TLC as well! Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp!  Daily use of hair products can cause build-up. In addition to typical dead skin cells accumulating on the scalp. This can result in clogged hair follicles, dull, greasy hair, and slower hair growth. To return the scalp to a healthy state, you need to free hair follicles from what’s building up at the roots. A  scalp scrub  might be the best solution.  If you’re looking for  natural DIY scalp scrubs , here are  four (4) easy DIY vegan recipes  that can cure and prevent dry, flaky scalp, improve scalp health and overall hair health.  Ingredients: DIY vegan scalp scrub #1 2 tablespoons of baking soda 1 tablespoon of vegan shampoo a few drops of lavender

How often should you trim your hair? ✂️

Hello everyone! You have all heard that you should get a trim regularly if you want to keep your hair strong and healthy, but how do you know when the right time is?  How often you should cut your hair depending on your hair texture and your current haircut . Many hairstylists used to suggest getting a trim once a month, every four (4) weeks.  Yes, if you have short hair , you should trim it every four weeks; if you want to keep your current hairstyle.  However, if you have medium-length hair , a cut every four weeks is probably too often.  Getting a haircut every eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks is a better option to keep your medium length looking healthy without growing it out long. If you have long hair , you can wait even more than eight to twelve weeks between haircuts.  A  haircut every three (3) to four (4) months will work best for your needs.  You have to give your hair time to grow (about 0.5 inches each month) between cuts to avoid sacrificing length.  When I used to wear m

DIY: Deep cleansing hair mask (VEGAN)

Hello everyone! If you live in an area with hard water , chances are your hair is suffering the consequences.   Hard water  is full of minerals such as calcium, lime, and magnesium.   While not dangerous,  hard water  can leave your  hair  dull and brittle, making it more prone to breakage .   It can also discolour lighter hues and strip colour-treated  hair .   Minerals dissolved in hard water create a film on the hair strand, which prevents moisture from penetrating the hair shaft.   This results in dry, dull and tangled hair.   The best way to combat issues related to hard water is to incorporate a deep cleansing mask once a week to eliminate buildup. The key ingredient in this DIY deep cleansing hair mask is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) !   I often use ACV in my DIY beauty recipes.    The enzymes and nutrients in ACV make it an amazing natural hair conditioner.   Combined with the goodness of agave and olive oil, this apple cider vinegar hair mask recipe is the ultimate deep cl

Essential oils to add to your shampoo

Hello everyone! Today I want to share another easy way to use essential oils  – adding essential oils to your shampoo !  Making your hair healthy and stronger couldn’t get any easier.   It doesn’t really matter what shampoo you use, you too can experience the benefits of adding essential oils to your hair routine! Essential oils are packed with amazing antioxidants and other compounds that are healing, restorative and stimulating.   Nevertheless ; trying to incorporate essential oils into your life,  can be overwhelming .  Many of you just don’t have the time, am I right?  Well, with this simple technique, you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils for your hair, without a hassle! Here are some of the ways essential oils can help your hair: Stimulate growth Strengthen  follicles Eliminate dandruff Prevent premature greying Fight scalp acne Oil control Moisturise dry hair Reduce hair fall Repair damage Kill lice Fight fungal infections  How