Coconut Hair Oils for Hair Growth

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I recently started experimenting with Coconut Hair Oils. My hair gets really dry and I have struggled with various hair creams. Many of them don’t do much so I started investing in hair oils instead. Previously, I have tried Almond Oils. I used them for many years but I found them a little too greasy for my hair. My hair is quite dry but not dry enough to get away with using Almond Oils for too long. So I stopped using them and decided to stick to using only Coconut Oil for sometime. I usually mix my hair oils with water in a spray bottle, to allow me spray when needed but I decided to use the oils even more. A few weeks ago, I started moisturising my hair and scalp with some coconut oil, after using the spray bottle and I noticed my hair really started to grow.

 

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The Coconut Oil Hair Growth Experience

I realised my hair needed some extra moisture in addition to the spray bottle and I am so happy to have found what really works for my hair. My hair loves some coconut oil and it really works. The hair oil leaves my hair soft, manageable and healthy. My hair has really grown so quickly in the last few weeks. I will be showing off the length and thickness in my next hair post. It is currently twisted up underneath a scarf and I am too lazy to undo it all and take a photo. Another thing I discovered my hair likes is some natural heat. Once I take a protective style off, I rock my natural hair for sometime to enable my hair recover from the previous style. This allows me also clean and moisturise it for some weeks. When I moisturise with water and some coconut oil, I pop my silk hair scarf on for some hours while working from home. I believe this has also helped in growing my natural hair.

 

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I currently use this Naissance Fractionated Pure Coconut Oil. It is an amazing oil and the brand has other oils I am experimenting with as well. I will be writing a review on those soon. You can read the full review of the Naissance Fractionated Pure Coconut Oil and shop this Coconut Hair Oil below.

Have you tried any amazing Coconut Hair Oils?

 

Simple ways to care for your hair

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Sometimes we overcomplicate things and do more harm than good. Our haircare routine is one thing we overcomplicate. When it comes to haircare, I like to keep it simple. The simpler the routine, the healthier my hair is. Our natural hair can be difficult to maintain but when taken care of properly, the results are amazing. I have been paying special attention to my hair for the last couple of years now and I have started to see the results. My hair is thick and healthy. It is also growing like weed now, which is good. Prior to me going natural, my hair was weak and very unhealthy. I was dealing with intense hair breakage and I could do little or nothing with my hair. So going natural was the best thing I ever did for my hair. It allowed me to treat it properly with the nice hair care products like this Nanogen hair thickening fibres, to keep the hair healthy and shiny.

 

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Here are some simple ways to keep your hair nice and healthy –

 

Use a hydrating shampoo

A simple way of caring for your hair is to use a hydrating shampoo regularly. Your hair retains more moisture when you wash it with a hydrating shampoo. Many shampoos tend to dry out the hair so keep an eye on the ingredients before you splash out on the next shampoo.

 

Conditioner is a must after you use a shampoo

Using the right hair conditioner after a shampoo is a simple way to care for your hair. You should also pay attention to the ingredients to ensure they are best for your hair type. Leave in conditioners also work great for the hair. I like to apply mine everyday to keep my hair moisturised and healthy.

 

Moisturise daily

Moisturising the hair daily is a quick and easy way to take care. I have a leave in conditioner, coconut oil and water mixture in a body that I spray on my hair and it keeps my hair so healthy. I have a very dry scalp so keeping it moisturised everyday is really important.

 

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Put on a silk scarf at night

Wearing a hair scarf at night helps retain the hair moisture. It also protects the hair, reduces hair breakage and keeps the hair in place. A silk bonnet also works great if you rather have that on at night. I would be lost without mine.

 

Protective styles help the hair

Having your hair in protective styles help give the hair a well deserved rest from all the manipulation. I like to have my hair in protective styles every other moment to give the hair a break and switch up my look. Also, using the hair protective style products help the hair style stay neat for longer.

 

What do you think of these simple hair care tips? Can you share any of your haircare tips? Please share them in the comments section, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Have a happy new year.

How to Stop your Hair from Thinning Out

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Has your hair lost volume? Is your hair thinning out? Thinning hair has been a great problem for women. As the hair thins down, your hair becomes brittle, it breaks and eventually falls out. There are a lot of factors that cause the hair to thin out. Stress, poor diet, harsh chemical hair products are among some of the main reasons and sometimes it can also be genetic.
Your hair can improve considerably if you change your hair care routine. Here are some hair care tips you may find useful:
1.    Save your hair from tension
Excessive tugging on your hair while brushing or tying your hair up in a tight ponytail or bun can cause a lot of tension to your hair. You also cause tension to your hair each time you use a comb and a hair dryer when trying to straighten your hair. This causes the hair follicles to get damaged.
Practise brushing your hair gently and try not to comb your hair as often. I know this may sound crazy but to retain some hair length, especially for the natural afro hair, you need to not comb as often.

Instead of making hairstyles that will require you to keep your hair tightly together, choose looser hairstyles. Instead of having to comb everyday, have your hair in a protective style so you don’t have to comb as much.
2.    Cut back on using heated styling tools to style your hair
Subjecting your hair to intense heat can weaken the hair and cause it to break easily. I stay away from heated styling tools completely. They are great for hair extensions but not for my hair. I air dry my hair 99% of the time. If at all you have to use them, make sure you apply a heat protectant to help conserve moisture in your hair.
3.    Condition you hair regularly
When your hair is dehydrated, the strands grow thinner. Conditioning will help restore moisture into your hair. The amino acids found in hair conditioners help to prevent your hair from further damage. Go for lightweight conditioners because ultra-softening conditioners tend to be heavy for the hair. Opt for conditioners that contain panthenol and glycerin as they help to moisturize and thicken the hair.
4.    Give your scalp a good massage
Massaging your scalp promotes blood circulation which stimulates hair growth. You can use natural oils like sesame oil to massage your scalp before shampooing. Another name for this exercise is “Pre-Poo”. Or each time you shampoo your hair, give your scalp a good massage before rinsing the shampoo out.
5.    Eat a healthy diet
The hair derives nutrients from the body. A deficiency in hair-friendly food can cause your hair to thin down. So eat foods rich in the B vitamins, folic acid and iron. Include leafy green vegetables, eggs, beans, carrots and nuts into your diet and your hair may start to thank you for it.
6.    Take time off to relax
Stress affects everything so I wasn’t surprise to learn it also affects our hair follicles, which make them stop producing. Taking time off to unwind is essential to our wellbeing.

 

Are you struggling with your hair thinning out?

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