Thursday, July 30, 2009

What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

Black, hair, dry, kinky, african-american, nappy



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

Try Carol's Daughter products....



Also you should check out Nappturality.com. There are a number of supportive Ladies who can offer a lot of useful advice.



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

pantine pro v for colored peoples hair



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

Try Sunsilk, there is a shampoo and conditioner and it also smells really good. It's the one in the pink bottle.



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

I like Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner. Buy it separately, to get the moisture effect on your hair.



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

Very very best, Kerastase Bain Satin 3!!! And Conditioner ofcourse..



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

pantene its a brown bottle it says for women of color that what i used by the way i black also.



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

3 Steps to Healthy Hair %26amp; Hair Answers to Hair Questions



Shampooing Hair - When shampooing curly, wavy, coiled, kinky and nappy hair you should invest in a moisturizing shampoo. These hair types benefit immensely from moisturizing, gentle (non-toxic, nonchemical) hair cleansers



Concentrate on the scalp area to ensure the roots of the hair get very clean. Instead of rubbing the hair with the shampoo, work from the roots down to the ends, with a sliding motion making sure the shampoo has been distributed evenly.



Massage the scalp with the tips of your finger nails being careful not to scratch or cut the scalp with your nails. Repeat this process until you have completely covered the whole scalp area. Rinse the hair with warm water and repeat the process. It is important that you wash the hair with at least twice to get rid of any products that may have been on the hair. Rinse the hair three times to ensure you remove all dirt, shampoo etc from your hair.



Conditioning Hair - these hair types benefit immensely from high protein and deeply moisturizing conditioners and also conditioners that are rich and creamy.



Firstly apply the conditioner to the top of the head concentrating on letting the conditioner penetrate into the scalp. Then apply the conditioner to the ends and mid lengths of the hair. Don閳ユ獩 comb the hair as it will cause damage, instead use your hands to work through the hair.



If you have longer hair reverse the process and apply conditioner to the ends first.



Once you finished rinsing the hair, blot the hair dry with a clean towel. When you dry the hair with a towel, never rub vigorously in different directions. Let the towel follow the way your hair grows with a downward movement.



Repairing Damaged Hair



Once hair is damaged it will stay damaged unless you nurture it back to health (if it is reparable) or cut off the damaged parts. You can help to protect it and make it look healthier by putting protein and moisture back into the hair. To start the hair repairing process you need to choose a treatment conditioner that has plenty of proteins, moisturizers and nourishing nutrients.



Follow the same process, as when you would condition the hair normally. Once the treatment is on the hair cover it completely with a conditioning cap and leave it on the hair as instructed on the product label. Next, take the cap off and rinse treatment out of hair. NOTE: Make sure you apply enough conditioner/treatment to all of hair and even ends of hair.



Leave in Conditioners



Leave in conditioners are brilliant. They protect the hair from things like heat stylers and harsh weather conditions. Apply the leave in conditioner all over the hair concentrating on the ends of hair and near the root.



What type of Comb Should I use?



Curly, Wavy, Nappy %26amp; Kinky hair types should NOT use small tooth combs but they SHOULD use very large wide tooth combs with rounded ends NOT pointed ends as they can scratch the scalp. These hair types do best when combed with wide large tooth combs while the hair is moist, damp or wet--this will decrease the amount of hair that breaks off during combing.



My Hair Looks Dry What Can I Do?



Curly, Wavy, Nappy %26amp; Kinky hair is very often dry and needs to have lots of moisture put back into the hair. Treatment conditioners will help but they won閳ユ獩 completely solve the problem. Once the hair is dry pour a little oil into your hands and rub the hands together. Apply the oil to the ends and to the scalp. Because people with this hair type tend to have very dry scalp you can put a small amount of oil on your scalp.



Can I Use Heated Styling Tools On My Hair?



Yes of course you can. Just because you have this hair type doesn閳ユ獩 mean that you can閳ユ獩. The first rule is to make sure your hair has been protected either by a good leave in conditioner or treatment. Heat on the hair if used in small doses is fine but using heated hair tools everyday or every other day (or too often) is asking for trouble and can lead to dehydrated and damaged in addition to hair breakage.



How Do I Care for My Scalp?



Looking after your scalp is one of the most important things. These hair types can be very dry and have flaky scalps. The first rule is to make sure you don閳ユ獩 scratch the scalp with sharp objects, and the second rule is to make sure the scalp is cleaned regularly. Massage your scalp to help improve the blood flow and will stimulate hair growth.



Also make sure you clean your hair and scalp and apply a light nourishing moisturizer to your scalp.



The problem is my hair is EXTREMELY thick and coarse and I am tired of trying to tame it. What do you think of using a texturizer in this instance? I just want to be able to comb through my hair without sacrificing too much of my already scarce time. "I have learned a few helpful tips on grooming coily t very curly hair types that may be helpful to you. First, always comb your hair when it is wet or moist. Try to avoid combing it when it is dry as this tends to cause excess breakage and stress on coily and very curly hair types. Use a VERY Wide tooth comb and NOT a small tooth comb. After you wash and condition your hair dry it with a towel lightly. Some moisture will still be in your hair and this is good. Next Part your hair in 4 sections and apply your moisturizer (the Locs Coils Waves %26amp; Curls Moisturizer you purchased use this on roots to ends also apply the Aloe Vera Herbal Leave-In Treatment to your hair at this stage), then comb each section and braid each section. NOTE: you can separate each section into two or three other sections if you want to vary the wavy look that will result. Continue to repeat the above instructions until your head is braided into large braids. Let your hair air dry (or you can sit under a hair dryer) and then after it is completely dry unravel each braid. DON'T brush or comb your hair. Instead use your fingers and finger comb it and style it. The more you finger comb it the fuller it will get which is fine...do what you want to achieve the style you want. Try a french twist, tiny winy afro if your hair is short, pin up the front and let the back hang down etc. Be creative and have fun. Be mindful that you should not want to rush doing your hair, but instead set aside 30 minutes or whatever you feel is good to do your hair. Select a time of day and week when you are not as busy so you can relax and not be rushed. Also consider adding more minutes to pamper yourself -- do your nails, give yourself a facial or whatever you enjoy. Sometimes when people rush combing their hair they break off hair due to harsh treatment. REMEMBER: if you are new to wearing your hair natural OR not very knowledgeable understand that your hair needs to be trained. After your hair gets use to the routine it should become easier for you to handle. Give it one to four months and you should experience a bit more ease and time saved in your hair grooming. This simple technique can help coily to very curly hair types during the grooming process. You can spray your hair with the Aloe Vera Herbal Leave-In Treatment throughout the week as well." -- Mia Simone (Owner of Mia Simone's Boutique)



Do all texturizers break the hair or does it all vary from person to person? I have tried it all for the most part. But have learned that anything that alters the normal texture of your hair (whether significantly or mildly) is not healthy for the hair because chemicals or almost always used to do this and anytime you change the texture of your hair you can expect damage to the hair and/or a weaker state of hair. However, some people use texturizers and enjoy them. Personally I choose not to use any chemicals in my hair because I have experienced the negative side effects of what they can cause in both humid and dry climates. Consider people who wear acrylic or artificial nails. After wearing for a period of time the person's real nail becomes thin and weak. Whenever we alter ...especially when we do it using synthetics and chemicals.....what God originally gave us we can expect potential problems or potential negative side effects. -- Mia Simone (Owner of Mia Simone's Boutique)



Multiple Questions relating to hair texture change %26amp; hair thinning ...?



Hi, I am a 43-year-old female who previously has had fairly thick hair/normal texture. I started noticing last year that my hair felt finer and wispier which I am sure has been a gradual process and it just got to a point where I began to notice it. I have routinely gotten curly perms (I have shoulder length hair) approximately every 6 to 9 months for many years although they never seemed to affect the texture of my hair before and the hairdresser has always said my hair was in good condition before perming. At any rate, in 2001 I had a surgery with no complications (uterine resuspension) and in 2004 I had an endoscopic browlift (I know, probably a stupid idea). In this last year, in particular, I have noticed by hair texture has become drastically finer which is causing me so much anxiety it is almost unbearable. I have been to an MD who felt my adrenals were somewhat stressed (I am constantly on the go and average 5 to 6 hours of sleep at night) and my hormones (progesterone, estriadol etc) were extremely low as I am in perimenopause he says. He started me on bioidentical hormones (progesterone, etc) about 3 months ago. I also started taking hair vitamins about 3 months ago and have started adding more protein to my diet so that I get about 80 grams a day compared to about 40 to 50 grams prior (I exercise aerobically 6 times a week) and fish oil supplements. I have eaten mainly fresh and cooked vegetables for many years and have stayed away from processed foods and sugar and I am a slender build. My question is, how long before I will see a change in my hair? At this point, I can see absolutely nothing. It is shoulder length and very fine and when I touch it feels soft and fine;reminds me of soft hair on a baby's head. I still seem to have an adequate amount of hair, just fine. Will the hair that is already growing begin to have a better texture at the root as it continues to grow or does the improvement begin when the already fine hair falls out and then the follicle produces a new healthier strand of hair? If this is the case, I can see that this may take several months to a year or two since alot of the hair has this long of a growth cycle,and if this is the case, I will be patient and try not to worry so much, but if not, then possibly I am not on the right track. Also, can you recommend any of your hair care line that might help me out,too?



Mia Simone's Responses to the above question is in blue below.



My question is, how long before I will see a change in my hair? At this point, I can see absolutely nothing. It is shoulder length and very fine and when I touch it feels soft and fine;reminds me of soft hair on a baby's head. I still seem to have an adequate amount of hair, just fine. The time in which you see a change differs for each person and can be based on many factors (which may be the cause of your hair thinning and texture change) some of which are genetics, hormonal changes, lack of sufficient daily nutrients, stress, illness, medicine, chemicals in hair products such as perms, relaxers, hair dyes and color, dehydrated hair, etc. -- Mia Simone (Owner of Mia Simone's Boutique)



Will the hair that is already growing begin to have a better texture at the root as it continues to grow or does the improvement begin when the already fine hair falls out and then the follicle produces a new healthier strand of hair? It depends....it doesn't sound as if your hair is damaged beyond the point of no return; however you may see a change in the texture and thickness within time (possible one month or six months or longer ... everyone is different), provide you find the source of your problem and treat it correctly. In brief, if you don't know the source of your problem (which means you may [or may not] be able to treat the problem correctly) then your hair can continue to grow in the same way because the source of your problem wasn't identified therefore isn't being dealt with correctly. The source of the problem in my opinion can fall into two categories: (1) internal problem (diet, stress, deficient in certain vitamins %26amp; minerals, certain body functions not working properly, hormonal imbalance etc) OR (2) external problem (bad haircare habits, harsh products containing chemicals etc) -- Mia Simone (Owner of Mia Simone's Boutique)



Also, can you recommend any of your hair care line that might help me out,too? Yes. I am very much a believe in natural health and that is why I developed my own line of 100% natural body and hair care products. Below you will find my product recommendations AND natural health tips and recommendations. -- Mia Simone (Owner of Mia Simone's Boutique)



Product: Aloe Vera herbal Leave-In Treatment (#1 top seller with MANY healthy benefits...strengthens, nourishes, conditions %26amp; more)



Product: Set Style %26amp; Loc Conditioning Spray (will help to provide targeted conditioning %26amp; other benefits etc



Product: HOS-PV Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Treatment (if you have dry to extremely dry hair then use this)



Product: Shampoo Bars - choose the one you want from our wide selection. One particular type which will be a new type and available in the next week is called: Henna, Kukui Nut, Borage, Olive %26amp; Jojoba and it is a Luxury Gourmet Shampoo Bar would also be very beneficial for your situation.



Health: Because you indicated that you are in perimenopause then you may be experiencing some of the negative symptoms that come with the "change". However, you should see if your hormones are balanced...I believe you said that you have low progesterone levels--which would mean that you could be estrogen dominant and need to balance your estrogen and progesterone levels out. You can purchase natural progesterone from the health food store...it usually comes in a 2 oz jar and looks like a cr鐚玬e moisturizer. Get the type that has at least 500 mg of progesterone and use as instructed.



Health: Its good that you are trying to make sure your diet is healthy and that you are taking your essential fatty acids...specifically Omega 3 essential fatty acids since most Americans are deficient in this one. Continue to maintain and/or improve your diet and ensure you are taking a quality daily vitamin. Also consider having your doctor test you to see if you are deficient in any vitamins or minerals. I went to a Naturopathic doctor a year ago and she did a test on me and identified that I was lacking vitamin Z and I never knew it. Your on the right path with the fact that you are exercising that is good. Exercise helps the body relieve stress, enhances and helps body functions such as circulation etc.



Health: Reduce any unhealthy stress in your life if you have any. Stress is serious and can reveal itself in people in different ways. In the past I use to eat when bored or stressed and also years ago when I was under a lot of stress (sometimes under so much that I didn't even realize I was stressed), that I noticed that my hair quality was changing for the worse....hair began to fall out etc. The fact that at that time I was stressed AND using chemical based products didn't help my situation much with two negatives working against me.



Health: Consider buying fresh or dried/powdered Wheat Grass from the health food store and add some to a fresh fruit smoothie/beverage. You can make your own smoothies naturally and easily. Here is a easy recipe: 1 banana 1 cup of water or milk or soy milk, ice cubes. Blend in a blender pour in glass and enjoy. You can alter this basic recipe by adding or using different fruits. Today I had a banana %26amp; mango smoothie with a tablespoon of wheatgrass. Wheat grass has MANY MANY healthy benefits. This living food helps your entire body and for some it has even helped enhance hair growth and hair health. Click here to see some of the benefits and nutrional information on wheatgrass. http://www.fatfreekitchen.com/nutrition/...



Hair Science



A strand of hair actually is made of three concentric layers: the medulla, cortex and cuticle. The medulla, the innermost layer, is not affected by hair care products or styling processes like chemical relaxers or heat straightening.



The cortex is the middle layer where pigment is located. Relaxers, texturizers, dyes and heat straightening all work by altering the chemical bonds of the cortex, either permanently, as with relaxers and hair color, or temporarily by blow drying or flat ironing.



The visible outer layer, the cuticle, is the layer that comes into contact with the environment. The cuticle is made of tiny overlapping scales that protect the cortex. When the cuticle is healthy, its scales lie flat, giving hair that smooth, shiny look. But when the cuticle and cortex get damaged, the scales stick out and problems like split-ends, dry hair and breakage can occur.



When it comes to hair type, people of African descent have hair strands that are thick at certain points, thin at others. This alternating pattern of thick and thin results in the characteristic curl of our hair. It also makes our hair fragile and prone to breakage at the thin points.



In terms of texture, African hair can range from fine and thin with a loose wave to coarse and thick with a tight corkscrew or spiral pattern. Coarse hair, which tends to look dry even if it's not, usually is porous, which means it quickly absorbs any moisture or chemicals exposed to it. Also, hair that is relaxed, straightened, or permanently dyed is more porous than natural hair.



The source of some of the above information is: http://www.hair-styles-tips.com/black-ha...



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

try parnevu t-tree scalp oil or some other kind of oil for the dryness. i put it in while my hair is still wet and put big braids in and let it dry like that.



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

PANTEEN THEY MAKE IT FOR ALL HAIR TYPES



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

Kera Kare by Avalon is great and an easier one to find is Nexxus Therapy. Paul Michelle's "The Conditioner" is a wonderful light daily leave in too.



What is the best shampoo and conditioner for VERY kinky, dry hair?

I like Nexxus Therape and Botanoil shampoos and Humectress conditioner. But on the expensive end Ojon products work wonderfully.

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