Friday, January 19, 2018

EXERCISE, NATURAL HAIR AND HAIR GROWTH- 4 Valuable Tips!

EXERCISE, NATURAL HAIR AND HAIR GROWTH- 4 Valuable Tips

Hey guys! In this blog post I will discuss exercise, natural hair and hair growth.
Exercise is very important when it comes to promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss. Many people overlook the correlation between exercise and healthy hair growth. I will discuss how important this correlation really is.  I will also discuss how to manage our hair while exercising so that we won’t let our hairstyles prevent us from being active and healthy.

Exercise and hair growth. Are you hitting the gym to lose weight or just to get a lot healthier? This is awesome but did you know that exercise may increase hair growth rates? Many people who exercise on a regular basis may experience faster hair growth which is an amazing benefit.  This happens because exercising increases blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles. The added blood flow provides much needed nutrients and oxygen to the hair root causing faster hair growth.

      1. Hairstyles and Exercising.  So you go to the hair salon and get that super cute silk press and Lord knows that you don’t wanna sweat it out! You decide to take a few weeks off from your workouts so that you can be sure to get your money’s worth. Decisions …Decisions!!! If you are sincerely dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, you can definitely look cute and wear hairstyles conducive to that healthy lifestyle.  We shouldn’t let our hair prevent us from exercising and being in optimal health. There are many hairstyles that we can wear while keeping up with our fitness goals. Buns, braids, two strand twists and a wide array of protective styles can be worn while exercising.  We can definitely get our workout in and still look super cute.  Sooooo…….what do you do with that super cute silk press? Try putting your hair in a tight bun with a cute headband. Wait until your hair totally dries to remove the bun and try pin curling it that night for heatless bouncy curls the next day. This really works J.
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      2. Sweaty hair issues! If you are working out regularly and sweat profusely, you may need to cleanse your hair in between workouts. If this is the case for you, try co-washing during the week as needed. As mentioned previously, co-washing is rinsing your hair with water and conditioner. If you shampoo and deep condition weekly and you are working out daily, you may want to co-wash your hair 1-2 times during the week to rinse out the sweat, salt and any buildup that may be present. This will keep your hair and scalp very healthy. It is totally not necessary to shampoo after each and every workout. This will cause dryness which is what you definitely want to avoid. Try conditioner washing with the Hydratherma Naturals Moisture Boosting Deep Conditioning Treatment or the Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioning Treatment. Just wet your hair and apply the deep treatments. Let it sit on your hair for up to 15 min and rinse.


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      3. Try oil rinses. This is another option for those who exercise daily. The method is super easy.  After your sweaty workout, just wet your hair to rinse out the salt and sweat.  Then apply a small amount of oil to your hair and scalp. Massage and rinse. Your hair will be very soft and well lubricated.  This is one of my favorite ways to refresh my hair after a workout.  If you decide to do this method in the shower, be careful not to fall. The oil will make the shower floor super slippery J
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         4.  Swimming and hair damage.  If possible, it is best to seek out a salt water pool because it is chlorine free which is healthier for your hair and body. If this is not an option, be sure to protect your hair while swimming in a chlorinated pool.  Chlorine can be very damaging to the hair and can cause breakage and severe damage.  If you protect your hair, you can easily avoid the damage and breakage that chlorine can bring. A great way to protect the hair while swimming is to wet your hair first and then apply oil to the hair before placing on the swim cap. Just think of the hair as being a sponge. If you place a dry sponge in the pool, it will absorb a lot of chlorine. If the sponge is already wet before placing it in the pool, it will absorb very little chlorine.  Wetting your hair is like placing a wet sponge in the pool. Minimal chlorine will be absorbed and applying oil will further protect the strands. I swim almost weekly and this is the method that I personally use to prevent damage. This method works like a charm and I have not experienced any breakage.                                        
      Product recommendation – Hydratherma Naturals Hair Growth Oil with Emu


Proper cleansing after swimming. After swimming, be sure to cleanse your hair appropriately to be sure that the chlorine is removed. This is extremely important because you do not want for the chlorine to be left in your hair. This will definitely cause breakage. If you wet your hair and apply oil to your hair before swimming, chlorine absorption should be minimal. The small amount of chlorine left should be easily removed.
Product recommendation: Hydratherma Naturals Amino Clarifying Shampoo



Thanks for reading and I’ll catch ya at the next blog posts!
Best!
Saleemah Cartwright
Hydratherma Naturals – CEO
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Monday, January 8, 2018

My 2 year loc journey







Hey guys!
It has been 2 years since I have started my loc journey! I
always say…I’m growing my locs and my locs are growing me. Thanks so much for
sharing my journey with me!
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Watch my 1 year loc journey-
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Method that  used to
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How to get rid of loc frizz without cutting your hair
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I have experienced no product buildup because Hydratherma
Naturals products are water soluble / water based.

Hydratherma Natural Products used on a regular basis:

-Moisture Boosting Shampoo every 7-14 days
-Deep condition as needed with the Hydratherma Naturals
Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioning Treatment or the Moisture Boosting Deep
Conditioning Treatment
-Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion on wash day only
-Hair Growth Oil- Daily and as needed
-Follicle Mist- Every few days to add moisture and to
strengthen my roots
-Foaming Sea Silk Curly Styler or the Botanical Defining Gel
for retwist
-Herbal Gloss Heat Protector- For added shine

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Friday, December 8, 2017

How to Straighten Natural Hair Without Heat Damage! 10 Valuable Tips!

How to Straighten Natural Hair Without Heat Damage! 10 Valuable Tips!

USING HEAT

Next to the use of chemicals, the improper use of heat is one of the leading causes of hair damage.  Many people are unaware of the fact that heat damage can occur after just one application of heat. Once heat damage occurs, it is irreversible in most cases. There is not much that can be done except cut off the damaged portions.  The best way to deal with heat damage is by completely avoiding it in the first place.  Below are some great tips that can easily be applied to your hair care routine. Avoiding heat damage is vital because it can cause a major hair setback.

Heat damage. Is it reversible? This is one of the most frequent questions that I receive. When I get an email from someone telling me their story about suffering from heat damage, my heart goes out to them.  In most cases, I will have to tell them the bad news that it may not be reversed. It really depends on the severity of the damage. If the damage is not too severe, using a sulfate based shampoo and increasing the use of protein in your regimen may do the trick.  If the damage is severe and the above trick doesn’t restore the hair, the damaged ends may need to be clipped.


  1. Limit the use of daily heat- The use of direct heat should be limited to 1 - 4 times per month. Using direct heat on a daily basis will lead to less moisture retention in the hair and will certainly result in brittle / porous hair. Remember brittle hair leads to breakage and breakage equals “no length retention”.  Thinness will result and eventually the hair will be extremely damaged, thin and lifeless.
  2. Limit blow drying to 1 -4 times per month. If you are cleansing and deep conditioning weekly, blow drying your hair weekly should not cause serious damage. Be sure that your blow dryer is ceramic and not used on the highest setting.
  3. Let’s address “wet to dry” flat irons. I have seen these particular flat irons sold a numerous retail markets. After shampooing and conditioning the hair, the hair is sectioned and the flat iron is used directly on wet hair. The hair dries after running the flat iron through the hair a few times. You can hear the hair sizzle and crackle as the iron runs through the hair. This process is very dangerous. Please steer clear of these types of flat irons. The results may look amazing after the first use but after using this type of flat iron over time, severe damage is the consequence. Microscopic views of the hair strand show that the hair loses significantly more tensile strength and elasticity. It also causes severe dryness.  It is healthier to bring out the trusty hair dryer and take the few extra minutes to blow dry your hair safely before flat ironing.
  4. Temperature setting. I get this question all of the time. -> What temperature should I use to flat iron my hair? The amount of heat that the hair can take differs from person to person.  If you are straightening your own hair for the very first time, start at a very low heat setting (i.e. 300-350 degrees). Then work your way up to higher temperatures after you see how your hair responds to the current setting. Increase the temperature of your flat iron only if needed.
  5. When using heat, be sure to only use Ceramic and or Tourmaline flat irons to straighten and or curl your hair.  This will cause less damage to your hair because ceramic / tourmaline technology heats the hair from the inside to the outside and not vice versa. Be sure that the flat iron that you purchase is solid ceramic/ tourmaline and not just ceramic / tourmaline plated. The top coating of ceramic plated flat irons will wear away quickly leaving you with hot spots along the surface of the iron.
  6. Throw away your traditional hot combs. Hot combs can be extremely damaging because they contain hot spots along the surface.  The temperature cannot be regulated and hot combs can burn the hair easily causing irreversible damage. There are some ceramic /electric hot combs available. This would be a better option.
  7. Use ceramic / tourmaline blow dryers.  Blow dryers are available using this technology as well. For our blow drying ladies and gents out there, just know that this is a much safer alternative in comparison to traditional blow dryers. Most traditional blow dryers blow the moisture “out” of the hair resulting in dryness. You can feel the difference in your hair’s moisture levels after using a blow dryer with ceramic / tourmaline technology.  As pointed out previously, ceramic / tourmaline heat is less damaging to the hair and more of the hair’s moisture will be preserved.
  8. Diffusers are awesome! A diffuser is a contraption that you can add to the end of your blow dryer to decrease the flow of direct heat. When blow drying the hair, a great way to minimize heat damage is to use one.  It works amazingly well for wash and gos to speed up the drying process.
  9. Frizzy ends and the chase method. Have you ever flat ironed your hair and still suffered from frizzy ends? This is more prevalent with kinky textures. Frizzy ends can be a problem if you desire a silky smooth press from root to tip.  The chase method will smooth out those frizzy ends. The process consists of taking a section of hair and running a comb through your hair simultaneously behind the flat iron. This comb will separate the hair strands which allows for a smoother press from root to tip.  This method is less damaging because fewer passes of the flat iron are needed.                                                                                                                  Product recommendation: Hydratherma Naturals Flat Iron ChaseComb.

  1. Always use a heat protector to protect the hair from irreversible heat damage. Never use any heat utensils without using a great heat protector. This not only goes for flat irons but for blow dryers as well.                                                                                                                     Product Recommendation: Hydratherma Naturals Herbal Gloss Heat Protector

A few extra Important tips!

  1. Using heat on dirty hair is a definite NO NO! Heat should only be used on freshly cleansed hair. If not, you will be baking dirt and buildup in the hair strand causing extreme damage. Don't wait longer than 2 days after cleansing your hair to use any type of heat. Dirty hair will always burn faster leading to quick damage.
  2. Oil and flat ironing. Using a very small amount of oil on the hair before flat ironing is very safe. Adding large amounts of oil to the hair before flat ironing will “fry” the hair. This is because oil heats up extremely fast and these higher levels of heat can be very damaging to hair. To use oil safely, just apply a few drops of oils to your entire head of hair and your scalp before flat ironing. This will also keep the hair bouncy and will not give your hair a greasy / weighed down look.                                                                                                            Product Recommendation: Hydratherma Naturals Hair Growth Oil 
                                                         

  1. “Heat Trained Hair”- Many women with natural hair who wear their hair straight over 90% of the time may notice that their curl pattern has slightly loosened. This is very noticeable when the hair is wet. A person who started out with a tight / kinky curl pattern may eventually end up with a looser wavy hair texture after the constant use of heat. This is commonly called “heat trained hair” but it is really a form of heat damage. If the person consistently wears their hair straight and is not experiencing breakage, it is nothing to worry about.
  2. How to get the bouncy look when using heat?  There are 2 types of presses that I have seen.  A. Hair that is weighed down, greasy and doesn’t move. B. Hair that is bouncy, movable and shiny. The big difference is dependent on how the hair was prepped before styling.  The amount of product and the type of product that is used will be the determining factor. Don’t use excessive product (moisturizers, leave in conditioners and oils) before flat ironing the hair. This is a common mistake that I see regularly. If you want bouncy hair that moves, don’t apply too many heavy moisturizers and oils to the hair prior to blow drying. All it takes is a pea sized amount of moisturizer, a few drops of oil and a few sprays of the heat protectant before blow drying and flat ironing the hair. I have seen many stylists soak the hair in heat protector prior to flat ironing each section of the hair. This is so not necessary and will result in limp hair for sure. My formula is 1- 1½ pea size amount of the Hydratherma Naturals Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion, 3-4 drops of the Hair Growth Oil and about 4 sprays of the Herbal Gloss Heat Protector before blow drying the hair. This always results in soft, bouncy and movable hair with lots of shine.
*Hope these hair tips will help you to avoid heat damage in the future!
Thanks for reading and I’ll catch ya at the next blog posts!
Best!
Saleemah Cartwright
Hydratherma Naturals – CEO
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Be sure to use the coupon code HYDRALOVE at checkout for additional savings!
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Best Hydratherma Naturals Deals! Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Bu...





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Friday, November 3, 2017

How to prevent natural hair breakage with the correct NIGHTLY ROUTINE- 4 tips!

How to prevent natural hair breakage with the correct NIGHTLY ROUTINE- 4 tips!

Let’s face it, your nightly hair routine is extremely important when it comes to keeping your natural hair healthy and breakage free.

Protect those strands nightly. 
Protecting your natural hair at night is key when it comes to preventing tangles, single strand knots and thinning areas.  Many naturalistas may notice thinning and breakage and wonder why it may be occurring. If you are keeping your hair well moisturized and balanced with moisture/ protein, your nightly regimen may be the culprit.
Here are 4 great hair tips that will keep your mane protected at night.

1.     Pleassssse…get rid of that cotton pillow case.  I would suggest that you invest in a satin or silk pillowcase. Cotton should be avoided because this material is absorbent and will soak up the moisture in your natural hair.  This will result in severely dry hair. Satin and silk fabrics are smoother and will not cause friction.  This means…….. fewer tangles and snags.

2. Never sleep with your natural hair loose. Sleeping with loose natural hair will lead to tangles galore! Before retiring to bed always be sure that your hair is tucked away in a protective style. I.e. Braids, pin curls, twists, wrapped, bun etc.  This will prevent tangles and ultimately prevent breakage.

3. Sleep with a silk or satin hair bonnet / scarf every single night. This will protect your hair as you sleep. If your significant other is not really feeling it, you can opt for a stylish bonnet. There are many online vendors selling lovely handmade bonnets that are actually cute. If you prefer to not cover your hair at night, be sure that you sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase.

4. Moisturize before bed. Moisturizing the hair before bed is the best time to do so. Apply the moisturizer to your hair, style your hair in a protective style and cover to protect. This will allow the moisture to soak in and penetrate your hair strands. In the morning, your hair will be super soft and well moisturized. Just fluff and go.  

Product recommendations to retain moisture – Hydratherma Naturals Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion to moisturize and the Hair Growth Oil to seal in the moisture.


                                                      Hydratherma Naturals Hair Growth Oil


Hope that these nightly routines will help you to avoid a hair setback.
Thanks for reading and I’ll catch ya at the next blog posts!
Best!
Saleemah Cartwright
Hydratherma Naturals – CEO
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Be sure to use the coupon code HYDRALOVE at checkout for additional savings!
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Friday, September 22, 2017

9 Tips to Avoid Heat Damage

                           9 Tips to Avoid Heat Damage

Next to the use of chemicals, the improper use of heat is one of the leading causes of hair damage. Many people are unaware of the fact that heat damage can occur after just one application of heat. Once heat damage occurs, it is irreversible in most cases. There is not much that can be done except cut off the damaged portions.  The best way to deal with heat damage is by completely avoiding it in the first place.  Below are some great tips that can easily be applied to your hair care routine to prevent heat damage. Avoiding heat damage is vital because it can cause a major hair setback.

1. Limit the use of daily heat to avoid heat damage. The use of direct heat should be limited to 1 - 4 times per month. Using direct heat on a daily basis will lead to less moisture retention in the hair and will certainly result in brittle / porous hair. Remember brittle hair leads to breakage and breakage equals “no length retention”.  Thinness will result and eventually the hair will be extremely damaged, thin and lifeless.

2. Limit blow drying to 1 -4 times per month. If you are cleansing and deep conditioning weekly, blow drying your hair weekly should not cause serious heat damage. Be sure that your blow dryer is ceramic and not used on the highest setting. Blow dryers are available using ceramic technology as well. For our blow drying ladies and gents out there, just know that this is a much safer alternative in comparison to traditional blow dryers. Most traditional blow dryers blow the moisture “out” of the hair resulting in dryness. You can feel the difference in your hair’s moisture levels after using a blow dryer with ceramic / tourmaline technology.  As pointed out previously, ceramic / tourmaline heat is less damaging to the hair and more of the hair’s moisture will be preserved.

3. Temperature setting. I get this question all of the time. -> What temperature should I use to flat iron my hair? The amount of heat that the hair can take differs from person to person.  If you are straightening your own hair for the very first time, start at a very low heat setting (i.e. 300-350 degrees). Then work your way up to higher temperatures after you see how your hair responds to the current setting. Increase the temperature of your flat iron only if needed.

4. When using heat, be sure to only use Ceramic and or Tourmaline flat irons to straighten and or curl your hair.  This will cause less heat damage to your hair because ceramic / tourmaline technology heats the hair from the inside to the outside and not vice versa. Be sure that the flat iron that you purchase is solid ceramic/ tourmaline and not just ceramic / tourmaline plated. The top coating of ceramic plated flat irons will wear away quickly leaving you with hot spots along the surface of the iron.

5. Throw away your traditional hot combs. Hot combs can be extremely damaging because they contain hot spots along the surface.  The temperature cannot be regulated and hot combs can burn the hair easily causing irreversible heat damage. There are some ceramic /electric hot combs available. This would be a better option.

6. Frizzy ends and the chase method. Have you ever flat ironed your hair and still suffered from frizzy ends? This is more prevalent with kinky textures. Frizzy ends can be a problem if you desire a silky smooth press from root to tip.  The chase method will smooth out those frizzy ends. The process consists of taking a section of hair and running a comb through your hair simultaneously behind the flat iron. This comb will separate the hair strands which allows for a smoother press from root to tip.  This method is less damaging because fewer passes of the flat iron are needed. 



7. Always use a heat protector to protect the hair from irreversible heat damage. Never use any heat utensils without using a great heat protector. This not only goes for flat irons but for blow dryers as well.


8. Using heat on dirty hair is a definite NO NO! Heat should only be used on freshly cleansed hair. If not, you will be baking dirt and buildup in the hair strand causing extreme damage. Don't wait longer than 2 days after cleansing your hair to use any type of heat. Dirty hair will always burn faster leading to quick damage.

9. Oil and flat ironing. Using a very small amount of oil on the hair before flat ironing is very safe. Adding large amounts of oil to the hair before flat ironing will “fry” the hair. This is because oil heats up extremely fast and these higher levels of heat can be very damaging to hair. To use oil safely, just apply a few drops of oils to your entire head of hair and your scalp before flat ironing. This will also keep the hair bouncy and will not give your hair a greasy / weighed down look.



Hope these tips will help you to prevent heat damage in the future!

Thanks for reading and I’ll catch ya at the next blog posts!
Best!
Saleemah Cartwright
Hydratherma Naturals – CEO
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All products are available at www.HydrathermaNaturals.com
Be sure to use the coupon code HYDRALOVE at checkout for additional savings!
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Social Media links
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#hydrathermanaturals #hydratherma #healthyhair #heatdamage #hairdamage

#hairgrowth #hairbreakage #www.hydrathermanaturals.com #stopbreakage