Thursday, October 4, 2018

My Short Blonde Hair Routine and Slideshow





Hey guys!

In this video, I talk about how I take care of my short color treated  hair and the products I use to keep my hair on my head.

Friday, September 14, 2018

5 Natural Hair Myths!

 
                                                          5 Natural Hair Myths

Hey guys!!!!!
I know that it has been a really long time since my last blog post. Now that we are approaching the fall season, I wanted to talk about some topics that will really help you avoid damaging your hair without even realizing it.
There are a lot natural hair tips that are spreading like wildfire online.  Many instructional videos and articles may have good intentions but can really be misleading. Some online tips can actually cause a person to damage their hair in the long run.
Here are the top 5 natural hair myths that have been circulating online.

1.      You cannot possibly moisturize your hair too much because natural hair needs all of the moisture that it can get... right?
WRONG. Your natural hair does need extra moisture but it is definitely possible to over-moisturize your hair. If you constantly add moisture without balancing your moisture levels with protein, your hair will eventually get too soft. It will feel like soft cotton when wet. When the hair is in this state, it will eventually break off because it is holding too much moisture.
To add the proper amount of moisture, start by moisturizing once a day and then increase to 2 times a day if necessary. If your hair feels too moisturized, decrease to every other day.

Product recommendation: 

                                     HydrathermaNaturals Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion


2.      You don’t have to comb your hair. Detangling your hair is enough. This will prevent breakage from occurring.
FALSE.  I have seen many YouTube videos instructing people to detangle their natural hair in the shower and to only finger comb to avoid breakage. This is far from the truth. I do believe in detangling natural hair in the shower while saturated with deep conditioner. I also believe that a person should actually comb their hair (with a very large tooth comb) to remove the hair that has shed. If you don’t remove the shed hair, it will cause major tangles and breakage in the long run. Hair tends to shed between 70-100 strands a day and this shed hair needs to be removed to avoid major issues later.

3.      You don’t need protein ever. Why would I? I’m natural.
FALSE. I probably see this one the most. Just remember that your hair is made of protein and over time as the hair strand gets older, it becomes more porous along the hair ends. Porous hair tends to break because it is weaker. This is one of the reasons why older hair breaks on the end. Protein is needed to fill in the porous gaps and strengthen the hair.

Product recommendation- 


                           Hydratherma Naturals Protein Balance Leave In Conditioner 

4.      You must stay away from shampoo and cowash only so that your hair will not dry out.
FALSE. While I definitely believe in cowashing, I believe that it should only be done in between shampoo sessions. Conditioners will not adequately clean the hair.   With a buildup of conditioner on the hair, it will prevent moisture from entering the strand. The buildup must be removed so that moisture can adequately enter each hair strand when you moisturize.
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  .     You can color your hair without damage.
FALSE.  Since your hair is 100% natural is can withstand more abuse however, coloring your natural can still cause damage if done incorrectly. Coloring the hair (or any chemical process) will increase porosity along the hair strand leading to breakage. Be sure to take extra care of your hair if it is colored and be sure to increase the use of protein in your regimen to prevent breakage.


 *Hope these hair tips will help you to avoid damage to your natural hair in the future!

Get more healthy hair tips in my latest book "300 Healthy Hair Tips for all Hair Types"Available at www.HydrathermaNaturals.com, Amazon and Kindle!





Thanks for reading and I’ll catch ya at the next blog posts!
Best!
Saleemah Cartwright
Hydratherma Naturals – CEO
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Hair Growth and Nutrition. 8 Healthy Tips to Get Your Hair Growing!


Hair Growth and Nutrition. 8 Healthy Tips to Get Your Hair Growing!

HEALTH & NUTRITION
Healthy hair starts from within. To ensure that your hair grows healthy and strong, you definitely need to feed your body healthy vitamins and nutrients.  Here are some nutritional tips that will encourage healthy hair growth.

1.      Hair Vitamin Supplementation. It is always better to receive your vitamins and nutrients from healthy food sources. With the typical diet, many desirable nutrients may still be missing. If you feel as though your diet may be lacking in some nutrients, I suggest that you supplement your diet with a high quality hair vitamin that supports healthy hair growth. By doing this, you will be able to provide your body with all of the nutrients that it needs for healthy hair and general health.
Product recommendation- Hydratherma Naturals Hair Growth Plus Vitamin with Biotin, MSM, Silica, Keratin, Hyalauronic acid, collagen and many other herbs extracts and vitamins to support healthy hair, skin and nails.


2.      Give MSM a try. While taking supplements, be sure that your hair growth supplement contains MSM. MSM is an organosulfur compound that occurs naturally in plants.  MSM is believed to extend the growth phase of the hair growth cycle. This can possibly speed up your hair growth process. If you are allergic to sulfur be sure to consult your health care professional before taking MSM or any supplement containing it.

3.      Water Water Water! As I mentioned in a previous tip, water is the ultimate form of moisture in our bodies so it is extremely important that we drink plenty of it. At least 8 glasses a day will properly keep you hydrated. Fruit juices and sodas are not the best options to hydrate the body because they are loaded with sugar which can cause inflammation. Inflammation can actually impede healthy hair growth.  If you are not a water drinker, try infusing it with fruit. Adding lemons, strawberries and even cucumbers to your water will add vitamins and enhance the flavor as well.

4.      Eat a protein rich diet. Hair consists of keratin which is a protein made of amino acids. Your body must produce or ingest these amino acids in order to grow healthy hair. Diets that are extremely low in amino acid proteins will result in hair that is weak and fragile. High protein sources include eggs, dairy and meat. You can also get your protein from non-animal sources. See next tip.

5.      Vegetarianism and protein intake. If you love eating plant based, you can still ingest healthy levels of protein. You can incorporate protein shakes or protein bars into your diet to boost your protein levels.  Healthy proteins are also available in many veggies including broccoli as well as legumes and brown rice. With a little research and meal planning, ingesting adequate amounts of plant based protein is not necessarily a difficult job.

6.      A lack of protein can be problematic when it comes to healthy hair growth. If you are not getting enough protein in your diet, hair growth will be stunted because your body will naturally ration the protein and use it for other (more important) life sustaining metabolic activities. Your body will try to hold on to the protein and the hair will be the last recipient of the distributed protein.  Hair loss may begin to occur within two to three months after your protein intake has dropped significantly. 

7.      Vitamins B7, C and E Rock! Eat a diet high in vitamin B7 (encourages growth and helps to reduce hair loss), Vitamin C (helps to grow and strengthen hair) & Vitamin E (encourages sebum production for a healthy scalp). Stock up on your fruits, veggies, nuts and healthy meats (or other high protein sources) to get these vitamins naturally.  If you decide to use supplements, just be sure that you are not taking more than the recommended daily allowance.

8.      Vitamin A is great for your hair but too much vitamin A may be problematic. When taking supplements, remember that more doesn’t always mean better. This is especially true for the fat soluble vitamins A,D,E and K. Fat soluble vitamins are stored in the body for longer periods of time and can pose a greater risk for toxicity when consumed in excess. Taking too much Vitamin A may contribute to hair loss according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Vitamin A is fat soluble and your body will store any excess that you take in. This can result in toxicity resulting in hair loss. Make sure that you are not taking more than the recommended daily allowance.  The Daily Value for vitamin A is 5,000 International Units (IU) per day for adults.

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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