Friday, January 19, 2018



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.
      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.

      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
         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!
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!
Hydratherma Naturals Loc Packages are NOW available
Use coupon code LOCLOVE at checkout for 20% OFF the Loc  Package!

Watch my 1 year loc journey-
Watch my detailed 7 month loc journey here -

Method that  used to
start my locs-

How to get rid of loc frizz without cutting your hair

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

Use code LOCLOVE and receive 20% OFF the Hydratherma
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