Hair Tips

In order to maintain and care for your hair, it is vital to understand its needs and wants. 

Here are some useful hair care tips to get you started...

How often should I have my hair trimmed?

To maintain healthy hair, it is recommend that it should be trimmed every 6 to 8 eight weeks.

Are relaxer's bad for my hair?

Relaxers, like any other chemical component, can cause damage if they are used incorrectly. 'Relaxers straighten the hair by penetrating the cuticle and the cortex layers of the hair shaft, which loosen the natural curl pattern. During this process, the structure of the hair can be become weak' - This is the reason it is recommended to have your relaxers applied and maintained by a professional.

What are the best oils for sealing in moisture?

Sealing oils struggle to penetarate the hair shaft and are perfect for sealing moisture into hair strands. Depending on the porosity of your hair, the following oils generally work effectively as sealants: Jamaican Black Castor Oil Jojoba Oil Argan Oil Sweet Almond Oil

Will braids damage my edges?

Braids will not damage your hair or edges providing they are not applied too tight. Although braids are recommended as a protective style, it is always best to give your natural hair a rest in between styles. Try to avoid leaving your hair in braids for longer than 6-8 weeks

Why wont my hair grow?

There are numerous reasons why your hair will stop growing or hault at a certain length. Some of these can include: Genetics Stress Hair Products Styling Health Issues Split Ends Unhealthy Diet Lack of Exercise

What is the best way to detangle my hair ?

Always use a wide toothed comb starting from the ends and work your way up the hair. If necessary, part your hair into sections to make the process easier. NB. It is best to detangle your hair when damp/wet, with a leave in conditioner or detangling product applied first.

How can I keep my hair moisturised?

Here are a number of ways that hair can be kept moisturised. A few major factors include: Moisturising and sealing - This includes the LOC/LCO methods or using a daily water based moisturiser and sealing with oil. Deep conditioning treatments - Adding a moisturising hair masque to your regular hair care routine will help to retain moisture during the days after styling. This can be done with or without added steam. Steaming - This is adding moisture into your hair using steam. The hot steam raises the cuticle so that the products applied are easily absorbed into the hair shaft. This is great for low porosity hair. Sleeping on silk or satin - Silk/Satin head scarves and pillow cases help to retain moisture as there is no friction rubbing against the hair. They also preserve hair styles whilst you sleep. Drink Water - Our bodies are made up of 75% water therefore staying hydrated is a great way to add additional moisture to the hair.