Two Cents

I can usually tell a person doesn’t have a beautician that specializes in healthy hair care by one thing:

The Hairline

But that is not always the case some people have thinning hairlines due to genetic predisposition. I look at the temporal (over the ears) to see how thin the hair is.
Based off my experience, the sides down to the neck seem to be the last area to be affected by pattern baldness. So thinning in that area could mean a lot of excessive pulling.
Ways that I’ve eliminated breakage:
Exercise circulation
Biotin – increases elasticity, strengthens follicles and nourishes hair
Water: flushes out impurities that may cause clogging in the blood vessels (capillaries) of scalp
Scalp Scrub by ORS once a month for three months
Scalp Fertilizer Serum by ORS twice a day

Color

 

The dissipating of color or the lack thereof has always caught my eye. Why does the world seem to equate white with purity and purity alone. White is the lack of substance. This page is white before words were added to it, does that make the words dirty? Does that make the white impure now?

Black has the capacity to saturate everything. However according to various sites that overwhelm the first nine pages of Google “Black” is the absence of color. I could give you scientific reasons to make this false, but I won’t waste time with that. I will tell you how I found out it was a lie long before I had a good scientific understanding. I put three primary colors together: RED, BLUE and YELLOW. That equals black in proper proportion – simple as that.

It’s just like White Hot Chocolate, you’re trained to think that because it is “white” it is refined. But whatever was in that colored portion of the chocolate, created the flavor. Taking away the color of something does not make it better.

NHW Advice

Sexy natural mohawk
Sexy natural mohawk

Most women who go natural claim to have no preparation in advance. Sew-in’s, braids and other transitional styles have given women a break from the “new growth” police. In fact, transitional styles, worn at least 6-8 months, promise women with enough natural new growth to create a style that compliments them. When letting your hair rest in a protective style, remember these key things:

1. Don’t let buildup of scalp debris become an issue. Buildup equals odor. Dry Shampoo is your friend, HerbaCleanse by ORS is my suggestion for buildup.

2. Take biotin supplements. This grows your hair to its thickest capacity and even gives you great skin and thick nails. Be sure to take this supplement for at least three months for the best results.

3. Invest in a good edge cream that supports the edges of your hair. Transitional styles can pull your edges, be sure to provide care for them by not applying too much weight. Transitions is a good edge cream that helps with hair growth as well.

4. Oil your hair with a liquid oil at least once weekly.

Paperwork…Get u some!

Should natural hair stylists be required to attend cosmetology school?
YES.
People that ask me that question usually get the answer themselves when I ask this question.
So exactly what is hair made of?
A STYLIST IS MORE THAN JUST A DESIGNER.
When it comes down to certification, I am a cheerleader for it. WORTH IS MEASURED by your standards. QUALITY IS measured by knowledge. Skill and knowledge can have two separate definitions. You can have skill at styling but no knowledge as to why that style is thinning your clients hair.
YOU CAN BE SKILLED TO DO ANYTHING WITH THE HELP OF YOUTUBE!
But when it comes to value – before your clients appreciate anything else they will respect a certification.
Cosmetology school teaches you the basics – but they are basic NECESSITIES. Hair is hair …natural or not. Just as any other profession–it’s levels to it!
There is no shortcut solution when it comes to it–you must be trained to deal with any hair situation that comes your way no matter what type of stylist you are. Feeling that you have enough experience without schooling is like saying you only expect one type of client to come your way.
It’s like saying you could be a doctor, or astronaut, or surgeon…just by doing a little review.

talkin’ bout Good and Bad Hair

Good Hair – a cultural term to exaggerate genetic classification to appear connected to a Caucasian or Indian race
But why?
Because we were taught the easier our hair runs through a comb the more acceptable it is.
Ideally, it would be better to associate with the positive traits of a person’s DNA. What I mean when I say this is appreciate what God has given you. If your hair is curly and not straight that is NOT a BAD thing.  With no additional products TIGHT CURLY HAIR STANDS TO THE VERY EDGES. The cyclical composition of this is a very beautiful thing. So how is this NOT A good thing?  Good hair is healthy hair, claiming that you have another race’s hair is not good-so it is NOT good hair! Love your hair –embrace your yourself entirely…but do NOT ESTEEM the texture of your hair over another persons simply because it looks like it’s from another race of people! It screams self hatred to those that know better. A LOT of people know BETTER. So it is NOT A GOOD LOOK!

Presence

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What is your undertone? Undertone is a subdued tone of sound or color according to dictionary.com. There are three known skin undertones which are warm, cool and neutral. These undertones also apply to hair color. Cool undertones are light pink or blue in nature. Warm tones are golden, peachy and soft red. You can come to a conclusion of what your undertone is by looking at the veins in your wrist. Blue and purple veins indicate a cool undertone while green or olive colors indicate warm undertones. Amazing!! Warm undertones are complimented by red and golden colors.  Shades that lack or reveal very little red hues are usually best with cool tones.  And if you feel you want a color that isn’t indicated for your undertone why not try and do a little of both or maybe highlights of the contrasting color. Colors that stand out are absolutely the TEA if you are the daring type that can handle attention. Color also is an expression of change, it interrupts a repetitious pattern and adds eye stimulating variety.