Name: Kala Garner
Location: Southfield, MI
Your personality type in one word would be? Friendly!
How long have you been natural? 11 years
Any particular event that made you natural? Nope, transitioned on “accident”.
What are some of your favorite hairstyles? Flexi-rod sets, braid-outs and wash n gos!
Best advice someone has ever given you? “Treat your hair like a fine lace”- Nina Pruitt
Favorite city? Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The people, the food, the land. LOVE IT! Continue reading
Tea tree essential oil has many uses, this oil is great for use on afro curly hair. It’s also great for killing bacteria and can even be used on acne prone skin. The great thing about tea tree oil is that its highly effective in treating scalp problems such as dandruff and also helps to stimulate healthy hair growth by simply cleansing your scalp and stimulating blood flow to the scalp.
How Tea Tree Helps to Grow Longer Hair
Overtime, your hair follicles can become blocked due to the hair products that you use on a daily basis or just by the natural oils produced by your scalp. Blocked hair follicles can then cause your hair to thin and possibly baldness in the long run. Continue reading
Hemp seed oil is like Argan oil and happens to be a very good source of nutrients that go towards benefiting the health of your hair. If you want longer, stronger hair and are concerned about the health of your hair then perhaps you should consider the miraculous works of hemp seed oil.
Hemp oil is not your typical natural hair care product. In its industrial-grade state, its non-hallucinogenic, drug-free and harmless, – after all, it does come from the Cannabis plant. Hemp seed oil that has been subjected to heat is sterilized thus prevent germination.
Even though hemp seed oil was once used in hair care treatment and maintenance for some time before being used in commercial shampoos, what most companies didn’t realize is the great magnitude that hemp seed oil has when used in hair care products. Continue reading
1. The elasticity factor
Do you have many days where your natural hair just won’t cooperate? If your hair is experiencing that dessert dryness, it may be damage cause by all that everyday styling you’re doing. To see if your mane is brittle, take one strand (a dry one) and hold it between your two hands. Tug gently this is not a wrestling match. The hair will stretch and either breaks real easy or break only after a lot of pressure has been used. If locks are breaking real easy, get thee to a feast of moisture.
2. What keeps moisture in?
Some products may be raving about “moisture” but if you look closely, they may just be nothing more than ingredients that coat the hair shaft and smooth it over for that soft feel. Who wants an illusion of soft hair when you can actually get the real thing! Continue reading
What is the Composition of Natural Hair?
Your single strand of natural hair is a composition of 3 parts.
- Hair shaft (visible one): has protein in the form of keratin
- Root Bulb: has root stem cells know as dermal papilla (these are the big guys who act to form and grow the shaft of your hair.
- Your Follicles: This is the place where the root of the hair grows. You get hair growth via the sebaceous gland.
If you were to look at your hair shaft closely, it would reveal a bunch of layers. First you would see the cuticle: here dead protein cells overlap with another layer of lipids to protect your hair. Next up you would see your cortex. This is the object that drinks up water and has keratin for backup strength and your color is drawn from the melanin that is also available here. So how come some individuals have straight hair and some curly hair? It all depends on the follicle shape. The shape then impacts the design of the cortex fiber. Your innermost, shapeless, layer is the medulla. The medulla is the place where flexibility of your hair is determined.
The Cycle that Hair Takes to Grow Continue reading
Away on vacation, in Ibiza, Naomi Campbell is looking a bit bald on the frontal region! You would think this supermodel has enough money to get herself to a hair clinic! It is clear that Miss Campbell is suffering from Aloepicia. Jokes aside, this is a medical condition that can cause your hair to thin or go completely bald! Naomi is clearly headed the bald route.
Her thinning hair, at this point I would call it balding, is due to the fact that she endured many manipulative hairstyles during her modelling career. Tyra Banks should take some cautionary notes. I believe that it’s time Naomi Campbell gave up the weave and started with the wigs! Her hair is clearly waving goodbye but she’s acting like she doesn’t notice! Adding all that extra weave tension, to her already fragile hair, is only going to cause a disaster!
Giving Naomi a break, maybe the Traction Alopecia is a hereditary thing. In other news, her body is still rocking hard even at 42 years of age! Continue reading