It’s time to embrace your natural hair beauty and let your true hair personality – those so-called “flaws” – and all its glory shine! We’ll show you five reasons why and share with you top hair care tips on how you should care for your hair, no matter what kind of hair textures you have, to showcase just how "flawsome" you really are.
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5 REASONS TO ROCK YOUR NATURAL LOCKS
1. Power boost!
We’re talking strong hair and a confidence boost. Embracing the real you and celebrating what makes each of us unique is exhilarating and super powerful.
2. Stay healthly!
Natural hair is healthy hair, and by avoiding putting nasty chemicals on your head to perm, relax or color your hair, your body will thank you too.
Cutting out all those chemicals is a plus for your bloodstream.
Take your time back from those hair regimes and free up time for the more important things in life.
5. You own yourself!
No one else can do you as you can. You’re different and beautiful, embrace it.
Now that you know why, let’s talk how!
THE 7 UNIVERSAL TIPS TO ROCKING YOUR NATURAL BORN BRILLIANCE.
1.The Feeding Facts
Healthy hair starts from within, so pay close attention to your diet and feed your follicles high-quality nutrients. As the saying goes, ‘you are what you eat’, and your hair’s health depends on it. A well-balanced diet of whole grains, lots of fresh fruit and veggies and plenty of water is a great start.
There are 5 foods that especially help strengthen your hair and enhance hair growth. Avocado, whole grain cereal, edamame, clams and chia seed.
Known as one of the superfoods that is famous for benefiting the skin, did you know that it is also an ideal food for strengthening your hair! It is because of the mineral, Copper, contained in avocados. Copper helps balance the hormones so that the hair grows strong and facilitate the reaction in the scalp that strengthens lipids in the hair.
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• Wholegrain cereal
Wholegrain cereal is rich in iron and is an ideal iron-fortified breakfast to give you energy in the morning. However, be sure to pair them with vitamin-C rich foods such as strawberries or kiwi, as wholegrain cereal is plant-based your body will barely absorb the iron without the help from vitamin-C.
Protein is one of the most important nutrients to your hair and edamame have all the essential amino acids you need for optimal health. Especially if you’re vegetarian or vegan, edamame is the plant-based protein powerhouse that is the ideal hair food for you.
Clams are an excellent source of vitamin B12, which helps in the synthesis of keratin, Ansel said. If you have an allergy to clams or mussels, you can also find vitamin B12 in sardines, turkey, milk, and yogurt. However, if you’re vegan, taking a supplement will be your viable option as vitamin B12 is only found in animal foods.
• Chia seeds
Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are the healthy fat that your body and hair need. Low-fat diets can lead to hair loss due to insufficient lipids on the scalp that causes the scalp dry and inflamed. Therefore, if you have a concern about calories, chia seeds are the great food for you to add in your smoothies and diets.
2. The Cleansing Cardinals:
- Cleanse your hair and scalp regularly, but not more than once a day.
You want to give your hair a clean and healthy environment to thrive in but not too clean that you strip your hair of its natural oils.
- Avoid foamy shampoos that contain sulfate
Sulfates strip the hair of its natural moisture and dehydrate your silky strands. The Signature Iles Formula Shampoo and Iles Formula Conditioner are not only 100% sulphate-free but also paraben-free and cruelty-free. Infused with high technology with extracts from raw and virgin ingredients, Iles Formula Signature Shampoo and Conditioner give you luscious hair instantly from the first use.
- Take it easy.
Your follicles love a good massage; it gets the blood flowing to your scalp, which is just what healthy hair needs to grow and thrive. But no scrubbing or scratching! If you’re too rough, you can damage your scalp and cause unnecessary damage and breakage.
3. Why Moisture Matters:
No matter your hair type, we all need moisture, but it’s all about balance. Getting the moisture balance right can be the difference between healthy hair and not-so-healthy hair. Not enough moisture and your hair ends up dry, brittle, and dull, too much moisture and you’ll end up with hygral fatigue resulting in lackluster or limp hair.
Luckily, getting the balance right is easy! Simply listen to your hair feeding it moisture with a conditioner designed to repair, revitalize, and moisturize your hair without weighing it down, and upping the ante when you need to by applying a deep conditioning treatment. But, be sure to follow the instructions! You might think leaving a deep conditioning treatment on overnight is a good idea, but it’s unnecessary and can lead to hygral fatigue and damaged hair.
4. Tangle Taming Tricks:
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Slow and steady wins the race here. When it comes to tangles, start from the bottom up. Work your way slowly from the tips to the roots to avoid compounding all the knots and yanking your way through. Use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers and avoid using a brush as it can lead to breakage. If you need a little extra help getting through your tangled tresses, try leaving a little conditioner residue on the problem areas next time you wash instead of rinsing it all away.
A good hair serum containing ceramides applied to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair before tackling those tangles can really help too. Ceramides smooth the cuticles of your hair down and help retain moisture, leaving your strands stronger, silky smooth and easier to manage.
5. Protection Pointers:
- Before you head out into the elements, use a protective hair serum to screen against UV rays, humidity, and free radicals. If you are looking for a good hair serum, you can check out Iles Formula finishing serum and its phenomenal reviews here or on social media platforms. It gives your hair protection against UV, humidity, and free radicals, and it is often used on celebrities’ hair before they step onto the red carpet at glitzy events.
- At the end of the day, a good hair mask is the perfect protection product no matter what the season. Extreme temperatures, hot or cold, can cause your hair to dry out. Applying a deep moisturizing mask once a week or as needed replenishes your hair and prevents damage.
- Protect your hair while you sleep! Switch out your cotton pillowcase for a silky one. Not only will it protect your hair from breakage, it will help keep your blowout stay longer. You simply cannot lose!
6. Heating Hot Tips
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To rock a hot style, not a sizzled one, take care. Hot tools can cause a lot of damage if not used correctly. Make sure that your heating tools are well maintained and not passed their expiration date. That’s right, your flat iron and curling tongs won’t last forever, around 500-1000 hours of use depending on the quality and how they’re cared for.
When it comes to choosing your hot tools, go for ones with ionic functioning to lock in moisture, and opt for ceramic plates that evenly heat with infrared technology for perfectly styled frizz-free hair. No matter what heating tool you use, pay attention to your hair and use a heat protectant to serve as a barrier between your hair and your heating tool to prevent split and damage.
7. Timely Trims
Split ends are never a good look! Nip split ends in the bud with regular trims, once every season should do it. And yes, even if you’re trying to grow some length to your mane. Damaged hair leads to breakage, leaving your growing pains in vain.
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