Thursday, October 29

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Introducing the Infusions By Hairducation Hair + Scalp Oil.
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Introducing the Infusions By Hairducation Hair + Scalp Oil.

I’ve lost track of the number of people who have sent me enquiries asking to purchase my hair products to which I always responded I don’t make or sell any.I am happy to announce that that is changing finally because I’ve launched the Hairducation Line of Hair Care products.  The first item to be released is the Infusions By Hairducation Hair + Scalp Oil. So you might be thinking…just another hair oil, right?  Definitely wrong!!! I decided to launch the Hair + Scalp Oil first because oils are the most underrated and misused hair care product given their versatility and proven effectiveness for hair care.     THE INFUSIONS BY HAIRDUCATION MISSION The aim with the Hair + Scalp Oil was to create an infusion of oils which, based on proven scientific findings, would b...
Damaged Hair: What Is It, How does it Happen and Why Afro Textured Hair Is Prone to It ?
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Damaged Hair: What Is It, How does it Happen and Why Afro Textured Hair Is Prone to It ?

“Damaged” is a word no one wants to hear when their hair is described because it often means breakage and hair loss isn’t too far behind. I find that many blog posts focus on setting out causes of damage and how to avoid it.  This is great and I have done the same in previous posts.  In an effort to add another facet to the topic and to bring more understanding to anyone reading I would like to share more of what exactly damage is and the reasons why afro textured hair is more susceptible to damage than other hair types.     What is Damage?  Damage is degradation of hair fibres.  After hair grows out of our scalp, the fibres will begin to sustain damage from various things such as harsh weather conditions, harsh products, chemical processes, hair care practices, gener...
Top Hair Care Mistakes From The Last Decade
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Top Hair Care Mistakes From The Last Decade

I’ve been talking to women about healthy hair care for over a decade now.Looking at my inbox alone, I’ve received over 2000 emails from ladies telling to me about the issues they have with their hair.  Adding this to the people who approach me in person and those I have advised online I can confidently say that over the last decade, I’ve spoken to thousands of women about their hairs challenges and their hair care practices. All these conversations have taught me so much and given me an outstanding amount of data from which I have identified the most prevalent hair care mistakes we seem to make. Some of them are classics and some are new trends I have noticed over the last couple of years. The Classics These mistakes have taught me that despite healthy hair informati...
Neatness and the Destruction of Black Hair
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Neatness and the Destruction of Black Hair

I remember talking to a friend after church many years ago. At that point, I had been on my texlax journey for 2 years and was proud of the progress it had made. I had washed my hair on Saturday and intended to put it into box braids after church so I could wear my wig to work come Monday morning. I wore it in a cute (in my opinion) poofy looking bun and off to church I went.During our catch up, with a look of genuine concern, my friend said, “ Your hair is due for a touch up, you should get it done soon because your hair doesn’t look neat”. I excitedly explained to her that my hair was texlaxed and that I had had a touch up just two weeks prior. I tried to tell a few things about healthy hair care.Lets just say she didn’t get it. As far as she was concerned my hair just wasn...
We All Have Damaged Hair But…..
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We All Have Damaged Hair But…..

  Over the years, my hair has sustained a lower degree of damage I believe everyone has damaged hair. There I said it and I am glad I got it off my chest.That pretty head of relaxed hair is damaged and yes that gorgeous head of well cared for natural hair is damaged too. I decided to write this post because of a popular discussion aka argument I see all over social media about whether or not it is possible for relaxed hair to be healthy.I’ve never seen or read any comments which echoes my own view on this topic so it appears to be my own unique perspective.  A popular view is that relaxed hair cannot be healthy because it has sustained damage during the relaxer process.My argument is that if damage is being used as a yardstick by which we measure healthy hair then nobody...
3 Incredible Things That Happened When I Protective Styled with Crochet Braids for 6 Months
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3 Incredible Things That Happened When I Protective Styled with Crochet Braids for 6 Months

If you’ve been reading my posts you know that I’m a huge fan of crochet braids and any crochet style in general. I’m such a fan that I’ve been getting crochet styles since August 2017! For some that’s a long time to be without loose hair, but with my busy life, I needed a style that is pretty much get up and go. I don’t really have the time or energy to style my hair every morning — especially since my son started school — and crochet hair gives me the chance to feel and look great, while saving a lot of time. This is the longest I’ve kept in any protective style and my hair has thanked me in several ways. Less Seborrheic Dermatitis Flare Ups You are probably tired of hearing me talk about this topic, but if you have this same scalp issue, you may be intrigued. I’ve noti...
5 Instagram Gurus Who Focus on Healthy Natural Hair Regimens
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5 Instagram Gurus Who Focus on Healthy Natural Hair Regimens

Instagram is full of veteran naturals with drool worthy hair. Their photos are inspiring and encouraging, but some end there without giving much advice. Instagram can be a source for inspiration, but these 5 beauties also offer information and push a healthy hair narrative. DayelaSoul https://www.instagram.com/dayelasoul/ This beauty is known for her large, red ombre curls. She is the queen of roller sets and her hair is so full, that you can’ t tell the difference between her protective hair styles and her natural hair styles! She gives great advice on how to maintain the health of your hair and she’s big on locking in that moisture. Her followers respect the fact that she’s cautious about the advice that she gives. Want to see what products she loves? Follow #DaylaSou...
How To Use Mango Butter for Hair Health and Shine
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How To Use Mango Butter for Hair Health and Shine

BGLH Marketplace raw mango butter By Alondra Along with my handy-dandy shea butter, I’ve come across yet another natural product to add to the team: 100% All Natural Mango Butter. Now, I’ve always seen this butter listed as an ingredient in hair care products, but never had I seen it in its natural form until recently. I’ll be completely honest. When I purchased it, I had no idea of exactly how to use it. I was completely lost and decided to do some research before I turned myself into a chemistry lab. Here’s what I found: 1. Mango butter is extracted from the kernels of the mango 2. Mango butter is an emollient and moisturizer and has a high content of fatty acids (this helps keep your skin moisturized and promotes cell regeneration) 3. It contains vitamins A, C, ...
Vitamin Malabsorption and Hair Loss
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Vitamin Malabsorption and Hair Loss

You eat a healthy diet, practice healthy hair care habits, and take hair growth supplements twice daily. But you’re still experiencing hair loss. What gives? Keep reading to learn if malabsorption could be causing your hair thinning. What Is Malabsorption? Could your hair loss be caused by malabsorption syndrome? First, let’s define malabsorption. You might recall from high school biology that the purpose of the small intestines is to absorb nutrients from the food we eat. However, sometimes your small intestines are unable to absorb enough nutrients, even if you’re eating a balanced diet. This is called malabsorption syndrome. The symptoms of malabsorption syndrome can vary depending on which nutrients are not being properly absorbed by the small intestines. Basically, mala...
Co Washing for Hair Growth
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Co Washing for Hair Growth

Chances are, you’ve been washing your hair the same way for as long as you can remember. Just douse your hair in water and lather up with shampoo, right? But if your hair is dry, damaged, colored, or relaxed, you might want to reconsider your technique. For these compromised hair types, the best way to wash your hair may actually be co-washing.  Hair experts tout co-washing as the secret to healthier hair. In fact, some people believe that co-washing may even help with hair growth! If you haven’t heard of co-washing, don’t worry. Keep reading to learn all about the benefits of co-washing and how to incorporate it into your hair care routine.  What is Co-Washing? Co-washing is cleansing your hair with just a conditioner. It may sound strange, but here’s the thought process behin...