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Your Hair, Your Care



Every woman understands the importance of healthy hair, but very little know what to do to achieve this. Interested in basic steps to take in achieving the hair of your dreams? The following suggestions are sure to guide you in ways you can best take care of your mane.
The first step in re-booting your new hair care regime is to start by booking an appointment with a hair specialist; the reason for this is that an expert will inform you of the current nature of your hair, and advice you on the best way to care for your tresses. The most important step in caring for your hair is to begin with the roots. It is important to have a “root-stimulating” treatment for your tresses at the salon, this type of treatment (as well as other varieties offered by different salons) help to rid your scalp of impurities that optimizes your hair’s growth capacity.
One of the factors that deter your hair from growing the way it should is the nature of your scalp. Unhealthy scalp is usually characterized by product buildup, sweat, dryness, dirt and dead cells that clog up the pores of your scalp; slowing down its growth process. Much of this can be eradicated by washing the hair with non-aggressive shampoos that contain natural ingredients. But be sure not to wash the hair frequently, as to avoid irritating the scalp. The best thing to do in order to protect the health of your scalp is to remember to switch up your shampoos, in order to ensure that your hair never gets used to a particular product.
Once the initial foundation has been laid, it is up to you to continue caring for your tresses. The most important thing to remember when caring for your tresses yourself is to always remember to CONDITION. Conditioning is important because it helps to moisturize, replenish, strengthen, add gloss, and seal your hair with proper nutrients it lacks everyday due to stress and heat. Conditioners also help to ensure that the pH level of your hair is properly balanced, and for those with limp and fine hair, volumizing conditioners work to add vitality to your hair. The wonderful thing about hair conditioners is that you don’t have to break your budget in order to achieve their wonderful benefits, you can condition your hair by simply mixing ingredients you have in your fridge (See tips below).
The final step in strengthening the health of your hair is to remember to always moisturize with natural oils. You can help restore health to your hair by using natural oils that help in treating frizzy, dry, coarse and damaged hair. Such natural oils include Jojoba oil which conditions your hair and prevents it from being brittle and dull; it is an ideal moisturizer and conditioner that is derived from a natural plant.
Finally, remember that your hair structure is made up of protein, so having a diet filled with protein, ensures that most of your hair problems are solved in little time and that your hair’s growth potentials are strengthened.

• 1 cup mayonnaise
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 3 egg yolks

Blend all these ingredients together in a bowl, and be sure to use full fat regular mayonnaise. After mixing allow for ingredients to warm up to room temperature, and then apply all over hair. After apply the mixture all over hair, cover with a plastic shower cap and then cover it with a towel to retain the heat from your head. Leave this on for 30minutes to an hour depending on how damaged your hair is, then rinse it out. After the time is over, rinse your hair with cold water and be sure to not shampoo afterwards.


  1. chikito

    February 16, 2009 at 3:10 am

    thank u babes 😉

  2. Hairstylist

    February 16, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Hi. I’m not sure why Solange was used in the story and i am not hating. Just saying. I wld have preferred TY Bello the Nigerian singer, i mean using her pic. instead of Solange’s she is HAWT, her hair is one lustrous full silky shining roots. One can’t go wrong. Mehn…i cant begin to say further and then again it is me and my opinion….lol

  3. chiquita

    February 16, 2009 at 11:47 am

    + Solange wears wigs almost everytime.

  4. miss mini me

    February 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Hairstylist ohhhhh..Geez girl or guy, the picture was only put to show the curls and not anything about a weave or whatever..if you would have read the whole post without looking at just the picture then you wouldn’t be complaining..Besides ty bellos hair is just afro and nothing i think girls would wanna go to a salon and say they want a big afro to carry around…
    Great post azara although i you have abandoned your blog once again..Im missing your tips on great hair styles and all…

  5. miss mini me

    February 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    ** I don’t think girls would wanna…..**

  6. Qed

    February 16, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    not hating but i was also surprised that we r talking about ‘your hair’ and there’s this pic of solange with full weave….

  7. kelendra

    February 18, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Ayyyyyyyyyyyyye, who wrote this article? Please please please. Seriously, the stuff about your hair not getting used to a particular shampoo or product is garbage.
    The different types of shampoo needed are simply clarifying or neutralizing and conditioning shampoos.

    Conditioning- you moisturize with water based conditioners, not natural oils. Oils coat ur hair, it doesnt penetrate it. Using oil to mositurize ur hair will only leave u with a grease ball of hair.

    Protein – is needed in every hair care regimen. But the amount and regularity of the treatment depends on your hair.

    This article is very misleading and for a huge part very inaccurate.

  8. kelendra

    February 18, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    also you dont need a hair specialist to tell you anything about your hair. Look at your hair, diagnose it yourself. If it feels dry, more moisture is needed, if it feels like a grease ball, way too much grease. etc.

  9. AZARA

    February 20, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    @ All, thanks for the comments good and bad, if you have any problems with the article or feel like I am missing a bit of info please be sure to email me with [email protected].

    @ Kelendra, you actually do need to see a Hair specialist to learn the nature of your hair, it is dangerous to self-diagnose the nature of your hair if you do not know what you are doing. (lol, i learned the hard way), and it is scientifically proven that a DIET rich in PROTEIN works to your advantage in ensuring that your hair grows (that and vitamins), also most of the information presented on this article was researched, because I try my best to provide people with the WHOLE PICTURE rather than a personal testimony of what works for me or not. If you have any other disputes or argument, email me and let me know. Thanks for the comment..

    As for the pics, they were just used to depict HAIR, not to specifically promote Solange’s hairstyle or weave.

    Regardless of if you have Natural or weaved hair, paying close attention to your hair regime, can make the difference in the health of your hair, and I hope that the article helped in understanding how.

  10. Kafy Shittu

    February 21, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    lol at hairstylist

  11. Bree van der Kamp

    February 23, 2009 at 12:37 am

    TY’s has braided hair extensions….it is not just a ‘fro!!!!! So Solange/TY whatever weaves/extensions/ attachments…

  12. kelendra

    February 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Actually too much protein can make your hair hard. A balance of protein and mositure is required. the conditioner you recommend is too protein heavy, and shouldnt be used regularly.

  13. Grow Hair

    June 14, 2009 at 1:08 am

    The right conditioner can help your hair look more natural, prevent breakage, and help lock-in color.

  14. Benedicta

    April 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    your contact address please.

  15. TakeDownAfrica

    August 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for the article,but you didn’t say anything about safe removal of add-on hair like braids,hair extensions or even dreadlocks. No matter what kind of shampoo or conditioner a women uses it can’t bring their hair back after its been damaged from improper removal techniques.

    Women really need help with hair loss and breakage from their untrained hairdressers in the take down removal system process.

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