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What's your greatest skin care challenge?
As women and a growing number of men of color, what's your greatest skin care challenge? Whether it's dark spots, uneven skin tone, dark circles,puffiness under your eyes or hair that won't grow, you'll find a product that can possibly become the solution to your challenge.
Moisturizers and ingredients that hydrate your skin will always be your best friend, for your face, body and hair. So look for products with nourishing and nurturing ingredients. Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter and jojoba oils are a few of the ingredients to keep on your list.
We've got new additions to our store for you. Essential oils have been known to help calm and soothe skin and scalp irritations. Although you'll find a sample kit on the hair category page, you can use them for any of your skin and hair care needs.
The hair care sample kit has been given an upgrade. We've increased the size of the container on the shampoo and conditioners and added a hair butter sample to the mix.
Although there's beauty in your blackness, your skin is sensitive and needs protection from the sun just like everyone else. So if you know you're challenged by sunburn, add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to Jojoba and Grapeseed Oil and create a nice body oil for yourself. It will bring comfort and beauty back to your skin.
We're listening to you and your suggestions, so keep an eye on the category pages and your emails for updates.
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Hooray for Afro Textured Hair! Black hair health has never been more important than now. In light of the passing of the CROWN Act 2019 in California, more of you will be wearing your natural tresses in the open. No longer covered by wigs and weaves, your natural hair and your scalp, will have a chance to breathe.
Your hair and its health are an important part of your appearance, so taking the time to find black hair care products that will aid in keeping your hair shiny and clean is crucial.
Your hair may lose shine and become dull due to daily activities, stress or aging for that matter. Your hair regimen may include having your hair cut often and styled every day, but this may not be the proper way to give your hair what it needs. It should be washed, conditioned, oiled and massaged on a regular basis.
For women with Afro textured hair, regular basis could mean every 7 to 10 days. Your hair does not have an intense buildup of oil on a daily basis. If anything, it’s more prone to being dry and needing more oil. This presents at least 3 questions: how much oil to add? What type of oil? And, how often?
Your hair care products and their ingredients will be key here. Some of these oils can be added just as they are, in oil form. Others will be formulated in cream formulas, hair butters or hair soufflé’s.
Herbal hair oil treatments are helpful in keeping your hair healthy and lustrous, and in getting rid of itchy scalp issues. Safflower, jojoba and apricot oils are very helpful for healthy hair, since they contain properties that will help your hair grow more quickly.
Apricot oil is vitamin-rich and it moisturizes well, nourishing hair and skin alike. The oil is natural and pure and helps to make hair shiny and soft. The oil from apricot kernels nourishes and moisturizes your roots as well as your hair. Hair growth is often promoted by regularly applying apricot oil.
To use apricot oil for your hair, you'll want to heat it first. Make sure it's just warm, and not too hot, so you don't burn your scalp. Take a small amount in the palm of your hand, and massage it into your scalp and hair with your fingertips. Massage it in for ten minutes or so. You may leave apricot oil in your hair overnight, and then wash your hair in the morning.
There is an easier way to use apricot oil on your hair, by adding several drops to your conditioner, and then applying as normal for the conditioner. This will help to relieve your itchy scalp and give your hair more luster and shine. If you have dry or frizzy hair, this will make it more manageable.
Apricot oil along with jojoba oil, work as excellent conditioners for breaking or dry hair. They nourish all the way to your roots, and penetrate the scalp, to prevent future dryness. They will strengthen the strands of your hair, for a richer and healthier pattern of hair growth.
If you have greasy or oily hair, jojoba oil is one of the best black hair care products to use for it. Jojoba oil is one of the newer types of oil to be used for Afro Textured hair. It's popular as an active ingredient in conditioners and shampoos made for oily hair. It's an effective deep cleaning agent, and can be used alone for small spot applications, as hair treatments, or combined in your favorite conditioner or shampoo.
Jojoba oil is derived naturally from shrubs found in the western United States. It increases the cleaning action of shampoos, to better remove dirt, to unclog pores and also in providing a protective coating to the root and shaft of the hair follicle.
Jojoba oil is similar to Emu oil and Argan oil, acting a great deal like your natural sebum produced by your sebaceous (oil) glands, which irrigates and moisturizes the pores of follicles. It will add strength, nutrients and body to your hair, and it makes an effective treatment for greasy or oily hair.
The benefits of jojoba oil include:
• Its ability to deeply clean greasy and oily hair, and its promoting of a healthy and well-moisturized scalp.
• Jojoba removes the build-up of products in your hair roots, and aids in preventing hair loss. It's also a healthy and useful mineral oil substitute.
• Jojoba oil acts quite similarly to the way your natural scalp oil works. Scalp oil's job is to grow healthy hair, and jojoba oil does this, too.
• It also gives your follicle shafts and cortex excellent nutrition and maintains the best circulation for hair growth. Jojoba oil adds to your hydration level, for proper development of protein bonds, and for elasticity and strength.
• You can make your hair feel less greasy by using jojoba oil, too. Where mineral oil tends to dry your pores, jojoba oil doesn't lead to this dryness. It cleans clogged pores, getting rid of trapped dirt, and gives your oily hair deep cleaning and moisture that is free of residue.
Safflower is a plant found natively in countries including India and Iran, and in areas including the Far East and North America. The oils are extracted from seeds. They have been used for centuries to treat fatty acid deficiencies and baldness.
Safflower oil is healthier when extracted naturally, which helps it to retain the essential oils that are found in the oil. Chemicals should not be added, since they may remove nutrients and contaminate the oils.
Safflower oils are rich in vitamin E and have oleic acids in high amounts - for hair growth. It is an excellent black hair care product. The oleic acids have a light texture, and they penetrate the skin very easily. Don’t forget, your scalp is the skin on your head. This nourishes, protects, firms and hydrates your hair.
Since safflower oil is rich in fatty acids, it works well on permed, color treated, or dry hair. When you apply it to your scalp, it helps to dilate blood vessels, which results in more nutrients being supplied to your hair follicles. This gives you more lustrous hair and keeps your scalp from becoming dry and itchy.
Another great way to keep your natural tresses looking good is to apply a moisturizing hair butter on a regular basis. Simply massage some into your scalp after shampooing and conditioning with a mild cleansing shampoo like tea tree and peppermint.
Some hair butters require you to "heat up" your hair with a hair dryer to seal in the moisture. If you don't have the time or inclination to spend hours taming your hair, try some hair butters that melt in your hand as you rub it in your hair.
Some ingredients to look for in hair butters for maximum moisturizing effectiveness are: Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango and papaya extracts. These exotic ingredients all contribute to infusing your hair with moisture while maintaining shine and strength with essential vitamins and minerals.
The better you care for your hair, the happier you both will be. Study your hair texture, it’s like no one else. It’s just like your fingerprint, it’s just that unique to you and your head. You can’t always use what someone else is using and get the same results.
That’s it for this week. As always …
Dedicated To Your Beauty,
Nyraju Skin Care