Going Natural (part 2)

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Saturday, August 11, 2012    

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Going natural does not have to be a tedious process. In fact with the right products you will have healthy unprocessed hair in no time. The Get the Look team shares part two of our feature on going natural!

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For the tech-savvy woman, the first step taken when deciding to go natural is to search online for the latest potions, lotions and oils that will help create fabulous-looking hair. Before you go running to the store to purchase the latest 'fad' in natural haircare, here are a few guidelines you may consider.

Jus Natural Hair Studio

* Try a product that will give minimal build-up. Products with natural oils will give you this effect.

* Curly Pudding from a variety of brands will give your hair defined curls. This is especially fabulous for women who are trying to maintain a chic in-between look.

* To help your natural hair grow faster, so that the transition process will not be very long, speak to your stylist about getting a hot oil treatment. It is always better to do this with natural oils such as castor oil, coconut oil, olive oil or lemongrass oil.

Nettle and Moss

1. Deep treatments are essential. We have the Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Deep Fix and Jessicurl Deep Conditioner as options for deep conditioning treatments. Keep your hair moisturised as much as possible in between shampoos; we have the Jane Carter Hair Nourishing Cream in store.

2. Keep on hand a good detangler like the Kinky Curly Knot Today or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Leave-In conditioner for detangling freshly shampooed/wet hair. Your hair is weakest when its wet, and you want to minimise snapping.

3. Use a gentle and moisturising shampoo or cleansing conditioner like the Curl Junkie Daily Fix which will cleanse the hair while keeping it soft and conditioned, thereby reducing tangles.


Jus Natural Hair Studio

o Though you may think that your natural hair is stronger and less prone to damage, this is not always the case. Pay as much attention to your natural hair as you do your processed hair, especially if you apply colour or harsh chemicals such as peroxide to bleach your hair. Also, remember to be patient and embrace each stage of your new growth.

o If you don't have a knack for styling natural hair it may be harder for you to maintain on your own. In time you will learn to style your hair and know what works best for you. Try visiting the salon at least twice per month.

Nettle and Moss

o Much of the expense in wearing the hair natural can be from experimenting with various products before finding "what works". At Nettle & Moss, we help to cut down on this expense by providing in-store consultations so that persons have a good idea of how the products will work before they invest. We do strand tests to experiment on various products and discuss the differences that you can expect to find with each.

o Something to consider: Some persons who opt to go natural may find that it regimes more maintenance because they now wash or wet their hair every morning to apply products to achieve their preferred look. On the other hand, some persons with relaxed hair have to contend with using a curling iron every morning. I think the experience is a personal one, as I have many customers who have decided to relax their hair again after realising the experience they had after they went natural.

Tips and comments courtesy of Jus Natural Hair Studio

45 Pulse Complex • 38a Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10

Tel: 1-876-906-0400/ 1-876-854-5209

Nettle and Moss

44 Lady Musgrave Road • Kingston 8

Tel: 1-876-978-9889



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