Hair care Tips For Winter: All Hair Types!

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While the season is perfect to get comfortable with a cup of hot cocoa, you can’t ignore the fact that the dry and dreary weather can wreak havoc on your hair if the right precautions aren’t taken. Your hair starts to find it harder to retain moisture, making it brittle and prone to breaking and damage, not to mention the frizz and static that often comes with your winter wardrobe. However, these are all problems that can be avoided with ease as long as you have the right hair care routine for winter.

 

1. Fight The Flakes

Your scalp is drier and itches more than ever during the winter months because of the lack of moisture in the air. This leads to issues like dandruff and aggravated scalp irritation, which can lead to hair fall. What most people don’t realize is that the dandruff problem can be super manageable with the right care. All you will need is a couple of tablespoons of olive or coconut oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Heat the oil for a couple of seconds until it is warm and then mix it with the lemon juice. Massage the oil into your scalp and leave it in for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it out with shampoo and condition.

2. Control Frizz

One of the most annoying things about winter is all of the static. The hoodies, sweater, scarves, gloves, and beanies all seem to gang up on your hair, making it a static, frizzy mess. To tackle this, use a vented hair brush that has a combination of plastic and boar bristles while combing your hair. Wash your hair only with lukewarm water, not hot water, as the latter will strip away the natural oils that protect and nourish your hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair smooth.

3. Shine And Bounce

The lack of moisture in winter not only dries out your scalp and makes your hair frizzy, but also leaves your hair looking dull and lifeless. Brush or comb out your hair with a wide-toothed wooden comb to remove tangles and apply raw honey to the length of your hair from the roots to the tips. Cover up your hair with a shower cap or towel and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Honey is a humectant that seals in the moisture and helps restore shine and bounce to dull and damaged hair.

4. Olive Oil For Maintaining Hair Health

Warm up two teaspoons of olive oil and massage it slowly on your scalp. This slow massaging helps the oil penetrate deep into the roots. This will help to keep your scalp  and improve blood circulation, ensuring that your follicles get enough nourishment. It will also prevent hair fall. Optionally, you can use a few tablespoons of the oil to coat the entire length of your hair as a deep conditioning treatment.

5. Drying Your Hair: Do It Right

Drying your hair out completely can be a pain, especially if you have long hair. But you should never, I repeat, never put your hair up while it is still damp. Damn hair and scalps attract a lot of problems like dandruff, breakage, and split ends. You must also never rub your hair dry with a towel as the friction will cause damage. The best way to dry your hair would be to gently squeeze the excess moisture out with a towel and then use a blow dryer on the cool setting. If you are using hot air to speed things up, ensure that you are holding the dryer at least 15 centimeters away from your hair.

 

6. Conditioning: Do It Right

Your hair needs all the moisture it can get during winter, and this makes conditioning a vital part of your hair care routine. Using hair oils and deep conditioning packs at least once a week becomes vital for maintaining the health of your hair. It is important that you end every wash with a conditioner. Shampoo your hair and then rinse it thoroughly. Once all the lather has been rinsed out, start applying the conditioner from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair. Concentrate on the ends as they are the oldest and most damaged parts of your hair. Leave the conditioner in for a few minutes and then rinse it out with cool or lukewarm water. It is advised to end a wash with cool water as this will seal in the moisture and leave your hair feeling smooth and looking lustrous.

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Make these tips a part of your hair care routine and your hair won’t even notice that winter is here. A little extra care can go a long way when it comes to ensuring hair health. Try out these tips and tell me about your experience in the comments below. ❤

Daily Prompt: Renewal

via Daily Prompt: Renewal

 

Renewal- When I think of the word renewal I immediately think of things in my life and habits that really can benefit from a renewal phase. As we come in to 2017, I’m creating a list of pros and cons in categories from health to wealth to relationships & so on. Tho it’s said every year by most of the worlds population, This year will come in with a clean slate ! Any and everything not conducive to my well-being or career goals, it’ll have to be left by the waste side. Not Novels will be written in this post but mark my words guys – Miss Thing Here Is On A New Groove! Step 1 was getting back to my blogs and sites – you see me right! lol let’s do this … Best Wishes To You All This Coming Year & Have  A Happy Healthy & Wealthy New Year ❤

Hot Topic: Ventilating Hair Toppers, Lace Frontals & Lace Closures

Ventilating offers a more natural looking hairline than most types of wigs and toppers. Lace front wigs can be part of full wig caps, or they can be stand alone pieces. In either case, the construction of the lace front is the same. Strands of hair are attached to the lace using a special tool called a ventilating needle. Making a lace front wig requires patience and skill.

Preparing the Lace Front

1. Measure the head. Hold the tape measure on the natural hairline and run it back to where you want your lace front piece to stop. The length of your lace front piece is up to you.

  • Next, measure from side to side. Hold the tape measure just in front of one ear, where the hairline ends. Wrap the tape measure over the head, to the same spot in front of the opposite ear.
  • To get the most accurate measurement of the head, you’ll need to flatten the hair. You can wet the hair to flatten it, or put your hair in a flat style, such as corn rows.

2. Make a pattern. Take a piece of plastic wrap large enough to fit over the head. Wrap it tightly over the top part of the head. Keep it as tight as possible, and fasten it at the back. Apply clear adhesive tape to the plastic wrap to begin forming the pattern.

  • Start by taping from side to side. Secure a piece of tape over one ear, and run the tape over the top of the head to the other ear. Make sure the plastic wrap is secure, but not too tight.
  • Tape from front to back. Cover the entire head with tape until the pattern feels rigid.
  • Trace the hairline using a soft pencil. Start in the front and go just over the ears. Tape over the pencil to keep it from erasing or smudging.

3. Secure your pattern on a wig block. Carefully remove the pattern from the head and prepare to pin it to your wig block.

  • Take some stuffing and place it in the pattern. Place the pattern on a wig block and secure it using balled straight pins. Once the pattern is secure on the block, go back through and add straight pins along the hairline.

4. Cut the lace. Use the pattern to measure a piece of lace. You’ll need some extra lace to work with, so don’t cut the piece to the exact size of the pattern.

  • You may need to dye the lace to get it to match your skin tone. If you need to dye the lace, do it now, before you secure it to your pattern.
  • You can find wig lace online or you can by similar fabrics at a craft store.

5. Secure the lace on a wig block. Drape the lace over the pattern on the wig block. Secure the lace along the hairline using balled straight pins. Once you have the lace secured to the wig block, trace the entire hairline using small straight pins.

  • Take care not to let the lace get ruffled as you work. Keep it smooth and tight.
  • Once the front hairline is completely pinned, smooth the lace down to the back of the pattern. Secure the back with a straight pin and continue the pinning process in the back. Continue to keep the lace tight as you work.
  • You may end up having to fold some of the lace in the back to keep it flat on the pattern. Pin the tip of the fold to secure it, and then sew the open end of the fold shut.

6. Test the fit of the cap. Remove all the pins from the lace and take the cap off the pattern. Test the fit of the cap and make any necessary adjustments.

Ventilating the Lace

1. Gather your supplies. To sew the hair into the lace, a process known as ventilating, you will need a ventilating needle. Ventilating needles (usually called German needles) have hooks on the tip to loop the hair into the lace. Hooks come in a variety of sizes. The size number represents the number of strands you can thread at a time.

  • Find a source for the hair you’ll be using. You can buy synthetic or human hair online. The size of your lace front will determine the amount of hair you need.

2. Load the needle. Secure the lace cap to the wig block. Hold some hair in one hand, and your ventilating needle in the other. Make a loop with the hair so that you can easily hook your needle through the strands.

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  • Hook the needle through the lace and use the hook to grab a few strands of hair. Don’t overload the needle with hair. Refer to the number on the hook to see how much hair it can hold.
  • Hold the hair tight while you’re threading.
  • Start the process at the hairline and work your way back. Use tight clusters of hair on the hairline. As you move towards the back of the piece, you can add more space between your knots.

3. Make a knot. Pull the hair through the lace. As you pull, hook the needle around the hair to create a loop. Thread the hair through the loop and pull tight to make a knot.

  • Repeat this process for the entire lace front piece. Ventilating is a time consuming task. One square inch may take several hours.

4. Check the hairline. Once you’ve added hair to the entire cap, take a look at the hairline. Make any final adjustments to the hairline as necessary. Use this opportunity to get the lace front exactly how you want it.

  • Remove the cap from the wig block and do a test fitting. Make sure the lace front piece fits correctly. Check the sides and the hairline.

5. Trim away any excess lace. Once you have finished the ventilation process, trim away any extra lace. Leave a small border in front of the hairline to make applying the wig easier.

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Attaching the Lace

1. Wash your face or area where you’ll be attaching the hair. Use a non-oily soap to wash your face and neck. Pay special attention to the hairline. Apply a scalp protector to the skin just below your hairline.

  • The scalp protector protects your skin from the adhesive used to apply the wig, and keeps skin oils from weakening the bond of the adhesive. Let the scalp protector dry completely before attaching the wig.

2. Apply the adhesive. You can use a liquid adhesive or a special double-sided wig tape. If you are using the liquid adhesive, spread a thin layer around the perimeter of your head, just below the hairline. The glue needs to be tacky before you can apply the wig. Depending on the brand of adhesive, this could take several minutes. Use a blow dryer set to cool to speed the process.

  • Once the glue is tacky, place the wig on your head, and press the hairline of the front piece onto the glue line. Hold the wig onto the glued area. Apply constant pressure until the wig is secure and can stay on by itself. Let the glue dry completely before you style the wig.
  • To use wig tape, cut a piece of tape to fit the perimeter of your head, just below your hairline. Apply the tape to your forehead. Line the wig up so that the hairline is just on the edge of the tape. Peel the back of the tape off, revealing the other sticky side. Press the lace onto the adhesive, starting with the front hairline. Hold each section for about 30 seconds to make sure the wig is securely attached.

 

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The Oath Of Champions! 

In sound body and mind i make this oathThe oath of kings. The oath of kings and champions.
I declare i am not perfect.
I trust there will be challenges to surmount

And i swear on the graves of all that have past before me, and the power of this universe… i will fight through the challenges with all my soul, all my spirit all the strength i have inside me.
I trust there will be challenges to surmount

And i swear on the graves of all that have past before me, and the power of this universe… i will fight through the challenges with all my soul, all my spirit all the strength i have inside me.
i swear i will outwork any and all human beings that come before me

with all respect to those that have tried before me, they have never tried as hard as me. They do not have my heart.
They do not have my spirit – the spirit of kings and champions that bleeds through my bones!

They do not have my heart.

My courage.

They are not blessed with my unrelenting effort.

The effort that never says that’s enough.

The effort that knows no pain.
i swear to be strong in hard times

i swear to persist when others give up

i affirm to remain hungry long after i reach the top
i affirm i will never settle. NEVER SETTLE. i affirm once again I WILL NEVER SETTLE
I affirm i will remain humble but NEVER satisfied!!💪🏼

will remain humble but NEVER satisfied.

I can confirm i am anything but ordinary and therefor will never accept ordinary.

i SWEAR I WILL ALWAYS BE HUNGRY FOR MORE!
i affirm to show fight through the hardest of challenges.

Even when things seem impossible… i know anything possible.

Even when things seem to be going nowhere… i know in my heart i am going somewhere.

And i know exactly where.

And that where will be somewhere rare.
A rare space for those that experience the level of success only reserved for human beings with massive courage.
Courage to dare to push the limits

Courage to walk alone in the darkness in search of the light of the greats
I confirm i will sacrifice like no other but will never feel i have missed out.

I know the only way i can ever lose is when i don’t apply myself with all my soul. The only was to lose is if leave the field of play knowing i haven’t given my all.
i absolutely swear to give my all.

I will never give 99. i only know 100.
i know there’s always another level, and as god is my witness i will always be searching for that level!
I make this oath to never stop until i am champion.

i affirm i will never stop, even when i become champion.
The crown awaits me

It is my birthright.
It’s my dream. and i don’t really care if nobody else believes in me.

I believe in me.
i affirm my effort will always be switched on

Nobody can take that from me.
i swear my belief will remain strong at all times

never will i stray from my goals

never will i create a plan B.

my plan a is the only plan
and that plan is the one i am going after

with all my soul!