WHAT IS NATURAL HAIR?

Natural hair is hair whose texture has not been altered by chemical straighteners, including relaxers and texturizers.

CHALLENGES OF NATURAL HAIR

Shedding.

Difficult to manage.

Knots and tangles.

Does not retain moisture.

 

 

TREATMENT

  1. Shampoo, Deep Condition and use Leave-in Treatment weekly.
  2. Use Spray lotion daily to eliminate dryness that leads to shedding.
  3. The Monoi Oil range is designed to clean, detangle hair, helps retain moisture, eliminate dryness of hair which leads to shedding and allows for easy manageability.

APPLICATION STEP

 

STEP 1

Monoi Oil Natural Hair Strengthening Shampoo detangles hair whilst leaving scalp and hair clean from buildups. Massage thoroughly to create rich lather. Rinse and towel dry wet hair. REPEAT WEEKLY.

 

STEP 2

Monoi Oil Natural Hair Conditioning Therapy, Instantly repairs damage caused by lack of moisture. It moisturizes hair to reduce shedding and tangles. Work from roots to the tip of hair, massage gently to ensure even distribution. Leave on hair for 10-15minutes (using

heating cap or steamer if desired).Rinse out thoroughly.

REPEAT WEEKLY.

 

STEP 3

Monoi Oil Natural Hair Restore Serum hydrates, and locks in moisture leaving hair softer and Healthier instantly. 98% less breakage after a single use. Comb through for even distribution. Do Not RinseOut. Style hair as desired.

REPEAT WEEKLY.

STEP 4

Monoil Oil Natural Hair Spray Lotion, for additional moisture and shine designed for the dull looking hair. For best result, spraying must be 15cm away from hair. Do Not Rinse Out. Style hair as desired.

REPEAT DAILY.

 

STEP 5

If you twist your hair;

Monoi Oil Lock & Twist Gel for your protective styling in between shampoos. It is light weight and does not cake nor leave residue when dry. It locks moisture in, that leaves your hair feeling soft and silky therefore eliminates dryness. You can air dry or use a warm dryer.

Nigerian Women living in Nigeria require specific hair care solutions because of their unique hair conditions which is influenced by Nigerian weather, diet and hair texture. Natures Gentle Touch uses natural ingredients and knowledge sharing to provide these solutions to meet these special beauty needs of Nigerian Women.

Does bad hair mean bad health? Is your hair trying to tell you something about your health? Maybe. Some conditions and medications affect your body as well as your hair. In other cases, you may just need to take better care of your hair or scalp.

Dandruff isn’t contagious. So how do you get it? this may be due to an overgrowth of a fungus. Other possible risk factors include oily skin, stress, obesity, cold, dry weather, and having eczema or psoriasis. Although it’s embarrassing — and the itching can be bothersome — dandruff isn’t harmful.

Hair loss otherwise known as alopecia areata may mean that your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, causing hair to fall out , often suddenly. Most people will have one or two bald patches, which can be treated easily with injections but in some cases all body hair falls out. Alopecia areata isn’t harmful or contagious, but it can be tough psychologically. Hair may grow back on its own, and treatment may help it grow back more quickly. Unfortunately, some people may experience alopecia areata repeatedly.

Baldness is also another hair state. Though hereditary, the trait may be more influenced by your mother’s family than your fathers’ according to research. Male pattern baldness often starts with receding hair at the temples, then on the crown, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair around the sides of the head. There are available treatments for baldness.

Lastly, help keep hair shiny by eating salmon and walnuts for omega-3 fatty acids; spinach and carrots for vitamin A; nuts for selenium; and oysters and cashews for zinc. All help maintain scalp and hair health, as do low-fat dairy, whole grains, and vegetables. Double the results: Foods good for your hair are also good for your heart.

All work and no play, you know the rest of the story.

Fridays are fun and even though some of us work round the clock, it is a time to relax, evaluate what happened in the course of the week, retreat and gear up for the next week. There are several fun things you can engage in this weekend and you don’t have to break a bank to do so.

See a Movie 

Who doesn’t love movies? Go out and see a movie by yourself or do it with friends after all, the more the merrier.

Treat Yourself 

If you don’t give yourself a treat, who will? It could be going for a swim, a shopping spree or whatever you consider as your guilty pleasures and while you are at it, make sure you don’t go bankrupt.

Hang out with Friends

What would life be without friends? We think it will be an empty boring place. Go out with your friends this weekend and catch up on old times.

Get your Hair done

Look beautiful, be confident, be happy. Visit the salon and get some hair pampering.

Meditate

Always reflect on life itself. Meditate on what makes you better and stronger.

Have a great weekend!

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, a fascinating mystery in the history of mankind.

Although pregnancy can be such a fulfilling experience, it however comes with its own baggages. Pregnancy can affect hair in many different ways. It will shock you to know that this is often the case during pregnancy  and this can be largely owing to increased stress, hormonal changes and changes in lifestyle when expecting a baby.

In a study conducted with women, 40% of women reported that their hair looks better than ever during pregnancy. In fact they claimed it felt thicker and fuller by their 2nd trimester. Another 30% claimed their hair became more problematic than usual, it became drier and needed extra moisture especially in their 2nd trimester. Others barely noticed any difference.

So this begs the question, could it all be in the mind?

The conclusion is this, Hair changes will be as a result of hormonal changes which varies in each individual and during different pregnancies. Also, the sensitivity of hair follicles to these changes is different. It’s impossible to estimate in advance what these effects will be. Your hair can be great during a first pregnancy and be quite the reverse in the second – or vice versa.

Rest assured though, if you do experience hair issues, it’s very rare for a woman to have problems with her hair all through the 9 months. The last 3 months would normally become better.

FIRST TRIMESTER

Perceived thickness happens because pregnancy immediately increases oestrogen levels and reduces the circulation of androgens (male hormones). This causes your follicles to produce less sebum – oil – and so you get bouncier roots and more body. However, less sebum can also make your hair feel drier, so make sure to moisturize and hydrate your hair.

HAIR BREAKAGE DURING PREGNANCY

In general, very few hairs are shed during pregnancy, so your hair will often be much thicker and fuller towards the middle and end of your pregnancy. This is because raised oestrogen levels keep your hair in the growing (anagen) phase for longer than usual.

However, post-partum hair loss can occur a few months after giving birth due to oestrogen levels dropping back to normal.

HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR HAIR DURING PREGNANCY

A foetus requires a huge amount of energy to grow, and so do your hair cells. However, your body will quite rightly prioritize your baby’s needs over that of your hair. To help keep your hair healthy, make sure you follow a healthy hair regimen. Who says you can’t be fabulous whilst pregnant.

Your hair may appear drier than usual during pregnancy. To combat dryness, treat your hair to a weekly pre-shampoo conditioning treatment such as the 3 step solution, which consists of shampoo, cholesterol, leave-in conditioner and castor oil. This will help regularize your hair and scalp whilst boosting volume and body leaving your hair fabulous during your pregnancy.

For hair breakage not related to pregnancy click here for detailed information.

Starting your morning out right means you have a better chance of having a great day. Adding the following to your daily routine would definitely help you to look and feel your best every day. Whether you are a student, an employee or a stay-at-home mom, you want to do all you can to have the best day possible. We all love to have a good day dont we?

1. A glass of water first thing in the morning


Drinking water gives your body the hydration it needs after a night’s rest. It also keeps you full and that way, you don’t get to overeat. You will notice a difference in how you feel once you drink enough water throughout your day, starting with a glass when you wake up.

2. Healthy breakfast with Protein and Complex Carbs


It’s easy to make an unhealthy meal choice due to convenience, but remember it won’t keep you full for long leaving room for overeating and weight gain. Unhealthy meals can actually leave you hungrier than before because they’re simple carbs. Instead, choose a balanced breakfast of protein and complex carbs. For example, eggs and whole grain toast bread with some oats in the mix can make a tasty and balanced breakfast keeping you full for longer period of time.

3. Moisturizer with SPF


Our weather is hot and humid! It only makes sense to protect your skin. The best way to protect your skin is to use a moisturizer with SPF and because the face has more exposure than any other part of your body, except of course your neck and hands, wearing moisturizer with SPF can lessen the amount of sun damage you sustain.

4. Skin type appropriate body lotion


We all have different skin types ranging from dry, to oily to sensitive skin. Lotion improves the look and feel of your skin. It helps to lock in moisture, preventing dry skin problems. There are different types of lotion you can choose from to suit your skin type and to keep it moisturized all day long.

5. Go to Bed Early


In other words, get enough sleep. When you’re well rested, you will definitely look and feel better. Lack of sleep can make you look stressed and tired. Getting enough sleep will help your overall effectiveness and body metabolism.

6. Happy Thoughts


Being positive can uplift your soul thereby making you look and feel great. Negativity on the other hand drains your energy! Our thoughts have a great impact on our attitude. You’ll feel better when you focus on the good things in your life and you’ll also look more attractive too. Who doesn’t like to look attractive.

7. Exercise Regularly


Want to feel better and have more energy? Regular exercise is the way to go. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are innumerable. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. A few minutes a day is all that is required.

These are a few things you can do every  morning to jumpstart your day into looking and feeling your best. Which tips do you need to add in your morning routine? You’re always welcome to share with us!

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