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10 Dos and Don’ts for Natural Hair in the Fall

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Keep these tips in mind when you care for your natural hair this fall.

  1. Do deep condition your hair regularly. Deep conditioning ensures that your natural hair remains moisturized. Moisturized hair is less susceptible to breakage and split ends.
  2. Do style your hair in protective hairstyles to protect your ends
  3. Don’t wear woolen hats, caps, or beanies as they will cause dryness
  4. Do eat healthy amounts of vegetables, fish like salmon, and fruits
  5. Do take a multivitamin, biotin, or Omega 3 supplement to aid in hair growth. (Always consult your doctor before taking a supplement)
  6. Do hot oil treatments regularly to prevent dry scalp and dandruff
  7. Don’t neglect to wash your hair regularly as this cleans clogged pores which prevent hair growth
  8. Do use a microfiber towel, old T-shirt, or pillow case to dry your hair after washing
  9. Don’t forget to moisturize your edges or any part of your hair exposed to the weather. Condition your hair with heavy creams and butters.
  10. Do use a humidifier to keep moisture in the air in your house. You can also steam your hair regularly for extra conditioning.

How do you plan to take care your natural hair this fall?

Herbs, Oils, and Spices Series: Avocado Oil

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Origin: Avocado oil is extracted using cold pressing method.

Characteristics: Oily to the touch, strong, herbal aroma, dark green color when unrefined, shelf life is about 6 months

Benefits for hair: Avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids that help with conditioning the hair. When used in a deep conditioner, Avocado oil can effectively moisturize the hair shaft by penetrating the cuticle layer. Avocado oil is not recommended for fine hair as it is a heavy oil.

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How to use:

Sources: ehow.com

Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels by Marlene Jones

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Herbs, Oils, and Spices Series: Apricot Kernel Oil

Origin: Apricot kernel oil is extracted from dried apricot kernels.

Characteristics: Oily, nutty fragrance, golden color

Benefits for hair: Apricot kernel oil contains essential fatty acids, like polyunsaturated fatty acids, that help in sealing moisture into the hair. Apricot kernel oil is rich in Vitamin A, C, and E.

Benefits for scalp: Apricot kernel oil can help treat dermatitis and dandruff, plus prevent hair loss by massaging it into the scalp regularly.

How to use:

Sources: ehow.com

Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels by Marlene Jones

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