Posts tagged ‘moisturize’

Protect your lovely strands!

As the time nears closer to the peak of winter we are presented with harsh winds, colder temperatures and lots of layers.

We really can’t rock our belowed wash and go without fear of getting sick and we are presented with much drier hair. Now, is the time when we should be paying close attention to our strands. So why not add some layers to our hair as well! Protective styles help us to protect our hair from the harshness of the cold weather, retain length and have an overall healtheir set of strands. You may be saying in the back of your mind, “How the heck am I supposed to do that, I was just getting the hang of mastering my wash and go.” I promise you that you will be happy if you make the choice to do a couple protective styles. During this time doing your hair is pretty much a breeze and your hair is protected, which is the most important thing of all.

You can protect you strands by wearing our satin bonnet outside as a hat trying out various protective styles like twists, braids, wigs, weaves, extentions, and even wearing our twisted hair underneath our satin bonnets with a cute hat to add to our outfits.

I have opted to do various braided updos with twists for the past couple months as you can see a few pics of below.

 

If your interested you can also log on to healthyhairjourney.com for some ideas on styles or just search around on the internet for some protective style ideas. You can also stop by thegoodhairblog.com for “The Good Hair Blog Protective Style Challenge”. You can share your journey protecting your hair along with the 80+ women already started on the Challenge. You won’t want to miss this one.

SN: Don’t forget to keep your hair moisturized as well!!

How have you been protecting your strands? What protective styles will you be trying?

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Sealing Moisture into Your Hair

I did some research on the proper way natural hair should be moisturized and put it to the test. My hair felt soft and super moisturized. Check out the post I found by Nikisha of Urban Bush Babes.

Hi ladies, I wanted to give a quick run through for those who don’t know how to seal their hair, because there is a right way and a wrong way.

Step 1.While hair is freshly cleansed and still wet apply a leave-in conditioner and/or moisturizing cream. Make sure that the leave-in conditioner and moisturizing cream have “water” as an ingredient. The water helps with hairs moisture.

Step 2. Last step apply a coat of oils or butters to your ends and all over your hair if you prefer. This will help seal in the moisture from the leave-in creams and conditioners. This aids in length retention because moisturized hair prevents breakage.

***If you don’t apply your oils or butters as your last step then you will block out the moisture from the leave-in cream and conditioner. Just think about putting a coat of oil on your strands and then trying to put a cream on top, it won’t penetrate. So make sure to follow these steps in exact order . Cream and/or leave-in conditioner first and oils or butters last . Stay away from creams and oils that contain mineral oil and petroleum.

via Sealing Moisture into Your Hair.

Update! :)

Hello Beautiful People!!

Just felt the need to stop by and thank you all for continuing to be supporters of Aphrodite Kinks. I totally appreciate it and love helping you all through my trials and errors with my own journey. I hope that I have been able to help you all and continue to do so.

This has definitely been a journey for me. I am not going to say that I have all the answers, because I don’t. Though, of you have a question I try my best to get you answers. Hope that you all stick around and enjoy.

A little update:
I will soon be posting up my experience while on my last vacation. I experienced lots of changes in my hair.

I will also be posting my experience with the ColourMeBeautiful contest winning.

I am working on gathering more information on transitioning for my fellow transitioners. I know it is a process.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Sealed and Moisturized

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If there is one product(besides water) that every transitioning and/or natural hair person needs is some kind of sealant for their strands. Most naturals live by the “coconut oil rule”, as others may use a (product junkie) mixture of other natural oils. For me, using coconut oil has made my hair feel moisturized and gives it that extra sheen to stand out. The only thing that sometimes goes wrong, is when I use WAY too much and my hair looks like a mean Jeri Curl. The best way to avoid that is of course using about a dime size amount or less on your hair.

I found on organicfacts.net that Coconut Oil has many benefits;
It’s contains:
Lauric Acid and Capric Acid which helps break down active bacteria which can cause hair loss.

Vitamin E which keeps the scalp,hair, skin, and nails healthy and fresh.

Moisture Retaining Capacity due to the fact that it is not broken down easily nor evaporated, which makes it very stable. Hence, hair will remain moistened and soft, preventing breakage.

Fatty acids which can aid in the treatment of Dandruff.

For naturals, coconut oil should probably one of your staple products. It has so many benefits for the hair, as well as the skin, and nails. A sufficient amount of coconut oil usually ranges from about $2 to about $6. Not expensive at all, especially when it saves you the option of having damaged hair, and can be used in more ways than one.

Be sure to check out your local health food store, supermarket, etc. and pick up some coconut oil. You WON’T regret it.

Until next time….

Love,
BkAphrodite