Brazilian Natural Hair FAQs

FAQ1

 

What is the difference between Processed Remy vs Unprocessed Virgin Remy?

Processed Remy: This hair has been dyed and processed with keratin treatment to create a silky coating and texture. 

Unprocessed Virgin Remy: Hair has been thoroughly cleansed and carefully selected to provide the best hair possible. 

Individual colors and textures may vary because it remains in its natural form. 

 

What is the correct method to dye the hair to achieve desired color?

  1. There are two different types of hair dye that one can use. There is a permanent color and a semi-permanent color. The differences between these two are that permanent color lasts longer than semi-permanent color. 
  2. Permanent color penetrates through the cortex of the hair fiber creating a longer lasting dye. However, colors such as red, burgundy, and purple will fade away even with the use of a permanent dye. Semi-permanent color only coats the outer layer of the hair which lightens the color with each wash. 

 

Below are some examples as to why you may not be achieving the desired color:

  1. Dye Mixture — The dye mixture and peroxide must be mixed together. However, color may not be visible if you only use one or the other, or when the two formulas are not a match.
  2. Color #5 is used by hair stylists but it is different from weave and wig colors. When dyeing #5 and #8 to a lighter brown, use volume 40 bleach. Various hair types and colors also have specific bleach products that are available as well. 

 

What type of bleach should I use?

  1. Depending on the original hair color and the lighter color you want to achieve, it is recommended to use volume 10~volume 40 (3%-12%) bleach. The higher the volume of peroxide, the lighter the hair will become.

 

Why did the curls/waves in the hair become loose after washing?

  1. We suggest using natural hair products to ensure that the curls and waves will last.
  2. Unprocessed wavy and curly hair do not have any perms or chemicals. If extra curls or waves are desired, use a cold rod to enhance the hair. Varying thickness in the cold rod will result in different wave and curl patterns. 

 

Am I able to use relaxers or perm in the hair?

  1. Relaxers and perms can be used for all hair. However, after long periods of use, it can cause shedding and demage to the hair fibers.

 

Are there any chemicals to avoid with natural hair?

  1. Bleaching, dyeing, relaxing, and perms are all chemicals that alter the natural state of hair. Hair products containing alcohol, petroleum, mineral oil, and sulfur should be avoided.
  2. Using natural essential moisture retention shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioner is highly recommended. These products contain natural butter and organic oils to soften and hydrate the hair.

 

Will heating tools damage the hair? What is the correct method?

  1. Before using a flat or curling iron, apply a thermal heat protectant on the hair. Like bleaching or adding chemicals, heating tools can also cause damage to the hair fibers. 
  2. Using the correct temperature is very important when applying heat to hair. Do not exceed 400F for Brazilian Natural Hair.

How do you properly brush the hair to prevent shedding?

  1. Weaving hair is more likely to shed if you brush too often.
  2. Instead of using a brush, use your fingers and gently run through hair to untangle. If you must use a brush, hold onto the weft, and brush from bottom up gently in one direction.

FAQ2

General Hair Care Methods

  1. Always consult with your professional hair stylist.
  2. Keep your scalp clean.
  3. Never sleep with wet hair. Hair must be completely dry.
  4. Wrap your hair in a satin scarf or plastic wrap before sleeping.
  5. Untangle the hair before washing. Do not rub hair against each other while washing.
  6. The foam from the shampoo is enough to cleanse the hair. 
  7. Do not use hot water for hair extensions. It will cause tangling. 
  8. Weaving hair can be used for a maximum of 3 months once installed, if you exceed this recommended use, it will cause damage to your own hair and scalp.
  9. Do not brush or use heating tools on wet hair.
  10. Use hair treatments and products often but in careful moderation.

 

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YouTube Review $10 Store Credit Giveaway

YOUTUBE REVIEW GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hair to Beauty’s (“HTB”) YouTube Review Giveaway (“YTR Giveaway”) is a Qualifying Activity by which you may earn a $10 Store Credit by making a YouTube Review. You may earn up to a maximum of $100 (“Rewards”) over the time of this event of your participation. This offer is limited to 100 YouTube review uploads submitted to HTB and will be issued as a First Come First Serve Basis. You must be eligible to accumulate and redeem Rewards by having prior purchases with HTB and maintaining a HTB account in good standing in order to be eligible to earn Rewards through the YTR Giveaway. 

To participate, a YouTube video must be uploaded reviewing a product that was purchased from HTB, HairToBeauty.com must be mentioned in the title, detail area or verbally acknowledged in the YouTube video and a product cannot be reviewed twice by the same participant (“Eligible Offer”). All YouTube reviews must be posted after August 4, 2014 and must be about a product that was purchased no earlier than July 1, 2014 from HTB. The participant must then email HTB with their full name, phone number, link of the video and email address to redeem their Rewards. HTB will email any Rewards you are eligible to receive, approximately 7 days after the Eligible Offer is made. 

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Best Foods For Healthy Hair

Short-haircuts-for-black-women-2013_6Hair is primarily made of a protein called keratin that also makes nails and forms the outer protective layer of skin. Each hair is attached to the scalp via a follicle. According to the hair nutritionists, your hair condition depends heavily on whatever you eat today. Good foods help fortify the hair follicle, from which each strand is born and the scalp that surrounds it. The cells that make up each strand of hair require a regular supply of key nutrients. The most important nutrients you get from what you eat are proteins, vitamins and minerals, which supply hair with all that it needs to remain shiny, lustrous and strong.

There are some excellent foods that contain much vitamins and minerals.

Foods Contain Much Protein

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As hair is made of protein, you should eat enough protein in your diet, which is crucial for making hair strong and healthy. If you keep low protein diets, this may result in hair loss. Much protein filled foods are eggs, chicken, pork, beef and salmon, which are loaded with four key minerals: zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. These minerals help cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles. If you are vegetarian, you may choose lentils, spinach and other leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and salad greens instead of meat.

Foods Contain Much Vitamin

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Vitamin C is one of the most effective nutrients to help grow and strengthen hair. Vitamin C is the most familiar of all the nutrients because of its widespread use as a dietary supplement. Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in our body and hairs as well. Foods containing much vitamin are fruits and vegetables. They are the best source of Vitamin C. You won’t really require Vitamin C supplements as Vitamin C is already available in ample amounts in food sources and you can get the recommended amount of Vitamin C by incorporating the above foods in your diet.

Foods Contain Much Mineral

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Walnut gives you many benefits: smoother skin, healthy hair, brighter eyes, and strong bones. Get your daily dose of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E by eating a handful by themselves or throwing some in your salad, pasta, or dessert. Yogurt, even a cup of yogurt, has more calcium than a cup of fat-free milk, which is great for your posture, nails, and teeth. Mix it with fruit or granola for a healthy breakfast or that essential mid afternoon snack, and it will give you healthy and shiny hair.  Sweet potatoes are said to be packed with beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights aging, and they help your hair to be alive.

Of course, there’s more to your hair than what you eat. Smoking, hormonal imbalances, and not enough sleep can also affect how your hair looks and feels. No magic nutrient can make up for those concerns. However, if you shun yourself from bad habits and keep on good foods above, your hair will be better and stronger.

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Which One? — Human vs Synthetic Hair Wig

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Wigs are great for your beautiful and abundant hairstyles. Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of wig: human hair and synthetic hair. Sometimes, it is hard to decide which kind of wig you are fit in. If you are a constant wig user, you’d better clearly understand the advantages and disadvantages of these two types of wigs before purchasing. Which is right for you?

 

Human Hair

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a. PROS

1. Most Natural Look & Feel

2. Like Human Hair – Soft & Versatile

3. More Durable

b. CONS

1. More Expensive

2. Majority Made From Asian Hair

3. Require Maintenance – daily styling

 

 

Human Hair is still the superior choice if quality is the only consideration. Human hair wigs are like my own. Among human hair wigs, Remy human hair is considered a supreme option.  Hair follicles are kept running in the same direction when collecting and crafting the wig or hairpiece.  With cuticles all running in the same direction, tangling is greatly reduced and hair looks and feels silkier.

 

Synthetic Hair

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Never as good as human hair, synthetic hair has come a long way in recent years up to the point where it is difficult to tell the difference. Synthetic hairs become the things that they feel almost like human hair.  Some could say that even with some of the higher quality synthetic pieces you would never know they were not natural human hair if you didn’t have the human hair right next to it to compare!

a. PROS

1. Readiness – Permanently Set with Wave, Curl and Volume

2. Holding Firmly – Keeping the Style Even in Bad Weather

b. CONS

1. Lacking Versatility

2. Vulnerable To Heat – Only Some Are specially Heat Friendly

3. Less Durable – Able to Last about 4-6 months (Heat Friendly 2- 3 months)

 

Synthetic hair wigs have great pros and some weaknesses, and the limited versatility of synthetic hair becomes less of a consideration when you factor in the affordability. However, you may choose to have a wide variety of styles on hand and ready to wear!

 

Which do you choose for your wig? 

 

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Guide To Choose Wigs

When you are going to buy wigs, keep in mind there are several different types of options for finding a wig. Before purchasing, it is wise for women to fully grasp their options so that they may choose the best possible wig to fit their needs.

There are many places to buy wigs both online and offline in the wig stores. Look for local wig shops or beauty supply stores to find wigs. “Touch of Beauty” have 3 stores in Harvey, Country Club Hls, Riverdale in Illinois and 1 store in Hammond, Indiana.

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Websites are also available such as HairtoBeauty.com or Wigs.com, offering a wide selection of quality wigs. You have to carefully examine the reviews of the website about her product status, delivery, and return policy. Some websites have problems of delayed delivery, poor product quality, and rude customer service.

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2. What Brands To Buy

There are numerous brands of wigs available for purchase. While the individual look and feel of the wig you purchase is more important than the brand itself, as we all know the brand itself is important, too. Brands that manufacture wigs for black women are the followings:

Velvet

Equal

Model Model

Outre

Vanessa

Vivica A. Fox

It’s A Wig

Bobbi Boss

Zury

Motown Tress

Beshe

Junee Fashion

Janet Collection

 

3. Synthetic or Human Hair Wigs

Before buying you have to decide between the wig made of synthetic fibers or the wig made of natural hair. If you are a constant wig user, you’d better compare and contrast the pros and cons of these two types of wigs before buying. No matter what type is chosen, the wearer should be aware of how to care for their wig so it will last.

a. Human Hair

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Buyers should be aware that a human hair wig is more expensive than a synthetic hair wig. Caring for a human hair wig is very similar to caring for normal human hair. These wigs can withstand brushing, blow drying and heat styling without any problems. No matter what ethnicity of hair is used, wigs should always be washed in luke-warm water with a gentle shampoo and a thick, nourishing conditioner.

b. Synthetic Hair

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Some benefits to synthetic hair wigs: accessibility in all textures, colors, and styles, easily matching with a woman’s natural hair, easier to styling. Synthetic hair wigs are typically much more affordable than human hair wigs. The main issue with owning a wig made of synthetic fibers is that it cannot be restyled using any sort of heated hair appliance. Heat can cause the wig fibers to melt and possibly become damaged beyond repair. Also, synthetic hair wigs typically don’t last as long as human hair wigs, and usually need to be replaced within a year.

4. Yaki & Half Wigs

Yaki wigs are some of the most popular types of wigs for black women. Yaki is a hair texture that is created to look and feel like African American hair that has been processed by relaxers. Half wigs are popular with many black women, and are typically used to make a woman’s hair appear longer or fuller. Some half wigs are clipped into the hair, while others are placed on top of the hair in a headband form.

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Choose Your Look

As you look at the above content, there are many different styles and types wigs available for you. Black women can use wigs for several purposes, and whether it is human or synthetic, yaki or half wig it should help you change your look, more beautiful than before. A high-quality wig can make difference.

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How To Grow Longer Hair While Transitioning

How To Grow Longer Hair In Transitioning

Recently a hair expert found out that there are some techniques you can use during your transitioning that stimulates your hair to grow longer. Here are they!

1. Massage

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A simple massage could increase hair growth. Try to massage your scalp for 30 seconds to a minute. This open up blood vessels and increase blood circulation which will deliver oxygen and essential nutrients to the hair follicles. Try this for healthy hair growth!

2. Vodka

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Vodka can actually encourage hair growth. There is a scalp stimulator recipe that combines two teaspoons of vodka, 5 drops of lavender, chamomile and rosemary oil with one tablespoon of distilled water. This mixture is then massaged into the scalp to kill germs and open up the hair follicles to encourage hair growth.

3. Apply Aloe Vera Gel

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Apply aloe vera gel to your scalp to stimulate growth. It’s traditionally used to promote hair growth—especially in those suffering from alopecia. Aloe is definitely a natural medicine for your hair.

4. Take Biotin

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Taking biotin or a dietary supplement that contains biotin can significantly contribute to growth during your transition. Biotin is vital to cell proliferation making it an effective tool for hair growth. Biotin also renews the follicles and roots of the hairs that are already growing which will result in thicker, fuller and healthier hair.

 

Article Except From http://www.essence.com/hair/transitioning