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Hair technique

By Margaret Chandia This week we talk correct hair handling techniques! Health hair is not only about good hair products, you also have to handle your hair well to prevent any setbacks in your hair journey. Correct hair handling and correct product use go a long way in achieving healthy hair. Incorrect hair handling and incorrect product use can hamper healthy hair. This week is dedicated to tips and techniques to use for correct hair handling and product use. This picture is a no-no! Stay tuned for great info! Guest Post by Margaret Chandia Margaret is not only an avid curlsister and natuaralist but the  founder of Me Time Events. She is a dynamic young entrepreneur with a background in social research and project management. Margaret is on a personal mission to build ethical, socially relevant and profitable businesses. Me Time Events marries her mission and two passions, social entrepreneurship and development.

By |August 6th, 2015|Guest post|0 Comments

Making healthy changes

By Margaret Chandia Making healthy changes to your diet can really dramatically improve your hair and body health! Making simple changes like eating a 3-5 servings of fruit, veggies and whole grains daily and healthy proteins 3-5 times a week can dramatically improve your hair health. image courtesy of freedigitalimages.net/stockimages Now I wouldn't suggest any drastic changes, add one or two things to your diet for a month and then add one or two more things there after. Here are some great additions you can make to your diet to improve your hair health, click the link below. And remember to make a habit of it, make daily changes or at least three times a week. http://blackgirllonghair.com/…/10/10-foods-for-healthy-hair/ Guest Post by Margaret Chandia Margaret is not only an avid curlsister and natuaralist but the founder of Me Time Events. She is a dynamic young entrepreneur with a background in social research and project management. Margaret is on a personal mission to build ethical, socially relevant and profitable businesses. Me Time Events marries her mission and two passions, social entrepreneurship and development.

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Today we talk stress!

By Margaret Chandia Image courtesy of stock images at freedigitalimages.net Excessive stress has become an acceptable part of hour daily lives but it can negatively impact our health! Excessive stress has been associated with hairloss, premature greying and even slowing down hair growth. Shocking! So how stressed are you? Don't know!? Watch out for our stress test and stress buster! Now how do we reduce our stress? I take some "me time", visit friends, having a good laugh,watching random Nigerian movies, run, take pretty pictures, read a good book and the list is endless. Here are some tips below. Try one or two your hair and body will thank you! Guest Post by Margaret Chandia Margaret is not only an avid curlsister and natuaralist but the founder of Me Time Events. She is a dynamic young entrepreneur with a background in social research and project management. Margaret is on a personal mission to build ethical, socially relevant and profitable businesses. Me Time Events marries her mission and two passions, social entrepreneurship and development.

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Today we are talking about water!

By Margaret Chandia I have mentioned this before but I have to say it again, adequate water intake is important for healthy hair and body! Our bodies are 60-80% water. Water assists with cell growth this includes hair growth. Dehydration or not drinking enough water limits hair growth and causes brittle, dry and rough hair! Drinking enough water can have an even bigger impact on your hair that taking hair supplements! Imagine that and it's virtually free! Guest Post by Margaret Chandia Margaret is not only an avid curlsister and natuaralist but the founder of Me Time Events. She is a dynamic young entrepreneur with a background in social research and project management. Margaret is on a personal mission to build ethical, socially relevant and profitable businesses. Me Time Events marries her mission and two passions, social entrepreneurship and development.

By |July 6th, 2015|Guest post|0 Comments

Combing

By Margaret Chandia I remember when I was growing up combing was a nightmare for me and would always end with a lot of hair on the floor and on the comb and a really sore head! Many ladies in their adult life still struggle with combing their natural hair in the same way. Today I am hear to tell you that combing does not have to be sore, result in hair breakage all over the floor and your cloths etc. and your hair does not have to be combed with a conventional comb at all. The first rule of correct hair combing is start with the right tool. Use a afro comb, a wide tooth comb, seamless if you can find one, or you can use your fingers (yes I said fingers, the cheapest comb you will ever buy)! Please stay away from brushes and combs with tiny teeth those are enemy number one when it comes to breakage. If you cannot find a seamless comb at least buy a comb with no jagged/uneven edges that your hair might snag on or try finger combing more! Checkout the best and the worst combing tools!     Guest Post by Margaret Chandia Margaret is not only an avid curlsister and natuaralist but the founder of Me Time Events. She is a dynamic young entrepreneur with a background in social research and project management. Margaret is on a personal mission to build ethical, socially relevant and profitable businesses. Me Time Events marries her mission and two passions, social entrepreneurship and development.

By |June 15th, 2015|Guest post|0 Comments

Massaging for healthier hair

By Margaret Chandia When I say massage most people think relaxing spa treatments and not hair care. Massaging your scalp with the pads of your fingers are great for stimulating blood flow to the scalp. Scalp massages also help stimulate production on natural oils produced by the scalp called sebum. Scalp massaging can help revive a damaged hairline and stimulate hair growth in general. For damaged hair lines it is recommended scalp massages are done daily in the affected areas for 5-10 minutes, but three to four times a week should be fine too. Combining a good growth oil with massage, by applying the oil on your finger pads before the massage, will make a major difference to your hair health/growth. I massage my scalp once or twice a week to stimulate scalp oil production and it has helped soften by hair and reduce dryness for both my scalp and hair, making my hair more manageable. image courtesy of freedigitalimages.net/Praisaeng Putting the oil on the scalp and just letting it sit there is not really going to do much, one must also understand the makeup of the oil, the molecule size, is it a penetrating oil, does the property of the oil also stimulate the scalp, why that oil and not another etc etc AND then one needs to STIMULATE the hair follicles and the get the blood flowing which is why what we eat and put into our blood is also important as it carries the nutrients to the scalp and as you have explained we need to massage massage and massage again. And not understanding all of this is why some of us get discouraged when we don't see the problem [...]

By |June 6th, 2015|Guest post|0 Comments

Trimming your hair

We are still talking hair techniques and handling. When was the last time you trimmed your hair? Trimming your hair, not cutting, is very important for length retention/growth. image courtesy of freedigitalimages.net/imagerymajestic Regular trimming (twice a year) is great for minimizing knots and split-ends which eventually lead to breakage. I trim my hair twice a year. I take off about a centimeter off the ends. Some naturals prefer to dust their ends, which is basically trimming but about half a centimeter is taken off and dusting is done about 3 to four times a year. They are other types of trimming/dusting/cutting which are mentioned in this great graphic. Remember when trimming your hair invest is the best SHARP HAIR scissor you can afford. Also on trim in small sections. Trimming hair boosted my length retention and I love the feeling of smooth knot-free ends, much less tangles!   Guest Post by Margaret Chandia Margaret is not only an avid curlsister and natuaralist but the  founder of Me Time Events. She is a dynamic young entrepreneur with a background in social research and project management. Margaret is on a personal mission to build ethical, socially relevant and profitable businesses. Me Time Events marries her mission and two passions, social entrepreneurship and development.

By |April 6th, 2015|Guest post|0 Comments

Anyone for a run?

By Margaret Chandia Anyone for a run? Did you know that exercise can help your hair grow? Cardiovascular exercises like running, aerobics and spinning increase blood flow to areas of the body like the scalp. Increased blood flow means more nutrients are transported to the follicles of the hair , which means increased hair growth! image courtesy of freedigitalimages/stockimages Guest Post by Margaret Chandia Margaret is not only an avid curlsister and natuaralist but the  founder of Me Time Events. She is a dynamic young entrepreneur with a background in social research and project management. Margaret is on a personal mission to build ethical, socially relevant and profitable businesses. Me Time Events marries her mission and two passions, social entrepreneurship and development.

By |April 6th, 2015|Guest post|0 Comments