Canola

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How are you doing today? I’ve been researching about oils to help in hair growth and I came across canola oil, therefore I began to research about it. Canola is not endorsed in the natural hair community and from my research this seems to be a great oil for your hair.

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Canola seeds are used to produce canola oil since 43% of it is oil. Canola is modified type of rapeseed. It belongs to the mustard family (canola is closely related to Brussels sprout, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage). Cultivation of rapeseed started four thousand years ago. Medical studies in 20th century showed that rapeseed contains erucic acid (chemical substance) that may induce harmful effects in humans when consumed in large quantities. Soon after, scientists created genetically improved, healthier version of rapeseed, named canola. Newly created plant contains minimal amount of erucic acid, it is resistant to herbicides and it can be consumed safely. Thanks to all these features, canola is one of the most important agricultural crops today. [SOURCE]

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Product Review | Double Sheen™ Argan Oil Hair Mayonnaise

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Remember that beautiful head of twists? Don’t? Check it out here. I had those twists in for over a month now but I still washed them every other week. My hair was in dire need of a protein treatment, therefore I went out and got me a hair mayonnaise. This hair mayonnaise:

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This hair mayonnaise promises to repair damaged hair, rejuvenates fragile hair, moisturizes and conditions.

Double Sheen Argan Oil Hair Mayonnaise is enriched with Argan Oil to deeply penetrate the hair and repair damage caused by chemical processing. Designed with botanicals it infuses vitamins and proteins, rejuvenating weak fragile hair by adding moisture and shine. It intensively conditions and strengthens. 

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Factual or Mythical Series: Protective Styles Make Your Hair Grow

This has been a myth in the natural hair community for quite awhile. Now when we speak of protective styles we’re speaking of a style that protect the ends of our hair. Protective styles include twists, braids, wigs, extensions, weaves, etc. When we protect our ends we avoid the chance of it breaking off. Ends not being broken off = more length.

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Women will often do back to back protective styles to encourage hair growth but are not aware of the downfalls of doing this. I myself have been a victim of the back-to-back protective styling trying to grow long hair. Protective styles helps us to retain length – not grow our hair.

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I’ve Noticed Softer Hair

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I am one to always wear my hair in mini twists. Here in Jamaica, we call them rope twists. Yesterday, I installed another head of rope twists and I noticed that my hair was as soft as ever than before. I was in awe.

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I washed my hair on Thursday -the whole works of shampoo, deep condition, condition, apply a leave-in and then applied my black castor oil infused with argan oil mixed with coconut oil. This is the process I always used when washing my hair but I tweaked it a little. I wasn’t home by the way when I washed my hair. I was staying at my cousin’s house. Now, at his house he has a water heater.

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Factual or Mythical Series: Greasing the Scalp makes Hair grow Faster

Say what? Myth. Myth. Myth. I remember my mom doing this to my hair as a child and to make it even worse she did it on towel dried hair. All that’s spelled right there is D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R!!!!! You know this girl’s hair wasn’t getting moisturized as it should and this hair sure wasn’t growing – during those times my hair growth seemed to be at an halt. Back in the days we thought this was the correct way of caring for our hair but continuing to learn about our hair and seeing the difference it makes when we hinder from applying grease has proven that it does no justice to growing our hair.

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Now when we speak of greasing we are speaking of a product that contains petrolatum, mineral oil or lanolin that is  used on the scalp or hair. Many naturals refrain from using these products because they seem to have a bad reputation with the natural hair.

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Product Haul

After school yesterday and today I got a few things I would need for my hair since this week would be my wash week. I’m not a product junkie but I am always open to trying new products. Therefore, each week I’ll try a new product. I’m a naturalaholic on a budget so I mostly opt for DIYs.

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Here’s what I picked up at a local beauty supplies and a pharmacy ….

1. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream – I am yet to find a leave-in conditioner my hair loves and I’ve read great reviews of this product, therefore I will be giving it a try.

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Factual or Mythical Series: Our Hair is Always Growing

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This picture was drawn by Ariel. You can find her on Instagram @keturahariel

Yes, our hair is always growing. Actually on average our hair grows ½ inch a month. That’s 6 inches in a year. Can you imagine retaining all that length in the healthy way possible? Although many naturals will not see this growth due to excess breaking of hair. Thus, the reason for preventing hair breakage during our hair growth regimen. Bear in mind though that some hair loss is quite normal, so don’t sweat it. It is natural to lose 50-100 hairs per day. This is referred to as shedding. Knowing the difference between shedding and breakage and how to treat either will help one in their journey to healthy hair.

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