Thank you for choosing me Lisy Marie to be your Go 2 Stylist!
I really appreciate you as a client and look forward to working for you agian. Please feel free to visit my blog at G0 2 Stylist. Tumblr.com. I am constantly posting new hair info as well as researching healthy ways to promote hair growth. All the information plus more can be found there! Look forward to working with you again.
BASIC HAIR CARE INFO
1. When blow drying your hair blow dry on damp hair. Never dripping wet hair. This will cause less breakage and damage.
2. Always use a heat protectant when flat ironing or using a blow dry. (And remember using a flat iron on the highest setting won’t make your hair any straighter! It actually damages your and causes ends to split faster. Use the appropriate setting and temperature for you)
3. Get ends trimmed regularly (I know it kills us to have scissors of any kind come anywhere near our hair when we are trying to grow it out, but getting your ends clipped at least every 2-3 months will help promote growth and stop the damaged ends from splitting)
4. Use protein treatments like Aphogee Intesive 2 min Keratin Reconstructor and deep condition hair at least every 2 weeks. (I wrap my hair in saran wrap when I deep condition. Using just a plastic shower cap helps but the product mostly sits on top of your hair. If you use a saran wrap it will get the product to penetrate your scalp faster.)
5. With any product use the amount the directions tells you to. The biggest mistake most people make is to use way too much product, and wonder why the product isn’t working for them. In this case less is more.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN SCALP EXFOLIANT
Get your feeling fresh and clean without the harsh chemicals that can sometimes be found in shampoo’s. Doing a scalp exfoliant once a month or every other month will help move the cells around and promote growth!
Take 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and 3 teaspoons of conditioner (silicone free is recommended since it is being applied directly onto your scalp)…. Massage the paste the same way you would massage the oil… Do this about twice a month (once every other week)
Products and oils recomended:
Parnevu T- Tree Scalp Oil (Benefits of T-Tree Oil—Anti Bacterial and Anti Fungal properties.. Help clear and unclog the hair follicles)
Almond OIl- Helps Repair damaged brittle hair along with split ends as well.. It is one of the ultimate repair oils..
Sesame Oil- Also has extreme nourishing factors for repairing damaged hair…
Coconut Oil- Excellent for inhibiting natural hair hair shedding… It also penetrates the hair shaft pretty easily making it easy to restore moisture to the hair..
Rosemary Oil- Highly recommended to use for hair thinning and speedy growth… It has two very important factors.. It slows down the natural hair shedding process while at the same time, stimulates the hair follicles for new growth.
After your Service
This trend is simply to put… out of control.The things i have noticed after talking to my clients is that most of them have no reason as to why they want to “go natural”.
Those who do know either say one of 3 things.
1. They dont want to put any chemicals in their hair
2. They want their hair to grow longer stronger ect.
3. They dont want to have to do anything to it (meaning they want to wake up leave the house and go)
So hears is the deal, while that is all good, understand that in order to grow long strong and healthy hair involves a lot of time, money, patience, and knowledge.
Time- going natural is not a quick solution to hair care! You will spend more time doing your hair when you are natural (once it starts to grow out after your big chop). You first have to identify the hair type that you have (more info on my page) , and then find the products that work for you. That is when you do wear you’re hair out. But for 80% of the time you will have to get protective styles in order to maintain the growth of your hair. Which now brings us to …………
Money- because you will have to test out ALOT of products you are therefore spending a lot of money. You also will spend alot of money on the protective styles (sew ins, quick weaves, braids ect.) that you use to help retain your growth. This at times will get very frustrating which brings us to….
Patience- there will be times when you just want to cut it off again(which defeats the purpose of growing it out) or want to put chemicals in your hair to get it under control. It takes a lot of patience as well as …..
Knowledge- you have to be very vigilant when you are natural! Use sites like Youtube and Google to help you find what could possibly work for you. Also know exactly what you want to get from being natural. Or if there is something you could do now (before starting the process) to help give you long, strong,and healthy hair!
I am in no way against being natural. I myself am natural (for no reason other than I stopped relaxing my hair about 7 years ago and it all grew out). But I have also done my fair share of research and thankfully I have a 3B/3C hair type and I can alternate between straight and curly styles. (My curly styles being harder to maintain). This is just my personal info that Ive figured out during my hair journey that I wanted to share with you.
Don’t think for a second that just because you have a sew-in that you don’t have to take care of your hair underneath. You would lose valuable time and growth if you make that mistake. Having a weave provides you with many benefits, and due to low manipulation it allows your hair to thrive and grow at what seems like warp speed. It’s not that you hair really does grow faster when you have a weave installed, it’s just that you can retain the majority of your length if you go about it correctly. I will walk you through the steps I take to make sure my weave stays fly while keeping my hair intact.
I must have been 19 years old when I got my first sew-in. It was my birthday and the summer time, I wanted wet and wavy hair and it turned out beautiful. The problem was, I was uneducated about how to maintain my own hair under my weave, but even worse was I had no idea what was waiting for me when I took it down. A couple of months went by and I started getting bored with the wet and wavy style, so I took it out. I was amazed at how much my hair had grown, but what upset me was how thin my ends and the middle of my hair looked compared to my roots. As if that wasn’t enough, I was devastated to see that my hair was so weak. I washed my hair and conditioned as usual. Once I began to comb it, I noticed that not only was there massive shedding, but my hair was breaking off in the middle of the strands. When I discussed this with my stylist, she asked if I had been doing protein treatments. I had not. As it turns out, you should do a protein treatment on your wash day. When I get a sew-in these days, I use Aphogee Intensive Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor. I usually keep my weave installed for two months. I tend to use the protein treatment once every two weeks. This brand of protein treatment is usually meant for permed hair, but it works on natural hair as well, especially if it will be immobilized for an extended period of time. It keeps my hair strong and I do not experience breakage or a massive amount of shedding.
Another mistake I made with my first install was my lack of deep conditioning. Even without a weave, you must never skip this step. Conditioners that are very thin in nature work best when you condition your hair under a weave. Just think, you have a head full of added hair on your head and you have to get through that before you can even get to your own hair, which is braided tightly. The goal is to make sure that every strand of hair from the root to the tip gets the benefit of the conditioner. Thick conditioners will just sit on the top layer of your braided hair. Sometimes a stylist will braid extra hair in with your own hair, making it even more pertinent that you have a conditioner with a very thin, almost watery consistency to be able to move through the bulk to your scalp. VO5 Moisture Milk is an excellent conditioner that will be able to penetrate through the hair and down to your scalp. .
I guess by now you are saying that I just did everything wrong with my first sew-in. Well, not everything. I provided extreme amounts of moisture to my hair on a daily basis. Being that I had a wet and wavy style, I sprayed an activator-like spray on the weave daily after wetting my entire head in the shower. So, moisture was never a problem. In fact, I had too much moisture and not enough protein as stated earlier. If you are wearing hair that is not wet and wavy and you wish to keep it dry, you must use a moisturizer that will not wet your hair, but still get the job done. African Royale Braid Spray is one such product that will not make your hair wet, but it will give it a mist, thus providing the daily moisture you need. You can use any brand of braid spray that you prefer, but make sure it has a nozzle or a spray mechanism. In other words, you do not want a moisturizer that you have to pour into your hand, this will make it harder for you to get down to your hair and get an even coverage.
As far as keeping the style of your weave and keeping it fresh looking, I just want to say that you do not have to compromise the look of your weave while taking care of your hair. You can still practice healthy hair care and rock a sew-in at the same time. Sometimes women make the mistake of thinking that if they mess with their own hair, then they will mess the weave up. Trust me, your braids will not come loose because you are deep conditioning. You will be able to curl the weave again and style it back daily. You probably tie it up, wrap or bun it at night anyway. Go ahead and make good use of your time, by growing your own hair longer while you have your weave. If you have wet and wavy hair installed, make sure that there is a protein balance since you will be wetting your hair often. When I had wet and wavy hair in, I braided the hair and tied it up to sleep. Having a weave is a very simple and easy style, but it is also easy to miss steps, and that could be at a detriment to your own hair.