Cut Down on Hot Styling Tools

The heat from styling tools like hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons or hot rollers, can leave hair dry and damaged—which leads to more frizz.

Hair tends to form uniform curls more easily when it dries naturally so try to keep the use of these hot styling tools to a minimum.

When a flat iron or hair dryer is a must, apply a silicone-based serum to protect your hair from the heat and control frizz.

For my transitioning readers who still need to use heat styling tools, Mizani has a great product line made especially for you!

Thermasmooth Smooth Guard Smoothing Serum
Thermastrength Style Serum

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  1. So as a gluten for punishment, and since I have not yet fully embraced how my hair looks on me in it’s natural state… I still use heat product (blow dryer/flat iron) I just make sure to use it sparingly, max… once weekly and just make sure to keep it moistured. If anyone is like me with real tight curls/zig zag pattern then hair serum i find hard to absorb into my hair. I tried the mizani thermastrength style serum and i found it left too much a residue that made me have to wash my hair way sooner than a week which required me to use the heat tools again sooner than i would like. As well because of the silicone i guess i got less of a soft feeling in my hair and more gel type feel, this didn’t work well to give my hair a loose flow once it was straitened with the flat iron. I fully recommend just coconut and jojoba oil as a protectant after you leave in of choice really absorbs fast quick and in a non greasy way. A FABULOUS product if you don’t want to buy both coconut and jojoba oil, or don’t want to have to figure out the mix is “Janelle Beauty Shine – Virgin Coconut Hair Serum”
    keeps the frizz away and works THE BEST for naturals who still want to do the straight style going! They also have a great transitioning natural hair care line

  2. Hey Nancy,
    Thanks for the comment and for the review of Mizani’s Thermastrength product. I have a friend who’s transitioning and she’s looking for products to use when she’s flat ironing her hair. Have you ever tried CHI Silk Infusion ? I used it when I was relaxed and I also picked some up for doing blow outs on natural hair. I can’t believe I forgot about this product. It always gave great results and didn’t leave my hair with that stiff feeling.
    It’s funny you mentioned the jojoba and coconut mix after applying your leave in. I was telling another reader about doing that step to work as a sealant underneath a butter (I’m going to post that).
    You’ve been using Janelle Beauty for some time now. I remember you telling me about this line when we were at CVG 🙂
    I’ll make sure to share the link for my readers who are in transition.

  3. Yeah I used to use CHI silk infusion/farouk silk therapy ummm my take on it I works well for relaxed hair because it has that silicone base to protect, you don’t need a lot. But honestly as the product versions have evolved, I find the product works best on more finer non-black hair. But that’s my opinion, I only use the product for my clients on weave hair, because it is more of a styling product than a moisturizer and I find black hair especially is ALWAYS needs moisture! Ya I have focused my products from Janelle Beauty to the virgin coconut oil product (has jojoba in it too) I haven’t used Diva smooth in a while but I still recommend it because of the results I’ve gotten.Wow doesn’t CVG seem like so long ago?

  4. Is it shedding or breakage you are experiencing? Sometimes we use these terms interchangeably so I want to be sure we are talking about the same thing.
    The easiest way to tell the difference is shed hair will have a tiny while bulb (the root) attached to the strand of hair. The hair has come to the end of its growing cycle and naturally falls from the scalp along with its root attached. If a hair does not possess this white bulb, then it is not a shed hair, it is a broken hair.
    Some find that garlic shampoos or products with garlic extracts help curb shedding. But remember, shedding is a natural, internal process and may not respond to topical, external treatments.
    Stimulating growth can be done in several ways. First you want to start with keeping your scalp in good health. A clean scalp is a happy scalp and by making sure you are cleansing it weekly will nourish your hair’s environment to promote hair growth. You may also want to try massaging your scalp which will increase the blood circulation to the hair follicles. To massage my scalp, I use a mixture of olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba, castor oil, and add about 3-4 drops of rosemary essential oil. Make sure to only use the balls of your fingers so you don’t scratch your scalp. You can also add some rosemary oil to your shampoo and conditioner (or find products that have it already added). Drink lots of water and if you desire, there are supplements for hair growth as well. I take Biotin, Omega 7, and Folic acid.

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