When it comes to natural hair, one of the most feared practices in maintaining length is trimming. Just the thought of having to cut your tresses you worked so hard to grow, scares many naturalistas out there. Often times, when getting a trim by a professional hairstylist, he/she can take off more than we bargained for. If you have hair length goals, you may shy away from trims but what if we told you that doing just that, could do more harm than good?
According to naturalhairrules.com, ‘trimming is an essential part. Trimming is necessary in order to combat breakage and split ends. Keeping up with regular trimming, will lead to healthier hair and help maximize growth. If you don’t have a hairstylist in your area that you can trust to give you a trim rather than a complete haircut, no worries, there are at-home hair trimming methods!
Blowing your hair out after a wash/deep condition is a tried and true method that many naturalistas take part in. By stretching the hair with a medium-low heat, you’re able to see dry, split ends more, therefore allowing you to trim the ends off with ease.
Searching for split ends or single strand knots is an option as well; a little more tedious but overall good. If you go this route, make sure you don’t trim unevenly.
Two strand twists are also a great method when your hair is in need of a trim. By simply twisting your hair, it’s easy to see the frizzy ends. Trim away!
If you rather not risk any mistakes, it’s best to find a hairstylist that can trim your tresses every few months or 1-2 times per season. For more information on our natural hair care services, be sure to contact us.
Since the natural hair movement began, many naturalistas believe that heat and natural hair do not and should not ever mix. Although it’s recommended to apply minimal to no heat on natural tresses, there are ways to avoid heat damage for those times you want to straighten your hair. Using a heat protectant, whether you blow dry or flat firon (or both!) your hair, it’s important to apply this product throughout your hair. According to thankgodimnatural.com, “Using a heat protectant can very well help eliminate the damage done to hair while heat tools are used. Heat protectants however do not 100 percent block the chances of damage occurring”. Use as minimal amount of heat as you can. It’s also very important to never re-apply heat in between your wash days; a big reason for heat damage occurring.
Protein treatments, protective styling and using a low temperature while using a blow dryer or flat iron are also great ways in avoiding heat damage, even when you apply heat to your hair. Everything is fine in moderation, so make a habit of not straightening your hair too often or else you hair will become damaged over time. To book a press and curl with one of our professional hair stylists, visit our website today.
Tis the season for love, family, friends and making those New Year’s resolutions! Many people believe they have to make a drastic change when making their New Year’s resolutions and although that may be true, you can always opt to resolute to switch your style up. Whether you have relaxed or natural hair, it’s always nice to rock a new hairstyle in the New Year.
There are plenty of new hairdos you can test out for your tresses. Protective styling is always a convenient option for naturalistas and relaxed beauties alike, especially if you’re growing your hair out. If you’ve never straightened your hair and are looking to do something different, our press and curl service will leave you looking and feeling like a brand new person.
When a woman begins to make changes to her life, she typically starts with her hair. The New Year is the perfect opportunity to make those resolutions (and keep them) and also switch up that hairstyle, for a new and improved you! You deserve it.
Visit the Hair Marqui and slay all 2018! Booking information is available via our homepage under the “Request Appointment” tab. Happy holidays!
Many women who have joined the natural hair movement face a number of difficulties when it comes to overall hair maintenance and retaining length. Aside from wanting to be chemical-free, naturalistas also take the relaxer-free route to see how long and healthy their unprocessed hair can grow. Unfortunately, some don’t see maximum growth, even after years of being natural.
Here are the top reasons as to why your crown may not be reaching its full potential.
Going natural doesn’t always equate to healthy hair unless you’re treating your hair with tender love and care, no matter what style you choose to rock.
Growing long and healthy hair starts with the scalp. Yes, the scalp! Did you know that when you shampoo and condition your hair, you’re supposed to massage the product into the scalp with your fingers? A clean scalp makes it easier for hair to grow out of the follicles without getting trapped between dirt, dandruff or built up product in the process.
Just like your skin, the scalp needs exfoliation in order to get rid of dead skin cells that sit on top, keeping new growth from sprouting at the potential rate. According to Allure.com, It’s also ideal to add a few drops of oil to your leave in conditioner for added moisture. http://www.allure.com/story/7-ways-to-get-a-healthy-scalp-and-longer-hair
Another great method in keeping your scalp healthy for optimal hair growth is to visit a scalp treatment salon from time to time. At these type of salons, the practice of trichology is practiced. This is a branch of dermatology that actively studies the health of hair and scalp and treats hair loss or stimulates hair growth for individuals.
Hair Marqui salon houses the best stylists in Maryland and we provide a number of beauty services alongside our professional trichology treatments. For more information or to book an appointment, please visit our contact page via our website. https://hairmarqui.com/contact-us/
For many women that have gone natural, whether her mane is fairly new to the natural haired game or she’s a seasoned naturalista, protecting your ends is a must in hair care regimens. In order to retain length and get your hair to grow past a certain length, it must grow at a rate that’s faster than the speed it’s breaking.
Although trimming ends is a vital key to growing long and healthy naturalhair, making sure to practice protective styling is how you can retain length without the feeding the length check obsession so often. Crochet braids, individual twists/braids, wigs and installing weave hair bundles have been staples in protective styling for retaining length, when done correctly. Don’t forget that you still have to care for your natural hair, so it’s best to not make a habit out of keeping protective styles in for more than a month at a time.
If you opt towards having weaves or braids installed, do not wear your styles for an extended period of time without treating your hair underneath with deep conditioning and hot oil treatments after a good shampoo or co-wash. It’s also highly recommended that if you’re leaning more towards having individual braids installed, to steer clear of the micro sized styles or the heavy faux locs. Be sure to voice to your beautician to NOT braid too tightly as well, especially along your edges.
Your hair is your crown, so treat it as such. Whether you wear your natural hair out or keep it tucked away, always make sure to treat it with tender love and care at all costs.
Perhaps you’ve heard it before, but never truly incorporated the advice into your daily life. Maybe you’ve considered it, but you just aren’t sure how overall health relates to your hair. Here are some reasons why taking care of yourself is a surefire way to healthier hair.
Nutrition Goes Beyond Pants Size
Why do we eat healthy, natural foods? Many would quickly respond with an answer related to body appearance, size, or overall health and energy. These all seem like the obvious answers, and they are, however, did you know that yourhair also uses nutrients from the foods you eat? Too many fats and oils could cause your hair to become greasy and flat. Not drinking enough water? Yourhair can get dehydrated as easily as you can, so drink up!
Your Hair is Alive
Okay – not literally, but your hair is a living part of your body, just like your skin and nails. It grows and changes just as your body does. This means that no matter what you do to the ends of your hair, true hair health actually comes from within. If you need a break, chances are your hair could use one too.
It Takes Time
Many people want instant results when it comes to hair health, but just like anything else, it won’t happen overnight. Great hair takes time and dedication, just like a healthy, fit body does. If you are willing to make sacrifices (Put down those flat irons, ladies!), work hard towards it, and be patient, you will be well on your way to healthy hair in no time!
Hair care can be frustrating. You may not realize that some of your daily hair choices can cause significant damage to your locks that can be difficult to reverse.
To truly repair damaged hair, you need to begin at the source- your scalp. Taking a multivitamin and an oil supplement, such as fish oil, can nourish your skin including the skin on your head! Your scalp needs to stay hydrated as well so that your hair can grow strong and long.
One of the most important things when working to repair damaged hair is regular haircuts. Make sure to schedule a trim every 6-8 weeks, even if you don’t think you need one. Split ends can continue to break upwards towards your roots if you do not trim them off regularly. You hair will enjoy the fresh cut and you will see a small difference each time.
Spend the extra on quality shampoos, conditioners, and styling items. Drugstore haircare products can contain cheap, damaging ingredients that will strip your hair of its natural shine and dry it out, causing further damage – or worse – new damage! Ask your stylist for the right options for your hair type and length. Paying a little extra for quality products will be worth it – especially since you won’t end up paying top dollar for repair products you don’t need.
Preventative care is much smarter and safer than fixing the problem afterwards.
The hair of your dreams will be yours in no time!
Purchasing a quality weave can be expensive. You may think that installing the weave yourself, or having a trusted friend do it for you, can save you quite a bit of money. While on the front end, yes, you will save the cost of a professional; but in the long run, you may be skimping on more than you bargained for.
Weave hair bundles will save you more than just a few dollars. Not only will you get a discount on installation when you purchase this way, you will also have peace of mind knowing a professional will be handling and installing your weave the correct way. This will ensure your new hair looks natural, lasts longer, and fits better. Professional installation also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. If for some reason you are unhappy with the way your weave looks or fits, you can exchange it at no cost.
Holding ourselves to the highest standards of weave salons in Maryland, The HairMarqui wants you to get the most out of your visit and the quality products we sell. This is why we encourage all of our ladies to bundle when you buy!