Biracial Hair Care FAQ

Topics

  • Night time routine
  • Toddler Tips (Patience)
  • Products
  • Tools
  • Washing

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Questions:

What types of products are recommended? Expensive and then the least expensive?

Product list…..

  • Mixed chicks leave in
  • Shea motion Conditioner Cleanser
  • Eden Deep Conditioner
  • Shea Deep conditioner
  • Carrols daughter Co wash
  • Design essentials
  • Quidads define and shine curly styling gel cream
  • Johnsons no more tangles
  • Sauvé’s Moroccan oil line
Where do we buy these products?
  • Sally’s Beauty supply
  • Walmart
  • Beauty centre (Whitby/Ajax location)
  • Legends Hair Emporium (Meshelle Design essentials rep)
What is a co-wash?

Co-washing is short for “Conditioner only washing.” It means skipping shampoo and relying solely on a conditioner, whether you’re a daily or a weekly washer. The result is something between squeaky-clean and second-day hair—that is, smoother, softer, and easier to manage.
STAY AWAY FROM SILICONES if used regularly. They are harder to wash out. Can cause build up. Shampoo is still needed occasionally.

How many times per week do I need to wash my child’s hair?

Once or twice per month at most. Cleanse hair ONLY OCCASIONALLY with shampoo.

”How

You should go with the feeling of the hair, if hair feels mushy or spongy. But if your child’s hair can handle it as long as the conditioner is not harsh you can condition as much as you would like.

”What

Leave In conditioner is typically used for extra dry hair when regular conditioner just doesn’t do the job. You have to be careful not to put too much on your roots because it can make your hair feel or appear oily. I usually spray it in my hands and work in my hair from the inside back to up and out. Most people do not use regular conditioner correctly, which is why their hair still feels dry after they dry it. You have to put conditioner into your hair, not on top. You have to work it in you hair like you do shampoo. Then, keep a hair clip in the shower so that you can twist your hair up with conditioner in it and clip it. Take the clip out and rinse the conditioner out. It will leave hair smooth and soft!

”At

10 and up is recommended but it is all about when your child is comfortable with completing all necessary acts by themselves and it is equally as good when you help out.

Tools List

  • Blow Dryer
  • Straightner
  • Big tooth comb
  • Spring bands by mixed chicks (breakage prevention)
  • Spray bottle
”What

The small amount of acid in the conditioner makes the cuticle flakes fall tightly against each other and hair feels smooth again, even after you rinse the conditioner out. If you’re a fan of the two-in-one conditioning shampoos, your desire to be efficient is an opportunity for even more science atop your head

Types:

Combing conditioner: Comb with a wide tooth comb gently will help detangle the hair. Sometimes use your fingers also to prevent sever pulling.

Deep conditioner: Recommended 1 per week. For moisture and softness, stick to conditioners that have fatty alcohols like cetyl, stearyl, and plus emollient butters and oils, humectants like glycerin and aloe vera, and ceramides. For strengthening treatments, look for ingredients like hydrolyzed proteins, amino acids, keratin, and henna.

Don’t leave in over 30min.

Don’t use your DC as Cowash Deep conditioners tend to contain higher concentrations of cationic surfactants (their primary function is to stick to the hair), and will likely lead to even more buildup if used as a cowash or leave-in.

Leave in conditioner: Leave in conditioners (much thinner and lighter, typically contain humectants such as glycerine to help moisturize hair)

Now, leave in conditioners are a no brainer, they are designed to be left in. The heavier rinses out conditioners are a little trickier. They can be used but be aware technically speaking again, leave-in conditioners act as a barrier between your hair and the heat from electrical appliances you use. They protect your hair from getting damaged, nourish it to the core and make it healthier. Other than this, leave-in conditioners protect against dryness that so often plagues curly hair. In this case, it is usually best to select leave-in creamy or thicker leave-in conditioners. Regular conditioners can be fairly thick and contain oils. On the other hand, leave-in conditioners use humectants, which are capable of attracting moisture, to keep curly hair hydrated, healthier and shinier.

”What

We recommend more along the route of natural product line. Shea Butters, Olive Oils, Grape seed Oil, Wheat proteins, Coconut Oils, just to name a few.

”How

The better question is whether the biracial hair is properly moisturized. Because of its shape and texture, it’s very hard to have shiny curly hair. It won’t look wet when dry. You need to constantly be adding moisture to curly hair so that it looks healthy and weight it down. Consider the texture of the hair at the root.

”Can

 

”Protective
  • High bun loose
  • Two strand twist
  • Flat twist
  • Natural braid
  • Finger coils
  • Twisted low bun
  • Goddess braids
”Leaving

 

”Air-drying

This allows a lot of shrinking through the air drying process. What you can do is blow dry on cold setting, also towel blotting.

”Scarf

Some say yes some say no it might all depend on the age.

”Satin

Yes

”Is

Yes it is make sure the room is not cold.

”How

Maximum a hour. Time will change when the routine becomes more frequent.

”Braiding/

 

”Is

Frizz hair is not healthy hair. It means the hair is not moisturized. Frizz hair means your dry brushing the hair. Take a good look at the texture of your child’s hair texture.

Using chemical processers and strengtheners is a NO NO NO!!!

Explaining the hair shaft:

The structure of hair

A hair is made up of the hair shaft and the hair root, which contains the pigment cells which are so important for the color of the hair and the nourishing blood vessels, plus the sebaceous gland and the arrector pili muscle. The whole thing is called the hair follicle…

Hair shaft

The hair shaft is a thin strand of hardened cells and is the part of the hair which is visible and touchable above the scalp. The diameter of a hair is between 0.04 and 0.12 mm. Light colored hair is usually finer than dark or red hair. Cross sections of hair can have various forms. Most hairs are round to slightly oval.

A hair consists of three layers:

  1. Cuticle
  2. Cortex
  3. Medulla

Cuticle

The cuticle layer is the outermost layer of the hair and envelops the inner layers. Its tough, dense structure protects the hair. 6 to 10 layers of flat cells surround the cortex. They are arranged in a similar fashion to roof tiles. The outermost, exposed edges are open to the tip of the hair. The cuticle layer is colourless and therefore permits the light to shine through. It makes up a good 10 percent of the hair’s diameter.

The cuticle layer is important for the shine and elasticity of the hair. In young hair near the scalp, the edges of the cells lie flat on one another. The hair is only slightly porous and feels soft and supple. The surface reflects the light giving the hair its shine. The older a piece of hair is, the more physical and chemical stress it has been through. The edges of the cells open along the length and at the tips of the hair, or they are worn away. The hair becomes porous and feels straw-like and rough. It loses its gloss because the uneven surface no longer reflects the light evenly.

Cortex

The cortex is the thickest of the three layers and makes up about 80 to 90 percent of the hair’s diameter. Hardened fibrous cells are bundled together. Every fibrous cell is made up of thousands of protein molecules. These long fibres are twisted together in bundles. The fibrous bundles are surrounded and held together by a mass of softer keratins. The cortex also contains the colour pigment melanin, which gives the hair its natural colour. White hair has no pigment and contains no melanin.

Medulla

The medulla is in the center of the hair. Its diameter varies according to the thickness of the hair. In thick hair it is like a canal and gives the hair its stiffness. In fine hair it is only partly there or completely missing.

Hair bulb

All biological processes and cell division takes place in the hair bulb. The hair bulb is bedded in a tight tube of skin, the hair follicle. The slight angle of the hair follicle’s position defines the direction of growth of the hair. Additionally the hair follicle has a straight form for straight hair and a bent form for curly hair. The hair follicle for hair on the scalp or on beards is 3mm on average and penetrates into the subcutaneous fatty tissue. The hair bulb is rounded like an onion. The papilla of connective tissue is put over this from below. In the hair bulb, around the papilla, are two types of cell: the matrix cells (keratinocytes, as in the epidermis) and the pigment cells (melanocytes). This is the living part of the hair. Micro-fine blood vessels (capillaries) grow in the papillae, near the cells. The life cycle of the hair, the cell metabolism and particularly growth all depend on the blood supply from the capillaries. This is comparable to the cell migration and cell transformation (hardening) in the epidermis. Nutrients are transported via the blood capillaries and waste products from the cell metabolism are transported away.

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