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LOC or LCO? WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Finding a good hair routine that suits your hair needs is never easy. How many of you wake up in the morning with dry and tangled hair, even though you spent most of the previous day doing pre-poos, deep conditioning and nearly drowning yourself with water? We try our best to take care of our hair and to use the best products on our curls, but if we don't spend time in properly sealing the products in our kinky curls, our hair won't keep any moisture, resulting in unruly and very disappointing dry strands. Now that autumn has begun, my hair definitely need even more TLC and attention than usual. The English weather is NO JOKE so I tend to change and use heavier sealing products on my hair when it gets cold. My high porosity 4B hair means that the best way to maintain moisturise and hydration is to create different layers of products and hope for the best. That's when I first met the LOC method. LOC is the acronym used to describe the order of product application on your hair. …

AVIELA'S OIL TREATMENT on 4B HAIR || REVIEW

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I've neglected my hair for far too long and I had to do something about it. As soon as I had my day off, I wanted to take care of my curls so I've decided to add the Aviela's Nourishing Shea Butter Oil Treatment as a deep conditioner to my normal routine. Keep reading to find out the few products that I've used to achieve amazing results. Nell'ultimo periodo sono stata piuttosto occupata a lavoro e non ho avuto la possibilità di prendermi cura dei miei ricci. Appena ho avuto un attimo di respiro ho deciso  di dedicare la mia giornata ai miei ricci. Ho aggiunto l'olio al burro di karitè della linea inglese Aviela come impacco prima di lavarmi i capelli. Continuate a leggere per scoprire i prodotti ed il procedimento che ho utilizzato.
PRODUCTS I'VE USED | PRODOTTI UTILIZZATI 1. Aviela Healthy Hair Nourishing Shea Butter Oil Treatment | Trattamento olio al burro di karitè 2. Palmer Curl Repair Moisture Conditioner | Balsamo Nutriente 3. ORS Argan Oil | Olio d'…

THREE ALTERNATIVES TO SHAMPOO FOR NATURALS

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If you are used to chemically relax your hair, you are probably used to wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Quite easy, right? Shampoo has the function of cleansing your hair and scalp from build up and dirt, while the  conditioner need to replenish all the nutrient lost during the week. When I was still a newby in the afro hair massive world, I often found my scalp to be greasy, dirty, full of knots and oftentimes daindruff even after coming out of the shower.
I thought I just had to give some time to my curls and let them be (SPOILER ALERT: wrong decision!). I kept washing my hair as usual, but nothing seemed to change. I was frustrated and even thinking of starting with the creamy crack again.
Thankfully, I did a quick research online and I found out that the most naturals don't really use shampoo at all. I have finally discovered the co-wash, the solution to most of my hair problems. Even if I was slightly skeptical, I gave it a try and amazed by the beautiful result…

COME DISTRICARE UNA MATASSA DI CAPELLI AFRO NATURALI

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CURA PRE-NODO Se la mattina venite svegliate dal cinguettìo di uccellini che hanno scambiato la vostra testa per un nido, mi sa che sia arrivato il momento di districare e lavare i vostri capelli. Uno step che sto trovando molto utile prima di districare i miei capelli è quello di fare un impacco naturale da applicare per almeno mezz'oretta sui ricci prima del lavaggio. Alcuni esempi di impacchi naturali che ho provato e mi sono stati piuttosto utili potete leggerli qui o qui.

Nel mio percorso nappy, ho incontrato principalmente 3 diversi metodi di districamento per eliminare nodi e per preparare i capelli al lavaggio.
CAPELLI UMIDI + BALSAMO Questo è uno dei miei metodi preferiti quando non ho tempo per un impacco pre shampoo. Dividete la vostra testa in 6-8 sezioni; su capelli asciutti o leggermente bagnati applicate una dose generosa del vostro balsamo preferito ed iniziate a districare i vostri capelli partendo dalle punte. PRO: il balsamo applicato sui vostri ricci vi permetterà…