Transitioning to natural hair

samsung-pictures-543Today we are talking about steps to Transitioning to natural hair.

The first and most important step is to stop relaxing or straightening your hair. Avoid using heat when transitioning to natural hair. Your ends should be trimmed more frequently to get rid of damaged ends.  It is necessary to get a deep conditioner once a week. Natural hair tends to be very dry,and this is a way to keep it moisturized. Don’t forget to get your hair treated by getting a protein treatment once a month. The protein treatment will help strengthen the natural hair and prevent any shedding,and breakage. It is important to use a wide tooth comb when detangling your natural hair. This will prevent pulling or breaking the hair. Remember to sleep with a silk scarf or satin bonnet. Wearing protective styles will help with your transition hair, an up-do style is a good way to go.  Always keep your ends moisturized at all times. During your transitioning you should  be very patience, and accept your natural curl pattern. If you have any questions or need an appointment call us at 864-283-0555.  Check out our website at http://146.66.113.205/~c1699des/elevations

Damaged Hair

Damaged HairHello again, today we are going to talk about damaged hair. Damaged hair consistence of dry, brittle, broken, split-ends, frizz,dull and the list goes on. There are many different words to describe damaged hair. Mainly because their are many different ways to damage your hair. Here are a few ways : lack of nutrition, frequently use of chemicals , using heat without heat protectant, using too much heat, using the wrong products, detangling the hair improperly and not getting proper conditioning treatments. When your hair is damaged it is important to seek a professional stylist to get your hair back on track. If you wait it could be too late and you may have to start over. Things you may want to look for, shedding every time you comb your hair, any breakage during shampoo, very dry hair or scalp. It is important to know the difference between healthy shedding and unhealthy shedding. Healthy shedding is about 60 to 100 strands a day. Unhealthy shedding is is more like 200 strands,or a hand full of hair a day. This is when you know your hair is damaged. If you are experiencing this you should call right away. Be prepared to let the stylist know what you are using in your hair as well as the history of your hair. Your stylist is a hair doctor. We need as much info on your hair as possible. If you have any questions or want to make an appointment give us a call at Elevations Salon : 864-283-0555.