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Benefits of Protective Styling

Janet Gilbert

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Benefits of Protective Styling

If you have been following us on social media, then you know how much we stress the importance of protective styling. Protective styling can be very beneficial to your hair. It simply protects your hair from manipulation. Textured hair is already prone to breakage, so protective styling prevents hair from damage.  Now, I know you are wondering what styles are considered protective styles. Protective styles can include braids, twists, buns, locs, wigs, bantu knots, crochets, and any other styles that do not require much maintenance. Keep in mind that you must still care for your hair while protective styling.  For example,...


Toxic Ingredients to Avoid

Janet Gilbert

Toxic Ingredients to Avoid

When you shop for hair products, do you pay attention to the ingredients that's in them? If you want natural products, you will have to take the time to research them. The product name can be misleading at times. There are also semi-natural hair products that offer a lot of natural ingredients but may have synthetic colors and fragrances. In this blog, we will give you a list of some toxic ingredients found in hair products that you should avoid.  Sodium lauryl sulfates/ Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS/SLES): derived from coconuts. Found in most shampoos and may be present in scalp...


The Ultimate Wash Day

Janet Gilbert

The Ultimate Wash Day

How many of you honestly have a consistent wash day routine? We always preach that consistency is one of the main ingredients to maintaining health hair. If you are struggling with creating a wash day routine, no worries! We are giving you the deets to the ULTIMATE wash day! 1. Pre-poo with our Restorative Hair Oil. Simply separate your hair in sections. Apply the oil to your scalp and hair. Put on a plastic cap and let it sit for 10 minutes. Pre-poo adds extra moisture and makes hair easier to detangle.  2. Rinse out the oil and cleanse with...


Hair Porosity 101

Janet Gilbert

Hair Porosity 101

Hair porosity refers to the hair's ability to absorb water, moisture, or chemicals through the cuticle into the cortex. The cuticle layer covers and protects the hair shaft. Moisture is diffused in and released out through the cuticle layer. All hair types have some level of porosity. The degree of porosity is directly related to the condition of the cuticle layer. Healthy hair usually has low porosity. The cuticle layer is flat and tight so that very little moisture is allow into or out of the shaft. Low porosity occurs when the hair is resistant and absorbs the least amount of...


Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera

Janet Gilbert

Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera

If you have been following us and using our products, then you know we LOVE aloe vera over at Carrie J Hair Care! Organic aloe vera is the main ingredient in over half of our products and we are about to explain to you why. Aloe vera is a plant that has thick leaves with a gel-like substance in them. Aloe vera has a high water content and is filled with vitamins and minerals. Aloe vera is cooling and soothing when applied to skin and is used to treat burns and skin wounds. Aloe vera has a ton of healing...