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How to Protect Your Hair While Working Out

Janet Gilbert

How to Protect Your Hair While Working Out

How many times have you said you were not working out because you didn't want to ruin that fab hair style? Be honest! I know I have made excuses before because of my hair. But living a healthy lifestyle is so important and necessary. Don't let your hair stop you from achieving your fitness goals. I am going to share a few tips that will help you protect your hair while working out.  1. Pull your hair up.  Keep your hair off of your neck by pulling it in a ponytail or bun especially if you sweat a lot. You...


Beard Care: How to Maintain Your Beard

Janet Gilbert

Beard Care: How to Maintain Your Beard

Growing a beard is hard work in itself. Learning how to maintain your beard and keep it healthy is even more of a challenge. Most guys end up cutting their beard off for that very reason. But no more worries because I've got you covered! Here are a few tips that will help with the process of growing a healthy beard and maintaining it: Wash Twice a Week It is essential to keep your beard clean and hydrated. Washing your beard at least twice a week keeps it clean and free from build up. This is extremely important if you...


Benefits of Deep Conditioning

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Benefits of Deep Conditioning

How many times a month are you deep conditioning? I suggest deep conditioning at least twice a month. If you are experiencing breakage or excessive dryness, you may want to deep condition more frequently.  Deep conditioning improves the overall health of your hair. No matter if you are natural or relaxed, it should absolutely be included in your hair regimen because of the many benefits.  Prevents Damage Deep Conditioning prevents hair damage. When your hair is moisturized and hydrated, it prevents breakage and split ends.  Strengthens Hair Regularly deep conditioning nourishes and strengthens your hair. Deep conditioners include protein and nutrients that...


Tips for Transitioning

Janet Gilbert

Tips for Transitioning

The first thing I tell people about transitioning from relaxed hair is that it takes PATIENCE! I decided to go natural about 10 years ago. I was so frustrated in the beginning because I lacked patience. I struggled with styling as well as finding the right products ( one of the reasons Carrie J Hair Care was started). I probably spent hours watching youtube also. If you are transitioning or thinking about it, I want to help make your journey easier than mine was. So, here are some of my tips for transitioning: Trim your hair often. I trimmed my hair every...


Ways to Keep Your Hair Moisturized

Janet Gilbert

Ways to Keep Your Hair Moisturized

The most beneficial key to healthy hair is moisture. It is important that we keep our hair moisturized because dry hair produces breakage. And breakage alters our hair growth. If you are having trouble with keeping your hair moisturized, check out these tips below: LCO or LOC Method The LCO or LOC Method is a technique for moisturizing hair: Use a Sulfate-Free ShampooTry to avoid using products, especially shampoos, that strip the hair of its natural oils. Also, cleanse your hair when necessary. This may not be possible for everyone due to time, but try to wash and deep condition your...