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Hair Journey Shampoo and Conditioner is customized and created with mild and organic ingredients. Giving your hair a gentle cleanse while adding vitamins and proteins to your strands.
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Ok, so I'm excited about the first product of Hair Journey: Edge Oil! It's so much to explain about this product that I'll have to break it all down into answers for (FAQ) frequently asked questions.
What is Edge Oil?
Edge Oil is a product created for every woman that's looking for heathy new growth. Edge Oil is made with simple but yet hair growth stimulating organic oils. This product can also be used when wearing protective hair styles such as braids, sewins, bonded caps and etc. to prevent hair loss. Or maybe recover any hair loss due to these various hair style techniques.
Why was Edge Oil created?
The most common hair loss in our community starts at the hair line due to neglect of nourishing this area. We get these different hairstyles and take our hair through a lot of changes so than it doesn't get a chance to grow in properly. Especially when we're not giving our hair the proper balance by keeping our scalp moisturize with the right kind of product. We need oils, NOT GREASE but organic oils that can get inside our scalp and build up what may be lacking to increase healthy hair growth.
How often to use the product?
Twice a day is ideal but if your hair is normal and you just want to maintain your healthy hair growth than you can do once a day. I made it so convenient with these roller bottles, you can take Edge Oil anywhere with you and just roll it right on your edges. Also you can use it on other areas besides the edges that maybe bald or thinning.
How fast will you see results?
Most of the time I use these oils on my clients while I braid them before a sewin installation and two months later I'll see 2-3 inches of new growth. It really depends on your body and hormones on how fast you'll see growth. One thing I do know is if you're consistent than you'll defiantly see results!
How much is Edge Oil?
$10 and can be purchased at the salon location at the moment.
What else is there to know about Hair Journey and Edge Oil?
Hair Journey is sponsored by Laid Pretty Boutique but I really want these products to have their own platform. It's not just for the salon use but for everyone that just simply want healthy hair. So, I created a Instagram: @lpb_hairjourney_ and now the website is developing. On that Instagram page I'll be sharing Hair Journeys as I do now and educating our community about hair problems and solutions. Its so much more to come because its deeper than just being a Hairstylist with a Hair Salon. It's about making a difference and solving problems. I feel like I have the power to do whatever I want and my goal is to be the solution!
I hope this sums up everything that you need to know about Edge OIl. If you have any other additional questions, I am more than willing to answer! Thank you!
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Hair Journey is a product line from Lpb to every woman thats looking for new growth. Alot of times we want our natural hair to be healthy and stable, even if we don't want to wear it out. With these three products I can guarantee healthy growth. But only if it's used consistently. Results don't happen by chance but by our works.
Our first three round of products will be Shampoo, Conditioner, and Edge oil. Edge oil will be coming in a roller bottle, making it simple and easy for the everyday women-on the go-to be able to apply on their scalp. You'll be able to travel anywhere with this bottle so you won't ever miss a beat when it comes to applying this product. You can just drop it in your purse before work and pull it out on your lunch break. This is how important hair care is to me for you all!
Everything that's birthed from Hair Journey will be 100% plant based infused oils. I will only be using natural perservatives such as Vitamin E to help for the shelf life of each product to last longer. I'm very adement about keeping Hair Journey as authentic as possible and as less ingredients as possible.
The story behind Hair Journey is to bridge the gap! Redefine haircare and allowing every one to have a chance at healthy hair growth. With very little requirements beacuse most of the time we do too much and see little to no results.
We actively use these ingredients inside the salon as a service! That explains why 90% of our clients natural hair are in stable condition. Meaning, if I did 20 clients this week than 15 of them have healthy new growth.
Sooner than later I will be posting more deatils about each product and the purpose they serve!
Join Hair Journey today and make your appointment!
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In my previous posts I talked about dry hair coming from overprocessing your natural hair with chemical treatments such as color and relaxers. If you're free from those chemical treaments than it can be from the change in weather. Did you know that the exposure from the sun for too long or dryness from the air during the winter months will cause your hair to feel dry?! Also, the lack of nutrition—such as water, fruits and vegetables—will cause dryness. There are a few steps that can bring back that shine or soft luster you been looking for!
Take these cautionary steps and your hair should be back to its normal condtion! Sometimes it's the little things that go a long way in our everyday life!
Comment below if you have any questions!
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This topic is so wide range that I can only give you a wide range of answers.😩
First, we have to understand the difference between a flaky scalp and a dry scalp. A flaky scalp comes from build of product and your natural oils combined. Some people sebaeous glands seceret more oil into the scalp than the average amount. What this does is create build up on top of the various products being used with petroleum or alcohol on the scalp. Than you'll start to see medium to big flakes, that's why your hair will be greasy but your scalp will be flaky.
Ok, so a dry scalp is tiny patches of skin removing itself for the new skin. This condition may cause some itchiness. Sounds crazy, right?!😷 This is a continuous thing so it's perfectly normal in mild cases of dry scalp. In severe cases, dry scalp is followed up with extreme itchiness, redness and sometimes swolleness.
Luckily there is something that can help relieve your dry or flaky scalp!
Flaky Scalp from Build-up
Always make sure your hair is cleanse—peferably clarifying shampoo— thoroughly from the scalp to the ends. Although flaky scalp is hard to avoid, there can be some relief to this condition before and after your hair services. Do not use grease or petroleum, this will cause more build up and the flakiness to increase. Grease or petroleum is so thick and hard to absorb in your scalp, so it just sits on your head doing absolutely nothing!
Deep conditioners and oil treatments—peferably tea tree— with certain essential oils will defiantly give you some long term relief from the itching and inflammatory of the scalp. In extreme cases, certain medications is recommended from your dermatologist.
Other than that, keep your product use to a minimum so you can know exactly what's triggering your dry or flaky scalp. Some products can also cause allergic reactions! Also, drink plenty of water and eat fruits and veggies to keep your skin healthy! Yes, your skin is a part of your scalp.😊
Here at the salon we do our best to take care of the scalp first by using decent quality products and monitoring our clients progress during their visits.
If you have any additional concerns or questions👇🏾comment below👇🏾.
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H air Relaxers is a chemical process to stretch your kinky curl pattern. This product comes in a creamy white substance and can be sold everywhere from grocery stores to beauty supply stores. There are private independent distributors that will only supply this product to Hairstylists.
Most people like to use relaxers for their overly coarse natural hair or for short hair to lay flat and to have a silky finish. A lot of times natural curly hair is hard to maintain and manage especially when you're in between salon visits or when every single drop of sweat makes your hair puffy.
Some people are against this product while some don't have any issues with going through with this chemical process. As for Laid Pretty Boutique, I have mix emotions about this topic. I've experience the good and bad of a hair relaxer through myself and clients. Here are a few pros and cons along with solutions to some issues that can help relaxed hair:
Although relaxers are convenient, we have to make sure that going through this chemical process to not over process the natural hair to see results. Most of the times the disadvangtes of a relaxer come from allowing the process to be longer than 10 minutes and that's with the process of applying the relaxer. Anything more than 10 minutes is making your hair permantly straight. What's wrong that, right?! But think about it, your natural hair is never meant to be permantly straight, that's why when you go to style your hair it's limp and shedding or have a brittle texture to it.
It's so important to relax your hair properly but I highly recommend a professional— peferably a hair care specialist to take you through this process. The shampoos that's being used play a major role on the condition of your hair after a chemical process. At our salon we like to use plant based shampoos infused with natural oils and sulfate free. Just to give that balance and moisture back into the hair, whether it's a short cut or normal length hair.
If your hair is already damaged from relaxers, don't worry you can save what's left. Deep conditioners and hot oil treatments are now our best friends! Twice per month is best for a deep condtioner and oil treatments until your hair is back to its normal condition. Trims are also our friends! Once per month is good unless you have severe damage to your ends than it would be twice a month.
Slow down on your touchups! Some people will say 6-8 weeks is ok but I say it depends on the speed of your new growth and the length of your hair. Short length hair is typically every 3-6 weeks being as though the speed of new growth is quicker. Normal length hair is usually every 12 to 24 weeks. Eventually you'll get tired of the relaxers or you'll want to come out of a short hair cut so it'll be easier to make the transition from relaxed to natural hair again.
Our treatments are also infused with plant based natural oils that the scalp can easily absorb. Since these oils are organic, it gives the hair a natural shine and well balance moisture.
Never give up on your hair! We are here to help!
If you're intrested in our treatments check out the Service section for prices.
Feel free to contact us 215-744-5809 for a consultation or appointment.
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Wrapping your hair helps your hairstyles to last longer and keep it looking fresh like the first day you got it done. 💁🏽 This technique is great for middle or side parts, full weaves, closures or frontal sewins and natural hair. In this picture above👆🏾I'm wearing a middle part weave cap. Wrapping my hair this way keeps that one stubborn side from flipping up when I unwrap it the next day. ANNOYING! 🙄 So than I don't have to keep putting heat on my hair to make it lay.
Check out these six steps and practice tonight!😊
STEP 1: HOLD THE SILK SCARVE IN A DIANGLE POSITION. You have to position your scarve the way its being place on your head.
STEP 2: FOLD YOUR SCARVE IN THE SAME DIANGLE POSITION. Just like a triangle. Folding your scarve will give your hair double the protection especially for the shower. Plus, it'll be easier to tie down.
STEP 3: SWING THE SCARVE OVER YOUR HEAD. While its positioned and folded in a triangle shape. Keep your head positioned down, this will be easier for your hair to cooperate when wrapping it.
STEP 4: TIE THE TWO CORNERS OF THE SCAVE TOGETHER. Leave the extra piece of the scarve hanging. At this point you're just securing the scarve on your head.
STEP 5: GET THE TWIRLING. Keep going and going and going around your head until all of your hair is pushed up in the scarve. Make sure that your tie is tight so your hair won't fall out.
STEP 6: NOW YOUR DONE! Tie another knot! At this point you're just making sure all off your hair is secure inside the scarve. Give it another twirl around your head just make sure your hair is laying nice and solid in a circle.
That extra piece hanging can be tucked away on the outside of the scarve for when you get in the shower or sleeping to keep from slipping off your head.
This techinique should be even easier with a side part. Always start your wrap on the side where your part starts and work your way around in a circle.😄
Comment below and let me know if this works for you!
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What are the reasons for hair loss?
Hair loss can come from internal diseases, scalp disorders, certain medicine, birth control and stress. Another factor from hair loss can come from the mishandling of your natural hair from various hair techiniques, braids with synthentic fibers or allergic reaction to products and hair glue. Over processing your hair with chemicals such as relaxers, perm rods, and color will also cause your natural hair to break.
What are the beginning stages of hair loss?
Usually, the first sign of hair loss is thinning and abnormal shedding in most cases. Thin hair is normal for certain textures but it's abnormal if your fine hair texture have extreme shedding and become limp when you put heat to it. As for normal to coarse hair, the beginning stages will be brittleness and extreme breakage.
If you see these signs and ignore it, than it'll start to effect the root of your hair and next you'll experience a few thin patches of hair throughout your scalp.
In most extreme cases to permanent hair loss, instantly large patches of hair will be missing from the scalp. This can be triggered from diseases and disorders that may be hereditary. It's highly recommened to see your dermatologist to have blood work done and any other exams required to understand the reason of your hair loss.
When you start to see these problems develope, please slow down on your hair services. In normal cases, give your natural hair and scalp at least 3 weeks to heal by focusing on the care of your natural hair with treatments and protective hairstyles. Always keep your hair care regimen to a minimun so you can know exactly what helps your hair to grow back! As for extreme to permanent hair loss, I have protective hairstyles that are provided at the salon to keep you happy.
What protective styles would be best for my hair loss?
Anything with the less amount of tension possible!!! Little to no tension! No braiding with braiding hair!
It also depends on where the hair loss is trigged and the severity of your problem:
Normal or a few thinning spots throughout the scalp, try wearing your natural hair out for a while and deal with those areas in between salon visits. Castor oil is great for restoring natural hair so you'll just need a dab to rub on your scalp once a day. Another method you can do is shampoo and condition your hair, massage a pea size of castor oil on those areas of your scalp (not on the hair) and sit under the dryer for 30 minutes with a plastic cap. The heat and the oil will help stimulate the scalp. Rinse and repeat every 2 weeks.
If you're suffering from extreme hair loss or damaged hair, than a customized wig unit or full sewin will be best until your natural hair is restored. The wig unit is a little more expensive but its more about longevity. You'll have the wig unit for over a year and you can take care of your natural hair in the process. I know for sure that it works because I have tried it myself! I wore a customized wig unit to grow my hair back from a damaged and over processed short cut for a period of time. Full sewins will help prevent heat and products from further damage. Your natural hair will start to grow at a normal and healthy speed with these protective styles.
But if you have permanent hair loss, a customized wig unit will be perfect for you and look just as a good as a traditional sewin. Or just as natural depending on the length of the hair installed on the wig unit. I always require shoulder length for more of a natural look such as 12-14' of hair. Also, some units require a closure or frontal installed so that you can wear your hair in various hairstyles. These products can be purchased at our online store.
Again seek professional help to prevent symptoms from getting worst. If you're internally healthy than you should see some results in hair growth slowly but surely!💪🏾
All of these services are provided at the salon. You can contact us 215-744-5809 for more information about our customized wig units! We will be happy to assist you in any way possible!😊
Please comment if you have any questions or concerns.
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When I was younger weaves was my thing! From sewins, to caps, to blendins, it didn't matter. Anything that was longer than my natural length was EVERYTHING. Not that I was insecure but I just love the look that I had with any length that was longer than my own hair. Back than I wasn't into full weaves so I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS had to have some of my hair left out so it can look a little natural.
Although I love the look, I couldn't stand the fact that my natural hair wasn't laying on top of the weaves like the first two days of me getting it done. So by the third day, my hair was looking like 'but did you really get it done??'. 🤔..Oh and dont let a tab of water get on my hair from the shower or the weather!!!! It's OVER. 🙄I would press it every other day just so it can look fresh especially when I had somewhere to be. In the end my front was bald and my back was long, so I had a mullet!👇🏾
Yeah, so my hair looked like this 👆🏾by the time I took my weaves out! But this couldn't be my life. I had to get myself together because it's noooo way my hair was going stay like this!!😢
Once my hair grew back, I put these 3 simple steps into practice so I wouldn't have to deal with the nonsense.💅🏾
Check back in 3 months and let me know in the comments if this helped!
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First, let's go back to the basics and get a understanding of what are split ends?! When you look at your natural hair, you will see 1 inch of the ends going in different directions. More than 1 inch is extreme!🙄 These split ends are normally due to heat damage or over processing from chemical treatments such as hair color and relaxers. Braids with synthentic hair fibers can also cause damage to the ends, being as though kanekalon braiding hair is a harsh material (synthetic fiber) and not human hair. And thats why our edges have to take the fall when we use that material.
Side note: I try my very best to braid my clients hair without synthetic fibers for their sewins and caps but some of them highly suggest it so I have to do what I'm paid to do.
Ok, so once we notice the ends going in different direction, intstead of taking action they get weak and break. Which is why your natural hair starts to shed.😳Yes, your hair still grows but the bad always out weighs the good. The ends begins to rise up like heat in August and causes your hair to grow out uneven and thin. Next thing you know 2 months has gone by and you cant understand why your hair is so thin and look frizzy and fragile. Probably because it's time for a trim. Yeah, so you feel like I'm just not going to pay $10 to cut something I don't even want cut or it's not even that serious. But when you go and try to press and curl your natural hair, it becomes very serious 'cause it look a mess after a hour of going through everything to get it done! It can't hold a curl and again it looks thin, frizzy, and flat. Where's the body? Where's the bounce at? Why don't it last??.....😥😤
Exactly why your trims are very important!!✂️
Your Hairstylist should always suggest one before and after every weave installment, just in case one day you need to wear your natural hair. Once a month is ideal for a trim, unless you're on a hair journey so than it'll be every 2-3 weeks until your natural hair get on track to once a month.
You'll save yourself a lot of money, time and trouble in the end! Oh, you'll look too good when its all done! 😊
Comment below if you had experience with trimming your hair or any questions? I'm here to answer.✋🏾