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Probiotics and Hair Growth

I must be honest and say that I have been through the most when it comes to dealing with an unhealthy gut.  If my diet is not as it should be, it surely reflects and makes me miserable. I now incorporate natural ways to support my gut health and give natural relief.

Why is gut health important?

Our digestive tract plays a major role in the detoxing and immunity of the body. If your gut health is not good, other complications may arise like constipation, bloating, cramping, fatigue and decrease in mental clarity.

If there is an imbalance in the immune system of the body, this makes us vulnerable to the many toxins we come into contact with daily. Diseases can begin to manifest in the body.


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What does probiotics have to do with hair growth?

Our gut consists of good bacteria and bad. We experience problems when there is an imbalance and hair loss can be a result. If the gut is healthy, the blood in our body will be cleaner and this blood nourishes our hair follicles.

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Full course antibiotics can kill the good and bad bacteria in your gut. If you are prescribed antibiotics, you can incorporate probiotics into your diet to support a healthy gut. It can take up to a year for our gut to return to good health without taking probiotics, so it is a plus to support our health now. Toxins accumulate in our gut and over time you may experience symptoms such as fatigue, nausea and most of all, for me, an alteration of mental clarity.
Hair loss is largely influenced by your diet, lifestyle, and environment. Hair follicles that are subjected to malnutrition, inflammation, and environmental pollutants cannot sustain hair growth activity and, as a result, die off.

Probiotics encourage healthy flora in the gut and this improves health. Your body will be able to ward off toxins and other conditions that could result in hair loss. Probiotics can increase hair growth and thicken hair. They also have a positive effect on your blood pH levels, thereby resulting in a healthy shine.

 

Which probiotic is best?

The most commonly used probiotic in modern studies is lactobacillus. When choosing a probiotic supplement, make sure that is the primary strain. You can consume probiotics by supplementing with capsules, consuming foods with live cultures such as yogurt and drinking probiotic drinks.

We should take preventative measures internally to support healthy growing hair!

 

 

 

 

**Disclaimer: All information shared on Naturalista4me.com is for informational purposes only. Please consult with your physician about any medical concerns you may have.

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Herbal Oil Infusion for Sale!

I love making herbal oil infusions for my family as well as others who order from me.

Herbal oils are a natural way of caring for your scalp, hair strands and skin. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and it protects us from outside harmful toxins so caring for our skin is a must.

Many are experiencing scalp issues. My now 7 year old daughter had fungus on her scalp and it would often bleed when she was 4 years old. There were days when I would be terrified to take down her ponytails because the fungus would build up on the scalp within the pony tail area.

I could only imagine how she felt. How embarrassed she was! How creeped out she was knowing a fungus was on her scalp and her scalp was bleeding from it.

One day I decided to cleanse her scalp with baking soda. I then rinsed her scalp and hair with Apple Cider Vinegar. I followed up by massaging raw black castor oil onto her scalp.

My daughter has not had a scalp issue since!

I am not a doctor! Just a lover of natural remedies.

I work with oils and love herbs so I decided to blend the two to help others as well as my family’s needs.

Herbal infusions are now on sale for only $19.99.

This includes shipping and handling within the U.S.

Step your product game up by adding infused oils to your hair and skin care collection!

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You Can’t Go Wrong With Bougie

There isn’t anything wrong with embracing the bougie!

I am not talking about an attitude but this awesome line of products!

I hosted a workshop in 2015 in Vidalia, GA and I was able to link up with  the owner of this product line -her name is Sabrina Newby. She agreed to attend my workshop and speak. She brought her products with her and we were able to learn more about her and her products.

I was able to get some of her products and couldn’t wait to give them a try. She was very knowledgeable of overall health of the body and hair care.

I tried her products and fell in love!

In this video my locs are shorter but I can chop up the growth of my hair to the great products that I have been using and of course the love that I have for them. Bougie Natural product line is an absolute favorite of mine!

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You can experience the Bougie Experience by visiting one of her salons located in Hinesville, GA and Glennville, GA.

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Grow Your Hair Faster With Oils

Grow your hair faster with oils. I have a selective few in my hair care regimen that I love!

Transitioning to Natural Hair Made Easy

My head is too big to start from a low cut!

Maybe you don’t think your head is too big (like I did) but for whatever reason you do not want to whack it all off just to start your natural hair journey.

So, you have decided that you are ready to let go of your addiction to creamy crack and begin transitioning back to your natural hair. No worries! You do not have to big chop unless you want to. I personally chose to transition because I was not ready to start from a very low haircut. I ended up cutting my relaxer off a year later after many days of aggravation from working with the two textures and ain’t nobody got time for that.

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My styles were more difficult to achieve because I had to disguise my relaxed ends the best I could. My husband cut off  my relaxer with clippers and I ended up with a low cut anyway. It wasn’t a fade but low enough.

I felt all kind of ways. It was almost like a weight had been lifted.

How do you transition back to your natural hair?

Step 1:

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STOP relaxing your hair and coloring! This is a given right? Wrong! Some ladies continue to relax their edges to keep a “neat” and “slick appearance” while in transition and/or continue to permanently dye their hair.  Relaxers are only going to continue to weaken the hair and the edges usually are the first thing to thin and go. Permanent color may require “lifting”  also known as bleaching and this too weakens the hair, causes dryness issues and will prolong your transitioning process.

Step 2:

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No heat, no heat! You must become #teamnoheat. There are many who flat iron their hair to blend the curly texture with the straight (relaxed) hair. You should try to disguise your ends by incorporating different styling options. Excessive heat can result in heat damage therefor prolonging your transitioning process.

Step 3:

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Strengthen your hair with protein treatments and deep conditioner. You must began immediately taking special care of your hair to prevent breakage that can and most likely will take place due to the two texture differences.

Step 4:

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Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Do your best to prevent your hair from being dry. Dryness results in breakage therefor prolonging your transitioning process.

Step 5:

3cb8590cd9ae8c38ae6bd5dd90517ab4Incorporate protective styles to decrease hair manipulation. Buns, roller sets and braids are a few great styling options but be mindful of too much tension that can cause Traction Alopecia. Traction Alopecia is hair loss due to tension.

Once you began loosing hair due to extensions and other hair style options, you will find yourself in a cycle where you will continue to do “cover ups” to hide your hair loss. This results in more hair loss and constant coverage.

 Step 6:

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Trim your ends as often as you like to remove the relaxed ends until you are comfortable enough to completely remove it all.

Share your transitioning and/or big chop experience. How did you feel? Share your big chop experience.

How To Prevent Traction Alopecia

With so many different hairstyles to try, we have to be mindful of what those styles are doing to our hair. Have you ever had a hairstyle so tight but yet so beautiful so you chose to just tolerate it? Did you notice that when you took the style down there was hair loss?

Extreme tension is NOT healthy. With styles that require the hair to be braided down there will be tension involved but if you have experienced anything like me, I had entirely too much tension. My edges began to pop off with the braids attached and my scalp was itchy. I would apply oil to my scalp to soothe it but I should have taken the braids out. They were just too cute though so I chose to tolerate it.

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Source: https://www.dermhairclinic.com/traction-alopecia/

With African American women, we have majority of our hair loss around the edges and top center of the head. We like to pull our hair back into styles that require the hair to be placed in  a tight ponytail, braids, twists, sew ins and glue ins that have closure pieces in the top of the head.

What woman does not want her hair on fleek?! We have to think about the aftermath of our hairstyle choices. Are we wanting to have to wear extensions forever to cover the damages we have caused to our natural hair?

Watch How To Prevent Traction Alopecia on YouTube:

 

Have you ever experienced hair loss due to your styling options?

Connect with me on Facebook for daily natural hair care tips and styling options.

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