Saturday, February 28, 2015

Coconut oil for your hair.

Coconut oil has been used since ancient times worldwide. There are many remedies prepared using herbs and coconut oil to treat hair problems. 
Using coconut oil on hair helps to reduce protein loss in both damaged as well as undamaged hair. Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid and penetrates inside the hair shaft. It can be used for pre-wash or post-wash hair grooming.
 It keeps hair moisturized by not allowing moisture to escape. This keeps hair nice and soft.
Coconut oil could be used as a deep conditioner by applying it  warm to your hair at night and then washing it out the next day. This achieves beautiful shiny hair. Never melt coconut oil for your hair  in the microwave. This kills it's nourishing properties. 
A couple of pluses when using coconut oil is that it's completely editable and very good for you, and it's also a great skin moisturizer. How to use coconut oil for cooking will be a whole different post. 
Coconut oil is used in  Being Natur'al hair cream. You could order yours at Enjoy the many benefits of coconut oil for your hair. Try it and leave a comment about your experience. I love to receive feedback from my readers.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

What's Your Hair Type?

Do you know what your hair type is? My hair type is type 2B wavy.

There's 4 hair types:
        Type 1- straight hair
        Type 2- wavy hair
        Type 3- curly hair
        Type 4- coily/ kinky hair

Description of the different  hair types

Type 1- straight hair type
Your hair is basically straight with little to no volume. For this hair type its best to avoid oily products. Straight hair is usually normal to oily and could be thin, medium, or thick.

Quick tips for hair type 1:
   1) aloe is a good natural conditioner for this hair type.
   2) Make sure to wash often due to oiliness. Greasy straight hair looks limper.
   3) Do not use conditioner on the roots of your hair as this tends to weigh the hair down. Just use     on  the bottom of the hair to smooth out the hair cuticles.
   4) Do not use a plastic comb because this will make the hair frizzy and staticy. Use a metal comb instead.

Type 2- Wavy hair type
This hair type is slightly "S" shaped. 2A tends to be fine and thin with lots of sheen. 2B tends to be a bit wavier and more resistant to styling. It also gets frizzier. 2C is thick wavy hair that's a bit coarser. This hair type is also frizzier and even more resistant to styling than 2A and 2B hair types.
Quick tips for hair type 2:
   1) Use a sulfate free shampoo/cleanser.
   2) Use gels and mousses that enhance waves instead of weighing them down.
   3) Use a heat protecting cream before straightening.

Type 3- curly hair type
This hair type is a much more defined springy curl. 3A curls are big and loose with lots of shine. 3B hair types are springy bouncy ringlets. Its a bit coarser than 3A hair types with less shine. 3C hair types are very voluminous with tighter curls like corkscrews. The curls could be kinky.

Quick tips for hair type 3:
   1) Cowashing  is most ideal for type 3 hair types.
   2) If you don't mind cowashing, choose a conditioner made with  natural oils.
   3) Try to finger comb your hair to avoid damage and breakage.

Type 4- curly/kinky:
This hair type could range from fine to wiry  and coarse. This hair type is more prone to
damage from combing, brushing, straightening, and blow drying. It is more brittle and drier. 4A is tightly curled with "S" shape pattern. It retains more moisture than 4B hair types. The hair can be wiry and is very fragile. 4B has a "z" pattern with a less defined curl pattern. It has a cotton like feel to it. It is very wiry and tightly coiled. This hair type is very very  fragile. 4B hair shrinks up to 75% of actual hair length. 4C can shrink more than 75%. The coils are tightly kinked.

Quick tips for type 4 hair types:
   1) Cowashing is ideal for this hair type.
   2) You should use hair butters and creams.
   3) You should deep condition frequently like every 3 days to ensure healthy looking hair.
   4) I f you prefer to wash with a shampoo, use a sodium lauryl sulfate free shampoo.

Hope this article is helpful to helping you understand  your hair type and utilize the hair tips.
Also check out my website for hair butters that are ideal for your hair type at

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Upcoming hair show Events coming up!!

Hey people,
I have been sooo busy with building the brand that I have nearly neglected the blog! With that being said, I wanted to give a quick update on what I have been up to. There are two up coming events that I will be attending in April.

The first event is on April 12 at prospect park  in Brooklyn. It is the Road to Healthy hair. The keynote speaker is going to be the Essence magazine beauty editor, Tasha Turner. The event is being hosted by Kerry Hines of and Allyson Springett of thatacurl. There's going to be giveaways, workshop certificate of completion, and money making ideas. Its going to be an educational workshop for hair enthusiast and hair businesses. I will be a vendor at this event.

The next event is on April 27 at the Palisades mall. This event is being hosted by Allyson Springett from Thatsacurl and Nubian hair. It is called Healthy body= Healthy hair.
A special guest appearance from actress/activist Kim Coles. Its $40  per person which includes lunch.
If anyone is interested in attending these events just leave me a comment and I will send you a link with the information to purchase tickets. Hurry before they run out!!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

RGB Fashion Showcase 2014

Hey guys, I just wanted to update everyone on what Being Natur'al has done lately. We attended the RGB fashion showcase this Feb 7, 2014 as a vendor. We made a lot of good connections and got lots of great advice. The show itself was beautiful, featuring new collections coming out this year. One designers collection was especially nice, that of Carlos Alfredo from San Juan Puerto Rico. Hats off to you for your beautiful work! The dresses were amazing.
Being Natur'al showcases natural products
 I showcased my products for the first time at this event. It was definitely a lot of work to prepare for this event, but my table was beautiful.
I only featured three items that are my best sellers, just to kind of test the waters. They were well received  which made me ecstatic!
We will be attending other events in the near future. I'll keep everyone posted.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Healthy oils for healthy hair

Managing any hair type could sometimes be a challenge. Finding products that are good for you is even harder. There is help available though. Nature has a way to provide us with everything we need to stay healthy and nourished, especially with a way to nourish our inner and outer beauty.  

Many of the hair care products on store shelves contain harmful synthetic man made ingredients that although they promise to make your hair healthy looking and naturally shiny, they actually do more harm then  good. Your skin and pores is like your third kidney, it absorbs and eliminates chemicals whether they are good or bad and sometimes both. That depends on you and what you decide to put on your skin or into your body.

1. Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) , one of the best​, obtained from the coconut palm, prevents frizzy hair in humid weathermoisturizes dry damaged hair, it's a natural hair conditioner, promotes healthy hair growth, relieves dandruff, and prevents hair loss.

   How to use: Pour a small amount into the palm of  your hand and rub to make it warm, apply liberally throughout your hair and massage scalp. You will see the difference!

2. Olive oil (Olea europaea),Derived from a fat obtained from the olive that comes mostly from Italy and Spain. It has many benefits such as  promotes hair growth, prevents hair breakage, helps repair chemically treated hair, conditions hair, helps tame split ends, helps treat dandruff and head lice.

  How to use: heat up half a cup of olive oil in a double boiler or pour into a Pyrex bowl and place the bowl into a pot of boiling water just to warm it up. Massage into hair and scalp until the hair is completely covered in  olive oil. Place a plastic shower cap over your head  and let it stand for 35-45 min. Wash your hair as you normally do and rinse. You'll love the shine and softness!

3.  Vitamin E oil ​
Derived from: seeds, nuts, avocado,green vegetables, egg yolks and wheat germ.
Benefits include helping  improve circulation in the scalp. This is beneficial for healthy hair  growth. Vitamin E, taken internally or applied topically, can make hair lustrous and bouncy, and also prevents breakage.The oil is also very effective when styling or braiding hair
Welcome to natural beings!! I am so excited to start sharing my thoughts, ideas, and tips with all. This is a place to share healthier living alternatives in everything from diet and  lifestyle, to healthier products. Let us embark on this journey together to live healthier lives. We are natural beings, being natur'al!