Is Ammonia-Free Hair Color Better for Natural Hair?

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Even with the milder options listed below, pre-poos moisturizing treatments applied prior to shampoo'ing or deep treatments moisturizing treatments applied following shampoo'ing are essential! But this is very unlikely. What can I use to made my two-strand twist stay in, they untwist even when I wrap my hair. I heart big hair. Helps out a lot for new naturals like myself. I only use it once a month to remove any buildup since I co wash weekly but I'm hooked on this. Safe meaning less damaging damaging to hair.

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Perhaps you can find it in your local BSS and give it a try. I'm pretty sure you'll add it to your list once you do! And many thanks for all the great tips - love your site! I have been transitioning for going on five months now and have definitely found your website helpful, especially since I'd almost given up. Thank you for taking your precious time to create such an informative website. I do a daily Well I'm so glad that I found it because this is very vital information.

I love love love it!! Thank you soooo very much Nikki for this, I'm on my way to the store now! Aussie moist is good and I love love extra virgin olive oil!

It's so good on natural hair seriously! This is an excellent and informative post! I absolutely love Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine! Very hydrating and gives you a nice sheen! This is just what I needed! It was incredibly helpful to me as I start my natural hair journey. Thank you so much! I'm heading to the store after work lemme bookmark this page!

I need some advice, I have a very fine grade of hair prone to humidity of any kind. What can I use to made my two-strand twist stay in, they untwist even when I wrap my hair. I am a older women that want to know if henna will help my hair to grow like the younger women hair? Would like to try,but dont want to put money or time in the henna if their is something better.

Going form perm to natural hair can somone help. Best twist out of my life. Did it Wednesday night and its Sunday still going strong. I just pull my hair into a very loose ponytail at night and put my satin cap on top.

You just have to add a light moisturizer every couple days to keep it shining! I have just been so lost! Please tell me what do you think about using a hair dryer to dry the hair especialy when using rods to set your natural hair. I use a hair dryer minimal heat every week before twisting my hair.

I use a little Jamaican Castor Oil when hair is dried, Results: Awesome when I twist out. So Nothing bad with hair dryer if you are taking good care of your hair.

My hair is very healthy.: I read your article in Essence about what to use in your hair to help fight "Humidity". You listed what to look for in the ingredients CN, thanks so much for the information. Do you still use the same products in , or have you founds some new ones to add to the list. Again thanks for the information I would like to know have you changed anything products since CN, did you detangle your hair with a brush or comb when your first started using henna back in 07 or so.

So far I like Shea Moisture. I have this list up on my phone whenever I go to pick up some new products! Have you tried Kinky Curly Knot Today? That's a great leave-in for twist outs! I'll take wiot into consideration. Right now i use the following: Suave Naturals Shampoos mostly Coconut , Suave Naturals rosemary and mint conditioner awesome product , Garnier Fructis sleek and shine leave in conditioning cream, Naptural85's shea butter mix, and just recently bought some Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil hair grease a little gives a lot of shine and it smells great.

I try to do protein treatments once a month with some eggs, mayo, honey, evo and coconut oil naptural85 along with ACV rinse. I really needed this and will be taking a trip to target soon. Has anyone used Everyday Shea Moisturizing Conditioner? I am seeking a great conditioner that comes in more than an 8oz bottle that my hair swallows up in one use. I found this conditioner in a 32oz bottle and it has a very thick appear. I just hope that it works well. The views expressed on curlynikki.

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December 23, at 2: December 30, at 2: I need a gel to define my curls. In what order should I apply the gel and sealant? December 31, at January 8, at 7: February 13, at 8: March 9, at March 29, at Can you please post some suggestions for moisturizers! April 7, at 8: I would like to know have you changed anything products since April 20, at April 28, at 7: April 30, at 5: June 6, at 3: Since going natural I don't know which products to trust when dealing with my hair.

June 10, at 7: June 25, at June 27, at 2: July 2, at 3: July 8, at 4: But is it really safe? Is ammonia free dye better or healthier for your hair? But this is very unlikely. Ammonia is the active ingredient in products that assist in the coloring process by opening cuticle and swelling the strands so that the color can penetrate to the cortex, yielding drastic color changes.

Without ammonia, color change is mild and may require multiple applications to achieve desired color, if ever achieved. Be aware of ammonia substitutes used such as the more popular ethanolamine, also known as monoethanolamine or MEA. These are equally, if not more, damaging to the hair.

It can be misleading. Safe meaning less damaging damaging to hair. So where can you find it? It took to her hair beautifully so I just wanted to see if I could get the same beautiful results and I did!