Benefits of Including Hot Oil Treatment to your Haircare Regimen

Natural and kinky hair are prone breakage due to becoming dull and brittle. Hot oil treatments can be beneficial because the nutrients in the oil penetrate the hair follicles. I try to do a hot oil treatment twice monthly. You can do them weekly depending on the needs of your hair and scalp. Routinely applying hot oil treatments can:

Helps to mend split ends. When the oil is hot (warm) it penetrates into hair and soaks into split ends helping to them smooth them down. Note: don’t do this in lieu of trimming your ends but this will simply help to keep your ends together until you’re able to get them trimmed. (Once the hair has split it was it they can’t unsplit.)

Reduces dandruff and helps with eczema. If you have scalp issues such as a flaky scalp, dandruff, and eczema; a Hot oil treatment before you shampoo can help prevent dandruff and dry scalp.

Improve nourishment of hair follicles. I like to do my hot oil treatments with a with a scalp massager. This helps to increase the blood circulation and the hot oil soothes and moisturizes the scalp. The nutrients from the oils provide nourishment from the outside in, increasing the blood flow and improving nourishment from inside out.

Prevent breakage. Consistently doing a hot oil treatment along with deep conditioning will help to strengthen your hair and intern prevent damage from heat, styling, and coloring. There are so many things we do in our hair care routines that cause damage and breakage.

Prevent frizz and add shine to the hair. Oil treatments can help reduce frizz and promote shine without weighing down the hair. My scalp tends to be dry so I have learned that doing a hot oil treatment frequently (twice a month) has helped my hair not be so dry brittle and reduces breakage. However, be careful not to over do treatments, too much of a good thing can be bad. When you over-saturate your hair with oils you can cause your hair to become greasy and weighed down.

DIY recipe for a hot oil treatment.

I love to make my own home treatments; however, a few times a year I go to a professional stylist. It’s nice to have someone else wash my hair every now and again. I suggest trying the Pumpkin Pie Hot Oil Treatment from CurlMix it’s a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Box for Curly Hair which includes all natural ingredients, easy and expert-tested recipes which are then sent directly to your door for only $28 with my discount code:  NATURALLYACT

Tip: Apply the hot oil to the hair and massage it into the scalp with your fingertips or scalp massager as a pre-poo treatment. Apply a plastic cap for 15 to 20 minutes, or use hair steamer like a Q-Redew, then rinse hair thoroughly.


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It’s a Celebration

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Today we celebrate the 2-year Anniversary of NaturallyACT! I am so thankful for the opportunity to not only share my experiences but, I get to learn from you as well!

*Share your favorite NaturallyACT Community moment on Facebook and Instagram and tag me. (What was your favorite Event, Blog Post, Hair Tip, etc?) 

Check out this highlight from my very first workshop!

Have you tried the Apple Cinnamon Edge Control from CurlMix?

CurlMix is the first DIY Box for Curly Hair that sends you all the natural ingredients needed to make your own hair products at home.

Many DIY edge controls aren’t effective on curly hair but CurlMix has found a recipe that controls the edges and smells delicious, with all natural ingredients.

Try it out for your self  and SAVE $5.00 when you use my code “NATURALLYACT”.

 


It’s only because of you I get to make a living doing what I love most, and for that, I am forever grateful. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank each and every one of my clients for making this year truly special. May the love of Christ fill your lives with abundant joy!!

 

2016 Year In Review

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Wow! Can you believe how fast this year has flown by?

Two thousand sixteen has been a year of laughter, disappointments, and wonderful memories. This year has truly been a joy as I continue to pursue my passion for Natural Hair, Health, and Photography. I feel so blessed to be doing what I love to do!!

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new-year-in-review_hustlers-in-heelsIn January, I was a Guest Panelist for Hustlers In Heels GR. This event was designed for the female dreamers, doers, and entrepreneurs who were in need of a platform to network with local successful women who are making a positive impact in the Grand Rapids community of business.

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In March, I hosted an Interactive How To Workshop, where attendees had the opportunity learn about how to choose the correct hair products for their hair, get hands on experience trying out styling techniques including a twist-out, a quick up-do, how to use curlformers, and more.

new-year-in-review_textures-teaIn July, Textures & Tea was all about making connections and networking. The goal of this event was to bring together like-minded people for candid conversations about Hair & Beauty.

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In November, Co-founder Della Marie Levi and I hosted the 2nd Annual Kinky Hair Connection, which was a half day event that included Music, Workshops, Giveaways, Refreshments, Local Vendors, Panel Discussion, Special Guests, and so much more. We had a #NaturallyFabulous time!!

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Be your authentic self and seek to improve yourself at every stage in life.

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If you can’t change the outcome of a particular event or situation, it’s best to let go and move on. There is no use in worrying and stressing over things that are beyond your control. Seek wisdom, grace, and understanding. Choose to show love and compassion!

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#MelaninatedNaturals Art Exhibit by photographer Alfield Reeves.

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This was an amazing experience! Alfield used photography to express his admiration for natural hair, black women, fashion and personal perspective of the natural hair movement. Learn more: www.alfieldreevesphotography.com/myfirstartexhibit/

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I am so thankful for every company who partnered with me in 2016!

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I pride myself in providing excellent events for you that include swag bags full of products that you will enjoy and appreciate. It’s not easy to convince companies to support your vision; however, perseverance, diligence and my commitment to you has proven successful. Thank you for your attendance, support and dedication to me. I look forward to serving you in a bigger and better way in 2017!

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So excited to be one of 50 individuals/companies nominated for a Local FirstLocal Motion Award and I am humbled to be a finalist! The LocalMotion Awards began in 2010 as a way to recognize local businesses and individuals for their achievements in making the community “more vibrant and resilient.” You are welcome to join me at the 7th Annual Meeting & LocalMotion Awards on Wednesday, January 25th 5:00pm at Goei Center.

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Local First’s mission: We lead the development of an economy grounded in local ownership that meets the basic needs of people, builds local wealth and social capital, functions in harmony with our ecosystem, and encourages joyful community. Read about this year’s awards on GRBJ!

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It’s only because of you I get to make a living doing what I love most, and for that I am forever grateful. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank each and every one of my clients for making this year truly special. May the love of Christ fill your lives with abundant joy!!

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Curlfriend Getaway

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I look forward to starting the year with some relaxation, rejuvenation, and fun! When possible, Mini Vacations are a great way to start off the year. As a West Coast girl living the cold Midwest, 70° weather is necessary especially when you add in good food, the beach, and a few Curlfriends!

Official CurlMix Ambassador!!

Back in November, I introduced you to CurlMix a DIY Box for Curly Hair. CurlMix sends you all the natural ingredients needed to make your own hair products at home. As an official Ambassador my Code “naturallyact” now provides you with $5 OFF any order over $30. Be sure to stay connected as I will be hosting CurlMix party soon.

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If you ordered CurlMix back in November click here and let me know what you purchased. Then post a photo of you with your CurlMix box in the Naturally ACT Community group on Facebook and you will be entered to win a lunch with Me!!!

By the way

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If you want to discover new products for free check out influenster!


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November CurlMix Ambassador

Have you heard the Exciting News?


img_7594I have been given the amazing opportunity to be a #CurlMixAmbassador!!! CurlMix is the DIY Box for Curly Hair. CurlMix sends you all the natural ingredients needed to make your own hair products at home. As a CurlMix Ambassador, during the month of November it is my pleasure to offer you a FREE sample of the Brown Sugar Hair & Body Butter from CurlMix when you enter my code “naturallyact” with your purchase over $20.00. You must add the, “Sample”, to the cart and an additional item from the store.

 

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I suggest trying the Coconut Honey Deep Conditioner with your free Brown Sugar Hair & Body Butter. “This deep conditioner revives curls and adds incredible moisture to your hair. The Rhassoul clay not only cleanses the hair by extracting impurities, but it conditions by adding moisture. The raw honey is a humectant that draws moisture from the air into your hair, while the organic coconut cream restores and replenishes”. It is a CurlMixer favorite! 

 

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Note: The Discount Code, “naturallyact“, is only applicable to shop orders, not for subscriptions, and you will only be able to redeem it once. You must add the product and sample to the cart and enter my code, “naturallyact“, redeem the discount.

 

 

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When you get your CurMix box & sample share it on my Facebook Page Naturally ACT and in the Group Naturally ACT Community. #CurlMix #DIYCurls #NaturallyACT and tell me what you think!

✨  XOXO ✨

 

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