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Anonymous asked
Hello, I wanted to know if you can use your hair growth products when you have relaxed hair.

Absolutely yes.

Damaged Hair to Healthy Hair Tips

Damaged Hair to Healthy Hair: Insider Tips

It’s hard to feel confident and sultry when your hair is damaged to the point where it looks like the bristles on a broom. Sure, you can slap on a hat or wig to hide your straw-like hair, but this isn’t going to return your hair to its original splendor. If anything, it will only make matters worse. Dealing with damaged hair is frustrating, but trust me, it’s not the end of the world. If you’re willing to kick your bad hair care habits to the curb, you can get your hair on the fast track to good health. Salon RX When your hair is damaged, a good hairstylist can diagnose your hair and come up with a treatment plan to nurse it back to health. Since the ends of the hair often take the bulk of damage. Your hairstylist may trim or cut it in a style that makes it look better immediately. Don’t Heat it Up You don’t want to worsen the fragile state of your hair by styling it with blow dryers and curling irons. Instead, experiment with hairstyles that don’t require heat. If you absolutely can’t do without curls, use a gentler method such as rollers instead of hot curlers. Also, when you shampoo your hair, use lukewarm water and let your hair air dry. If you are in a rush and need your hair to dry sooner, put the dryer on the lowest setting. Back Away From the Chemicals Color treating and perming damaged hair is a recipe for a bald head. You have a better chance of restoring your hair’s health if you keep it in its natural state. A professional hairstylist can offer you several styling options to help you get the look you want without using perms or other chemicals. In addition, stay away from products that contain alcohol. They can dry your hair out and increase damage. Nutritional Love Healthy hair starts from the inside out. If you want to keep your hair growing at a steady rate, eating a nutrient rich diet is a must. Foods that contain protein, iron, vitamin A, sulfur and omega-3 are especially good for your hair and scalp. Also, chugging lots of water can keep the scalp moisturized and improve the condition of your hair. Lubricate Me Conditioning your hair with natural oils can help restore lost moisture from scalp to tip. Massage some olive or coconut oil into your hair, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it out with tepid water. Going from damaged to healthy hair isn’t going to happen overnight. The process will require you to stick with a maintenance routine that nourishes your hair. In addition to following the above tips, ask your hairstylist to recommend products that will moisturize and condition your hair while you nurse it back to health.

Barb Quinn is also known as Hairstyle Blog

Guest author has been a professional hairstylist for over 30 years and has established herself as a nationally recognized hair designer, educator, and freelance writer. Barb has been chosen by her peers to serve on the advisory panel of Cosmos C International the global hairstylist network and is the Men’s Hair Category Expert for Answers.com. Thousands of women each day follow Barb’s hairstyling wit and wisdom on her highly successful blogs Hairstyle-Blog.com and Visual-Makeover.com.

Leave Little Blue and Beyonce Alone

We at Treasured Locks have stayed away from the “Great Hair Debate” of 2014 until now. Yes, you know the one.  If you haven’t heard of it (you’ve been under a rock) but we’re referring to the issue over Blue Ivy’s mom Beyonce, not combing her hair. The petition started by Jasmine Toliver over at change.org, has since been referred to as a joke by the creator. Somehow we don’t believe her but it served the purpose to get her name out there and it created steamy supercharged discussions about Afro textured hair in general but especially on children.

But in particular this child with Afro textured hair was the perfect target.  At Treasured Locks we know that Afro textured hair does attract lint balls, it can get matted, and “some people” think it looks unkempt. However beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We think Blue Ivy is a beautiful 2-year-old girl who happens to have super famous parents.

Looks aside, the properties of Afro textured hair are not the same as silky straight tresses and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just different. There are thousands of children with Afro textured hair who aren’t subjected to such scrutiny and they walk around the Walmarts of America without a care in the world. It’s disgusting and cruel that someone found it amusing to create a petition poking fun at Blue. Yet it’s the world we live in.  

We all have opinions but what’s most interesting is the people who weighed in on the debate probably have the same type of hair. Why is it so terrible to see what “you” look like up close? Calling out Beyonce to comb her hair means what exactly? What would be more acceptable to see Jasmine?

Taking the lyrics from Donnie’s song Cloud 9

Yes I wear the lamb’s wool, the feet of burned brass

And the wool defies gravity like the nature of a gas

And I’m fine under Cloud 9

Ladies and Gentlemen, Blue Ivy is fine under her cloud. No matter what is pleasing to your eyes, her hair is fine, she’s fine; and it’s none of our business how her hair is styled or not. If chemicals were placed on her head to beat her hair into submission then we would debate that on the “interwebs” too.  It’s mean spirited and shows just how much Jasmine needs to “Get a life” as Whoopi Goldberg put it on the View.

Use your platform to however you want but we choose to uplift and inspire. There’s no way to tell “looking from the outside” whether Blue’s hair is healthy or not and that’s truly what most of us want for our children. We want them to be healthy inside and out. It’s better for Blue to look in the mirror at this tender age and see her wonderful cloud staring back her than anything else.

Sound off! Tell us what you think!

Anonymous asked
Where do I submit a review for treasured locks?

If it’s a product review, each product page has a place to submit a review for that particular product.  If you want to say something about the company, please email us at sales@treasuredlocks.com

Anonymous asked
Where can I get Formula 103 Hair Removal in South Africa?

Unfortunately, we are not familiar with any distributors in South Africa.  I’m sorry.

Black Opal Lipsticks Announcement

Black Opal has discontinued its line of True Color Lipsticks.  We still have a limited quantity left. So, if you want them, hurry on over to True Color Lipsticks to buy them while you can.

Now, if you loved the color of some of the True Color Liopsticks, don’t fret.  The following colors will still are still around in the form of Color Spluge Luxe Crème Lipstick.

  • Black Currant
  • Ebony Wine
  • Wine Not
  • Bon Bon
  • Fantasic Plum

At the same time Black Opal has brought back the very popular matte lipsticks.  The new name will be Color Splurge Luxe Matte Lipstick  These are some fantastic new colors.

  • Sassy
  • Fashion Fushia
  • Atomic Flame
  • Vampy Red
  • Jazzberry

These colors are gone for good (well, at least the foreseeable future)

  • Rich Red
  • Heat Wave
  • Spiced Rum
  • Burnished Bronze
  • So Natural
Anonymous asked
Do you know why Black Opal discontinued their Blemish Astringent? I was previously able to purchase from beauty supply store, but now I have to resort to purchasing online. Why did they discontine something that worked so well?

Black Opal periodically discontinues items based on how well they sell, not necessarily on how well they work.  That item was actually discontinued quite a while ago.

Hair Rules Back in Stock

imageAfter a couple of months’ absence, we have Hair Rules products back in stock.  There have been a couple of changes in sizes of the products.

The demand for the products has been overwhelming.  We are trying our best to keep up with the orders.  Please be patient if your order is delayed by a couple of days, but we should have supply for everyone.

Hair Rules Products are Here

Knot Genie- Detangling Comb for African American Hair

Treasured Locks is now distributing the Knot Genie comb which is an excellent comb for textured hair.  The Knot Genie gently and painlessly combs through tangled hair.  It makes a great combination along with Treasured Locks’ Knot No More.