Answers to some of your hair &/or skin issues at the moment

How is your beauty love life?????

So I have been super busy doing hair and wanted to reach out to you beauties who read my blog, notes and posts and see whats going on in your beauty love life 😉

I threw out a random question so I could help out if you all are having any issues at the moment…so here goes some

1. Dark Knees

First thing is your knees are gonna be a bit darker as with any fold of skin but if it is very dark, ash or coarse I am gonna teach you safe effective lightening and softening tips.

Dark knees

First is exfoliate, exfoliate. exfoliate, a body scrub or good ole apricot scrub 3 times a week then immediately follow with 100% pure cocoa butter. AMBI makes a very good lightening creme for that area too. Another tip is to squeeze lemon juice into the cocoa butter when applying. Do this day and night for 3wks you will be amazed.

2. Roller Set with jumbo rollers for a smooth, puff free, sleek finish

To roller set for a sleek finish, you have to start with wet hair, i’m talking real wet. After applying mousse, stay close to the spray bottle with water, so you can re wet as hair begins to air dry. Use a tail comb, to comb thru sections  you are gonna roller. you must over direct the hair

and comb thru on bottom and top b4 ROLLING.. A smoothing trick I do is to lightly mist oil sheen after finish setting b4 going to sit under the dryer. Hair must be completely dry b4 removing rollers. After roller are removes use a wide tooth comb and comb your hair upside down b4 using a paddle brush to wrap it. then finish wrap with a soft brush before tying with a silk wrap. when you remove that silk wrap best believe u will have bouncy yet sleek hair like this

set & wrap comb out

 3. Hair Front not growing

Now to remedy this the thing I dont know your pattern. this is common among black women with relaxed hair though because of incorrect relaxer application, YES ITS TRUE, Many black hairstylist are still combing through that relaxer on the hair line first and then comb it through again and again, the relaxer actually breaks down that hair shaft which results in a hairline so fragile that by pulling your hair back in one on a regular basis will result in it popping mid shaft,, this goes on to result in a hair front that will never pass 3 to 4 inches…its good to try and figure the cause of this and then try building it back via keratin treatments and a change in hair regimen

4. Hair not staying processed

Hmmm….i need more to deal with this, it copuld be any of the following:

-You’re using the wrong strength relaxer for your hair.

-It’s not being applied properly.

-It’s not being left on long enough, maybe because you begin to burn or something

-Your hair is porous and the cuticle isn’t being sealed properly after you get a relaxer. You may need a porosity or a claryifying treatment pre relaxer

-A combination of two of more of the above.

Do you do your relaxer at home or get it done at a salon? Also can you please tell me the name of the shampoo and conditioners you use?Please let me know and I can give you further advice on what I think you can do to solve the problem. kk

5. My hair issue is that my hair is always uneven is like the back never grows. It is also very thin so I have to cream it regularly and if it gets wet there is no restoring it if I don’t wash it. Sigh

Dont Sigh, for every problem there is a solution, Let me know more though, is it that your hair is overprocessed due to incorrect application or is it that is fine and you perspire in your hair, do  you ponytail alot, what oils do you use, shampoos, conditioner, get back to me with that and i will be more than  happy to assist you

hair from poor relaxer application

 

Please remember ladies that there is power in a consultation with a stylist, we are all unique and should be treated accordingly

one luv

malibu

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Black can Crack – why every black girl should wear sunblock

Why is it that so many black women are not caring for their skin as well as they should? Why is it that black women are of the notion that because they don’t burn, get red and peel like white people that they don’t get damaged by the rays of the sun.

Sure we are blessed with more melanin that absorbs some amount of UV rays which act as a natural sunscreen but we do tan which means the sun affects us. We are all human, black white brown purple yellow green and we can all experience sun damage, age or can die from skin cancer. Its time we get wise, free radicals and pollution has made the sun’s rays more even more harsh and we must protect our skin, the ozone layer is depleting and this affects our health.

FACT: Did you know that black skin absorb more of the of the UV-A rays (the type of rays that cause most skin cancers. 😦

What most Black women don’t realize is that regardless of the amount of melanin or pigment in our skin, long term exposure to ultraviolet rays can put us at a higher risk for melanoma (skin cancer) than the lighter Caucasian skin colors.  Be sure to check your skin regularly for any unusual spots or blemishes.  Also, wearing hats, sunglasses is very fashionable and cool, and keep in mind that wearing light colored clothing reflects the sun’s rays and helps to keep black skin safe.  Most important:  Always wear a high quality sun block all year long… not just during the summer months.

applying sunscreen, that amount is all you need for the entire face

Get wise, its time to choose the right SPF. Here’s how:

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is important to select a sunscreen that blocks enough UVA and UVB rays for your skin type. I recommend at least a SPF 30 for us in the caribbean.

Its also important to consider how long you spend in the sun, any medical conditions like lupus, as well as skin type whether it be oily dry sensitive etc

Know your sensitivity value, that is how quickly you tan
(Never tans, always burns Pale or milky, white alabaster Develops red sunburn, painful swelling, skin peels 4-10 
Sometimes tans, usually burns Very little brown, some freckles Usually burns, pink or red coloring appears, can gradually develop light brown tan 10-12 
Usually tans, sometimes burns Light tan, brown or olive, distinctly pigmented Rarely burns, moderately rapid tanning response 11-14 
Always tans, rarely burns Brown, dark brown or black Rarely burns, very rapid tanning response 12-16)

TIP: Apply a light layer of sunscreen at least 20 mins before heading outdoor

Here are some facial moisturisers with SPF that is great for daily use after the face has been cleansed well. I recommend these to my facial clients:

1. Olay “Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15

2. Neutrogena “Healthy Skin Visibly Even Daily SPF 15

3. Neutrogena “Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion SPF 30

4. Clinique “Sun-Care Body SPF 25 Sun Block

5. Clinique “Sun-Care UV-Response Face Cream SPF 30

6. Aveeno “Skin Brightening Daily Treatment SPF 15

 

Black men and women, skin is skin ” Black can Crack” your skin isn’t tough like a crocodile’s back, however if you don’t protect it from the sun it will get crusty and it will sure look that way……. if you need anymore tips on choosing a sun screen for face or body just drop me a line, lets start caring for our skin

Take Care

One Luv

Malibu

@malibubeautyjm