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FROM LOOSE NATURAL TO TRANSITIONING INTO LOCS

WHY ESSENTIAL OILS?

WHY ESSENTIAL OILS?


WHY ESSENTIAL OILS?


Essential oils are a fantastic creation because of the vast benefits they provide in the area of skin care.  From Rosemary to Sandalwood, they each provide a unique purpose and benefit to your skin and hair.  Not only do they provide aromatherapy, but they are also used for health reasons.  For instance, Peppermint essential oil can be used for pain management, to apply as a topical solution, Lavender and Cedarwood essential oil can be used for minimizing flakiness and are excellent for hair and scalp.


Use of essential oils are so powerful, that they have been used for thousands of years, not only for medicinal use, but also for household cleaning products.  The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting different parts of plants, flowers, leaves, etc.  (Reference: draxe.com/ 101 essential oil benefits, paraphrased).  Although there are many uses, today we will focus on the benefits of hair and scalp.  One of the most powerful essential oils is Tea Tree Oil, which can be found in each bottle of Natural Hair Mist as well as Loc Drench Hair Oils.  The benefits of Tea Tree include:

Anti-fungal, antiseptic, unclogs hair follicles, nourishes roots, induces hair growth, anti-bacterial, moisturizes skin, controls body odor, relieves skin itching, flights psoriasis, antiviral, treats warts, wounds, ringworm, reduces acne.


Whether you’ve just gotten your hair done, or looking for a refresher after a gym workout, we’ve got the Mist for you!  If you are just wanting to promote further nourishment to your locs after washing them, you may choose a particular mist, or if you have a certain scalp issue, one of the bottles may fair better to aid your healing process.   

Below is a chart I’ve developed sharing with you the benefits of each essential oil, and the corresponding Natural Hair Mists which can be found hosting them.  Based on your hairs’ deficits, choose the Natural Hair Mist that would best promote your hair’s wellness, nourishment, and your scalps’ needs. New Natural Hair Mists may be added and some may no longer be available due to discontinuing or selling out, so use this guide as a reference to locate the bottle best for you.  Email questions to tiffanyslocjewels@gmail.com, or submit through the site.

 



TIFFANY’S LOC JEWELS

ESSENTIAL OIL CHEAT SHEET


              ESSENTIAL OIL             BENEFITS                         FOUND IN NATURAL HAIR MIST

BERGAMOT

Deoderizing, removes body odor

Euphoria, Reverie, Sacred, Latter Rain

CEDAR

(Cedarwood)

Astringent, cures seborrhea, dry scalp, thinning scalp

Peace, Pursuit

CINNAMON

Anti-fungal, heals skin infections

Delight,Reverie

CHAMOMILE

Soothing, retracts skin cells affected by chemical treatments, great for harsh weather

Coming Soon

EUCALYPTUS

Anti-inflammatory, helps with respiratory problems, prevents hair loss

Carried Away, Sacred, Latter Rain

FRANKINCENSE

Antiseptic, keeps cells healthy, promotes regeneration, prevents hair loss

Sanctuary, Euphoria

GERANIUM

Supports circulatory system, revitalizes body tissues, fades scars

Bloom, Let Go

JASMINE

Good for scar healing, antiseptic

Rapture, Pursuit

JUNIPER BERRY

Stops hair loss, wound healing, dandruff, ezcema

Coming soon

LAVENDAR

Good for haircare, increases blood circulation, increases immune system, antifungal, prevents hair loss

Bliss, Serenity

LEMON

Good for oily scalps

LEMONGRASS

Strengthens hair, kills bacteria

Pursuit, Bloom, Heaven, Dream, Free

LIME

Restorative, antisceptic, antiviral

Divine

MYRRH

Antibacterial, anti-cancer, treatment against skin irritations, good for scalp flakiness

Reverie, Euphoria, Free, Sanctuary, Early Rain

NEROLI

Emollient, tonic, antiseptic

Bliss, Early Rain

PATCHOULI

Deodorizing, increases cell growth, astringent

Let Go, Escape, Outdoors

PEPPERMINT

Stops hair loss, anti-spasmodic, pain relief, good for oily scalps

Tranquility, Carried Away, Dream

PINE

Remove lice from hair, antiviral,  antioxidant,

Loc Drench for Men

ROSEMARY

Stimulates hair growth, disinfecting

Tranquility, Pursuit

ROSE ABSOLUTE/

ROSE WATER

Controls excessive oil, balances pH, antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, heals itchy skin, anti-inflammatory

Let Go, Serenity

SAGE

Deodorizes, kills bacteria, promotes hair growth, stimulates scalp

Rapture, Escape

SANDALWOOD

Anti-inflammatory, powerful against bad bacteria, aides in scar healing

Outdoors, Peace

SPEARMINT

Antiseptic, restorative

Dream

SWEET BASIL

Fights bacteria and odor

Bliss, Reverie

SWEET ORANGE

Anti-bacterial, antifungal, balances oily scalp

Delight, Jubilee

TEA TREE

Anti-fungal, antiseptic, unclogs hair follicles, nourishes roots, induces hair growth, anti-bacterial, moisturizes skin, controls body odor, relieves skin itching, flights psoriasis, antiviral, treats warts, wounds, ringworm, reduces acne

ALL MISTS

VANILLA

Inhibits cancerous cell, anti-oxidant, relaxing

Serenity, Paradise, Carried Away, Jubilee

VETIVER

Invigorates dry skin, calming, energizes brain cells

Heaven, Earth

WINTERGREEN

Tones hair roots

Dream

YLANG YLANG

Anti-seborrhoeic, decreases blood pressure, sedative

Paradise




MY TRANSITION TO BLONDE LOCS - PART 1

MY TRANSITION TO BLONDE LOCS - PART 1

 

 

I decided to venture back into the land of blondom after being brown, red and natural black for many years and was finally ready for a change.  I had previously been blonde when wearing an afro during my time as a naturally curly gal.  I had always done my hair myself, and only went to the salon for two-strand twist styles on occasion.  I had had a few bad experiences with colorists turning my hair orange, and then going from blond back to natural black (my hair turned out green and other shades, mind you, when it was not fashionable to do so) years later as a loc-wearer. 

So what convinced me to going back to a professional? Well, I was looking for more products to lift my color two more levels up, and an Ulta stylist shared that if I planned to go to a lighter shade that it was imperative I look for a salon that uses Olaplex, which prevents further color damage to my hair.  She proceeded to tell me of all the horror stories her clients had had coming to her after they had somehow fried their hair, and although I had the confidence that I could once again color my hair blonde, I somehow took this as a warning that I should heed this time.  Plus, I had heard so many great things about this "Olaplex", that I was curious to try it for myself and see if was all that it cracked up to be. I searched on Instagram #olaplex, #dallas, to find a salon that might suit me.  I stumbled upon Pepperbox Design www.pepperboxdesign.net in Plano, Texas with colorist, Sara Reed. She stated that she had worked on locs before, and even wore locs herself years ago!

Well, for sure, they were right!  Olaplex does hold up to its high standard.  It prevents the bonds that would break in your hair during the coloring process, not to break.  (See photo explaining this below).  However, before going to the salon, I must first tell you of the products I was asked to get prior to coming in for the service. 

I was asked to get a protein leave-in conditioner, and a moisturizing conditioner, and see if I could do a couple of treatments before going in.  I was able to do one or two applications, actually using both products as a leave-in, even though the moisturizer you were to wash out.  I figured, what the heck, why not this time, it will wash out in a few days anyways. I bought Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Protein Leave-in and Joico Moisture Recovery.  Both left my hair soft and prepared for the service. From start to finish I was pleased with how my hair turned out.  I was to return for a follow-up session to remove more of those pesky, lingering red tones and actually lay some color.

Going blonde is a process, and is not easily achieved overnight.  If you choose to make this decision, be sure to arm yourself with all of the latest information as to how to make this a smooth, healthy transition.  Stay tuned to learn of all the products I sampled, and which products I loved even before going blonde.

XOXO,

Tiffany