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How To Clean A Wooden Comb

 

Cleaning a wooden hair comb takes special care to prevent wood getting rot and splintering. With a proper care, your comb can last a lifetime long.

Wooden combs are among the gentlest hair grooming tools available. They are prized because each handcrafted comb is a work of art and wood’s ability to condition hair.

Wood can absorb the scalp’s natural oil, sebum, and spread it throughout the hair shaft during combing. Even with special process when Tans Wood Comb produces those prouducts, due to the nature of the wood, wooden combs are still fragile.

Cleaning a wooden comb serves two purposes:
1. removing debris
2. conditioning the wood

Oil Cleaning:

Because wood does not normally react well to water, and may swell and eventually splinter if submerged in water for long time, if possible, do not use water. It is often best to use the oil that the manufacturer provided or recommended. However, most natural oils such as coconut oil or olive oil, will work for cleaning and conditioning the wood, plus these oils are also good for the hair and scalp.

The easiest way to do so is to apply a oil to a clean cotton cloth, use the cloth, gentlly wipe dirt and debris off the comb by running the cloth through each tine. Frequency to do this is at least once a month, the more, the better.

Water Cleaning:

Of course, a lot of people really don’t want to make extra effort to do above, so they always choose the alternative (water cleaning) if they ever want to do cleaning.

People usually use comb during a shower which might be the best time and easiest way to clean the comb. This is fine, but please make sure to use a dry cotton cloth to wipe the water off the comb which is extremely important.

Or when using water to wash a wooden comb, do not immerse the comb in water. Instead, rinse the comb and use a soft toothbrush to clean between the tines. At the end, again, make sure to use a dry cotton cloth to get rid of water from comb.

Source: http://tanswoodcomb.com/blog/?tag=clean-wooden-comb 

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Krown Whip - Ingredient Highlight - Moringa Oil

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Moringa oil comes from the seeds of moringa oleifera. This tree is also known as the drumstick tree and it has also been called the “miracle tree” because it is a rich source of many vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients. The tree grows large pods that produce the seeds that the moringa oil is extracted from.

Moringa oil is highly nutritious and very beneficial for overall health. It is coined “nature’s multivitamin” by some natural supplement companies.

Therapeutic properties of moringa include:

  • Antioxidant

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Anti-aging

  • Anti-microbial

  • Disinfectant

  • Emollient

  • Exfolliant

  • Preservative

So “what can moringa oil do for the hair?”, you ask.

Moringa oil is high in the Omega-9 fatty acid which is helpful for skin and scalp issues like psoriasis and eczema. It absorbs into the skin very well and therefore does not clog the pores. It gets deep down into the scalp and helps to nourish the hair at the root, or follicle, which can help with hair loss and increase hair strength and integrity. It can be used as a daily moisturizer mixed with another carrier oil like jojoba to help soften the hair and increase manageability.

I believe moringa oil is especially useful for anyone who has chemically treated hair or who has used chemicals on their hair or scalp in the past because moringa can help repair weak, damaged hair. I can also help to restore moisture back to the scalp after it has been stripped of its natural oils due to harsh chemical treatments like relaxers and hair dyes.

Try adding moringa oil to your hair care regimen or shop for Krown Whip which contains this oil plus more ingredients that promote root & kurl health.

Sources:

oilhealthbenefits.com

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**Product statements are for informational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. No results are promised or guaranteed.

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Krown Whip - Ingredient Highlight - Hemp Oil

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Hemp oil comes from the cannabis sativa plant. Unlike marijuana, it is non-psychoactive and actually comes from industrial hemp instead of the cannabis that is used for its THC content. Although these plants share the same family, they have different properties and therefore serve different functions.  

Hemp oil has a rich profile of nutrients that greatly benefits the entire body. Not only can the consumption of hemp oil lower blood pressure, boost immunity, and increase energy levels, it is also a great oil to use on the hair and scalp.

One of the main reasons I love hemp oil for hair health is because of its high essential fatty acid content. Essential fatty acids (or EFAs) are essential because our body does not produce them on its own so we have to get it from our diet.  EFAs like Omega 3 and Omega 6 can help the hair to retain moisture and be softer and more manageable.

Hemp oil is also very absorbable so it does not clog pores which is good for scalp health. Hemp oil seeps down into the hair shaft and can help with keratin production which is the protein that makes up hair (and nails). This is why it is said that this oil can help with hair growth.

To conclude, hemp oil is great for overall health and can be used as a daily moisturizing agent for kinks and curls and to prevent dry, itchy scalp.

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My Hair-story

How I Really "Went Natural"

Hi, my name is Candace (also known as Kween Kandace). I'm a native to North Carolina and I officially started my natural hair journey 2 and a half years ago. My decision to go through with the "big chop" came after I noticed my hair falling out from the scalp. Yes not just breaking off, I was balding. Exactly what type of alopecia/hair loss I was experiencing, I may never know. I refused to go see a physician because I had already began my search into the field of holistic and alternative medicines (and I am also pretty stubborn). I was convinced I would find a remedy somewhere amongst the herbs.

My sister and I in the 90's.

My sister and I in the 90's.

People often wonder how my hair fell out in the first place. Well, I've dealt with issues of a problem scalp all my life. I had terrible dandruff starting at a young age all the way to the point of needing a prescription shampoo. Now that I reflect back on it, this may have been due to my many failed attempts at chemical relaxers starting at a young age. I begged my mom to have my hair chemically straightened. Whenever I tried to get relaxers before high school, it would only burn my scalp and leave it fiery red and irritated. Finally at age 15, my hair began to respond to the relaxers and I gained permission to dye my hair too. Thus began the perpetuating cycle of chemical treatment after chemical treatment for the next 6 years of my life. Throughout high school, I noticed changes in my scalp. Although there was less dandruff, there were a few tiny bald spots here and there probably due not only to the relaxers but also from the constant tension from straightening and styling my hair and hair dyes.

I stopped getting relaxers in 2011 and in January of 2012 I decided to dread my hair. Even though I had given up the "creamy crack", the color treatments were still ongoing until September of the same year when I starting noticing severe thinning to the point of baldness across the back of my head and around my edges.

Photo from October 30, 2012 - Lasttime I had my dreads dyed.

Photo from October 30, 2012 - Lasttime I had my dreads dyed.

The days I had dreads were so short-lived. By January of the following year, I was cutting my dreads and shaving my head bald. My scalp was a flaky, itchy mess. My natural methods of treatment for my scalp started with apple cider vinegar, which is great for your hair and can help to balance the pH. I was applying it directly to my scalp with a cotton ball daily. Check out this link to discover other ways to use ACV on natural hair: http://blackgirllonghair.com/2012/01/6-ways-to-use-apple-cider-vinegar/.

Photo from June 2013

Photo from June 2013

My favorite thing to use on my scalp were essential oils. There are numerous oils out there and they are all multi-purposeful. Tea tree oil was one of the first ones I used to help combat the dandruff. I used castor oil as the carrier for most of my essential oils because I read somewhere that it can penetrate up to 3 layers of skin. I also stumbled across an oil called neem. While neem does not smell the best (it's oniony and garlicky), it works wonders! It worked really well for my dandruff and it also helps with hair growth. (Read more about neem for hair and scalp health here: http://yournaturalhair.com/benefits-of-neem-oil-for-natural-hair/) The trick to using the neem was applying it at night then washing it out the next day so you wouldn't have to go out smelling like it. I also used rosemary with a carrier to help stimulate the hair follicles and lavender to help promote more luxurious hair growth. After a year of consistently using ACV and essential oils, my bald spots grew back in. The newer hair is a silkier texture then the rest of my hair but one lady made a point that I started the process over and called it "baby hair".

Since my hair has grown back, one of my favorite things to use in my hair is shea butter so I concocted a product using that and other things that are super beneficial for scalp health and hair growth and protecting against breakage. Shop here: khemistreenaturals.com/shop for my new KROWN WHIP - Root & Kurl Nourishment available now!

Photo from July 2015

Photo from July 2015


  

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Krown Whip - Benefits & Uses

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Krown Whip - Benefits & Uses

What makes Krown Whip so unique and different from any other whipped Shea butter product?

Well, for starters and most importantly, Krown Whip is formulated specifically for root nourishment. It contains ingredients that penetrate the scalp and feed the hair at the roots.

After personally experiencing extreme hair loss in 2012, I've realized the importance of taking care of our hair starting with the scalp and the roots. The health of our hair lies within the health of our bodies in general and, of course, our scalps. I'm sure there are many women who can relate to my hair story growing up and I will post the details of my journey later. For now, we will discuss the product that was created out of my experience with problem scalp and hair loss - Krown Whip.

This whipped Shea butter for root and kurl nourishment contains ingredients like Hemp oil, Moringa oil, and Argan oil which provide vitamins and minerals right where hair needs it the most, the roots. While it can also be applied directly to the hair to help retain moisture, it does not buildup on the hair like some leave-in conditioners. It is super lightweight and non-greasy, and it absorbs right into the scalp and hair. A little Krown Whip goes a long way!

Some benefits of Krown Whip may include:

  • Softer, more lively kurls
  • Increased moisture without heavy buildup
  • Increased volume and elasticity
  • Less breakage
  • Soothe dry, itchy scalp
  • Combat dandruff, eczema, psoriasis
  • Repair hair damage from chemical dyes and processing
  • Increased hair growth *
  • Stronger hair starting at the roots!

* Results will vary.

To gain the most benefit from using Krown Whip, part hair into medium sections and massage a small amount into scalp after shampooing.  Then apply to hair ends, which are generally the driest for kinky/kurly hair, and work your way up the length of the hair. Only apply it to the entire strand if you deal with extremely dry hair. Also, for kinky/kurly/koily hair textures, apply as a general leave-in moisturizer/conditioner directly to hair strands at least once a week after shampooing.

For fine, straighter hair and even relaxed hair types, use Krown Whip as a pre-poo (pre-conditioner) before shampooing. Gently massage a small amount into scalp and evenly apply to the length of the hair. Leave-in for 15 minutes (or more, depending on your needs), then shampoo as usual.

I also use Krown Whip as a total body butter, excluding my face.

Krown Whip can be useful for all hair types and textures, especially if you want hair that grows stronger and longer, and tresses that are healthier from the inside out. I love it on my kinky hair!

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**Product statements are for informational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. No results are promised or guaranteed.

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