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Neteral Research: Protective Hair Styles for Black Women

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Faux Locs is known to be one of the most popular hair styles that alot black woman have experimented on in terms of installing either marley hair or yarn into their hair. The main objective is to convey a very cultural and natural look for a ethnical hairstyle. Most women with real natural locs in their hair took offense to women that experimented with this style. Some women took offense due to the illusion of women installing these locs and pretending as though they were real locs while flaunting the hair style. One of the reason being is that these women didn’t understand the significance behind growing real natural locs and the longevity in which these women with real locs in their hair have endured throughout the years of each stage of growth which is totally understandable. However, on the contrary every black woman have every right to embrace their uniqueness and their way of being natural. Anything that will encourage or inspire a black woman to be who she is without being defined by her hair and or looks is liberating. But most of all the importance behind black woman and natural hair would be to embrace the essence of who she is without having to mask her true beauty from within and without.

 

 

 

 

Hair & Beauty

Neteral Research: Winter Skin Care Regimen

Our skin has to be protected at all times.  That goes without saying.  Winter is by far the number one season to implement the best skin care regimen.  On the outside you have harsh drying cold winds, while dry indoor heat is ready to greet you inside.  How does your skin cope with these extremes?  Well, that’s what NETERAL is here for–to provide the best tips on how to care for your precious skin and keep it strong & supple all winter long.

Moisture, moisture, moisture–your skin must remain hydrated.

Seal in that moisture, on your skin as well.  Sealing is not only reserved for the hair.  Skin & hair almost have the same composition; therefore, you may have to care for them in similar ways.  After the face is completely washed, let it air dry– and apply extra virgin olive oil to seal in the little moisture from the water droplets that are there.

Drink WATER!  The body must be hydrated at all times, in the dry desert heat as well as in the bone chilling cold.  Skin care starts from the inside out–your skin, most important your entire body, will thank you for keeping water (preferably alkaline) flowing on the insides.

Avoid over washing and over exfoliation your skin.   Just like you should not strip your hair of its natural oils, you should not do that to your skin, specifically your face.  Your face produces natural oils that aid in keeping it moisturized and soft.  Use a gentle cleanser. Exfoliate regularly, but not too often the skin can become tight, dry and rough.   Let your natural oils do their job as well.

Avoid washing your face with hot water.  This strips away the moisture from your skin as well.  It is a great practice to wash the face with cold water.   Also, we should not wash our hair with hot water.  The cold water helps to close our hairs’ cuticles.  If you have puffiness around the eyes, cold water helps to combat this.

If you want to, you can include herbs and other natural remedies to boost up your skin care or as treatment for specific issues you are having with your skin.

Humidifier over heater.  Heater produces dryness, while the humidifier retains moisture in the air.  Moisture in the air equates to moisture in your skin.  I see that we are following a specific theme here.

Implement these tips both indoors and outdoors.  Practice healthy skin care at all times!

Consult a skin care specialist–these tips are wonderful but the best skin care advice, would be to consult one of them.

Hair & Beauty

Neteral Research: Winter Protective Styles for Your Hair

Winter is around the corner, you already feel the chills in the air.  So with the weather changing, your hair care regimen has to change, too–particularly, hairstyles.  Wash & goes are a BIG no, no.  The harsh drying winds will definitely take a toll on your ends, and with a wash & go during the winter season, you are asking for a cold fever.  You don’t want that, and we certainly do not want that for you.  So NETERAL has compiled a list of hairstyles that will protect your hair during the harsh winter months.  The styles vary from casual, every day styles to formal ones–but the common theme is PROTECTION!  As with any hairstyle seen below and in general, additional hair care regimens, such as conditioning and sealing (whichever creams, moisturizers, oils, leave-ins & everything in between that you use) should be incorporated with these PROTECTIVE styles, and most important your regimen should be adjusted for the winter to protect your hair from the elements.

The Classic Two-Strand Twists


Locks (permanent protective style)


Updos (with loose or locked hair)


Classic Bun

Cornrows (not too tight)

French Braid


Chignon