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Hair Dryers for Black or Afro Hair in the UK


Hair Dryers for Black or Afro Hair in the UK

Hi All

Every so often I get requests from people about the best afro hair dryer on the market. I completely love my Toni & Guy Moisture Lock Afro Hair Dryer which I have used occasionally over the last 5 years. Unfortunately this is no longer available, so I have put together a list of products available to buy both in the UK and US.

Some Hair Dryer Tips:
* Use a good heat protectant
* Try not to blow dry the hair until bone dry.
* Remember not use shampoos that strip natural oils,
* Drink plenty of water
* Use deep conditioning treatments at least one a month

Doing these things can stop hair from becoming brittle and dry.

If you are the US and looking for a good hairdryer some of the best on the market are:
* Chi Rocket Hair Dryer
BaByliss Pro Porcelin Ceramic Dryer
Andis Ceramic Ionic Dryer

Unfortunately theses are quite difficult to get hold of here in the UK.

You will be looking for words like Ceramic, Tourmaline or Ionic when choosing a good hair dryer for your hair. There are very few specifically for Afro Hair available in the UK. However these are a few that would work well with this hair type.



You may need to buy a Pik Attachment separately


Toni & Guy Moisture Lock Afro Hair Dryer 
Found an instance of this here
http://www.hairsalonproducts.co.uk/shop/toniguy-tgdr5354uk-2000w-moisture-lock-afro-hair-dryer/

Also find these on Amazon
     

Enjoy!

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu

How does Chlorine affect Your Hair?



I talk about swimming and maintaining your hair after swimming a lot on AfroDeity. It is one of my favourite past times and it is great exercise. You can even do it when you are pregnant. My only problem with swimming is the effect it can have on my hair and I am constantly wary of damage. 

I used to always wear a swim hat but their are occasions where you might not. Pool party for kids or taking the kids to the local swimming pool seems a bit over kill for a swim hat (that being said, I wear mine anyway.)

So what the big deal anyway, why not just wash it out when you are done. 
As any Mum will know covering your hair isn't always an option (well it is but a much less glamorous one), but as I've mentioned previously there are lots of great swimming shampoos or I at least try to find one with citric acid in it, which is has been shown to help in  removing chlorine from skin and hair.

So what effect does chlorine have on your hair?
Chlorine is usually added to pol water to help in stopping growth of microorganisms in the pool. For a public pool that sounds like a good thing!

Chlorine directly reacts chemically with hair and can changes its physical properties of the hair, as well as by changing electrical charge of minerals bonded to hair and reacting with those minerals.

* Chlorine can directly react with oils that cover the hair and proteins that form the hair shaft causing a chemical change. the removal of oils results in loss of hair shine and flexibility, as well as making them more susceptible to mechanical damage. 

Chlorine reacts with with keratin resulting in creation of water-soluble chemicals and weakens chemical bonds between fibres forming hair shafts. * Water soluable - water loving*

Chlorine can get between hair fibres. A crystallization process develops inside the hair, and the chlorine crystals can separate the hair fibres disrupting structural integrity of hair shaft. Once the bonds are broken, the hair becomes weak and ends of the hairs split. 

The hair cuticle can also be affected by this chlorine salt crystallization process. The cuticle is an outer layer of very hard, dead cells over the hair surface. If chlorine gets between the scales of the cuticle, it could push up the scales,, making it rough and prone to damage or breakage. These flaked cuticles reflect light poorly and  the hair fibre looks dull, dry and may feel rough when touched.

Chlorine can change electrical charge of minerals bonded to hair and oxidize those minerals.
Hope this all makes sesnse

Other AfroDeity Posts on Swimming
Swimming and Afro Hair
Swimming and Afro hair Part II
Swimming and Afro Hair Part III
* Summer Hair and You
* Swimming and Natural Hair Another Great Vid
*Afro Kids Hair - Detangling, Swimming, Nits


Sources
http://www.desalinatedwater.info/chlorine-study.php
“The World of Hair” Dr. John Gray www.pg.com/science/haircare
“Swimming Pool and Spa Sanitation” Health Canada, April 1999.
“The Complete Guide to Pool and Spa Care” AquaChek
www.keratin.com


Any questions drop us a line! or comment below

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity 
Leilu

Joliette Ambassador supports Inspiring Edge 2015!

Joliette Ambassador supports Inspiring Edge 2015!


'Donation ticket sales set to exceed previous record of 250 attendees'

We were very pleased to hear that Joliette's ambassador, Vashtina Johnson, will be supporting Edge 2015!

What is EDGE?
EMBRACE U Empire is a network of young creative entrepreneurs, who are passionate about making a difference in the world, starting with their community. Their main aim being to provide unique distinctive community & social events& projects that provide a platform for elevation to aid individuals in building their careers and personal development using creative initiatives.

Embrace U are very proud to host the 4th Inspiring Edge Fundraiser Fashion show in London Inspiring Edge is a Fashion event that provides a platform for creatives to showcase and develop their gifts, passion and individualism for a compassionate cause. ‘Your circumstances do not define you, you do!’ Says Founder Haylee Venus.



After Haylee completed her degree studies as a young mum of 2, she was buzzing with excitement to get into the work environment. Regardless of her graduate level qualification, she found that most entry level positions required some form of work experience. Albeit frustrating, Haylee chose to strive ahead and create her own opportunity hence her successful journey as a social & business entrepreneur. 

This is how Inspiring Edge was born. It was the perfect way of bringing together like minds, creating a great platform in which myself and others could build skills, gain experience and build a portfolio to assist them as they made steps towards their dream career choices. 

The Awesome Part!
Embrace U Empire are hosting their 4th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser Inspiring Edge on Saturday 19th December 2015, at The Irish Cultural & Community Centre, Pretoria, N17 8DX, 7pm. This amazing entertainment evening themed Fashion MEETS Comedy, will involve aspiring models, artists, musicians, designers, hairstylist, makeup artists, creative directors, choreographers, event planners, business owners & investors. Businesses to showcase & develop their services & talents for a compassionate cause.

It’s Competition Time!
7 designers, 25 models, 4 World Class UK Comedians, 4 industry icons on the judging panel, 3 titles to be won, live music, amazing talent & networking all under the same roof.


Charity Fundraising - The Cause
This year Inspiring Edge will support the Mek Ah Step Creative Arts Programme – a 10 day Creative Arts Programme aimed at 5-15 yr olds, male & female from disadvantaged backgrounds supporting them to make steps towards a brighter future. The first Programme was delivered with servitude in July 2015 at a Jamaican orphanage. They aim to set up as a charity with the MISSION to spread love through creativity & art techniques GLOBALLY!



“Sometimes all we need is all around us!!” 


Come and be blown away by the astonishing talent that is bound to inspire and challenge you to embrace what is wonderfully unique about YOU!


Vashtina Johnson, Press & Media Relations Manager 07415720058
Haylee Venus, Event Director
Embrace U Empire Twitter:@EmbraceUEvents
E: inspiringedge@gmail.com

Facebook: Inspiring Edge Fashion Show
Online tickets: https://inspiringedge.eventbrite.co.uk 

Hair Supplement: GoldCrush

Hi All, 

I wanted to introduce you to another great new product. I had the good fortune of meeting Alicia Gold at a Keziah Connections event last year and again early this year at a beauty conference. I am so amazed at just how much this young woman has accomplished in such a short time. When we met last year she was just about to launch and now GoldCrush is everywhere. Impressed... I am! 


I also love the fact that GoldCrush promotes the best of British, produced in the United Kingdom, proudly supporting British manufacturing. 

Alicia created the product after being diagnosed with PCOS, which can cause hormone imbalances, acne and thinning hair. 

So what is Gold Crush all about...

GoldCrush Launches Revolutionary Beauty Vitamin With No Toxic Fillers

London-based beauty supplement company, GoldCrush has announced the launch of a super vitamin with a difference. The unique formula contains 21 key nutrients for healthy hair and is one of only of a few such supplements available in the UK completely free from any bulking agents or fillers. 

GoldCrush Hair supplements have been specially created to nourish hair, skin and nails for optimal growth and cell regeneration. The formulation, containing a blend of vitamins and minerals including Zinc, Selenium and Vitamins A, B and C; when taken daily as part of a haircare routine, helps to improve general health and physical appearance with visible results in just two weeks. 

Alicia Gold, founder and creator of GoldCrush said, “GoldCrush Hair Vitamins are formulated to help boost nutrients in the body and feed the follicles, which in turn contributes to maintenance of healthy hair, skin and nails. What we put into our bodies is just as important as the styling and cleansing products we use topically. The formula’s active ingredients include Biotin, MSM, Bamboo Silica, Collagen and Spirulina but what is perhaps more significant is what has been mindfully omitted from the formulation.”



Most direct competitor brands available both on the high street and online, contain bulking agents and fillers such as Magnesium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, hydrogenated oils and colourants. These ingredients, as well as generally reducing the efficacy of vitamins, have a been linked to a number of possible side effects including suppression of the immune system and blocking nutrients from entering the bloodstream. 

Gold added, “Our mantra is beauty, without the ugly fillers. I had in mind the need to create a supplement of the highest quality without compromise. Lower quality supplements increase the likelihood of ingredients being unrecognised by our bodies and thus the ability of the nutrients to be absorbed.” 

GoldCrush Hair Vitamins suitable for vegetarians free from parabens, artificial colourings, hydrogenated oils, MSG and preservatives. The vitamins are also free from added sugar, artificial colourings, gluten, wheat and lactose. 

To find out more visit Gold Crush Here



Have you tried Gold Crush or any other Hair Supplements you would like to tell us about. Let us know in the comments.

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu