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Learn to Love Your Hair February 26 2015

Learn to Love Your Hair

5 Simple Tips for Loving the Hair You Have

With Valentine's Day upon us, we thought it especially apropos to talk about

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It's not always easy to love the hair atop our head. It can be especially difficult for those of you transitioning to your natural hair style for the first time. It can be very frustrating to feel as if you have no control over your locks, but a little love can go a long way. That's why we came up with this simple list of ways to practice loving our hair! But don't stop there, apply these tips and practice self love as well!

1. Be Gentle

Truly touch your hair with care and consideration. Try finger combing your hair in the shower in preparation for brushing/combing. Use gentle, non-damaging products such as the Snappee Hair Tie or silk wraps to treat your hair right. 

   

2. Take Your Time

Take your time to detangle with care. We recommend a wide tooth comb and a Denman brush for getting the rest of the pesky knots out safely. When styling, be mindful of causing damage for the sake of saving time. What's the rush? 

3. Give Yourself the Best

It may take a bit of time (and money) to test out hair products, but once you have found your regimen don't skimp. You and your hair deserve the very best and don't you forget it! Some of our favorites include Wen, Kinky Curly, and Shea Moisture (pictured left) and Moroccan Oil (not pictured).

4. Stay Hydrated

Challenge yourself to drink more water every day. Use a moisturizing conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and a deep conditioner from time to time. Another tip is avoiding over-processing and handling your hair - try protective hair styles. At night, put your hair up in a pineapple or wrap your hair in a scarf.

5. Accept Your Quirks

This may be the most challenging and quite possibly the most important tip for loving your hair, and loving yourself! Sometimes it feels like our hair has a mind of it's own. Go with it! Our quirks are what make us unique. Love every aspect of who you are including the cowlicks, grey hairs, varying textures and all!


Through with the woes of thick hair? January 30 2015


This one goes out to all the thick girls!
(And we aren’t talking about your thunder thighs) We are talking about hair so thick you go through a bottle of conditioner every week!

So how do you know if you have the kind of thick hair we’re talking about? 

When you literally get an upper body workout putting a hairband in your hair…
You know you thicky thicky thick girl!

When you have to use multiple hair ties to get your hair in a pony or bun…
Ya thicky thick!

When you resort to the infamous sloppy bun because you’ve lost all hope and know your hair will just fall into a slop-mop regardless of your valiant effort… 
You know you thicky thicky thick girl!

When you have to part your hair into sections just to comb it… 
Ya thicky thick!
 

 

So if you’re still reading this, you’re probably a thick (hair) girl like Snappee founder, Keziah Okonkwo. Her thick hair woes is what inspired the creation of the Snappee, Snap Off Hair Tie. And thank goodness she invented these life savers! Now, those of us with thick hair are able to rock cute buns and ponytails without breaking a sweat trying to lock them in, and without them melting into sloppy buns! (Sorry, Snappee wasn’t able to resolve your need to part your hair into sections before combing!

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Keziah’s favorite way to use Snappees is by connecting two hair ties together to make an even stronger hair tie for her updos. She is also a big fan of the Kinky Curly product line, which helps keep her thick and curly hair moisturized. 

@keziahokonkwo

@snappeeinc 

 

Hair blogger and thick hair extraordinaire, Chime Edwards, has awesome things to say about Snappee and choosing tools and accessories for thick and natural hair.  Her advice is to lose those Goody rubber bands for good and protect your locks with a Snappee! She also gives brilliant tips on how she keeps her luscious locks in great shape in her latest blog about hair regimens

 

@Chimeedwards

 

 

We asked our thick-hair friends about their favorite hair care products and all of them agree that an oil is poignant. Most absolutely love and recommend the Moroccan Oil hair care line, while others prefer Coconut or Argon Oil to keep their hair moisturized. Let us know what your favorite thick hair accessories and products are by tagging us on IG or tweeting @snappeeinc