Summer Hair: Do’s and Don’ts July 19 2016
Summer has officially kicked off and we cannot wait to go out and enjoy it. We’re sure you can’t wait to do the same! You’ve packed your beach bag, you’ve planned the perfect summer to-do list with your friends. Well, whether you’re out enjoying some time laying on the beach, or having summer adventures with your friends, your hair may be exposed to a lot of harsh conditions. This is why we have compiled some summer do’s and dont’s that will help you keep your hair safe, and ready to take on any situation.
During summer your hair will be exposed to many unpleasant conditions that will damage your hair. Luckily, we know some top tips that will save you from unnecessary stress.
Protect your hair from UV damage: If you are planning on spending long periods of time out in the sun be sure to protect your hair from the sun’s harmful UV rays. You can do this by wearing a sun hat to shield your hair from the sun, plus you will look absolutely gorgeous rocking it! Another great way to protect your hair during sun exposure is to use sunscreen. That’s right! Sunscreen is not only for your skin. Products such as, Sun Bum Beach Leave In Formula, Aveda Sun Care Protective Veil, Pre-Soleil Hair Mist, and Paul Mitchell Sun Shield Conditioning Spray will protect your hair while you enjoy your summer plans.
Try a DIY natural hair remedy: If you already have some damage caused by the sun, not to worry! We also know of a way to nourish your hair to bring it back to its former healthy form. We recommend trying a DIY natural hair mask, such as a nourishing avocado hair mask. Avocado is rich in fatty acids, and vitamin E, which help nourish and promote hair growth. There are many other hair-boosting ingredients that help nourish dry, damaged hair. Coconut oil, eggs, olive oil, and honey are just a few of the ingredients that we recommend using. So, don’t be afraid to mix these ingredients to create your own hair-nourishing hair mask!
Read our “Summer Hair With Snappee” blog post: You will find some beautiful summer hairstyles that are easy to create using our Snappees, plus they require little to no hair product, which is what your hair is begging for this summer!
Of course there are precautions you should also take. During summer there are some hair routines that may not be a big deal during non summer months, but while the sun is shining outside you should definitely avoid doing these:
Brush Hair While It Is Still Wet: Although you will probably be doing a lot of activities that involve water, you should be extra careful brushing your hair during the hot summer months as doing so will add more stress to your hair. When your hair is wet it is weaker, and more susceptible to damage. For this reason, when you’re done hitting the pool, or the beach, use a wide-tooth comb and start untangling from the bottom up.
Use Heat: Go easy on Straighteners, curling irons, and blow dryers they will further damage your hair creating split ends and dry hair. Instead, give your hair a break and try a cute heatless hairstyle, trust us your hair will appreciate it! If you need to dry your hair, what better way than going natural or air drying your hair?
Use Quick Drying Products: Hair products such as gel or hairspray, although effective in maintaining your hairdo on point, can cause dry hair, which is why we recommend using as little as possible, or better yet rock your hair in a no-heat, no-product hairdo.
This summer be sure to take care of your locks! Go out and enjoy summer without having to worry about your hair getting damaged. By following our summer hair do’s and dont’s we guarantee that you and your hair will have an awesome time doing all those summer activities you have planned. Sure your hair will be put through many harsh conditions, but it will come out strong and healthy!
Snappee On The Go April 28 2016
A Day With Snappee
Imagine those days where you get everything right, including your hair. Aren’t they the best? Maybe it's a bit of faith, or a bit of luck. Well, we think Snappee has something to do with that too!
We recently spent the day with cheer captain Regene to see how Snappee helps her transition throughout her day. As a busy full-time college student, undecided major, with many duties such as studying for exams, planning cheer activities, and managing a part-time job. Regene finds it easiest to style her curly 3B hair with Snappees, Mixed Chicks hair creme and oil to keep her beautiful curls bouncy and in tact.
At the start of her day she goes through her usual morning routine of spraying water to revive her curls and applying a bit of product, then putting her hair back with the Snappee headband style to keep her curls in place for class. Regene finds it best to have her hair down, but out of her face during the day.
By mid-day, she may be done with class and her hair is still perfectly in place but her day is not over yet! Regene then shifted to her leading role as cheer squad captain of 15. That is no easy task!
During our day with Regene she decided to work a half up half down ponytail hairstyle for practice. She loves to look cute while still being able to perform all of her stunts without fussing with her hair.
We followed up with her after practice during her cool down stretch to see how Snappee and her 'do had kept up after three hours of active movement. We found that even after all that cheering and stunting Regene’s hair stayed perfectly in place. She loved how her hair was one less thing she had to worry about and knew Snappee had her covered.
Even though our day with Regene came to an end, we were happy to see that Snappee helped another woman on the go, transition throughout her busy day!
“I love all the different color varieties. These Snappees are amazing to use on my hair, doesn’t damage or rip out any of my curls.”
- Regene (Cheer Captain)
What's Your Hair Wishlist?
Insider Interview with Snappee Founder Keziah OkonkwoIt seems that the 21st century is truly the era of the entrepreneur. With more and more people delving into the DIY (do it yourself) spirit, inventing products, solving everyday issues, and taking the leap to start their own businesses, how does anyone keep up with what's new and great on the market? Subscription boxes have become very popular because they help answer that question. Monthly or quarterly subscription boxes feature new products to targeted audiences and help companies gain new customers. And who doesn't want to receive a monthly package of goodies suited to your personal interests? (Especially when it feels more like getting a surprise gift from your best friend).
It seems like you can find a subscription box for just about anything. Many celebrities even have their own subscriptions boxes, from fashionista, Nina Garcia to musician, Pharrell Williams and even Bill Nye the science guy! Snappee, Inc. recently had the opportunity to be featured in a new subscription box called Curl Kit. In this special interview with Keziah Okonkwo, founder of Snappee, the Snap Off Hair Tie, we had some fun getting to know more about what products she's excited to give a try from her Curl Kit package and more.
1. Curl Box which is another great one for natural hair. I'm always interested in new curly hair accessories and keeping up with new hair tie trends.
2. Vegan Cuts Beauty Box seems interesting because I have sensitive skin and they offer eco-friendly, natural, clearly vegan, products. And they also have a snack box that sounds yummy!
3. Birch Box is probably the most common subscription box I hear about and I admit, I'm curious. They have all kinds of subscription options available for men and women.
4. Test Tube even though that is a interesting name for a subscription box (laughing)! It makes sense for what they offer because they give you the option of sample or full size products to try. Pretty cool.
A. 1. Deva Curl sample kit. All my friends with afros use this, I want to try it! Some one send me some!
2. LUV Naturals products from the YouTuber Kim Love. I've watched all Kim Love's videos and took a lot of product recommendations from her that I've been using for a few years. She now has her own product! This is at the top of my to try list!
3. Already made Flax Seed Gel. I’ve heard great things about this gel, the only problem.. where can I buy this already made? The people that recommend it make it themselves. I don't think I will be doing that.
4. A Deva Cut hair cut from the Curl Doctor Shai Amiel at the Los Angeles Capella Salon. Would love to get the official Deva Cut done for my hair. Say I did it and look good too!
5. Rhassoul Clay Mix. Definitely a try it before you buy it kind of thing for me. Clay on hair sounds messy, but if it produced the the results I've been hearing about, I'm all in!
A. Connecting with all types of people and getting my product out to the world. As an entrepreneur you have to learn and develop all types of skills, even the ones you are not good at. I have been able to connect with so many people with my product, whether it be moms, daughters, my curly hair sistas, dads, other entrepreneurs, you name it. Once I get time to talk about Snappee, I find that people love the product with out even having to sell it! And when you want to make a sale, you have to make that connection first. I really enjoy meeting new people, hearing what they're about and learning from them. It’s a really cool thing that we all do naturally, we want to help and connect with all people and I find this to be my favorite part of being an entrepreneur. Having something to share like Snappee that I can connect with all people in some kind of way.
A big thank you to Curl Kit for featuring Snappee in their subscription box. We look forward to hearing from the members of Curl Kit with product reviews and testimonials.
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
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), Moroccan Oil (not pictured) and Snappee Hair Ties of course!
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!
6. Join Curl College!
I've created a new online education for women who want to grow healthy natural hair the easy way!
In Curl College you will receive:
- The Perfect Wash Day Routine
- How To Get Long Healthy Looking Natural Hair
- How To Choose The Best Products For Your Hair Type
- How to Transition From Straight to Natural.
- The Ultimate Guide To Curl Definition
- The Perfect Night Time Routine
- The Secret Hair Growth Formula
- Tools & Cheat Sheets So You Always Know What To Do On Your Natural Hair Journey
And much much more because we’re constantly adding new courses to support you and give you what you need on your natural hair journey.