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#10 Tips for healthy beautiful Hair:

#1. Drink at least eight (8oz) glasses of water daily. Eat a lot of fresh fruits which also has water. (No Surprise there) You also need to exercise your body regularly. Here is why. Hair grows from your body temple and if you are deficient on vitamins and other nutrients that keep it healthy not only can your hair be dry and wearing thin but your nails and skin can get bad too.

#2. Make sure your hair is trimmed by a professional regularly. Remember the human hair grows a half inch every month but if you have split ends and it stays dry it will surely break off something serious. Only trim off about a 1/4 and no more than one-half inch every six weeks to six months. The time will vary depending on how well you treat your hair and how much chemical is riding the follicles.

#3. Make sure you find a moisturizing hair product that you can live with because it’s literally your new best friend. Black hair is, of course, dry by default and needs moisture to look it’s best. (This is why my website is called “Thirsty Roots”).

Also, do a little research on some Shampoos and Conditioners that are on the market to see what fits your hair type. Don’t just stick with products strictly for black hair because you can really box yourself in. I’m not sure what your background is and if you have Indian, White, Chinese or whatever in your bloodline and all that matters from person to person. Find what’s right for you and keep your hair moist.

#4. Stop brushing and combing your hair a million times a day. You are manipulating the structure of your curl pattern and wearing your follicles thin with each stroke. Take the time to get a style you like and stop there that day. The less you do it the more you can expect fabulous results as it grows out.

#5. Protect your hair with some styles that keep your ends from rubbing up against things you encounter everyday like car seats and shirt collars. You work hard to keep your hair healthy and to grow it long and the wear and tear of items constantly touching and rubbing it will break it off at the ends which is the oldest on each individual strand of hair. Cotton is the worst! Experiment with cornrows, braids, twist, Bantu knots and buns to hide those fragile ends from wear and tear. Don’t forget to rock something at night to cover the head like silk or satin. It is also worth your money to invest in a set of silk pillowcases.

#6. Easy on the heat. If you need to flat iron or curl your hair make sure that it’s not excessive and DO NOT have the heat on full power. If you can no heat is the best option but I understand that some hairstyle preferences won’t allow this so just be easy. Good styles to rock that don’t require any heat are wraps, twist, and wet sets.

#7. Watch what kind of tool selections you choose to style your hair. Yup, certain combs and brushes are good at taking your lovely hair out of your head every time you use them. Use styling tools that don’t pull, tug or drag the hair and you will be fine.

#8. You may have heard this a million times but MAKE SURE YOU CONDITION your hair. A great shampoo and conditioner is just the beginning. You also need a great leave-in conditioner. Even deep conditioning the hair is vital to good healthy growth and should be done at least once a month. Remember when your hair is moist you can retain more of it due to less dryness and breakage.

#9. If you are relaxed find a stylist that understands healthy hair. We all know that chemical relaxers are damaging but there is a way to have them and still grow long healthy hair. Make sure your stylist understand that relaxing frequently is a NO NO!!

However, when he or she recognizes that you need to be touched up it needs to get done pronto. Waiting for all natural new growth and relaxed hair to make friends will leave you looking crazy. Your hair will start breaking off right where the two touch and that could be 4 to 6 inches or hair that you are losing. OUCH!

Lastly, DO NOT overlap a relaxer. Relaxing hair that has already been chemically altered is BAD NEWS. If this happens you will experience some major breakage. Again, find a stylist that knows and understands what it takes to grow long healthy hair.

#10. I don’t ever want to force this on any women but unfortunately, many women who have suffered hair damaged due to relaxing chemicals has to go this route. What you ask?

Go Natural! I know it’s NOT for everybody and wearing your natural thirsty roots is a real change. However, if you were to do a Big Chop and cut off all the chemically altered hair you could really have a fresh start on growing long healthy hair with the tips I have given above. Again it’s NOT for everybody but I had to list it because it is a great tip…LOL.

The last tip to grow healthy black hair is to join the Thirsty Roots Community. There are 1,000′s of women there of all hair textures. They are all sharing information about what products they use on their hair and uploading pictures and video for visual results. It’s fun and very educating.


Growing in 2017

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I notice in the past few days alt of girls are buzzing about longer hair… going on a hair growth journey for 2017 here is a few foods and sources to help. 🙂

Main foods for hair growth:






Sweet Potatoes


Yellow peppers

Sunflower seeds

Food sources:

Foods Sources of Folate: Lentils, black-eyed peas, beans, dark leafy greens, broccoli, sunflower seeds, berries, artichokes

Foods Sources of B6: Chickpeas, wild salmon, oats, bananas, pistachios, lentils, tomatoes, brown or wild rice, broccoli, carrots, Brussels sprouts, avocados, eggs, dark leafy greens

Foods Sources of B12: Most animal-based foods contain B12. Some of the best picks include wild salmon or other wild fish and eggs.

Foods Sources of Biotin: Almonds, walnuts, dark leafy greens, wild salmon, cauliflower, avocados, raspberries

Food sources of Vitamin C: Pineapple, oranges, tangerine, papaya, bell peppers, lemon, grapefruit, dark leafy greens


From myhealthtips.com

  1. Lean Red Meat: According to a research study, less iron intake can lead to baldness and hair loss. Usually, it is found that women are iron deficient and that is visible with their unhealthy and thin hair. Lean red meat is a popular food to increase the iron content in your body.
  2. Wholegrains: Wholegrains, like as barley, oats, buckwheat, broken wheat, ragi, bajra promote hair growth. Whole grains are storehouse of zinc, vitamin B and iron which are good for hair follicles. These regulate hormones which have a direct effect on the growth and thickness of your hair. Having these nutrients in the body protect your hair.
  3. Brown Rice: Brown rice is another food which has lot of zinc content in it, which is important for the growth of your hair.  Consume brown rice to prevent hair loss.
  4. Beans and Lentils: To supplement follicles and make your hair scalp healthy, consume lentils which contain zinc, protein, iron and biotin. This is infact great for all vegetarian, vegans, and meat eaters. Legumes like kidney beans, soy beans also play a great role in hair support and maintenance.
  5. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables (Spinach, Broccoli): Include dark green leafy vegetables in your daily diet. Try to include spinach and broccoli in your diet as much as possible. These green vegetables are rich in folic acid, vitamin A, C and zinc which are essential for healthy living, including thick hair. Spinach is full of iron, folate, beta carotene, and vitamin C which keep hair follicles healthy. It also circulates oil in the scalp. Also, broccoli, another green leafy vegetable with its rich content of zinc, calcium, and folic acid prevents hair fall and helps in boost thick hair growth. Dark Green Veggies packed with vitamins A and C, produce sebum – a scalp oil, that works as a natural hair conditioner.
  6. Sweet Potatoes: Another popular healthy food which boosts thick hair growth is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes have anti-oxidant  beta carotene which is converted into Vitamin A in the body. It is a known fact that Vitamin A is essential for functioning of every cells in the body, including your hair cells. Vitamin A in sweet potatoes helps produce oils that maintain a healthy scalp and also prevents dandruff.
  7. Eggs: Eggs are packed with 4 basic minerals – zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. They are full of biotin, a vitamin B which promotes hair growth. They are also a great source of proteins, which help cells to carry oxygen to the hair follicles. Include eggs in your diet so as to increase the iron and protein content in your body which can help in hair growth.
  8. Carrots: Carrots have also beta-carotene, an antioxidant which boosts thick hair growth. Consuming carrots, whether boiled or raw, promotes healthy scalp and can brighten up your dull locks.
  9. Tomatoes: Also include tomatoes in your diet. It prevents hair damage and hair loss, tomatoes being a good source of antioxidant and lycopene.
  10. Fruits: Vitamin C is always necessary for healthy hair. Lack of Vitamin C in the body can cause hair breakage. So consume fresh fruits every day. Fruits like berries, oranges, Indian gooseberries, kiwis, straw berries supply nourishment to the hair follicles. Also eat bananas for healthy hair. Bananas are rich in zinc and vitamin B.
  11. Greek Yoghurt: You can opt for low-fat foods like as Greek yoghurt which is rich in calcium, protein, vitamin B and D. In many hair care products, you find the ingredient pantothenic acid in the label. This is produced from Vitamin B5. Greek yoghurt is one such food which is rich in Vitamin B5, which in turn boosts hair follicle health.
  12. Dark Chocolate: This is one food which every one likes. Yes it is dark chocolates. Rich in antioxidants, iron rich vitamin B, dark chocolates are important for growing thick healthy hair.
  13. Green Tea: You can reap the benefits of green tea by not only consuming it but also by applying it. Yes, you have heard it right. Consuming green tea is good for your hair health. But you can also wash your hair with green tea which fight dandruff and improve the scalp.
  14. Walnuts and Almonds: Don’t forget to include dry fruits like walnuts, almonds in your diet. A rich source of omega 3, biotin and vitamin E, walnuts and almonds are essential for healthy thick hair.
  15. Fish (Indian Mackerel, Salmon, Oysters): One of the best foods to stop hair loss and for a healthy thick hair is fish. . The Indian mackerel is rich in Omega 3 and 6, which rejuvenates the scalp, encourages follicles growth and make your hair thick and healthy. Oyster is another sea food which promotes healthy hair. Oysters are rich in zinc, a lack of which can lead to hair loss including dry, flaky scalp. Zinc is associated with the production of androgens. People with low androgens suffer from slow hair growth and dandruff.  Salmon is another fish, which being rich in protein and vitamin D, promotes healthy hair growth. The Omega fatty 3 acids which the body requires are available in salmon fish. So prevent hair loss and grow thick hair by consuming salmon, mackerel, and oysters or other fish.
  16. Vegetable Oil: Now, you not want thick long hair but you will also prefer soft and shiny tresses. No one wants dry hair, luster less hair. This happens when your diet is too low in fats. So include peanut, olive, safflower and sunflower oil in your diet. These oils can restore the shine in your hair.
  17. Beef: If you really want to have the same hair as Kate Middleton, then consume beef. This is her secret to healthy hair. Consume a little portion of lean beef just once a week. This will help you grow thick hair and stop hair fall.
  18. Chicken: You can also get healthy thick hair with lean chicken. Consume chicken as it is rich in proteins, which is good for thick hair growth and scalp.

Hair issues

Ive been looking at this hair for bout 30- 45mins trying to figure out should i do all black or black an brown, black an 1b27 or black an 1b30 😱😩😲 idk what i wanna do but you guys will see what i choose later next week im doing it today or sunday…i cant decide right now. Ill be doing custom #clipin #extensions the hair is really pretty an soft…im just worried with the 8in being in the front my hair may not blend in to well because my hair is long an when my curls *doing my hair in #spiralrodcurlsfirst then blend in clip ins* drop you could probably be able to tell its weave. *if im going to wear im going to wear it right #always* #sheherefordat 😁#haironfleek
Its no issue to keep spiral roding my hair but i just dont like alot of heat on my hair…OMG!! THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY…I CANT DECIDE 😰😂 pics soon 

It’s just pretty little old me LOL

So some of you Angel’s now i hate cell phone selfies. So i take my selfies with my laptop. I have a gateway laptop an it takes pretty pictures. 🙂 All these pics are fresh. I took them yesterday and the other day! I cut the front part of my hair (sew in part) into a flipped back side bang. 🙂 Well Angel’s i’m bout to shower and get dressed gotta get my nails done today and i’m not sure how many client’s i’ll have so i’ll ttyl. XOXO have a great day an i’ll be back with some awesome post and a Q&A post. I can’t wait to do this Q&A because i gotta lot to say about these questions. LOL