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We provide professional Natural Hair Care services to clients that rather keep their hair free of chemicals.

Providing intense conditioning services to over-processed hair, especially from coloring or perming, provide moisture and protect hair from weather damage, dryness and brittleness.

Some of our services include: Steam deep conditioner treatments, press and curl, roller sets, etc

Natural protein rich conditioners, we have products developed to protect your hair from damage caused by blow dryers, and curling irons.

Our exclusive hair conditioner keeps braids moist, afros soft, frizzies tamed, dred locks and twists in place. Whether your hair is blow-dried, relaxed, color treated, permed, bleached, pressed, straightened or texturized, it can be healthy, shiny and easy to comb.

 

 

We know many women who have suffered from years of hair abuse. If you want to stop the breakage and reverse the damage, make an appointment today.

We guarantee you will see an immediate improvement to your hair. We have great products to style your hair, whether natural or relaxed.

SPECIAL HAIR HAS SPECIAL NEEDS

Hair is an endless struggle, full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you will find your way to Abelyne Hair Secrets, make an appointment today
703 248 9500

Natural hair extensions must have both hair quality and natural looking colors. This is one of the most important aspects of creating the color, texture and natural look selections when a manufacturer designs their product line.

Stylists that are hair extensionists are used to ordering hair extensions by a numbers on a color ring that pretty much every distributor used. There was no correlation or really meaning to these color numbers. It made sense to Abelyne to build our colors according to color levels and hues as this was a far more professional representation of hair colors and it allowed us to build a line of like real human hair.

 

As African-American women, we all know that there exists a myriad of choices concerning the daily caretaking of their natural hair, natural hair extensions. Although such a range of pliable options exists, we also know that imbedded in how we wear our hair is history, social relevance, stereotypical assertions and misinterpretations. Simply, the state of African-American hair has always been more than just a fashion statement. Regardless of which option we choose, whether relaxed, texturized, keratinized, locks, natural or something else conceivable, our natural hair requires a great investment of time and for the majority of us- money. Considering the billions of dollars invested into the black hair care industry yearly, maintaining healthy natural hair is simply no so easy.

Although this article will not detail specific products, the natural ladies should be sure to include the caretaking tasks below as part of their regular hair care program.

1. MOISTURE
Before you begin running for cover, it is fair to let you know that what was the greatest enemy of the chemically conducive is the dearest necessity of the kinked, curled, and carefree natural. Moisture is vital to naturally curly hair. Natural hair can be dryness prone if not governed properly. Also, due to the natural hair oils that originate from the sebaceous glands at the scalp not being dispersed to the ends because of the curly hair pattern, the ends are extremely susceptible to dryness. The result is often natural hair that will grow a certain length, and then break off, never reaching its full potential. In addition, if your hair is colored at the ends, you are especially in danger of this problem.

Essentially, there are a few ways to add moisture. My present regime is to add moisture to my hair at night, before work in the morning. I try to do this at least three times a week. How do you add moisture, you ask? Well, there are different ways. (1)The easiest and cheapest is water. Please be careful about where you are living and what elements reside in your water. Some elements, like lime, actually work against your hair. So, purchase a spray bottle and spring water. Spray the mist lightly over your hair at night if you can’t do this in the day. Many women twist, curl or braid their hair at night. You should do this if your hair is prone to tangling when wet. If you want a scent, put a drop of your oil of choice in the spray bottle. (2) The second option is to purchase a purified water based product. My favorite is natural leave-In Conditioner. A mixture of natural oils, purified water, and other organic ingredients, it has done wonders for detangling and moisturizing my hair. (3) Pure aloe Vera juice is another option I have heard of that can be extremely beneficial.

2. DEEP CONDITION
I firmly believe that deep conditioning is a vital necessity to taking care of and securing strong natural hair. From my experience, it is vital that you deep condition at least once every two weeks. If you know of some yourself, please use it. I am personally always on the search for good deep conditioners. If you want, send me a message and I will tell you something cheaper that you can do yourself to replenish your hair like a purchased deep conditioner.

3. WARNING!
Please read this portion carefully because clarifying shampoos can be an absolute asset to your natural hair styling, or it can ultimately make your hair dry, damaged, and unmanageable. Let me explain further. For your average individuals, not swimmers, or any other natural that may need to constantly use clarifying shampoo, it should be done NOT more twice a month. The purpose of this is to remove the chemical build-up from the products that you use. I have noticed that a build-up of products on natural hair specifically, helps to induce tangling, especially at the ends and then drying and breaking occurs. Essentially, the most at risk parts of your hair suffer the most from the chemical build-up. I too was afraid to clarify for risk that my hair may be worse than when I started, so I continued to let it stick together at the ends and tangle. Finally, after the suggestion by another natural lady, I did it allowing me to separate my hair and take my hands through it without the balls at the end. Also, it falls better, because the strands are not carrying the weight of the product buildup. Naturally, there are homemade clarifying possibilities that you might find in your fridge. First locate one that is Ph balanced and actually says it. Although it is cheap, I have had good results with Suave clarifying shampoo. It is clear, lacking many of the impurities you don’t need and Ph balanced. So, as you wash your hair with the clarifying shampoo, you only need to do one wash and rinse. You don’t want to remove your natural oils from your strands leaving your hair brittle. Myself, to ease the damage, I pre-mix water and clarifying shampoo in a bottle and shake. I wet my hair fully, spray it on, and massage the hair. I noticed that this leaves a better texture and still does the job this way rather than pouring the shampoo directly on the hair

4. NO SULFATES
During the week that we are not clarifying, we are using regular shampoo. For the naturals that have not received the message, THIS JUST IN: SULFATES ARE NOT OUR FRIEND! Certainly, I was addicted to the tiny, white, frothy bubbles too, but it is time to let them go. They are responsible for the drying of our hair in addition to carcogenic properties that that threaten the health of our eyes and scalp. Although there are presumably a number of sulfate free options available, I found Organic shampoos to be good, cheaper options.

5. PETROLATUM
Petrolatum, deeply imbedded in the roots of African- American hair care and styling, is often a subject of controversy. Well, now it is perceived as an agent that binds to the hair, repelling any moisture ( which goes against rule #1), and causing buildup to the scalp, preventing the scalp from breathing, promoting dandruff, and inhibiting oil of the sebaceous glands from being distributed. Well, where am I on this matter? I think we should typically be petrolatum/mineral oil free. However, I do confess that I use it on my hair with water to make my curls last longer without frizz. When I do use this, I use a petrolatum/coconut oil mix. The mix is a bit milder I think than your typical petrolatum. Do not use at all or use sparingly, in mixed form, and not on your scalp.

6. NATURAL OILS AND BUTTERS
Whether you use Shea butter/oil, mango butter, coconut, jojoba, or any other oil you find ideal, there should always be some things to consider. First, like many others believe these are great for natural hair; however, individuals that write on this subject fail to specify whether they mean Shea butter lotion, Shea butter repair cream etc… I will tell you this. Shea butter is good for you. Everything that says Shea butter IS NOT good for you! I am an advocate of “natural” I buy natural Shea butter, natural mango butter, and make my own. When you purchase a product made “with” Shea butter (or some other vital oil/butter) the other chemicals included can be detrimental to your hair. So, natural oils and butters are a rule for soft, healthy, manageable hair, but be weary of those that are in forms mixed with other chemicals. The beneficial agents of Shea butter cannot overpower something adverse to your hair quality. Read the back of the bottle carefully. Look them up online and see what else is there. They may be okay, depending on the product, but this is not always the truth, some can contribute to drying, breaking, unhealthy hair.

 
 
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