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  • The Acne Expert - One Potential Solution to Clearer Skin! ❤️🥰

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    So..... I just wanted to share the results of consistent use of The Acne Expert products for 10 weeks.

    I used a combination of these products three times per day: 1) in the morning when I wake up, 2) after my workout and 3) at night before bed.

    Past acne prone skincare products were ok, but when acne returned, it left a prominent dark spot that would take months or even one year to fade. That had been a continuing cycle until now. I’m not a paid advertiser, but I’m sharing my results.  I still get acne, but the dark spot is not prominent and fades quickly. If you decide to try these products, you have to be consistent and read the instructions carefully. 

    When I started using these products in December 2019, I didn’t read the instructions and my skin became extremely dry (like a desert 🌵).  The area around my mouth also became dark because I didn’t use the products properly.  These products shouldn’t be applied around the mouth (Acne Solution Cream 2.5%, Purifying Serum I) and what happened was my fault.  I was advised to use hydrocortisone ointment (NOT CREAM!!!! I repeat NOT hydrocortisone CREAM‼️) to brighten the area around my mouth and it actually worked!

    I'm using these products, but it’s recommended to contact the company directly at info@acneexpertskincare.com by sending them a photo of your skin and asking for product recommendations. Had I done that, I could have saved a lot of money.

    First order. Received 21 Dec 

    Acne Kit for Severe Non-Inflamed Acne Quickstart Guide-Download Sent Via Email × 1

     Protection 30 × 1 - morning use

     Hydrating Moisturizer × 1 - morning use

     Rejuvenating Toner × 1 - I don't use this product because it's very strong (I use rosemary witch hazel)

     Acne Solution Cream 2.5% × 1 - night use/don’t use around mouth

     Purifying Serum I × 1 - don’t use around mouth

     Purifying Face & Body Scrub × 1 - post workout use

    Second order - Received 4 Jan 

     Firming Serum × 1 - alternating night use

     Daily C Antioxidant Serum × 1 - morning use

     Soothing Gentle Cleanser × 1 - morning/night

     Brightening Cleanser × 1 - night use

     Brightening Cream × 1 - night use

     Brightening Pads × 1

     Calming Acne Mask × 1 - twice per week

     Drenching Serum × 1 - night use

    https://acneexpertskincare.com

     

     

    2 March 2020 (10 Week Progress)

    #skincare #healthyskin #clearerskin #makeupfree

     - Natasha 

     

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  • What’s Your Relaxed, Natural, or Loc’d Haircare Regimen?

    What’s Your Relaxed, Natural, or Loc’d Haircare Regimen?

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    Whether I wore my hair as a relaxed, loose natural, or loc’d woman, I’ve always had a pretty structured haircare regimen.  All of my friends will tell you that we are able to talk, non-stop, about healthy haircare.  

    Here it goes:

    Relaxed Haircare Regimen

    This is an email I sent to a friend in 2007. 😁

    My KeraCare weekly routine:

    -Before I shampoo my hair, I do something called a pre-poo.  I put a conditioner (I don't use my good conditioner, just a cheap one) and olive oil/jojoba oil on my hair while it is still dirty and dry.  I put a conditioning cap on it and leave it on for no less than an hour.  Do not sleep with conditioner on your hair because you will over moisturize it and cause it to be too soft.  

    -Shampoo with “Keracare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo

    -Rinse

    -Condition with “Keracare Humecto Creme Conditioner” - Cover Your Hair with a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer for an hour. 

    -Rinse

    -“Keracare Leave-In Conditioner

    -“Keracare Foam Wrap-Set Lotion” regular not the extra-hold version

    -“Keracare Oil Moisturizer With Jojoba Oil” - I also use this in the middle of the week to prevent dryness

    -It’s healthier to roller wrap your hair (use setting lotion, roll hair with magnetic rollers, sit under hooded dryer, remove rollers, wrap hair, sit back under the dryer, remove rollers, and style).

    -If you prefer to blow dry and flat iron your hair, follow these steps

    "Keracare Silken Seal" blow drying complex

    "Keracare Cream Hair dress" heat protectant

    -Flat Iron with Chi ceramic iron – (2-inch).  Just google it.  I bought mine off of E-Bay because it was less expensive.  They are pricey, but they are good, which I why I made the investment.  During normal circumstances, I would never pay this much for a hair appliance.  In the forum (http://www.longhaircareforum.com ), you will read about why ceramic flat irons are healthier for your hair.   

    -Wrap – Do not use a boar brush to wrap your hair.  This will cause your ends to thin out if you continuously wrap and wrap and wrap your hair every night.  Only use a wide bristle Den-man brush or a comb to wrap your hair.

    -Cover your hair with Satin/Silk scarf (not cotton)

    -Get relaxers once every 10-12 weeks, trim ends after every relaxer, use a protein conditioner once every 8 weeks to strengthen the hair and follow that up with a deep moisturizing conditioner)

    Natural Hair Transition Regimen

    I transitioned for about 7 months with Senegalese Twists.  When I removed my last set of twists, my hair was matted.  I decided to do my big chop in three phases to become fully natural.  

    Loose Natural Haircare Regimen

    This is a message that I sent to someone in 2017.  I just turned my response into a blog.

    -Read Our Blog Here - https://keepyourhairheadgear.com/blogs/news/the-importance-of-a-healthy-hair-care-regimen

     

    Sisterlocks Haircare Regimen (as of December 2018)

    -Band Hair with hair ties on shampoo day.

    -Shampoo with sisterlocks shampoo once per week.

    -Air dry

    -Re-tie maintenance once per month.

     

    Oh yeah, Please remember that silk and satin lined headwear will complement any healthy haircare regimen!

     

     

     

     

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  • Tips: How to get through basic training with natural hair.

    Are you starting basic training soon and have textured hair?

    If you are wondering what to do with your hair, we completely understand your fears and concerns.

    For most new recruits, the basic training process may seem like a lifetime. As a textured hair recruit, you’ll come to realize it’s not easy to maintain your hair during an exhausting 10 weeks of training, at least not without a proper hair care regimen or protective styling methods.

    Due to time restrictions and training procedures, you will have to develop a ready-to-go mentality that you never had before. As a result, time spent on grooming will require strict style & go options or easy to maintain hairstyles. We have seen countless questions posted in online forums and the most commonly asked question is “How to style hair for basic training?”

    We thought to share some articles that address these concerns and highlight protective styling options you can use to protect your hair during training. These articles are in no way addressing the hair grooming standards for all DOD branches, even though the standards are identical but address concerns for Army and Navy recruits with textured hair. For most naturals, their main concerns are hair breakage, dryness, and hair loss. We hope you find these tips useful.

    Don’t forget to check out our shop for satin/silk lined military headgear. Our products provide the hair protection you seek!

    See tips below:

    For 2 speedy hairstyles for naturals, see this article.

    For 5 options to keeping your hair in regulation, see this article.

     

     

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  • Embracing Your Natural Beauty: Transitioning to Natural Hair

     

    It is true, that many of us African American women or even black women from other ethnic groups with relaxed hair, at some point, have considered embracing our natural hair again.

    How many times have you said "Enough with the chemicals?!" Whether your own reason is for self-love, self-empowerment or just to change up your look a bit, you can agree the process is not an easy one.  The easiest part is saying you want to, but the hardest part is following through to the end. This is where our dedication and patience is put to the test.  Some of us shun the length of time and process it takes to fully transition from a relaxed hair to our natural God-given tresses but fail to see that in due time the results will pay off.

     For most of us, it is quite a struggle, we aren’t really sure what to expect, and neither do we know how our significant other & family members might react. Not to mention, the researches we have to do about which natural hair care regimen to follow.

    While some women are successful, others have failed miserably, often retreating instantly to chemicals then back on track to damaging our hair.

     Well, today I am here to tell you, you don’t have to take on this journey alone; if you think that’s the route you want to take, challenge yourself, maybe even find a group of women with similar interest and do it together. This way you motivate and inspire each other.

     In addition, there are countless resources available online whether blogs or vlogs of women sharing their relaxed hair transitional journey that you can learn from and won't have to feel alone.

    Like this one below for example:

     Check out this blogpost for some insightful tips on transitioning from relaxed to natural, start embracing your true beauty.

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