Thursday, February 20, 2014


Hi Ladies, it's a lot of information out there about rosemary for your hair, but I am going to keep it simple.  It's time to get natural, avoid chemicals and all of that toxic in our hair.  Rosemary is a common herb, it's needle like,  and in my opinion it smells earthy.  I love that smell.   Rosemary is easy accessible and available at grocery stores, and online.   You can order it dry or as an oil,  online and off,  again easy accessible.  This plant is unbelievably great for our hair,  it stimulate and improve circulation to the scalp which will encourage your hair to grow,  it's antibacterial so it really clean your hair and scalp to make it healthy,  it improves the shine and softness of your hair,  it fight off premature gray,  it relieves your hair of dryness, flacks, and prevent dandruff.  There are so many ways  you can create hair product using this plant.   I created a rosemary rinse and rosemary oil to use in my herbal hair treatment.  I use this in my hair and clients.  I use a lot of rosemary, so I planted some in my garden, and other times I will order it from mountain rose.  I always use the dry herb.   I will share with you how I make and create my hair products using rosemary in my next video.    


Wednesday, February 12, 2014


We love extensions,  because you can get the look you want, and the length,  but you do have to take
care of your natural hair.   Ladies, you can still have healthy natural hair when wearing extensions.
You have to put in the time to have healthy hair.   We need to make sure our hair is in good shape before adding the extensions.   Here are a few things you can do,  take a break from chemicals that
will weaken your hair to avoid breakage.  Make sure your hair is well condition and add a moisturizer  before adding extensions,  this will avoid drying, flaking, and itching.  If your hair began to itch wash with a shampoo that have ingredient for itching, and if you continue to itch or flake there may be another problem.  There are several problems with wearing extensions that's common today, one problem is braided too tight,  another problem is that the hair is left in too long.  When getting your hair done,  it should never be in pain.   These problems put a lot of tension on the follicles  which makes your hair fall out.   This could contribute to permanent hair loss.   There  are  several
thing you can do to avoid this, make sure that your hair is never braided too tight,  keep your hair clean and moisturized,  don't wear extensions over 6 weeks, and be gentle when taking your
extensions out.  Remember it won't hurt to give your hair a break.  This is helpful information that I thought you may like to get for your healthy hair.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


The new omber color is trending with a lot of stylist and ladies.  We are now doing color applications so I just wanted  to bring you the color that's trending for 2014.   For hair omber style mean that your hair will be darkest at the roots and gradually become light at the tips.  The good news is that you don't have to go to a salon to get this color.   You can get omber color at home.   Here is how you do it: 

Make sure you do a strand test, and use a ventilation area,  just open the windows.

1. Choose a highlight kit that has a shade or two lighter than your natural hair.  Before starting cover your shoulders.

2.  Apply the highlighting mixture about halfway down the length of your hair wait 20- 30 minutes
for processing.

3.  Apply the rest of the mixture to the ends of your hair,  since this hair will be the lightest,  you can wrap the ends in foils to expedite the process.  This may take 30 minutes.

4.  Rinse your hair until the water is clear.

5.  Condition -Condition (  We do not normally use chemicals but to highlight your hair,  you will
be using chemicals )

6.  Now we are going to put healthy back into her hair by using some of the natural oils
that are good for your hair,  and will help to keep your hair moisturize, use one or mix together.
Olive oils
Macadamia oil
Coconut oil
Sit under a cap for 20 minutes to absorb that oil, then blow dry and wow  you will have a beautiful
omber color, and healthy hair.

7.  Continue to keep your hair moisturized so that it do not become brittle or damage, and by doing this you will continue to have healthy hair.

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Monday, February 3, 2014


I am just like every other woman,  I like color.  How do we keep our hair healthy with having color  treatred hair?  I will tell you what we do at Shawzae.   There are a lot of  information on this subject,  and a lot of products.  Study has shown  today that a lot of products on the market strips your hair of its healthy oils and more,  so be careful  of the products you get to help your hair,  because it may in fact damage your hair.  There are also organic hair colors  that we can use to help us stop using so much chemicals. Organic products are expensive for a lot of us.  Shawzae Hair Studio is an organic  salon,  however, we do color hair here at the salon.   The brand we use is Clairol which are ammonia free.  I believe this is the only product  that we use that has little chemicals,  so I take extra care of clients and myself when using this product.   We create  some of the products we use,  because we know whats in the indigent. We only put in what works to  give our clients healthy hair.    Our herbal treatment for color treated hair is something that you can make at home.   The recipe will be at the bottom.    One of the most important things you want to remember with  color treated hair is that your hair dries out fast which cause dry and brittle hair, then breakage, so  you want to keep your hair and scalp moist at all time by using products that are going to do that without  weighing your hair down making it feel heavy.  

Shawzae Herbal Oil Treatment for color treated hair.
4 oz Cup
1 Cup of Shea butter
1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
1/2 Cup of jojoba  Oil
1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup of Emulsifying Wax
Heat the wax and stir with the oils,  then let it sit to harden.   Massage into the scalp and pull through
the follicles

This treatment is a prefect balance of moisture for your scalp and hair to keep it from drying out, and  breakage.   These ingredient are not expensive,  and will last you far longer than any store product that you will buy,  and definitely more healthy for your hair.