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COOL HAIR: THE TUCK AND ROLL

4 Oct

Via http://suqasalon.wordpress.com/

all ye with natural hair ! i borrowed some info from SUQA unisex salon’s official blog- read on!

Need to dodge a bad-hair-day-bullet? Here’s a quick style you can do on one of those days when you have absolutely no time to spare… which, incidentally, is how Nancy ended up doing it! It was inspired by something she saw on Youtube a while back. All you need is freshly washed and conditioned hair, and a few bobby pins. No heat required – which is always a great thing. If you’d like your hair to be straighter or more stretched you can just put in a few quick braids the day before.

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HAIRLINE SUFFERING? WHAT TO DO

30 Jul

I received aquery via facebook recently;
Hi seanice, i wd lyk to ask u smthg hair related, i didnt want to post it on the suqa wall cz am abit shy abt it. I have great hair, that i love but my hairline’s damaged probly bcz of braiding gone bad over the years. Is thr a way i can get it back?
Sent via Facebook Mobile

I decided to write on this today and consult the SUQA team – here’s what we found if, like my friend above – you are wondering what to do about traction alopecia – its important to protect your hairline

❀ DON’T brush your hairline. Brush bristles typically get caught in curlier hair types and can cause the hair to snap. Since the hairline has shorter and more fragile hairs, constant brushing of the hairline can cause the front hairs to slowly disappear. If you want to smooth down your hairline, use your hand to flatten and use a pomade or gel to smooth down the edges.

❀ DON’T tie your hair into tight ponytails. This causes major stress on your hairline. Try to make your ponytails loose. If you feel a lot of tension squeezing your eyes shut or widening your eyes, your ponytail is probably too tight.

❀ DON’T braid the front of your hair too tightly. Whether it is braids with your own hair or extension braids, tight braids can pull out the weak front hairs. Make sure that you are not braiding too tightly. If you feel a lot of tension squeezing your eyes shut or widening your eyes after braiding, they are too tight.

❀ DON’T overuse wigs and weaves. They tend to pull on the hairline and, overtime, can cause breakage in the front of your hair.

❀ It is difficult to protect the hairline from damage when it is constantly being exposed to chemicals (perm/relaxer) that dissolve the hair to make it straight. The front hairs are very fragile and even more susceptible to breakage when they are chemically treated. Keeping your hair far away from strong, harmful chemicals like perms and relaxers will ensure its health. but we know its unrealistic to stop completely so allow your hair to rest in between retouches or go natural!

❀ DO braid or twist the front of your hair. Though tight braiding can cause damage to your hairline, loose braiding or twisting along the hairline can give the hairline a rest from ponytails and other styles that pull the hair back. When styling the front of the hair, try to push the baby hairs out of the style. Baby hairs are the hairs in front, and they are fine and very fragile. It is best to leave them out of front hair styles so that they don’t break and create a halo effect.

❀ DO use styles that do not at all use manipulation on the front of your hair. Try using styles that do not manipulate the hair closest to the hairline. Bangs are an example. Let that hair be!

❀ DO moisturize! Moisture is important to ALL parts of your hair!

No one wants a damaged hairline. Following these practices will ensure you a beautiful, healthy hairline.
some additions;
Take a daily vitamin that contains calcium and magnesium, both of which work to impede hair loss and encourage growth, according to Essence.com. You can also add supplements that contain biotin and niacin. Allure.com notes that these vitamins will add strength to your hair, which is an essential component of overall hair health.

Apply a spray designed to protect your hair from heat damage if you blow dry it or use a curling or flat iron. Spray the product all over damp or wet hair and comb it through, then style as desired.

Warnings

* Be careful when using heat tools to style your hair, as overexposure to heat can lead to hair damage.
* Discuss vitamins and supplements with your doctor before you begin taking them. Talk to your doctor about any sudden hair loss or an increase in the amount of hair that is falling out.

XO
sEAN

HAIR AND GROOMING! SHINING LIKE A SUQA STAR!

4 Jul

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT IN THE A!

24 May

So courtesy of SUQA HAIR AND BEAUTY STUDIO

we get a little inspiration in the natural hair department!
I received an email asking me to do a bit more on styling for African hair – so i hope this can inspire you today
Do visit Suqa for more information on how to care for and style natural hair
all models used are Ugandans and no wigs/extensions have been used









Large Bantu Knots



yes its natural hair

SUQA NATURAL HAIR CONVENTION

13 Apr


The Suqa Natural Hair Convention is an initiative of “Naturals by SUQA”, a division of Suqa Salon that is dedicated to caring for natural (chemically untreated) Afro hair. The purpose of the convention is to educate men and women about caring for their natural hair; and to break some of the common myths and misconceptions about natural hair care. After coming to the realization that natural hair has for long been relatively ignored by professionals in the hair industry, the SUQA team decided to take up the challenge and promote their range of hair treatments and styling procedures specially tailored for natural hair. At the convention, guests were treated to a special showcase of various styles that can be done on natural hair; as well as an informative talk on natural hair care followed by an interactive question and answer session. The evening ended on a high note with styling demonstrations and one-on-one hair consultations where guests were given personalized client cards with a diagnosis of their hair type and texture, and how to care for it.
Clients at the convention

The tips that were shared during the convention include the following;
1. De-tangle hair only when it is soaking with conditioner and use a wide-toothed comb.
2. Spray hair with water daily to hydrate and seal with natural oil if wearing the hair in a natural style. ‘Seal’ hair with natural oil such as jojoba or coconut oil to lock in moisture.

ANd - action!


3. Rotate the conditioners (both moisturizing and protein) every other week so that the hair does not stop responding to them. .
4. Use only temperature controlled heat styling tools and don’t use heat more than once a month. Wear hair in natural styles most of the time.

5. Do not braid too close to the edges (small baby hairs) to avoid thinning of the hairline.
got her natural hair did!
6. Get rid of any split ends once every 6 months.

Been there, done that, got the tee


7. At bedtime use a satin or silk scarf or pillow. Cotton soaks up the oil in your hair, leaving it dull and dry and prone to breakage.

8. Avoid petroleum and mineral oil.

NATURAL HAIR CONVENTION PICTURES!

9 Apr

Here’s a look at some natural hair styling from the natural hair expo
all hair was styled and done at SUQA hair and beauty studio in Kampala
Make up by Becky at Suqa
Photography by Nancy Kacungira
Models- Suqa clients (all Ugandan)





Stylised dreadlocks


Long natural hair in loose buns


Natural hair long in straw twist

AN EVENT FOR NATURAL HAIR!!!

6 Apr

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