Locs And Gray Hair: Color or Not to Color?

Whether we are ready to have them or not, gray hair will start to show their appearance at some point in our lives. The decision to color your locs when it starts to gray or to just simply embrace it, is a tough decision for some people.

To Color or Not to Color Your Locs

Some people might just want to age gracefully, others may want to stay away from the chemicals of some hair dyes. Making the decision whether to color the grays in your locs or not, depends on how  you feel about having gray hair. When all is said and done, it is up to you to do what makes you feel good about yourself.

Naturally Color Gray Locs

If you do decide to dye your locs, you can use a natural hair dye, so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals. There are various different types of hair colors that are derived from natural organic herbs, that  can transform your grays into the desired color you’re looking for.

Slow Down Graying Locs

Although you’re able to color your gray locs, you still have to keep in mind that at some point, it’s going to grow out, so you will have to keep up with it, to keep the grays covered.

Pay attention to your vitamin intake such as folic and other B vitamins. If you are deficient in these vitamins, it can increase your chances of graying at a younger age, unless it’s hereditary. These B vitamins are known to slow down the graying process.

Can You Naturally Reverse Gray Locs?

According to some people, there are special blends of vitamins that are said to naturally reverse gray hair. With anything you’re doing, in order to get great results, there has to be consistency. So, the only way you’ll know if these vitamins can reverse gray hair, is to not give up until your goal is accomplished.

Choosing Color For Your Locs

For those of you who are planning on coloring  the grays in your locs, be sure to do your research first, to avoid any disaster, such as locs breakage or worse. Over-processing is another problem with traditional hair dyes, which can lead to hair-loss. Natural hair dyes are less likely to be a problem, unless you are allergic to it.

Sticking With the Grays

Having gray locs can be beautiful. Some people gray in patches, while others may have streaks or a little here and there. As long as you’re happy and comfortable with your grays, go ahead and rock them. They’re naturally yours.

Locs Care: Coping With Dry Scalp in Cold Winter Months

Now that the weather is colder, I’ve noticed that my scalp is drier than normal, resulting in white flakes. My scalp is not itchy, it’s just dry. In fact, I may not have noticed it, if it wasn’t in the front of my head. It suddenly hit me that I needed to adjust my haircare products to adjust to the changes in the climate.

Drying of the Scalp and Dreads in Cold Weather

Dry scalp in the winter is quite common, but some people mistake it for eczema or dandruff. If you get dry scalp mixed up with these other scalp issues, you  can make things worst by using the wrong hair products.

Cold Months Locs and Moisture

If you fail to moisturize your scalp during the cold months, dry scalp can become even drier and more irritated, leading to terrible itching, then the flakes will get trapped in your hair.

You know how bad that can be when you have locs. Walking around with white flakes stuck in your locs is just not cool. Neglecting your scalp when it’s cold, will just make things worse.

Natural Ways To Treat Dry Scalp Locs

There is no need to use harsh hair products to treat and prevent dry flaky scalp, when there are many more natural alternative options. Some of the natural oils that you may already have, can be used mixed or use alone, to apply to your scalp.

Locs Color Change in Cold Months

Another thing I’ve noticed with my locs since the weather turned cold, is that my hair color looks different. I don’t know if it’s because the moisture is being sucked out of it so fast that the color is changing as well.

Sometimes we just have to experiment and see what works best for our locs. This is important, since we all don’t have the same types of locs or hair-type. Some people have sisterlocks, others have freeform, thicker or thinner. Some hair may take a little more work to keep it healthy.

Natural Fitness: My New Year’s Resolution for a Fitter, Toned Body

It’s a brand new year, and I am ready to make a change for the better, like I always feel every new year. Will I keep it up? Only time will tell if I will achieve my goal of getting a healthier, toner body.

I know many of you out there are having similar thoughts too. Sometimes we really make an effort to stick to these New Year’s resolutions, but life just take a different turn than you had expected, or you just lost interest.

Losing Weight and Toning

Whether you want to lose weight or tone your body, you have to make a serious commitment to see positive results. Doing it part way and stopping isn’t going to give you the results that you’re looking for. This is when you may feel disappointed and decide to give up.

Starting Your Weight-loss Journey

If you are about to go on a weight-loss journey, congratulations for taking the first steps. Only you can do this. No one can do it for you. Everyone does things differently, but in everything you do, you should always start out with a plan and a vision.

Tracking Fitness Goals

Jotting down your short-term or long-term goals, ideas, reminders, progress etc., is a great way to always keep on track and keep you motivated. Get those creative ideas written down in a fitness journal, and keep following your progress as you achieve your goals.

A Healthier You Investment

Investing in yourself is a perfect way to achieve your goal of getting fitter and healthier this year. If you can find a good gym to join, then go for it. If you’re looking for a more convenient way of getting toned and fit, you can simply invest in a home gym workout.

Motivational Words of Encouragement

Whichever path you take on your fitness journey, may we all come out with positive results. Join with someone who has similar goals as you, and share fitness stories, whether they are failures are success. Remember, you may have to encounter a few hurdles before you reach your ultimate goal, so don’t give up.