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3 Top Butters for Natural Hair

What is Hair Butter?

The blend of of high percentage of natural plant butters and organic oils. This hair product acts a sealant, protecting the hair while providing deep moisture, nourishment, sheen, and shine.

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End of Summer Hair Tips | Hibiscus & Herbal Hair Rinse Recipe

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Summer can wreak havoc on our hair between swimming in chlorinated water to more exposure to the sun’s rays. Luckily there are some easy ways we can take extra care of our hair to keep our locks healthy and vibrant and repair any damage that may have already been done. Read on for some end of summer hair tips and a recipe for a hair rinse.

Reduce Heat Styling

Heat styling can really dry out and fry your locks. With warmer weather it is much easier to go heat styling free by letting your hair dry naturally. Naturally wavy hair can be created by using a sea-salt spray, scrunching hair when wet and then (most important) keep your hands off to prevent frizz. For more resources on taking care of natural hair check out our ebook: Naturally Textured Hair: Straight, Wavy, Kinky, Coily, Curly and our blog on Curly Hair Types.

Protect Your Hair

The sun’s rays can not only burn our skin, but can also cause damage to our hair. The best way to protect your hair from the sun is to wear hats, scarves, or bandanas. Applying a deep conditioner and/or hair mask is another great way to add moisture and nourishment.

Beat the Frizz

Warm weather and high humidity are a recipe for major frizz. Hair oils are a great option to not only tame frizz but to promote soft and shiny hair. Read more about hair oils here. Also switching to a wide tooth comb instead of a brush can help minimize frizz and promote natural curl. Many people also swear by this brush as it easily gets out tangles and does not cause split ends or breakage.

Hair Rinse

A hair rinse is a great way to add shine and revitalize your hair from summer.

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Hibiscus & Herbal Hair Rinse Recipe

For this hair rinse, choose herbs that are excellent for hair such as rosemary, thyme, and mint, etc. Fresh herbs from the garden are great to use, otherwise dried can also be used.

Ingredients:

  • small handful of herbs
  • hibiscus or other flowers (such as calendula, lavender, rose, etc.)
  • 8 ounces of hot water

Directions:

Steep herbs and flowers in hot water and cool to room temperature. Strain out herbs and flowers.

Pour the rinse onto the hair. Allow the rinse to set on the hair for few minutes then rinse off (optional).
Tip: Wash and condition hair first and then apply the rinse. Leave rinse on and allow to dry on hair. Place the rinse in the refrigerator and do a cool rinse. It is very soothing to the scalp.
Note: most fresh hibiscus flowers doesn’t add color to the water but dried hibiscus immediately colors the water. Add some dried hibiscus for a beautiful pink to red color.

Natural Hair Care Products

Finding natural hair care products specific to your hair needs can be difficult. Our Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making Course provides over 30 formulations on shampoos, conditioners, hair oils, masks, mists, serums, co-wash, pomade, styling gel, etc.

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Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making Course FAQs

Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making Course FAQs

Have you been thinking about making your own professional natural skin care products?

Not sure if the Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making Course is for you? Here are some frequently asked questions on the course which will hopefully help you better understand if this is the course for you.

How is this course provided?

The course is an in-depth online video-based training program that is entirely online-based learning and can be taken at your own pace. There is no expiration date and you have lifetime course access. Online courses are one of the best ways to learn because you can re-watch and re-learn the information, formulation procedures and watch the formulas being made as many times as you like and access the numerous resources.

What information is included in it?

The course includes information on making your own professional hair care product line including shampoo, conditioner and hair styling products, whether it is for personal use, a salon or to sell. The course covers the diversity of hair types and products for different hair types. You will learn about natural preservation, good manufacturing practices, product customization, product containers and labeling, pricing, etc. Click here for a full description of the course.

What does it mean that Joan is mentoring the course?

This is a self-guided online course that is always available, however Joan mentors the course  one-two times a year.. That means Joan will assist you and answer all your questions throughout this mentored course. There will be weekly module overviews with 5 live group phone consultations. Course participants can ask any questions on cosmetic formulation; formulating and making skin and body care products, starting your own business or your current business. These consultation calls are not included in the regular non-mentored course. There is no extra fee for this mentorship, it is an added bonus for you to join when it works for you. You can participate in the guided and mentored course once but you will have continued lifetime course access to all the course materials.

Do I need to already be making my own products to take this course? What skill level is required?

You do not need to be making your own products to take this course, however this is designed for those serious in making natural skin and body care products for either personal use or for a business. This course is designed for most levels, from beginning to advance. Joan is very detailed with her tutorials, videos, and training manuals. You will have lifetime course access to all these course materials that you can watch, read and review as many times as you need in order to better understand it.

How long is the course?

During the guided and mentored course, there will be 8 weekly module overviews to help you keep a good pace to complete the course, however the length of time it takes you to complete the course is completely up to you. The course is self-guided and can be accessed at any time. There is no expiration date on when you need to complete it by. You will have lifetime course access. You will receive a certificate of completion when you have completed the course.

How long do I have access to this course?

You will have lifetime course access. You can access the course at any time, on any day. You can watch the videos over and over to assist you to make the formulations. For access to the course, sign into My Account located at the top right hand corner at www.joanmorais.com and click on the link to the classrooms. Life gets busy and sometimes it takes us away from our studying. But this course will be here for you when you are ready to return to it. Lifetime course access means you will have complete access to the course for as long as the course exists at Joan Morais Naturals.

Will I receive some kind of certification when I complete the course?

Yes, you will receive a pdf of your certificate of completion that you can print and proudly display when you have completed the course.

Will I be able to make my own hair care product line after taking this course?

Yes! This course provides in-depth information on making naturally preserved skin care products, good manufacturing practices, lab testing, product development, how to create a natural skin care line, raw material suppliers, product containers, labeling, ingredients, formulations and much, much more! We have many students from all around the world that go on to create their own professional skin care line after taking this course! Some of our students started out with Joan and still have a successful business going on for 10+ years.

When do I need to sign up in order to receive the mentorship by Joan?

The mentorship course dates will be posted on the website and an email will be sent out with the dates. Make sure and sign up to be on our email list (located on the homepage) and receive notification of the next session.

I don’t live in the United States, can I still take the course?

Yes! We have students from all over the world take our courses. The course is entirely online and self-guided and can be taken anywhere with sufficient access to the internet. All course instruction is in English and provides a variety of mediums including video, print, and a private Facebook community support group.

Do you offer any other Professional Natural Product Making Courses?

Yes! We have a Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course. Joan will be guiding and mentoring this course as well in the Fall 2018 and many of the same features above apply to this course in regards to skin care products.

I’m still not sure if this is the right course for me, what else can I do to make sure?

We highly recommend that you carefully review our information page on the Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making course. The review goes in-depth on the different areas of product making that will be taught. It also includes the table of contents for all training manuals that are provided. After reviewing all this information and you are still unsure, please feel free to email us with any specific questions you may have.

Happy Product-Making and hope to see you in our next course!

Hair Oil and Beard Oil

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Hair Oil promotes a nurtured and balanced scalp and shiny, soft and smooth hair. Hair oil can be activated by heat and left on the hair, added to damp hair, to the ends of hair or massaged onto the scalp before shampooing.

Plant oils are truly one of nature’s gift for radiant hair and a handsome beard.

The trick to formulating a hair and beard oil is to create a moisturizing oil but not too greasy. This is done by using a combination of dry plant oils (oils that don’t sit on the skin long and are absorbed quickly) with other plant oils.

People swear by hair oils to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Doing a scalp massage with hair oil is the secret.

The hair oils I formulated for the Professional Natural Hair Care Course, Miracle Moringa Scalp & Regenerating Oil, Amazon Rainforest Lily Hair Oil and Black Castor Oil Scalp Soother are truly exquisite and effective. Here are some of the feature ingredients in these hair oils.

Moringa is native to Africa and Asia. It is known as the “miracle tree”. The entire tree has been used to treat many ailments; the oil comes from the seeds harvested from the pods. Moringa oil is rejuvenating. It regenerates the scalp and moisturizes the hair.

Amazon Rainforest Lily is revered as a royalty plant and fit for a queen. This beautiful water lily flower nourishes, conditions and moisturizes the hair and soothes the scalp from its oils, tannins, glucose and starch.

Black castor oil is incredible for the hair. I previously wrote about Black Castor Oil. You can read about it here.

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BEARD OIL

Beards are popular now. Beard whiskers benefit from plant oils. Beard oil moisturizes the skin under the beard, softens and maintains the beard and promotes beard growth.

How To Use Beard Oil:

On a clean, damp beard, apply a small amount of oil with a few drops of beard oil into the hand. Rub the hands together with the oil and rub the oil onto the skin under the beard and onto the beard from the root to the ends. Comb through the beard with hands or a beard brush.

The beard oil in the Pro Natural Hair Care Course is a nice one with the scent of Bay and Bergamot. The beard oil is formulated with one of my favorite plant oils, baobab. Baobab comes from seeds of the fruit from the baobab tree in Africa. The baobab tree is known as “The Tree of Life” and lives 500 + years. Baobab oil moisturizes quickly into the skin and moisturizes and softens the hair/whiskers.