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The beauty of fermented rice water

Rice water has amazing hair benefits. A Chemist’s study found that applying rice water on hair can reduce friction between the hair strands as well as improve hair elasticity. Rice water has a carbohydrate called inositol which help can repair damaged hair.

Rinsing or washing your hair with rice water will decrease breakage and make hair more manageable and healthier: the amino acids in the rice water strengthen the hair at its root to promote stronger, thicker new growth.

Rice water has many skin applications as well because of its cooling and soothing effects on the skin, it is an effective ointment to cool off the inflamed skin.

Rice water is loaded with antioxidants in it which help to prevent or fade age-spots, ease skin irritations and give you soft, glowing, clear skin. By leaving it on the skin, it is said to offer mild protection from the sun.

Fermented rice water is rice water that is left to ferment and has gone slightly sour. It is rich in antioxidants, minerals, B vitamins, vitamin E, and traces of pitera, a substance produced during the fermentation process.

You can use fermented rice water as a face cleanser or a skin toner. The nutrients in the fermented rice water can help shrink pores, reduce fine lines, and tighten and brighten your skin – this is a perfect recipe to look radiant and youthful.

Fermentation lowers the pH of the liquid, and this is similar to our hair’s pH, which is also on the lower side (slightly acidic). So, this slightly acidic pH plus the added nutrients from the fermentation process help restore hair’s pH balance, nourish hair follicles and improve the overall condition of hair.

To make rice water rinse half a cup of rice in a cup of water then, place the rice in a bowl and cover with 2 cups of water. Let it soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Swirl it around or lightly knead it until the water turns cloudy. This will help the vitamins and minerals seep into the water, creating a nourishing rinse for your hair and skin.

Now strain out the rice water into a clean bowl. Your rice water is ready to use.

To make Fermented Rice Water
Prepare as above and then leave it at room temperature for a day or until it turns slightly sour (it has started to ferment). It can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours, depending on how warm it is. So the warmer the room temperature the faster the fermentation process.

Fermented rice water is quite potent, so you may need to dilute it with a cup or two of warm water before use. Adjust according to your hair’s needs, use more for dry hair and less for oily hair.

Jessicurl Trial Packs

Jessicurl Trial Packs allow you to try the products suggested for your hair type. They include a step-by-step instructional insert with tons of tips and techniques to help you get fabulous curl enhancement and definition and help you figure out the best techniques for frizz free curls.

Jessicurl Light and Luminous contains 6 products best suited for finer curls which have a tendency to get weighed down.

Jessicurl Rich and Radiant contains 6 products best suited for thicker, drier hair that is looking for curl enhancement and moisture.

JESSICURL Confidence contains 4 products best suited for coarse, kinky hair.

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Jessicurl Aquavescent Hair Spray

Alcohol, and propellant-free spray for soft, beautiful curls

Introducing the newest member of the Jessicurl family of products – Aquavescent Hair Spray.

Keep your curls on lock with this strong hold alcohol- free spray.

Aquavescent Hair Spray is the curl-friendly hair spray you’ve been waiting for. This fantastic frizz-fighter gives you all day and night hold, and humidity protection without the dryness that comes with alcohol-based hairsprays. Use this hair spray on styled curls for strong hold and more volume without the added weight of an additional styling product.

https://www.suzeeblu.com.au/Jessicurl-Curly-Hair-Styling-c33244320

Ingredients curly hair loves

Finding out what ingredients are in your hair products shouldn’t be hard. It shouldn’t be complicated either. And for all the curly haired people out there, it can be extra challenging.

Every ingredient in every Jessicurl product is there for the specific positive effect it will have on your hair. There are no fillers.

You can also rest assured that NO JESSICURL products contain any animal ingredients, nor do we test on animals. All products are tested on many heads of curls. That’s right! On real people who actually want to be a part of the development. These aspects of Jessicurl will never change.

JESSICURL INGREDIENTS

Aloe Vera. All natural. Moisturizes the hair without adding heaviness.

Avocado Oil. All natural. One of the best natural oils for hair. Adds moisture, softness and shine.

Benzoic Acid. This is a component of the preservative system we use in some of our products. 

Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol. Naturally derived, but not all natural. Emulsifies and thickens the conditioners. Also aids in static control and comb ability. This is what makes the conditioners creamy and detangling.

C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. Not what I would consider to be natural. This emollient ester provides light conditioning with a silky-soft after feel.

Cocoa Butter. All natural. An extremely moisturizing butter that softens the hair.

Coconut Oil. All natural. One of the best oils for hair. Adds moisture, softness and shine.

Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Polysorbate 60. Not what I would consider to be natural. The combination of these two ingredients is what makes Confident Coils so nice and creamy. The Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol and is actually good for your hair. It helps to moisturize the hair.

Cinnamal, Citral, Eugenol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool. These are naturally occurring active ingredients found in the essential oils used in some of our products.

Decyl Polyglucose and Cocamidopropyl Betaine. Naturally derived from sugar and coconut. These are two of the gentlest cleansers on the market. They keep our Hair Cleansing Cream and Gentle Lather Shampoo from stripping your hair but still get it clean.

Dehydroacetic Acid. This is a component of the preservative system we use in some of our products. 

Dehydroxanthan Gum. All natural. This is part of what makes Confident Coils so superb at creating chunky, defined curls. It also re-activates really well with water. This makes it easier to perk curls back up mid-day if they suffer a setback. 🙂

Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate. Not natural. Preservatives that keep the products from going bad. It makes up less than 1% of the entire weight of the formula. So we’re using enough to preserve the products but not so much that it could irritate your skin. Even with preservatives in products, it’s important to keep water and other stuff out of your products. They could still end up going bad. Close those caps!

Ethanol. You will see “alcohol” (in this case we use ethanol) listed as an ingredient in our Spiralicious Styling Gel. Ethanol is a necessary component in Polyquaternium 69 which is one of the ingredients we use in that gel. The proportion of ethanol is so low in this product that it does not have a negative effect.

Flax Seeds. All natural, organic. These provide a light hold that rinses out clean and will not build up. They’re what makes Rockin’ Ringlets and Gelebration Spray brown.

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride. Naturally derived. Thickens formula and is very conditioning. Helps to leave hair silky soft.

Hydrolyzed Oat Flour. All natural. Helps to thicken the formula and adds moisture to the hair.

Jojoba Oil. All natural. This oil is the closest of all oils to our skin’s own natural sebum. Adds softness and shine to hair.

Lecithin. All natural. Moisturizing and nourishing. We use only soy lecithin.

Magnesium Sulfate. All natural. This is plain old Epsom salt you’d soak your tired muscles in. The magnesium is a powerful curl enhancer, which is why we use it in our styling products.

Panthenol. Pro-Vitamin B5. Adds moisture and sheen to the hair.

Phenoxyethanol. A preservative that is considered one of the least sensitizing and also does not release formaldehyde. It’s approved worldwide (including in Japan and in the EU) for use in water-based cosmetics up to a 1% concentration. 

Polyimide 1. Not natural. One of the holding ingredients in Confident Coils. It’s particularly powerful at providing humidity protection and keeping your curls well defined.

Polyquaternium 11. Not natural. Water-soluble and provides hold without making the hair tacky or sticky. It is found only in and is one of the key ingredients of Spiralicious Styling Gel.

Polyquaternium 69. Not natural. This ingredient is water-soluble, provides hold, increased shine, frizz reduction and very effective in high humidity. Also doesn’t flake like other styling agents. It is found only in Spiralicious Styling Gel and is one of the key ingredients.

Shea Butter. All natural. An extremely moisturizing butter that comes from the Karite tree in Africa.

Vegetable Glycerin. All natural. This is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the hair shaft, resulting in much softer hair. It means it doesn’t build up on the hair. However, using too much at once can make your hair look greasy until you wash it again.

VP/VA Copolymer. Not natural. This provides some of the hold in Confident Coils. This ingredient is only found in Confident Coils. We understand that

Water Infused with Horsetail, Marshmallow, Basil, Burdock, Nettle, Coltsfoot, Parsley, Sage, Oregano, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Bay Leaf, and Thyme. All natural, and 30% organic. This is our special “Hair Tea” used in our conditioners. All of these herbs are good for hair, aiding in softness, shine and overall health of the hair.

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How to kill the frizz on humid days

At SuzeeBlu.com.au we love curls!!

Shampoo at most every other day. Shampoo strips your hair of its natural oils, which make your hair silken and combat frizz. Use a shampoo like Jessicurl Gentle Lather or Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream which are designed to nurture curly hair.

Jessicurl Too Shea! Conditioner works best on curly hair. Wash it off using cold water because cold water causes the cuticles of the hair to contract, simultaneously adding shine and taming frizz.

Jessicurl styling products like Spiralicious, Rocking Ringlets, Gelebration Spray and Confident Coils are smoothing and hold your hair in place.

Dry hair gently. Allow hair to air-dry as much as possible to reduce the amount of puffiness in your hair. If you must use a hair dryer put on a diffuser

Fighting your hair type will probably cause you a lot of frustration; chances are you’ll end up losing every time. If your hair is straight, avoid the urge to put it in curlers on humid days. If your hair is naturally curly or wavy, work with the waves instead of opting for a straight style.

Deva Cut or Rezo Cut

Which Curly Hair-Cutting Method Is Right For You?

All curls are not one size fits all. Deciding on which technique you should have depends on your curls.

Deva Cut

A Dry Cutting Technique done on dry curly hair, never texturizing or thinning the hair because slicing into the interior of a curly haircut has the potential to create frizz. By cutting the hair dry, in its natural state, stylists are able to cut the curls where they live naturally, and thus create a beautiful shape.

Curl pattern and density are analysed to determine where on the head to begin elevating and creating layers.

Rëzo Cut

Whilst the DevaCut focusses on framing your face, the RezoCut maintains an even length all the way around your head. It liberates the curls from the root area so they can move about freely which means if you straighten a DevaCut, your hair may appear to be uneven, while the RezoCut will look even in both a curly and straightened state. The RezoCut is perfect for curlies who love their length, as it creates a shape while maintaining both length and volume.

Yikes I’m still frizzy

I know you want to see instant results but it can take a few weeks to get your hair back to good condition after years of using hair care products laden with nasties.

Don’t touch your hair too often because it transfers oils from your fingertips.

Don’t over wash.  Yes you wash it to cleanse the grease but no it doesn’t help.  Daily shampooing can strip your scalp of natural oils so your scalp produces more.  Try cutting back to every other day at least or 2 to 3 times a week.  (Right now I haven’t washed my hair for 7 days).  Your hair will thank you in the long run.

Don’t over condition.  You may be applying a conditioner that’s too heavy for your hair type or you may not be washing it out properly.   I use Deep Conditioner on my fine hair more as a leave in.  I smooth a small amount over the canopy focussing on the ends.

Check out Jess’s video on using the Light and Luminous product collection
https://youtu.be/Y7KCldodunk

Hope this helps and you have a curly day

How to leave a hairdresser feeling like a million bucks

One of the first questions a hairdresser should ask is how much of your hair you want to keep. He/she should show you anything that needs attention—like uneven pieces or damaged ends. Explain what is wrong and give you options on how to make it look even and better.

When you see another curly with pretty and healthy hair ask them the name of their stylist. That’s usually the best referral system.

Team up with your hairstylist to examine your hair so you both understand the real condition of your curls and ask them for suggestions on how to fix your issues.

If the salons Facebook or Instagram page doesn’t show pics of their work then ask them in person.

And of course RUN if a stylist tries to brush or comb wet curls prior to the cut. Run from thinning shears or razors. And RUN from those who want to straighten your hair before cutting. They should only use quality shears that produce clean, blunt cuts.

My Curly Hair routine

People ask me all the time to tell them exactly what I do to my hair to make it look “so perfect all the time.” I might disagree that it looks perfect ALL the time, but I’m happy to share my routine just the same. 🙂

A few times a week I put in a dime sized puddle of Oil Blend For Softer Hair and leave it in overnight and once a week I use my Deep Conditioning Treatment to provide extra moisture. I get little trims every 3-4 months to take care of any dead ends and re-shape it. If I don’t, my hair turns triangular pretty fast.  🙂

Ok, now for my daily routine.

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Jess tells: “How much product should you use”

Hi Jess,
My hair is 3a-3b — straighter/wavy and frizz-prone on top layer and curlier underneath. My hair is about medium thickness.  When dry, my length varies from mid-neck and mid-ear level.

I have been using about 4-5 quarter-size puddles of the CCSS with RR lately. I usually put RR on to cover all of my hair (4-5 quarter size puddles of RR, too), to the point that it feels smooth when wet. Perhaps I need to cut back on the CCSS? It distributes easier than it looks like it will, so maybe I have been using too much…?

Answer: Yep, it sounds to me like you’re using WAY too much of both RR and CCSS. I would cut back to 3 puddles of RR and 2 puddles of CCSS – and even THAT might be too much for your length – you might only need one puddle of CCSS. You’ll need to try it both ways and see.

For perspective, here’s how much I use. I make a mixture of CCSS and RR – about 3/4 RR and 1/4 CCSS. I use about 3 puddles of that in total, plus an additional quarter sized amount of CCSS. My hair sounds longer than yours and my hair is also VERY coarse and VERY thick.

So you have some experimenting to do. 😉 I’d suggest that tomorrow you try it with 3 puddles of RR and 2 puddles of CCSS. The next day try 2 puddles of RR and 1 puddle of CCSS, just to compare the differences.

NB An American quarter is bigger than an Aussie 10 cent but smaller than an Aussie 20 cent.