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Have you ever looked at your hair — like, really, really taken a good look at it — and noticed that it looks and/or feels a little differently than it did a few years ago?

Your curls may not be as springy as they once were, or maybe your curl pattern altogether has loosened up a little.

Upon running my hands through my hair a few months ago, I discovered that the curls at the back of my head didn't feel quite as tight or kinky as they used to. If you've shared this experience, don't panic — your mind isn't playing tricks on you.

Humidity, age, hormones, heat-styling damage, hair-color damage, infrequent haircuts, and conditioning products are just a few of the things that can influence your hair texture.

In a lot of cases, heat damage could be the culprit, though there's a lot more to it than just that. Your hair's texture can actually go through a number of changes in your lifetime due to both internal and environmental factors.

Humidity, age, hormones, heat-styling damage, hair-color damage, infrequent haircuts, and conditioning products are just a few of the things that can influence your hair texture.

Sometimes curly hair can be "weighed down and become straighter" as it grows longer, but in other cases your hair could also be affected by your DNA.

As you age, DNA that affects your hair follicle can actually flip and send different messages to your hair follicle.

One noticeable outcome of this DNA flip is known as male pattern baldness or hair thinning.

Sometimes when your hair thins it changes the texture and it looks less frizzy and more smooth.

Speaking of age, your own age and the age of your hair can play a role here as well.

The complete hair cycle lasts about four to seven years, meaning four to seven years after the beginning of your cycle, all of your hair sheds and is replaced by a new mane with its own new properties.

Maybe the new head of hair has never been exposed to damaging color or styling tools or maybe it's never been cut regularly so has no frizzy split ends.

With that in mind, it might be helpful to consider your haircare practices every once in a while.

Not every product or ingredient deserves a place in your routine, as some could be doing more harm than you think.

If your hair texture or pattern is changing, I strongly urge you to start examining your routine and recent history, because it could very well indicate [chemical] damage, and assess what color line you're using.

As an owner of an organic salon for more than 15 years, using an organic/natural color line, it can make ALL the difference.

If you're a natural who likes to try everything [you] read online and in blogs, think about what you may have applied.

I stand by the testimonials of our Evoq Beauty haircare users. All hair products have equal parts protein and moisture, along with ceramides and ZERO alcohol for complete cuticle repair.

While your physical environment isn't something that can be fixed as easily as what you've been applying, it's another thing that should be taken into consideration.

[Think about] the environment you're in, if there is a change in the water.

I fight with hard water behind the chair constantly because it is contaminated with chlorine, lead, or other harsh chemicals. I recommend our Evoq Hair CHELATION conditioning treatment. It doesn't strip and lifts off all build up so the hair can receive nutrients again.

Hard water/chemical change would definitely cause the hair pattern to change in an undesirable way. You might notice your hair lacking luster and appearing drier.

All of that said, the changes you may have noticed probably aren't just in your head, and the solution might lie in being a little more attentive to your hair's needs.

PLEASE PLEASE reach out if you'd like some tips and hair therapy tools to rehab your hair health and texture.

Its completely possible! I'll leave my top picks from Evoq to bridge the cuticle gap here!

1. Clarifying Hard Water + Mineral

-Remover w/ Zinc and Omega to replenish the scalp and cuticle.

2. Repair and Protect Spray

-Equal parts moisture and protein. Removes frizz, damage and protects from outer insult like heat and chemicals!

3. Deep Recovery Mask

- Fill your hair with repairing proteins and fatty acids to restore your hair back to shine and weight-free bounce.

BOOYA. I hope you feel relieved that there are absolute proactive

steps you can take to repair and help reverse the damage. I may not be able to change your encoded DNA, but I do know that 80% of all beauty and biological damage is from the environment. YOU GOT THIS!

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What Causes Knots in your Hair, and how to untangle!

We all want beautiful, silky-smooth hair. Unfortunately for most of us, though, knots and tangles are an inevitable part of life.

You can have gorgeous, knot-free hair! All it takes is some TLC to get those pesky knots out. And with a few tips on how to prevent them altogether, your hair will be looking better than ever.

To naturally prevent and unknot your locks, head over to Evoqbeauty.com and receive 25% off your first purchase!

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We all want beautiful, silky-smooth hair. Unfortunately for most of us, though, knots and tangles are an inevitable part of life.

You can have gorgeous, knot-free hair! All it takes is some TLC to get those pesky knots out. And with a few tips on how to prevent them altogether, your hair will be looking better than ever.

What Causes Knots In Hair?

Hydrate your hair for knot-free living.

You may have noticed that certain types of hair seem to be more prone to knots and tangles than others. But what is it that actually causes your hair to knot?

Tangles are caused by the exterior layer of your hair, which is known as the cuticle, getting damaged. This means that instead of laying flat and closed, your cuticles are open and get caught on each other, causing knots.

Another way that tangles are caused is by your hair not being sufficiently hydrated. Always make sure to keep your hair properly hydrated by using the right shampoos, conditioners and hair care products for your specific type of hair.

Top 3 Ways To Undo Knots In Hair

1. Undoing Knots While Brushing

Brushing your hair the right way can help keep it smooth.

If you have knots in your hair and you don’t want to end up looking like a frizz-ball, try applying a small amount of oil based or silica based serum to your hair before brushing it.

This will help the brush go through your hair more easily, which will help detangle your tresses. Otherwise, you can opt to use a regular detangler. Start from the ends of your hair and work your way up, then brush out your hair gently.

2. Undoing Knots Caused By Products

Olive oil can help smooth your hair.

Yes, you use products to make your hair better. Sometimes, though, you may have applied more product than intended, especially when it comes to hairspray. It’s so easy to spray too much or to spray too close to your hair. This can often lead to unwanted tangles.

If that’s the case, your best bet is probably a bit of oil. Use a natural oil, such as argan oil or olive oil, or a serum, and apply it around halfway down your hair. You don’t want your roots to look like an oil bath. Work the oil through your hair until the tips, and then brush it gently. The oil will break down the product and help add moisture to your hair, making it softer and more manageable.

3. Undoing Knots In Wet Hair

Wet hair doesn’t have to be knotty.

After coloring your hair, you want to be careful on untangling the hair. Its just gone through a chemical process and is fragile. Same with hard water, these are ph imbalances in the hair that you want to be careful - as they build up over time, dry the hair and can cause it to snap.

If wet, knotty hair is your struggle, apply a good conditioner and use a wide-toothed comb to work it through your tangles. When drying your hair, blot or squeeze it dry rather than rubbing it. Rubbing your hair dry can cause it to tangle, and that’s exactly what we’re trying to avoid here.

How To Prevent Knots In Hair

But as the old adage goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This rings true when it comes to knots in your hair as well. I mean, rather than having to deal with knots, it’s even better to prevent them in the first place, right?

Change Your Hairstyle

Shake up your hairstyle to reduce knotting.

The same hairdo day in, day out, was actually contributing to my knots and tangles. When you tie your hair in the same place all the time, it causes stress to your hair.

Over time, this can build up and cause hair damage – which you might recognize as knots. So, do yourself a favor and have a few different hairstyles for every day. It’s also best to use a scrunchie that’s covered in material, as these types are softer on your hair than elastic hair ties.

Sleep With Your Hair In Mind

I like to put my hair in a soft bun when I got to bed, not allwoing it to tangle.

Also, while cotton may be cheaper, silk pillowcases are best for hair that is prone to tangling.

Condition, Condition, Condition!

A good conditioner is important for your hair.

Yes, knotty hair is all about conditioner, ladies. Make sure you’re using a good quality conditioner, and use it regularly (at least every time you shampoo) to keep the knots at bay.

You want equal parts moisture and protein. Take care to condition the ends of your hair to keep them healthy and strong. A leave-in or deep conditioning once a week is also a great idea for keeping moisture in your hair and preventing tangles.

Use A Hair Mask

Besides helping to detangle your hair, a weekly hair mask will also help it become shiny and silky and even help it to grow faster. It’s not a huge amount of effort, and it’ll give you some downtime to relax while your hair soaks in all the goodness.

Why not try our Evoq Hair Mask? After you apply it to your hair, leave it under a shower cap to sit. Run yourself a hot bath, turn on some soft music, and just let yourself be. Besides helping to condition your hair and prevent knots, you’re also unwinding and releasing your stress. Win-win!

Brush Those Locks

If your hair is super prone to frizzing (which generally comes along with knotty hair, unfortunately), you may be tempted to skip brushing. Don’t, though! Use a wide-toothed comb to get rid of knots, and brush gently and regularly to achieve (almost) tangle-free hair.

Go Easy On The Heat

Let your hair dry naturally.

Consistent heat is one of the main causes of hair damage – and one of the ways hair damage manifests itself is in the settings on your appliances, so your hair isn’t getting literally fried.

Conclusion

Knots are knot a life sentence! True, you might have to get used to some new hairstyles or pillowcases, or find ways to style your hair without subjecting it to heat all the time.

But in the end, you only stand to gain. Because healthier, shinier hair is not something that just happens.

With a little effort on your part, your knotty struggle can become a thing of the past.

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If your hair has a mind of its own and you feel like you’re constantly on the lookout for hair-repair, resist the urge to stock up with either the same thing you’ve been doing and/or chemical laden synthetic shampoos, conditioners, masks, and sprays touting miraculous “hair-repair tech-breakthroughs.”

Great hair is healthy hair, it’s that simple!

On this episode we’re going to undress your tresses from chemical stresses and bless them with natural result-orientated botanical swap outs.

As a formulator and a hairstylist - I understand your dilemma of product overwhelm, especially in professional salon products that tout “natural and organic” on the label - only when you flip it around, it has far too many synthetic ingredients.

Unfortunately, gone un-attended and for too long, these substances strip natural oils from hair and scalp leaving both seriously dry, while others leave behind a heavy-waxy build up guaranteeing bad hair.

The more damaged the hair is, the higher its negative atomic charge, and the sought out for de-frizzing, smoothing, and shining synthetics are drawn to that negative charge. If there is a lot of damage you might see a lot of buildup on the hair. More seriously, many of the ingredients are detrimental to health

While it may be a long shot to have a GREAT hair day every day, either way - the first step is improving the products that you put on your hair. that safely and beautifully care for hair with the corresponding synthetic active ingredients that may harm your hair, your health, or the environment.

Let’s start exploring in a game of USE THIS - NOT THAT!

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