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9 Ways to Save the Black Salon from Being History

via Black Enterprise

*(Via Black Enterprise) Besides having fewer funds available to spend at the hair salon because of the recession, increasing numbers of Black women are opting to wear their natural hair, adopt a DIY look, or opt for cheaper options–trends that have been a few of several factors in the closing of Black hair salons across the country.

Black salons have survived for decades by doing what they do best–hair–and many have offered the same types of services for years. But just because Black hair (and our pockets) are going through a major transformation doesn’t mean that our salons can’t be a part of the process.

To stay in business, stylists need to be willing to change with the times by adapting their skills, services, and, according to Debra Ottley, owner of the Jelanis Naturals salon in New York City, regularly advertise and offer more specials.

Read more and view a slide presentation at Black Enterprise.

Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia nut oil is a growing trend in the beauty market with many new brands offering this oil in a variety of products.

Oil from the macadamia nut found throughout the South Pacific and the uniquely rare Argan seeds of Morocco, nature has provided us with some of the most beneficial elements for healthful skin and hair. Macadamia Natural Oil products combine the oils of these highly nutritional nuts with special blends of nature’s most nourishing botanicals to formulate the ultimate in hair rejuvenation and maintenance.

Macadamia nut oil is touted for its scores of health, skin and hair benefits. This slightly amber-colored, clear oil extracted from the nuts of the macadamia trees is a popular ingredient in heavy creams and sun care products. The oil has tremendous oxidative stability and is resistant to rancidity. This oil is also touted for its synergy with the capillary sebum, thereby increasing the strength of the hair strand right to the root. It is thus, capable of moisturizing and strengthening rough and limp hair.

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