NHCG 6 inches of growth challenge; Tip 4- What to do when your hair oils cause Acne





Hiya,
Hope everyone is gearing up for the holidays!
Well some time ago, I was chatting with a friend of mine who is also a devoted NHCG reader and she was like ' Dabs I have been keeping up with my moisturizing and sealing oh and I have acne on my forehead to show for it!!'

We both laughed but that statement got me thinking because I too have suffered from acne breakouts thanks to the olive, castor, coconut oils etc that I apply on my hair that eventually land on my face, clog my pores, accumulate dirt and bacteria and form a painful pimple!!

Since then I have tried a few things that have helped curb breakouts, below are a few tips you can try if your hair oils start to cause breakouts on your face...

I noticed that most times hair oils get on our faces during bed time so to avoid this from happening, try moisturizing and sealing your hair early in the evening so you give your strands a few hours to absorb the oils rather than risk having the oils fresh on your satin cap or pillow case and inevitably on your face!

Using a thick oil like Castor oil over light runny oils to seal at night can also prevent oil running down to your face.

Changing your bedding especially your pillowcase and washing your satin cap/ scarf regularly can help prevent oil accumulation.

When you first seal your hair, take your hair off your face, it's not the time to have your bangs out or leave your hair hanging all over your face, doing this will greatly increase your risk of breaking out.

Another time you stand the risk of getting hair oils on your face is after you shower and are getting dressed. Most times after dressing up, its either you makeup then face your hair or you do your hair then makeup all in one sitting in front of your dresser.

The chances of you getting acne from touching your hair and face at about the same time are high so what I do to avoid hair oils getting on my face while I dress up is, I focus on my hair first before I do my makeup. Why?

Because chances are, by the time I am done with my hair, my hands will be sooooo oily and gooey that I will have no choice but to stand up and wash them or wipe them with facial wipes giving my hands a clean and fresh start for my face. It also helps that my makeup regimen starts with cleansing my face with a facial cleanser so any hair oils that found their way on my face will be quickly wiped away before they accumulate.

I have come to the end of my post, as usual these NHCG 6inches of Growth Challenge tips/tricks posts are short and precise.
Of course these tips are solely in relation to hair oils causing acne, other tips like keeping your makeup brushes clean, avoiding oily foods, washing and exfoliating your face are general tips you can incorporate to prevent acne in general but as I be 'Hair guru' not skin guru, I go leave that side first :)
Hope the challenge is going well ladies! I am working on a Half Time meet up in June! I and you should have 3 inches longer hair by then!!

This weekend all the SHOP NHCG goodies go up on the page!! Excited!!! Till then and till my next post, have a very blessed Easter holiday!


Xxx
Dabs

14 comments:

  1. Could it be because too much oil is applied? i use to have the same problem when I started sealing my hair with oil and oiling my scalp. Now I just put enough oil on the middle of my head only and let the rest spread though out my scalp. Also, the oils that i apply on my hair always ends up on my scalp due to the nature of my hair.
    I don't think there's any reason why someone should be walking around with oil all over their face. lol!

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    1. Lol!! Good point, I try to moderate my sealing as much as possible to avoid acne as much as possible and like I stated the main time the oil gets on the face is bed time. Thanks for commenting :)

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  2. Hello dabs,pls I'd lyk 2 know hºw you wash emily and hair mayonnaise off your hair.Do you rinse or wash off using dudu osun?plsssssss rply...

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    1. I simply rinse it off, if my hair feels like it needs to be clean then il wash with black soap but just once.

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  3. Hello my hair is breaking badly after having my baby can you advice me on what to use to protect the hair and keep it healthy. thank you.

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    1. Hiya, sorry about the breakage...there's a few things you can do to manage it though it's a normal hormonal reaction, please use the search column to find a post I wrote on 'The war against post PARTUM shedding'. Hope it helps.

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  4. Iv never had this problem hope it doesnt mean I'm not using enough oil...that said...pure aloe Vera gel really helps...if I notice a blemish I jst dab it on n by morning it's gone

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    1. Thanks for the tip, my aloe gel is arriving today!! *dancing*

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  5. halo dabs
    its mazino again. u dont knw hw much we look 4ward 2 ur blog 4 new post ( me n my sis). anyway i've been wanting 2 ask hw u cope wit break out 4rm d use of ds oils. i wash my bedsheets n pillow case twice a week now unlike b4 so thanks 4 d info. i've never tried d palm oil treat 4 dc will def try it . but i will like u try palm kernel oil ive been using it as a prepoo mixed with other oils n as a dc mixed wit hair mayoniase n its been so nice on hair 2 me it does dsame work as coconut oil. i alsso use it 2 seal too n its so nice my hair loves it . concerning d spooky hair xtension stuff i will say we shld put everything we put on our body very seriously down 2 clothes earrings etc i mean if we can pray b4 we eat or drink anything why den shld we not pray b4 we fix our xtensions or wear waist beads or even clothes. i dont want 2 go in2 details bt i knw of a girl dat got possed thru her synthetic weavon n till it was removed she wwas not herself so lets not say its just d natural xtension we all shld just be careful. so sorry 4 d lenghty post.
    thanks, mazino

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    1. Hi Mazino, thanks for the your comment, glad you find my posts exciting :) you are very write about the use of anything on our bodies. I'll keep my eyes out for palm kernel oil, would love to try it.

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  6. Hi dabs,I applied olive hair mayonnaise(hydrolyzed protein) mixed with emily millionaire on ♍Ɣ hair and rinsed it out in the morning. I noticed little breakage on ♍Ɣ hair while cleaning with towel.please, what do I do?

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    1. I don't know how major the breakage is. If its unusual then try a black tea rinse to reduce shedding that's if your hair is coming out from the roots or make sure you moisturize the hair very well and detangle with a detangler of glycerine/ water mix so your hair is soft and manageable and doesn't break off. Hope these tips help.

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  7. Does dat mean I'm suppose 2 leave d hair mayonnaise on ♍Ɣ hair through out the night? There's this camerounian glycerine I bought 4 #100. Can I use it?

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  8. Hello dabs,can I trim ♍Ɣ hair immediately after relaxing?

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