Why You Should be Using Coconut Oil Everyday

Why You Should be Using Coconut Oil Blog by Queen C Hair Extensions

Coconut oil is one of nature's greatest gifts ever given to us. It's benefits are virtually endless, ranging from uses for a natural makeup remover to treating Alzheimer's. The only down side about this article is that we are having to condense the list of all the benefits down from a number well into the hundreds to just a few of our favorites.

Not only are the uses of coconut oil beneficial to beauty, they are key factors in keeping your health in it's prime! How is it actually good for you, though? It contains several vital nutrients for your beauty and health which are:

  • Antioxidants, which are compounds in food that stop or delay damage to the cells. (read more on antioxidants here).
  • Lauric Acid, which is a saturated fat commonly used for the treatment of viral infections, the common cold, yeast infections, and the list goes on and on (read more on lauric acid here).
  • Caprylic Acid, which is a fatty acid that has anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is commonly used to treat skin conditions, digestive disorders, and high cholesterol (read more on caprylic acid here).


Health Reasons Why You Should be Using Coconut Oil Blog by Queen C Hair Extensions

  • Treats Alzheimer's
  • Prevents Heart Disease and high blood pressure
  • Cures UTI's and Kidney infections
  • Reduces inflammation and arthritis
  • Improves digestion and reduces ulcers
  • Prevents gum disease and tooth decay
  • Balances hormones
  • Improves Type II Diabetes
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Mix with apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for lice
  • Mothers who nurse can take a few tablespoons a day (along with vitamin D) to increase milk supply


Beauty Reasons Why You Should be Using Coconut Oil Blog by Queen C Hair Extensions

  • Use it to remove makeup
  • Use it to moisturize body
  • Use it in place of shaving cream
  • Face moisturizer
  • Frizz tamer- lightly smooth on ends of hair
  • Dandruff treatment- massage into roots, let it set for a few minutes, shampoo
  • Oil treatment- apply from ends to roots, wrap head in warm towel, let set for 10-15 minutes, shampoo
  • Use as massage oil
  • Prevent stretch marks
  • Helps reduce wrinkles
  • Helps calm eczema and psoriasis flare-ups
  • Use as a natural sunscreen (SPF 4)


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  • Remove sticky label residue from glass, wood, plastic, and other hard surfaces
  • Remove crayon marks from walls
  • Life scuff marks from floors
  • Polish furniture
  • Clean leather
  • Remove gum out of hair
  • Mix essential oils and coconut oil for your choice of fragrance in a candle warmer
  • Unstick a zipper
  • Relieve bug bite itch
  • Cook food in high temperatures


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  • Prevents hairballs
  • Aids in a shiny coat
  • Ear mite remedy
  • Improves bad breath
  • Helps heal cuts and wounds
  • Helps regulate insulin levels and blood sugar levels

Another great thing about coconut oil is that since you can do so much with it, look at how much money you will be saving on products that aren't even good for you! We hope you can get many good uses out of coconut oil for your health, beauty, household, and pets.

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Vitamin & Nutrient Hair Facts

Vitamin and Nutrient Hair Facts Blog by Queen C Hair Extensions

Hair plays an important role in a woman’s personal appearance and how we feel about ourselves. We associate luscious locks with health, beauty and youth.  

While there are other factors that contribute to hair growth, optimal nutrition intake is key.  

The absolute best way to get these nutrients is by eating a balanced, real food-based diet that includes plenty of nutrient based foods.  
Your hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 inch every month if you have an adequate diet with healthy nutrients.


Vitamin C is  essential for the production of a protein known as collagen in the body – the amino acid that is responsible for skin rejuvenation, strengthening our bones, teeth and making our hair beautiful and strong.

When you are not getting enough vitamin C, it can lead to dry or splitting hair, which in turn can lead to hair loss.

Vitamin C is water-soluble.  Which means that your body doesn't store or accumulate it. That's why daily intake is highly important.  

As an added bonus:  Although intake of Vitamin C is not directly linked to upliftment of your mood, it does play an integral role in targeting serotonin.  

Vitamin C is another serotonin cofactor that can act as a natural antidepressant. (1)

One study found that participants who were given vitamin C reported feeling happier, often within as little as one week. (2)

Vitamin C Supplementation

If you can't get adequate amounts of vitamin C through your diet due to illness or other reasons, you may need a supplement. The U.S. Department of Agriculture sets the Recommended Dietary Allowance of vitamin C at 90 mg daily for men and 75 mg a day for women. If you smoke, are pregnant or breast-feeding, the RDA is increased by 35 mg everyday for both men and women.

Foods Rich in Vitamin C

  1. Citrus Fruits
  2. Bell Peppers
  3. Broccoli
  4. Papaya
  5. Strawberries
  6. Tomatoes

Try to consume these foods in their raw forms, heat causes reduction of Vitamin C in foods.

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Vitamin D

Low levels of vitamin D are linked to alopecia, a technical term for hair loss (3).

Research also shows that vitamin D may help create new follicles — little pores where new hair can grow (4).

One of the things that Vitamin D is known for is helping to reduce stress and keeps you feeling good. This in turn helps keep more hair on your head, especially if your hair loss is exacerbated by extreme levels of stress.  You can actually find Vitamin D inside the follicles of healthy hair, and you don’t find it in the follicles of unhealthy hair.

Listed below is only a fraction of other amazing benefits of Vitamin D.

  1. Vitamin D provides calcium balance in the body and prevents arthritis.
  2. Vitamin D regulates blood pressure and reduces stress and tension. It also relieves body aches and pains by reducing muscle spasms.
  3. Vitamin D also helps to differentiate between cells, aids in insulin secretion and helps to fight depression
  4. Research has indicated that people with low level of Vitamin D have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer, as compared to people with adequate level of Vitamin D.
  5. Vitamin D optimizes our body’s ability to absorb other important weight loss nutrients, especially calcium. If our body lacks calcium, it can lead to up to 5 fold increase in fatty acids synthesis, an enzyme that converts calories into fats.
  6. It is an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like cold and flu.
  7. It also reduces the risk of developing sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is much less common near the tropics where there is ample sunlight.
  8. Vitamin D keeps the brain active even at later stages of life. It also helps to maintain body weight.

Unlike other vitamins, we do not need to get Vitamin D from foods. The main source of Vitamin D is made by our own body with the help of sunlight. Our body can synthesize Vitamin D with adequate exposure to sun.

People who are exposed to normal quantities of sunlight do not need Vitamin D supplements because sunlight promotes sufficient Vitamin D synthesis in the body.

Always consider a doctor before taking any vitamin, as overdose of vitamin D can be harmful.

The best way to get Vitamin D is through sunshine, but sometimes that just isn’t possible.

So here is a list of foods rich in Vitamin D:

  1.  Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
  2. Some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals
  3. Beef liver
  4. Cheese
  5. Egg yolks

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Similar to vitamin C, vitamin E is an antioxidant that can prevent oxidative stress.

In one study, people with hair loss experienced a 34.5% increase in hair growth after supplementing with vitamin E for 8 months (5).

Vitamin E is a great stimulant for growth of capillaries, when the capillaries are healthy and profuse, the blood circulation in the scalp will be enhanced which will therefore promote strong and healthy growth of hair.

Vitamin E contains effective and potent antioxidants that inhibit good health of our body tissues, when our body tissues are strong and healthy, our aging process slows down as well. Therefore, aging signs that may appear in our skin and hair will slow down as well. With regular intake of vitamin D, you will notice that not only will the skin look younger, but premature graying of the hair will be prevented as well (6).

Foods Rich in Vitamin E

  1.   Almonds
  2.   Spinach
  3.   Sweet Potato
  4.   Avocado
  5.   Wheat germ
  6.   Sunflower Seeds
  7.   Palm Oil
  8.   Butternut squash
  9.   Trout
  10.   Olive Oil

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A review of 40 years of research shows that iron deficiency has a much closer link to hair loss than most doctors realize. It may be the key to restoring hair growth, Cleveland Clinic dermatologists find (7).

Iron deficiency hair loss is caused when the body lacks enough iron to produce hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is the ingredient that carries oxygen for the growth and repair of all body cells including the cells that make up hair follicles.

Foods Rich in Iron

  1.  Red meat
  2. Leafy vegetables
  3. Beans and lentils
  4. Pistachios
  5. Tofu
  6. Cereals and breads that are fortified with iron
  7. Black-eyed peas and chickpeas
  8. Clams and oysters
  9. Liver
  10. Molasses
  11. Grits
  12. Raisins

I can’t say this enough.  Do not take iron supplements on your own.  Unless you have iron deficiency -- diagnosed by a doctor -- iron supplements can lead to a very dangerous condition from iron overload.

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Hair made almost entirely made up of protein filaments, called keratin, and chains of amino acids. Exposure to harsh chemicals and poor maintenance can break up the chains and lead to brittle, dull, and damaged strands.  Protein strengthens and repairs the keratin, therefore giving hair structure and helping it grow longer and stronger.

Protein is essential for every organ in your body. It is particularly involved in healthy hair. Keratinocytes are responsible for making keratin, a type of protein essential to hair growth. If you do not take in enough in your diet, hair loss can occur or hair can become dull and brittle.

An added benefit I know you will love.  It can help you lose weight (especially belly fat), and increase your muscle mass and strength (8,9).

Foods High in Protein

  1. Eggs
  2. Almonds
  3. Chicken Breast
  4. Oats
  5. Cottage Cheese
  6. Greek Yogurt
  7. Broccoli
  8. Lean Beef
  9. Tuna
  10.  Quinoa
  11.  Pumpkin Seeds
  12.  Turkey Breast
  13.  Fish
  14.  Shrimp
  15.  Peanuts

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View our previous article on all the wonderful benefits of Vitamin B.  Click Here  


Always seek doctor’s advice before taking any vitamins, feel good, enjoy your life, and soak in some sunshine. Stay beautiful and healthy!!  

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(1) Be Brain Fit, Natural Antidepressants: 14 Proven Ways to Beat Depression Without Drugs, By Deane Alban
(2)  NCBI, Vitamin C provision improves mood in acutely hospitalized patients, Zhang M1, Robitaille L, Eintracht S, Hoffer LJ, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University, and Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Sainte Catherine, Montreal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada. l.hoffer@mcgill.ca
(3) NCBI ,Ann Dermatol. 2012 Aug; 24(3): 341–344,Published online 2012 Jul 25. doi: 10.5021/ad.2012.24.3.341 PMCID: PMC3412244, Successful Treatment of Alopecia Areata with Topical Calcipotriol,Dong Ha Kim, M.D., Jin Woong Lee, M.D., In Su Kim, M.D., Sun  Young Choi, M.D., Yun Young Lim, Ph.D., Hyeong Mi Kim, M.S., Beom Joon Kim, M.D., Ph.D.,corresponding author and Myeung Nam Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
(4)  Stem Cell Translational Medicine,1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 Modulates the Hair-Inductive Capacity of Dermal Papilla Cells: Therapeutic Potential for Hair Regeneration
Noriyuki Aoia, Keita Inouea, Toshihiro Chikanishib,c, Ryoji Fujikic, Hanako Yamamotod, Harunosuke Katoa, Hitomi Etoa, Kentaro Doia, Satoshi Itamie, Shigeaki Katob,c and Kotaro Yoshimuraa
(5)  NCBI, Effects of tocotrienol supplementation on hair growth in human volunteers.Beoy LA1, Woei WJ2, Hay YK1, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Hovid Bhd, 121, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 30010 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
(6)  Med-Health.net
(7) WebMD, Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency, Too Little Iron in Blood of Men and Women Shedding Hair, By Daniel J. DeNoon
(8)  NCBI, Protein intake and energy balance. Westerterp-Plantenga MS1.
Department of Human Biology, Nutrim, and Wageningen Centre of Food Sciences, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands. M.Westerterp@hb.unimaas.nl
(9)  NCBI, Dietary protein to maximize resistance training: a review and examination of protein spread and change theories, John D BosseEmail author and Brian M Dixon



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Tips to Get Your Hair in Shape for Fall

"Pumpkin Spice and everything nice". Yes, we are THAT excited for fall.

Tips on how to great your hair ready for Fall by Queen C Hair Extensions

There are many things we love about summer. The warm weather, the bright sun, swimming, and just staying outside. Although it is quite lovely, by the time fall comes back around, our hair is desperate for some TLC. There are so many reasons our hair can become dry and damaged in the summer from highlights, perms, straightening treatments, to chlorine from pools and the list goes on.

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Pictured: 18" - 140 grams Balayage Copper Red/Dirty Blonde 

Fall is the perfect time of year to take a break from damage caused by all of the elements of Summer. Today, we are going to give you some Fall tips on getting your hair back into shape!

1. Make the first step (and maybe even the most important) by going to your hairdresser and getting off any split ends. When you have split ends, you are not helping your hair by not getting it trimmed. Split ends travel up the hair shaft, and end up getting worse and worse. There is no possible way to get rid of split ends other than cutting them. 

2. Use a clarifying shampoo once a month to remove buildup from hard water, hairspray, medications, and other hair products. Be careful not to use a clarifying shampoo too much, though! Overuse can result in drying out your hair and stripping your hair color.

3. Deep condition your hair once a week. Conditioning your hair with a deep treatment helps a variety of problems the summer sun can present to your hair. Deep conditioning promotes elasticity in your hair, prevents damage, promotes moisture, and adds shine and luster. Our favorite deep conditioner for not only our hair, but for Queen C Hair Extensions is..... Joico Luster Lock!!!! You can buy it here

4. Massage it! A  10 to 15 minute massage will increase the blood circulation in your scalp, speeding up new growth and will give you healthier hair in the long run, getting it ready for next summer!


*Looking for a new color to try out for fall? Take a chance and go with this beautiful "Chocolate Cherry" that our girl Perilta has.. Which also happens to be a color of our Crown Jewels Clip-In Extensions that are available on www.QueenCHair.com for only $144.99! Get this Sweet and Spicy color before its gone, it is limited edition! Get it here.


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Healthy You, Healthy Hair

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Every year, the number one New Year's Resolution is always the same: Something to the degree of "Lose Weight", or "Be Healthier". This year if you make that resolution, we are giving you more reason to enjoy it; better hair! There are many different reasons you could have problems with your hair, from iron deficiency to just eating the wrong things. Just like the health of the body, the health of your hair starts from inside; what you take in, is what you get out. We have done the research to make your journey to healthy, gorgeous hair as easy as we could get it for you! All you have to do is take a trip to your local grocery store to be well on your way to better health and better hair. Here are 7 foods for 2017 that are sure to help your locks!


1.Tangerines- The Benefits of tangerines affect your hair in two major ways. One being that the Vitamin C content makes it easier for your body to absorb iron. Two being that it contains Vitamin B12, which promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss, and even slows down the graying process!


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2.Spinach- Quite often, a mineral deficiency is the culprit behind hair loss. For example, if you have an iron deficiency, that can lead to hair loss. Spinach is iron rich and it contains sebum, which acts as a natural conditioner for the hair. Spinach is also rich in Omega-3 acids, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. All of these nutrients in spinach can keep your hair shiny and prevent it from shedding quite so much.

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3.Greek Yogurt- Have you ever noticed that on almost all ancient greek statues, there sits a ton of thick, full, wavy hair. Coincidence? Maybe. But it could also be due to the protein-packed yogurt that the Greeks and other cultures have been eating since 500 B.C. Greek yogurt is also full of Vitamin B5, which helps with blood flow (which can also promote hair growth).


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4.Salmon- The human body is so smart and complex, that most people will never in their lifetime be able to comprehend the talent and abilities our body can actually perform. However, one thing our bodies just can not do is make Omega-3 Fatty Acids. They are anti-inflammatory, and can help if inflammation is what is causing hair loss/shedding.

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5.Cinnamon- Who doesn't love the smell and/or taste of cinnamon? Not only does it remind you of all the holiday treats you will be missing for the next 300+ days, it actually improves circulation, oxygen, and nutrients are brought to your hair follicles stimulating hair growth. (It is also a great beauty hack for fuller lips! Just dab a little bit on your lips, as it is a natural plumper!)

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6.Strawberries- Your body needs Vitamin C to help make protein and enough of it to make strong, unbreakable strands. Just one of cup of strawberries contains 113% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.

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7.Sweet Potatoes- Sweet potatoes contain Beta Carotene which protects against dry, dull hair and stimulates the glands in your scalp. Beta Carotene can also be found in carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and mangoes (any orange fruit and vegetable).

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If all else fails and you just can't seem to get the hair you want, or don't want to wait for the magic to happen, you can check out Queen C Hair Extensions HERE for instant gratification!

Have more healthy tips to get your body and hair into shape? Leave us a comment below with your secrets!

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Triple Fishtail Braid Tutorial 

Triple Fishtail Braid Tutorial by Queen C Hair Extensions

The wait is over... The tutorial for the amazing Triple Fishtail Braid is here in perfect timing for the holidays! If you can't do a fishtail braid, you can certainly do this style with a regular, three-strand braid!

It is so easy, here are the steps.
1. Start with clean, unstyled hair. If you have extensions, which were used in this tutorial, put them in and brush them out. (Check out this Queen C Detangler Brush)
2. Wrap small sections around a wand or curling iron. This creates a beachy wave look. We wanted a messier look here, so we left the ends of the hair untouched
3. Start a fishtail braid on each side of the head and secure them together in the middle of the head with a clear hair band. Once met in the middle, take both sections and convert them into one braid. Secure the braid with a clear hair band.
4. On each pleat of the braid, pull out a small amount of hair to make the fishtail loose and messy. This just makes the braids go perfect with those beautiful waves.
This style is so much easier than it looks, and everyone will be asking you how to do it!

Step by Step Triple Fishtail Braid Tutorial by Queen C Hair Extensions

Have a style you love, but don't know how to do it? Let us know in the comments below, and we will post a tutorial on it just for you!
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How To: Tuck & Cover Braid

We love learning new (AND easy) hairstyles, and love even more getting to share them with you! This how-to takes under 5 minutes, and requires no tools except for a headband (we used a Queen C Braided Headband), and it stays in place all day!

How to achieve a Tuck Braid Hair Wrap Tutorial by Queen C Hair Extensions
This 5 minute style is so easy and you only need to know how to do a simple three-strand braid! Here's how:

1. Place a headband (we used a Queen C headband) over the top of your hair.

2. Make three regular braids in the back and sides of your head. (You can also do a fishtail braid here if desired)

3. Start tucking the braids in your headband and wrap it around the band until all of the hair is tucked. Continue with the other two braids.

4. Check the back for any gaps or loose hairs, spray your hair all over with a finishing spray, and go!

This style is perfect for work or school, and can be dressed up for a holiday party that will turn everyone's heads!

•Go to www.QueenCHair.com to check out our AMAZING Empress Braided Headbands!

What is your favorite 5-minute hairstyle? We'd love to feature it next; let us know in the comments!

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How To: Side Wrap Braid

While we hate to admit it, braids can get either extremely boring, or look too hard to even attempt. If your braiding skills consist of a simple three-strand braid, it's time to step up your braid game! This Side Wrap Braid is not only easy to do, but it is perfect for any look whether you are going to work, going for a night out with girlfriends, or is even a great hairstyle to wear to a holiday party since Christmas is coming up.

How to Do a Side Wrap Braid Tutorial - Queen C Hair Extensions
1. Curl your hair with a 3/4 inch or 1 inch curling iron by wrapping your hair in sections around the barrel.

2. Spray a volumizing spray all over  for fullness and at the roots. Tease your hair with a teasing comb and lightly lift you roots with the tail of the comb.

3. Gently brush out curls to create soft waves. Spray a lightweight hairspray over your hair.

4. Start an inverted or "inside out" braid from the side of your hair part and braid downward until you reach the nape of your neck.

5. Tie the hair at the back of your neck with a clear elastic band. Then, tuck any loose hair underneath and secure it with a hair pin. This creates a braid on one side of your head while still maintaining volume on the other.

6. Spread the pleats of your braid out to creat a thicker look, then spray your new style with hairspray once more.

7. Tease the remaining hair in sections and gently brush it out to get more volume.

    And you're done!

Where would you rock this side wrap braid? Let us know in the comments below.

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