Bear Your Hair  Experience Bear Fruit Hair
In This Session <ul><li>BFH Background </li></ul><ul><li>Bear Fruit Hair Products </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Science of Hair ...
 
What’s the Meaning? <ul><li>Yield  :  the amount or quantity produced or returned  </li></ul><ul><li>Sustain  :  to supply...
Background of BFH Founder, Marissa Shaffer living in Arizona for 15 years Just about all natural products contained humect...
<ul><li>More About Bear Fruit Hair Products </li></ul><ul><li>Natural-ingredients based </li></ul><ul><li>No drying ingred...
<ul><li>Two seconds: </li></ul><ul><li>Name a humectant, and how humectants can benefit hair? </li></ul><ul><li>Name a pro...
Briefly – Five-Point  Science of Hair <ul><li>Each hair on the body grows from follicle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At the base ...
<ul><li>The  cuticle  is the outer layer of hair, made up of individual scales that lay against one another like roof tile...
Simplified- Protein + Water + Oil / Your Balance Other Stuff – Unique to You Herbs, Fruit, Humectants Protein = Structure/...
Proteins for Hair/Hair Products Because of their similarity to the structure of hair and skin, proteins are naturally adso...
Water for Hair/Hair Products <ul><li>Keeps strands flexible  </li></ul><ul><li>Purified water / soft water </li></ul><ul><...
Oil for Hair/Hair Products <ul><li>protects strands; retains moisture; ‘look & feel’ (emollience for detangling and soft f...
Scalp Issues Note that you can also simply have product buildup. How to check: Take the edge of a comb or your fingernails...
<ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measured by the degree of fineness or coarseness of hair </li></...
<ul><li>Frizz </li></ul><ul><li>Curly hair by its very nature is delicate. When it becomes damaged or dry, the curls frizz...
Humidity and Humectants Humectants you might find in your skin and hair care products:   Glycerin  Panthenol/ vitamin B5  ...
Social/Spiritual Significance of Hair <ul><li>African history of hair: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social/financial status </li>...
Using, Reviewing and Customizing Any Brand’s Products <ul><li>Experiment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperatures  – heat, humi...
Product Comparison – Different Focuses Ingredients for Miss Jessie's “Buttercreme ” : Deionized Water, Acetylated  Lanolin...
Ingredients We list descriptions for every ingredient on the site, so that you can know what every ingredient does. <ul><l...
The BFH Mission - Taking Healthy Hair to the World… … and Christ.
Q&A
What questions are still unanswered? Let us know, and we’ll post the answers to your questions within the next few days (a...
And for our valued webinar attendees…  A Special Offer “ Private $5” We’ll be emailing the private link to the list of pro...
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Bear Your Hair Q&A

  1. 2. Bear Your Hair Experience Bear Fruit Hair
  2. 3. In This Session <ul><li>BFH Background </li></ul><ul><li>Bear Fruit Hair Products </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Science of Hair </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Ingredients Needed for Hair </li></ul><ul><li>Skin/Scalp/Cleansing/Texture/Frizz </li></ul><ul><li>Humidity and Humectants </li></ul><ul><li>Significance of Hair </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing and Customizing Products </li></ul><ul><li>Product Comparison </li></ul><ul><li>BFH Differentiation and Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Special Offer </li></ul>
  3. 5. What’s the Meaning? <ul><li>Yield : the amount or quantity produced or returned </li></ul><ul><li>Sustain : to supply with nourishment : to allow or admit as valid </li></ul><ul><li>Essential : of the utmost importance : basic </li></ul>“ Is this how we’ve been viewing and treating our hair?
  4. 6. Background of BFH Founder, Marissa Shaffer living in Arizona for 15 years Just about all natural products contained humectants ‘ Almost-perfect’ products - idea for customization was born Products geared toward dry hair in dry environments Our Focus Moisture, Health, Empowerment/Customization “ The Power Of Your Hair’s Health is in Your Hands”
  5. 7. <ul><li>More About Bear Fruit Hair Products </li></ul><ul><li>Natural-ingredients based </li></ul><ul><li>No drying ingredients – lauryl/laureth sulfates, drying alcohols </li></ul><ul><li>No buildup </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients that don’t block water </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture-focused, not styling products </li></ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ingredient-by-ingredient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use in environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beyond hair products </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Two seconds: </li></ul><ul><li>Name a humectant, and how humectants can benefit hair? </li></ul><ul><li>Name a protein, and what proteins do for hair? </li></ul><ul><li>An ingredient that provides moisture to, and how moisture benefits the hair? </li></ul><ul><li>About how many hairs on average do we have on our heads? </li></ul><ul><li>Average annual length of growth per strand on our head? </li></ul><ul><li>The life span of our strands? </li></ul>
  7. 9. Briefly – Five-Point Science of Hair <ul><li>Each hair on the body grows from follicle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At the base of each follicle is a cluster of cells that reproduce to make new hair cells. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The new cells produced are added to the root of the hair, causing it to grow longer. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nonliving fiber made from a protein called keratin. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keratin is made up of long chains of amino acids created from what are known as the ‘COHNS’ elements: carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These chains are linked together end to end like beads, and are also cross-linked together by side bonds responsible for the strength and elasticity of the hair strand. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Composed primarily of proteins (70% is keratin). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Made up of three parts: the cuticle, the cortex and the medulla . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The medulla is the innermost layer of the hair; however, not everyone's hair has a medulla, and it is most commonly found only in thick, coarse hair. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Considered unimportant when it comes to the protection of hair </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The medulla is an actual mystery of hair - we don't know why it exists ! </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>The cuticle is the outer layer of hair, made up of individual scales that lay against one another like roof tiles. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The cuticle of a healthy hair strand will lie flat and protect the inside of the hair shaft against damage, as well as keep moisture inside your strands. Keeping the cuticle of the hair strand closed is one of the most important things to do to keep hair moisturized, frizz-free, and healthy overall. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The cortex is the middle layer of the hair shaft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the natural color of your hair is determined within the cortex by the pigment melanin. The permanent chemical changes that take place in your hair due to permanent hair color, texturizing, perming, straightening or relaxing take place within the cortex. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Made up of long proteins that twist like the curly cord on a telephone. </li></ul></ul>Five-Points Cont’d When you get split ends, you're seeing the cortex at its worst. You've worn away the protective cuticle on the tips of your hairs with harsh treatment like hard brushing or too much sun and water. Though most people suffer from dry hair (too little moisture), you can have too much water in your strands. Without the cuticle, the fibers of the cortex fray like the strands of a rope. Since the cortex can't heal itself, the only way to get rid of split ends is to…CUT THEM!
  9. 11. Simplified- Protein + Water + Oil / Your Balance Other Stuff – Unique to You Herbs, Fruit, Humectants Protein = Structure/strength Water = Flexibility/life Oil = Protecting/moisture retaining Common misconception - oil ‘moisturizes’ hair, but it doesn’t – it protects moisture, and otherwise adds styling (look & feel) effects
  10. 12. Proteins for Hair/Hair Products Because of their similarity to the structure of hair and skin, proteins are naturally adsorbed (gathered together into a layer). Non-occlusive film forming, which binds water (humectant) and enhances the ability to absorb and maintain moisture. Neutralizes static charges, reduces fly-away and friction damage from styling, enhances shine and manageability, increases strength, good film-forming properties and can smooth the hair shaft (split-end repair products) Why Use Protein? When hair undergoes any chemical service or is damaged by heat tools, protein is lost, hence the hair loses some its elasticity or strength. Very curly hair tends to be dry and fragile even in natural state. Easy to overproteinize and overweight hair if not moisture balanced Common Conditioning Agents Plant-based proteins wheat, rice, soy, corn Animal-based proteins milk, collagen, keratin Chemical (amino acid residues) Functional (mechanical/structural) oils Keratin, collagen, elastin, silk, milk, wheat
  11. 13. Water for Hair/Hair Products <ul><li>Keeps strands flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Purified water / soft water </li></ul><ul><li>Toward top of list in products (especially if hair is dry) </li></ul><ul><li>No other ingredients that counteract/block water </li></ul><ul><li>Pure water has a pH of 7 or &quot;neutral” </li></ul>Why is pH Important? Anything below 7 on the scale is considered acidic and anything above 7 is considered alkaline. Remember that your cuticle is one of the most important things you can do to keep moisture inside your hair shaft and to help keep frizz away. Acidic ingredients shut the cuticle and keep the hair from damage, while alkaline solutions open the cuticle allowing things to get to the cortex. That's why choosing the right products and learning how to use them properly makes all the difference in the health and appearance of your hair.
  12. 14. Oil for Hair/Hair Products <ul><li>protects strands; retains moisture; ‘look & feel’ (emollience for detangling and soft feel; shine) </li></ul><ul><li>appropriate weight for your hair type </li></ul><ul><li>non-occlusive, strand absorbing (depending on your goal) </li></ul><ul><li>your maintenance is key to how long oil will protect/retain the moisture inside strands </li></ul>Oil Properties and benefits Shea Butter Heavier weight; firm molding Castor Thick; slight humectant Mineral Thicker; non-absorbing (occlusive) Coconut Light weight; astringent (cleanser) Macadamia Nut Light-medium weight; emollient Olive Light-medium weight; shine Avocado Medium weight; absorbing Palm Fruit Kernel Light; absorbing
  13. 15. Scalp Issues Note that you can also simply have product buildup. How to check: Take the edge of a comb or your fingernails and glide down a strand of hair with them. If you have a powdery white substance on your nails or comb when you are done, it’s probably product buildup. This occurs when shampoos or conditioners either don’t remove styling products, or when the fillers in the shampoos and conditioners themselves leave a buildup. Dry skin generally results from the same issues as dry scalp. Dandruff vs. Dry Scalp Dandruff Mixture of sebum (oil which comes from the hair shaft), sweat, bacteria and scalp tissue. Causes: overactive sebaceous glands, bad hygiene, hair grease, scratching/digging into scalp, sharing combs Usually appears in large areas of the scalp at a time, and is distinctly different than dry scalp if you view them side by side. It is always yellow or orange colored because of the sebum and sweat. Dry scalp Over shedding of dead and dehydrated skin cells of the scalp caused by itching, scratching, over combing, and due to severe dehydration of the sebaceous glands. There is also not a bacteria present in most cases, and the skin has not combined with sweat and sebum. Dry scalp takes less care to battle, and is usually attributed to bad products being used. Shedding will be white in color. In in fact, the white colored flakes you may see in dandruff shampoo commercials is actually dry scalp not dandruff.
  14. 16. <ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measured by the degree of fineness or coarseness of hair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Varies according to the diameter of each individual hair.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four major types of hair texture: Fine, Medium, Coarse and Wiry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Within the four texture ranges hair can also be: thin, medium or thick density and it can be straight, curly, wavy or kinky.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hair conditioned n will also alter the ultimate equation and can be healthy, normal, oily, dry, damaged or a combination. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cleansing </li></ul><ul><li>Should be appropriate for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your lifestyle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>types of products you use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>your unique makeup </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certain oils and herbs are natural astringents/cleansers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>coconut, almond, olive oils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mint, yarrow, citrus fruits/oils </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Frizz </li></ul><ul><li>Curly hair by its very nature is delicate. When it becomes damaged or dry, the curls frizz. Humidity swells the strands, making strands appear even frizzier. </li></ul><ul><li>No one’s born with frizzy hair </li></ul><ul><li>Interestingly, web definition: unkempt mass of curls </li></ul>
  16. 18. Humidity and Humectants Humectants you might find in your skin and hair care products:   Glycerin Panthenol/ vitamin B5 Honey Sorbitol Glycol Dipropylene glycol Ammonium lactate Propylene glycerol Polyethylene glycols Glyceryl Triacetate Sodium Pyrollidone Carboxylic Acid Butylene Glycol Hyaluronic Acid Urea Humectants are great! If you live around humidity… Great, easy resource www.hairforecast.com/hairforecast Donate water to Africa at the same time! <ul><li>Attract water </li></ul><ul><li>Dew point is important! (But can be complex.) Dew point is the temperature at which water will condense to form dew or fog. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General rule: Between 40-60F (4 to 16C) is safe for humectants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can use the humidity for you, use an anti-frizz product, know when it’s safe to straighten hair, etc. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Social/Spiritual Significance of Hair <ul><li>African history of hair: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social/financial status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long hair seen as beautiful – represents ability and blessing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hairdressers hold prominent positions in some communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slavery began obvious self-hatred of hair </li></ul></ul>How do we think of and treat our hair today? What do we want for it? Do we allow our hair to grow properly? Support its needs? Consider it suitably created for us? <ul><ul><li>‘ Importantly, what is its significance to you? That’ll determine your goals and willingness to achieve them.’ </li></ul></ul>Bear Fruit : Did we develop and produce what we really wanted for our hair?
  18. 20. Using, Reviewing and Customizing Any Brand’s Products <ul><li>Experiment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperatures – heat, humidity differences, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With added ingredients (that’s right – customize! – oils, more/less water – one product will generally not work for all within different environments, different maintenance practices (with even the same hair type!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency of the product is not generally important; though consistency of its use is. It’s the amounts of water or other ingredients in a product affecting your hair that is important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over time – one day or week is usually never a long enough testing time for dry hair, for example; take into account your hair’s starting health </li></ul></ul>Thoroughness in testing a product is what makes a proper review – you could otherwise bypass a great product for you, or claim too soon that a product works well when it may only seem to work well (temporarily).
  19. 21. Product Comparison – Different Focuses Ingredients for Miss Jessie's “Buttercreme ” : Deionized Water, Acetylated Lanolin , Beeswax , Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Carbomer 940 , Fragrance, Peppermint Oil, Castor Oil, Dilaurate Laneth-15 , Glycerin , Glyceryl Stearate , Hydrolyzed Animal Protein , Imidazolidinyl , Jojoba Oil, Laneth 15 , Mineral Oil , Methyl Paraben , Milk Protein, Panthenol , Paraffin , PEG-400 , PEG-100 , Stearate , Petrolatum , Propyl Paraben , Triethanolamine , Vitamin E, Wheat Germ Oil. Ingredients for Jane Carter’s “ Nutrient Conditioner ” : Deionized Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin , Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Extracts of: Green Tea, Sage, Rosemary, Basil, Mullein, Licorice, Thyme, and Vanilla, Sunflower Oil, Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Lavender Oil, Lemon Oil, Wheat Protein, Wheat Amino Acids, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Panthenol, Caprylic Acid, Glycine, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. Ingredients for “ Enhancing Herbal Conditioner ” (Taliah Waajid) : Pure Distilled Water, Anise, Capsicum Oil, Olive Oil, Wheat Germ, Beeswax, Aloe Vera, Walnut Oil, Cherry bark, Calendula, Thyme, Kiola, Quine Seed Complex, Vitamin E, Silk Protein, Apple Extract, lavender Extract, Balsam Canada, Bay Laurel, Fruit Bio-flavonoid. Ingredients for Carol’s Daughter “ Black Vanilla Leave-in Conditioner ” : Water (Aqua), Polysorbate 80 , Glycerin , Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Sodium Hyaluronate , Sodium PCA , Butylene Glycol , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf Stem, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Caramel , Fragrance (Parfum) Ingredients for Shea Moisture’s “ African Black Balancing Conditioner ” : Deionized Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Salicylic Acid , Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Vegetable Protein , Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Oil*,Cetyl Alcohol, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Plantain Enzyme, Capryl Gycol, EssenQal Oil Blend, Japanese Honeysuckle Extract. Ingredients for Bear Fruit Hair’s “Desert Moisturizer and Leave-In Conditioner”: Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Palm Fruit  Kernel Oil, Cetearyl, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Aloe Vera Juice, Pistachio Oil, BTMS, Preservative
  20. 22. Ingredients We list descriptions for every ingredient on the site, so that you can know what every ingredient does. <ul><li>What Makes Bear Fruit Hair Different? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moisture focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple ingredients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul></ul>Education
  21. 23. The BFH Mission - Taking Healthy Hair to the World… … and Christ.
  22. 24. Q&A
  23. 25. What questions are still unanswered? Let us know, and we’ll post the answers to your questions within the next few days (and we’ll make sure to send the link to you). Give us your feedback, too! John 15:16 “I…put you in the world to bear fruit that will last. If you do, whatever you ask God in relation to me, He will give.” How Can BFH Help? Additional resources: Blog.bearfruithair.com Email newsletter Webinar presentation, with addt’l notes Macherie’s Science of Hair video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxCLSmjRbf0
  24. 26. And for our valued webinar attendees… A Special Offer “ Private $5” We’ll be emailing the private link to the list of products we’re allowing a huge discount on. Not available to the public.

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