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  • Drink Water!!

    81 comments / Posted on by Pamela Booker

    We know you’ve heard all of the benefits of drinking enough water, our bodies need adequate hydration to function properly. We need water to regulate our body temperature, to lubricate our joints, to cushion our organs and spinal cord, and to get rid of waste, right? Well, have you ever thought about what drinking enough water does to benefit your hair?

    • Water supports the vitamins and minerals necessary for hair growth.
    • Just as your body dehydrates without enough water, so does your hair. Hair becomes dry and brittle without sufficient water intake.
    • Dry hair is frizzier and harder to manage but we tend to focus on moisturizing the outside of the hair.
    • Hair that is hydrated and has the proper nutrients is healthy hair and healthy hair GROWS!
    • Water also hydrates the skin and your scalp is skin. Proper hydration can prevent dry, itchy scalp and dandruff and fights hair thinning.

    Whew! All of those benefits from the easiest thing that you can do for your body, DRINK WATER! Now, one glass of water is not going to make your hair shiny and lush, it's going to take a bit more of an investment of time and effort than that. Remember that water is expelled from the body throughout the day through sweat and urination so consistent hydration is key. 

    How do I achieve and maintain that consistent hydration? We’re glad you asked! The key to achieving and maintaining optimal hydration for a healthy metabolism and functioning of all of the systems in the body is drinking ½ oz. to 1oz. of water per pound of body weight. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should consume about 75oz. of water per day. If you’re not used to taking in that much water in a day, it can seem like a daunting task but here are a few hints for upping your intake:

    • Have a big glass of water as soon as you get up in the morning to kick your metabolism into gear.
    • If you’re not a fan of the taste, try adding a little lemon, lime, cucumber or a couple of mint leaves to your water.
    • Have a glass of water before every meal.
    • If you’re used to having a soda, try sparkling water to get that fizz.
    • Invest in a special water bottle. If your bottle is your favorite color, pattern or features your favorite character you’re more likely to grab it on your way out the door.
    • Get an app! There are apps for your devices that will remind you to drink your water and log your intake for the day.
    • Eat your water! Boost your intake with water-rich foods like watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, leafy greens and broths.
    • Spread your water intake throughout your day but finish up by about 8 PM so your body can rest throughout the night.

    Try out a few (or all!) of these tips and before you know it you and your hair will be all moist and shiny and living your best life!

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  • Calendula the Healing Herb

    0 comments / Posted on by Pamela Booker

    Here at Koils by Nature, we really care about what you put on your skin and hair.  Most of our water-based products are infused with Calendula; our Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioners, Herbal Curl Defining Gel, both Hair & Scalp Cleansers, Beard Wash, beard oil and beard moisturizers......

    Calendula is an herb that invigorates hair by safeguarding it from damaging single-cell radicals. Calendula boots scalp hydration and relieve rashes, sunburns, minor cuts, scrapes, insect bites and other mild skin irritants. Calendula also prevents dandruff.

    • Soothes rashes, sunburns, minor cuts, scrapes, insect bites and other mild skin irritations.
    • Clears bacteria in skin pores
    • Helps prevent dandruff
    • Promotes healthy hair follicles.
    • Promotes scalp hydration
    • Protects hair and scalp against cell-damaging free radicals
    • Promotes hair


     In medieval Europe, calendula was widely available and was known as “poor man’s saffron” as it was used to color and spice various foods, soup in particular. It was used not only to color foods, but also as a dye to color hair and to make butter look more yellow. Believed to be first cultivated by St. Hildegard of Bingen, an herbalist and nun practicing herbalism in the 11th century in present-day Germany, calendula is a mainstay in a variety of European historical herbal texts. A Niewe Herball, from 1578, by English botanist Henry Lyte states that calendula '… hath pleasant, bright and shining yellow flowers, the which do close at the setting down of the sun, and do spread and open again at the sun rising' referring to the flower's well-known propensity to open in the day and close at night or on overcast days.

    Nicholas Culpepper, a 17th-century botanist, herbalist, and astrologist, mentioned using calendula juice mixed with vinegar as a rinse for the skin and scalp and that a tea of the flowers comforts the heart. Astrologically associated with the sun and the fire element, calendula was believed to imbue magical powers of protection and clairvoyance, and even to assist in legal matters. Flowers strung above doorposts were said to keep evil out and to protect one while sleeping if put under the bed. It was said that picking the flowers under the noonday sun will strengthen and comfort the heart.

    Calendula was used in ancient times in India as well, and according to Ayurvedic healing principles is energetically cooling and has a bitter and pungent taste.

    And, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), calendula (called Jin Zhan Ju) is considered energetically neutral and drying and is used to support healthy skin.

    Traditionally, in North American indigenous cultures, it has been employed to combat the occasional upset stomach. Traditional use mirrors many of our contemporary applications of this plant. site::

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  • curlBox Man 2018

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    curlbox man 2018
    This year Koils by Nature had the amazing opportunity to partner with curlBox for their 2018 Father’s Day Box. The response was overwhelming and the customers LOVED the products.  We’ve created a special code for our curlBox Family; save 25% on the entire site: use code Curlbox25

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  • Winterize Your Hair!

    0 comments / Posted on by Pamela Booker

    As we say in Beaufort Gecchie Gullah Language....aye col out da doe❄️⛄️my hometown got snow this real snow about 3-4 inches!  The snow is beautiful, but this dry hair is NOT fun for our natural tresses.  We NEED any mean necessary! Here are some quick tips for your hair and skin this winter: 

    1. SAY NO to hot showers.  I know we LOVE hot showers in the winter but it's actually horrible for your skin and hair.  The hot water pulls moisture from your hair and turn the hot water down. 
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    2. Apply our amazing Nourishing Hair and Body Butter to damp skin, so when you get out of the shower.... don't dry all of the water...pat the excess water and apply our butter or Replenishing Hair & Body Oil IMMEDIATELY.  This will seal in the moisture. 
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    3. Deep Condition using either our Ultra-Moisturizing CocoAloe Deep Conditioner or our New Detoxifying Mango Mint Conditioner, make sure you use either heat or steam for at least 30 minutes no more than 2 hours.
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    4. The Humidifier is your friend!  Get a small humidifier to put on your nightstand, it will push moisture into the hair, perfect for your hair, skin, and sinuses! If you want to be fancy, put a couple drops of peppermint or lavender essential oils in the water. travel humidifier

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  • Fall Tip! Shea Butter is Your Skin's Best Friend!

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    Fall Tip! Shea Butter is Your Skin's Best Friend!

    Fall is here, 🍁🍂....summer humidity and moisture are GONE! We have to change our hair and skin routine. Skin is the largest organ, it protects us from microbes and the elements helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. In the winter months, moisture leaves the air and dry bitter cold tends to set in! Drinking water & nourishing your body with Shea Butter will prevent dry, flaky ashy skin. Shea Butter is perfect for rough knees, elbows, and feet! Why is Shea Butter so super-duper AWESOME?!  Shea Butter is rich in essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E, and D, provitamin A and allantoin. All these are natural and make Shea butter a superfood for your skin (and hair), it also has the following amazing benefits: 

    • Wrinkles, fine lines and scars repairing
    • Antioxidant
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Skin-strengthening
    • Skin protecting
    • UV protecting
    • Skin regenerating
    • Collagen production stimulating (makes the skin stronger, more supple and younger)
    • Minor cuts and burns healing
    • Muscle ache healing

    Make sure you get your Koils by Nature Nourishing Hair & Body Butter

    Your Skin's New BFF!!


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