In the pursuit of beautiful, healthy hair, we often seek quick fixes and temporary solutions. However, true hair wellness requires a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of common issues like hair loss and breakage. Let's delve into the NOURISH+TREAT+CARE approach to learn why it's the cycle to live by.
While life is expensive, hair health doesn’t have to be. With limited funds, you can still invest in your healthy future by committing to wholesome, nutritious foods and an active lifestyle. We will save the exercise convo for another blog, but let’s talk about food.
Throughout human history, hair has not only been a biological feature but a powerful medium of self-expression, reflecting our identities, heritage, and pride. However, the traditional haircare landscape has often magnified our differences, creating rifts and misconceptions. NU Standard seeks to challenge this status quo, aspiring to unify individuals under a shared pursuit: the universal goal of achieving healthy hair.
This is our love letter to the magnificent humans from every corner of the globe, each graced with a crown of textured wonders. We see you, we love you, we celebrate you. You matter.
Our hair tells a story. It’s a tale of heritage, resilience, and personal style. Yet, in the vast narrative of beauty, some pressures and ideologies influence women to alter their natural hair to achieve impossible beauty standards, which inevitably cause unnecessary stress. These pressures are not only causing stress to our strands; they are changing the stories our hair wishes to tell.
You know how they say water is life? Well, they weren't just trying to sound poetic. In fact, science backs it up big time. So let's take a look at why water is the MVP of our well-being.
In an age where instant gratification is sought after, and the DIY hair treatment trend is on the rise (thanks to social media and countless online tutorials), the true value of professional care cannot be emphasized enough. As the lockdowns in 2020 taught us, hair care is best left to the professionals who continuously study the craft to keep hair looking and feeling its best. Disagree? Let's talk about it…
Are you ready to unleash your stunning textured hair and conquer the summer like a boss? Get ready for some sizzling tips to keep your locks looking fabulous in both dry and humid climates.
From sun to pollution, our hair encounters numerous environmental stressors that can wreak havoc. But fear not! We've got your back with a guide to understanding these culprits and some savvy tips to mitigate the damage.
Have you ever thought about how long it takes for produce to reach your plate after it's been harvested? The truth is, by the time fruits and vegetables make it to the supermarket, they may have lost a significant amount of their nutritional value. And that is only one of many reasons why it's important to consider growing your own food.
The hair on our heads, much like nature surrounding us, also has a growing season. But each hair fiber lives its journey and experiences growth and death independent of its surrounding hair fibers. As a result, our hair-growing seasons are much harder to observe. So let’s talk about what a healthy life cycle for hair looks like.
We firmly believe the first step to hair wellness is nourishing the beauty within. While our favorite way to feed the hair from the inside out is through diet, your activity level also plays a vital role in how well different systems within the body function. So when it comes to sex, we suggest lots of consensual, healthy activity with plenty of orgasms for optimum hair growth and wellness.
Healthy hair comes from a healthier you, so we are more than happy to provide the tools you need to achieve your wellness goals. That’s the core of what we are all about—spreading the necessary understandings of hair maintenance for optimal hair wellness. We are setting a NU Standard for a NU and improved you.
Hair loss is a reality that many people will need to deal with at some point in their lives. To help slow down the process and minimize your risk of hair loss, here are some tips you can use to maintain a healthy and full head of hair.
At one time, researchers believed that hair turning gray due to stress was an old wive's tale. But more recent research suggests there's some truth to this idea. They now believe that stress may not directly cause hair to turn gray but may be a contributing factor.
Unlike most of the nutrients the human body needs, vitamin D isn't mainly gained from the food you eat. For most of the year, it's manufactured by the body when sunlight shines on exposed skin. Unfortunately, in the winter months the amount of available sunlight is lower. Learn ways to improve vitamin D levels during the winter.
Dry hair lacks luster and shine. You might wonder what causes it. Several factors contribute to dry hair...
If you're tired of hair breakage, it's important to improve the overall health of your hair by obtaining the right nutrients through your diet. Avoid hairstyles that pull on the hair roots and weaken follicles. Use bond/peptide system hair products and jojoba oil to instantly lessen hair breakage. Also enjoy a daily scalp massage that can lessen hair breakage due to strengthening hair follicles which produce stronger hair strands.
Serums are best for all hair types. Because a great one will not weigh the hair down, even the finest textures can benefit from hair serum. If you brush/comb your hair often, spend time outside, live in an extreme climate, blow dry your hair, use heating tools, or want healthier-looking hair, hair serum is the perfect solution.
Not all shampoo bars are created equal. But, our WASH N GO™ Butter Bar contains mild surfactants that easily strip away dirt, grime, and product buildup while leaving the sebum intact. The result? The deluxe package of CARE on the go: less breakage, fewer split-ends, less moisture loss, more days between washing, and overall healthier hair. Finer hair types may not require additional conditioning after use.
Our HYDRATE N GO™ Butter Bar is convenient enough to travel anywhere. Want a quick wash and go look without a wash? Simply wet the hair and condition it using the HYDRATE N GO™ Butter Bar. Then, depending on desired hydration, you can rinse it out or leave it in. Your textured hair will dry beautifully.
Stress destroys our hair follicles, and we aren’t talking about it enough. Sometimes we don’t realize we are stressed until it’s too late. And when those clusters of hair fall out, it causes even more stress. But we’re stopping the cycle. You deserve better. This is how we NOURISH.
At Nu Standard®, we look to hairstylists for treating and preventing damage from physical stressors like heating tools, chemical treatments, and excess friction from styling. Just as you would reach out to a primary care doctor for regular physicals to prevent health complications, we recommend regularly seeing a hairstylist to help treat and avoid damage to your hair.
When it comes to caring for your hair, the universal goal should be to prevent split ends, damage, and breakage. We recognize that process may look different for different hair textures, but for us, care means using products that help protect the hair from the environment and other physical stressors.
Does it feel like you shed more than average every time you take a shower? After at-home styling, do you notice broken hair strands along the bathroom counter? Are mental, physical, and environmental stressors interfering with your hair goals?
Are you constantly under a lot of pressure? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you taking breaks to heal your mind, body, and spirit? Stress can be overwhelming, and if not managed properly, it can be highly detrimental to your health.
OK, Queens...let’s talk hydration. Are you getting enough water? And how can you tell? Our bodies are composed of 50%-70% water, and since we expel so much water through urination, perspiration, defecation, and breathing, we have to replenish whatever we lose. Hair, skin, nails, muscles, joints, organs, and bones suffer when we fail to compensate for water loss. Here are 10 reasons why drinking enough water is necessary for improving your quality of life...
Let’s face it, we all want healthy hair, but we don’t want to spend too much time obsessing over how to get healthy hair. We know you have important things to work on, Busy Queen, so we have compiled a list of the top 5 healthy hair habits for growing longer, stronger, healthier hair.
Along with a healthy diet, exercise helps combat diseases, increase energy, promote better sleep, reduce stress, prevent weight gain, AND improve circulation. Your health is ultimately your hair wealth. For those who prefer a calming workout routine with less sweat (because we know how it is right after getting your hair done), yoga is your best bet.
Unfortunately, many protective styles involve incorporating additional hair, and the added weight and tension can lead to traction alopecia. However, there are ways to integrate protective styles into your life without risking semi-permanent hair loss. They can make your life better using the following tips.
Tired of getting a haircut instead of a trim, taking your braids or sewin out and hair breakage occurs, or told that your hair cannot grow that long?
Bamboo is quite the celebrity in today’s eco-friendly world. This flowering grass is used to build structures, make kitchenware, create textiles, and produce paper products, and now it is taking the cosmetic scene by storm. But why?
Just as trees shed leaves in the fall, we Queens naturally shed our hair daily. What happens when we shed more than expected or notice patches of hair missing?While it may be a sign of an underlying condition involving the thyroid or a hormone imbalance, sometimes it is merely from the products we use and the stress that excessive styling may cause...