Breaking edges is nothing new to curlies. Unfortunately, this is an affliction that many of us have experienced with relaxed hair, excessive straightening, and even with natural hair, so it’s a problem that needs attention. No one wants breakage, and experiencing this along your hairline can be hard to hide and even harder to not be self-conscious about. Many women are self-conscious of the thinning or breaking edges, but instead on fixing the problem they continue with the bad routines to hide … [Read more...]

5 Deep Conditioners to Try This Summer

Hello BeauTIFFul! A deep conditioner is conditioning product that strengthens and penetrates hair with either moisture or protein. If your hair is feeling dry or brittle and is breaking or splitting along the hair shaft, then you my friend may need to deep condition! With the summertime upon us, our hair tends to get frizzy, dry and brittle due to the extreme heat and sun exposure that our hair endures. Add swimming to that list and you're certainly doing to need to deep condition more … [Read more...]

Finger Detangling 101

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Finger detangling is a delicate and intricate procedure. If done properly, it is entirely possible to go without combs and have an exclusive finger combing routine. This is especially beneficial for women who have hair that easily breaks during the detangling process. It is also possible to incorporate finger combing as a first part to your detangling routine prior to combing in order to reduce breakage. Here are two very good videos that demonstrate the process of finger detangling on dry … [Read more...]


There are so many ingredients in our food, body, and hair products that we cannot readily comprehend or even pronounce. They sound complicated and seem scientific for day-to-day usage, and some women have chosen to avoid these long scientific words entirely by sticking to natural products and ingredients. That is certainly a viable route, but it is important to be knowledgeable about even these natural ingredients so that you can make informed decisions about what you're placing on your hair and … [Read more...]

10 “Thou Shalts” Of Natural Hair Living

The world is filled with rules, guidelines, shall and shall not’s so is there really any surprise the natural hair community has them as well?  Some are vital to make this journey easier while others are less important and you can’t forget the ones that are downright silly.  Despite all of that…we gotta give them their just ‘due’ or we would never forgive ourselves for omitting them! Thou Shall always wear a satin bonnet and/or use a satin pillowcase at night – Oh honey, don’t even get me … [Read more...]

Garlic for Hair Loss and Shedding!

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You may have heard of garlic for heart health and cholesterol, but have you heard of garlic for hair loss? If not, you may be missing out on a very safe, natural and effective solution for your shedding and hair loss worries.   Why does it work? Garlic contains allicin, a natural substance that can improve blood flow to the scalp, get rid of any bacteria or fungi living on the scalp and hair, and give life to damaged follicles. Many times, hair loss can be due to unknown bacteria or … [Read more...]

How to Get the Softest Natural Hair Ever

  I recently modified my hair care regimen and the results blew my mind. There was an incredible softness to my hair that I had never really experienced. My hair is not usually soft at all. So you understand my delight. And all from adding in one, relatively inexpensive products. And what was it? Glycerin. Given all of the rules, regulations and restrictions of natural hair care, if you’re one of those women who has been taught and believes that glycerin dries out … [Read more...]

A New Plan to Help Hydrate Your Strands: Abandoning Shea Butter

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately….about hair butter. I’ve tried countless recipes all involving shea as my base, and I’ve been sorely disappointed with the results every time. That’s the problem I’m having. The solution? Here goes: I’ve been thinking of tossing out my shea butter and getting a butter made from an oil I know my hair loves instead! I researched a few things online and found that pretty much any oil you use in your hair can come in the form of a butter.. My hair happens to love … [Read more...]

Oil Rinsing: My Latest Obsession (& why it should be yours too!)

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Oil rinsing is something I learned about months ago, but never tried until recently. I have been really glad that I did and I just wanted to share the benefits with everyone right away! Oil rinsing has totally transformed my wash and go’s, from frizzy to fabulous. My hair retains moisture, even in nasty, dry, west Texas weather, and I get defined curls that last for DAYS. Ok, so onto the sharing. We’ll start with a brief explanation of the methodology, then move onto benefits and a couple of … [Read more...]



As naturals we face different challenges with our hair, whether if it is the beginning stages (transition) or just pure frustration with not knowing what to do. KEEP CALM! DON’T FRET! This is not an uncommon issue at all. One thing we must do to maintain our hair in its most healthy state, is avoiding breakage during detangling. Personally, I must detangle before washing. If you do not, then you are setting yourself up for failure. These eight tips I will share with you can help tremendously and … [Read more...]

6 Curly Girl Friendly Silicone-Free Heat Protectants

Silicone. The reaction to this ingredient by women with Natural hair varies along a wide spectrum; some despise it for the seemingly stifling coating and others love for the resulting silky strands.  However you feel about silicones, you know that it is very rare for them not to be listed as a major ingredient in heat styling products. After all, scientists have identified silicones to be the one ingredient that slows the conductivity of heat on hairs’ outer surface, while products like water … [Read more...]

5 Summer Hair Routine Tips

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Now that the dreadful cold weather is gone, it’s time for a routine update. With warmer temperatures, comes a quicker hair routine. You no longer have to deep condition for a day, but rather hours. Everything is just easier in the summer, isn’t it? Although the season has changed, that does not mean you have to change everything. In fact, try to change as little as possible. You’re simply just going to modify your routine. Things to Remember… Deep Condition less During the colder months, … [Read more...]

Curly Hair Tricks

"Curly" tee from Global Couture. It can't hurt to get tips on how to take care of our tresses and keep them moisturized. It may be difficult to find good tips with all the info that is out on the web now but I'm here to help ya! I came across and their curly hair section a few weeks ago and was greatly impressed with it. I'm currently doing the Curly Girl Method but I just wanted to share some curly hair tricks they listed that are good sound tips on keeping our mane healthy. "Curly … [Read more...]

5 Simple Tweaks that Lead to Stronger, Longer Hair

(Fierce Feature: Cassandre) I have often been asked for one tip or trick that has been beneficial but I am never able to narrow it down to just one. I actually do not know any natural who has benefited from just one tweak to their routine. Here are five tweaks which helped me along, there is a sixth one which I took out from this list as I have emphasized quite a lot already – washing hair in braids. 1. Detangle BEFORE washing The worst mistake many people make especially after long … [Read more...]

Top Curly Hair Tips You Can’t Live Without

[Image: Natural Icon] Curly hair does seem to have a mind of its own. But all it takes to love your waves, ringlets or kinky curls and make them look gorgeous is a few simple curly hair tips and tricks. None of them take much time or energy, but all of them promise that you’ll fall head over heels with your hair! Feed your curls Despite its larger than life presence, curly hair tends to be more fragile than other hair types and it’s definitely drier. Healthy fats like omega-3 help make hair … [Read more...]