Developing a hair routine or chasing hair envy?

We all have hair crushes myself included and there is nothing wrong with that. Trust me, I LOVE clicking that little heart on Instagram, leaving comments, sharing videos and so on. However, I think there is a fine line between admiring someone’s beautiful mane and wanting/longing/striving to have that mane by copying everything your hair crush does. When I started my hair journey I didn’t know what I was doing but every time I came across a natural with thick, big, bouncy curls my first … [Read more...]

The Truth On Scab Hair

Most Naturals have heard of it or even experienced it and although we all knew it was an unscientific term we believed it to exist.  Scab hair  is a nuisance that many newly naturals complain of during their initial transitioning to natural hair regardless if they BC'd or long-term transitioned. Now, not being an actual scientific term had many leery of stating it's existence. Naturals may be believing it but what are the professionals touting?  Well, over at Naturallycurly.com they decided … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Natural Hair for Bleach

We all need a change from time to time and for some of us that might be changing our hair colour. There are several options out there but for those of us that have dark hair and want to go a few shades lighter one of the available options is bleaching out hair. Bleach basically strips out the natural colour (pigments) from the hair and that can allow you to move onto dying your hair in the desired colour you are looking for. Before you make the decision to bleach your hair, there are a few … [Read more...]

How to Moisturize Your Protective Styles to Avoid Breakage

What are protective styles? As a part of the transitioning process or just to protect your luscious curls from the harsh weather and over manipulation, protective styles such as braids, twists, buns, bantu knots, up-do’s, etc.  can be very beneficial. But, if not maintained properly can cause extreme breakage. Since most transitioning and natural beauties seek these styles because they are low maintenance and are considered to be a “break” from daily handling, you may fall into the temptation … [Read more...]

Forget About Natural Hair Rules

I am so tired of the natural hair rules. I’m so serious! Here are 5 rules that the natural hair community should just forget and let others learn what’s best for them in their own hair journey: Using Silicones Silicones are artificial oils that firmly coat the hair strands. Now I may get the clapback, but silicones aren’t as bad as everyone makes them out to be. Just like with everything you use and eat, moderation is the key when using products with silicones. They do provide great slip, … [Read more...]

7 Reasons to Start Making DIY Hair Care Products and How

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a DIY Freak with a capital F! I love everything DIY and my DIY “junkism” is not limited to hair care products either! Now I know that becoming a “mixtress” isn't everyone's idea of fun. Some of you might think why spend the time making it when I can just pop into the store and pick up a tub of hair gel or order it to my doorstep? There is nothing wrong with buying products however some of the reasons why I love making my own products are:  1. You have … [Read more...]

Can You Over-Condition Your Hair?

We all know the benefits of a deep conditioning ESPECIALLY if one is applying heat, color or just living in this world with all it's pollutants.  Despite how you choose to fall into the category of needing one, the point is whether you can overdo it.  The answer to this is a resounding "YES!" Can you over-condition your hair? I used to regard this as a nonsense term but when I did some research, I do now know that it is possible. A study done on nails (same keratin protein as hair) was … [Read more...]

5 Natural Remedies For Thinning Hair

First off, any woman who feels this is not the post for them needs to rethink her situation. While it is true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women.  Yes, we can suffer from hair loss and thinning hair and here are a few reasons why: Stress Pregnancy Lack of protein Hormones Heredity Dramatic weight loss Lupus (or other illnesses)  Chemotherapy Styling  These are just a few reasons why some women experience hair … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to steam your hair

For many naturals hair steaming is a step that is necessary but often skipped and might be just what the “hair doctor” ordered when it comes to healthy moisturized hair. What is hair steaming? It basically means adding moisture to the hair in the form of moist heat (steam) to the hair strands. This can be done in a number of different way such as using a handheld hair steamer, a standing steamer or even enjoying the steam after a long warm shower. Why should you consider steaming? 1. … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why Your Weave Is Stopping Your Natural Hair Growth

  A lot of women who choose to grow out their natural hair are impatient, especially if they do the big chop and have to rock a TWA for the next couple of months. This is one reason many of us resort to wearing weaves and wigs. This is the next best thing to having your own hair, or so we think. But what if the extensions and wigs you’re wearing are actually halting your hair growth progress and causing other unwanted side effects, like balding, hair thinning and traction … [Read more...]

Recover From Falling Off the Hair Regimen Wagon

Before I even begin to get into the topic, I want to start off by saying do not stress, it is not the end of the world! So you have found yourself a routine that not only works for your hair but fits into your lifestyle (time), you use products that give you results (and work with your budget) and you are merrily happy with your hair journey. All of a sudden you realize something is up. You’ve skipped a few (needed) moisturizing deep condition sessions, you haven’t been detangling … [Read more...]

Deep Conditioning: Your Hair’s Best Friend

Deep conditioning is something we know all too well. Depending on your hair’s needs, some naturalista’s may feel like doing it once a week or once a month is sufficient enough. I use Africa’s Best Organics Hair Mayonnaise as my deep conditioner once a month to strengthen and moisturize my hair. The directions instruct leaving it on for 15 minutes but I prefer leaving it in overnight and washing it out in the morning. Overall the product has done wonders for my hair and has contributed … [Read more...]

13 Wash Day Dos and Don’ts

Two words that brings out a certain emotion from most naturals (besides deep condition) is Wash Day. Normally setting aside a vast amount of time, or normally a day to conquer this process. We have compiled a list of wash day dos and don’ts to make the dreadful wash day a breeze. 1. DO: Detangle before you wash. Detangling your hair is a must and sometimes a bit of a hassle if your hair is thicker, longer, or if your curls happen to be tighter. The best way to detangle, is to first finger … [Read more...]

Tame Your Mane with a Hot Oil Treatment

 What’s a naturalista to do when her hair is being crazy and uncooperative? A hot oil treatment! A hot oil treatment is the perfect option when your hair has become dry and damaged because of chemicals, heat tools, and the environment. The purpose of these treatments is to strengthen the hair and restore moisture so it’s back to being healthy and shiny. The treatments are also good for the scalp because it’ll soak up the oils and increase blood circulation to the follicles. Massaging the scalp … [Read more...]

5 Bad Hair Habits to Break for Hair Growth

We all want to care for our hair as best as possible. We buy all our products, stick to our regimen, and pay attention to our hair’s needs. Sometimes, we get accustomed to doing things that harms our hair instead of nurturing it. If we do it for so long, it turns into a habit which causes major damage to our hair in the long run. Here are five bad hair habits to break! 1. Hands in Hair Syndrome — Once we have mastered the art of keeping our hair moisturized and soft, we have the tendency to … [Read more...]

Co-Washing: Natural Hair 101

Co-washing is a staple technique for many Naturals.  It's one of the first things I learned while on my quest for maintaining healthy, happy natural hair. Water; it's essential for life and extremely essential for healthy natural hair.  It's the cheapest and easiest moisturizer and natural hair loves it.  Combine water with conditioner and you've got the perfect combination for moisturizing our hair. Co-washing your hair is the same as washing with Shampoo but replaced with conditioner. … [Read more...]

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