How to take care of an itchy scalp

Some of us have to deal with an itchy scalp which can drive us up the wall! Apart from going through an embarrassing situation where you are trying to “discreetly” scratch an itch during a romantic first date or important meeting, if not properly addressed it can snowball and get worse.  ‘Prevention is better cure’ right? So in order to prevent an itchy scalp, one needs to understand what can cause it and then move onto solutions to heal the problem, if it has already happened.   Why is your … [Read more...]

The Length Retention Checklist: 20 Questions to Ask Yourself When Your Hair Progress Stalls

  by Robin (pictured above) I believe that most women with natural hair have the ability to grow their hair to long lengths.  I grew my natural hair from shoulder length to waist length in three years. I’ve never had hair this long in the past. I don’t come from a family of women with long hair and I didn’t have long hair as a child. There are many different factors that can impact hair growth and retention. Throughout my hair journey, I’ve learned quite a bit through both … [Read more...]

Effectives Strategies for Damaged Hair

If your hair has extensive damage then you’ll definitely want to implement some effective strategies to improve its health. Since there is no way to really permanently repair damaged areas, preventing further damage and addressing existing issues will enhance the look and condition of your hair. I’ve developed a simple 3-step program to successfully accomplish this.   1. RemoveThis goes without saying. If what you’re doing right now is contributing negatively to the state of your … [Read more...]

Shrinkage is a ‘Frenemy’

Shrinkage. It’s like a “frenemy” for those of us that know it well. The love/hate relationship is ever present, but perhaps instead of battling it, we should learn to embrace shrinkage as a gift. I know, I know, you’re probably thinking: “What in the world is this crazy girl talking about? Love shrinkage?” It seems like an impossible task. However, if you stop and think about it, shrinkage is the very thing that gives natural hair its best trait: versatility. All around the web, I see … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Prevent Split Ends

Split ends are an unsightly, annoying and unattractive hindrance that will get in the way of healthy hair growth. Prevent split ends from occurring in the first place with these 10 easy tips: Put The Brush Away 1. Some people were taught to believe that brushing the full length of your hair often is good for your hair when it’s actually one of the worst things that you can do. In fact, it’s better to avoid brushing your hair period or at least do so very infrequently. Hard Bristle Brushes … [Read more...]

Reduce Breakage When Detangling


One of the most crucial steps to follow and yet the most annoying, is detangling. Let’s be honest ladies, the only reason why “hair day” is an all-day thing, is because of the detangling process. It can be a very harsh process if it is not done properly. Breakage can kill your hair if you’re not careful. It can cause split ends, hair loss and even worse, no new hair growth! To know if your hair is suffering from breakage, run your fingers through your hair once. If you see 10 or more strands … [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...]

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...]

5 Signs You Need a New Hair Routine

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It happens to the best of us, our hair refuses to co-operate and you start to lose hope. You start to question all the skills you learned from your favorite naturalista bloggers, and think maybe you should go back to wearing your hair straight. The truth is, it’s not you, it’s your hair. No really. 1. Your hair dries out all forms of moisture in less than 3 hours Nothing seems to keep your hair from staying dry anymore. Your favourite oils, creams, and even water, can’t stop the … [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...]

4 Common Practices That Cause Natural Hair Breakage

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard all the common tips about breakage: keep your hair moisturized, be gentle, pay special attention to your ends, avoid too-tight protective styles and updos, sleep with your hair protected (or at least on a satin pillowcase), and more. While those are all great things to keep in mind, I’d like to offer 4 particular breakage culprits to be aware of, from personal experience. That’s right — personal experience. I’m not afraid or ashamed to admit that as a blogger, … [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...]

Natural Hair Care: Tea Rinse

This Natural hair journey is ever changing as we learn more about what aids in happy healthy hair. Despite being a Natural for over seven years I am still learning about the plentiful ways of treating and loving our tresses. Tea rinses are new to me. I've never really HEARD of them until recently and since I'm not completely clueless I figured I wasn't alone. Besides hosting a giveaway on a hair tea I felt I needed to dig a little deeper into what they are and how many are using them. Hair … [Read more...]