NATURAL HAIR NIGHTTIME ROUTINES

What to do with your natural hair at night is just as important as what to do with it in the morning. While relaxed we really didn't worry much about it other than making sure to not ruin the style but as we learn more about how to care for our natural tresses we find the importance of everything we do! When developing a regimen, the same points are pounded into our heads- cleanse, deep condition, moisturize, do protective styles, and etc. but when it comes down to our nighttime routine, … [Read more...]

HOW TO MOISTURIZE DRY NATURAL HAIR

So, how exactly do you keep natural hair moisturized? Is there a secret product or routine to keep hair hydrated? One of the biggest problems that women with natural hair complain about is how difficult it is to keep their hair moisturized or hydrated. Curly and kinky textured hair is prone to dryness; which is one of the leading causes of split ends and breakage. We’ve researched and experimented with different techniques and found two methods that work best at keeping natural hair … [Read more...]

Hair Mask: What your natural hair routine is missing

What is a hair mask or hair masque? Why does natural and curly hair need hair masks and how are they different from deep conditioners? These are common questions as many newly naturals are trying to understand what their hair needs whether they do the big chop or long-term transition. Natural and curly hair has specific needs and special conditioning is at the top of the list along with moisturizing and keeping healthy. When you are newly natural you may be suffering from damage and both … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Denysha

1. Tell us about yourself. My name is Denysha and I am a natural hair enthusiast from Trinidad & Tobago. I am also an author of a natural hair care book called 'All About Kinky Curly Hair.' My hair journey has been a great one thus far. I have tried almost everything possible from coloring to even tapered cuts. My goal however, is healthy hair. 2. How long have you been natural? I have been natural since December 2012. 3. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or … [Read more...]

HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR CROCHET BRAIDS

Crochet braids are one of the hottest new trends among naturals. This weaving method not only achieves a more natural look, but it is a great protective styling option that offers a wide variety of choices. From braids to blowouts, Crochet braids can achieve a plethora of natural hairstyles without causing unnecessary damage to your hair. I LOVED mine despite me not keeping them in long (I got added hair issues) but they are an easy way to spice up your look. However, unlike sew-ins and other … [Read more...]

WHY YOU NEED TO ADD WATERMELON TO YOUR HAIR REGIMEN

I know what you’re thinking, “This child has lost her mind. Watermelon belongs either in my drink or on my plate, NOT in my hair…” but hear me out. Erase all of the negative stereotypes about all black people eating watermelon and heed this information right quick...  As strange as this may seem, once you learn what watermelon can do for your hair and how, you might find yourself second guessing those doubts. Now, I’ll admit, I’ve had my share of skepticism about this topic, and I honestly … [Read more...]

Get Rid of Gray Hair Naturally With Potato Skins!

We’ve discussed the amazing benefits of sweet potatoes for our bodies and hair. Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins A, B6, C, D, and E while containing iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, niacin and magnesium. This beauty food is a go-to for hair loss but as sweet as it is, it has some competition for being an asset to our tresses especially for hair loss and restoring graying hair. So what can be just as beneficial, if not better for our hair than sweet potatoes? Regular … [Read more...]

THERMAL RELAXING: HOTTEST NEW STRAIGHTENING TECHNIQUE OR GLORIFIED HEAT DAMAGE?

Many of us want those laid tresses. Yes, we may love our coils, curls and kinks, but a sexy, sleek straight look is still coveted and can look amazing! While, many steer clear due to fear of heat damage, others try and find newer ways to get that sexy look without damaging the hair. Well, the newest thing out here that is getting much love is Thermal Relaxing. Thermal Relaxing is a process that merges the effectiveness of a pressing a comb and a flat iron together. While the title is … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Easier Detangling

Oh, detangling! [sigh] I have such a love, hate relationship with this step of caring for my hair. It's an essential part of maintaining healthy hair, but it can also be one of the toughest and most time-consuming parts, especially when you have kinky, afro-textured hair like I do. Here are four tips that have helped me to shave a huge amount of time off of my detangling process. Tip #1: Wear hairstyles that keep your hair stretched, such as braid-outs, twist-outs, roller sets, etc. These … [Read more...]

Quick DIY Hacks to add to your Hair Routine

Sometimes we have products that we like but are just missing that one element to help give it the “umph” to make it a favorite. There are also a few steps you can take to help make your hair routine just a little bit easier. Here are a few really quick and easy tricks that you can do to potentially give your products and routine that something extra! Carrier Oil to Shampoo – if your shampoo just takes the cleansing part a step too far (leaving you with a squeaky clean/stripped feeling) try … [Read more...]

Popular Ingredients & Products For Hair Growth Seekers

  Many naturals and curly women are focusing on hair health...but let’s get real. Hair growth is ALWAYS on the list of things we want too. Now, healthy hair most often reigns supreme but scores of women, myself included, wants to get maximum hair growth in a year. Nothing wrong with that and in fact, many products or ingredients that can give you optimal hair growth that also possess benefits like anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties that will aid scalp ailments or other hair … [Read more...]

3 Changes You Need To Make For Washing Natural Hair During Winter

Cleansing our natural hair is one of the most important regimens we do for our tresses. For obvious reasons we need to cleanse our hair to remove pollutants, dirt, product build-up and in some instances smoke and odors. It’s a part of good hygiene but ask any natural and she will tell you it’s the best way to maintain healthy, happy hair. Most of us need structure in our lives so we have a routine or a schedule we follow on how often to wash our hair but do we need that schedule in the colder … [Read more...]

Does Plucking One Gray Hair Make Three Grow Back? Time To Find Out!

Photo Courtesy of @fijipearl This has GOT to be one of the most inquired question in beauty. To pluck, or NOT to pluck? I am talking about gray hairs and whether or not if plucking is as viable option for ridding yourself of them.  Whether you have a few grays or a ton, you have thought about it, talked about it with a girlfriend or may have even seen your mother doing it. No matter where you stand the 10 million dollar question remains: Does plucking a grey hair REALLY make more grow … [Read more...]

Methods to Cutting your Natural Hair at Home

For some of us the thought of being pampered at a hair salon is one of bliss. That friendly welcome, incredible scalp massage while having your hair washed and the feeling of being pampered while in the beauty parlor all sounds wonderfully inviting. If you live in an area where hair salons cater for Natural Hair then you pretty much have that option however, some of us face the situation where stylists do not know how to take cater for Natural Hair. We might face other issues such as trust … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Help Determine the Right Products for Your Natural Hair

I think one of the biggest issues we face when going back natural is determining the right products for our hair. There are so many choices out there, a ton of reviews and perhaps a wish to achieve the same results as your favorite “hair guru” that it can become a little overwhelming when it boils down to deciding what is right for your own hair. Apart from the three points above I think that a lot of times the main obstacle is that we do not really understand what our hair needs/likes/dislikes. … [Read more...]

Taking Care of Natural Hair on a Tight Budget

I cannot count the amount of times I have heard “but isn’t it expensive to go natural”? My answer always is, not if you don’t want it to be. Taking care of hair regardless if natural, telexed, relaxed, or anything else does mean you need to spend a little money however, it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. If I am honest, I think the spending mainly comes from those of us that like to try out tons of different products. If you are constantly buying x amount of conditioners, leave-in … [Read more...]

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