What can argan oil do for you?

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Argan oil, otherwise known as liquid gold, has many benefits for your skin, hair and nails. Its power comes from a concentration of vitamin E, omega 3 & 9 fatty acids, linoleic and oleic acids, to name a few. Continue reading “What can argan oil do for you?”

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Working with Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Conditioning

Coconut oil is a product I wished I’d discovered earlier on in my natural hair journey. When I transitioned, I’d use coconut oil to seal my hair at the end of the day, but there are many more beneficial uses for it than that. It makes for a great detangling agent, a deep conditioning hot oil treatment, and a base for ‘lightening-up’ a whipped shea butter mixture. Continue reading “Working with Coconut Oil”

Updated: Mayo, Honey & Egg Deep Conditioner Recipe

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One of my go-to deep conditioning recipes is the mayo-honey-egg mixture. In 2014 and 2015, I didn’t deep condition as often or as well as I had in previous years. Well in 2016, it’s time to bring out the big guns and return to my newly natural regimen. As a newly natural, I leaned heavily on the mayo-honey-egg deep conditioner to strengthen my strands, detangle and reinvigorate tired curls.
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Homemade Shea Butter Cream Recipe

Finished Shea Butter Mix

Shea butter is a great way to moisturize your hair, retain length, produce shine and most importantly, hold a style. I used it when I was transitioning to help merge the difference in textures and cut down on styling time since it makes de-tangling so much easier. If you’re looking to hold a style in the winter or summer a budget, this recipe will last you more than 6 months.
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Throwback: Conditioning with Cholesterol

 

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So, anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE CVS. I get so much joy walking aisle to aisle looking at all of the products and trying new over the counter beauty products. Seeing as there’s a new “Black Hair Care” section of my local branch, I thought it only fair to revisit an oldie but goodie…Olive Oil Cholesterol Conditioner. Continue reading “Throwback: Conditioning with Cholesterol”

Sealing with Oil

Oil - larger imageI’m sure many of you naturals have heard the buzz about sealing with oil. No, I do not mean just spritzing your hair with water and applying oil. I’m talkin’ post-wash, liberally applying oil directly to the follicle in the shower, rinsing and re-twsting. After deciding to make my own mix with the essential oils I had on deck (recipe to come), I tried the oil rinse and there are certainly some pros and cons worth highlighting.

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