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?”
There are many available recipes for henna treatments online, and choosing one can be overwhelming. This recipe uses very few, but high-quality natural ingredients. Continue reading “Basic Henna Treatment Recipe”
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”
So, I bit the bullet and got on the henna train as part of my quest to retain more length. I’ll be posting a few more snippets of my experiences experimenting with henna, but below is a step-by-step application guide and results of my first treatment. Continue reading “Henna Treatment Application & Results”
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.
Continue reading “Updated: Mayo, Honey & Egg Deep Conditioner Recipe”
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.
Continue reading “Homemade Shea Butter Cream Recipe”
Happy New Year! Wait….it’s almost March, and this sentiment and resolutions post is a tad bit late; Sorry guys! But, if you’re like me and tend to redefine those goals you made on Jan 1 why not add in a few goals for your strands! If you’re down for the challenge, follow along with me and share my 2015 hair goal of Obtaining and Retaining Length. Continue reading “Obtain & Retain Length in 2015”
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”
Making your own products is a great alternative to store bought items. It’s a little less convenient, but you can save a significant amount of money, produce products in bulk and have complete control over the ingredients you’re applying to your stands. Continue reading “Homemade Flax Seed Gel Recipe”
I wanted to share the results of using the Shea butter cream on a twist out. After testing for a few weeks both on freshly washed and dry hair, my strands are softer then they’ve ever been after using a product. Continue reading “Twistout Results Using Shea Butter Cream”
As a twa (teenie-weenie-afro) girl during my first few months of being natural I wanted to showcase my curls. But attempting and failing the wash and go many times led me to do some serious digging on youtube. CoilyHeadChick is the queen of the wash and go, if you haven’t already been acquainted.
Continue reading “EcoCustard – Wash and Go Method”
I’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.
Continue reading “Sealing with Oil”
If you’re like I was: a Recent Transitioner with no clue of what supplies you’ll need to go natural, you can now breathe easy. Inside, find a comprehensive list of the basic supplies I used both when transitioning, and throughout my natural hair journey. Continue reading “A Transitioner’s Shopping Cart”