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?”
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”
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”
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.
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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”