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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How To | Tuck And Roll Natural Hair

It's finally Spring Time!


I followed my own advice of how to get through the brisk winter that just seemed like it was never going to end. So I had to come up with a style that would work just for me, my lifestyle, be baby-proof, and did not take 56 products to achieve.


Tuck And Roll Natural Hair


 
I came across Ms. Vaughn's style for the fall and absolutely fell in love with the style! It is so chic, sophisticated, and simple. Seriously, I've been doing this same style since December (unless it was mini twists or crochet braids). I absolutely love this style! It is so simple and fast to do.

Monday, March 30, 2015

5 Hair Care Books That Should Be On Your Book Shelf Now

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5 Hair Care Books That Should Be On Your Book Shelf Now 
Time to head to the library!


Along with my adventure and romance novels, of course I am going to pick up a hair care book to reference about my natural hair. I could go to the internet and look up the information I need, but I like to just sit down and enjoy a good book about curly, coily, and kinky hair care.


We have become a microwave society, meaning we want everything fast, right now, and in a hurry. In terms of hair care, we want our hair to grow now, be thick now, and be healthy now.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

4 Tips You Can Use To Help You Get Comfortable With Awkward Length Hair

4 Tips You Can Use To Help You Get Comfortable With Awkward Length Hair


Many naturalistas know about this and have gone through this stage with much apprehension. The awkward length is the point where your hair is not long enough to put in a bun, but not exactly a TWA for those cute styles you used to do a few weeks after your big chop.

Your hair is too short to be shoulder-length, but too long to be ear-length. Your hair has finally grown from being a TWA, but your go-to styles are just not working anymore. Oh yes, the awkward length is…dare I say a dreadful stage?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Truth About Your Favorite Hair Guru: 3 Tips On How You Can Become Your Own Guru

natural hair gurus
The Truth About Your Favorite Hair Guru: 3 Tips On How You Can Become Your Own Guru

Check Out: The Secret To LONG Natural Hair! Video 
In the natural hair community, we tend to call our hair crushes “the natural hair guru.” But what is a guru? According to a regular dictionary, a guru is a person who advises, counsels, and mentors on a specific subject that he/she is mastered in.


The guru has “know it all” in his/her field of study, expertise, and research. So when you hear your friend say, “OMG! You have to check her out. She is a natural hair guru!” Her favorite naturalista “knows” everything there is to know about natural hair…that’s what I am referring to.


Well, let me debunk this for you. Hair gurus don’t exists! Now wait a minute, before you reach for the comment box and go off on me continue to read:

Saturday, March 21, 2015

How To | African Threading For Heatless Blow Out

African Threading For Hair Growth And Retention



I love blow outs and always have, just to try something different than my shrinkage...but I despise heat, especially since my hair strands are so thin and fine. So I looked up ways to achieve elongated hair from two strand twists to banding. I found African Threading or 'Nwele' (which means 'hair' in Swahili) originated in African for a safe way to stretch hair for wearing and styling. Sewing or weaving thread is used to stretch tightly coiled hair to its maximum length.

Let's Get To It!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Product Review: Shea Moisture Coconut And Hibiscus Curl And Shine Shampoo


I absolutely love the Mud Wash, but I thought I try a sulfate-free shampoo to cleanse my hair...




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Shea Moisture Coconut And Hibiscus Curl And Shine Shampoo
Product Review  (Curl And Shine)*

Monday, March 16, 2015

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Coffee Beans And Hair Growth



Coffee Beans And Hair Growth
I love checking out other hair blogs just to see what I can learn from others' experiences and research. One of my all time favs is Maicurls. She is definitely a lovely individual and I absolutely love her hair! I came across her Infusion series and thought that was so cool to not only use natural/organic products for hair care, but to blend, mix, and infuse herbs, plants, and other oils to create an ULTIMATE hair product.

Today, I am going to show you how to make Coffee Infused Oil.


I was checking out Maicurls website and found that caffeine stimulates the hair follicles for hair growth. I also did my research for a few weeks and discovered that caffeine blocks the chemical to damage the hair follicles called DHT. Another study found that caffeine increases the length of hair growth between 33% and 40%.

What are the benefits of coffee infused oil?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Standard Henna Treatment For Natural Hair






Standard Henna Treatment For Natural Hair
Jamila Henna in powder form
I have been following Indian women and kitchenista naturalistas in how to care for hair with natural alternatives. I learned about the awesome benefits of using coconut oil and coconut milk. So now I'm evolving my natural hair regimen with more herbs and plants. Today, I'm going to talk about HENNA for hair! I know right? The stuff made to do tattoos, especially in the Spring and Summer. But I surely did not know that HENNA can be used for hair!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hair Tips | Is Co Washing For You?

Hair Tips | Is Co Washing For You?
When you start to care for your hair and do lots of hair care research, you will learn a lot about different regimens and care treatments that may work for you better than what you thought. I surely thought this about co washing...
 

What is co washing?

First of all co washing (short for 'conditioner washing') is using your favorite conditioner instead of a shampoo to cleanse your scalp and hair. This method talks more in depth in Curly Girl: The Handbook (Expanded Second Edition) by Lorraine Massey.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Product Review: Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Masque


I want to do a product review for Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Masque. I purchased this product with my own money and this is my honest opinion.

Product Name:




Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Masque Product Review (Yucca)*

Friday, March 6, 2015

Product Review: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Gel Soufflé

I wanted to try a few more curly styles and saw that this product was getting a bunch of raves. This product is also part of a great line. So what can go wrong?




Product Name:


SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle
Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Gel Soufflé Product Review (Soufflé)*


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Going Green With Green Tea For Natural Hair

Going Green With Green Tea For Natural Hair
Let me just say that I absolutely love using green tea as my treatment for my excessive hair shed fall I have had since the end of December! I have tried garlic, black tea, protein treatments, and now I am using green tea...which I absolutely love!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Coconut Milk And The Rich Benefits For Natural Hair

Coconut Milk And The Rich Benefits For Natural Hair
Ha! Third time is a charm!!

So now that I have tried the garlic treatment and the black tea treatment, which my hair and I did not like, I will move on to using coconut milk to help with the excessive shedding. I did more research on what can stop the excessive shedding and to continue on my healthy hair journey, and I cam across a bunch of Indian women with nothing but long and healthy hair. And I thought, "of course!"

I did an article on the benefits of using coconut oil a few months ago and saw Indian women doing using coconut oil too. But it looks like coconut milk has great benefits as well!

What are the benefits of coconut milk?

Coconut milk contains vitamin E for awesome hair advantages and promotes hair growth. It makes the hair soft and supple, while healing scalp issues. Coconut milk reduces premature hair graying and is an awesome deep conditioner to add extra moisture to the hair shaft.


WHO WANTS THOSE BENEFITS??? I DO! I DO!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Product Review: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges Styling Product

I want to do a product review for Crème of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges Styling Product , which was purchased with my own money and my honest opinion.

Product Name


Crème of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges Styling Product Review  (Perfect Edges)*

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