Conditioning Treatments

Product Review: Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner

Product Review: Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner

Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa conditioner is about 95%+ organic and has a fresh, gardeny smell that I love. It’s very thick, with a rich and creamy texture that coats the strands of the hair extremely well. You can feel your hair softening as soon as you put it on! Gives your hair a ton of slip. You can literally run your fingers through your hair when its wet!

January 11, 2014 | By | More
Beer – Why Beer is Great for Dry Hair

Beer – Why Beer is Great for Dry Hair

  Women keep writing me to complain about the dryness of their crunchy, dry hair ends… how their ends keep breaking off, making it seems as if their hair is not growing at all… how no matter what they do their hair won’t stay moisturized. “Try some beer!” I say with glee. “Then seal your […]

September 19, 2013 | By | More
Benefits of Avocado for Natural Hair

Benefits of Avocado for Natural Hair

Exploring the nutritional benefits of eating avocado for physical health, as well as in DIY hair conditioners that vastly improve the health of your dry natural hair. If you haven’t tried avocados in your diet or hair, you’re missing out.

August 10, 2013 | By | More

Maintaining Hair Moisture

Daily Moisturizing Spritz for Dry Hair

Daily Moisturizing Spritz for Dry Hair

Prevent brittle hair, flaking and breakage with this easy-to-follow recipe for making your own daily spritz to moisturize dry hair and scalp with rosewater or distilled water, aloe vera juice, oil and Honeyquat or glycerin.

September 22, 2013 | By | More
If Your Hair Won’t Maintain Moisture

If Your Hair Won’t Maintain Moisture

When a natural hair wearer complains that her hair won’t hold moisture no matter what product she uses, it is apparent to me that she needs to stop spending money on products and instead take a look at what is going on with her hair.

August 13, 2013 | By | More
What is the Baggy Method?

What is the Baggy Method?

All over the web Naturalistas have reported a noticeable reduction in dryness, split ends and hair loss by using the baggy method 1-2x per week. They’re thrilled that such a simple method of hair moisturization has allowed them to FINALLY retain length.

August 4, 2013 | By | More

Cleansing Hair & Scalp

Luxury Soap Give-Away (May 1-5, 2014)

Luxury Soap Give-Away (May 1-5, 2014)

Enroll in the give-away for two bars of hand-made soap supplied by Emma’s Naturals by 5:00 pm PST on May 5, 2014. You’ll fall in love with these organic, naturally moisturizing, and luxurious feeling bars of soap. The rich, creamy lather will make your skin feel better and look better, and the wonderful scents leave you […]

May 1, 2014 | By | More
Soap Nut “Shampoo” Perfect Cleanser for Dry Natural Hair

Soap Nut “Shampoo” Perfect Cleanser for Dry Natural Hair

Soap nut “shampoo” is wonderful for cleansing dry, natural hair. Can your curl pattern pop like this after washing your hair? If you use soap nut shampoo, you can have curls, moisture, no tangles and little to no breakage.

January 28, 2014 | By | More
Product Review: Mango Lassi Co-Wash Conditioner Bar from Cream and Coco

Product Review: Mango Lassi Co-Wash Conditioner Bar from Cream and Coco

I wanted an alternative to shampoo that would leave my hair manageable, moisturized, and soft post-wash. I also wanted a product without a lot of chemicals, or no chemicals at all. I found it with the Mango Lassi Co-Wash conditioner bar.

September 15, 2013 | By | More

Styling Your Natural Hair

Natural Hairstyles for the Blushing Bride

Natural Hairstyles for the Blushing Bride

Many brides forget to factor the veil into their hair style plans, and when they wear their hair down, the addition of the veil changes the look. Wearing an updo is by far the easiest way to ensure that your veil goes well with the rest of your wedding attire. We have more ideas as well.

June 5, 2014 | By | More
The Anthony Dickie Method – Taking the Natural Hair World by Storm

The Anthony Dickie Method – Taking the Natural Hair World by Storm

If you spend any time at all in natural hair forums, you have heard mention of the Anthony Dickie method. His technique for cleansing and conditioning natural hair has been THE conversation, as hundreds of naturals try his techniques and rave about the difference in their curls.

January 10, 2014 | By | More
Sheryl Underwood Hates Black Folks Nappy Natural Hair – So What?

Sheryl Underwood Hates Black Folks Nappy Natural Hair – So What?

Talk show host and comedienne Sheryl Underwood hurt lots of black women’s feelings when she recently declared how much she hates nappy natural hair. We just laughed about it over here, because to us it’s no different than someone saying they hate spinach.

September 3, 2013 | By | More

Increasing Hair Length

Hidden Dangers to Your Hair Health

Hidden Dangers to Your Hair Health

Suffering from thinning or shedding hair and not sure why? European hair expert Philip Kingsley’s book The Hair Bible, outlines many things which may be affecting your hair that you are probably not even be aware of.

January 28, 2014 | By | More
Chia Seeds – A Super Boost for Hair Growth and Shine

Chia Seeds – A Super Boost for Hair Growth and Shine

Your hair is largely protein, and chia provides a complete protein – containing all essential amino acids in an easily-digested form. Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, omega-3 oil, fiber and minerals which all work toward strong and shiny hair.

January 26, 2014 | By | More
Checking Hair Growth With a Length Check T-Shirt

Checking Hair Growth With a Length Check T-Shirt

These hair growth t-shirts are close fitting to the body, and have measurements in inches stamped on the back. Without touching your hair you can measure where it falls visually, and take a picture every few months or once per year to track your hair growth.

January 12, 2014 | By | More

Transitioning to Natural Hair

New Natural Suffering from Dry Hair After Big Chop

New Natural Suffering from Dry Hair After Big Chop

Suffering from dry hair after a big chop, a reader writes to get help on modifying her routine. Suggestions are made to eliminate silicones contained in her shampoo, and to begin using 100% natural ingredients for conditioning like avocados and honey.

March 15, 2013 | By | More
Transitioning to Natural Hair – The Three Phases of Success

Transitioning to Natural Hair – The Three Phases of Success

Transitioning to natural hair can be challenging, but its worth it in the end. Great advice and information on the three phases you’ll go through as you leave relaxers “creamy crack” behind and transition to natural hair.

December 2, 2012 | By | More
Tips for Transitioning to Natural Hair

Tips for Transitioning to Natural Hair

Tips on how to successfully and easily go from relaxers to natural; transitioning to natural hair using braids, wigs, protective styles, heat and weaves..

December 2, 2012 | By | More

Other Recent Posts

Fo-Ti Fenugreek and Nettle Moisturizing Hair Growth Spritz

Fo-Ti Fenugreek and Nettle Moisturizing Hair Growth Spritz

Our version of the fo-ti, fenugreek and nettle hair moisturizing spritz tests at a perfect pH of 4.5 to 5.0, which means your hair cuticles lie flat but not contracted, allowing moisturizing and strengthening ingredients to absorb into the cortex without damaging or weakening the hair shaft.

January 3, 2014 | By | More
Leek and Potato Soup with Tumeric

Leek and Potato Soup with Tumeric

  Feeling under the weather but kinda hungry, I dug in the refrigerator an hour or so ago and figured out I had ingredients to throw together some soup – leek and potato soup to be exact. Adding garlic, onion, chicken broth, red pepper and tumeric to the soup increases the immune system boosting properties […]

December 28, 2013 | By | More
Dry Afo Textured Hair? Aloe and Avocado Oil to the Rescue

Dry Afo Textured Hair? Aloe and Avocado Oil to the Rescue

Avocado oil and aloe vera gel mix together for a fabulous winter dry hair treatment which moisturizes hair and scalp, and protects hair from breakage.

December 14, 2013 | By | More
Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 12 Conclusion

Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 12 Conclusion

The 12 week Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge sponsored by Simply Organic Oils is now officially over. All contestants must post their final head shots and length measurements. We’ll tally up the weekly check in responses, review the before and after shots, and determine a winner on or before November 20, 2013.

November 16, 2013 | By | More
Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 6 Check In

Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 6 Check In

This week’s check in is very easy! Simply take a clear photograph of your hair length today to compare with the shot you did when you first signed up. That’s all! Feel free to post any comments you have about the challenge or using castor oil. Resize and/or crop images to no larger than 400×300 […]

September 28, 2013 | By | More
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