Author Archive: Deborrah

Blogger, writer, relationships/dating expert, fitness trainer and natural hair enthusiast since 1997. Sharing information from grandmomma, books and scientific journals, as well as my personal discoveries and experiences with natural hair as we journey from relaxers, flat irons and weaves together.

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Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 11

Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 11

Of course everyone noticed there were no new posts to “check in” for two weeks. We had some tech problems that I was unable to get to right away, then when I did it was a disaster. But its all fixed now and we’re back on track. The bonus for YOU is that everyone registered […]

11/04/2013 | By | More
Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 8 Check-In

Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 8 Check-In

Great responses for the past few weeks to the check-in questions, and fabulous results were shared with us in the length check photos. Remember, official competitors are required to log into the site and respond to at least 10 of the 13 weeks of check-ins we’ll be doing the challenge. For each check-in you will […]

10/11/2013 | By | More
Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 7 Check In

Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 7 Check In

Castor oil not only strengthens your hair, but it also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which can help combat and prevent scalp infections like ringworm, Trichosporosis (a fungal infection of the scalp), and folliculitis. Hair growth, hair loss, hair darkening and increased hair thickness are all great benefits of castor oil.

10/05/2013 | 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 […]

09/28/2013 | By | More
Benefits of Aloe Vera for Natural Hair and Better Health

Benefits of Aloe Vera for Natural Hair and Better Health

Buying an Aloe Vera plant was one of the best investments I could have made. Now I have a ready-to-use moisturizing hair conditioner, scalp treatment and first aid kit rolled into one. How to use Aloe Vera’s many benefits for healthy natural hair and scalp.

09/26/2013 | By | More
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.

09/22/2013 | By | More
Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 5 Check-In

Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 5 Check-In

Everyone has until noon on Saturday September 21st to check in since I’m tardy AGAIN. Remember, you are supposed to miss no more than two check-ins during the castor oil challenge so I hope you all make it this time. Remember, your goal… the reason you joined this castor oil challenge is to support longer […]

09/20/2013 | 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 […]

09/19/2013 | By | More
Pre-Poo With Neem Oil, Coconut Oil and Honeyquat Humectant

Pre-Poo With Neem Oil, Coconut Oil and Honeyquat Humectant

I had my daughter apply the pre-poo mixture to her scalp and hair (dry), then put on a conditioning cap which we left on for 3 hours. She then washed her hair as usual. The amount of shedding was minimal and her hair was a lot softer before we even added the leave-ins and sealants.

09/14/2013 | By | More
Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 4 Check In

Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge – Week 4 Check In

Please share your wash day routine. Do you pre-poo? Use shampoo or a no poo method? Use a leave in or deep conditioner or both? Answer this question to check in for Week 4 of the Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge!

09/14/2013 | By | More
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