Category: Beauty

Awesome Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Your Hair

Deep Conditioner You can use your coconut oil as a conditioning treatment or better yet ‘pre-poo.’ Apply coconut oil to your hair in generous amounts. Then, put a shower cap on and leave the coconut oil in for at least an hour. The longer the better! Then rinse out the coconut oil with shampoo. Detangler/Leave-in ...

The Best Oils for Natural Hair

Coconut Oil The holy grail of oils packed with essential vitamins beneficial for your scalp, hair follicles and of course your overall hair growth. What it does: Stimulates hair growth Moisturizes dry hair Adds shine and softness Prevents hair breakage and split ends Best Oil for All Hair Types Read this article to find awesome ...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Washing Natural Hair

Washing my hair is such a long process that I have to set out a huge chunk of my day. As I’ve learned how long this process is, I want to help out all my natural sistas out with the do’s and dont’s of a long natural hair wash day. This includes the pre-poo, washing, ...

Should I Co-Wash My Natural Hair?

If you’re natural, co-wash has more than likely popped up in your hair regimen. Why? Co-wash is a widely accepted way to wash natural hair because it doesn’t have as many harsh chemicals as traditional shampoos (even if they’re natural products). Co-wash just doesn’t strip as much moisture and natural oils from your hair like ...

Shea Moisture New Smoothie

This product isn’t in stores yet, but guess what? It’s ABSOLUTELY amazing. At least for  my 4a/4b thin curly hair. After trying out the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor line, I had faith in this product. To say the least, I hit the jackpot. I had no idea Shea Moisture came out with another smoothie, ...

Zit Issues: 5 Tips to Get Rid of Acne

Zit Issues. One of the main reasons being a teenager sucks. And it’s worse when we girls have to take care of every little issue. I’m blessed because I never really worried about acne as a teenager. I guess it’s because I washed my face! (though, not really) Anyways, if you struggle profusely with acne issues – ...

A Review of Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttermilk Cream

Miss Jessie’s is like the best thing that’s happened to me in my natural hair journey. When I found it, though, I was anxious at first. I was paying $40 for two products (the Curly Pudding and the Baby Buttermilk), so naturally I didn’t know if I wanted to pay that much. After talking to some other ...

A Review of 3 Curl Activators: Shea Moisture, Miss Jessie’s, and Cantu

I have tried several curl activators, but the most common ones I’ve been referred to are: Shea Moisture, Cantu Shea Butter and Miss Jessie’s. I tried all three and they produced very different results for my hair. But first, a little background information on my hair: I have 4b hair  It’s relatively thin and fragile ...

Why Isn’t My Hair Growing

You’ve hit a brick wall and your hair is not growing. At all. There can be a number of reasons for this, but here are the most common ones (and some of these I’ve done myself, causing major breakage and hair loss): #1 You’re Constantly Picking, Playing with, or Combing Your Hair Sounds ironic that ...

Why Won’t My Parents Let Me Get a Weave?

I was faced with this heartbreaking question about a year ago when my parents said I couldn’t get a weave. Bummer. I wanted to do something with my afro, change it up a bit, and look stylish. And if you’re reading this and you can’t get a weave – girl, I feel for you. So, the number ...