Do it For Less

4 Simple Recipes for Homemade Leave-In Conditioners

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Do you want to create a homemade leave-in but you don’t know where to begin?  Then read on for a few simple recipes: 1. Coconut Cream Leave-In Conditioner I LOVE this creamy, smooth concoction and plan to use it a lot this summer.  It only requires three ingredients –... Continue Reading

How To Make Your Own Hair Steamer

by Trudy of 4cHairChick   Currently, I’m ballin’ on a tight budget.  Got some big time projects in my future, so every dollar spent is carefully planned.  Though a Huetiful Steamer is in the horizon; I’m currently without a steamer or an upright hair dryer to aid me in my deep conditioning routine. With my 4c curls,... Continue Reading

3 Researched Recipes to Regrow Edges and Recover from Shedding

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Are you having difficulty regrowing your edges?  Or maybe you are having a hard time recovering from hair loss or severe shedding?  Well the following recipes may probably help.  (Keep in mind that while these recipes are based on reviewed studies, they are not guaranteed solutions, especially depending on... Continue Reading

25 Popular Oils, Butters and Natural Ingredients and How To Use Them on Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health When it comes to hair care, it is vital to know how certain ingredients work on our strands. Having this knowledge reduces the “trial and error” involved in both building and adjusting a hair care regimen. Below is a quick guide for the more popular, mainly natural ingredients involved... Continue Reading

7 Herbal Rinses for Hair Growth and Scalp Health

by Kiianah of Rockin’ it Napptural There are many environmental factors that contribute to unhealthy hair. Heat, dry indoor air, hair dyes, shampoos, and styling products can lead to breakage, split ends, stunted growth, dry and brittle natural hair. A hair rinse is a very inexpensive way to treat and strengthen hair and scalp, and... Continue Reading

3 Easy Homemade Conditioners for Slip, Moisture and Protein

Creating hair conditioner from fully natural unprocessed ingredients is a job for the dedicated kitchenician. One of the main reasons why a kitchen product may not get you the results of a commercial conditioner is because the real power of a commercial product is in the inclusion of ingredients to smooth the cuticle after shampooing... Continue Reading

How To Fix an Ineffective Conditioner

By Monèt of curlsandmo.com A while back I was in ULTA and I saw that Güd Conditioner was on sale. After hearing so many naturals rave about it I picked it up. I REALLY didn’t like it – it didn’t have any slip imo – so I gave it away. Then I picked up some Suave conditioner which... Continue Reading

4 Easy Recipes for Homemade Honey Conditioners

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Honey is a natural humectant (a substance that promotes moisture retention).  Add it to a conditioner or mix it with oils and other substances to enhance your conditioning process.  If you do not know where to start, here are some recipes you can try: 1. Budget Blend Ingredients: 1/4... Continue Reading

4 Recipes for Homemade Whipped Butter

By Chinwe of Hair and Health With there being a multitude of recipes for whipped butter on the internet, it can be difficult to decide which one to try.  Well here are four different recipes that I recommend viewing first: 1. Whipped Shealoe – Remixed! This recipe is what I currently use to seal my... Continue Reading

6 Tips for Preserving Homemade Natural Products

  By Chinwe of Hair and Health “Preservation” is essential for prolonging the shelf life of certain homemade products.  Additionally, it saves time spent on concocting new product after product for one-time use.  The following list consists of basic preservation methods that are imperative for any natural mixtress: 1. Refrigeration Use refrigeration to preserve water... Continue Reading

8 Natural Hair Products that Can be Made from 4 Basic Ingredients

By Chinwe of Hair and Health All you need to purchase are extra virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, unrefined shea butter, and aloe vera gel to create these hair products.  Let us get started: 1. Detangler Ingredients: 4 tbsp coconut oil 4 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp melted shea butter (optional) All you need... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Navigate the Hair Care Aisle without Wasting Money

We cannot ignore the competition in the market to sell us hair care products any more than we can ignore our desire to find the next product that works. The success of monthly subscription services for hair products confirms this. Words like ‘growth formula’, ‘more hold’, ‘moisturizing’, and ‘for strong shiny hair’ all tug at... Continue Reading

4 Money-Saving Hair Tools Every Natural Should Have

When it comes to transitioning and natural hair, anything that will help me save money is a MUST. Traditionally, we talk about stretching/diluting products with water to make them last longer, or creating DIY concoctions to prevent spending $20 on butters and creams in the store. In this case, I’m not just talking about saving money on... Continue Reading

11 Steps to Get a Salon Quality Manicure At Home

Our hands are one of the most used body parts. We use them to cook, clean, care for our loved ones, love, work and express ourselves. Our hands help us complete various tasks and most of us don’t give it a second thought. Continue Reading

Conditioners, Oils, Detanglers: When to Skimp and When to Splurge

It’s no secret that haircare and money go hand-in-hand. By far one of the most lucrative businesses, companies with natural lines are cropping up all over the place. Hand-in-hand with the high output of some natural creams, jellies, custards, cowashes, and conditioners, is a high price tag. But is it always worth it to spend... Continue Reading

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