Natural Hair Care

Is Shine an Indicator of Healthy Natural Hair?

Style Icon Bianca Before I became enmeshed in hair care I was able to look at my limp, over processed relaxed hair and rightly conclude that my hair was damaged. I have found, however, that the same quick assessment of damage I could determine for relaxed hair is a bit more difficult now that my... Continue Reading

What to Expect with Long Type 4 Natural Hair

by Tori (pictured above) When I started my natural hair journey, I didn’t have specific hair length goals. My goal was to focus on healthy hair and the length came over time. I watched several YouTube videos and visited several blogs, from which I learned a ton of information on caring for my hair. However, there... Continue Reading

3 Oil Mixes that Boost Natural Hair Length Retention

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com I’ve got a thing for quality oil mixes since learning that a myriad of hair issues can be mended with just the right oily potion. It takes a little experimenting to come up with your own ride or die, holy grail mix, but once you do, the difference it makes could mean... Continue Reading

5 Tips To Keep Your Edges Intact When Protective Styling

by Alondra (pictured above) “…But she ain’t got no edges.”  Nine times out of ten, whatever preceded that statement was a very nice compliment of some form. However, it was immediately discredited by the lack of strand presence along the hairline.  Now of course, it’s not nice and it’s not fair, because some of us really... Continue Reading

Dear Natural Hair Companies: STOP Changing the Formulas of Good Products

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl   My stash of Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel (old formula) We’ve all been there before. We find our favorite products for our natural hair and it’s like the sky opens up and glitter rains down over our afros and curls. But then, the company decides to... Continue Reading

4-in-1: Natural Hair Products that Can Act as a Shampoo, Conditioner, Detangler AND Leave-in!

  How many of you own more than a couple of shampoos, rinse-out conditioners, deep conditioners, detangling conditioners, leave-ins, etc.?  Come on, raise your hands. Now imagine having one product that does it all! While I have yet to find that one to replace ALL of my products, these four come close and are worth considering: 1.... Continue Reading

5 Lightweight Detangling Sprays for Natural and Transitioning Hair

Does your hair need a mid-week detangling pick-me-up, but you don’t want it to get weighed down with product? Sometimes, navigating through the hair with detangling conditioners and products like Kinky Curly Knot Today are less than optimal. They can be a little too heavy, and sometimes too time consuming. Plus, summertime is all about... Continue Reading

How I Did a Liquid Only (Water and Aloe Vera Juice) Regimen on my Type 4 Hair

It’s no secret that naturally coily and curly hair types benefit from products that foster moisture retention.  This is particularly true during the dry summer months when natural hair has a tendency to become especially dry and requires regular moisture in order to prevent breakage. One particular option that I learned earlier in my healthy hair journey was the “water... Continue Reading

4 Tips to Maximize Your Length Retention this Summer

Not too long ago, I wrote a post on how to reduce breakage and retain length this summer from the standpoint of protecting one’s hair from the sun, chlorine, etc. Well, now I want to talk more about maximizing your length retention and from the standpoint of manipulation and moisture this season. If you are... Continue Reading

On To The Next: Why I’m Over Castor Oil

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl (pictured above) Ever since I stopped relaxing my hair five years ago, castor oil has been touted as one of the best oils for natural hair. Claims of hair growth and its magical sealing powers are only a few of the benefits I’ve seen time and time again. When... Continue Reading

5 Indian Traditional Secrets for Longer Hair

We previously covered the bases of traditional long hair practices and products from various countries in Africa as well as from the Caribbean specifically Haiti and Jamaica. This time we turn to India where many traditional practices are taking firm roots in today’s natural hair practices as more people move away from commercial products to... Continue Reading

I Got a Deva Cut and HATED It: Why It Didn’t Work for My Hair Type

by Alondra (pictured above)   Shape. It’s a word that has so much power…we pin, scrunch, push and pull all in the name of a nicely sculpted mane. Personally, I believe that the shape of your curls or coils can make or break your look and many women become very meticulous when it comes to... Continue Reading

3 YouTubers with REALLY Long 4B/4C Natural Hair and Simple Regimens

Growing your 4B/4C natural hair to waist length is NO small feat. After all, learning your natural kinks after years of relaxing them takes both time and a shift in the way you think about hair care. However, I do want to acknowledge those who have surpassed waist length because such a milestone further demonstrates... Continue Reading

How a Faulty Henna Treatment Caused My Hair to Fall Out in Chunks

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com Have you ever watched your hair disintegrate into a hot mess right before your eyes? Hair falling out all over the place, color looking all ratchet, treatment made your hair feel like straw? I have. It was 6 weeks ago when my BFF was telling me about her grand ol’ plans to... Continue Reading

Manetabolism Hair Vitamin Review: Decreased My Shedding, but Messed up My Skin!

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl (pictured above) Hey everyone! I hope your summer is going well and you’re staying cool in the heat. Personally, Izzy (my hair) is loving the warmer weather and the humidity, even if it’s making her huge. And this year, I decided to have a little fun with my hair... Continue Reading

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