Natural Hair Care

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

Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar are Not Effective Natural Hair Cleansers!? Microscope Photos Show Surprising Results!

This is a compilation of some continuing mini experiments on hair washing using different types of commonly recommended cleansers for natural hair. The results are quite fascinating! The Experiment I used my own (natural African) shed hair and imaged it:References/Controls - oily reference – on its own without any washing (sheacoco regular use) - clean... Continue Reading

How I Straightened My Hair Without a Heat Protectant WITHOUT Suffering Damage

by Christine of Amor Artistry You did what?? That’s correct! A few weeks ago for my birthday, I got my hair straightened for the first time in 4 years. I was very curious about my length and I also needed a trim very badly. I went to H2 Salon in Brooklyn. The salon looks so nice... Continue Reading

My Natural Hair Growth Took Off When I Started Using Natural, Raw Ingredients

by Kara of NaturalCurliesTV (pictured above) I remember watching Kimmaytube on YouTube as she was discussing the pH balance of hair and how it is important to use products that are close to the same ph as our curly hair which is between 4.5 and 5.5. Using hair products that are similar in pH cause the cuticle... Continue Reading

3 Hairstyles That Can Keep You From Reaching Your Goal Length

by Cassandre of CassandreBeccai.com Eight years. That’s exactly how long it took me to get to my current lower back length, but when ladies ask me how long it took I hesitate to say 8 years because that’s not inspiring at all. It just makes long length seem impossible to get to.  I mean, 8 years... Continue Reading

Why It Takes Me Just 2 Hours to Wash, Detangle and Style my Back-Length 4C Hair

Who wants to spend a whole day washing natural hair? Not me. I will admit, there was a time when it literally did take me a whole day to complete the process. I would spend several minutes shampooing, up to an hour or two deep conditioning, a few hours detangling, all night air drying in... Continue Reading

3 Key Things I Learned About Hair Maintenance Once I Hit My Waist Length Goal

I believe the biggest hurdles to overcome when attempting to grow and retain longer hair are: 1) believing that you can grow and retain your desired length of hair and 2) finding a regimen that aids in hair retention. Once you’ve achieved these goals, you’re pretty much on cruise control, until you reach your goal... Continue Reading

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