Natural Hair Care

top 11 reasons why natural women aren’t properly moisturized

click here for part 1so you know that j and i are on this quest to diagnose and *hopefully* cure black women’s moisture issues. ok, i’mma be real… once the poll results came in, along with your follow up remarks… i was *kinda* intimidated at how much digging/research this is actually going to take. but... Continue Reading

the moisturizing masterbook (courtesy of j), third and final part

click here for part 1 click here for part 2 HOW TO LOCK IN MOISTURE: TECHNIQUES/PRACTICES (cont’d….) Protective Styling: PS styles include braids, twists, protective hair coverings (hair pieces and headwraps) and “tucked-under” styles. Make sure to take down the hair daily to spritz/moisturize and seal. These styles will protect your hair from “the elements”... Continue Reading

the moisturizing masterbook (courtesy of j), part 2

click here for part 1 WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT… (cont’d) HUMECTANTS: substances used to attract and bind water to the hair. Vegetable Glycerin: a popular humectant derived from vegetable sources (avoid synthetic glycerin). Use it in combination with another conditioning agent if planning to use heat-styling methods. I personally avoid glycerin because in the... Continue Reading

How To Use Protein Treatments to Battle High Porosity Hair

so, i am continuing my manhunt to learn the true nature of natural hair. this is what i scrounged together from natural hair care forums & blogs. again, it’s a work in progress that is open to comment and dissent, just like my black list. THIS POST ADDRESSES TWO CHARACTERISTICS OF NATURAL HAIR — POROSITY... Continue Reading

the fuzz

Natural hair is highly textured.About a week after putting in a fresh set of cornrows or twists, it starts to get fuzzy. I’m inclined to think that fuzzy hair is part of having afro textured hair. I try to keep my hair looking decent, but I’m not going to pull out gel or grease. But... Continue Reading