Natural Hair Care

march moisturizing madness wrap-up!

so we spent the bulk of this month focusing on moisturizing. but, as you saw in the “tough love haircare series”, there are many unhealthy hair practices and that need to be abolished and issues that need to be addressed before your moisturizing regimen can be successful. please look back at the “moisturizing masterbook” and... Continue Reading

tough love: get rid of those scraggly ends!

cut it out! yeah i said it…the dreaded c-word! get rid of damaged hair!if it’s raggedy, it needs to go! ladies if your ends are severely split, or breaking off with every wash – cut them. get it over with. i’ll even let you do a little at a time :) and while you’re at... Continue Reading

tough love: get a handle on those scalp conditions!

focus on scalp conditions: eczema, dandruff, fungal infections and alopecia. if you have not seen one already, please see a doctor if any of these conditions persist. please do not self-diagnosis or self-medicate without getting the proper information. the information that follows is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 1) the... Continue Reading

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