Moisturizing

The New Max Hydration Method Promises Moisturized, Defined Wash and Go’s for Type 4 Hair: Is It for You?

Photo courtesy of maxhydrationmethod.com   The Max Hydration Method (MHM for short) is, according to maxhydrationmethod.com, “a 5 step regimen that systematically increases moisture levels in the hair until Max Hydration is reached.” This method, championed by Black Hair Media Forum VIP Member PinkeCube promises to turn the notion that wash and go’s don’t work... Continue Reading

How Hair Grease (Yes, Grease!) Can Help Retain Length in Natural Hair

I’m sure many of you remember the days of being a young girl sitting between your mother’s or aunt’s legs to get your hair done. Dax, Blue Magic, Doo Gro, or another hair grease was on the scene to replace that dry look and feel with smoothness and shine. It was a necessity. When there... Continue Reading

4 Tricks to Increase Moisture in Stubbornly Dry Hair

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com Oh the frustration that comes along with dry hair! At some point in my journey, I was so fed up with how incredibly dry my hair was, I began to seriously regret my decision to go natural. Thankfully it wasn’t too long after that, a conversation with some friends and a little... 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 Easy and Effective Homemade Summer Moisturizing Mists for Natural Hair

Are you looking for an effective natural moisturizer that is not too heavy for the summer? Do you want to make your own? Then, check out these four easy recipes: 1. Castor and Coconut Mist The beauty of distilled water is that it is “soft” water; it does not have the negative effects (e.g., stiffening... Continue Reading

How To Make Natural Hair Styling Products More Moisturizing

by Portia of huneybflyy.com We all love a good hair styling product that keeps our twist outs or wash n go’s in place. However, some of the products designed to hold your kinks and curls, can also dry them out at the same time. What do you do when you love the definition that a product... Continue Reading

4 Essential Tips for Keeping Natural Hair Moisturized in Dry Heat

Style Icon Tessa June is more than halfway over and July is well on it’s way! For many ladies, this means humidity,and fighting a losing battle against a seemingly endless supply of moisture in the air. Wash and go’s shrink, twist-outs turn to puffs and you can forget about straight hair. I really do sympathize... Continue Reading

Is Improper Moisturizing Sabotaging Your Quest For Healthy Hair?

by Robin  Keeping the right amount of moisture in your hair is so important when it comes to achieving and maintaining healthy hair.  An improper moisturizing technique or unsuitable product can wreak just as much damaging havoc just like dry un-moisturized hair. Speaking of dry hair, it’s one of the top complaints I hear from my fellow... Continue Reading

9 of the Best Products for Pre-Pooing Natural Hair

When naturalistas begin cutting corners regimen-wise, typically the first thing to fall off is the pre-poo. Take it from me — I’m a walking example. In the crunch to maximize time by allocating it to the parts of my wash day that “really matter”, I began neglecting my regular pre-poo treatments. I would skip the... Continue Reading

Breaking Down The Difference Between Moisture and Hydration in Natural Hair

One of the first things you learn about on the journey to natural hair is moisture. Moisture, moisture, moisture. Proper moisturizing techniques and application. Moisture comes from water-based products that can be taken up by the hair. Moisturized hair is happy hair. Oils don’t moisturize the hair (exception: coconut oil). Moisturized hair makes your life easier,and... Continue Reading

Stylists Speak Against Sealing With Butter and Oil, Say It “Suffocates” The Hair

A few weeks ago, I had the absolute amazing opportunity to participate as a panelist in the Ouidad #FRIZZ101 hangout. I got some great information on managing frizz in dry climates, deep conditioning, and more. If you’re interested in the whole hour, go right ahead and watch. But if you want to hear Ouidad say... Continue Reading

Does the “Greenhouse Effect” Really Increase Hair Growth?

By Chinwe of Hair and Health What is the “Greenhouse Effect” (GHE) Method?  In short, it involves sleeping with a shower cap over your hair (or just wearing one for a long period of time) in order to encourage a steamy, warm environment – hence the name “greenhouse effect” – that increases hair growth.  This... Continue Reading

7 Moisturizers for the Line of Demarcation in Transitioning Hair

For transitioners, the line of demarcation presents a special set of challenges on it’s own. Identified as the point where your old damaged hair meets your new natural hair, the line of demarcation can literally make or break your transition. Because this area of your hair is structurally weak, it is super important to keep... Continue Reading

4 Common Myths About Moisturizing Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Moisturizing natural hair can feel like a “complex art” at times, and moisture-related myths certainly do not help the situation.  Here are a few of those myths that I want to debunk today: 1. Protein conditioners are a no-no Protein conditioners can actually help damaged hair – or even just... Continue Reading

True Life: I Tried a Water-Only, Zero-Product Regimen On My 4B/C Hair

by Barbara of Frotastic Since going natural 3 years ago, I became sort of a mad hair scientist; mixing food items including peanut butter into my concoctions without a problem. Then out of the blue, my scalp decided enough was enough. What happened you ask? A teensy bit of my sealing oil, rice bran, touched... Continue Reading

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