Moisturizing

How to Prevent the ‘Dry Hair Feeling’ After Washing

If I were to ask you the top three rules for keeping natural, curly hair soft and healthy, I bet one of the answers most of you would say is: “Keep it moisturized, of course!”. Well then, isn’t it ironic that your hair can feel most dry shortly after it has been washed? For years... Continue Reading

I Tried the Max Hydration Method…and I Liked It!

Back in August, I wrote an article breaking down what exactly the Max Hydration Method (MHM) is and what it claims to do. The comments on the article were all over the spectrum — from devout followers of the MHM to skeptics and those who loathe the concept of “chasing a curl pattern.” In case... Continue Reading

True Life: I’m a Type 4 Natural and I Don’t Use Shower Caps

There was a time when I wouldn’t dare get in the shower without a plastic cap or bag covering my hair. Unless it was wash day, I tried my best to avoid getting my hair wet. However, I’ve recently found that covering my hair with a plastic cap during showers is no longer a priority.... Continue Reading

4 Unusual Life Hacks That Keep Natural Hair Moisturized

It’s a bummer when you’re down to the very last drop of your favorite leave-in and you know your order won’t come in for at least another week. It’s also definitely not cool, when you’re traveling far from home only to realize you’ve forgotten your favorite pomade and moisturizer. This is exactly what happened to me... Continue Reading

Liquid, Oil then Cream (LOC) vs. Liquid, Cream then Oil (LCO): Does the Order Matter?

There is some debate about whether the order in which you layer hair products affects moisture. The LOC method which was developed by Chicoro advises an order of Liquid, Oil and Cream and a modified version, the LCO method switches the cream and oil layers. Many envision the layering system in true layers like this... Continue Reading

4 Essential Oil Blends that Smell Heavenly and Seal and Moisturize Natural Hair Perfectly

by Cassandre of Cassandrebeccai.com I remember the days when my mom would treat us to some fried plantain (bannan peze) and all kinds of good Haitian home cooking. Her food was always so good, no matter what it was, but there was always one problem. The scent of the cooked foods would always linger on our... Continue Reading

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