Natural Hair Products

Natural Hair Product Ads Using Wigged Models?

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl It’s no secret that the natural hair product business is booming due to the increase in women choosing their natural hair over relaxers. Even several companies that traditionally catered to relaxed and straight hair have come out with lines for natural hair. Countless ads featuring big, coily, curly and... Continue Reading

Natural Hair Products that Outperform Their Organic Counterparts

by Alondra “Sometimes we forget that hair is just hair. Whether it’s natural or processed…it’s all…just…hair”. Unfortunately, I can’t recall who made that statement, but the moment I heard it, I began to think. Am I over doing it because I’ve become natural? So, I began to reflect back on my journey… Now, I will... Continue Reading

Would You Pay for It? The 8 Most Expensive Natural Hair Product Lines Out Right Now

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks Are you a product junkie who has some extra cash on hand? Or would you like to really pamper your natural hair with luxurious products? Look no further than this list of high-priced natural hair product companies, based on overall price per ounce. Miss Jessie’s Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls,... Continue Reading

MegaTek is a Growth Aid for Horses… So Why Is it Used for Natural Hair Length Challenges?

If a product is advertised as providing healthy, beautiful manes to horses, then surely it will produce similar results for humans. In theory this may make sense, but in real life, it might not be the best idea. In 2009, I was ready to take my hair care seriously. I was done with wearing wigs... Continue Reading

The 6 Best Silicone-Free Shine and Smooth Serums for Natural Hair

Admittedly, I never used to care too much for finishing products for my natural hair. When I rocked my flat ironed hair before transitioning, I ALWAYS had serums and sprays on deck and they were all full of silicones too. However, I didn’t really see a purpose in using them for my wash and go or... 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

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Sodium Hydroxide (Yes! Sodium Hydroxide) in Your Conditioner

There are many horror stories out there of hairdressers mixing hair conditioner with relaxer, but that is not the tale for today. Today, the story is about whether you should worry about hair conditioners which have sodium hydroxide on the ingredients label. Commercial hair conditioners such as Yes to Carrots, Herbal Essences and Pantene are commonly... Continue Reading

They Still Want Your Money: 5 More Relaxer Companies Rolling Out Natural Hair Products

In March of last year, I wrote an article for Black Girl Long Hair about 6 relaxer lines with natural hair products. The article came on the heels of reports of declining relaxer sales, and I very much felt that the reason these natural hair lines even came about is to recoup some of the... Continue Reading

3 Oil Mixes that Boost Natural Hair Length Retention

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com I’ve got a thing for quality oil mixes since learning that a myriad of hair issues can be mended with just the right oily potion. It takes a little experimenting to come up with your own ride or die, holy grail mix, but once you do, the difference it makes could mean... Continue Reading

Dear Natural Hair Companies: STOP Changing the Formulas of Good Products

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl   My stash of Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel (old formula) We’ve all been there before. We find our favorite products for our natural hair and it’s like the sky opens up and glitter rains down over our afros and curls. But then, the company decides to... Continue Reading

4-in-1: Natural Hair Products that Can Act as a Shampoo, Conditioner, Detangler AND Leave-in!

  How many of you own more than a couple of shampoos, rinse-out conditioners, deep conditioners, detangling conditioners, leave-ins, etc.?  Come on, raise your hands. Now imagine having one product that does it all! While I have yet to find that one to replace ALL of my products, these four come close and are worth considering: 1.... Continue Reading

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

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

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

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