Natural Hair Products

What Naturals Can Learn From African and East Indian Hair Practices

I am a foodie. I love trying out unfamiliar cuisines and frequenting different restaurants. One observation I have made in in my culinary excursions is the common approach to food in parts of the world that, on the surface, appear quite different. It’s not uncommon to find plated dishes in some parts of the Middle east,... Continue Reading

3 Newly Created Must-Have Tools for Type 4 Hair

It’s 2015 and with the new year, comes new tools! Take a peek at a few new inventions that are here to add some ease to your natural hair care regime. As a bonus…they’re all under $20!   Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother I carry the Scalp Soother literally EVERYWHERE I GO. It’s always in my purse. It... Continue Reading

How Ayurvedic Products Increased My Hair’s Moisture, Strength and Length

Over the past five years, it has become increasingly common for companies to market the benefits of ayurvedic hair care products. Products ranging from natural hair moisturizers to chemical relaxers have stressed the benefits of ayurveda for hair. But ayurveda isn’t just about growing hair, it’s a 5,000 year old Hindu Indian philosophy of mind and... Continue Reading

5 Benefits of Oatmeal for Natural Hair + How I Use It as an Intense Moisturizer

I’m not usually the type to jump on the “strange and unusual” techniques and treatments bandwagon, but when I heard about the benefits of oatmeal rinses a few years back, my interest was piqued. Oatmeal is great internally and some of you might even be familiar with the use of oatmeal for skin, but can... Continue Reading

2014 Natural Hair Product Winners and Losers

Love it or hate it, many naturals are product junkies and are generally always looking for new products to usually make detangling easier or to soften, moisturise and style hair better. This is my recap of the products that have been asked about and talked about the most in 2014. Winners 1. Bentonite Clay –... Continue Reading

4 Detangling Hacks For Tangles That Are Doing the Most

We’ve all been there. You put wash day off a few days or weeks, because your big hair was fly. Or a product you thought you’d love turned your tresses into a tangled nightmare. Maybe your beloved kinky Curly Knot Today just up and told you, “Not today!” When your hair gets helplessly tangled,you need... Continue Reading

6 Products From My Relaxed Hair Days That Still Work on My Natural Hair

I’m not sure about you guys, but when I returned to natural, I didn’t have a clue as to what I should or shouldn’t be putting in my hair. I researched and purchased a plethora of products that were specifically for curly or textured hair. I thought that because I was relaxer-free, that I should... Continue Reading

26 Black Owned Beauty Supply Stores to Support

photo credit: www.curlsunderstood.com for Tendrils and Curls In light of the Grand Jury decision to not indict former police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of unarmed teen Mike Brown, there have been calls across social media and various online outlets to boycott Black Friday and redirect those funds to Black or other minority-owned businesses.... Continue Reading

3 Hair Accessories You Can Easily Rock With Thick Natural Hair

We often see hair vitamins and treatments that claim to increase hair thickness, but sometimes, thick hair isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I can’t tell you how many headbands, combs and brushes my hair has broken. I tried a HairZing and it was an absolute disaster (seriously, I almost had to cut it... Continue Reading

Would You Try It? 3 Black-Owned Companies Making Textured Clip-Ins For Natural Hair

With clip-ins, you can go from a TWA to shoulder length kinks and curls in a matter of minutes, but would you try it? Here are 3 companies, started by naturals, making human hair clip-ins for textured hair. Check it out; CurlSistas CurlSistas Hair: Adaeze Kinky Curl, Chi-Chi Curl, and Chima Curl CurlSistas Hair was... Continue Reading

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals For 60 Natural Hair Companies Including Miss Jessie’s, CURLS, Ouidad

It’s here! Christina (@maneobjective) and Ijeoma (@klassykinks) have joined forces to create the ULTIMATE Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday shopping list! We scoured the internet and connected with some of the hottest, well-known and up-and-coming natural hair product, fashion and accessory brands. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all great for stocking up... Continue Reading

5 Natural Hair Companies With the Best and Worst Customer Service + Add To Our List!

Although the industry has made great strides in the past few years, natural hair products that you can find on the ground are still few and between. Many of us opt to order our favorite products online and take no issue with sometimes waiting weeks to receive them. Some of these indie vendors have wonderful... Continue Reading

4 Things to Consider Before You Haul Natural Hair Products this Black Friday

It’s coming. No, not winter, but Black Friday. Also known as “the annual product junkie haul.” For years, many naturals have hailed Black Friday as THE haul day of the year, above both Fourth of July and Easter sales, spending hundreds of dollars. I personally have spent $300+ during Black Friday, but not anymore, and I... Continue Reading

3 Popular Natural Hair Tools that Could Potentially Do More Harm Than Good

One minute we’re singing the collective praises of a product or practice and the next minute we’re villifying it. Sometimes, it’s because something better comes along that blows the old thing out of the water. Other times, we just got the information wrong and science comes to correct us (or show us the long-term implications).... Continue Reading

Were the CWK Straight Plates a Scam?

We’ve written before about the CWK Straight Plates, a very promising invention that claimed to straighten natural hair without heat. A Kickstarter was started to fund the project and raised $24,000, far more than its initial $8,000 goal. However, the inventor, Kelechi Brand, has confirmed that she is refunding all project backers and that the... Continue Reading