Natural Hair Products

7 Hair Products Every Natural Must Have This Winter

Winter is the perfect time to take special interest in your natural hair care. A simple regimen with more frequent moisturizing, deep conditioning, sealing and protective styling is helpful in to retain length during the cold weather. Incorporating good products in within a solid regimen will take your hair care to the next level. With the dropping... Continue Reading

5 Companies That’ll Make You Want to Wrap Your Hair at Night

We all know that protecting our hair at night is an essential step to growing and maintaining strong, beautiful natural hair. But 100% cotton bandanas draw out the moisture from your hair, doorags leave indentations on your forehead, and beauty supply storescarves never ever stay on… especially when you’re trying to sleep in rollers, rods, or Curlformers.... Continue Reading

4 Alternatives To Oil and Butter For Sealing Moisture In Natural Hair

When Izzy (my hair) was much shorter, I never thought it was necessary to “seal” my hair. Why? Because my hair’s porosity is fairly low, so “sealing” in moisture was never imperative to keep my hair moisturized. If you’re unfamiliar, “sealing” natural hair simply means to use a butter or oil to coat the hair... Continue Reading

4 Top Quality, All-Natural Skincare Lines from Our Favorite Natural Hair Companies

Do you go hard in the paint looking at ingredient lists for your hair products? Are you sulfate-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, petrolatum-free, phthalate-free, artificial coloring-free, etc etc? Or perhaps you pay attention to the ingredients in your hair products because your current regimen experiment (i.e. Curly Girl method, Max Hydration method, etc) requires it. Regardless,... Continue Reading

7 Foams and Setting Lotions for Roller, Rod and Curlformer Sets

Curl sets done with perm rods, flexi rods, magnetic rollers, straws and Curlformers are popular styles for transitioners and naturals alike. Sets offer a longer lasting styling alternative to braid outs, twist outs and bantu knot outs — smoothing the hair and creating uniform curls of various sizes, blending textures and damage, and even setting... Continue Reading

7 Hot T-Shirts and Accessories Inspired By Natural Hair

The natural hair movement has inspired a lot of things — from meetups and shows, to songs and sororities. Although some things may make you want to cringe, a lot of naturally-inspired creations will have you hunting down Etsy shops and pop-up botiques to get your hands on goods. But before you start scrambling for... Continue Reading

4 of the Best Flat Irons for Type 4 Natural Hair

As usual, curls and kinks are always in style, but it’s nice to change it up when the weather permits. Now that the humidity is out of the way and has been replaced with crisp, cool air, it’s time to put that flat iron to work. Here are some of the best flat irons for... Continue Reading

3 Ways Baobob Oil Can Boost Moisture in Both Natural Hair and Skin

  Baobab is a tree native to certain regions in Africa. It produces a fruit with a powdery pulp that contains vitamin C and can be consumed as food or used for medicinal purposes. It is marketed as a “superfruit” because it is rich in antioxidants and it is believed that it can help protect... Continue Reading

Microscope Photos Reveal Bentonite Clay Works Better than Conditioner for Curl Clumping in 4C Hair

After the last post on clumping curls in 4c hair, many of you wanted to see a strict conditioner only vs bentonite only set of results.I have now had the chance to repeat the experiment and this is what I did. The Experiment – My own hair – 7 inch segment cut from the crown... Continue Reading

4 Lesser Known Oils That Promote Shine in Natural Hair

Love them or hate them, oils are here to stay in most women’s arsenal of hair products. Finding the right oil for your hair could make the difference between a perfectly moisturized coif or a dried out mess littered with white specks of hardened butter. Naturals the world over use oils to achieve all kinds... Continue Reading

More Natural Hair Businesses are Crowdfunding — But Not All Are Finding Success

Crowdfunding is the new black. Almost every day, I receive another alert for a Gofundme, Indiegogo or Kickstarter campaign with people asking me to donate for anything and everything, from funding weddings to medical procedures, to business endeavors. Businesses are finding ways to capitalize off of these initiatives, which may not necessarily be a bad... Continue Reading

Microscope Photos Reveal That Gels Have Little Effect on 4C Hair

Hair gel is a product that some naturals love and can’t leave without but for others, it is beyond useless as they may find it drying and damaging in addition to not doing anything at all visibly to the hair. I recently experimented with a number of popular hair gels on swatches of my own... Continue Reading

7 Gorgeous Natural Hair Accessories To Rock This Fall

Ladies, let’s talk hair accessories! I’m all for embellishing natural hair with cute barrettes, scarves and headbands. Hair accessories add flair to any look and can bring otherwise “tired” styles to life. Check out my list of must have hair embellishments for natural hair. Flower Power I know we’re going into the fall season, but... Continue Reading

The Myth of Natural Commercial Hair Products

As a scientist, I am actually very liberal with the word natural and my view is that everything has a natural origin. However, I am deeply aware that for most consumers when purchasing a product from a company using the words for curly hair, botanical, natural or organic, there is an expectation of many natural... Continue Reading

4 Popular Natural Hair Products and Their Cheaper Yet Effective Substitutes

The first thing I look at when considering a hair product is the ingredients label of course. You can never really know all the ins and out that went into producing a product but the ingredients label by far is a great clue. There are many products that many naturals have found and love but... Continue Reading