Natural Hair Products

4 Edge Pomades that Tame Wash n’ Go Frizz

For the past couple of years, it seems that several hair brands are incorporating “edge pomades” into their lineup. These products have a similar consistency to the Let’s Jam! Pomade of yesteryear, but usually without mineral oil and more natural ingredients. Used to often slick back edges and smooth hair for protective styles, edge pomades... Continue Reading

3 Shampoos with Super Slip for Natural Hair

Finding a good shampoo for natural, highly textured hair has been somewhat of a journey over the past few years. There are co-washes and cleansing conditioners aplenty, but a good, sudsy shampoo that gets up the gunk without leaving your hair feeling stripped and straw-like? Those are hard to come by. The average “sulfate-free” shampoo... Continue Reading

7-Blend Hot Oil Treatment for Softness, Moisture and Shine in Natural Hair

Vlogger Naptural85 gives the secret to softness, moisture and shine with her 7-blend hot (or warm) oil treatment! She recommends that the treatment be kept in overnight and rinsed out the next morning. The flexi-rod set above was done after she applied the treatment, and we can see the beauty and shine! Here are the... Continue Reading

Are Some Detangling Tools Harmful to Natural Hair?

  Stop for a minute and think about the most challenging aspect of your hair routine. Is it washing your hair? Is it styling? Well, for me it is detangling. I can thoroughly wash my hair in 20 minutes, even less if I wash my hair every 5-7 days. I can make my styles as... Continue Reading

Snail Slime Is a Dominican Secret for Hair Strength and Shine, Treating Acne and Scarring

Nature is incredible, and it is fascinating to see how various cultures harness it for beauty and health. For decades Dominican women have used snail slime for everything from imparting strength and shine to hair, to treating acne, wrinkles and scarring. has the details: It is not the snail itself that has been the... Continue Reading

Good Idea or No? Dark and Lovely Releases Products Based on the LOC Method

Today’s beauty industry is like one huge buzzword. Since consumers, especially those with natural hair, began educating themselves more and have taken on a DIY approach to hair care, tons of terms and techniques have been created. And if you watch TV, you’ll see several of them in commercials. I don’t even recall seeing a... Continue Reading

Brands Charging Naturals More for the Same Ingredients

For the last five years or so that I’ve been natural, one of my biggest pet peeves is that my favorite products can’t be found locally. They’re already more expensive than most drugstore products I’ve purchased and then I have to pay shipping on top of that. When you add it all up, it can... Continue Reading

Signs Your Natural Hair Products Have Expired + 4 Tips to Extend Shelf Life

Finding the right products for your hair can be a game of trial and error. This inevitably means that you will buy products that will very soon find their way to the trashcan. However, we sometimes end up throwing away products, not because they don’t work, but because they’ve outlived their shelf life. After a... Continue Reading

Shea Moisture Faces Backlash Over Use of White Children in Online Ads

Shea Moisture usually trends on social media because of their infamous BOGO Free sales that cycle through stores like CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Ulta. This time around, the brand has come under the scrutiny of “Black Twitter”, the social media machine. On February 23rd, Shea Moisture posted this photo and caption to their Twitter account... Continue Reading

Your Salon Products Might Be Fake: How to Spot Grey Market Products

by Christina and Elle When salon brands state their products aren’t guaranteed to be authentic unless purchased from an authorized retailer, I thought that they were simply placing emphasis on their exclusivity and turning us off to getting those products at a discount. To be honest, I didn’t care. I don’t buy products from random eBay... Continue Reading

How to Transform Your Ineffective Hair Products

Over the years I’ve accumulated quite a collection of hair products that made it no further than a storage bin in a closet or under a bed. Now that I know better I stick to a few staple products and typically only buy new products if they can be repurposed for other uses. If you’ve... Continue Reading

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