Scalp Health

Does the “Greenhouse Effect” Really Increase Hair Growth?

By Chinwe of Hair and Health What is the “Greenhouse Effect” (GHE) Method?  In short, it involves sleeping with a shower cap over your hair (or just wearing one for a long period of time) in order to encourage a steamy, warm environment – hence the name “greenhouse effect” – that increases hair growth.  This... Continue Reading

6 Natural Anti-Dandruff Remedies

by Rachel of Beautifully Nappy Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Rinse Mix 1 cup of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water into a spray bottle. Spray on your hair and scalp. Massage it into your scalp gently. Leave it in your hair for about 5-15mins then rinse. Moisturize as desired (preferably with something light like... Continue Reading

How To Prevent Damage To Your Edges

If you stay ready, You ain’t got to get ready [Repeat 2x] Wise words once spoken by the Oakland born, Compton raised, and Pomona living west coast rapper Suga Free. What exactly does that have to do with natural hair, Christina? For me…everything! It’s really important when it comes to how I go about preserving... Continue Reading

The Link Between Crown Breakage and Porosity in Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health (This article was inspired by a conversation I had with a lovely natural, my sis, Jacqueline.) For some ladies, hair in the crown area is more susceptible to breakage than in other regions of the scalp. The source of this susceptibility may be some sort of trauma and/or damage... Continue Reading

3 Researched Recipes to Regrow Edges and Recover from Shedding

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Are you having difficulty regrowing your edges?  Or maybe you are having a hard time recovering from hair loss or severe shedding?  Well the following recipes may probably help.  (Keep in mind that while these recipes are based on reviewed studies, they are not guaranteed solutions, especially depending on... Continue Reading

7 Herbal Rinses for Hair Growth and Scalp Health

by Kiianah of Rockin’ it Napptural There are many environmental factors that contribute to unhealthy hair. Heat, dry indoor air, hair dyes, shampoos, and styling products can lead to breakage, split ends, stunted growth, dry and brittle natural hair. A hair rinse is a very inexpensive way to treat and strengthen hair and scalp, and... Continue Reading

3 Types of Scalp Irritation and How to Deal with Them

I started to notice that the condition of my scalp impacted my hair routine not long after I had my first chemical relaxer. I was 12 when my hair was first relaxed, so the change in my scalp were probably compounded by factors related to puberty. Still, even after I reached adulthood I noticed changes... Continue Reading

4 Benefits of Grapeseed Oil + How to Use it on Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Many women use olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and even jojoba oil on their hair in some fashion. However, few use or know about grapeseed oil. WHY USE GRAPESEED OIL: 1.  It is inexpensive.  Compared to your more popular hair oils, this one is fairly inexpensive.  Depending on... Continue Reading

How Natural Oils and Butters Can Irritate Dandruff

via TheBeautyBrains.com Duchess Gummy Buns says… I saw on this hair blog that if you have dandruff you should avoid putting natural oils on your scalp because it would make it worse. If this is true I am so sad because I really loved massaging oil into my scalp but i wonder if that’s why... Continue Reading

How to Regulate Scalp Conditions from the Inside Out

As you all (might) know, in addition to being a transitioner, blogger, awesome girlfriend (haha), and wellness enthusiast, I am also a psoriasis  sufferer. Gosh, that sounds worse than it actually is. But anyway, I make mention of that because there are several challenges that confront those of us who have psoriasis, especially on our... Continue Reading

4 Natural Remedies to Relieve an Itchy Scalp

Via MadameNoire.com Of the many problems that plague women and hair care, a HUGE concern is how to alleviate or get rid of itchy scalp. Sometimes scalp irritations are minor annoyances due to product build-up or changes in the weather. While no one is excited to see loose flakes of dandruff dotting their clothing, most... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Fight Flakes This Winter

By Christina of The Mane Objective Earlier this Summer, I wrote a well-received article for Black Girl with Long Hair about scalp psoriasis and remedies. The information I wrote still very much holds true, but Winter weather adds a whooooole new dimension to skin and hair care. We all know that Winter cold can be drying... Continue Reading

3 Hair Conditions that are Mistaken for Dandruff

By Audrey Sivasothy, author of The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care Everyone has had to deal with dandruff at one point or another.  And let’s face it, those flakes are just never welcome!  For most of us, a quick washing with Head and Shoulders,  Nizoral, Selsun Blue, or some tea-tree... Continue Reading

Dealing with Scalp Psoriasis and Natural Hair: What Works & What Doesn’t

By Christina of The Mane Objective Scalp challenges go far beyond dandruff and excess oil. There are some scalp conditions that require medical attention and regular treatments and if left uncared for, can result in hair loss and damage. Not to mention, they can be unsightly, embarrassing, and carry self-esteem crushing social stigmas. Three of the... Continue Reading

7 Tips for Repairing Crown Area Thinning & Breakage

By Audrey Sivasothy, author of The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care Crown area hair breakage can be very distressing, especially when the rest of your hair is flourishing. It can also be frustrating when your hair’s hemline is shaped like a W rather than a healthy U or V because of crown... Continue Reading

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