Natural Hair Care

3 Tools that Promote Moisture in Natural Hair

Moisture doesn’t just come from the products we apply to our hair, it can also come from what we use to manage and care for it. Check out 3 tools that promote moisture in natural hair: 1. Satin Pillow Case/Scarf You should all be familiar with this by now. At night you should protect your... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Hair While Transitioning!

By Christina of  The Mane Objective When I first decided to transition my heat damaged hair, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Sure, two or three months in wasn’t that big of a deal. Most of my hair was still heat damaged, and I could fake a wash n’ go if... Continue Reading

3 Solutions to Dry Winter Hair

By Jc of The Natural Haven Bloom For those of us currently in the grip of winter, the dry cold winter air may be wreaking havoc to your hair.  The first basic solution to dryness is of course to add water to the hair. However, what should you do if misting it up every night , morning... Continue Reading

How to SHORTEN Your Deep Conditioning Time

By Geniece of Beautifully Made When I began my healthy hair journey in the fall of 2009 I was Ms. Diligent.  I washed and deep conditioned my hair weekly, alternated protein and moisturizing treatments, baggied during the week and wore protective styles 24/7. After a few months, I realized that my efforts had paid off. My... Continue Reading

Naptural85′s Daily, Weekly and ‘Anytime’ Moisturizing Regimens

By Naptural85 A popular question I receive on my Facebook Wall and Twitter Page is How can I repair my dry hair? I can’t get it to retain moisture!?” I did a video on this specific topic, which I’ll link below, but I also wanted to address it on my blog for anyone who might have missed the video.... Continue Reading

3 Simple Recipes for Homemade Moisturizers and Sealants

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Put on your apron, grab your utensils, and get to mixing: 1. Whipped Shealoe with Grapeseed Oil – great non-greasy sealant Ingredients: - ½ cup unrefined shea butter - ¼ cup aloe vera gel - 2 tbsp grapeseed oil - 1 tsp pure honey (some say it helps to... Continue Reading

Want Longer Hair? Rinse Your Ends!

By Jc of The Natural Haven Bloom If your goal is to get your hair longer then you have to start really caring for the ends (any hair which is more than 3 inches away from the root — older than 6-8 months).  Long hair is very old hair, usually at least 3 years for mid-back length  and... Continue Reading

5 Myths About Black Hair Care

Style Icon Chanel By Audrey Sivasothy, author of Hair Care Rehab Misinformation can be just as stubborn as frizz or those pesky flyaways – it’s difficult to manage, impossible to reason with and it just keeps coming back. Old wives’ tales and ineffective products that claim to treat or rehabilitate hair often have a placebo effect... Continue Reading

Protecting Your Nape During the Winter Months

By Geniece of Beautifully Made One winter during high school a strange thing began to happen to my hair. My hair was relaxed at the time and up until that point gave me little to no problems. I rarely used direct heat because my mother would roller set my hair and I regularly washed and oiled... Continue Reading

6 Ways to Keep Your Hair in Great Condition When Life Gets Busy

Style Icon Jennifer By Chinwe of Hair and Health Have you ever been just too busy to do your wash routine? too busy to deep condition? too busy to style your hair? Many of us have been just too busy at one time or another. Whether school has gotten us bogged down in homework OR our... Continue Reading

8 Amazing Homemade Aloe Vera Recipes for Natural Hair

Via ChocolateHairVanillaCare.com We have tried all of the recipes below, and as with all homemade mixes we’ve altered the ratio of items to suit our own needs. Please feel free to experiment with ratios, as well as swap out items with your favourite oils, to get them to serve you best. The aloe base for... Continue Reading

Understanding Terminal Length and Predicting Hair Growth

Style Icon Courtney By Jc of The Natural Haven Bloom It is a sad fact that there is an inherent fear among many women that their hair simply cannot get past a certain length. Many fear their hair may never get past chin or shoulder length. This fear is reinforced in part because natural hair can... Continue Reading

How To Do a Simple, At-Home Hot Oil Treatment

As the weather gets colder (and ends get drier and crunchier), it’s great to bust out the oils for a hot oil treatment. Treatments with penetrating oils are great for infusing deep moisture and strength, while treatments with coating oils add a layer of protection and shine. Click below for Naptural85′s simple tutorial: Continue Reading

4 of the Best Shampoos for Naturals and Transitioners

By Christina of The Mane Objective Yeah, I said it. Shampoo. Although many naturals swear by co-washing and various clarifying rinses, you can’t deny the cleaning power of a good shampoo. These days, there are many viable alternatives to your OG sulfate shampoos that leave your hair and scalp clean, without totally stripping them stark naked... Continue Reading

5 Tips to Combat Knots and Tangles in Type 4 Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Tight coils, little to no curl pattern, and major shrinkage make type 4 natural hair an environment conducive to knots and tangles.  Imagine tossing several tightly coiled wires into a bag haphazardly.  Now imagine removing these wires one by one from the bag. You will get knots and tangles... Continue Reading

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