Hair conditioner has been dismantled and over-analyzed. Sometimes the whole “do this not that” concept can be quite confusing. How long to leave it on? Can you leave it longer than recommended? Let’s talk about rinse out conditioner. It seems easy like ABC but can be puzzling when it comes to applying it after your shampoo. The back of the bottle makes the directions very point form and they don’t tell you how to maximize the moisturizing benefits of your conditioning session. Continue reading
Most of you have been wondering how to make your natural hair shiny and lustrous! It’s all about the hair rinse. Should you rinse with cold water?
The answer is yes! Cold water seals your cuticles and makes your hair appear more sheen like. I noticed that when I used to rinse with a higher temperature, I would have dry looking hair after it dried. Continue reading
Right now I’m all on board with making sure I combat dry hair and get soft natural hair instead. I have found some moisture rich oils to work with and experimenting has been key to that. I have curls that tend to be soft when I take care of them and just plain mean when I neglect them. I’ve been able to wear a lot of protective hair styles to get me through Old Man Winter.
Since I can not find any natural hair salons around (to get my deep conditioning mask), I have taken to working it all on my own at home. I realize that experimenting is not for everyone. Some people don’t have the time to go through all that work. Myself included, I get lazy at times! I like to share my discoveries and make it easier on you to try the hair masks out for your dry hair.
With honey being sticky, I was a bit antsy about putting it into my scalp. But fear not! Here is the simple deep conditioning recipe that I used. Continue reading
Dear Jane and Jedi:
I am a natural lady and I was wondering what your experience is with flat irons? Do you straighten your natural hair? If so, I have thick, coarse, hair and was wondering what flat irons work best! I am almost at the point of giving up. I went on Youtube and saw the Milstan Feather Flat Iron! It looks great and probably something that can handle my coarse, thick hair. Help! Any opinions will be really appreciated.
Thanks is advance,
To elaborate on the message we sent back to Abigail…
Straightening natural hair is something that is feared by many ladies who are in the process of keeping their hair in a non-manipulated state. Personally, I like to have a straightening session to get that length check and trim away those spit ends. With that said, it’s been more than 8 months since I last used some heat! Continue reading
It takes a courageous woman to go out there without her crown of glory. Khalil Gibran said the following words:
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
How is the wind going to caress my hair if I shave my hair! These are the thoughts of a vain woman coming into light at how beautiful bald women can be.
I am talking about voluntarily getting out there with a shaver in one hand then hitting the streets with a short buzz. Some women are more comfortable with wigs, some weaves and some, straight up natural hair. Continue reading
Living in a cold climate where we have snow 7 months out of the 12 (I know how depressing…) makes moisturizing our hair a very key essential part of preventing breakage as well as achieving and retaining length. This is where glycerin comes in handy. -Vegetable glycerin works very well as a moisturizer for healthy hair. So where am I going with this? Natural curly hair is normally dry so in order to maintain soft, healthy hair, the right amount of moisture is required. Keep reading to find out the ways you can use vegetable glycerin in order to acheive healthier hair.
Why Vegetable Glycerin?
Vegetable glycerin is naturally hygroscopic. In layman terms, this simply means that it absorbs moisture from its surroundings. This is one of the Continue reading