Hands down one of the most frustrating battles naturals have with their hair is shrinkage. No matter how long your hair is, it always seems to magically shorten up when it dries. You take out the time to twist, define and ensure every curl is in place only for it to shrivel towards your scalp hiding all the length you’re worked so hard for.
Are you using weaves or wigs as a protective style method to grow your hair? If so you may find that these methods are doing more harm than good. Despite this popular trend the techniques used to install these styles can damage your hair and have the opposite effect. The next time you wear these styles use these easy tips to prevent damage and keep your hair safe from breakage.
"Detox" has become a popular term in the health and fitness world, but what does it really mean? In the context of natural hair, detoxification is the process of removing any product buildup, dirt, and other toxins that may have built up over time causing issues like scalp irritation and flakes. By detoxifying your hair regularly, you can restore its natural beauty and curl definition.
Caring for your natural hair is personal. Your hair care routine can vary depending on your texture, where you live, the hair styles you wear, hair care techniques you use, and even the products you use. If you’re tired of the complicated hundred-step routines you’ve got options. Check out these multi use conditioners and reclaim your time on your next wash day.
Have you ever stared at your hair in frustration, wishing you could just make it grow longer and fuller? Or maybe you’ve started to notice thinning edges or even bald patches. It’s hard enough keeping our natural hair healthy as is, but when it starts to thin and fall out it’s very upsetting. Don't worry, there are things you can do to encourage hair growth and restore your hair back to its healthiest state!
One of the most dangerous things in the natural hair community is...Misinformation! There is so much misinformation about what is good for your hair. So many things that claim to help your hair, but actually damage your hair. That’s why it’s important to do your own research before jumping into any hair trends. One popular hair trend that falls into this category is using yeast infection treatment on your scalp.
When you're in a toxic relationship with your hair, you notice it's dry, brittle, breaking. It can be hella frustrating. It can leave you feeling overwhelmed like you hate your hair. It’s time to leave everything toxic and get into a healthy & loving relationship with your hair. Here's what to do for the red flags
Ever wondered if hair vitamins work or if it's all hype? Are they really worth it? With so much information it’s not easy cutting through the noise and getting to the truth. We’ve done the hard work and broken down the biggest questions and concerns about hair vitamins. Warning! Not all vitamins are created equal here’s how to find the right ones for you.
Postpartum shedding is a natural phenomenon that women go through after giving birth. The decrease in pregnancy hormones causes a sudden reduction of nutrients in your body. The remaining nutrients are delivered to your essential organs like the heart, lungs and for milk production for nursing mothers. Your hair, skin and nails get any nutrients that are left over and haven’t been distributed to your vital organs. In order to ensure your hair, skin and nails aren’t neglected add these things to your daily routine:
It's not always easy to find the right protein treatment for your hair. Many naturalistas find themselves on a never-ending quest, and that’s no fun! Protein treatments have many benefits for natural curly hair including: improving elasticity which helps reduce breakage; adding shine to dull locks; and even reducing frizziness. Your hair will have different needs depending on what you’ve exposed it to. Here are the best protein treatments for your hair needs.
We've all been on the search for the "perfect" oil. The one that will add shine, moisture and control to our curls without making them limp or greasy. And while many of us have found what we think is our match, people often ask us what's the difference between moisturizing oils vs sealing oils? Do moisturizing oils actually moisturize? We're here to set the record straight!
Natural hair has a bad reputation. People think it's hard to manage, time consuming and expensive. That's just not true. It's only hard to manage if you were never taught how. Naturally curly hair takes the same time investment as straight hair and it's less expensive than relaxers and weaves. Natural hair is can be simple and fun.In order to have the best experience you need a few things in place.
Going natural was an impromptu decision. I watched YouTube and failed at every attempt to recreate the styles. My hair wouldn't curl due to heat damage. So, I made an appointment and big chopped the next day. I had no idea how to maintain my hair. I had no products and no hair care routine.
Here's what I wish I knew before going natural.
Your scalp goes through a lot...everything from chemical treatments, tension from pulling your hair too tight, styling, detangling, heat, and product buildup. It's important to rejuvenate your scalp after all the wear and tear and hot oil treatments do just that.