Your hair needs some oil!  If you have done ANY research into growing and maintaining natural hair, then I'm sure you have come across many articles and videos discussing the importance of oils for natural hair. I'm going to take it one step further and tell you the top 10 oils for your your natural hair in 2021. Read on to learn the best oils for natural hair and which oils would work best based on your  hair porosity .  Please be sure to check the ingredients list before purchasing to ensure you are purchasing concentrated oil instead of an oil filled with other ingredients. Overall Best Oils for Natural Hair #1 Jojoba Oil Jojoba oil is by far my favorite oil to use on my natural curls.  This oil protects against breakage by helping to reduce dryness and will even help to moisturize your delicate tresses.  Jojoba oil is packed with vitamins including, vitamin c, d, and e, which makes it perfect for strengthening hair. #2 Grapeseed Oil Grapeseed oil is a lightweight oil that...
With all that is happening in current events, it seems as if this is the perfect opportunity to continue to push the agenda for change forward. There are so many ways that you can get involved; one way is leveraging your buying power. According to a Nielsen report in 2018, the black community had a buying power of 1.2 trillion dollars. If we deliberately chose to spend a percentage of our dollars with black-owned or minority brands, we could help cultivate a new generation of wealth for people of color. Keep reading for a list of black-owned brands that should you should know (in no particular order). Black-Owned Hair Brands Mielle Organics View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mielle Organics LLC (@mielleorganics) on May 3, 2020 at 4:00pm PDT Launched in 2014 by Michelle Rodriguez, a registered nurse, this brand focuses on natural hair care for all hair types and prides itself on using organic ingredients. Taliah Waajid View this post on Inst...
I had the opportunity to try the Aunt Jackie's Grapeseed Style and Shine Recipes line.  You can check out the video below of me trying out the products and see my honest review of this line.   The Review ...
Trying to detangle my thick and coily hair can sometimes become quite daunting.  Because of this, I am always looking for ways to make the entire process easier. I was intrigued by this product that claimed to make everyday detangling fast and painless. My curiosity got the best of me, so I decided to test the claims of the Remington "Tame the Mane" Electric Detangling Brush.  Would it help me detangle my thick bush quickly and free of pain??? First Impression The cost of the product is set around $20 and can be purchased  HERE . When I received the product, I noticed a little blonde girl with long curly hair on the packaging.  This did not make me confident in the results to say the least...but I digress. The product is a vibrant purple with teeth that made me extremely nervous about putting it anywhere near my hair.  The detangling brush is cordless and takes batteries, which is definitely a plus.  This means that you can "tame the mane" on the go.   ...
Let's face it... Most naturals want to find ways to display the length of the hair.  We do so much to nurture our hair; of course we want to show off the hard work and dedication that has went into growing it. If you want to find ways to stretch your hair, continue reading.  Included below are 4 sure-fire ways to stretch your hair so that everyone can admire your length. 1. Flat Twists  Flat twists are a quick and easy way to stretch your hair.  In order to achieve optimal results, we suggest using between 6-8 sections.   2. Banding Method The banding method involves sectioning your hair into at least four sections. For each section use a hair tie to put section into a ponytail.  Continue to place hair ties around the length of each ponytail until you reach the ends.  See picture for an example 3.  African Threading  This method for stretching the hair is similar to the banding method. Section your hair into 4-6 parts. Take each section and wra...
Benny Harlem quickly grew in popularity due to images like these going viral on Instagram.   Women everywhere began fawning over Harlem's chiseled cheekbones and of course the beautiful hair that adorns his head. I still remember the iconic photo that made him and his daughter an internet sensation.  It was a beautiful representation of Black Love shared between father and daughter.  I will admit, when I first saw this picture,  I was blown away! I thought Benny Harlem and his baby girl deserved to be on someone's magazine cover. As some of you may know, the purpose of this site has always been to encourage young girls and women alike, to embrace their natural hair and stand proud in their own beauty.  Because of this, I was proud to see an African American man preaching the same thing.  The 💩 Has Hit The Fan Fast forward some time later and it appears that the same people that have praised Benny Harlem and his unmistakeable hair have started to turn on hi...
A t some point in our Natural Hair journey we have all heard of the signature Deva Cut that could help get your curls into formation. That signature cut was developed and implemented by DevaCurl.  DevaCurl has now become known for what I consider luxury hair care products.  Most of their products range from $20 to $60... so yes, the prices can be very steep.  Oh My GIF from Antm GIFs Source: DevaCurl Because of the luxury prices, I have been afraid to try out the DevaCurl hair products.  Fortunately for me, I was recently sent one DevaCurl's newest products to try out, Super Stretch - the Coconut Curl Elongator. Disclaimer - I did receive this complimentary, but this will have no bearing on my honest review!  The Claims DevaCurl Claims that Super Stretch "weightlessly elongates curls and maintains definition" . The website states that the product is " Versatile and lightweight, this styler has a rich velvety texture that the provides the mo...
A s some of you may know, I am a product junkie.  The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. 😉Because of my obsession with buying and trying out different hair products, I feel comfortable with sharing with you all my favorite styling gels that can help you have the ultimate curl poppagé (yes, I just made that word up).  This list will include some budget options, for those that want to save a bit of coin and some splurge options for those that don't mind spending a few extra dollars.  The point is, there are plenty of products that you can use that will fit into your budget and allow your curls to win! Budget Friendly 1. EcoStyler Gel This has been my tried and true gel from the beginning of my natural hair journey. It has done right by me; helping me achieve sleek ponytails, curly high puffs, and wash and gos with a shiny, elongated curl. This product can definitely go the distance at price that won't break the bank.  You can find this ...
Source: Huffington Post If you look on any social media site, you will certainly encounter images of black women with  uber long natural hair... And you may be wondering why your hair hasn't inched past your collar bone. I've been there. My hair became stagnant once I reached just above shoulder length (SL) and I had no idea why my hair was stuck.  If you are having those thoughts and want to beat the hair growth rut that you may be experiencing, check to see if you are making any of these mistakes, and CORRECT immediately. Mistake #1 - Not clipping your split ends I am a harsh offender of this mistake.  Lock me up and throw away the key.  I hate when any stylist pulls out those treacherous scissors... BUT the truth is cutting split ends are necessary to save the healthy hair.   If you refuse to clip your ends, that split will make its way up your hair shaft and do significant damage.  This will inevitably lead to you cutting off more of your hair.  Now you h...
Let's face it, the Summer heat and humidity can take any hairstyle from fab to drab in about 5 minutes.  I live in an area where July is filled with days that temps soar above 90°.  Because of this, it is imperative for me to have some different styles that I can rock without fear of my hair turning into a poufy mess.  Here are some styles that you can rock confidently in the Summer Heat! Wash & Go The Wash & Go is a style that can be easily achieved with the right products.  For best results, start on freshly cleansed hair and use a great great gel that will hold your curls even when it's hot and muggy outside. 2.  Feedin Cornrows Source: Pinterest Feedin Cornrows are the perfect low maintenance style especially for those hitting the islands or just local beach town.  3. Crochet Hairstyles Pinterest Pinterest Crochets can be a cost-saving way to have a glamorous look. There are a variety of crochet...
When I first decided to ditch the relaxers, it wasn't for some profound, self-reflecting reason. I was not thinking about connecting to my culture, promoting self-love, or building bonds with other fro wearing women. My decision to go natural was based purely on the fact that I wanted to grow my hair.  For years, I had struggled to get my hair to grow beyond my collar bone.  I had always encountered some type of breakage that prevented me from having the long hair that I once had as a child. Once I started researching and experimenting with various products, I have discovered the best products that work great for MY hair. These products have aided me in achieving longer, stronger hair.  I am so ecstatic about the growth and strength of my hair, that I definitely want to share the wealth with you so that you are not spending hundreds of dollars experimenting on the WRONG products.  Before we jump into the ULTIMATE list of Hair Products, I must state the obvious; Although thes...