April 5, 2016
PSA: This review is not sponsored! I spent my own money on these products to give you an honest review because I love natural hair and I’m a product junkie who’s always on the search for the perfect hair products. I recently purchased the Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Collection because I’m always looking for products that help repair and protect damaged hair. I was mainly attracted to the name: Almond Milk. I know of the health benefits of almond milk...
January 14, 2016
I ran across a picture of the new Shea Moisture Low and High Porosity hair product lines on Tumblr and ran, almost literally, to Target to check them out for myself. I have many products that target a certain hair type, but I have never seen a product-let alone a whole line of products that targeted porosity. Knowing your hair’s porosity level is key to knowing how to achieve maximum moisture levels and how to choose styling products. Low porosity hair is usually...
December 18, 2015
For the better part of two years, I strictly used Shea butter to style my hair. It worked well at locking in moisture and keeping my hair soft and shiny for DAYS. My hair always came out well-defined, and the style would last as long as the moisture would. It also isn’t very expensive: I can usually catch it on sale at Whole Foods. One tube, mixed with oils, can last me months. Shea butter is the real MVP. This...
December 1, 2015
I was in dire need of a trim and could not wait until Christmas. The shears were calling me… But, I never trim my hair curly, always straight. It allows me to see the raggedy ends clearer. And the weather was close to perfect for it. I am now 3 years 4 months natural, and I’m still loving every moment. Straightening my hair this time was a little emotional for me because I haven’t seen my hair this long and this...
August 30, 2015
n the past couple of months, my hair has really seen some MAJOR growth! Lately, it has been taking forever to dry my hair, and I just couldn't figure out why. My regimen hadn't really changed much, so I knew that wasn't the cause. It’s still hot out here in Louisiana, so it has nothing to do with the weather. Then, I finally realized that because my hair had grown so much, and become so thick, it required extra drying time (almost twice as much as it used to!). Today, my hair is a comfortable APL (arm pit length; I say comfortable because I dont have to pull it till my head hurts or the hair is completely taught to reach it. I just gently pull and it stretches there with little effort). It feels like just yesterday I was an inch or two away from reaching this goal. I took some time to reflect on the things that I was doing differently to possibly cause this and I came up with this hopefully helpful list.
August 8, 2015
Recently, I have been trying to initiate a better, healthier growth pattern for my hair and have been exploring ways to increase my hair growth rate. Let's talk about what I've found out.
May 1, 2015
Shea Moisture is one of my favorite natural hair brands, and a lot of their products have been staples in my regimen since my transitioning days. I believe I have tried almost every single one of their products. Their collection of hair masks are in constant rotation in my regimen. I have bought each one at least twice and some countless amounts of times. I almost feel like a SM mask connoisseur… No? Well, maybe just an enthusiast… Each mask has a special purpose for my hair, and I wanted to share my methods with others. If you’re looking to try a new mask for a specific reason, I may be able to help you out.