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Natural Hair DIY | My Year-Round, Multi-Purpose Hair Oil

There are so many oils and oil blends out there, how do you choose? Each oil has its own advantages and ways of helping your hair. In my opinion, the best way to get the benefits of them all is to mix oils with different benefits together and use it accordingly. All the oils in my oil mixture cover the basics - moisture retention, promotion of growth, strengthen hair, prevention of split ends - and don’t overlap too much, which basically means that I tried to make sure that the benefits of one oil are different from another.

How to Use Shea Moisture Hair Masques

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.

Doin too Much? | Caring and Styling Natural Hair for Growth

These past few months I have been feeding my creative mind with new and innovative hairstyles. So much so that I have been styling my hair off, literally. Dyeing my hair in late December didn't help, either. I also have swayed in my declaration to stick to only natural products and have been using products containing ingredients I try to stay away from, like silicones. This unholy hair trinity has been a recipe for disaster. My healthy hair journey has not been completely ruined but definitely put at a stand still. When I straightened my hair last week it seemed thinner than the last time it was straightened. The ends felt straggly, which is unusual because it’s been 3 months since my last trim and my ends don’t start to feel like this until month 4-5, which is when I usually trim. I haven’t retained much length since December. My goal for the next few months is to give my hair the utmost TLC so that I can finally retain some of the length I crave. I feel that I need to stop experimenting for a while and go back to the basics and focus on moisture retention and protein balance, which will result in longer, healthier hair. These are some of the steps I will take to get my to bounce back.