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...
May 20, 2015
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.
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.
January 8, 2015
The product junkie life is REAL. When I first went natural, I had no idea what to do with my hair or use in it. The products I was using for my straight hair weren’t working for my natural transitioning hairstyles. When I cut my straight ends off, some of the products I used while transitioning were not doing the same job for my fully natural hair. I also went through a “product turnover”: I stopped using products with sulfates, silicones, parabens, and a few other things. And being the product junkie I am, I never threw away any of the products that I still had with the wrong ingredients. Sometimes I’ll try a product, then not like it, never use it again, forget I bought it, six months later buy it again, and then find the OTHER bottle and freak out. I have so many products in my bathroom, but I still feel like I spend so much money every month just on products! My bathroom looks like the ethnic hair section at Wal-Mart. But I have learned that sometimes being a product junkie can have a few plus sides. I have finally figured out some ways to pull those old products out from the back of the shelf. Here are some reasons I have found to reuse your products and make use of those non-empties you still have from eight months ago.