Why Should We Deep Condition Our Hair?

Deep conditioning (DC) is important to maintaining healthy and happy hair – natural or relaxed. If performed on a regular basis, this treatment helps our hair retain moisture and protects it “deep” within the fiber to support the hair until the next treatment. The protective action of regular conditioners last only a few days. Therefore, … Continue reading Why Should We Deep Condition Our Hair?

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5 Essential Oils Your Natural Hair Will Love!

It’s time to step your oil game up! Not only is it inexpensive, it’s essential to the overall health of your natural hair. There are a lot of different oils out there, but there is a handful I believe work best and provide a wide-range of benefits.

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is one of the best oils for moisturizing dry hair. It’s packed with great vitamins like B, D, & E that keep hair healthy and strong.

Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO)

This is one of my favorite oils because of its thick texture. It’s great for sealing ends and because it promotes growth, it’s a great oil to use as a hot oil treatment. JBCO is also known for repairing damaged hair.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil! A natural’s favorite. Coconut oil has many uses from promoting hair growth, moisturizing, to preventing breakage. It’s basically an all in one package. If you’re not one to use a lot of different products, this is the oil for you. It can be used for hair, skin, nails, cooking – you name it and coconut oil can do it!

Peppermint Oil

I wouldn’t put this oil directly on your hair, but it’s great for the scalp. Use peppermint oil to stimulate hair growth and keep your scalp from creating build up. Remember to dilute with another oil or water. I made the mistake of putting it directly on and I nearly burned my scalp to a crisp. Learn from my mistake and dilute, dilute, dilute!

Olive Oil

Olive Oil is considered to be the “godmother” of hair oil. Like coconut oil, this is a staple for most naturals. It’s the one oil everyone is familiar with and is most likely in your kitchen right now. This is great to use for deep conditioning, hot oil treatments, or simply to seal in moisture from your leave-in conditioner.

Remember you can always mix and match your oils. Create your own concoction that meets the needs of your own hair. I use these oils separately, but I also have a mix I use for different things, so experiment!

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It’s time to step your oil game up! Not only is it inexpensive, it’s essential to the overall health of your natural hair. There are a lot of different oils out there, but there is a handful I believe work best and provide a wide-range of benefits. Try using these five oils your hair will love you for!

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is one of the best oils for moisturizing dry hair. It’s packed with great vitamins like B, D, & E that keep hair healthy and strong.

RELATED: How To Go Natural For CHEAP! [ORIGINAL]

Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO)

This is one of my favorite oils because of its thick texture. It’s great for sealing ends and because it promotes growth, it’s a great oil to use as a hot oil treatment. JBCO is also known for repairing damaged hair.

RELATED: 5 Great Products To Keep Natural Hair…

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Black Hair: My Wash Day Regimen

DSCF0378[1]So today is wash day! Keep reading to find out what I use to shampoo my hair.

In previous posts I already mentioned that I only shampoo my hair once a month; because of that, my shampooing process is more extensive to make sure I get rid of all the product and build up from the month, and to make sure I am not to harsh on my hair in the process.

The first step is the pre-poo which is basically a hot oil treatment that coats your strands so that the shampoo doesn’t overly strip your hair of its natural oils (basically acting like a barrier). This is also a great time to give yourself a scalp massage, which increases blood flow to the scalp, and aids in hair growth.

The oils I use are EVCO (Extra Virgin Coconut Oil), JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil), and Darcy’s Botanicals Peppermint Scalp Elixir.

You will also need an applicator bottle.

 

The Tee-Hive

So today is wash day! Keep reading to find out what I use to shampoo my hair.

In previous posts I already mentioned that I only shampoo my hair once a month; because of that, my shampooing process is more extensive to make sure I get rid of all the product and build up from the month, and to make sure I am not to harsh on my hair in the process.

The first step is the pre-poo which is basically a hot oil treatment that coats your strands so that the shampoo doesn’t overly strip your hair of its natural oils (basically acting like a barrier). This is also a great time to give yourself a scalp massage, which increases blood flow to the scalp, and aids in hair growth.

The oils I use are EVCO (Extra Virgin Coconut Oil), JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil), and Darcy’s Botanicals Peppermint…

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Living With the Kinks: Hairstyles, Quick Natural Up-dos & Twists

Someone mentioned, in one of my Google+ communities, how protective hairstyles would keep me level-headed on the matter of giving up when I’m at the state of not knowing what to do with my hair. I am, without a doubt, not going to toss all this time I’ve invested in this natural journey and go … Continue reading Living With the Kinks: Hairstyles, Quick Natural Up-dos & Twists

Pentagon: Army to review controversial ban on twists, other natural black hairstyles

When there is an issue that millions of people can relate to, it is worth fighting for; for the right to be done. The Pentagon said Tuesday that the military would review controversial grooming policies that led some to accuse the Army of racial bias. Grooming guidelines released in late March, known as Army Regulation 670-1, … Continue reading Pentagon: Army to review controversial ban on twists, other natural black hairstyles

Jamaican History: A History of Black Hair From the 1400s to Present

A History of Black Hair From the 1400s to Present 1444: Europeans trade on the west coast of Africa with people wearing elaborate hairstyles, including locks, plaits and twists. 1619: First slaves brought to Jamestown; African language, culture and grooming tradition begin to disappear. 1700s: Calling black hair “wool,” many whites dehumanize slaves. The more … Continue reading Jamaican History: A History of Black Hair From the 1400s to Present