“You don’t find out you’re an artist because you do something really well. You find out you’re an artist because when you fail you have something within you - strength or belief or just craziness - that picks you back up again.”—Junot Diaz (via emmaswritingthoughts)
Hey Fran! I love your blog and I was wondering if you can help me my hair has been very tangle and matted in the back/crown of my head what am I doing wrong?
Hey! Thank you :)
Are you moisturizing your hair before going to bed and then sleeping on a satin pillowcase to help you retain the moisture? Also, are you using wool winter hats that are drying you out? Try this silk lined beanie or sew a silk/satin lining into your fav hats! The silk/satin fibers aren’t absorbent like cotton, so you’ll be able to stay warm while also retaining your hair’s moisture and shine.
“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”—Wayne Dyer (via slychedelic)
Hey Fran I'm new to the whole transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair. I haven't had a relaxer for about 1 year and just recently I cut my hair to a short bob. My question to you is how do you find out your hair type I'm so confused on how that works.
Congrats on your transition! Hair typing is tricky because no two heads of hair are alike, regardless of how similar the textures look. What really matters is your Porosity (how your hair will absorb moisture). But if you feel it will help you on your journey towards trying out products, check out the Texture Typing system NaturallyCurly.com put together.
Hey, Fran! I recently started using honey to cleanse my face and love what I'm seeing in the difference in my skin :) What are some moisturizing options I can use that won't counteract the effects of the honey?
hey Fran, love your site! So i have 4b/c hair and my wash and gos always end up dry, hard and tangled (i don't use gel just herbal essences hello hydration and almond oil). what do you suggest i do for a fluffy soft wash and go? Am i using the wrong product? - Toya
Hey Toya! Thank you :)
I can understand why naturals love using Hello Hydration. It smells really good and has a lot of “slip” for detangling knots. However, using it as a leave-in/styler/moisturizer is probably not going to give you the best results. It’s still loaded with tons of chemicals (the cheap price is for a reason) and is not contributing to your hair health overall. I would suggest using a water based leave-in with better ingredients like Giovanni. If you feel you need more moisture or hold, add a butter or cream on top! I love creams/butters from Qhemet, Oyin Handmade, Camille Rose
Hope that helps <3
P.S. Have you ever tried a braid out instead of a wash & go? You’ll get the same fullness with way less tangles! After washing your hair, add your product but braid your hair (I usually go for 8-10 on each side) then take them down once they’re fully dried. And because there are less tangles involved and way more moisture maintained, your hair will grow faster the more you incorporate braid-outs!
“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”—Osho (via spindrift)
Hey! So I randomly decided to do the porosity test like 30 minutes ago and my hair is still floating. They say if you have low porosity hair, you have trouble retaining water in your hair. Do you have any tips for people with low porosity hair?