I'm transitiong and my hair seems to be very rough and sticks out. People have told me the only way to get it to hang down is by texturizing it... if i texturize my hair doesn't that make me not natural anymore? I'm very confused :$
Don’t texturize it, love. It’s rough because you’re not using the right products. Think of it like your skin. When you’re ashy and itchy it’s because your lotion isn’t right or you’re not moisturizing enough! Next time you’re in a target or walgreens, pickup the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque ($9.99) and start deep conditioning your hair, once a week. Also, grab the Curl Milk or the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and start moisturizing your hair properly. Watch youtube videos, love. Those will help you on your journey to understanding your natural hair.
Some of my fav youtubers: KinkyKurlyQueen, Taren916, HairCrush, Kimmaytube.
Hey fran i know this is off topic but im 5'9 almost 5'10 and my feet are kinda big i wear a size 12 sometimes 13, and i sort of feel insecure and embarrassed.. i was wondering do you know any places that carry my size shoe?
I typed your shoe size into the Shop Style browser and 242 pages of shoes popped up! Hopefully you’ll find something you like. Here’s a link:
6 oz plain Greek yogurt (I use 2% fat) 2 tsp plain yogurt (I use 0% fat) 2 small Persian cucumbers or 1/2 of a large English (seedless) cucumber, roughly chopped 2 tsp agave nectar or honey Juice of 1/2 lime 3 mint leaves Pinch of black pepper 2-3 ice cubes
How to do
Combine everything in a blender, and process until smooth. Voila, done, finished.
hello :) in a previous post you stated you only use conditioners. i mostly co-wash too, but is there a reason you don't use the all natural shampoo (like those from aubrey organics)?
My stylist at Devachan salon had the most incredibly full and shiny curly hair. I asked her regimen and she told me she didn’t use any shampoo. I was using all natural shampoos, at the time, but figured cutting it out completely might give me different results. I tried the modified regimen for an entire month and immediately saw the difference. Less frizz, more shine and, with time, rapid growth and crazy fullness! I was sold. Haven’t looked back since. After some research, I learned even the natural ones have certain drying agents that interfere with your hair’s full potential.
Hi Fran! Do you get build up on your scalp? I want to ditch my shampoo (I use a sulfate-free one) and do the CG method but no matter what, I always have build up on my scalp. I've even tried the Apple Cider Rinse and I still had build up! Also, I don't use products with silicones, so I'm not sure why I keep getting buildup.
Hey, girl! <3
What other products are you using? Like leave-ins or creams? Those are the ones causing the buildup. Maybe they’re too heavy for you? I used to have scalp issues until I started deep conditioning once a week, using my steamer and sticking to all natural products. Also, before you cleanse your hair, deep massage your scalp with either jojoba or coconut oil. Leave it on your scalp for a good 30 min (under a cap) then cleanse as usual! Let me know if that helps!
Edit* It’s also important to not be too heavy-handed when applying leave-in or moisturizer! Too much product, daily, will always cause hella build up.
I have a question about dark spots, like acne, scars, elbows and knees. is there a way to reduce them. i have dark knees and for about 3 or 4 months i've been exfoliating them and moisturizing but i don't see the difference and i was wondering if there was anyway i could get really smooth knees. same goes for dark spots. i have them on my legs. like darker pigmentation from being a little tomboy and picking scabs. is there anyway to get rid of that?
I can’t tell you these scars will completely go away, but using the right products and techniques will help minimize their appearance. Your bodywash should be all natural. My two current favs are by Shea Moisture: The Coconut & Hibiscus Bodywash as well as the Raw Shea Butter one. Make sure and use those shower gloves or a loofa, every time, to remove dead skin.
A great, all natural, moisturizing mixture for skin that i’ve seen work miracles, time and time again, is melting (equal parts) raw cocoa butter/shea butter/coconut oil/vitamin e. Use this, twice daily. Deep massages in the trouble areas.
Internal health is equally as important. Make sure you’re drinking A LOT of water. You’d be surprised how much it helps.