6 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar On Natural Hair
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has long been used as a natural hair care product to promote healthy hair in both men and women. The acidity is close to that of natural hair, it’s a good conditioner, cleansing agent and an effective germ killer.
As a result, apple cider vinegar uses and benefits for the hair include:
- Vinegar hair rinse
- Hair Herbal rinse
- Essential oil vinegar hair rinse
- Dandruff and itchy scalp relief
- Natural hair loss treatment
- Home Remedy for head Lice
Find the 6 all-natural rinse recipes here.
Co-Wash & Detangle Routine, Start to Finish, in UNDER 25 Min!
No more dreading wash day, no more wrinkly water-logged fingers, and no more hour long wash routines! I’ve finally figured out a quick cowash and detangle method to get me in and out of the shower with very little effort or fuss! This method utilizes a few simple products you probably already own in your home! It’s perfect for every natural, whether you have very little time to spare, you work out and exercise, or if you’re just sick of washing your natural hair! If I can cowash and detangle my thick long 4a natural hair quickly, in under 25 minutes, I know you can too! Give it a try and let me know how it goes! I hope this helps!!
Natural Hair || How My Hair Growth Took Off When I Started Using Natural, Raw Ingredients
I remember watching Kimmaytube on YouTube as she was discussing the pH balance of hair and how it is important to use products that are close to the same ph as our curly hair which is between 4.5 and 5.5. Using hair products that are similar in pH cause the cuticle to remain closed, thus reducing frizz, increasing shine and softness. As soon as I heard this, I was scouring British Curlies Website, (back then this was the only place us UK naturals could get US products from) for the Ph balanced hair products.
The only pH balanced products I found during that time were from the Komaza Care product line. So, with my uncontrollable product junkie self, I purchased the shampoo, conditioner, leave-in, moisturizer and styler from the Califa Care line which is for thick kinky hair. I wasn’t playing! I wanted my hair to grow and be healthy.
After the first use, I realized products that are predominantly made with natural ingredients suited my hair. It was amazing. My hair had never felt so good. Purchasing those products was the best decision I could have made in my healthy hair care journey. I noticed a tremendous difference in the softness, pliability and increased health to my hair.
Read the rest here.
History Lesson || Why Women Of Color In The 1800s Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair Out In Public
“Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?” My sister asked me.
“WOW. Really?” I replied.
I’d probably heard of this in one of my black studies classes in undergrad, but who remembers everything they’ve been taught? Besides, this information felt instantly relevant and I was absolutely intrigued.
With a little digging I found that there was in fact a “law” of sorts that demanded women of color in Louisiana to cover their hair with a fabric cloth starting in 1789 as a part of what was called the Bando du buen gobierno (Edict for Good Government). What these rules were meant to do was try to curtail the growing influence of the free black population and keep the social order of the time. The edict included sections specifically about the changing of certain “unacceptable” behaviors of the free black women in the colony including putting an end to what he and others believed to be the overly ostentatious hairstyles of these ladies which drew the attention of white men, and the jealousy of white women. These rules are called the “Tignon Laws” A tignon (pronounced “tiyon”) is a headdress.
Read more here.
7 Drugstore Shampoos & Conditioners That Are Silicone & Sulfate Free
The Natural Haven writes:
There are now a plethora of hair product lines aimed at naturals but they are mostly online or in select stores. In the future, it will be super easy to get probably any product. However, there are still many of us who do rely on drugstore products either for convenience or simply because they do actually work well.
Most naturals are picky about their products and top of this list is silicone and sulfate free products. Therefore, this list should help you!
Read more here.
Whipped Coconut Oil Pre-Poo Treatment
My Natural Sistas write:
Here’s a super easy and affordable Do-It-Yourself Pre-Poo (deep treatment before cleansing hair) for dry natural hair. Coconut Oil is great because it has been proven to actually penetrate the hair and reduce breakage by protecting the hair from hydral fatigue and protein loss during your wash regimen.
The Beauty Department writes:
It’s definitely not easy to find tutorials online for girls with curls, frizz or natural texture so we’re going to try and remedy that by bringing more of these to the blog. We don’t claim to be natural hair experts, but we certainly know a cute updo when we see one! This particular chignon is great for anyone with lots of natural volume. It’s a great way to pull it all together when you’re rushing out the door to dinner or going on a date. Here’s how this sweet chignon was done…
Read here for the step-by-step style tutorial