Natural Hair || DIY Leave-In Detangler
My Natural Sistas writes:
I LOVE this easy Do It Yourself detangler! It gives my natural hair lots of slip, shine, and a slight hold. I also love that all of the ingredients are natural! Hope you enjoy the video & recipe!
Let me know if it works for you if you decide to give it a try :)
Shea Moisture recently released a Manuka Honey & Mafura line (as well as a Jamaican Black Castor Oil line) that I’m sincerely in love with.
Manuka benefits for hair: aids in the regrowth of thinning hair, prevents dry scalp and build up and dope for shine and combatting frizz.
Mafura benefits for hair: Contains essential fatty acids that are known to strengthen, deeply moisturize and soften dry hair. Also has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties for a healthier scalp.
In other words? Your hair health, scalp health and growth are about to be on 10! I’ve been using the conditioner and deep conditioner once a week followed by the Alikay Naturals Lemongrass leave-in (finger raked into freshly washed, soaking wet hair) and then a layer of their Shea Yogurt Moisturizer on top, to seal it all in (Discussed this organic brand a few months back. Here)
Both lines were purchased at Target! The weather is changing up so this is my go-to healthy hair regimen for the cooler temps.
P.S. ALL of these smell like absolute heaven on earth. Seriously.
Have any of you tried these products? Thoughts?
How To Use The Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle
Mahogany Curls writes:
I know a lot of you would like to know how to use the Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle. A couple of years ago I tried this product and I did not care for it. I applied it as if I was applying regular hair gel (I used too much of it), and I have to say my hair was a greasy sticky mess! Not a good look.
After playing around with it, I decided to give it another shot and I figured out how to use it. I have to say that it is definitely a staple when it comes to refreshing an old hairstyle. I love it! I get a crazy shine using it and it makes my hair so soft!
I like to pair this product with the Hold and Shine Moisture Mist for additional shine and softness. Both available in Target, Walmart, Sally Beauty Supply, Walgreens, and SheaMoisture.com
This is an easy to rinse, no build up, light weight gel. I love to use it for old hair styles when I do not feel like co-washing. It is great for all hair types. This includes, different textures, transitioning, chemically treated hair, and of course natural hair.
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.