Although clarifying shampoos are often viewed as “taboo” in the hair care world because they remove product build up while stripping the hair of its natural oils, sometimes it can be good. In fact, clarifying our hair is essential in any hair care regimen. Using a clarifying shampoo, at least once a month, raises the cuticles to remove product build up, oil and dirt. But how do you know when to use it? Here are a few signs indicating you are due to clarify your hair.
The L.O.C and L.C.O methods are popular in the natural hair community, but are they great for your relaxed hair?
As 2014 quickly comes to an end and we reflect on our hair progress throughout the year, it’s important to be realistic when setting new goals for 2015. Setting goals that are congruent with our lifestyle is a key factor for success. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are creating your goals for 2015:
The hair industry is filled with tons of do’s and don’ts, endless product reviews and bandwagons that will keep you overwhelmed. The key is to listen to what your hair is saying.
Flexi rods are simple to use and provide great results for any occasion.
Do you frequently experience dry, rough split ends? Is it taking you a long time to grow your hair past a certain length? Your ends could be crying out for help and you don’t even know it! Our ends are the oldest part of our hair; so it needs extra tender love and care! Retaining length is based on the health of your ends. So, if you’re focused on growing your hair, your ends are #1 priority! Here are a few tips I live-by for maintaining strong healthy ends.
Bunning is one of my favorite go-to styles. There are various buns that I’ll choose at any given time, but the bun-style that has grabbed my attention lately, is the top knot style. This style has been a hot trend lately. It’s sophisticated, chic and I love how quick and easy it is. You can dress it up for a night out or you can dress it down for a messy top knot look. Take a look and see how you can achieve this look.
Everywhere you turn you see a new product geared towards natural hair. These products tend to have ingredients that eliminating mineral oil, petrolatum and sulfates, but they can also cause dryness in relaxed hair.
Discovering your hair’s porosity level is equivalent to finding out your hair’s DNA. Once you figure out your hair’s DNA aka porosity level, you’ll be able to understand its traits allowing you to effectively take care of it.
One of the key pieces of advice that stuck with me during my journey is the importance of incorporating protective styles and low manipulation styles to retain health and length. But knowing the difference is important.
We all countdown the days to when our relaxer day is approaching! It’s a day we love to anticipate as it gives us a fresh start. The relaxer day process and the days leading up to the relaxer are very important. Over the years, I’ve found a few tips and tricks, through trial and error, to help prep for my relaxers. Try them and let me know which works for you.
Are you a kitchen beautician, beauty store shopper or little bit of both?
Retaining length is probably one of the hardest goals to achieve while on a hair journey. Many are convinced that their hair doesn't grow, but the truth is, your hair is breaking and as a result you're not getting any hang time.
In order to retain length, you must start with the ends. The condition of the ends of your hair will determine the amount of length you retain, so baby them! Here are 4 key factors that have helped me retain length.