• Natural Shampoos: Are You Dealing with Gummy Residue?

    Natural Shampoos: Are You Dealing with Gummy Residue?

     

    I was reading over on K is for Kinky posted a great article on shampooing. She spoke about the difference between clarifying and chelating shampoos and also why each of these types of shampoos are beneficial when it comes to removing buildup from natural hair.

    I […]

  • Tips: Starting a Natural Hair Product Business

    Tips: Starting a Natural Hair Product Business

     

    Starting natural hair product business:
    I get lots of questions about how I started my own business selling natural hair & skin products and what to do to get started. I’m always honest and upfront about what it’s like to own your own business and […]

  • Biggest Hair Care Myths for Natural Hair Types

    Biggest Hair Care Myths for Natural Hair Types

     

    Biggest Hair Care Myths for Natural Hair Types
    We’ve all done it; heeding the advice of the friend or parent, whom think they know what’s best for your natural hair.   Through the constant passing on of information can be beneficial, I thought it important to […]

  • Why are Black Men Choosing White Women

    Why are Black Men Choosing White Women

     

    O.J. Simpson wasn’t the first black man to cross the color line by marrying a white woman. He was not the first one who ended up in a heap of trouble when the tick of the clock brought about a fatal end to that […]

  • Tell Me If You Feel Me: Celebrity Shows Off Fabulous Fro

    Tell Me If You Feel Me: Celebrity Shows Off Fabulous Fro

     

    Hot or Not? Artist Brandy Shows the World Her Tresses Without Weave

    We’re not mad at you Brandy! Go ahead with your fabulous self!

    We’ve all seen a much needed shift in the celebrity world where actresses are becoming a lot more confident when it comes […]

  • February Must Haves For Natural Hair Types

    February Must Haves For Natural Hair Types

     

    February Must Haves For Curly, Kinky and Cute Natural Hair Types
    There are some months that I prefer more than others, and there are definitely beauty items that I must have for my natural hair.  This February, as the Polar Vortex threatens to tear our […]

  • Player Tells All: How to Know if Your Man is Cheating

    Player Tells All: How to Know if Your Man is Cheating

     

    Player Tells All: How to Know if Your Man is Cheating

    Hello cuties I was so fortunate to get information about how to know if your man is playing you by what I and many of you would call the player of all players.  He […]

  • Formulating a Recipe: How to Make Whipped Shea Butter for Hair

    Formulating a Recipe: How to Make Whipped Shea Butter for Hair

     

    Making Whipped Shea Butter isn’t always as easy as 1,2,3. To understand how to formulate your own recipes, you need to decide how your are going to be using the Whipped Shea Butter.  You will also need to have a basic understanding of how […]

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  • Being An Educated Consumer: Reading Product Labels

    Reading Products Labels
      When many of us decided to take better hair of our natural hair, we began looking to use products that were more beneficial for our hair and also our bodies. Many natural hair and skin companies know that a lot of women and men are making the switch to healthier lifestyles and are marketing their natural products […]
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  • New Curl Defining Cream Recipe- With Pics!

    Defining Cream Recipe
      Let’s Get Right to It!   Mix with a hand held mixer until mixture becomes creamy and fluffy. Add more aloe vera if the consistency isn’t thick as you want it. The aloe vera is the defining product, if you don’t use enough you won’t get a nice hold. The aloe vera also cuts […]
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  • The Ugly Truth About Skin Bleaching

    The Ugly Truth Behind Skin Bleaching
      Is Skin Bleaching a Sign of Failure? Failure To Accept Ourselves and Each Other? In the long list of controversial topics, skin bleaching shows up more than once.  I was particularly moved to write about this topic.  Today, I was going through The Gleaner, a Jamaican newspaper and there was a special documentary put […]
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  • Start Your Own Business: Make Lotion For Hair Or Skin Care

    Start Your Own Business Make Lotion For Hair Or Skin Care
      Talk It Out Tuesday on SoapQueen.com did a blog post on making lotions. Check it out: All Things Lotion Hair milks, creams, lotions are all about the same with varying amounts of water/liquid. Here is the recipe that was posted on the Soap Queen Blog: 18 oz. Distilled Water 1.2 oz. Shea Butter 1.7 […]
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  • Natural Hairstyle: Oil Rinsing for Added Moisture

      If you have highly textured hair and you are looking for ways to help eliminate excess tangles and matting on wash day, try an oil rinse. Not only is oil rinsing great for cutting down [and in some cases eliminating] single strand knots, but it also helps replenish moisture lost from shampooing; leaving your […]
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  • Salons Sneaking Relaxers in on Naturals?

    Salons Sneaking Relaxers in on Naturals?
      So, as always I was on Twitter (Follow Me) and I saw a “Tweet” by Strawberricurls about a natural going to the salon to get a wash and style but, instead the beautician gave her a relaxer by mixing the relaxer in her conditioner. Here’s  some of the story: “I agreed as long as it […]
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  • Sodium Hydroxide *AKA Lye* in Hair Products- Should you be Alarmed?

    Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
      Sodium Hydroxide *AKA Lye* in Hair Products- Should you be Alarmed? Update 2014 As natural hair women many of us want nothing to do with lye which is scientifically known as, sodium hydroxide. As more of us start reading product labels and becoming more aware of what we put on our hair, we start […]
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  • Takin care of your hair doesn’t have to take all day…

      I will admit I do get annoyed when someone says “I don’t have time to go natural!” or “I don’t have time to take care of my hair like you!”. I’m always like “huh?”. You have to MAKE time to take care of yourself, yes your hair is a part of yourself. The same […]
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  • It’s hot and your sweaty…what to do about your hair? Wash it!!

      Okay, it’s summer and we all expect it to be somewhat hot and even humid but, I don’t think anyone expected all of this heat! Here in South Carolina, it is hot and humid so after a walk you must take a shower. Well what about our natural hair? Well, for me I sweat […]
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  • Natural Hair Care After Having A Baby

    Pregnancy and Natural Hair
      As some of you may know I just recently had a baby. That explains the lack of natural hair posts around here lately. I hope you all forgive me! Today, I want to talk about how I’ve been taking care of my natural hair with a newborn and a toddle to chase behind all […]
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  • Be Featured: The Clueless Curl Talks About her Secrets to a Simple & Consistent Regimen

    Maggie Clueless Curl
      Welcome Maggie from The Clueless Curl! Journey to an eco-friendly lifestyle and everything in between. (from the site) DIYHCB: How long have you been natural? What made you decide to go natural? TCC: The summer of 2009 was when I took the plunge to embrace my natural hair. Like most growing up I had […]
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  • Being An Educated Consumer: Reading Product Labels

    Reading Products Labels
      When many of us decided to take better hair of our natural hair, we began looking to use products that were more beneficial for our hair and also our bodies. Many natural hair and skin companies know that a lot of women and men are making the switch to healthier lifestyles and are marketing their natural products […]
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