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  • Start Your Own Business: Where to Purchase Hair Product Ingredients

      When I starting trying to make my own hair care and skin care products at home, I spent hours trying find the cheapest best quality ingredients. Well, I going to save you the hassle and let you know where you can look to get the ingredients you need to make your own hair care […]
  • Dry Hair? Condition- Wash- Condition Method

      “This method is gaining popularity, putting it neck and neck with co-washing, and many are wondering what it is exactly. There’s no right way to do it, only a right way for each person. Like everything in your curly hair routine, follow the steps below and then tweak the method until you get the best […]
  • 10 Natural Hair Don’ts from MadameNoire

      1. Scratching!!!!Hair Care Stylist PSA: PLEASE do not scratch your scalp! If you suffer from itchy scalp, first identify your problem. If your scalp is itching, the PH levels of it could be off balance. Pure peppermint oil is a great treatment for that. The causes of itchy scalp vary from lack of moisture […]
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    No Scandal Here: Hair Care Tips from Kerry Washingtons Hairstylist

      No Scandal Here: Hair Care Tips from Kerry Washington’s Hairstylist Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington is all natural and has never used relaxers on her hair!) As everyone continues to gear up for the ongoing Season 3  of Scandal, one can’t help noticing Olivia Pope (Played by Kerry Washington) and her evolving African American hairstyles.  […]
  • Natural Hairstyles Discussion: Dreads on Children, yay or nay?

    Natural Hairstyles Discussion: Dreads on Children, yay or nay?

      Natural Hairstyles Discussion: Dreads on Children, yay or nay? Until recently, I didn’t know children with dreadlocks was so common. I was on Facebook and stumbled across and natural hair page filled with pictures of children with sisterlocs and dread locs or locs. While the styles were cute and the children seemed to love […]
  • 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 have never used a chelating shampoo, as I don’t […]

Latest Natural Hair Tips and Tricks

Are you looking for new tips on how to best care for your natural hair? This is the place.


  • Natural Living: It's Too Expensive

    Natural Living: It’s Too Expensive!!

      I can’t count how many times I have heard this in regards to natural haircare (natural products, not “natural” hair), health, food, etc. People always have an excuse why they can’t do something that they know they need to do. Always. (including me) You know what I have learned? There is always a way. […]
  • Bubble Bath as a Shampoo??

      As you know I’m in a protective style (kinky twists). After about 2 weeks of having this protective style I needed to shampoo the hair in the front of my head !! When I go too long without washing my scalp it gets crazy itchy and flaky. The front of my head looked like […]
  • My Twist Out Success

    My Twist Out Success!

      After I washed shampooed and conditioned my hair Sunday night, I decided to try for a twist out. I had Naptural85’s tutorial in my mind. Products Used: Diluted Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Moisturizing Hair and Body Lotion Shealoe Mix (recipe) I did one flat twist in the front of my hair to make a […]
  • Remember The Natural Hair Care Basics

      With so much information on the internet and so many people telling you what to do with YOUR hair, it can be hard to stay on track. Even though, no two heads of natural hair are alike, we all can benefit from the same basic rules of natural hair care. You can always add […]
  • My Recent Hair Adventure With Fenugreek

      Unlike most naturals who love the summer months and get the best hair during the summer, I hate the summer months when it comes to my natural hair. My hair always gets dried out, breaks, sheds and acts like a straight fool. Since going natural I always struggle during the summer to balance maintaining […]
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    Hair Growth:How To Grow Natural Hair- 5 Easy Steps

      Ah! The age old question, how to get amazing hair growth?. Now it’s common to hear (thankfully) women say “Black women can have long healthy hair!” but, the question is, how? With so many women touting this fact you would think everyone seeking longer hair would have it, right? Wrong. There is such a thing as too much […]

 

Natural Kids & Natural Moms

Are you wondering how to keep maintaining your child’s natural hair or locs? This is the place.


  • Natural Hairstyles Discussion: Dreads on Children, yay or nay?

    Natural Hairstyles Discussion: Dreads on Children, yay or nay?
      Natural Hairstyles Discussion: Dreads on Children, yay or nay? Until recently, I didn’t know children with dreadlocks was so common. I was on Facebook and stumbled across and natural hair page filled with pictures of children with sisterlocs and dread locs or locs. While the styles were cute and the children seemed to love […]
  • 3 Tips To Help You Deal With Postpartum Shedding

    3 Tips To Help You Deal With Post Postpartum Shedding
      So, with my baby being 4 months old, I’ve hit, ran full smack into natural hair postpartum shedding. Ugh! For those who may not know, after you have a baby most women go through postpartum shedding. This is when your natural hair comes… no FALLS, out. I’m not trying to scare you…it’s really that bad. My natural hair […]
  • 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 […]
  • Natural Hair Care For Toddlers, The Easy Way!

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      I love fixing hair. I actually know how to care for naturally curly hair (well I take pretty great care of my own…lol) and as life would have it, I am the mother of a sweet little girl, who does not like getting her hair done. If you’re like me, you couldn’t wait until […]
  • Relaxed Mothers – Natural Hair Daughters: Is it Hypocrisy?

    Relaxed Mothers Natural Hair Daughters
      As a mother I care a lot about my daughter’s self image, I want her to love herself inside and out and always remember that she is precious and unique. She’s a special treasure! This is what I think about when someone asks me if I would ever allow my daughter to relax her […]
  • So Your Daughter Wants a Relaxer…

    Daughter Wants a Relaxer
      Are you subscribed to African Export on Youtube? If not, why not? She is awesome!! Okay so she had a video up asking “What would we do if our daughters wanted to relax their hair?” My answer: I wouldn’t let her. I wouldn’t let my daughter do anything to permanently alter any part of […]

 

African American Natural Hair Styles

You have done the “Big Chop” uhh… now what? This is the place.


  • Natural Hairstyles That Hair Sisters Love for the Winter Months

    Natural Hairstyles That Hair Sisters Love for the Winter Months

      Remember, Remember, How Cute My Natural Hair Sisters Can Look in December December never brings warm weather, but that still doesn’t meant that us natural hair sisters can’t be cute. Since beginning my natural hair journey, Wintertime used to be the season, and the reason for me to straighten my natural hair.  There is no humidity, and it rained seldomly. […]
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    5 Spring/Summer Colored Curly Hairstyles that are NOT Ombre

      5 Spring/Summer Colors that Are Sure to Spice Up Your Curly Hairstyles I love the ombre as much as anyone else on a curly hairstyle, but we have to admit that the style has kind of out played itself.  The one thing I love the most about curly hair is that it tends to […]
  • Natural Hair Styles:7 Cute & Simple Natural Hair Styles

      7 Cute & Simple Natural Hair Styles 7 Cute & Simple Natural Hair Styles!Natural Hairstyle: 1. MsVCharles- Very cute protective style! Great for spicing up a plain ol’ bun!Link to video- My ONE Hairstyle For Any Occasion Natural Hairstyle:2. MsVCharles- Very cute video showing how shingle and do a pompadour and banana clip!  Shingling […]
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    Natural Hairstyles for Transitioning Women

      The Big Chop Is For My Bold and Brave Natural Hair Sisters, Just Not For ME Not everyone chooses to start all over.  I, for one, was not one of them.  We’re not knocking the brave hair sisters who cut it all off.  Rock those TWA until you can’t no more!  But this post […]
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    You Asked for It! My Current Natural Hairstyles & Routine Part 1

      You Asked For it:My Natural Hair and Hairstyle Routine Like most women I care a lot about my body and my natural hair (well I should say most humans, right?). I try to keep myself as healthy as possible by constantly learning about and cleansing out toxins. Well, back in 2006-2007 ish (my brain […]
  • 8 of the Best Short Hairstyles for Black Women

      8 of the Best Short Hairstyles for Black Women As 2014 hits it’s midway mark, we’re starting to notice a new trend where natural hair sisters are embracing more short hairstyles for black women.  This is true despite the fact that having natural hair often ties itself to women and their desire to have […]

 

Growing Natural Hair Fast

Are you wondering about what ingredients are best for your natural hair growth “FAST” and what products will help?  This is the place.


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    Hairstyles: So You’ve Done the Big Chop, Now What?

      When transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, many woman choose to do a Big Chop. A Big Chop or a BC is when you cut all of the relaxed ends and usually end up with a TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro). Similar to this: Some women go bald and others go a  bit longer than […]
  • Natural Hair Black Friday Blues

    Natural Hair Horror Stories: The Black Friday Blues

      Black Friday is No Joke for Natural Hair Types Black Friday.  It’s a day when shoppers unite and race to find the best products for the holiday season.  It’s a day that everyone is eager for.  It is also a day that means that the holiday season is just around the corner.  Although everyone […]
  • Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)

    Sodium Hydroxide *AKA Lye* in Hair Products- Should you be Alarmed?

      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 […]
  • Ayurveda for Hair Growth

    Want Fast Hair Growth? Natural Hair Care Tip: Use Ayurveda to Maximize Hair Growth

      How to Grow Your Hair and Say “Bye Bye” to Short Hairstyles for Black Women Using Ayurveda Hair Care Fast Hair Growth and Natural Hair Care Tips: Use Ayurveda Hair Care to Maximize Hair Growth It seems like everyone (including this natural hair sister right here) is looking for the next big thing that […]
  • Authentic African Shea Butter, Is Your Shea Butter Authentic?

      I love shea butter (or what I thought was shea butter). I use it on my hair daily and guess what? What I was using was not African shea butter! Nope!! I don’t really know what I am using as it just says shea butter but, it doesn’t match what I was reading about […]
  • Beginning A Healthy Hair Journey- What to buy first!

      Beginning the natural journey to healthy, longer natural hair can be an overwhelming process. Choosing the right products can be costly, time extensive and frustrating with so many options available. Choosing the right products for your hair doesn’t have to be a headache, if you choose your ingredients wisely.Contrary, to what many companies would like […]

 

Ingredients

Are you wondering about what ingredients are best for your natural hair and which ones are not? This is the place.


  • The Truth About Preservatives

    Preservatives: The Truth About Natural Preservatives

      I was on Etsy looking at different lotion ingredients. I was shocked at how many stores did not use an adequate preservative in their water based lotions and creams! Not using the proper preservative in a product that contains water or a perishable ingredient (such as aloe vera juice) is a breading ground for […]
  • My Recent Hair Adventure With Fenugreek

      Unlike most naturals who love the summer months and get the best hair during the summer, I hate the summer months when it comes to my natural hair. My hair always gets dried out, breaks, sheds and acts like a straight fool. Since going natural I always struggle during the summer to balance maintaining […]
  • Natural Herbs That Help Provide Healthier Hair

      There are lots of herbs you can add to your homemade mixes to help provide stronger, healthier hair! For many of us we don’t just have natural hair but, we like choosing natural products as well and if we can make these products ourselves that’s even better! So, let’s talk about some inexpensive herbs […]
  • Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)

    Sodium Hydroxide *AKA Lye* in Hair Products- Should you be Alarmed?

      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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Natural Hair Butters

    Start Your Own Business: Other Butters Besides Shea & Cocoa Butter

      Months ago I asked the lovely women of Naturally Curly, what butters they like besides shea butter and cocoa butter.  Here are some of the answers: “kokum makes a really good lotion. It is similar to cocoa butter in composition and hardness. I think illipe is also similar to kokum.”  “Mango is similar to […]

 

THINKING OF STARTING YOUR OWN NATURAL HAIR BUSINESS!

We have all the information you need… Products, Ingredients, Supplier Info, Website design info, Marketing Info and much more… So Stay Tuned!!!


  • Natural Hair Butters

    Start Your Own Business: Other Butters Besides Shea & Cocoa Butter

      Months ago I asked the lovely women of Naturally Curly, what butters they like besides shea butter and cocoa butter.  Here are some of the answers: “kokum makes a really good lotion. It is similar to cocoa butter in composition and hardness. I think illipe is also similar to kokum.”  “Mango is similar to […]
  • Everything Looks Like an Ingredient

    Everything Looks Like A Hair Ingredient….

      For those of you who make your own products, I know you will agree with this next statement “Everything looks like an ingredient for a hair recipe!!”. I have went through our supplement cabinet and looked up just about every supplement we have to see if it is beneficial for hair and or skin […]
  • Benefits of Shea Butter

    Benefits of Shea Butter For Your Hair

      I talk a lot about using unrefined shea butter, but what exactly are the benefits of unrefined shea butter? Unrefined Shea Butter contains vitamins A, E, and F.  Vitamins A and E help to soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin. Vitamin F contains essential fatty acids, and helps protect and revitalize damaged skin and […]
  • The Truth About Preservatives

    Preservatives: The Truth About Natural Preservatives

      I was on Etsy looking at different lotion ingredients. I was shocked at how many stores did not use an adequate preservative in their water based lotions and creams! Not using the proper preservative in a product that contains water or a perishable ingredient (such as aloe vera juice) is a breading ground for […]
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    Start Your Own Business: Shea Butter & Aloe Vera Gel Make “Shealoe”

      Shea Butter plus Aloe Vera Gel equals, Shealoe! Shealoe, is best described as a creamy defining gel. It’s great for defining wash & gos, twists out, braids outs and for taming flyaway hair. I don’t remember where I found the recipe for this creamy gel from, sorry. Here is the recipe: 4- 6oz. Shea […]
  • 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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