Hi guys, I had to drop in this evening and talk (rant) about something I’m considering. As you can tell from the title, I’ve been considering making a change to my natural hair. I’ve been natural for about five and a half years now, and for the most part, it’s been a fun experience. I rocked a TWA, but it was short-lived since I wanted to grow my hair out. I learned how to do cornrows on myself, and have done countless braided, twisted, and crocheted styles over the years. I would say that I have mostly 4C hair. My hair is not all one hair type. It’s mainly 4C in the back, and mainly 4A in the crown and near the front. Lately though, it’s beenContinue reading “Relaxing My Natural Hair??”
Hey everybody! This week, I thought it would be fun to do something a little bit different and take a look a serious look at a few myths about natural hair. But not just any natural hair… we’re talking 4C hair. THICK 4C hair. I’ve been natural for just over 5 years now, and I’ve noticed a few recurring ‘opinions’ about 4C hair over the years. There are dozens and dozens of opinions out there, and a lot of them have been widely accepted. But are they myths, or are they true? Let’s take a look at a few.Continue reading “Debunking Natural Hair Myths!”
I have VERY thick, very coily hair. Which basically means I cry a little on the inside when I know it’s time to wash and re-style it. Jokes aside though, since going natural in 2015, I’ve learned a lot about how to properly care for my body and my hair, and my hair has been flourishing. However, after trying out different products over time, my scalp was starting to get very dry and irritated. My holy grail shampoo was no longer being sold, and my scalp was starting to suffer. I knew I had to find some sort of scalp treatment or shampoo, and was doing some of my own DIYs which worked, but they were also fairly drying to my hair, which made detangling a nightmare….hence, my dread of wash day… Thankfully, after much trial and error, I’ve been able to narrow in on ingredients that work for both my scalp and hair, and a go-to method to detangle my hair and keep it detangled from start to finish of wash day.Continue reading “Wash Day Routine for 4C Hair”
Hi guys! Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite carrier oils with you. They are my top 3 for sealing moisture into my hair, and for a few other uses we’ll be getting into. I was introduced to the world of carrier oils when I started transitioning in mid-2014. There are more that I would like to try out, but my favorites to use right now are coconut oil, olive oil, and sweet almond oil. Cold-pressed and extra virgin options are the best because of their higher quality – trust me there’s a difference. I use all of them for different reasons and they all work amazingly. Let’s start with coconut oil.
Hi everyone, welcome to my hair care series! I have very thick, tightly coiled 4c hair, and one of the things my hair has been loving is shea butter/oil mixtures. I’ve been using it as the last step in my moisturizing regimen after washing or co-washing my hair to seal my strands, and it locks the moisture in perfectly. The only thing I do to re-moisturize or refresh when I use my shea butter mixture, is lightly spray my hair with water in the evening, and I’m good to go. I posted an Instagram picture of my shea butter mixture last week and got great feedback. So, I thought I’d share some tips to help you make your best mixture.