Heat: Flat Irons, Blow dryers, hot water, sunlight

If a person has Low Porosity hair how do these thing affect their hair. Of course too much of a good thing could be bad. I did not know what hair porosity was at this time and that could be the reason heat did not effect my hair as much compared to when I was…

Isis Brantley

Isis Brantley I wish a lot of naturals  would study or look into this amazing women, she has been fighting natural hair rights since the late 90’s and has recently made a break through in Texas Law in 2013. The regulation was preventing people without a cosmetology licenses (including barbers) to braid hair in a…

Gel or Jail

When doing a protective style I always wanted if using gel is benefiting or trapping my hair. If I always brush my edges back — when do I stop brushing them back. Is my hair bring dried out because all gels have a solubility to them that make them re-hydrate when water is applied and…

Product Junkie Rehab– how to STOP

How to stop being a product junkie So I have notice that products nowadays are not hard to come by thanks to the internet, but that is the problem. I can swing into Wal-Mart and see at least 3 to 4 of the products that the Afro natural hair community used–V05, Giovanni, Aussie, Tresseme,etc. Now…

Being Natural in 2010 compared to 2016

    Being Natural in 2010 When I began my journey back in 2011 I could only rely on a couple of things The internet My mom (not really though) intuition Brief back ground My mom has been a cosmetologist since the late 80’s — early 90’s. I have had every hair style in the book…

Single Strand Knots (Fairy Knots)

What I learned from single strand knots I am more prone to single stand the more my hair grows, since my hair is a medium/small fro I cannot maintenance the back as well as the front. Detangling incorrectly can result to some of my single strand knots  my hair is not at the length to…

No Poo method

No Poo method is probably on of the hardest methods that I have tried so far. NO POO Method– the process of washing hair using only the sebum in the hair to train the hair to produce enough naturals oils to coat the hair on a normal bases. The problem I have found with this…

Detangling

The detangling process can make or break a natural journey. If you lose chucks of hair detangling then you are going to have a bad experience and cause loads of thinning. Detangling is not hard if it is done correctly. Steps: General detangling spray hair with warm water to loosen the hair tension gently section…

Natural Oils

When it comes to natural oils the one you use depends on what you are trying to do and what type of hair you have. The oils I use usually change depending on what my hair is doing or what I am trying to test.  currently I am using Almond oil, Tea Tree oil, olive…

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a new ingredient that I have recently added to my regimen (May 2016) REASON: Dry weather has caused excessive itchy scalp and scabbing Aloe Vera healing capabilities: I have decided that using this on my scalp for its healing capabilities and its solubility has helped my scalp retain moisture from the dry…

Hair Stretching

Stretching hair is not fun for people with thick or short hair. It seems harder the shorter the hair is. So there are THREE ways that I stretch my hair Flat twist: Spits hair with warm water (apply product as needed) comb from end to root, part and twist. –for fuller look, do bigger sections Blow…

Interpretation

Interpretation:  Baggy Method / Faux Hawk supplies needed spray bottle (recommended) two oils –(recommended type)– (tea tree, almond) Butters –(recommended type)–(vanilla Shea butter) Wide Tooth Comb Towel (no size limit) Pink Eco gel (optional) I filled a spray bottle with warm water I sprayed my head from root to ends (lightly) with warm water then I applied tea…