DIY treatments

Masks and Rinses Part 6: Bentonite Clay Mask

Have you ever tried the bentonite clay mask?

I stumbled across this clay mask in 2015 and my life has never been the same again. Like most new naturals, I read about something that worked for someone and hopped onto the train without a care in the world. I didn’t find out how or why the mask worked; I only knew that it was good for my hair.…

Stop Overdoing the Rice Water Rinse!!

Have you been using the rice water rinse?

I ‘discovered’ the rice water rinse in 2016 when it hadn’t yet become a popular trend. I have used the rinse sparingly over time. Of late, every natural hair group I turn to has ten or more individuals advising someone about using this rinse daily or weekly. Now, as one who has enjoyed the benefits of this DIY hair treatment, it might come as a shock to hear me say, “PLEASE STOP OVERDOING THE RICE WATER RINSE ALREADY?!!”…

5 Tips to Take Care of Colored Natural Hair

Hello there!

One of the main reasons why people shy away from coloring their natural hair is because of the aftercare. Unfortunately, after you have colored your natural hair, you cannot afford to neglect it. Well, actually, you can – if you would want to have an unhealthy wiry mess on your head. And we don’t want that, right?

In line with this, I thought I should highlight some of the things that help to keep your hair growing, healthy and thriving.…

How I Color My Natural Hair at Home (Without Damage)

I have always loved colored hair. I find that my twist-outs and other natural hairstyles are popping when my hair is colored. I also find that it’s a simple way for me to track how fast my hair is growing because I color it from roots to ends and let it grow out over a year before coloring it again. The downside to this is that I never get to retain length.…

Masks and Rinses Part 1: Henna for Natural Hair

Hello lovelies!

Welcome to the first week of having two posts up. I love tutorials as much as the next natural but I prefer to have helpful information that will help me maintain healthy hair practices. These two conflicting needs informed the decision to post twice a week. I think I am excited. To be honest, I am excited and scared: excited because YAY let’s do this and scared because it is definitely a challenge to consistently deliver.…