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Two Major Things That Have Upgraded My Curly Hair Moisture Game

Why is my hair so dry and brittle?

That is one of the most common questions on the internet when dealing with natural hair. Sometimes you do your best to follow advice on LOC (liquid-oil-cream) or LCO (liquid-cream-oil) to seal in moisture but still end up with dry hair. I have struggled with this for a while. I looked for how to keep natural hair moisturized all day and all week to no avail.…

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Electrical Hooded Heat Cap for Natural Hair: Product Review

Have you ever thought of getting a heat cap or hair steamer for deep conditioning your natural hair?

I came across heat caps and hair steamers in 2015. Back then, they were all the rage and every YouTuber was reviewing one or the other. I could only find reasonably priced ones on Amazon. However, without proper shipping, you can never be sure that the product will get to you.…

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BU.KE Bentonite Clay Product Review

Have you ever heard about BU.KE bentonite clay?

I cannot remember exactly when I started using this clay. It must have been around 2015/ 2016. I had used a different brand of bentonite clay before I switched to BU.KE. Today I would like to share what I like or dislike about this Kenyan brand bentonite clay.…

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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.…

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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?!!”…

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PROFECTIV Mega Growth Deep Conditioner Product Review

Have you come across the PROFECTIV Mega Growth Deep Conditioner?

I have been using this deep conditioner for a while now and would like to share my experience. It might come in handy if you would want to buy this product in the near future.…

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Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La Defining Curling Custard – First Impression Product Review

Have you ever used Aunt Jackie’s hair products?

I only recently tried out this brand and I must admit that it wasn’t entirely intentional. I often stick to what works for my hair because changing things up means:

  • Using more money
  • Risking disappointment

However, once in a blue moon, I throw all caution to the wind and trust the saleslady at the end of the hair product aisle.…

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Natural Hair Gels Vs Creams

NDo you prefer to use gels or creams on your natural hair?

When I started my natural hair journey, everybody was talking about Eco Styler gel. I went and bought a huge container convinced that all my styling woes were over. I used it the first time and got a slap across my face. I tried it a second, third and fourth time and finally accepted that it might not be for me.…

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Simple Bun on Natural Hair: 3 Ways Without Gel

Do you like the convenience of having a low bun all day?

I have always envied those who can rock a natural hair bun all day. They look so put together while the rest of us (read me) have runaway curls or stray hairs sticking out in every direction. In as much as I like to see a simple bun on natural hair, I have been weary of three things:

  • My hair loathes gel
  • I don’t have thick hair so my buns look thin and emaciated
  • I prefer to have options when it comes to styling the buns

Instead of sitting by the sidelines and admiring other people’s hair buns, I decided to figure out a way to do them on my own type 4 hair.…

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5 Essential Healthy Scalp Practices

Do you take care of your scalp as much as you take care of your hair?

Taking care of your hair and ignoring scalp issues is akin to faithfully following a makeup routine but ignoring the skin underneath. You need healthy scalp practices if you are going to have healthy hair. After all, doesn’t the hair grow from the scalp?

I’ve struggled with a dry and itchy scalp for as long as I can remember.…