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[ 8 Jan 2016 | 4 Comments ]

Just a brief update on my hair. I have not relaxed it since January 2015. My hair is now at an awkward transitioning phase. Six inches of it is natural and the rest is bone straight. I have been here before, except this time I think I am going to go all the way and just go back to my natural hair. I am anticipating the versatility of natural hair, I want to go straight if I need to, curly with wash and go’s, braid outs, twist outs etc. and …

Featured, Hair Care, Hair Care Tips »

[ 5 Jan 2016 | No Comment ]
Diagram of cuticle

Each hair strand naturally contains water, how well it can absorb and retain moisture determines the porosity of the hair. The porosity of the hair is not static. It can change from one level to the next, depending on how you treat your hair, how well you moisturize and lock the moisture into your hair and other factors. It can also be reversed you can go from high to low or vice versa.
Additionally, you may have varying levels of porosity on different parts of your hair. You can sense this …

Featured, Hair Science, Natural Alternatives, Shampoo »

[ 4 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments ]
Soap nuts and Aloe

Castile Soap

Castile soap is not a brand; it is a soap that is made up of vegetable oil and lye instead of animal fat. The lye converts the oil to soap, a process that is called saponification. When the process is finished there is no trace of lye left in it. There are two types of lye used by soapmakers – sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide. Sodium hydroxide is used to make solid soap; potassium hydroxide is used to make liquid soaps. A combination of the two is used …

Featured, Hair Care, Hair Food, Oils »

[ 3 Jan 2013 | 36 Comments ]

WHY?
It is a part of my hair regimen, I have suggested it on this site all the time, no doubt you go to the stylist and she’ll take up a hank of your hair and say tut-tut, you need a hot oil treatment, but have you ever wondered- why do I need a hot oil hair treatment? What is it about hot oil on my head that is so important to the overall health of my hair? Well here are some reasons:
1. The use of hot oil treatments has a …

Featured, Hair Lab, How To's »

[ 6 Mar 2012 | 15 Comments ]

Even though we tend to focus on our hair and hair growth and maintaining hair, the truth is, the hair scalp is where the action begins. A good understanding of how the scalp works and its role in hair growth and maintenance can save us a world of hurt.
I usually think of the hair scalp like a movie production, when the movie is being made, you have a host of people behind the scenes who get the actors ready to portray a story-line, when the viewer watches the movie they …

Featured, Hair Care, Hair Food, Oils »

[ 9 Sep 2011 | 364 Comments ]

There are several oils that can be used in hair. By now we know that using mineral oil and petroleum oils and their derivatives is not necessarily the best thing for hair as they seal out moisture, thus contributing to hair dryness in the long run. If like me, you were a bit confused as to what the best oils are for hair and when you should use them, this article offers a look at what the major oils are and which ones are especially good for hair.
Essential Oils
Essential Oils …

Conditioner, Featured, Hair Recipes »

[ 1 Sep 2011 | 22 Comments ]

Usually, food like this does not make it to Friday at home. However, I read about the wonders of the avocado hair mask and also the benefits of banana for hair, coupled with my vitamin E oil which I bought in one of my super healthy phases, I decided to put them all together inĀ  one of my homemade conditioner recipes. The results were extremely good for my hair, my hair felt really conditioned. This recipe is perfect for hair breakage and makes you want to sing:
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Tutti Frutti, all …