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How To | Air Dry Relaxed Hair with Soft and Smooth Results

I know when I started experimenting with air drying it shortened my wash days, but my hair always ended up dry, poofy, rough, and unmanageable, which is what keep me holding on to heat styles.  But the more I experimented with air drying, the more I was able to modify the process to get better results.  I’m not the best at air drying, but I have made major strides.  Lately

How To | Create a Smooth Ponytail When Deep Into A Stretch

I stretch my relaxers for 12 plus weeks at a time.  And while I do not know my hair type, I do know that my new growth is very tightly coiled, which makes getting an inch of new growth to look smooth a daunting task.  I could wear my hair in roller sets to camouflage it or flat iron my roots to tame it, but I prefer to wear buns

How to Be A Successful 'Serial Bunner'

Protective Styling has been a crucial component to my growth length retention rate.  And with the ease, cost effectiveness and low commitment of buns, they are a favorite for healthy hair journeyers, like myself.  Of course you can incorporate braids, wigs, weaves and other methods as a protectively style on your hair journey, but my personal favorite is the Bun. Benefits of Wearing Buns Protects Your Ends from external elements that

How To | Detangle

With 12 weeks of new growth and a 5 day old Bantu Knot Out to deal with, I thought this would be the perfect time to show you all how I detangle my hair.  Check out the steps outlined below and the supplemental video, too!

How To | Find Your "Hair Twin"

Why Do I Need a “Hair Twin?” Being able to find someone with hair that is almost identical to yours can really be an asset on your hair journey.  When looking at someone with hair characteristics identical to yours things on a hair journey become a lot easier:  (1) Hair Product Recommendations (how much protein vs moisture based products should I be using? Do I need ceramides? Low pH products

How To | Hot Oil Treatments

Why I like Hot Oil Treatments? There are many benefits of doing a hot oil treatment on your hair prior to washing it.  Especially when you are careful to choose the oil you want to use for the process.  But the main reason that I like hot oil treatments is because they promote a properly moisturized scalp and hair.

Deep Conditioning Treatment Done At Home.

This blog post was requested by one of my friends (Hey, Ashleigh!).  She went to the salon for some bangs and was told by her hair stylist that she needed to set up another appointment for a deep conditioning treatment.  Her treatment was only going to run her about $15, but that meant she’d have to pay for the wash, blow dry and flat iron too (an additional $30).  Of course she can