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Best Oils for Relaxed Hair | My Picks

If you aren’t at least using hair products that contain some natural oils, I think your hair is really missing out.  Due to the way that chemical relaxers straighten our hair, it has a tendency to be dry and frizzy.  Choosing the right hair products help to ensure our hair is acting its best.  And natural oils target those specific issues.  With regular use, you will notice an increase in the hair

Straight Hair from 3 inch Magnetic Rollers

I have been all about this flat twisted protective style lately, which has been such an easy way to get through wash day in less than an hour.  I’ve been DCing or cowashing twice a week and retwisting my damp hair (Products I’ve been using: As I Am Coconut Cowash, Chi Infra Treatment, Biolage Detangling Solution or KeraMinerals Smoothing Conditioner).   But I know I can’t go on for too long without

Moisturizing Pre-Poo | Aloe Vera & Wheat Germ Oil

My current moisturizing pre-poo treatment was inspired by the Moisture-Drenched Pre-Poo*.  Ms. Chicoro’s recipe calls for three ingredients: 1/2 cup Aloe vera juice or gel, 1-2 Tablespoons of your favorite oil and 1/4 cup of coconut oil.  I have been using about a half cup of Aloe Vera Juice and 2-3 Tablespoons of Wheat Germ Oil for my moisturizing pre-poo.  And I’m loving it.  I put the two ingredients in a spray bottle, shake it

Empties Report: Which Ones Go? & Which Ones Stay?

One of my goals for this year was to eliminate the clutter from my hair stash.  And it’s been four months since I started working toward this goal.  Since then I’ve been able to finish 8 different products from my hair care stash. But before I throw them away, I want to put my opinions of them on record because some will be repurchased and others will be put out

Playing Mixologist: Hot Oil Treatments

For a typical wash day routine, I use the products as is, but there was a point in my healthy hair journey where I would experiment with different combinations of products.  It is certainly easier to just use the products straight out of the bottle, but sometimes I miss playing mad scientist and trying out new combinations.  It was such an easy way to add “power boosts” to conditioners, hot