Year-Long Protective Styling Challenge Update // Month 3

I am proud to say I have been going three months strong with my little marley hair protective styling “challenge.” I’ve gotten into a rut with styles, admittedly, but it doesn’t bother me; I’m far too focused on the overall … Continue reading

True Story: I Used a Bar of Soap to Wash My Hair

Nope, not a shampoo bar, actual soap. Don’t look so horrified. I used a glycerin-based soap bar. What’s the difference? Well, let me tell you… Let me preface this anecdote by stating that I had zero funds to allocate toward … Continue reading

What’s So Great About Argan Oil?

Since purchasing the Eco Styler argan oil formula, I’ve been looking into the numerous benefits of argan oil, dubbed “liquid gold,” for hair and skin. Below, I’ve succinctly summed up all there is to know about Moroccan argan oil. What … Continue reading

Length Retention Plateau: Stuck at the Same Length for Over a Year and a Half

I have to own up to the fact that I have been stuck between BSL and grazing MBL for more than a year. Why? Whenever I retain a few inches, I start slacking in my hair care routine, I obsess … Continue reading

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

Now that we’re settled into our new house, I have a little more time for blogging (yay). To catch you up on my hair journey, I was following my routine developed from the information I got from The 5 Hair … Continue reading

4 Changes to My Monthly Regimen

Reading the practical information and insightful anecdotes in The 5 Hair Archetypes prompted me to analyze my regimen for areas that needed improvement. What I found was that I wasn’t washing my hair often enough, my wash day routine was … Continue reading

Kitchen Chemistry // Household Herbs for Lush Kinks & Curls

Photo Credit: The Homemaking Cottage Product after product on the shelves of our local beauty supply stores, natural markets, neighborhood grocers, and convenience stores make promising claims of increasing shine, stimulating growth, increasing manageability, curing scalp ailments, strengthening, and adding … Continue reading

Tea & Herbs // An Organic Shampoo Alternative?

Sadly, I’m almost out of bentonite and rhassoul clay -ultra sad face- after God knows how long (seems like it took forever to get dangerously low) and as much as I love my clay wash and its fabulous results, I … Continue reading

Greek Yogurt & Honey Protein Treatment

2nd day hair; a little frizzy, but still on point to say I didn’t use gel. I had a great experience with a greek yogurt deep treatment I want to share. My hair felt like it needed some TLC so … Continue reading

3 Moisturizing DIY Body Scrubs You’ll Love

Below is a cute chart of recipes for moisturizing body scrubs. Each one has slightly different properties. For a description of the attributes of each body scrub, check beneath the chart. Coconut & Lemon The coconut oil is an antibacterial, … Continue reading