My Experience Returning to Hair Grease, Sulfates, and Africa’s Best Ultimate Herbal Oil

Last week, I purchased some cheap hair care products from the “ethnic” hair care aisle containing petroleum, mineral oil, and sulfates; all of those so-called “bad” ingredients. In my previous post, I debunked a lot of the myths behind mineral … Continue reading

Be Honest, Have You Ever Wished You Had a Different Curl Pattern/Texture?

Let me start of by emphasizing that I LOVE my hair and that going natural was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. However–and I’m certain I’m not the only one–there are times where I wish I had a … Continue reading

Update on My Length Retention Journey

Last time I posted, I took full responsibility for the length plateau I’m experiencing and committed to following my regimen strictly and consistently as well as tucking my hair away in protective styles for a full year. I have adhered … 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

The 5 Hair Archetypes // Book Review + Giveaway (CLOSED)

As I stated in the pre-review, I am not one for reading books related to hair, natural or otherwise, but this one drew my interest for its generally informative content. I was fortunate enough to receive a copy from Sharifa … Continue reading

I’m a Minimalist Kitchenista, What Are You? // The 5 Hair Archetypes Pre-Review

I’ve been seeing some buzz around this book by YouTube guru and blogger Sharifa Barnett, aka MsKibibi. The book is titled The 5 Hair Archetypes and discusses the many myths and misinformation surrounding black hair care and growth, such as … 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

Answers to the Incomplete/Mid-Shaft Split Problem // Causes & Prevention

Photo from The Natural Haven webpage. It was entirely by chance that I came across the information for which I have been so desperately searching. Wouldn’t you know it, the moment I stop looking, there it is. (The same thing … Continue reading

I Want to Shave My Head!

-Siiiiiiiiigghhhh- My nemesis returns. The incomplete split. Incomplete splits are a PLAGUE on my strands! I’ve searched and searched for the cause, but I can’t find reliable, consistent information. Some sources say it’s from using high heat frequently, but I … Continue reading

Featured Naturals // Rochelle Graham (BlackOnyx77), CEO of Alikay Naturals

From where do you hail and how long have you been natural? Rochelle “BlackOnyx” Graham. I am from Jamaica and currently reside in Fort Myers, FL. I have been natural for 5 years. What prompted your decision to go natural? … Continue reading