Scalp Issues + Experimenting With New Products

I am now entering my seventh month of protective styling and I have noticed the length of my braids has increased slightly. As I was setting my hair for the night, I stretched my hair to get a better idea … Continue reading

8 Quick Tips For Shaving Time Off Your Wash Day Routine

Adjust the Length of Your Protective Style If you’re like me, you want to stretch your protective style for as long as possible, but your hair often has other plans. I find I can’t keep a protective style (even a … 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

Kitchen Chemistry // DIY Whipped Shea Butter Pomade & Everyday Hair Cream

I’m a big fan of Naptural85, Whitney. I’ve been a subscriber of hers since I first went natural four years ago and she is one of my favorite natural hair gurus. She has gorgeous, long, healthy hair that she maintains … Continue reading

Kitchen Chemistry // My First Hot Oil Treatment

In my previous post, I wrote that I would like to try a hot oil treatment after removing my yarn twists. Well two days ago, I was able to do so. For my treatment, I mixed soybean oil, unrefined coconut … Continue reading

Kitchen Chemistry // Honey Hair & Skin Care + Refined Coconut Oil Update

I tried the refined coconut oil on my hair. Instantly in love. Once again, An old product that didn’t quite live up to the expectations in the past is now being sinceriously considered as a staple. I even added some … Continue reading

Kitchen Chemistry // Tweaking My Clay Hair Wash Recipe + Revisiting the Caribbean

I’ve been using clay to wash my hair for nearly three years and I love it. I went from purchasing Terressentials online to using similar ingredients to make my own and the recipes have changed many times. The mixture I … Continue reading

Kitchen Chemistry // DIY Styling Butter + Experimenting With Product Application

I ended up inadvertently leaving the my box braids in for three weeks and it took another week after that to get them all out. Granted, I did take MANY breaks, but still. I’m glad to be rid of them. … Continue reading

Natural Box Braids

Don’t mind my busted earbuds. My retro headphones keep shorting out or breaking. I’ve done twists with my own hair a million times and I love them and get complimented on them frequently (people always think they’re locs when the … Continue reading

Damp Kiddie Perms

Hello, all! I got tired of the cornrows pretty quick so I kinda let them get frizzy by not wrapping my hair at night and just plopping down on my satin pillow, which isn’t the best way to preserve flat-twists. … Continue reading