Hair Care

Bamboo & Hemp Seed Oil is a Winning Combination for Natural Hair


 by Natural Oils for Hair You are probably wondering why bamboo has anything to do with oil and hair. A great deal as it turns out. The properties contained in the bamboo tree complement those of hemp seed oil and ... Read More »

Lazy Naturals: Sweat the Technique

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by Imani Dawson of TribeCalledCurl It’s the unspoken secret at natural hair meet-ups and impromptu get-togethers with your curlfriends. The uncomfortable elephant hovering as you air kiss and admire each other’s natural ‘do’s.  Here it is: as rewarding as the end ... Read More »

Tea Rinse for Natural Hair

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What is a tea rinse? A tea rinse is done by pouring a cup of tea, commonly green or black, over the hair to reduce shedding or stimulate hair growth. How is it supposed to work? The caffeine in the ... Read More »

Is it Time to use a Clarify Shampoo on Your Natural Hair?

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Clarifying shampoos should be apart of any healthy hair regimen because there comes a point where your  hair just feels weighed down, extra greasy, or just won’t behave itself.  A clarifying shampoo can bring your hair back to life because it’s ... Read More »

Protecting Your Edges While Wearing Braids


by minibraidmethod.com Here’s something many people struggle with- protecting the fragile hair in our edges. First, it’s important for me to note that these tips are for wearers of mini braids (also called pixie braids, individuals, etc) that do not ... Read More »

Glycerin: Your Hair’s Summer Best Friend for Maximum Growth


by Klassy-Kinks If you’re on a growth journey, make glycerin your friend this summer.  Here’s why: To my knowledge, many naturalistas are told to stay away from glycerin during the summer months because the glycerin will call moisture to your ... Read More »

The Lazy Naturals Lifestyle

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by Imani Dawson of  TribeCalledCurl You know the drill.  Your favorite blogger’s favorite vlogger debuts a new natural style, which she seems to effortlessly finish in minutes, while gazing into her bathroom mirror and smiling.  Inspired, you run to the ... Read More »

Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar are Not Effective Natural Hair Cleansers!? Microscope Photos Show Surprising Results!


Yooooooo!  I just read an article on black girl long hair that you all have to read, like right now! Basically, the author used her microscope to test how effective various “cleansers” are at removing oil from the hair.  The ... Read More »

3 Easy Styling Tips for Short Natural Hair


by TribeCalledCurl This is for our sisters in the struggle. Those who fell in love with the idea of natural hair 101, big chopped and rocked TWAs with pride, then woke up one morning looking like Frederick Douglass (No disrepect). ... Read More »

Hair Care Tips for Expecting Mothers


Hey CurlFriends! Check out my latest article on NaturallyCurly.com! The happiest day of my life was when I discovered I was pregnant. Knowing that I had my little boy or girl growing inside of me was so exciting! Everyone was sharing ... Read More »

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Comb Natural Hair Daily


from NaturalHairRules Once again, little Blue Ivy is in the news. (I feel like every few weeks, she cycles back into the news.) There’s even a petition this time. But instead of arguing the obvious — that it’s not ok ... Read More »



Hey CurlFriends! Check out my latest article on NaturallyCurly.com!   In the past four years since I left all chemical processing and fully embraced my natural hair. I’ve spent a lot of time and money trying various products and truly learning what works ... Read More »

3 Natural Hair Mistakes YOU Made


In my latest video I discuss 3 mistakes that I feel many women with natural hair make or have made. In my discussions with women it seems like so many of us are doing these 3 things and wondering why ... Read More »

Trim It Up!


Hey CurlFriends! Check out my latest article on NaturallyCurly.com!   I’m often asked, “Jenell, my ends feel so rough, what can I do?” After asking when was the last time they had a trim, I’m never surprised by the answer. ... Read More »


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by NaturallyCurly PHOTO SOURCE TAMERA MOWRY The second my stylist took a hack at my heat damage and  I saw 4+ inches hit the floor, I panicked. I had second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth thoughts about what I was ... Read More »

5 Herbs that Promote Hair Growth


Here are a few herbs that help in promoting hair growth naturally Aloe Vera gel: Aloe vera contains antibacterial and antifungal properties which help a lot in keeping a check on dandruff. Take some aloe vera gel and apply it ... Read More »

The No Heat Solution to Straighten Hair

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One of my loves shared a video with me of a woman by the name of Kelechi Anderson Bradley from Humble, TX who has created a product called The CWK Straightening Plates. This product promises to straighten even the kinkiest ... Read More »

3 Natural Hair Styles that Can Handle the Rain


Summer may be right around the corner, but until we turn that corner we are all still going through the Rainy Day hair drama. For most natural women, the humidity and dampness from the continuous Spring rain falls puts a ... Read More »

3 Ways to Speed Up Hair Growth


Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. Diet may seem unrelated to your hair, but it makes a huge difference. Diet also has the added benefit of improving your body at the same time.  Since hair is made of ... Read More »



 Understanding Humectants Humectants are materials used in products to moisturize dry or damaged hair. They promote moisture retention by attracting water molecules from the local environment and binding them to specific sites along their structure. Adsorption vs Absorption Absorption is ... Read More »