Wash-n-go 2010: Pictures

Earlier this week, I decided to do a wash-n-go — although my first experience wasn’t a good one. Now, I’ve heard there are easier ways to do a wash-n-go (wash, condition, shake hair and go), I heard about another method where you comb a styling product through your hair and let it dry. A little…

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Product review: Colora Henna

Last week, I decided that I was going to use henna for the first time — Colora Henna, specifically. I’ve always wanted to try it, but the time commitment was especially painful to me. I don’t have six hours on a Saturday to wait for henna to do its magic. On Friday, I did have…

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Hair purgatory: the dreaded in-between phase

I cut all my relaxed ends off in September 2008 and I’ve been working toward having a head full of thick, glorious healthy kinks and coils. Now, one year and seven months into this natural hair journey and I’ve reached the dreaded in-between phase. My hair is no longer short enough for the cute styles…

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DIY: Brown sugar scalp scrub

As you know, my scalp can be evil. It will flake out for no good reason or it will behave. Why it does what it does is a mystery to me. Too much shampoo, flakes. Too much co-washing, build-up. Too little shampoo, build-up. Too little co-washing, flakes. Sigh. Understanding the minds of men is easier…

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Getting the goods at health food stores

On the weekend, my mother and I were hanging out. She got her hair done at the hairdresser, while I sat and watched. The ladies were like, “aren’t you going to get your hair done?” I felt my big, bushy flat twist-out ‘fro and said, “no.” I love the vibe at the salon, but I’m…

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DIY hair care: Pre-‘poo!

I know of several hair bloggers who regularly use a pre-‘poo AKA a pre-shampoo. The reason, from what I understand, is to protect your hair from the rigors of shampooing. I would assume – rightly or wrongly – that if you co-wash, you shouldn’t really need to pre-‘poo. Conditioners shouldn’t strip your hair of natural…

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Has anyone tried the Tightly Curly method?

I was doing a little reading this morning before work and I re-visited this site: http://www.tightlycurly.com. I’m very intrigued by the author’s method of washing, conditioning and styling her curls (pretty much she only uses conditioner). And, boy, does she have a lot of curls to style! One thing that I’m not sure about is…

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The accidental protective hair ‘do

I had been looking forward all last week to trying a new style. I was going to use the banding technique to stretch out my kinks before I did a two-strand twist style. I know I can’t explain the technique as well as some other folks online, so I’m just going to leave it to…

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DIY hair care: Mayo + honey + oils = protein treatment

I decided that I was going to do a protein treatment. I found this recipe from Agrlcanmac a few months ago and decided to try it out. I didn’t know if my hair neede any extra protein — it seemed to be thriving , but I read that it is important to protect and strengthen…

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