A few months after my third big chop, my cousin advised me to use a T-shirt to dry my hair in order to minimize frizz. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I decided to try it anyway. Let me just say… I was pleasantly surprised! Who knew that drying natural hair with a … Read more Why are we drying natural hair with T-shirts?
I suffered from heat damage after blow drying my hair a few years ago. I immediately swore that I would never use heat to straighten my hair ever again. That decision was short-lived. I decided to learn from my mistakes and use the best blow drying practices. I started blow drying myself, though I do … Read more How to use a hair dryer by yourself
I started using vegetable glycerin as a leave-in moisturizer seven months ago. At around the same time, someone from the natural hair community told me that glycerin thickens hair. I honestly didn’t believe her. The thing is, I naturally have very thick hair and I couldn’t imagine having to deal with added thickness. So I … Read more Is it true that glycerin thickens hair?
The craze over big hair is still there. Over the years, hair experts have developed many ways of volumizing hair. The technique that is commonly used to achieve this is backcombing. Some people have however expressed concern over this method. One question that is commonly asked is: Does backcombing cause hair loss? What Is backcombing? … Read more Does backcombing cause hair loss?
Flat irons are some of the best options if we want to straighten our hair. The final result is usually a smooth, shiny and sleek look. However, if there are some mistakes that are made during the flat ironing process, you may end up suffering from heat damage. In the unfortunate event that heat damage … Read more How to fix burnt hair from flat iron
I’m currently suffering the consequences of allowing over-manipulation on my hair. I lost a section of my edges as a result of wearing tight hairstyles. I’m in the process of trying to regrow my edges after researching on the best way to go about it. A number of people advised me to use peppermint oil. … Read more Applying peppermint oil directly on the scalp?
Most of the water found in western households is hard water. About 85% of the water in the US is classified as hard water. Statistics indicate that about 13 million households in the UK are being served with hard water. A lot of people are constantly looking for the best shampoo and conditioner for hard … Read more Best shampoo and conditioner for hard water
My colleague’s daughter recently moved to Las Vegas to start a new job and has been complaining about her hair looking all frizzy and dull. It has even started breaking. Apparently, all this is being caused by the type of water available in Vegas – hard water. This prompted me to research and dig deeper … Read more What are the signs of hard water on hair?
I had my second big chop as a result of heat damage to my hair. I had made it a habit to straighten my hair without using any heat protectant, and ended up weakening and damaging the strands at the back of my head. After cutting off my hair (again!), I knew I had to … Read more Best heat protectant for 4c hair