Have you heard about the Denman Brush? The denman dates back to 1938 and was created by John Denman Dean (Jack Dean). It was not until the 60s when hairdressing legend Vidal Sassoon popularized the brushes using his revolutionary new blow-styling techniques.
The 76 year old styling brush is equipped with 5 – 9 rows of nylon pins. The famous Denman anti-static rubber pad provides maximum grip and control during blow-drying for shaping hair. Read more...(620 words, 4 images, estimated 2:29 mins reading time)
I have my hair blown out about 4 times a year when I have my hair trimmed. It’s an easy way for me to achieve the classic afro; a truly beautiful look! This time was special because my BFF did it for me. It wasn’t a pleasant experience because she combed through my hair first, and I HATE having my hair combed! Though we disagree about the necessity of the dreaded comb, I appreciated her work.
And oh how I LOVE a blowout, but baby! It shrinks right on up! Luckily, I’ve embraced all that comes with being natural, and shrinkage comes with the territory! Read more...(117 words, 1 image, estimated 28 secs reading time)
Initially, my hair was styled in a frohawk. My intentions were to wash my hair out as soon as possible due to the tremendous amount of product build up and flakes I had throughout my hair, but time didn’t really permit so I had to make due with what I had. Read more...(364 words, 5 images, estimated 1:27 mins reading time)
What better way to kick the week off, than to drop a protein conditioning treatment recipe!
Protein strengthens the hair, can temporarily stop breakage, and if you color, manipulate, or flat iron your hair regularly, protein can really make a difference in the health and well being of your natural hair. Aim for a good balance of moisture and protein. I do this by alternating between a protein and moisture conditioner on wash day. I usually use Aubrey Organics Protein Conditioner and deep condition using rhassoul clay, altering between the two to maintain the balance. Because I like to use ingredients found in my kitchen, I decided to try swapping the Aubrey Organics protein conditioner for a natural alternative; yogurt! Previously, I’d used yogurt alone as a protein conditioner and was satisfied with the results, but still needed to DC my hair after the treatment. I found that with this recipe, no deep conditioning was necessary. Read more...(444 words, 5 images, estimated 1:47 mins reading time)
As you know, everyone has a way to classify hair; whether it be Oprah’s stylist Andre Walker or others who created charts inspired by Andre’s chart, everyone seems to have a take on it! Though I recognize that my hair would fall into the ‘4’ category, I don’t rely on those charts. There are so many factors when deciding how to care for your hair and even though you may share a hair type with another, their techniques and products might now work for you. For the most part, I really like this common sense chart; it gives simple suggestions for techniques based on strand texture and thickness, which I find matters the most. I find that knowing porosity and density helped me find what my hair needs were and what products would best assist in maintaining it. This chart gives tips for fine, combination, and course hair types, regarding a sealant, moisturizers, detangling, heat application, and hair styles. Read more...(250 words, 1 image, estimated 1:00 mins reading time)
Are you looking for soft hair? Tea Rinse! Gentle Detangler? Tea Rinse! Hair that has a beautiful sheen? Tea Rinse! Moisturized Hair? Tea Rinse! Reduced Shedding? Tea Rinse!
The question is, why aren’t you using tea rinses? Every DIY natural should, at the very least, be treating herself to a tea rinse. I have also incorporated these herbal infused teas as my base for my liquid leave when I moisturize my hair, using the L.O.C Method.
It’s very easy to incorporate tea rinses into your regimen, and can be used on natural, relaxed, or transitioning hair. Read more...(398 words, 4 images, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)
As you know, I am an avid user of the L.O.C Method both as a transitioner and once I was fully ; I’ve sang it’s praises from here to Youtube and to anyone who will listen! Today I ran across a scientific experiment which visually illustrates how moisture (water) becomes trapped when we use oils and cream as a sealant. More on the experiment here.