Back to the shampoo basics

June 26, 2017

I started looking for ways to shorten my washdays as soon as my schedule became too packed for me to cope. It came to a point when I’d choose a good night’s rest over washing my hair. Yes, I have gone weeks without washing my hair and it surely suffered for it. There are several tested and tried ways to go about wash days. We have spoken about the importance of…


Update on ACV and Baking Soda: can apple cider vinegar clean hair?

July 28, 2014

Oh yea, you know when I started out researching on natural hair, I liked the idea that our kitchen staples could also double as amazing hair remedies but a recent update has got me thinking that maybe kitchen staples should stay in the kitchen. Remember when I showed you guys my stash, yup, I’m pretty sure you must have spied the baking soda and apple cider vinegar there (ACV). For…


What is a cleansing conditioner?

June 9, 2014

I have never really liked the way shampoos left my hair brittle and dry. My curiosity was piqued when KLP of Saving our Strands published a post called making your own co-cleanser. She described how you can make your own conditioner cleanser (or co-cleanser). Her recipe is one part shampoo: two parts oil: three parts conditioner. I mixed my first co-cleanser using a ‘cheapie’ conditioner, a few squirts of shampoo…


How to shampoo black hair

May 15, 2013

Cleansing your hair is a very important step in hair management. What you use to cleanse your hair, how you do it, how frequently, etc all contribute to the health of your hair. What you use to cleanse your hair can either leave your feeling stripped or soft. There are several different types of products for cleansing your hair: shampoos, soap bars, cleansing conditioners, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda,…