Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Buy Black Own during the Holidays!


As you  spend your holiday dollars, be conscious of spending money within the black community. 
Support black women, because we put in time sharing Natural Hair and Beauty tips for you daily on social media. 

Black women, on average, only make around $28,000 annually, as business owners. Let's each do our part to increase this. 

Here are some Holiday Specials from  black women. Great ingredients your hair and body deserves. 


Shea World Garden by Shonna Lee

Hair Silk Restoration Growth is a nutrient rich scalp & hair moisturizer, that will make your hair flourish! Our quality cream is handmade to help stimulate faster hair growth, regrow thinning edges, strengthen & thicken hair, retain hair moisture, fight dandruff & scalp eczema, reduce split ends and awaken hair follicles.



The star ingredients of our lovely duo are Pure Argan Oil, Manuka Honey, & Rhassoul Clay. These nutrient dense ingredients are rich in vitamins A, C, E, B6, amino acids, calcium, magnesium, potassium and many other nutrients that will leave your hair strands soft, shiny, more manageable, and healthy. Also promoting faster hair growth, our shampoo bar & deep conditioner is ideal for dry, dull, and damaged hair. ORDER HERE









The Pydana Hair & Skin Collection
by Rochelle Buckner

40% OFF GROWTH & MOISTURE BUNDLES
BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY ONLY!

Sale price:  $53.77


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Sale price: $27.25

Niik Products
"Where nature meets beauty"
Vegan, therapeutic & handmade


15% off
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Drastically reduce shedding with this simple mix


We shed 50 to 150 strands of hair per day. A shed hair is one that comes from the root. It will be the same length as the rest of your hair. Many times you can see or feel the hair root on the end. 

If the hair is short, with no hair bulb on one end, that is breakage. You will also feel the hair snap and pop as you manipulate it. To eliminate breakage click HERE



If your are shedding more than a 150 strands per day for more than a week, that is considered excessive shedding. This simple amla and baobab mix will correct your excessive shedding.

This is the Amla powder I use. 


My Amla mix that strengthens hair and combats excess shedding. 


Apply this treatment after you have washed your hair and before you deep condition. 


  • 2 tbsp Amla powder
  • 2 tbsp Baobab powder
  • 1 cup of distilled water. 


Put amla and baobob powder into a bowl. Pour in 1/2 cup of distilled water. Slowly stir and blend together well. Add more water until you get to a conditioner consistency. 

Apply to generously to freshly washed hair. Leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse and deep condition good with a good quality conditioner. 

When you are done, your hair will feel stronger. You should notice a BIG reduction in your shedding. 

Friday, August 16, 2019

How to figure your curl type

Curl type describes the way your hair curls and the size of your curls. Most black people fall into the type 4 classification. This article will cover type 4A, 4B, and 4C.  




  • Do not comb or brush your hair
  • Apply little bit of leave in conditioner into hair. 
  • Fingercomb and examine your strands.
  • Most people have more than one curl type.
  • Examine hair on top, sides, crown and nape.
  • The dominate curl pattern is your curl type.



TYPE 4A





TYPE 4B



TYPE 4C
Are you type 4c?
If your coils are very small, like the spring in a ball point pen, you are 4C. You have low to no shine. Your hair is dense and can give the appearance of being wooley, coarse or kinky. 








Curl type does not dictate what care products you use on your hair. Curl type only makes a difference in how you achieve a style and the final look of a style. A 4a wash and go will look slightly different than a 4c wash and go. 

Check out my list of products that work great on 4C hair. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How to blow out your hair with no damage!


Lots of naturals prefer to blow out their tightly coiled hair. This enables Afro hair to show more length.  The most common way naturals stretch their hair is by blowing it out with a blow dryer. However, blow dryers are very damaging to Afro hair.


Two reasons blow dryers are bad for your hair

1. Blow dryers suck all the moisture from your hair. This makes your already dry hair worst.
2. They cause split ends, thin ends and breakage.

IF YOUR GOAL IS TO GROW YOUR HAIR LONG AND STRONG STAY AWAY FROM BLOW DRYERS AND ELECTRIC BLOW DRYING BRUSHES. 

The smoothest healthiest blow out you can get, is to set your hair with magnetic rollers

Magnetic rollers come small to jumbo sizes. 

HOW TO STRETCH HAIR ON MAGNETIC ROLLERS

1. For the best stretch choose large, extra large or jumbo size magnetic rollers.


2. Apply leave in conditioner to soaking wet hair. Next apply a styling mousse then seal in with oil. 

3. Take skinny sections, and roll hair snug and smooth onto the roller. Allow hair to air dry  for the healthiest set. 

4. Once your hair has fully dried, remove rollers and you will have a nice crisp blow out. From this blowout, you can create your styles and expect more hang time. 


Retwist nightly to maintain stretch.  Do not add anymore water based moisturizer to hair.  The water in the moisturizer will cause your hair to shrink.


Scalp Stimulation treatment for growth

The CoilyQueens Regimen is divided into 3 parts: moisturize, stimulate and protect. In this article I cover the stimulate part of the regimen. Hair growth only happens at the hair root, under the scalp. Often when you have slow hair growth, you blame it entirely on genetics.  However circulation is most likely the reason for your slow hair growth. 


Stimulation is circulation. For optimal health we want healthy blood circulation. 


Things which effect healthy circulation:
*Daily exercise
*Eliminating stress
*Eating lots of fruits and vegetables
*Drinking 64 ounces of water daily

Often due to stress our scalp and neck become tense. When the scalp stays tensed, it interferes with optimal blood flow to the hair root. This greatly slows your hair growth down. You might be capable of growing 1/2 an inch or more per month. But due to poor circulation you only grow 1/4 of an inch per month. 

These following processes, practiced often in combination with the tips above, will help you stimulate better blood flow to your scalp. Make them a habit and watch your hair growth thrive. You will reach your length goals before you know it.  


2 stimulation techniques to pump up your hair growth


1. Stimulating tea spray

Vee's Stimulating Minty Tea Rinse:
one peppermint tea bag(scalp stimulator)
one horsetail tea bag (hair growth)
3 drops of pure peppermint oil (scalp stimulator)
4 drops of pure eucalyptus oil (stimulation, anti-fungal/antibacterial)

HOW TO MAKE:
1 clean water bottle
Boil 2 cups of water
(allow water to sit for one minute after boiling)
place 2 tea bags in a cup, and pour hot (not boiling) water over tea bags
Let tea seep for 15 minutes (cover while steeping)
After tea is cool, add 3 drops of pure peppermint oil and 4 drops of eucalyptus and mix

HOW TO USE: Put tea in your spray bottle and spray and massage Minty Rinse on to scalp.
Put remaining rinse into fridge and let it get cold.
Then saturate your hair strands with the remaining Minty Rinse.
Do not store this rinse, make tea on the day you plan to use it. To be used in your final step of shampooing, to stimulate and wake up your hair follicles and help with hair breakage. And the Eucalyptus is great for killing fungus and antibacterial. 


2. Scalp brushing
Stimulate the hair root with a soft bristle toothbrush. Brush the scalp 3 times a week using the special scalp brushing technique.  Full details here






Friday, June 28, 2019

Great working and affordable hair growth vitamins




When going for long length, you want to add a hair vitamin or multi vitamin to your diet.  Most people do not receive all of the daily nutrients required. This is mostly due to consuming lots of fast food. This is also due to cooking food and depleting it of its nutrients. 
This is a good quality supplement, that I have taken for several years. They work great and you can find them at most stores. 

A hair vitamin helps your hair strands grow out strong. Strong hair does not break that easily. This enables you to keep hair on your head longer and reach your length goals. 


How to take your hair from flat to FULL!



2 products, that make your strands thicker and stronger.

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Henna coats your hair strands and makes them stronger. The micro particles of  Henna plant stick to each strand, making hair thicker. Be sure to purchase 100% pure henna. 





Protein treatments: (temporary)

True protein treatments, such as the Aphogee 2 step, temporarily adhere small particles of keratin protein to hair. This reinforces the hair and your hair looks thicker from the protein. This treatments lasts 4 to 6 weeks.