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How to Detangle and Pre-Poo Natural Hair

by Jensine from Jungle Naps Somewhere along your natural hair journey you learn the importance of detangling your curls. A necessary (and time consuming) evil! If only I could count how many frustrating hours I’ve spent untangling knots and asking my German/Irish husband for help.  Side note: he is now a detangling pro too. Below …

How To Steam Natural Hair Without a Steamer

via Nappy Naturally By now we’ve all read about the benefits of using hair steamers for natural hair care. We’ve seen all the beautiful natural haired divas whose hair has grown down their backs. They rave about their natural hair absorbing all the goodness of whatever deep conditioning treatment was done…and we look in our wallets …

Dry Natural Hair? To Pre-Poo or Deep Treat?

 photo via Natasha Leeds by Sabrina Perkins From a pre-poo to LOC to WNG, curly girls and their terms often run the gamut with acronyms and hair treatments that will do just about anything and everything to your curls. It can be somewhat difficult to figure it all out. Another issue would be when to …

DIY Luxury Hot Oil Treatment

Kavuli Nyali-Binase via TheGoodHairDiaries I have been doing hot oil treatments since I was pretty young. I remember my mother buying these tubes of oil that was to be left in a cup of hot water for a certain amount of time. My mother would pierce the tube and squeeze wonderfully warm oil all over …

The Art of the Pre-Poo…and How to Master It

 via the GoodHairDiaries What is a pre-poo?  A pre-poo is when you apply a conditioning treatment to the hair prior to shampooing / washing so as to add moisture to the follicles.  How does the pre-poo affect your hair?   Yes, it’s true that everything that put on your hair before a shampoo will be …

Why I Stopped Deep Conditioning Overnight

by Shelli of Hairscapades.com In the past, I would deep condition overnight in a minute … shoot, in a millisecond. But, over the course of 2011-2012, I learned about the importance of protein, protein/moisture balance and that I could, in fact, over-condition my hair. I realized that the very soft feeling that my hair had …

Hot Oil Treatments for Natural Hair Awesomeness

glam idol, Danielle By: Chelsea Satine of BlackNaps.org There’s just something about a hot-oil treatment that is so soothing. I remember there was a time when hot-oil treatments were an absolute must for me! I actually looked forward to them and trust me when I tell you, these treatments did wonders for my hair; leaving …

A Hair Growth Pre-Poo Recipe!

by AshleyGlenn Many curlies enjoy using the ingredients that we find in our kitchens to create or improve hair products. Kitchens are spaces that help us become more creative and find more solutions that can be affordable or improve the overall health of our hair and bodies. DIY recipes and hair cocktails are not strangers …