Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Wash and Go Process

I'm very excited about this next post. Today I will be showing you guys how I do my favorite hairstyle...Wash and Go's! I know what you're thinking "what is so special about a wash and go," well personally it has been my go to style since I first cut my hair. I mean I love anything that is simple...quick... and looks great on me. Lets get started...

STEP ONE-  First I co-wash my hair. If you want to know what conditioners I use check out this link go to conditioners. Today I used VO5's Moisture Milks Strawberries & Cream ( this conditioner has GREAT slip and smells AMAZING). 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Staple Products: My Go To Conditioners

I get asked all the time what my go to conditioners are. All of them aren't all natural products, but I still swear by them and make sure that I stock up on.

What are Carrier Oils...And What is Sealing?

Another group of oils besides Essential Oils are Carrier Oils (CO). CO's are usually extracted from seeds or nuts and are best used unadulterated and natural as possible. CO's can serve as moisturizers and strengthers for hair. Individuals also use CO's to seal hair. Sealing is when you first apply a leave in into damp hair and then following up with CO on the ends of your hair, to trap in moisture and nutrients. 

Three popular Carrier Oils include: 




A Guide to Essential Oils

Essential oils or EO's are light weight oils extracted from several types of plants. EO's can be beneficial to your healthy hair care regimes assisting with hair growth, treating dry scalp, preventing dandruff and more. Simply adding a few drops of your favorite EO into your hair products can enhance the regular results of your favorite products. Here is a list of some EO's...

My Top Five Celebs Rocking Natural Hair

My Natural Hair Journey

I began getting relaxers in my hair at the age of 14. Family and friends always encouraged me to stop, warning me of the potential dangers of relaxers. Being the hard headed female I am I ignored their warnings and continued using the "creamy crack." Once I began college (2010) I began to notice the effects of relaxing and straightening my hair. My hair became dry, unmanageable, and started shedding. My hair worsened over the next year and by the summer of 2011 I'd had enough... I was going to go natural! Over the next few months I began the slow method of transitioning. By early 2012 I'd finally grown impatient and decided to just do the BC (Big Chop). On May 10, 2012 during my spring break I visited a Manhattan hair studio and finally chopped it all off. I loved my hair short so much that I cut it two more times, once in May 2012 and finally in November 2012. After the last cut I decided to finally begin the process of growing out my hair. I look forward to seeing where this takes me! In this post I have included pictures of my natural hair journey thus far. I hope you enjoy <3

MadMane91's My Natural Hair Journey 2011- May 2013 album on Photobucket