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I’ve Been Featured on Island Kinks!

I’ve been featured by the lovely  Isle of Azure of Island Kinks! Isle of Azure documents her own natural hair journey, showcases other naturalistas, and shows how different plants, oils and commercial products found in the tropics help keep our tresses healthy and strong.  It’s a dynamic blog you’ll be sure to enjoy!  Check out the feature here. With Love and Soul.  

A Natural Hair Inspired Halloween

Happy Halloween, Everyone!!! The costumes are out, the vibe is spooky, and fall has finally arrived in Virginia! With all the costume ideas out there this year, I decided to not only have some fun at work, but to work a costume around a fabulous protective style: Paying homage to the iconic Janelle Monae, a little extra “umph” to the classic pomp transformed this work look into a perfectly fashionable (and work-appropriate) Halloween statement. How are you rocking your natural hair this Halloween?    

Pre-poo with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Line

Originally posted on Girl Meets Soul:
This post has been a long time coming–like three months long time coming [insert shame face here].  But since I’ve slightly altered my regimen from the first time I experimented with the pre-poo, I’m going to summarize my review of the initial product combination I tried and update what my actual pre-poo regimen is today. What is a Pre-Poo? Why, I’m glad you asked! Pre-pooing refers to the process of applying oils and/or conditioners to the hair before shampooing.  If your hair is low porosity like mine and has a hard time allowing moisture in, a heat source can be used to help the oils and/or conditioners (sometimes a combination of both) penetrate the hair. What Are the Benefits of Pre-pooing? Well, as long as you don’t use a stripping shampoo post pre-poo, the process allows the hair to retain more moisture even after shampooing.  Depending on your hair type, this may allow you to (1) skip a deep conditioner if you’re in a rush or just feeling lazy…