All posts tagged: natural hair care

You Guys Really Loved These In 2015

A look back on your top favorite posts in 2015.

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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…

Looking Back – 2014

2014 has been a wonderful year. D’aller Naturel made its debut on May 1, 2014 from a simple natural hair and health journey documentation to a budding natural hair care, health and beauty resource (and everything in between!). I want to thank each and every one of you for your support, your insight and your encouragement over the last 7 months. Here’s a look back at some of your favorite posts of 2014!

DIY Flax Seed Gel

Hellooooo Naturels! I received a question regarding how to make a decent flax seed gel at home.   I mean, far be it from me to keep the wonders of natural hair care to myself, so I was happy to respond.  As I was formulating a reply, I figured that I should share the recipe with the rest of you!  So without further adieu, here’s a fairly typical DIY flax seed recipe  that’s pretty easy to prepare.  It can be customized by adding essential oils of your choice: What You’ll Need: 1/4 cup whole flax seeds 2 cups water 1 cheap pair of pantyhose (the 50 cents type from the drug store that come in a little plastic ball) 2 – 3 small containers to house the gel when hot & 1 air tight container to store the gel once made tongs Essential oils (optional) Instructions: 1. In a medium size pot or saucepan, mix flax seeds and water and bring to boil.  Stir frequently to release any flax seeds sticking to the sides and bottom …