My relaxer series went into detail about what relaxing actually is and what it’s doing to your hair. When you decide to relax your hair, you have to understand that you’re adding chemicals that are created to weaken the natural texture of your hair, allowing a new straighter texture. Your hair becomes weaker and dryer,…Read More
March 2013 presented me with a different type of challenge. I cycled 400km through Vietnam and Cambodia in 8 days. That’s right … Not only was this a personal challenge, but it was one that supported girls’ education across the world. Did you know that there are 75 million girls who don’t have access to…Read More
What is glycerin? Glycerin is a neutral, sweet-tasting, colorless, thick liquid which freezes to a gummy paste and which has a high boiling point. It can be created from plants or animal fat. Here’s the difference: Commercial Glycerin It’s a natural byproduct of the soap making process (soap made with animal fat). Commercial manufacturers remove…Read More
I introduced you to Loice back in March. I’ve been working with her, providing her with strategies to grow her hairline back. She’s on the Hair Line Challenge trying to slowly manage the growth of her hairline. There has been a lot of progress with her challenge, but competing priorities at times haven’t had her…Read More
So, my new relaxer (well, my first love) Soft N Beautiful has decided that texlaxing is the way to go for me. I’m not sure what the chemical composition is (I’ve never checked on any relaxers, to be honest), but for some reason, each time I retouch with it, it doesn’t let me hair get…Read More
I met Zanele on dear ‘ol twitter. I’ve been following her for a little over a year and realized a few months back that she was featured in another hair blog that was talking about going natural. It seems like a lot of women are jumping on the ‘going natural’ band wagon, but for Zanele…Read More
Remember Loice? She’s on the Castor Oil Challenge to save her damaged hair line from years of constant stress. She’s repairing her hairline after years of placing continuous stress on it. This is Loice in 2009 … This is her hair in January, when she first approached me for support. I’m happy to see that…Read More
Need a quick remedy to heal your scalp from a relaxer burn?
Aloe Vera Gel is your answer. It’s best known for its soothing properties on skin – especially after sunburns or bug bites. Rub a little on your scalp daily until it heals.
Hey Guys, Just a quick one to show you how long my hair is now. I’ve officially moved away from using Dark n Lovely, back to my first love, Soft n Beautiful. Please note, this is not an official recommendation, but personally I felt like Dark n Lovely was a bit more harsh. The formal…Read More
This is unprecedented. I will be featuring a series on Loice, a beautiful lady who doesn’t have the luscious locks that everyone aspires to. Through the years of her personal hair journey, she has made choices that have impacted her hair line tremendously. Loice got in touch with me a few months ago to ask…Read More