Archive for September, 2010

09/30/2010

HairNatural Hair Inspiration

09/29/2010

NaturalTrueBeauty’s Favorite Youtube Channels

Below I have listed some of our favorite YOUTUBE channels.  These ladies have some great product reviews, tutorials, and good advice when it comes to maintaining your natural hair.  Enjoy!!! =)

misskrisnew YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Shuantae1 YOUTUBE CHANNEL

sheacocoaluv YOUTUBE CHANNEL

innovativethinkin YOUTUBE CHANNEL

09/27/2010

HOMEMADE LEAVE IN CONDITIONER.

Ingredients
-Celestal Herbal Tea (
-Oils (I use olive, tea tree, jojoba oil and coconut oil)
-Something to store your leave-in conditioner in
-Water
-Pot
-Funnel (anything that will make pouring easier)
-Spray bottle

Directions: Bring water to a boil, add tea bags and oils. Let the mixture sit overnight! The next day bring mixture to a boil for a couple of minutes.  Discard teabags and pour your mixture into a spray bottle.

09/27/2010

My Hair Care Regimen

When I first did my BC I went through product after product trying to find what worked best for my hair. Products for natural hair can be costly and often you can find products that cost 1/3 of the price of some of the name brand products (such as Carols Daughter, Miss Jessie’s, or Kinky Curling) and they work just as well if not better.  My hair care regimen is as follows:


– Shampoo (roots only) AUSSIE MOIST SHAMPOO or *AFRICAN BLACK SOAP
– Conditioner AUSSIE MOIST
– Deep Conditioner (AUSSIE 3 MINUTE MIRACLE DEEP CONDITIONER)
– Leave In Conditioner (AUSSIE HAIR INSURANCE) or my Homemade Leave In*


When you have a TWA washing your hair is easy but as your hair gains length you run the risk of tangling your hair during washing.  This could result in unwanted breakage.  With that being said I take clips and section my hair into fours.  I apply shampoo to the tips of my fingers and only wash the roots of my hair.  The ends of your hair become clean with the excess shampoo runs down the ends when rinsing.  Then I apply conditioner to my hair and using my denman brush staring at the ends, detangle section by section.  This works because it allows your to detangle your hair and its already sectioned for styling. 


*African Black Soap is not black. Its brown and is usually not sold in a bar. 
*Check out Hair Recipes for my HOMEMADE LEAVE IN CONDITIONER

09/23/2010

Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural

When deciding to go natural you may need to decide 1) do the BC (big chop) or 2) transition your hair to a length that you are comfortable with and then cut off the remaining permed ends.  The BC is the easiest way to enter the world of being natural. It may take some confidence seeing that you are basically cutting all of the permed ends of your hair off and you will be rocking a TWA (teeny weeny Afro) . Transition takes more time and often can be frustrating.  This time will allow you to get to know your hair and what products work best for you! It may also be easier to transition with braids, sew-ins,  quick weaves, twists, Bantu knots, or straw sets.  Avoid hair styles that may put stress on your hair because this may cause unwanted breakage.  Pay attention to the ingredients in products and try to use more organic products….the beauty of natural hair is it is very versatile…you can straighten it and wear a wrap and then wash it and your curls POP.. it takes a confident woman to be natural because it goes against what society says is beautiful….

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