Is It okay to allow your daughter to put in a sew-in weave?

  • hair + beauty
  • June 28, 2012
  • Ashley

With prom and graduation season behind us, beauty salons around the nation were packed trying to make your little girl-who now think she's probably a big girl- look her best. But just because she thought she was grown, doesn't mean she could actually look the part...or does it? While in the salon, I saw a…

Can We Talk| Do We Really Need Transition Kits?

  • hair + beauty
  • June 28, 2012
  • Ashley

This Curls kit cost $79.99! This Carols Daughter set is $40.00 If you are a newly transitioning, would you consider using one of these kits? If you are fully natural would you recommend one of these kits to someone? Please give feedback. Source: The Diary of a Natural Gal]]>

Home Hair Remedies

  • hair + beauty
  • June 28, 2012
  • Ashley

Since the beginning of time, black women all over the globe have been whipping up recipes using natural ingredients to promote healthy hair growth. Shea butter, which comes from Western Africa, has been used for centuries by African women to condition and protect their hair from the sun. In ancient Egypt, where women frequently wore…

8 All Natural Clarifying Treatments for #NaturalHair

  • hair + beauty
  • June 25, 2012
  • Ashley

ACV, is the acronym used for Apple Cider Vinegar. It’s a natural procedure often used on hair to help clarify the hair and rid it of build up caused by the use of hair products, and just natural elements we encounter on a daily basis. But the Apple Cider Vinegar movement doesn’t always work for…

Back to basics: Causes for hair loss and their solutions

  • hair + beauty
  • June 20, 2012
  • Ashley

This post is for our new Thank God I’m Natural readers. Our vets can learn a thing or two from this as well, but this one is for our newly transitioned babies. Once you decide to go natural, you’re going to have to figure out your own hair regimen, go through a plethora of products…

Reading the Label: 10 Ingredients to Avoid When Shopping for “Natural” Hair Products

  • hair + beauty
  • June 19, 2012
  • Ashley

ONLY sure-fire way to gather information about the ingredients contained in your hair care products so you can make smart purchasing decisions. This information can also be useful in helping you determine which styling aids to purchase and to understand why certain products are heavy, greasy, or drying to your hair. Companies may (sometimes intentionally)…

Top 7 Foods for Healthy Hair Growth

  • hair + beauty, health + fitness
  • June 14, 2012
  • Ashley

Seafood Some seafood like salmon and other fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and B12. Omega 3s help prevent dry scalp, promoting healthy hair growth. Spinach and leafy greens Dark greens contain high levels of vitamin A and vitamin C which help produce sebum. Sebum helps shield the hair and lock in moisture.…

Summer Trends: Orange Lips

  • hair + beauty
  • June 14, 2012
  • Ashley

  Try out some of these orange hues from affordable brands: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren Moon Drop Lipstick in Orange Mood Drop Lipstick in Orange Flip Cover Girl Blast Flipstick Lip Color in Stunner Queen Collection Lip Color in Into the Red Mac Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Good to Go L’Oreal Colour Caresse…

Top 5 Vitamins for Hair Health

  • hair + beauty
  • June 14, 2012
  • Ashley

B Vitamins These include B3, B5, B6, and B12. B vitamins are known for promoting blood circulation and melanin production in the scalp and preventing graying, fading, and hair loss. B vitamins are found in a number of foods including brewer’s yeast, meat, fish, egg yolks, whole grain, and vegetables. Vitamin A Known to promote…

Wedding Hair

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

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TGIN-Style: Straightening Natural Hair

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

[youtube]q406ucIttLE[/youtube] Stylist: PrettyDimples Goal: To have straight natural hair that moves Products: Shampoo to co-wash hair and a heat protestant, the stylist used Zone Heat, Protection Spray and a flat iron. Level of difficulty: Easy The stylist in the video co-washed her hair and then let it air dry over night. Once dry, she sectioned…

7 Vitamins for Healthy Hair Growth

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

Good nutrition is just as essential to healthy hair growth as it is to your overall health/well-being. Just as your body needs a variety of nutrients in order to function properly, there are several vitamins and minerals that can help to can maximize your hair’s growth and potential. • Vitamin A produces healthy sebum in…

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