One great thing about being natural is that you can tailor your hair regimen to suit your financial situation.
Rinse-out conditioners are thicker and heavier versions of a leave-in conditioner and can be diluted to be used as such. This is a way you can make your rinse-out conditioners last but also have it double as a co-wash (conditioner wash) conditioner and a leave-in conditioner. Use your favourite rinse-out conditioner and either;
- Dilute your favourite conditoner with water. This can be 1 part conditioner and three parts water or 2 part conditioner and two parts water - it’s up to you what type of consistency you want from the resulting conditioner.
- Dilute your favourite conditioner with a choice of oils such as castor, avocado or jojoba oil, again it’s up to you to choose the measurements depending on the consistency you want.
- Do a co wash but don’t rinse out all of the conditioner, leaving some in your hair.
The same method can be applied to shampoo’s, however this is sometimes done for the following reasons;
- To reduce the harshness of the shampoo especially if it contains SLS (sodium laureth sulphates) or ALS (ammonium laureth sulphates)
- To make a shampoo as moisturising as possible (oils, conditioners and glycerins may be added to dilute the shampoo and to make it as moisturising as possible).
Happy Hair Journey ^o^
11:54 pm • 13 June 2011 • 2 notes
You don’t have to modify the Denman!
You must be thinking, ‘why are you saying that? *side eye* Do you like getting your hair ripped out?’.
Well no I do not… but the Denman has a series of brushes called Vent and Free Flow. These brushes have a widely spaced teeth compared to the Classic Styling Brushes range they have.
A few months ago I did purchase one of the Classic Styling Brushes, the D14 (with five rows) as shown bottom right;
The Denman D31 (with 7 rows) is the brush on the left. There are less teeth making it more widely spaced compared to the D14. I purchased the D31 very recently and I’m very pleased with it. The Denman D31 is also bigger. So for fairer comparison, I will compare it with the D3 Denman brush (with 7 rows) as shown below:
The Denman D31 packaging has a sticker which says ‘widely spaced pins, ideal for thick and afro hair’.
Back to the two pictures, it’s quite obvious that the Denman D31 has wider spaced teeth and less teeth as well. So there is no need to buy any of the Original Denman brushes and then to modify them as shown in many tutorials on YouTube and on other blogs. Just jump straight for the Denman D1431, D31 and D41 if you do like the Denman.
Happy hair journey ^o^
9:10 pm • 12 June 2011
Natural Hair Movement Gains Followers…
… Among Afro- American Women.
The article that lead to the Independent.co.uk writing this article was this one.
A couple of problems with the Independent article, in my opinion, is that it completely ignores the natural hair ‘movement’, within the UK. It either ignores that, or is ignorant of the fact that it does exist.
We have had natural hair meet up and events, but currently also British naturals on YouTube and on blogs as well.
When we will get the same recognition as our sisters across the Atlantic, I do not know. But it would have been nice if they looked into this closer to home.
There are quite a few other issues with the article, for example, it claims; ‘Kim Love, who also self-published a book called Grow It (entering the top ten best-selling books on Amazon)’. I suppose the author just completely misread that part from the New York times article.
If an article were to be written about us as UK naturals, that would 1) allow us to set up bigger events, get more sponsoring for those events etc, 2) give other people the chance to see an alternative way of wearing their hair. Bottom line is, exposure could be good, or bad. The Independent does not need to look all the way across the Atlantic to write about this when we have a number of awesome bloggers and YouTuber’s from the UK.
1:14 pm • 12 June 2011 • 3 notes
Another Jane Carter’s Solution supplier in the UK!
For those aware of Jane Carter Solution’s, they make a series of hair products which include their much raved about Curl Defining Cream.
It is possible to get JCS products within the UK through eBay and also Beautiful Roots.
However, through eBay it will be quite expensive due to the shipping but it would also take considerably longer since all of the sellers (as checked today on the 9th of June) are in the U.S. so it would take longer for the products to get here. Well the other UK supplier which will be getting JCS very soon is Afrodeity. I got in touch with them and they should be having JCS in stock by the end of June.
So for UK naturals, you’ll have two places to get JCS from. You can compare which place is better by comparing shipping time, prices, postage type and shipping price. ^o^
5:49 pm • 9 June 2011
Is Oyin Handmade trying to make me eat this? The smell is fantastic!!! Review about it soon…
12:21 am • 29 May 2011 • 3 notes