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How to create a simple haircare regimen in 5 steps!!!!!

by Jarmelia of DIY Hair Blog
Creating a haircare regimen can be an exciting as well as a daunting task. We all know that having a great haircare regimen and sticking with it is one of the key factors to retaining length. Here are 5 tips you can use to create your haircare regimen: 1. Start simple. Don’t add a lot to your list at once. Keep it simple, wash, condition, moisturize, seal and style. Figure out how often you need to do these 5 steps and work from there. 2. Trial and error. Learn from what doesn’t work.just because you read that co-washing is great for someone else that doesn’t mean it’s going to be great for you. Try it and if your hair doesn’t like something, move on. 3. Don’t trim. Learn how to spot split ends and what causes them for your hair. Don’t make the mistake of trimming too often, you will end up cutting off healthy hair and length. Some people only trim once a year, others twice a year.Basically, don’t worry about trimming just yet, that’s putting the cart befor…

Love Your GlamNatural Self!

As black natural women we are different from the regular pack of women. However sometimes we don't portray or believe that. As black women we are powerful, we stand out, and can do so much more than we think we can. We are built to be strong mentally and physically. Just look back at slavery for a second. If Nanny of the Maroons was weak or didn't think highly of herself she would not be a celebrated woman today. Whenever you feel like you can't do something reflect on the strength of our ancestry women had. And let it give us hope and strength. 

One of the biggest  issue we women face as we try to embrace our natural self is 'self love'. Loving who we are as we are with natural hair is sometimes a challenge due to outside influences. We are often told that our hair is slave hair and sometimes asked 'why keep it like that?'. But what is 'slave hair'? Our natural hair is as how we were born from the womb. (Not chemically processed or altered). But thi…

Product Review: Shea Moisture African Black Soap Shampoo and Conditioner

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo Review:
I think by now its a known fact that my favorite shampoo is the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibuscus shampoo. I wanted to try this shampoo from the African Black Soap line. 

Promises:
Helps regulate sebum production while alleviating itching and flaking. Treats dandruff, eczema & psoriasis.

Plantain enzyme: Helps to alleviate itchiness and irritation
Tea tree: Removes buildup for enhanced shine and volume
Willow bark extract: Exfoliates and detoxifies hair and scalp
Ethically traded ingredients, sustainably produced
No parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, PABA, synthetic color, DEA, animal ingredients or sulfates

My Thoughts:
I fully saturated my hair with water then apply the shampoo to my roots and massaged my scalp. It was not as moisturizing as my experience with the Coconut And hibiscus shampoo which (I love dearly) but to be honest I think it cleaned my scalp better. Th…

Product Review: Shea Moisture Lavender & Orchid Body Butter

Product Review: Shea Moisture Lavender & Wild Orchid Body Butter
So we all know and love Shea Moisture hair products for the moisture and protection they provide. But have you tried their body products? So so good guys! You have to try. Below is my review of the Shea Moisture Body Butter with Lavender & Wild Orchid extract.

Ingredients:
Deionized Water, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Oil Soap), Glucoside (Sugar Beets), Lauroyl Lactylate (Palm Kernel), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil (*Certified Oraganic Ingredient), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (*Certified Oraganic Ingredient), Green Tea Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Essential Oil Blend, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower, Lonicera Japonica (HoneySuckle) Flower Extract

Promises:
Deeply Moisturizes and repairs skin with vitamins and essential fatty acids.Calms and soothes skin irritation.Repairs damaged skin and helps prevent moisture loss.Price: $9.99 for 6oz (at Target)

My Thoughts:

I am happy I got this…