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Natural Hair Wash Day Regimen

Everybody have a frequency as it relates to washing their hair and it varies from woman to woman. Only you know how your feels, what you put in it, etc. If you’re a person who uses loads of product then you have to wash more frequently than someone who doesn't  I personally wash every week during the winter and much more often in the summer where I can go out with a wet head and not be sick.

Below is my Wash Day Natural Hair Regimen:

1. Put hair in 4 sections (2 in front and 2 in the back). Working in sections will make your life wayyyy easier - trust me. I experience less tangles and I find that it enables me to move faster (idk just me. Lol!)

2. Pre-poo: This is where you apply oils to your hair while it’s dry prior to shampooing/cleansing. I don't always do this but i try to at least once per month. I normally mix Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Cold Pressed Castor Oil together and apply to each section making sure the shaft is well oiled. After I apply the oil mixture I gently fin…

Natural Hair Goals

Hey loves! Quick question. Do you have natural hair goals? What are they?

What are my natural hair goals?

I really mainly want healthy hair.I want to comb my hair and see no knots in the sink.I want to keep my hair moisturized at all times (that's a hard one...I know)I desperately need to be diagnosed and treated for Hand In Hair Syndrome (HIHS). My edges are paying the price. (I need to stop!!! I need HELP!!)I secretly want longer hair but I can't get that if the above goals are not met.
Those are my current goals. Lol! 

Do you have natural hair goals? Chime in. Comment below and let us know.

Featured Naturalista: Iknowlee

Hey Girls!! 

This week's Featured Naturalista is none other than Iknowlee. If you are natural for more than a month and ever searched for videos on Youtube, then you know who Iknowlee is. See below what she has to say........

Introduce yourself!
My name is Helecia otherwise known as Iknowlee and  I was born and raised in Houston, Texas.

How long have you been natural?
I have been natural since May 2010. It has been about three and a half years.

Did you Big Chop or did you transition to natural hair and When?
I did a big chop due to my personal battle with patience. I shaved my entire head on May 14, 2010.

What made you decide to go natural?
I was somewhat inspired or rather convinced to go natural. I didn't mind experimenting with my hair and I was interested is rocking a curly fro. I also wondered what my hair texture was like and how I would look with curly hair. 

Did you have a support system? Explain the level of support that you had.
The only person that supported me in my initial j…

Be Featured on Glam Natural Life!!

Hey Naturalistas!!

I have made it soooooo much easier for you girls to submit your story to be featured on the website. Now you can do it all on the Be Featured page instead of emailing me your story and pictures. Doesn't that make everything easier? I want to make sure that using this website is very easy for you. 

If you would like to be featured on Glam Natural Life go to the Be Featuredpage or fill out the form below on this page.

Moisturizing Natural Hair

Learning how to moisturize our natural hair is very important if healthy hair is what you seek. 

First we have to understand that water and certain oils are the only things that can enter our hair shaft. Second thing to keep in mind is that marketers use the labels TO GET YOU!!! Its their job to do so. I have seen so many bottles that claims to be All Natural or claims to be Ultra Moisturizing but the ingredients make me scratch my head. You have to start reading the ingredient label before you buy a moisturizer. That is the part of the packaging that means anything to me. If water is not the first ingredient, PUT IT BACK!!  If you see Petrolatum or Mineral Oil in the first five ingredients I would suggest to put it back as well.

Ok, so you find an all natural moisturizer and you apply it to your hair and you love it but then by the end of the day your hair looks dull or even feels dry. Then you say it didn't work right? But you might be wrong. Maybe you are not moisturizing properl…

Product Review: NuNaat Real Me Curl To Coil Collection

Introducing NuNaat Real Me Curl-To-Coil Collection
I first got introduced to the NuNaat Brand in October. I tried and did a review of the NuNaat Keratin Conditioner and the Leave-in re-constructor and I absolutely love it. When I found out that they recently came out with a natural hair line called Real Me Curl-To-Coil I just had to try it. I am so happy that I did. The Keratin line was designed for chemically treated hair, however I love it on the days when I am blow drying my hair or when my hair feels like it needs a little added boost of protein.
The Real Me Curl-To-Coil Collection on the other hand is formulated for us girls who have curly, coily, kinky hair textures. It is very moisturizing and perfectly formulated to help our hair be more manageable while enhancing our natural curls. I tried the conditioner, the Hair Mask and the Curl Activator and I am in love.

They use 5 main ingredients to create this great formula ('the Join Complex'): Vegetable Collagen: to allow for b…

Featured Naturalista: Eugenia Hart of Eugenia Says

What’s your name?
Hey Y’all! My name is Eugenia Hart of Eugenia Says.

Where are you from?
I’m originally from a little ole town in Texas called Copperas Cove, but I currently reside in Augusta, GA.

What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
I served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic—go figure, right?!

Tell us about being an ambassador for Natural Girls Rock.
Oh wow, Natural Girls Rock was a blessing in itself! It’s basically an organization that encourages the appreciation of natural-haired women and in tandem provides natural hair-themed accessories to help you rock your look no matter what stage in the journey you are in! We traveled from Charleston, Greensboro, and other locales to bring the word and also to educate new and veteran naturals on hair care.

How long have you been natural? 
I’ve been natural for two years and three months. It really seems like just yesterday I had my fade! 

Did you BC or transition?
Definitely Big Chop! I was waaaay too impatien…

Product Review: Irie Essentialz Hair & Scalp Oil

Product: Irie Essentialz Hair & Scalp Oil
Where To Buy:
Price:  $10, $16
Size: 2oz, 4oz
Product Claims: Fragrant, lightweight and non-greasy, Irie Essentialz Hair and Scalp Oil is a handcrafted blend of natural plant oils carefully chosen for their wonderful effects on hair and scalp. Irie Essentialz Hair and Scalp Oil absorbs smoothly, leaving your hair and scalp soft, supple and lustrous, with no greasy after-feel. This is a NATURAL hair care product for your hair.
Key Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Essential Oil Blend: (Lavender, Sandalwood, Ylang and Coconut Root, Rosemary, CO2 Antioxidant Oil).

My Thoughts I recently featured Nicole` from Irie Essentialz here on Glam Natural Life. In her feature she revealed that she owns a handmade all natural product line. Of course, I had to get my hands on these products so I can review for you guys. I was most interested in the scalp because my scalp is always dry as I suffe…

Featured Naturalista: Marianne from MaiCurls

Introduce yourself. Let us know your name, where you from are and anything else about yourself that you would like to share. My name is Marianne (Mai). I am African/European and I am a little introverted but really love being with family and friends. I love to travel, experience different cultures and eat good food! I am a big DIY freak! I love making my own hair products, jewelry and even things around the house. I love animals (I have a ton of pets!) I am the happiest in warm and sunny climates preferably in countries with beaches!
How long have you been natural? I stopped using relaxers by Mid – 2009 so I consider my hair as being ‘natural’ since the end of 2010.
Did you Big Chop or did you transition to natural hair and When? I was not brave enough to do a big chop so I would just trim my relaxed ends as my natural curly hair grew out. By the end of 2010 I had all of my natural curly hair. 

What made you decide to go natural? I simply got tired of using relaxers so I stopped. I was tired…

Using Honey in your Natural Hair

If you have never tried honey in your natural hair as yet, then what are you waiting for? Honey is a natural humectant and conditioning agent. When I use honey in my hair, I am always left with soft hair. Now, I use honey in my DIY leave-in conditioner and DIY Deep Conditioner and I will never stop. I also do honey scalp and hair treatments. Try for yourself and see what the results are for your natural hair.

Below are a few recommended recipes that I have tried and loved:

Oil and Honey Treatment for Natural HairCombine honey and coconut oil or olive oil in a bowlMix and microwave for about 10 to 15 secondsUse your hands or applicator brush and apply it to your hair and scalpLeave it in for 30 minutes then rinse THOROUGHLY with warm water.
Benefit: Whether as a pre-poo or after shampooing, this treatment leaves your hair very moisturized for a long period and super soft to the touch. It also strengthens your natural hair.
Honey ConditionersMix honey with your conditioner (equal parts)3 ta…