Hair Tutorial: Aloe Vera Braid Spray (VIDEO)

Aloe-Vera-Juice_A few weeks ago, I was very much into my heavier olive oil braid spray since I was traveling to Washington DC for a family trip. But, since returning to Orange County, I have found that that particular mixture has not been keeping my hair and scalp moisturized for 2 or more days (which is important to me while wearing Senegalese Twists). Since I was having issues with the both the weather change and my hormonal changes at the end of my pregnancy, I mixed up a lighter braid spray with a base of aloe vera juice and natural oils.

I have found that this mixture has more longevity in the dry aridity of southern California. Feel free to add and takeaway from this recipe as you see fit. Some products may work better for you than they did for me. And, different hair types may benefit from different ratios of moisturizers and emollients. Most importantly, just make sure that your hair responds well. If it doesn’t, it’s time to try a different recipe.

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Hair Tutorial: Hair Oil Dos and Don’ts (VIDEO)

jojoba oilIt took me quite some time to add natural hair oils to my haircare regimen. And, I must say, adding them has made a major difference in the look, feel, and overall health of my hair. I tend t0 rely on a few staple hair oils like olive, castor, jojoba, and coconut oils. While trying new oils and recipes, I have had some key learnings that I think are worth passing along. In this tutorial, I am sharing a few key things about using hair oil on hair skin. [Read more…]