Reader question – does plaiting make hair grow faster?

I got this question from Beth on the facebook page.  I decided to answer it here so it can benefit more people.  I will do this regularly when I get a question I think more of you can benefit from. Question: In Uganda, there is a belief that our hair grows longer and stronger if […]

JO’M Giveaway

**The giveaway is now closed** This is the blogs very first giveaway!!  I’m so excited!  Thank you to JO’M Cosmetics for the goodies. JO’M Cosmetics is a South African based skin and hair care line.  The line is 100% natural and the hair care line is directed to those with natural hair, dreadlocks and those […]

Focus on argan oil

I thought I would do a post on argan oil.  I haven’t used this oil yet but it’s something I’ve been mulling.  I thought I would share my research with you. Referred to as ‘liquid gold’, argan oil is one of those oils that has been around for ages but has gained immense popularity in […]

A relaxer …. and a cut!

After my relaxer and cut yesterday So I had my hair relaxed yesterday.  While I was at it I got my hair cut.  Yes, you read right, cut!!  I had my hair relaxed and I decided to ask the stylist to cut off the thin ends I had from the days I used to relax […]

Hair Update – 24 weeks post relaxer

I am now +/- 24 weeks post relaxer.  I have never gone this long between relaxers before.  I managed to go this long because I had my hair braided from the 3rd of November 2011 to the 16th of January 2012.  Since I removed the braids I have just been taking care to be gentle […]

List of Sulphate Free Shampoos

Many consumers (including me!) have been moving towards using sulphate free shampoos as a gentle alternative to regular shampoos that contain sulphates.  For more information on sulphate / sulphate free shampoos read this I came across a list on the Blackhairscience site and decided to use it as a base for this list and add […]

What I am doing for ‘tlc’

I mentioned in my post yesterday that I would be giving my hair some tlc before I relax it in about 2 weeks.  I got many emails asking me what I would be doing for this tlc.  I thought instead of answering everyone individually I would just write a blog post that everyone can access. […]

Finally- the braids are out!

My braids are finally out!  I had planned to be done by Sunday but it didn’t work out so I had to finish off this morning.  It looks like I lost quite a bit of hair from shedding and breakage.  I know its all the hair I shed over the 8 weeks I was braided […]

I’m undoing my braids

I am in the process of undoing my hair.  I started a few days ago after first washing and conditioning the braids.  The reason I washed and conditioned before starting to undo the braids was to remove any dirt / dust.  Though I started undoing my braids a few days ago I am not even […]

Meet Mwedzi

I came across Mwedzi while browsing the internet.  Her name is mentioned in many forums when members list women with hair that they admire.  What struck me initially was that her name means ‘moon’ in Shona.  When I got in touch with her asking (ok begging!) to do a feature on her hair I learnt […]