Acure Ultra-Hydrating Shampoo, Conditioner And Leave-In Review

I love Acure for so many reasons, but mostly because they make organic beauty affordable.  As a curly (technically, wavy) girl with no willpower, the money I spend on hair products really does add up.  And, as I have been shifting toward clean and organic brands, it is hard notContinue Reading…

Natural, Organic, Clean, and Green: Beauty Buzzwords You Need to Know

green beauty buzzwords

Raise your hand if words like natural, organic, clean, and green in the beauty industry confuse the heck out of you. [Raises hand]. Now keep your hand raised if you’ve  purchased products anyway, thinking these words mean the same thing or must denote high quality. [Keeps hand raised]. Unfortunately, understandingContinue Reading…

Hydration vs. Moisture: What’s The Difference?

As I Iearn more about the ingredients in my beauty products, I am shocked by how often companies interchangeably (and incorrectly) use the words “hydrating” and “moisturizing.”   And, truth be told, I’ve only recently understood the distinction myself.  The difference between hydration and moisture for hair and skin boilsContinue Reading…

My Favorite YouTube Videos For Wavy and Curly Newbies

While it pains the lawyer and writer in me to accept this, sometimes, words are just not enough.  Over the past few months, I have been fielding more and more questions from my family and friends about wavy and curly hair care.   Most of this is over the phone,Continue Reading…

DIY Rich Avocado, Olive Oil and Honey Hair Mask

Growing up, I would try pretty much anything for soft, shiny hair so I certainly experimented with my fair share of homemade (and mom-made!) hair masks.  From applying amla oil, coconut oil, or henna to my hair to this one particularly messy Seventeen Magazine-inspired egg mask fiasco, I am no strangerContinue Reading…

What’s in My Bag: My Curly Go-Tos While on The Go

For as long as I can remember, natural or blown out, my hair could never withstand simple things…like leaving my house for the day.  Seriously. It is was as though the moment I left any temperature/moisture-controlled location, I would transform from a human into a troll doll.  Brown skin. Big eyes.Continue Reading…

Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner: The Multi-Tasking Wonder

  Lately, I’ve been loving using old favorites in new ways.  And, if I can find a way to use a natural skincare product for my hair/scalp,  even better!  Whether you follow the curly girl method or just love natural beauty products, Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner isContinue Reading…

Protein-free Hair Routine for Wavy Curly Hair: Bouncing Back from Protein Overload

Since my protein-detox has been going well, I thought I’d share my protein-free hair routine for wavy curly hair like mine.  I searched long and hard for information online but did not see too many recommendations for protein-free products for my hair type…everything seemed to be catered to folks withContinue Reading…

Protein Sensitivity and Protein Overload: Diagnosing My Hair Rut

How is it mid-November already?!  Somewhere between starting a new job and the weather changing, I’ve completely lost track of time.  And in the midst all of this change, my hair fell into a weird rut that I struggled to navigate. It’s been rough, frizzy, and straw-like with horrible curl/wave definition.Continue Reading…

My Favorite Affordable Curly Girl Method Hair Products

While I am a sucker for a good deal, I am an even bigger sucker for curly hair products that actually work.   Yet, shelling out twenty-ish bucks for each cowash, shampoo, conditioner, leave-in, styler, etc.  is simply not sustainable for so many of us.   Thanks to my TargetContinue Reading…