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…

Clean, Soft, Kissable Lips for Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day!)

Usually, my hair is the focus of my look…but, my love for lip pampering runs pretty deep, too.  From lip balms and glosses to multiple tubes of lipstick, my makeup bag has long been a reflection of my intense lip product obsession.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner and theContinue Reading…

Nyakio Skincare: Starting 2018 Off With A Glow

It’s a new year, but I got the same ish on my mind: dishing about the good-for-you products I try!  As I fall deeper into my love affair with cleaner skincare and aggressive label-reading, I couldn’t hide my excitement when a rep for Nyakio (Neh-Kay-Oh) kindly sent me some skincareContinue 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…

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…

How to Achieve a Healthy Blowout (for When You Must Use Heat)

  I have a confession to make. In a moment of panic (and vanity) for my friend’s wedding this summer, I indulged in a blowout for the first time since I started my healthy hair journey. The only explanation I have for this is that I’m human and cutting out heatContinue Reading…

Fight Humidity By Knowing Your Frizz Forecast

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Monica Geller-Bing still knows what’s up.  Forget temperature highs and flash flood warnings.  Humidity is the crucial data point I need to help me manage my frizz on any given day. For years, I have had an app on my phone to detect atmospheric humidity so I can cut the fat from weather appsContinue Reading…

3 Essential Oils That Your Hair Will Love

In my desperation to grow out a lob haircut, I started experimenting with essential oils. Most information I have come across online suggests that nearly all essential oils are awesome for hair. They promote scalp health, have cleansing and antimicrobial properties, and can even stimulate hair growth. Given all ofContinue Reading…