Natural Hair Quick Tip: Hair Product Causing Flakes?

Hey Curlies,

Hair Product Causing Flakes?

I got a question a few weeks ago about a reader who is experiencing flakes after using certain hair products. Here was my quick tip for her.

Hair Product Causing Flakes?

Q: Why am I experiencing flakes after using certain hair products? (Shea Moisture & Giovanni)

A: You bring up a great point, not every product will work the same for everyone. Since you've experience flakiness from multiple products, I would love to know what other products you are also using along with those conditioners. I learned  the Cantu brand doesn't work well for me, but may work well for others. It flakes on me constantly. I also learned when I use multiple products layered on top of one another, they may not always mix well, causing flakes. It doesn't mean the product doesn't work well, it just doesn't work well in combination with other brands. Be sure to pay attention to what products you are using and make note. Some products are made to be used alone.

Hope this helps!

Natural Hair: High Puff

Hey Curlies,

I have been locked out of my account for the last week! Seriously it has been a struggle! I wanted to host the giveaway last week but then the lock out said "surprise, surprise." I apologize to all of you who were looking forward to entering the giveaway. I am currently in contact with the giveaway hosts to see how we can still make things happen. I will keep you updated!

This past week I've been wearing a high puff, which I thought was very cute. I don't think I've ever worn a puff this high before. I used a little leave in conditioner, oil and a piece of pantyhose to create my puff.

Just going on a bike ride :)

At the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Tonight I'm going to tackle detangling and moisturizing my hair to create a twisted updo for next week.

Natural Hair Update & Giveaway

Hey Curlies,

I wanted to update you all on a few things. I got my hair straightened a little over two weeks ago and I just washed my hair about an hour ago. I really liked wearing my straight hair and feeling the weight on my shoulders, but I did miss my curls.

The point of getting my hair straightened was to get a good professional trim and she did a great job. Each time I get my hair straightened, I always say I'm going to experiment with other styles, but I fail every time. Haha. This time I did a little better. Most of the time I wore my hair in a bun or in curls made by using about eight flexi rods.

I couldn't WAIT to wash washair and get to my scalp. My hair seemed to get dirty a lot quicker than normal and my scalp my a little dry. While I didn't use any other product in my hair the entire two weeks, I did use a tiny bit of Argan oil on my scalp. Any more product would've weighed it down.

It took maybe two washes in the shower to get my curls back to normal, but I needed it. Having my ends trimmed definitely helped make the washing process easier and my hair now seems even softer than normal.

I've been using Mill Creek Botanicals Aloe Vera Conditioner and Anu Essentials a Leave in Conditioner. That giveaway I promised begins tomorrow! I will be giving away one bottle of Anu a Essentials Leave in Conditioner.

Check back tomorrow to enter!