Deep conditioning (DC) is important to maintaining healthy and happy hair - natural or relaxed. If performed on a regular basis, this treatment helps our hair retain moisture and protects it "deep" within the fiber to support the hair until the next treatment. The protective action of regular conditioners last only a few days. Therefore, … Continue reading Why Should We Deep Condition Our Hair?
Hey Sisters, Several of you asked what methods I use to color my hair - specifically the little "sprigs" of gray that tend to surface occasionally. As you know, I used permanent, commercial hair dyes for many years before noticing how the chemicals were slowly eating away and damaging my hair. I also tried semi-permanent … Continue reading Henna for Hair: The Natural Colorant For Covering Gray Hair
Hey Sisters, Do you ever wonder how your hair really grows and what's happening when it begins to shed? So do I. Well, I did some research for us and discovered our hair travels through three main phases of growth in the course of a lifetime. A fourth phase, exogen is optional and does not happen for … Continue reading How Does Our Hair Grow? Factors and Phases Explained
Hey A4N Family, Did you know green leafy veges, specifically spinach and kale, are great sources of nutrients and vitamins for our hair? I love baby spinach! I have it 4-5 times a week either for breakfast in an omelet, for lunch in a salad or sautéed in coconut oil for dinner. I introduced kale … Continue reading The Ultimate Green Smoothie: So Simple. So Nutritious
Hey Sisters, Some of you have expressed an interest in leaving the chemical relaxer behind and returning to your natural hair texture. This is certainly a personal decision that involves both mental and physical preparation. My decision was based on a number of reasons that I disclosed in the Ask Dionne page. However, the main … Continue reading Motivation: Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair