Winter is here and we are all wrapped up, reaching for hot chocolate, warming ourselves in front of the fire. Our wardrobes are all switched out from cottons and linens to knits and tweeds. The air outdoors is chilly and dry and air indoors is warm but also dry! This can cause havoc on your locs leaving them looking and feeling crunchy and dull. Here are 5 tips to keep your locs cared for during the winter season.
5 Ways to prevent dry hair
So, before we get into preventing dry hair, let us talk about hair texture. Natural, highly textured hair strands are curly and coily and so do not reflect light the same way straight hair can. This coily nature also makes it more difficult for your …
To bonnet or not to bonnet?
The humble satin sleep bonnet! It has been heralded by many in the natural hair world as key to protecting your hair overnight but it is also despised in equal measure for being totally unsexy.
How I made lemonade with the lemons of 2020
One year ago, we went into lockdown- schools, shops and businesses closed, everyone shuttered at home. As I write this, a year later, we are in our third lockdown. We switched to teleworking and the kids started home schooling. Foolishly we thought it would just …
Lockdown haircare 101
With so many cities on lockdown during this global pandemic, and hairdressing salons shut down, haircare-at-home has become so important. Beyond just wanting to look presentable for that Zoom call, it is also self-care. Here are my top tips Eat lots of fresh fruit and …
Secrets to healthy hair: Scalp massage
As a loose natural, daily brushing indirectly massages your scalp so if you wear sisterlocks and traditional locs introducing scalp massage is a great way to improve and maintain the health of your scalp and hair. So how do you give yourself a scalp massage?
So, What ARE Sisterlocks?
Sisterlocks were created and trademarked in 1993 by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell. In her own words, “Sisterlocks is not about a hairstyle. It’s about a lifestyle. Sisterlocks invites women to embrace a natural hair care system that is self-affirming and truly gorgeous.”
The Right Products
As a recovering hair product junkie, I know the struggle to find the right products for your hair while on your natural hair journey. Whittling down my overflowing shelves of haircare products to just 3 has been quite the task but I am so glad …