What are the benefits of water in our hair? Dis my Naija hair no be small ting o! —by villagewife

Hey! Wetin b dis? *Mcheww*!

Water is so good for the hair—inside and out, lol! :-) Hair thrives on moisture and water helps to supplement that. Therefore, lack of moisture results in dry, brittle hair. And if you read labels, you can see that many hair products (conditioners, hair creams, serums, etc), have water as their first ingredient. 

According to this article: 

  • Water makes up about 1/4 of hour hair’s weight - thus aiding to healthier, longer hair.
  • Water is the most natural setting lotion for hair - that means it allows for the hair to hold various styles
  • The roots of are the means by which water is transported by the body—thus helping to hydrate the rest of the hair strands. 

There are more benefits listed in the article, so check it out when you can! Also, here is another article to help answer your question, provided by BlackGirlLongHair. It talks about how moisture impacts hair growth & length retention and it’s very informative.



Hey!! So my sister and I are wondering if you have any ideas of humidity proofing hair for the hot summer months? I find that the longer my hair grows, the less it wants to hold a style. I usually can hold a style for only 2 days at the most before it turns into frizz city. Thanks girl! —by tangiblesoul

Hey Danielle! I have found that looking into what I am putting into my hair allows me to sort out whatever issues I am experiencing!

I know that using products that contain humectants will wreck havoc on hair during summer months, as humectants are designed to draw moisture from air (ie. dry winter weather), and hotter, more humid weather already contain moisture in the air.

For instance, using anything with glycerin and honey is a common culprit behind frizz in the summer. 

Here is a link that contains a nice list of common humectants to look out for.

P.S: Panthenol is also listed as a common humectant, and from my understanding and from personally reading ingredient labels, it is contained in A LOT of natural hair products. For example, As I Am Coconut Cowash contains panthenol, and the popular Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie contains both glycerin and panthenol. 

With that being said, I would truly suggest reading the ingredients and researching them.

I hope this helps a great deal! :-) 



I probably should have taken this on my camera to get a more clearer view of the hair, rather than on my phone. 
This was after I finished detangling this evening and was applying coconut oil to pre-poo overnight (as you can see from the plastic bag). This is literally a small portion of my hair, but it’s still super thick, lol. It was shocking to see. Sometimes, I think my hair thickens more and more each time I have a detangling session.
Does anyone else feel the same about their hair? 

I probably should have taken this on my camera to get a more clearer view of the hair, rather than on my phone. 

This was after I finished detangling this evening and was applying coconut oil to pre-poo overnight (as you can see from the plastic bag). This is literally a small portion of my hair, but it’s still super thick, lol. It was shocking to see. Sometimes, I think my hair thickens more and more each time I have a detangling session.

Does anyone else feel the same about their hair? 



Hi there! I am a full Nigerian & I wanted to ask if there are any style ideas you can give me. I just became a natural 2 months ago-yaaay. I'm loving it. Right now I just spray it with water & use shea butter on it & I do twist outs as well. I'm a 4a —by Anonymous

Hey! Congratulations on returning to natural! You are in for for a great journey! Lol :-) 

This may sound like a mundane answer, but have you tried using Pinterest for your style ideas? I say this because natural hair is so versatile, as there is so much you can do, and I have found Pinterest to be a great resource and inspiration for styling options, or really for getting your creative juices flowing in whatever you want to do, such as cooking or DIY projects.

For hair, you can try searching “styling TWA”, “medium length natural hair”, or even something like “natural hair styles” or “protective styles for natural hair”, etc. You will get a plethora of ideas to try, whether it be through simple pictorials and even Youtube videos 

However, you need an account to use the website to see the goodies. But it’s well worth it! I hope this helps. Good luck!



Like can you make your own rosemary oil? —by Anonymous

Hey! I’ve actually never tried making my own homemade rosemary oil, but I was curious and researched it since you posed the question. 

I found an absolutely amazing Youtube tutorial on making your own, which you can watch here.

Please note before using the rosemary oil, you must store this mixture for 4-5 weeks before straining it for use. If you have the patience (which I am sure you will since you asked), then you’ll have your own homemade rosemary oil that will last for up to a year :-)

Thank you for asking this question! I will definitely try this myself in the future :-)

I also hopes this helps others! x



can you do a post of a DIY Rosemary Oil? —by Anonymous

Hey! I use rosemary essential oil in a variety of things, but I’m not quite sure what you’re asking me to particularly do?



do you use any products after wash? —by Anonymous

Hi! It’s important lock in the moisture, so indeed I do use products after washing :-) 

I use my jojoba oil & water spritz and my shea butter mix to style a couple of hours after washing my hair. If I feel like mixing things up, I’ll use my Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter and Karen’s Body Beautiful Leave-in if I am doing styles that require maximum hold and definition, such as twist outs for example. 

My regimen is in this post, by the way :-)



What are causes of split ends? —by Anonymous

Hey! There are various reasons as to the cause of split ends. Some  causes off the top of my head:

  1. using heat (whether from blow dryers or flat irons)
  2. excessive manipulation from using tools such as combs or brushes
  3. excessive exposure of your ends or lack of protection.
  4. not trimming when you need to
  5. And of course, being inconsistent with moisturising. 

The ends of our hair are the oldest and most fragile as compared to the rest of our length, and thus require double or even triple the moisture and care. 

I hope that helps! :-) 



Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil (For Hair & Skin)

I often think that SAO is underrated, and I remember not too long ago someone asking me about the benefits of this oil on my blog. It’s so versatile in use, and I love that it’s virtually oderless. I use it in my homemade shea butter mix and it is the moisturiser of choice for my face after washing with Dudu-Osun (African Black Soap). Since Sweet Almond Oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog or block your pores, it is easily absorbed into the skin.

Benefits for hair:

  • Known to treat dandruff by removing dead skin cells
  • Increases shine in hair 
  • Light & easily absorbed in hair — thus making it an effective component for an every day or daily leave in conditioner

Benefits for skin:

  • Helps to lighten up scarring
  • Reduces dark under eye circles 
  • Evens your skin tone & enhances the glow of your skin 
  • Combats and heals dry skin 

I can literally attest to every single benefit listed, especially as SAO has been a great moisturiser for my skin, is literally the only product that has made my acne scars completely disappear in conjunction with Black Soap, as well as evening out my skin tone and reducing redness tremendously.

The two photos above were taken after washing & moisturising my face. 



Rest in peace, Karyn Washington. 
My heart has been quite heavy for the past few days upon learning of your death.
If many of you do not know, the founder of the project ForBrownGirls and the creator of the movement #DarkSkinRedLips committed suicide last Tuesday at the age of 22. 
Thank you so much for being an advocate for self-love and raising your voice against colorism. You have empowered thousands—if not millions—of women, including me to embrace the skin we’re in. Her movement will continue to live on and will continue to inspire many. I wish that I had connected with you much more than we did, as I know that our friendship had the potential to bloom.
This is also a lesson for us, especially Black Women. Never silence yourself when you are hurting. Seek help and speak up, because admitting you are weak is often the first step to acquiring strength. 
Karyn, your death will not go in vain. Believe that. God bless you! 

Rest in peace, Karyn Washington. 

My heart has been quite heavy for the past few days upon learning of your death.

If many of you do not know, the founder of the project ForBrownGirls and the creator of the movement #DarkSkinRedLips committed suicide last Tuesday at the age of 22. 

Thank you so much for being an advocate for self-love and raising your voice against colorism. You have empowered thousands—if not millions—of women, including me to embrace the skin we’re in. Her movement will continue to live on and will continue to inspire many. I wish that I had connected with you much more than we did, as I know that our friendship had the potential to bloom.

This is also a lesson for us, especially Black Women. Never silence yourself when you are hurting. Seek help and speak up, because admitting you are weak is often the first step to acquiring strength. 

Karyn, your death will not go in vain. Believe that. God bless you!