All posts tagged: Black Hair Care

Death in a Jar: Seperating Fact from Fiction – Haircare by Debola

Hello my Sacred Gods & Goddesses Now that we’ve covered a bit of the basics on Black/African hair, I want to get into some of the nitty gritty of some hair care errors that we’ve been programmed to believe, basically from birth, to ritualize. In my short time here in Lagos, this has been one of the most challenging topics I’ve encountered in trying to convince my clients that its just plain wrong! I mean I just get fought left, right and center. So lets get down and dirty… Hair Care Error #1: SAY NO TO GREASE aka POMADE aka “DEATH IN A JAR” I have yet to visit a salon or household in Lagos that does not house a plethora of hair grease/cream options. And every time I see it being used on someone’s scalp/hair, it literally pains me! (We’ll talk about other things that pain me in the weeks to come). I mean, globs of grease /cream are slabbed onto the scalps and hair strands of endless amounts of black women and we think …