All posts tagged: Natural Afro Haircare Advice

Monday Moodlift Giveaway: The Kinky Apothecary Giveaway

Hellooo my lovelies! We’re back again with our “Monday Moodlift” and we’re ready to carry on spreading the love. This week’s giveaway will stimulate your senses and offer some very much needed TLC to your crowing mane of glory. Your hair that is.. 😀 The Kinky Apothecary is the First one stop shop dedicated to natural hair care. It’s surprising how little alot people actually know about taking care of unprocessed hair. Even trained hairdressers can sometimes fall short in this area because so many people opt to straighten their hair in order to make it more managable. Even those wearing weaves & braids relax their hair before putting it back (on the same day) into their every day styles to protect it from damage (btw.. this school of thought makes no sense, only those bits which are being left out should be relaxed in order to blend, if you so choose). The Kinky Apothecary is on a mission to educate and provide support for those who wish to truly look after their natural hair regardless of …

What Type Are You? – Natural Hair Care by Debola

Hello again folks! So last time we began our lesson on understanding “our” hair and how to take proper care of it. We went a bit into a common misconception about black hair, which is whether or not black hair is different from hair of other ethnicities. We found out that it’s not, and in fact all hair is made up of the same exact components. This week, I’ll be discussing the different hair types and textures we as black women possess. So let’s get started, shall we?! Part of learning how to take better care of your hair is understanding what type of hair you have. All Black/African or mixed race hair is naturally curly. The difference is in the size of the curls. This is where we find that there are different types of black hair. Fact: Curly hair is fragile and needs lots of moisture. When wet, the curls stretch out, but as the hair dries it absorbs the water and contracts to a tight curly state. This is how you distinguish …