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This past May I got a DevaCut at a salon in Manhattan, which I raved was one of the best haircuts I ever had. As I pointed out at the time, DevaCurl’s claim to fame is all they do is curly hair. And not only does the brand have a roster of stylists in their network trained in the DevaCut hair cutting method, they also sell a variety of styling tools and products to help women consistently achieve their best hair ever when not in the salon.
After my spring cut peaked my interest in the brand, I decided to give some of their products a try for myself, starting with the No-poo decadence cleanse and conditioner. I won’t lie, the idea of a non-lathering shampoo took some getting used to. While the stylist used this cleanser on my hair during my cut, washing my own hair with this product was different. I’m one of those people who needs to see bubbles or feel tingling to “know” a product is working, so I consequently used way too much of the cleanse, worried that my hair wasn’t actually getting clean. Though there weren’t any consequences for doing that — other than wasting product — the next couple of times I washed my hair, I simply followed my normal routine of “lathering” twice, trusting the concoction of chufa milk and quinoa protein to do it’s thing.
Now the Decadence Conditioner was a product to which I happily acquiesced. Made with the same formula as the no-poo cleanse and boasting the same beautifully light floral scent, the conditioner literally felt like I was pouring milk on my hair. I absolutely loved the texture, which struck the perfect balance between a lot of rinse-out conditioning products on the market which are either super heavy or watered down. I’ve started using this to co-wash throughout the week because I enjoy it so much.
Since I’d just taken out extensions when I first used this line I immediately followed my washing and conditioning with the Heaven in Hair Intense Moisture Treatment which “drenches dehydrated hair with Cupuaçu Butter for long-lasting moisture, Murumuru Butter for protection and shine and vitamin-infused Cacao Butter to soften and nourish.” Simply put, it felt great on my strands which were in need of intense moisture after being braided under weave for six weeks. And, as you can see from the pic below, I followed the instructions to use a “generous” amount of the product. I ended up putting on a plastic cap and letting the treatment sit for a few hours before rinsing for the aforementioned reasons above, but DevaCurl recommends just 15 to 30 mins to achieve the desired result. I did another deep condition a week later as well, just to make up for the neglect my hair experienced during the prior month-and-a-half.
The morning after my first wash, condition, and treatment, I re-wet my hair and applied the Supercream Coconut Styler and B’Leave-In Curl Boost and Volumizer. I applied the cream first, attempting to pay attention to the directive that a little goes a long way with this product to avoid weighing my hair down, and followed up with a modest amount of the gel-based volumizer to give my curls some hold and then went about my day, letting my hair airdry. My hair felt a little bit tacky once dried, which I’m not certain whether that was due to too much product (still) or the fact that my hair still needed time to return to its regular state after not being out for so long. Nevertheless, I was happy with the definition and shine.
I didn’t use the Devatowel that particular wash day because my hair needs to be soaked for products to adhere to them and work their magic on my curls, but I take advantage of the item a couple of weeks after when styling my hair in a bun. The microfiber texture helps hair dry faster without frizz — you’re not getting all of the friction you normally would from a cotton towel — and I must say it took absolutely no time for the towel to absorb almost all of the water in my hair after simply wrapping it around my head for less than a minute and scrunching. (Someone knew it was time for me to stop walking around with a wet neck every time I have a low bun.) If you buy nothing else from this list of products, I definitely suggest you invest in this towel. It will save you plenty of time blow drying — not to mention heat damage.
Who among us couldn’t use handy, dandy tips for caring for our kinks, curls and coils? These natural hair hacks will save your natural hair life.
Get ready to take notes!
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15 Easy Natural Hair Hacks
Get ready to beat the winter ‘dry hair blues’ with these lush (and kinda yummy) DIY natural hair conditioners. Note that all of these items can be found at your local health food or grocery store and you may already have them in your kitchen. As moms, the rip and run of the everyday routine sometimes makes us miss out on catering to ourselves, these conditioners are one way to steal moments of pampering back. The easy DIY recipes have cures for dryness, breakage and more!
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Get Lush: Best DIY Natural Hair Conditioners
What parent wouldn’t want the best products for their kids? Nowadays many parents are changing their buying habits because they’re equipped with the knowledge about harsh toxins in many beauty and hair products. Achieving super healthy tresses is no easy feat or everyone would have them, however knowing how to get healthy hair and maintain it is half the battle. We have almost 100,000 hairs on our heads and if we take care of them properly they can look amazing. Each hair strand has three layers and the cuticle is the outside layer. When hair is healthy it is shiny because the cuticle layer lays flat, reflects light, and protects the hair from sun damage. However, when your hair is damaged the cuticle doesn’t lie flat creating dullness and becoming easy to break off. That’s why it’s so important to use the right products for your hair type. If you try one brand and you don’t like it, try not to get discouraged because healthy hair care and maintenance requires some trial and error.
Healthy Hair Tips For Your Little One:
1. Keep her ends trimmed
2. Keep her hair in protective styles as much as possible like braids, a bun, or twists
3. Use a conditioner every time you shampoo
4. Tell her how beautiful her hair is on a regular basis to help her build good self-esteem
Hair Care: Healthy Products For Your Little One
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Deciding on a healthy hair regimen for you child in the beginning can be down right scary! Healthy hair doesn’t just happen, it’s the result of proper care and maintenance. But what if you don’t know where to begin when it comes to a routine for your child’s tresses? Don’t worry–a hair regimen doesn’t need to be complex or super expensive, but you should set aside some time to really develop a proper routine to keep your child’s hair as healthy as possible. Click through to see the steps your little one’s basic hair care regimen should include.
Natural Hair Kids Blog: 7 Steps For the Perfect Weekly Hair Regimen
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Patricia Keller’s Global Couture Line Offers Women Fashion & Accessories To Match Their Natural Style
Mainstream first-world culture is slowly broadening its definition of beauty as the natural hair movement spreads from down-to-earth campus co-eds to sought-after female DJs and fashion mavens. But the market hasn’t quite caught up with this cultural shift.
That’s why Patricia Keller launched Global Couture. The lifestyle brand is a kinky-coily chick’s dream — T-shirts, earrings and phone cases that reflect the natural woman’s thoughts on beauty, culture and self-acceptance without sacrificing style.
Patricia launched GlobalCouture.net in January 2013 while equally immersed in her career as tenured professor and college counselor at Southwestern Illinois College and her work as full-time cultural researcher and doctoral candidate at UMSL. Adding yet another page to her portfolio, she announced the Global Couture Foundation just a year later.
Keller talked with MadameNoire about turning an old idea and a new need into a line of apparel, jewelry and accessories, her philanthropic ambitions and the phantom ideas of weekends and downtime.
MadameNoire: Define the concept of Global Couture for the uninitiated.
Patricia Keller: I came up with the idea of Global Couture while traveling, maybe six or seven years ago and I didn’t know what I was going to do with it. Now this has nothing to do with the business today, but I was talking to my sister and I said, You know I think there should be a brand that somehow embodies this idea of everyone being unique and special and it not being so unreachable. I was just thinking about something more relatable and the idea of beauty accessories. I was thinking handbags. I was thinking of a lifestyle brand. It was this random idea, and I said, “Can you imagine something like that in Target?”
Looking for natural hair butters during the warmer months always makes my ‘to do’ list and though I’ve tried a dozen, I’m always open to trying a dozen more. LOL. For all of you and myself in search for that perfect curl, kink or wave…take a dip into these natural hair butters. If you’ve tried some of these already let us know your results in the comments!
Better With Butter: 7 Natural Hair Butters To Consider
The variety of ways to create natural hair updo styles is simply astonishing! You could literally werk an updo for thirty days straight and not repeat a single one. Dig in and enjoy!
17 Fierce Natural Hair Updo Styles
In 2013, women are embracing their natural hair more than ever. Keeping your tresses moisturised and healthy can become costly but it doesn’t have to. Here are 8 products that are cheap and work, it’s worth a try: