Product Review – EO conditioners

Hello Beauties!   It’s product review time!! I have been holding out on this brand of products for a while now, merely because I wanted to be sure of its effectiveness. But first, let me tell you about the company. EO is a family owned company that produces certified organic, personal care products. Their mission entails using the highest grade natural… Read more →

Next Day Curls

Hi Lovlies! You may be wondering how you can protect your curls after spending all this time cleansing, co-washing, conditioning, deep conditioning and styling them. Well, that is exactly what I would like to dedicate this post to today It is nearly impossible to cleanse, condition and style your hair every day! I would have to dedicate most of my time… Read more →

Styling

Hello Lovlies, Let’s talk about styling curly hair for a minute. Back when I was in high school, I use to wear my hair in its natural state during the summer holidays. Unlike in Austria, we have scorchingly high temperatures during summer in Cape Town and I refused to spend an hour blow-drying my hair! I used to relax my… Read more →

Deep Conditioning

Hello Lovlies, For today’s posting, I would like to go into depth about deep conditioning. Deep conditioning is essential to get curls back to their natural state and ensure the hair is well moisturized and strengthened, especially when you’re currently in the transitioning phase. As with cleansers and botanical conditioners and leave-in conditioners, it is important to opt for natural… Read more →

Co-washing & Conditioner

Hi Lovlies In my last post, I introduced you to my cleansing regimen and the products that I use for this process. Today, I will be talking about “co-washing” and the products I use for both co-washing and conditioning. To recap, co-washing is the method used to cleanse the hair using conditioner. I use this method between cleansing (usually every… Read more →

Cleansing – Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

Hello Lovlies!!   I’m back!! Today, I will start by introducing you to some of my staple products that I use to nourish my tresses. It is not easy finding products for curly hair like mine in Austria – the European market is just not aimed at catering to the needs of coarse curls. However, I have found quite a… Read more →

Product Review: Urtekram

Hello Lovlies   This time around, I will be reviewing a little gem that I found not too long ago. It’s not always a breeze finding products for my hair type. Most natural and organic products tend to be quite pricey in Austria and oftentimes, they do not bring the results that I am aiming for.   However, I happened… Read more →

The HANDBOOK

Hello again Lovlies!   I’m back with one of my holy grails that completely changed my life: The Curly Girl Handbook by Lorraine Massey!      This was one of the first pieces I picked up before starting my transition. It’s basically a handy instruction booklet that goes into detail about identifying your curl type; how to style each curl type… Read more →

Then…and now…

  I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my curls for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I hated everything about my natural hair, but trying to manipulate my curls would take hours. Once I reached my teen years, I taught myself how to blow-dry and straighten my hair until the skill was perfected. After years of using heat… Read more →