Author Archives: QueenBee

4 WAYS TO USE AFRICAN THREADING TO PROMOTE LENGTH RETENTION

African threading is a traditional styling technique that goes back ages. For this technique, black thread (typically smooth, like shown below in DiscoveringNatural’s video) is wrapped around strands of hair from just above the roots all the way to the ends. This wrapping is not just stylish, but also protective in many ways, hence its […]

Want To Maintain Natural Hair? Read These 8 Tips

I’ve been pretty open about my natural hair journey, however, it’s taken over 10 years for me to get a grasp on the basics. From detecting scalp drying ingredients on product labels to detangling without pulling out balls of hair, I learn something new everyday about maintaining and styling my thick curls. But if you’re […]

CANTU SHEA BUTTER CURL ACTIVATOR CREAM AND CREAMY HAIR LOTION – REVIEW

I have faced mounting hair care costs – the amount of money spent on maintaining my hair regimen was growing increasingly unaffordable. An 8 ounce bottle of the typical moisturizer in my neighborhood was running about $26 (not including taxes), not to mention the product running out in about 8 weeks (at best), and usually […]

COCONUT OIL ALTERNATIVES FOR ECZEMA RELIEF

In continuing with this series on eczema relief, it only makes sense to discuss other forms of moisture through the use of essential hair oils. As mentioned in my last post, a great moisturizer is everything, and for many people who suffer from eczema (and for many curlies with porous hair), coconut oil is a staple moisturizer in the […]

CURLFORMERS ON 4C NATURAL HAIR + OYIN HANDMADE REVIEW!

ho hasn’t heard about Curlformers! Everyone has been doing reviews and tutorials on Curlformers, but where’s the 4C love at? I reached out to Curlformers and they were kind enough to send me a back to try out. I went with the long/wide set (pink + orange) because I was originally thinking I wanted to […]

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HAIR UNDERNEATH THE WEAVE

Weaves make great protective styles and last for many weeks. Taking care of your real hair underneath your weave is very important to achieve healthy hair and retain length. Many people are guilty of neglecting their hair underneath their weaves. Thus resulting in dry and brittle hair as well as little to no length retention […]