Friday, 14 March 2014

What Hair Products Would You Like To See On Local Shelves?

Ladies (and gents), on behalf of someone who will be importing hair products to sell locally, what products would you like to be made available? Please leave a comment below and be as specific as possible e.g. rather than just saying Carol's Daughter, please specify which product or products in their range you would like to stocked.

Should You Ditch Your Shampoo & Conditioner For A Cleansing Conditioner?

Or is that conditioning cleanser? Tomato tomato. 

The first time I heard about them was when my friend told me she was no-pooing her daughter Claire with Deva Curl's No Poo Conditioning Cleanser. I was so confused! I kept asking myself, and her, but what IS it? Is it a shampoo? Is it a conditioner? No, it's super conditioner! #gerrit?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Denman hits Nakumatt Shelves!

Nakumatt how much do I love thee!!


Just been to Nakumatt Karen and look what they have! That's a whole display of Denman stuff; brushes, hair bands without the metal bits, hairpins, barrettes, name it. Super sad because I just bought a bunch of the same exact things from Mimosa pharmacy in the same bloody mall for more than Nakumatt are charging! Sigh. Live and learn. Anyway, better get your stuff while stocks last. 

PS: Nakumatt and Denman suppliers... feel free to buy some ad space,  you're welcome. 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

How to Care For your Mixed Race Child's Hair

     Like the rest of us, mixed race children do not all have the same hair texture.  My oldest childhood friends are mixed race siblings; one has thick, dense, now wavy but previously kinky hair, and the other has finer, medium density,curly hair. However, while it is difficult to lump all their hair care needs into one category, I believe the basic principles should work for the majority of the spectrum of mixed race hair types, perhaps with the odd bit of tweaking here and there to suit your individual circumstances.  The key to creating a regimen that works for your child is to understand their hair type.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Un-Styled Hair: The Ugly Side of Natural Hair

My daughter has wildly curly hair. She is a die-hard curly girl; we co-wash, leave lots of conditioner in her hair, rarely shampoo and never protective style.  I experimented with gel before and maybe we will use it when her hair is longer and thicker but for now, we just use conditioner to set her curls. And I love them. They look super defined and shiny when they dry without interference which worked well for us when she was little but now that she's a very active not-quite-two year old, that is a rare/non-existent occurrence. She's usually rolling around on the bed/sofa/floor/grass/dog bed/car seat straight after I've done her hair so  nowadays, more often than not, her curls are fuzzy and undefined. That's if she lets me do her hair at all. But no matter, I still love them.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Product Review: Part 1: Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream

Can I just start by saying that these products are sooooo hard to get hold of. And I mean even in the US of A, land of plenty etc etc. This is because: