23 March 2010

Sleeping on PhytoSpecific?

Ok, so I'm sitting at my PC reading my email and I saw an email from and the subject was: "PhytoSpecific Celebrates 12 Years". I'm like, "I've seen this before at the beauty supply, I think". So I followed the link in the email and it said PhytoSpecific was "Targeted Care for Textured Care". I'm like "Really? I must have been sleeping on this stuff". (Btw, what's with the relaxed girl in the photo? Hey relaxed girls need healthy hair too)

I went to the product website it I have to say, it sounds great. The bit that really got me was
"The products contain no harsh detergents and are loaded with plant extracts such as shea butter, macadamia oil, kukui oil, wax of mimosa, jojoba oil and mango oil, as well as vitamins and amino acids".
I thought that I'd become a pro at reading ingredient labels and had read everyone at my local beauty supply, but I reckon that I must have been sleeping on this one.

Here's another good line from the article:
"PhytoSpecific has become a favorite of celebrity powerhouses such as Oprah, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz. And it has become a favorite of a growing number of stylists who work with texture".
Next month, I plan to get a few products from the range and do a review on them for you guys (and me!!). I'd hate to miss a good natural hair care line that's not only targeted for textured hair but also available in the UK (hehehe). So keep an eye out for that next month.

Till next time,


Switch it Up for Spring

Spring is finally here - Yay!!! You know when you begin to see tulips that the weather's a-changing.

Personally, I'm pleased with the warmer weather. It means that we can start putting away all those heavy coats, hats and scarves. I'm soooo pleased about that. The only downside to the Spring coming is the dreaded 'Spring Cleaning'. It means now the sun's shining everyone will be able to see the dirt that the winter shadows were hiding.

The same's true with our hair, I believe. The changing weather means it's time to re-evaluate our hair care and hair styles. In winter, you shouldn't be using glycerin rich products because they dry out the hair. This is because Glycerin attracts moisture to its own molecules, if there's less moisture in the air than in your hair, it'll suck the moisture right out of your hair to beef up it's own molecules. This makes Gylcerin my best friend in the warmer months because my hair's biggest bug-bear is DRYNESS!! So, now it's gotten a touch warmer, I've introduced glycerin back into my regimen.

I'm going to be doing some more reserch into other Spring-friendly natural hair products and will be looking at ways to switch up my regimen for Spring.

You all know I'm on the 90-day Twist challenge (update #1 coming soon) so won't be making the style switch just yet but Twist Outs will definitely be featuring big time, as will Flat Twist Outs, Braid Outs and maybe some Bantu Knot Outs. Lots of big hair is what I'm feeling this year for the Spring/Summer. will have to pick up a really good frizz buster - any suggestions?

How will you all be switching your regimens and styles up for Spring 2010? Bring on the sun baby!!

Till next time,


04 March 2010

Style File #1 - dontuwishuknu

I don't know about you, but I'm always on the look out for amazing natural hair styles to inspire me and what I do with my hair. One of the best places to look has got to be You Tube. There are so many natural sistas on there rocking such amazing styles, it can be a little bit overwhelming. The Style File is going to be a new feature that I'm going to use to bring you all those amazing styles I find to inspire us all. Here's first entry to the Style File.