• Natural Hair

    Why I no longer use Jamaican Mango and Lime.

    I have become such a hair care minimalist, so the way I care for my hair has changed. The change involved removing popular oils such as The Jamaican Mango and Lime Island Oil. Before, I used many different products for moisturizing and sealing. But I have stopped using many of them because they contain chemicals which I no longer use. I am in the process of searching for and creating natural hair products that contain little to no harsh and toxic chemicals. Why I Removed Jamaican Mango and Lime from my Hair Regimen I have been using Jamaican Mango and Lime for a few years. I used it as a…

  • Locs,  Natural Hair

    How to do Box Braids on Starter Locs

    Dreadlocks can be versatile, don’t think that you are stuck. One way to embrace the versatility is to do a protective style on your dreadlocks. One such style is to do box braids over them. In this how-to article, I will give you basic steps to achieving the perfect set of box braids on your starter locs using extensions. Related: How to Start Locs using Finger Coils How to do box braids on Starter Locs. Steps 1. Get Supplies The first step is to get your materials together. For a quick braid, all you need is Braiding Hair and bands to section. You may use a little gel or oil…

  • Natural Hair

    How to Make a Braided Wig

    Have you ever wanted to wear a wig but it’s not really your thing? Personally, I never quite caught on to the Brazilian hair train. But, a wig was needed being that I just started my Locs. So, I decided to make myself a braided wig and in this post I’m sharing all the details. How To Make a Braided Wig I’ll be jumping right into the post because it might be quite long. Firstly, these are the list of items that you will need. Items needed to make a braided wig: A mannequin head. I purchased the mannequin head below from amazon for the low! click photo to view…

  • Natural Hair

    How to Care for Natural Hair in the Sauna

    A sauna is a place that people sit in to experience dry or wet heat. The sauna hosts numerous benefits to the body. Despite the benefits to the body, the sauna can be extremely damaging to your natural or chemically treated hair if proper care is not taken. The damage arises from the heat which may dry out your hair. If you already suffer from dry hair then you must ensure to take extra care when using the sauna. In this post, I will share a few benefits of using the sauna at your local gym as well as ways in which you can care for your hair while using…

  • Natural Hair

    How Curiosity led me to Thick and Voluminous Natural Hair. Featuring Froreal Chammy

    My Natural Hair, Loved is a weekly blog series where I showcase and celebrate natural hair by sharing stories written by women with natural hair.  You can join our Pinterest group board here. Thanks for joining us for yet another entry, today we are joined by Froreal Chammy. What is the state of your hair currently? I have medium length 4b-4c natural hair, currently in mini twists (doing a 6 months protective style challenge). When did you go natural and why? I returned natural August 2016 due to curiosity. I wanted to see how my natural hair looked as I got a relaxer when I was 10 years old. What I…

  • Natural Hair

    How my Natural Filipina Hair became my mark of Personal Identity- Featuring Rev. Rebecca

    Happy March. Thank you for joining me for this tuesday’s “My Natural Hair, Loved” feature. My natural hair loved is a weekly blog series here on faithnturtles that gives bloggers and natural hair enthusiasts a chance to share their natural hair story. It is my hope that through this series someone will be inspired to make the transition to natural hair, understanding that there is so much more to gain than lose. Today, we are being joined by Rev. Rebbeca. I am so honored to feature her today as she is a great writer and advocate. Rev. Rebecca has been such an inspiration to me and today she will inspire…