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To grease or not to grease? That is the question…

31 Dec

Did you hear about CurlyNikki’s hair grease experiment? After she wrote this post, hundreds of curlies from far & wide came outta the closet regarding their hair grease usage. The debate about using petroleum-based hair products is a heated one too! Science has proven that hair products containing mineral oil or petrolatum make your hair shiny, but they seal it so effectively that no additional moisture can penetrate the shaft. The only hydration you get is on hairwashing day, after you wash out the grease. Oh & sulfate free shampoos won’t remove all the build up of synthetic & petroleum-based hair products, so your have to use a “regular” shampoo. But the other side of the argument is that our mamas used these products on our hair as babies/children & it looked great. I for one grew up in a Blue Magic household… the vintage glass jar, LOL! Mama washed, greased my scalp & braided my hair EVERY WEEK. My hair was full, long & shiny, so it couldn’t have been all that bad, right?!

Before I transitioned to natural, these were the products in my permtastic arsenal of hair grease: African Pride Miracle Creme Hair Dressing. It smells amazing, but it’s extremely thick (think vaseline), so use it sparingly.

B&B Super Gro Extra Lite is my favorite hair grease. It has a tropical smell & the formula is so light that it melts in your hand, kinda like coconut oil.

And last but not least, KeraCare Dry & Itchy Scalp Glossifier. I used this mentholated hair grease to “manage” my scalp issues. It smells horrible, but feels amazing on a dry or irritated scalp.

My friend Kamisha referred me to 101LadyT’s video of a twist out using Royal Crown Hair Dressing. She had hair porn worthy results! Feast your eyes…

Are you willing to give grease another try? If so, what brand?

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“To dye or not to dye?”… that is the question

10 Sep

As women, we will inevitably become bored with our hair. Some of us chose to remedy that boredom with color…

I realize that most (if not all) of the women in these pictures are rocking hair that didn’t grow from their respective scalps, but you get the point. Besides, color can be damaging, so a weave (or wig) is a guilt-free alternative to dying your mane!

Your thoughts…?