Naturalee N’Satiable Review – Hair & Body Butters, Sugar Scrubs…..

Here’s a complete video review of the products that I have purchased and received from


Products Featured In This Video

Sugared Pink Triple Whipped Shea Butter

Vanilla Coconut Shea Butter Body Lotion

Naturalee Sugared Shea Butter Scrub

Naturalee Lip Butter

Artisan Soap




Ayurvedic Hair Dyes

alma-ayurvedic-hair-colorThe dyeing of hair is a problem that many people face on a regular basis. The problem with a majority of dyes available the market is that they contain carcinogens such as toluidine. Many of them still don’t experience the rigorous security evaluations that are cosmetics undergo. Nevertheless, the pressure to look youthful keeps folks coloring their hair by disguising grey or white hair, or to alter their hair color into something more stylish and appealing, regardless of the perceived dangers.


Fortunately, centuries of Indian healing traditions known as Ayurveda have revealed a completely new way of dyeing hair that is complete natural and free of side-effects. One of the greatest advantages of these methods is that a wide range of essential nutrients including antioxidants, protein and vitamins, will help to keep your hair looking youthful, soft and lustrous, while nourishing your scalp.

Best of all natural products are much less expensive in comparison to most OTC products that dye your hair. You may not have the amazing selection of colors that come with OTC hair dyes, but if you find a natural color that works just right, you will have saved yourself a ton of money and acquired a host of health benefits!


Typical Natural Hair Dyes Used in Ayurveda


The most common Ayurvedic hair dyes are derived from the natural pigments of plants with the most popular being henna and indigo. The two combined usually generate a purplish-blue color, but may work with some brunettes. However, the fun doesn’t end there! There are many teas, which have pigment and can be brewed in the right proportions to achieve a wider range of colors. These include lemon juice (for lightening), java, saffron, and walnut husks.


Henna is a Natural Solution to Hair Dyeing


The first thing that most people say comes to mind when they think of “natural hair dyes” is henna. Why is this shrub so popular? Let’s investigate it in further detail.


Henna grows in parts of Asia, Africa and Australia and is known to fortify and soften the hair. When grounded with warm water, it becomes a potent hair dye and can give dark hair with a reddish, auburn tint. The results from a henna treatment are primarily determined by your original hair’s natural color.


Tip: Always handle Henna with gloves! Otherwise, your fingers will have an orange hue for the next several days!

In order to increase the color palette of henna, you can add other ingredients such as those mentioned above as well as apple cider vinegar, yogurt or Amla powder. These can be slowly added into the henna mixture until you achieve a thick consistency. An alternative to henna is Cassia, which is popular among blond women looking for a natural solution. It has the conditioning effects of henna without the undesirable undertones.

Ayurvedic Oils For Natural Growth

Ayurvedic-hair-oilsAyurvedic oils have been tested over centuries as effective ways of nourishing your scalp and the roots of your hair, in order to counteract the effects of hair loss and overall stress. It should be noted that strengthening the physiology of one’s hair goes beyond the mere application of oils and has to do with important, lifestyle changes that involve diet and exercise. However, there are certain oils that can truly do wonders to your hair when applied regularly and in the right amounts.

How To Apply Ayurvedic Oils To The Hair

The easiest way to apply oil to the hair as well as the entire scalp is to gently massage the oil in using your fingertips. Most people like to heat the Ayurvedic oils before applying them, by pouring them into a bowl with hot water. Massaging with a circular movement is best advised in order to calm the head and improve circulation and vital energy.

Next, you should leave the oil on the entire scalp for any prescribe period of time, depending on the severity of hair loss or damage you have already incurred. It’s also desirable to apply a bit of oil onto the ears and leave it overnight if possible. Using a towel over the head may make this process easier. The oils can be rinsed off using a very dilute shampoo. In fact, Ayurvedic traditions often stress the use of highly diluted shampoos in general; as there is an underlying belief that undiluted shampoos are the major causes of damaged hair.

Many Ayurvedic healers will recommend that you apply the oils at least 3 times weekly. Some people also find it easier to make a paste out of the oil by adding a bit of black bean or herbs in order to fully coat the hair.

Typical Oils Using In Ayurvedic Hair Care

Some of the most common oils used in Ayurveda are sesame oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, coconut oil and mustard oil. Each comes with its own set of unique properties proven to stimulate hair follicle development efficiently.

For example, rosemary oil may be massaged in your day-to-day routine in order to resist hair thinning, while raising blood circulation and providing the hair with important nutrients. Jojoba oil contains a wide range of important minerals copper, chromium and zinc, which can give astounding results against hair loss in as little as a few weeks. It’s important to purchase oils from reputable sellers in order to achieve the right potency.

Other powerful Ayurvedic oils include the following:

  • Olive oil: to clean the roots of the individual hair follicles.
  • Amla oil: to strengthen the follicles and prevent graying of the hair.
  • Coconut oil: to reduce dandruff and a host of other disorders of the scalp.
  • Bhringaraj oil: to thicken the hair without the side effects of using common OTC medications such as Minoxidil.
  • Japa or Hibiscus oil: to maintain the luster and color of your hair.

Lisa Price + Carol’s Daughter + L’Oreal = Sold Out?

L’Oreal USA has been around since forever and undoubtedly more well know and more popular then Carol’s Daughter on a global level. Carol’s Daughter owner Lisa Price (and I didn’t have to look it up) is well know in the ethnic hair community. So basically if it don’t make dollars it don’t make sense! It all comes down to MONEY!

The bottom line is, Lisa Price went into business to make money, just like many other business owners. She linked her business to L’Oreal, and I imagine she will be paid millions in return so why is everyone so upset?

1. Fear– People are afraid that the product will change.

2. Loyalty– Many women have been supporting Carol’s Daughter since inception, there are a few YouTuber’s who provided product reviews for the company and even held contest and give-a-ways that featured their products.

3. History– Let’s keep it funky and just say that “we” have a hard time keeping anything good to “ourselves”.


I don’t support all of the dirt being slung at Lisa’s name. She made a decision to sell her company like many people do but because she’s black SOME people are in a uproar and calling her a sell out.

I see her as a business woman and always have. I never saw her as a Black Leader or a Minority Spokes Person or anything else along those lines so how can she be considered a sell out?

I am suspicious of why now, after all of these years L ‘Oreal wants to expand their business to a multi-cultural demographic. Oh that’s right…… like I said before MONEY!


Meanwhile on Facebook Lisa shares this……


Yesterday morning I shared one of the biggest successes not only in my life but in my industry with my family, my staff and you. I also met with the new team that will be working with me to further the mission of “Born in Brooklyn and Made with Love.” Then last night I came home and there was homework, dinner conversation, dishes, trash and the usual household chatter. This morning I am up at 5, packing for a business trip to Chicago to be with my Ulta family. Everything changed yet it all still remains the same. The work is the work. This is the circle of my life and I am blessed to be in it. Blessed to be its steward. Blessed to be tested and challenged. Blessed to be rewarded. I am reminded of the spiritual “nobody knows the troubles I’ve seen, nobody knows my sorrows.” And they can’t know my joy. But that is okay, because I do. Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Lisa Price has since spoke with several bloggers and media outlets stating that Carol’s Daughter company brand and products will remain the same. Best wishes Lisa!

Ayurvedic Hair Care Regimen For Natural Growth

Ayurvedic Hair Care Regimen

The traditional Ayurvedic hair care regimen is a holistic method of hair care that goes beyond the external application of oils and pastes and has more to do with healing the whole body from within – providing your body with greater energy and internal strength.

One of the first aspects of a typical hair care regimen involves the proper management of stress, since everybody in the West seems to face very high rates of psychological and mental strain. Living in such a high and turbulent state of anxiety has been linked to excessive hair loss, early graying, in numerous studies, giving the final appearance of dull hair that lacks luster. Finding free time to relax and practice meditation or yoga can help one to keep pressures under control.

Before you massage in your first Ayurvedic oil, it is essential to first improve your dietary habits. According to Ayurvedic customs, food ought to be prepared fresh and should always be eaten in a state of calm for maximum digestion and absorption. In order to aid in better digestion one shouldn’t drink too much water during meals and should avoid foods that generate a high level of “toxin” in the body. This can include excessive consumption of meats, coffee, alcohol, black tea and eating an excessive amount of fried and fatty foods.

ayurvedic-hair-care-regimenApplying Ayurvedic Medicine to the Hair and Scalp

The head should be cleansed using diluted herbal shampoos. Excessive shampooing, particularly with a harsh shampoo can cause dryness and damage the scalp and hair. In order to rinse out the shampoo, use lukewarm water and follow with a conditioner that is natural. It is also recommended that you allow the hair to dry naturally rather than blow-drying it. After washing, to give it additional shine, add some lemon juice blended in a cup of warm water.

It is imperative to massage the scalp often using nourishing ingredients that enhance the scalp in order to give your hair that lustrous, bright look in addition to the feeling of thickness. Some of the best oils that contain a wide range of such potent ingredients include coconut oil and sesame oil. More traditional Ayurvedic oils include Neelibhringadi oil, Brahmi-Amla oil, Neelibhringadi oil and Bhringraja oil.

Following the Application of Ayurvedic Oils…

Upon trying out some of the miraculous Ayurvedic oils available at your disposition, you’ll want to take some other measures in order to give your body the holistic treatment it deserves. One such measure is to start getting enough sleep, which is essential for our overall well-being. Sleep is the time when body tissue repair and regeneration occurs at its best, and a dearth of it can lead to a wide range of health problems in the future.

How Often Should I Wash My Hair?

Even though this video is old it’s still relevant! I’ve been called “acting white” because I wash my hair often (what kinda of foolishness is that?) I like to be clean…. so I bathe often and that includes washing my hair. How often you wash your natural hair is entirely up to you but I will warn, that if you don’t wash your hair often you’re setting yourself up for possible scalp conditions such as fungus!

How Often Should I Wash My Hair – Fungus Alert!

I’ve encountered scalp fungus on past clients who refused to wash their hair more then once a month. I’ve seen hair loss, bald spots and broken,bloody sores. I’ve also, dealt with women who would go to their dermatologist for medication only to find themselves back in the same situation a month later because they refuse to wash their hair more then once a month.

Now before you shot me, this is NOT the case for everyone and that’s why I said it’s a personal choice. If you can go an entire month without washing your natural hair then more power to you but if you can’t, don’t!

Here are some ways to tell if you should wash your hair more often……

  1. Itchy Scalp
  2. Excessive shedding (more then 50-100 hairs a day)
  3. Smell or odor
  4. Dandruff or Flakes
  5. Dryness or stiffness


Please don’t go without washing your hair if your hair is giving you signs that it needs to be washed. I know the old wives tale that “dirty hair is growing hair” but dirty hair is also susceptible to scalp and hair conditions.

I’m a bit anal when it comes to my personal hygiene so if washing my hair at least once a week causes me to forever have shoulder length hair, then so be it. The absolute longest that I can go without washing my hair is about 10 days. Even when I have mini twist in my hair, I still wash it.

What are your thoughts on how often you should wash your hair? Do you go a month or longer? If so how do you keep your hair fresh without washing it often? Leave a comment below.


Hair And Silicones | Why I Went Back To CONES!

I was never officially a curly girl but I do consider myself a wash and go fan. During my wash and go journey I studied the curly girl method and decided to eradicate all “cones” aka silicones from my hair care regimen. More recently I accidentally gave a product with silicones within the ingredients a try and was amazed at how gooooooood my hair felt.

Why Did I Stay Away From “Cones” In The First Place

Basically, it was a case of “Monkey see, Monkey do”. I follow tons of natural hair gurus online and a few years ago many of these same gurus warned against the use of “cones” when it came to naturally curly hair. Apparently, “cones” are the devil along with mineral oil, petroleum, and sulfate.

I will admit, I just followed the herd and never gave it a second thought until recently when I used Dominican Magic Deep Conditioner for the first time and noticed that it had silicones within the ingredients!

Why Cones Are Bad

The theory that silicones are bad, came from the thought process that it seals the hair shaft. Wait a minute…. I thought that was a good thing????

Well, what if these same silicones that seal the hair shaft also prevents moisture from getting in? That could be a problem especially if you have dry hair. The only way to avoid something like this is to make sure your silicone product also has moisturizing ingredients.

What are “Cones” Anyway?

Uhmmmm that’s a good question….. let’s see here……”cones” are……… I’ll be back, let me Google it……

5mins later……

via Good Hair Diaries 

Silicones are ingredients in many hair conditioners, shampoos, and hair gel products. They usually have hard to pronounce names like phenyltrimethicones or amodimethicones. Too make things easier, just remember that most ingredients ending in “cone”, “col”, “conol” or “zane” are more than likely a silicone. Silicones will produce a  build-up on the hair and scalp because they are often not water-soluble.


You can read the rest of that post by visiting Good Hair Diaries but simply put, it’s not harmful at all if you commit to shampooing and moisturizing as you should. If build up occurs just shampoo your hair and be on your marry way.

Why Cones Are Good

First and foremost, silicone makes my hair feel soooooo amazing! I missed the feeling of having slippery, buttery, soft tresses right out of the shower. I can’t believe I went this long without silicones in my regimen.

The only thing left up to debate is whether or not it’s necessary to use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of the build up. I use a clarifying shampoo every 6-8 weeks or so. I rarely feel as though my hair has build up and that’s possibly because I wash my hair religiously 1-2x’s a week (more recently trying to go an entire 7 days).

Long term silicone use should not damage or harm your hair if you’re following a healthy hair care regimen. Silicones, in many cases actually can help to protect your hair strands from the elements, breakage during detangling, and even heat damage.

As of right now the only product that I have in my hair care regimen that contains silicones is the Dominican Magic Deep Conditioner that I mentioned earlier. Oppps that’s not true, I recently bought two different types of heat protectants and I’m sure they also contain silicones. Oh well….. I’m fully out of the curly girl gang!

Now that I outted myself, off to wash and deep condition with my lovely “cones” :)

Have A Beautiful Weekend




How To Create Awesome Hair Care Regimens

With anything, greatness takes time and planning. If you’re not satisfied with your current hair care regimhair-care-regimen-natural-hairen then you’ve come to the right place. I’ll teach you how to map out an awesome hair care regimen that’s time friendly and easy to follow.

Why A Hair Care Regimen Is Important

In order to reach your hair goals you must have a plan. Many women want longer healthier hair but they lack a solid hair care regimen to reach their goals. All you need is one day a week (depending on your hair’s needs) to make your hair dreams come true.

What’s Needed For  A Hair Care Regimen

  • Hair Products
  • Hair Tools
  • Notebook or other method of keeping track of your progress
  • Time
  • Patience


Products For A Hair Care Regimen

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deep Conditioner
  • Leave-In-Conditioner
  • Oil
  • Moisturizer


Where To Start

The best place to start when creating a hair care regimen is taking notes. You need to assess your hair’s needs first in order to strategically map out a plan. Is your hair dry? If it is, you need to jot down some reasons as to why you think your hair may be dry. Here’s an example:

  1. Too much heat
  2. Using a sulfate shampoo
  3. Not enough moisturizing

This list should follow up with ways you plan to combat your hair’s dryness

  1. Reduce heat
  2. Buy a sulfate free shampoo
  3. Moisturize your hair more often

From here you should be able to move onto your product shopping list….

  1. Sulfate Free Shampoo
  2. Hooded Dryer, Diffuser, Rollers, ect (for low heat or heatless hairstyles)
  3. Moisturizer that contains natural ingredients that penetrate the hair shaft for lasting moisture.

A Regimen For Each Hair Goal and Style

I recently decided to create a hair care regimen for each hairstyle and hair goal that I want to achieve. I find that following a detailed regimen is the best way for me to care for my hair. It helps me to stay on track and not get in the way of myself. If you want to see my hair care regimens click here!

Here’s a list of different hair care regimens that you may want to create.

  • Wash & Go Regimen
  • Hair Straightening Regimen
  • Roller Set Regimen
  • Hair Growth Regimen
  • Protective Styling Regimen

and what ever else type of “regimen” you want to create.

If you’re anything like me, and find writing things down helpful then this will work well for you. When it comes to hair, it can be somewhat of a science project. Just find a regimen that works well for you and stick with it. If you need to adjust your regimen a little to improve your hair’s condition that’s fine too.

Oh and don’t forget to take pictures or describe the state of your hair in complete detail when you first start. In the future, this will help to look back and see how far you’ve come! Hope this helps anyone that’s struggling with starting a hair care regimen. If you found this useful please do not hesitate to share by choosing one of the following options provided below.

Happy Hair Growing!


Is Dominican Magic Really Magic? Review









Welp, I was skeptical when it came to all of the talk about Dominican Magic hair products. Over the past few years I would hear women talk about this deep conditioner as if it contained some type of mystical ingredient that could magically soften and grow hair. Any time I hear such claims I take it with a grain of salt because that’s the nature of the business. Since I’m testing products and methods to grow my hair longer I decided to give it a try.

I ordered Dominican Magic Deep Fortifying Conditioner last week, and course I ordered it off of Amazon. Even though it was kinda out of my price range (as far as deep conditioners go), I decided it may be worth the money especially if there’s magic involved.

On To The Review

Like I said, I ordered it last week and then had to wait a whole 5 days for my scheduled wash day ( I’m on a strict regimen) so during that time I watched several video and blog reviews about this deep conditioner. I couldn’t find one person that had something bad to say about it.

When wash day came around I was not ready. I really wanted to sit under the Pebco and use this deep conditioner with heat to get the full affects but I didn’t have the time. Instead, I used a plastic cap and did a few chores. In total, It was around 20-30 minutes of deep conditioning time. Oh and the application was really nice going on.

Now here’s where I felt the magic

When I went to rinse out my hair, chile…… when I say my hair was like silk and butter at the same time, I just can’t describe how good my hair felt. NEVER, in my life have I EVER used a deep conditioner that made my hair feel so good! Even after doing my blow out, my hair was still soft!


Dominican Magic Ingredients

This is not a curly girl friendly product! There’s cones within the ingredients but since I’m not on a curly girl regimen it’s all good!


Water (aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Acetamide MEA, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hyaluronic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Sorbitol, Fragrance (Parfum), Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, Citric Acid,Lactic Acid, L-Ascorbic Acid, Didecyldimonium Chloride.


After trying what seems to be 100’s of deep conditioners, so far this one is the best. I’m definitely keeping Dominican Magic as apart of my staple products. This large 32oz container should last me a couple of months so I’ll be back to do a “empty bottle review” in the near future.

What’s your favorite deep conditioner. Have you ever tried Dominican Magic Deep Fortifying Conditioner? What are your thoughts about this product? Leave a comment below!





Best Fruits & Oils For Hair Growth









There really is no need to spend money in expensive salons in order to get a healthy head of hair. Rather than trying out one costly treatment after another, or switching shampoo and conditioner often, an alternative approach is to use home remedies instead. The secret ingredient to having shiny, thick, smooth and silky hair could very well be in your kitchen or home garden already.

Fresh Fruit For Healthy Hair Growth

 One of the most popular and affordable all-natural treatments for hair is the use of fresh tropical fruits such as bananas, strawberries, and avocado.

Bananas are good for hair because the high potassium content promotes the natural elasticity of the individual strands. Bananas are particularly helpful in damaged and dry hair. After mashing one banana with a fork, it must be applied from root to tip and the rinsed with shampoo after 15 minutes. Meanwhile fresh strawberries make hair more luscious. Mashed strawberries (about eight pieces) are combined with a tablespoon of mayonnaise. Hair must be washed before this mixture is massaged into it and then covered with a shower cap and warm towel. This mixture must be washed off with shampoo and conditioner.

 Avocado, on the other hand, is good for moisturizing and thickening hair especially because it is rich in vitamin E. The best way to use avocado is to mix one fruit with one banana and olive oil (one tablespoon). This mixture must be massaged onto the scalp for maximum absorption of nutrients. After half an hour, hair must be rinsed with shampoo and clean water. There is another application for avocado and this one requires mixing with wheat germ oil. One-half of a ripe avocado must be mixed with two tablespoons of wheat germ oil. The hair mask is allowed to sit for 20 minutes after applying it on freshly washed hair. This avocado hair mask can be used once a week. Hair must be shampooed and washed thoroughly after each application.

Healthier Hair With Natural Oils

Olive oil is a popular choice amongst the best cooks and chefs in the world for cooking and various raw preparations. However, the kitchen is not the only place for this versatile ingredient.

 Olive oil treatment on hair is indicated for hair conditioning and strengthening. Massaging olive oil into the scalp and hair strands soften the tresses and add body. Hair experts recommend the use of pure olive oil in massaging the scalp and hair for at least 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with a mild shampoo. Many argue that leaving olive oil on hair overnight offers best results, especially if the goal is to prevent further hair breakage. Meanwhile, some recommend the mixing of olive oil with honey for best results.

Castor oil also comes highly recommended by hair experts in order for hair to get thicker since it contains fatty acids and Vitamin E. Castor oil has another huge benefit in that regular use prevents hair fall. When applying this treatment, the oil must be massaged into the scalp using circular motions. Others recommend mixing coconut oil with castor oil in equal parts. Coconut oil helps dilute the mixture for easier application because castor oil has a naturally thick consistency. After covering with a warm towel, the mixture must left on hair for at least an hour and then rinsed off with shampoo as soon as the time is up. With this kind of treatment, hair tangles are removed and

Hair-Friendly Fruits & Oils In Your Kitchen

There are many other home remedies for stronger, softer, and more manageable hair. Here are the some of the most highly recommended treatments:


  • Lime juiced mixed with amla powder is a good home remedy for weak hair strands that are prone to breakage. Mixing these two together and applying on the hair roots also make hair look fuller. For each treatment session, the mixture must be left undisturbed for at least 20 minutes, and then afterwards shampooed off.
  • Fenugreek seeds ground into fine paste and applied over scalp is a good remedy against stubborn, itchy dandruff. The paste must be left on the scalp for half an hour and then rinsed off using lukewarm water. Fenugreek seeds are also indicated for the prevention of hair loss and promotion of new growth. When this treatment is applied twice a week, the scalp does not become dry and hence is not prone to development of flakes.
  • Indian gooseberry has many medicinal uses given its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Indian gooseberry has exfoliating properties as well. These, along with its antioxidant content promote hair growth and healthy scalp. There are many possible applications of Indian gooseberry. Some mix Indian gooseberry powder with water to make a paste that is applied on the scalp for at least 15 minutes. Others mix amla powder, Indian gooseberry, and coconut oil to create mixture that is massaged into the scalp during bedtime. Aside from its applications on the scalp for treatment of hair problems, Indian gooseberry fruit extract may also be ingested as a food supplement.

Aloe Vera For Thicker Hair

One of the most popular remedies for thinning hair is aloe vera, which benefits hair and scalp in many ways due to its moisturizing properties and ability to restore the scalp’s delicate pH balance. The gel is extracted from the succulent aloe vera leaves and applied directly to the scalp and left to sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing. Some people mix aloe vera gel with coconut milk before applying the mixture on the scalp. Meanwhile, other shave developed the daily habit eating one tablespoon of aloe vera juice for healthier hair.

 The condition of a person’s hair is also dependent on his or her overall health. No matter how effective the abovementioned home remedies are, they will only be truly beneficial if the individual maintains a well-balanced lifestyle. This means that for truly beautiful, luscious, and strong hair, a person must follow a good diet and perform regular exercise daily. Taking in nutritious foods and the right amount of water daily ensures that the hair is amply supplied with the nutrients that it requires to grow strong and healthy. Meanwhile, regular exercise ensures that the blood circulates well, thus bringing to hair cells all the substances that they require.