Natural Hair 101 -What Every Women with Natural Hair Needs To Know!!!

Hair Tools

Tools include a wide tooth comb and Denman Brush which optional but I feel necessary. If your hair is short you can very easily manages curls by finger combing.

If your hair is medium length or long you'll need hair clips such as duck bill clips to section the hair for detangling and styling. Hair Accessories are a necessity.


Shampooing with shampoos that contain harsh detergents such as sodium lauryl sulfate or laureth sulfate can be drying and should only be used maybe once a month (if at all). In the meantime you can use baking soda and apple cider vinegar (dilute & rinse well with water) or just use a conditioner for a co-wash. There are some natural shampoos such as glycerin based shampoo or Castile soap but I still do not recommend the use of these products on a daily basis.

As well as cleansing creams such as Curls Cleansing Cream which is very gentle and moisturizes instead of removing natural hair oils. These gentle cleanser can be used daily if you prefered.

Deep Condition

Should be done about once a week or every two weeks with a deep conditioner such as Hair Mayonnaise and/or Olive oil as a hot oil treatment.


Use Shea butter and good a leave-in conditioner I recommend Giovanni products. Creamy moisturizer such as Carol's Daughter Hair Milk is great for all types of hair and a curl aid. I spray a little braid sheen or water with olive oil and vegetable glyerin in my hair daily.

At Night

Make sure you sleep on a satin or silk pillow case or tie your hair up with
satin or silk scarf/bonnet. This is help you retain moisture and keep hair from snagging and then breaking.


  1. rGreat Job, Tamara!
    As you may know I am natural too and have been for about 10 years now. You had some good tips. I am going to try the apple cider and baking soda. So does it lather like a shampoo?

    I look forward to your next blog!

  2. Wow! Great blog...very infomative, easy 2 read. I copied and pasted a couple of things off here that I'm gonna try on my own hair. I been natural for 8 years. Don't think I'll ever go back to straight hair!

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  4. I checked the blog out and i love it. About 5 years a go I cut my hair really short like a Nia Long cut and after a while, I stopped perming it and went natural for a year...but permed it out again. lol. I'm thinking about doing that again but staying natural. I'm definately going to email this to my sister in at Atlanta because she stopped perming her hair about 6 months ago. All in all I think its great!

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