Gorgeous Etsy Finds For Natural Hair

Beautiful African & Natural Hair Inspired Jewelry ¬†& Accessories ( All Black Owned ūüôā

 

These are some shops i recently discovered that i wanted to share. 

 

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https://adornedbychi.com

 

 

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/ReflectionsbyZana

 

 

 

 

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/Napptacular

 

 

 

 

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/AfriqueLaChic

 

 

 

 

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/SobaClothing

 

 

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeautifyingBeads

 

 

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/KuniWear

 

 

 

I challenge everyone to pick a category and only buy black owned for a year! If you want to pledge, leave a comment below. I am using only black owned hair care for a year!

Check out these other great links for more!

 

 

Clothing, Jewelry and More:

800+ Creative Black Women You Can Support on Cyber Monday РBlack-Owned Etsy Stores

 

36 Black-Owned Etsy Stores For Black Friday

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/22/buy-black-friday_n_2176509.html

 

Did you check out our list with Black owned banks, credit unions, spas, beauty supply stores, theaters and more? catch up on that here!

 

 

*I am not affiliated with any of the businesses listed above. The pictures and credits belong to the websites listed beside them.

How to Make a D.I.Y. Curl Defining Cream

 

Here is an Soft hold, Wash and GO recipe for people who like quick and easy daily styling.

 

naturalHere’s the 4 things that you need:

Oil Blend of choice, Detangler or Leave-in Conditioner of choice, Gel of choice , Container for Storage

Instructions: Mix equal parts of each of the 3 ingredients and mix together until the blend becomes smooth. Add it to a squeeze or pump bottle for easy application. Tip: Make sure the items mix well together by doing a test on the back of your hand. If they leave clumps, they do not pair well together! Directions: Apply this mixture to soaking wet hair that has just been cleansed. Rake through hair  in 4 quadrants and distribute evenly. Apply oil to seal. Shake your hair, shape your hair the way you want it to lay and go!

 

Detangler or Any Leave in Conditioner with some “slip”* (your choice)

My favorite detangling conditioners are Carol’s Daughter Marula (Ebay) and Curls Blueberry Bliss Leave-in (Target). I have only tried it with the Carol’s Daughter’s product, so i am not sure how it would work with others. Some of these products contain glycerin. Glycerin can be temperamental in colder or humid areas, so use cautiously.

 

Oil Blend of your choice

The oil that i suggest is The Soft Hair Solution. This blend has coconut oil (a penetrating hair oil) along with macadamia, Castor and Peanut oils to seal in and soften hair.This can be purchased here!

Another option is the Vitamin Hair Punch Fruit oil blend. This has Avocado and Coconut oils (penetrating oils) along with Grapeseed and Apricot oils. This oil helps to strengthen hair by combating protein loss. This oil can be purchased here!

*  You can substitute this oil for any of your choosing, however i recommend using a moisturizing AND sealing oil blend.

 

Gel of your choice

The gel that i currently use is Eco Styler Pink  for Curls and Waves. This gel has a hold of 8. If you are going to use a firm hold gel i suggest using a little less.

 

 

What works for one may not work for all! I have high porosity, fine, kinky curly hair that has a mixture of 3 and 4 hair types. So your result may vary. I don’t try to have super defined hair, i like soft, fluffy hair with volume. Feel free to tweak this recipe so that it works best for you! *”Slip”¬†describes how easy it is to run your fingers through your hair with a product.

How To Soften Your Natural Hair

20150228_115351Having fluffy, pillow soft, flowing hair is a desire of many naturals. You want soft, moisturized hair but things like weather, ineffective products and constantly touching your hair; can strip your hair leaving it brittle and unmanageable.    Here are some tips and methods to restoring your hair now.

 

HOW TO USE THE SOFT HAIR SOLUTION (Nut Oil Blend):

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Softness In Minutes:

Lightly mist water onto the hair; you want the hair damp but not soaking wet. Part hair in medium size sections. Apply a few drops of your favorite oil (more about the one we use and why below) and smooth through from roots to tips. Continue until all hair has been stretched with oil. Apply a plastic cap to your head and allow to sit for at least 10 minutes. Remove to reveal stretched softer, refreshed hair.

 

How to Keep In Moisture Longer:

  • Instead of rinsing out your conditioner, leave it in! I like to add conditioner to my hair and let it sit. Shower steam helps open the hair’s cuticle and allows the conditioner to absorb better and faster. Apply a little bit more your hair starts to respond to the conditioner. This helps save money and lets you use less products!
  • Use an oil as the a last step to seal in the moisture and leave a protective barrier on your strands.

 

Why Use the Soft Hair Solution instead of other oils?

This oil blend contains Coconut oil which penetrates the hair strand to moisturize and protect the hair from protein loss. Coconut oil is an excellent oil choice but its even better when combined with Macadamia, Castor and Peanut oils. Macadamia oil helps reduce frizz and protect the hair from free radical damage because of its abundance of vitamins and antioxidants. Castor and Peanut oils help seal moisture by coating hair strands.

 

Click Here to view the Soft Hair Solution in our store!