June 03, 2015

Favorite Drugstore Products

in HAIR by CurlyTea
This curlytea podshort covers my favorite drugstore products for those who haven't quite come up with a great DIY recipe they love just yet. Yes I do have a few recommendations so check out my current favs list. :D

In the Works

Green Tea NONpetroleum hair grease


Brazil nut light conditioner


Honey and Shea Lite cream


Baobab Blackseed and Honey Hair Cream



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May 25, 2015

Podcast: Black Women on Reality TV [VIDEO]

in General by CurlyTea
Summary: The portrayal of black women on tv paints the false narrative of a monolithic group of narrow-minded uncouth women who are quick to anger and unworthy of being respected.
May 07, 2015

3 Ingredients To Improve Your Oil Mixes [PODCAST]

in HAIR by CurlyTea
There are 3 ingredients I have been adding to my most recent hair oil mixes which has upped its usability. These ingredients are little extras which help to improve the feel and decrease the time it takes for the oil to absorb.
April 26, 2015

Podshort: When Companies Change the Formula of a Great Product

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Do you hate it when you find a great product and some "genius" in the company has the brilliant idea to change the formula? Companies can be shooting themselves in the foot because people like the product as-is. Also, it can make older positive reviews of…
April 20, 2015

DIY vs Commercial Products: Can You Enjoy Both? [PODCAST]

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Does being into DIY mean you can't enjoy store-bought products? Of course not! I was speaking with a lady via email about creating DIY mixes recently. She joked that she felt kinda guilty about taking advantage of a BOGO sale on Shea Moisture products because…
March 16, 2015

Is Fake Natural Hair a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

in HAIR by CurlyTea
The topic of fake natural hair can be quite controversial. I am of two minds on the issue of fake natural hair since there are both positives and negatives to the usage of it.
March 02, 2015

Is there Over-Policing of Black Women's Hair Within the Community? [Podcast]

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Aside from originating out of imperialistic attitudes around the world, the over-policing of black women's hair is also part of respectability politics which itself has been like a plague in our own communities. It dates back to when we were little girls just…
Feb 18, 2015 610

Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel

WHAT: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel SHORT AND SWEET: Although it's called a…
Feb 02, 2015 711

Review: Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner

WHAT? Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner SHORT AND SWEET It just sat on my…
Jan 18, 2015 693

Review: Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo

WHAT? Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo SHORT AND SWEET Ouidad Climate Control…
Dec 29, 2014 1290

What Exactly is Real Shea Butter?

Wow. This is a tough question! Everybody feels like they know what real shea butter is…
Dec 15, 2014 1476

A Few Important Ratios for DIY mixes

There are a few important ratios I've come to rely on particularly in the past few months…
Dec 11, 2014 646

Review: Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Moisture Lock Conditioner

WHAT? Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Moisture Lock Conditioner INGREDIENTS Water, Stearyl…
Nov 02, 2014 722

Review: Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Moisture Lock Shampoo

WHAT? Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Moisture Lock Shampoo INGREDIENTS: Water, Sodium Laureth…
Oct 27, 2014 956

What is: One-mason jar method

Sometimes I get questions about the terminology I use to describe the process of what I'm…
Oct 25, 2014 641


I'm starting to feel like this lady right here! I'm raising money for an unexpected…
Oct 15, 2014 1760

How is a Cowash Different from a Regular Conditioner?

What exactly is the difference between a regular conditioner and a product marketed as a…
Sep 25, 2014 982


Sep 04, 2014 1484

Dupe: Is there A Good Way To Figure Out the Percentages of your Fav Product?

Recently, an email question came in asking about the creation of a diy mix similar to a…
Aug 26, 2014 1650

Hey, Why Was I Running From Butylene Glycol Again?

Over the course of my 13 year natural hair journey, I have chosen to stay away from…
Aug 19, 2014 1546

BTMS-25: A Tale of Two Batches

Uh, why-come this BTMS don't work no-mo?! LOL! What I really mean to say is that there's…
Aug 04, 2014 1731

Use Herbs to Fight Against Dull Hair

Many women with straight, wavy, coily, kinky, and curly hair have dealt with dullness at…

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