uniquelouiseboan asked: Hey have you ever heard or try "mane n' tail" I bought the conditioner and the shampoo. but I really don't the good way to use it for growth. how can I grow my 4months translation hair faster?

I’ve heard of it, I never tried it. You can start taking biotin, hairfinity and many other hair growth vitamins to see if you gain some length. But to be honest, if you just protective style your hair for a few months you’ll see a little growth, or if you just take care of it and let your hair grow naturally you’ll start to see growth.

Since you’re transitioning, I feel like you should do some protective style/low maintenance styles to take your mind off of hair growth. I feel you because when I was transitioning, I wanted my hair to grow sooooo bad. I was driving myself crazy. I had to start box braiding my hair to take my mind off of my hair growth! So just tuck your hair away for a while and you’ll see some results.

Anonymous asked: Hello, I'm a new natural! I need to know what a good hair care routine and products. So can you list them for me?

Congrats! As for good hair routine, you have to create your own regimen. Once you start doing your hair, you’ll see what methods work and what doesn’t. As for products, just make sure you have a good shampoo, deep conditioner, leave-in and moisturizer. I don’t like recommending products to people because I stand by my Golden Hair Rule: “Everyone hair is different…. What works for ME, might not work for YOU”

You just have to try different products and see what works for you. This is the perfect time for you to do this because you’re newly natural. It’s inevitable for you to become a Product Junkie. So go out there and try some products out! Before you know it, you’ll be building a strong regimen.

Anonymous asked: What is overly stretch hair? I don't get it?

Overly stretched hair is hair that was in a style (twist out, braid out, wash & go… any “out” style) and it’s stretched out to the max. When we do certain styles, we get shrinkage, but if our hair is stretched out, it’s closer to our true length.

Anonymous asked: Sleeping with a non satin bonnet causes breakage?

Yea. You won’t notice it right away, but if you sleep with a non silk/sating scarf, it soaks up the moisture in your hair. so you’ll go to bed with your hair moisturized and feeling like butter and wake up with dry hair because all that moisture is now on the cotton scarf.

PLUS, a cotton scarf can pull on your hair. You know when you wear a beanie or your wool jacket or something cotton rubs on your hair and you hair a pop? Yea, that’s why silk/satin is the way to go!!!

Anonymous asked: What are low manipulation styles?

Buns, 2 strand twists, french braids, mini twists, flat twists/2 strand flat twists…

Basically, any style that’s done on your own hair that tucks away your ends, but exposes the rest of your hair and you keep to a week or few.

Anonymous asked: (Sorry I didn't reply) but that hair is really thick! :(

Which question are you pertaining to?

Anonymous asked: I feel like my hair growing but in the same sections. I cut it off to make it even but it's still growing unevenly.

This is common. That’s probably how your hair grows. one side is always longer than the other.

Anonymous asked: Why do people apply a protein treatment after they shampoo? I thought you were suppose to do a protein treatment every 6-8 weeks no?

Your question is a little confusing. idk if you meant to to say why do people DEEP CONDITION (as opposed to protein treatment, although you do protein treatments after you shampoo)  after they shampoo.

Yes, you’re suppose to do a protein treatment like once a month or when necessary. But you do Deep Conditions every time you wash.

Anonymous asked: My hair isn't growing at all! I do protective styling, take care of it and still no growth. I hadn't seen any growth since February?

Your hair is growing. It might not be growing at a fast pace but it’s growing. I feel the same way too. whenever I do protective styles and take them out, I feel like I didn’t gain a thing. But when I look at comparison photos, I can see the difference. I also, feel like my hair grows a little slow. 

Start taking pics and compare them with your growth after a protective style and you’ll see a little difference. 

panapanicakes asked: What do you think of vinegar and baking soda as a rinses? I'd like to try it but u feel it would dry my hair.

ACV rinse I’m all for. I’ve tried it twice and got good results.It cleansed my scalp and left my hair feeling strong and shiny.

Baking soda on the other hand, I don;t mess with. I think it’s called The Cola Rinse where you use baking soda and conditioner, I think, when you’re trying to raise your hair cuticles because you have Low Porosity hair. It just sounds scary because baking soda is acidic and applying it to your hair can some type of reaction. 

Anonymous asked: Can you give me your own review of your Tresemeé Heat Tamer spray? I gonna straighten my hair soon and don't wanna have another heat damage experience! Did it give you damage etc

I don’t use it anymore because it’s too light. I need something that’s a little  heavier. I don’t feel like it protects my kinky curly hair, It’s more of a heat protectant for relaxed hair. that’s just my opinion. 

I now use IC Fantasia Heat Protectant Serum along with Renpure Original Argan Oil Blowout Cream. My hair feels super protected and with this combination of the serum and cream, my hair doesn’t feel dry and fried after I blow dry. 

Anonymous asked: What causes hair breakage anyway?

A number of things. Detangling your hair too rough whether it’s wet or dry, not sleeping with a slik/satin scarf/pillowcase, constant tight protective styles (braids, twists, weaves) not dyeing your hair properly, not moisturizing your hair enough, too much protein….

You get the gist! 

Anonymous asked: Is it dry combing when your combing your dry hair but you apply a moisturizer first?

Yea it is. Because your hair is dry when you’re applying your moisturizer. Just take your time when combing your hair dry so It won’t cause breakage

Anonymous asked: Is YOUR hair the type it will only grow if you take care of it? (I'm not trying to make this an insult)

None Taken, but I mean, your hair will grow if you take care of it. It has to! My hair is the type that needs to left alone. If I put it in braids for a month or so, and take it out, I will experience some growth. The minute I start messing with my hair, I feel like my growth slows down. Also, I feel like my hair grows more in the Summer.  

Anonymous asked: Is using a normal shampoo with no sulfate in it cleanses the hair?

Yea, it still cleans your hair, it’s not harsh as sulfate, which is good.