The Word Cocoa Makes You Think of Chocolate Right!?

The word “cocoa” makes you think of chocolate right!?! While it’s related to the chocolate we eat, cocoa butter is totally a different product! All of which derived from the same source however.  Although cocoa butter is sometimes used as a food product, it’s more often used as a topical product!  Cocoa butter is an […]

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Washing your hair incorrectly can lead to a problematic scalp such as irritation, dandruff, and other scalp issues. Additionally further issues can surface especially if you are using the wrong shampoo or products.  The same way over shampooing can lead to hair and scalp issues, so is under washing.  How often you wash your hair […]

Misconceptions About The Use of Oils on The Hair

Contrary to popular belief using oils or heavily oil based products such as butters alone, do not work for those with curly hair type, especially kinky curly, coils hair type. Oils are lubricants and using them alone do not add, nor increase moisture to your hair. Oils are great at sealing moisture, when paired with […]

Natural Ingredients: The Good and The Bad

The Term Natural Product With the Clean beauty on the rise, many are using the word natural and organic to refer to their products. The term “natural” is not an official term as `there is no formal system that regulates ‘natural’ or a legal definition of what this term means,” says Marisa Garshick, MD, a […]

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Skin

Most of you may already know that skin is the largest organ of the body. Not only so, it is the fastest growing organ.  It has many roles in the maintenance of life and health. Although it seems that recently, some scientists and researchers states, that a newly discovered “organ”, called the interstitium (a kind […]

The Problematic Scalp

What is a problematic scalp? Problematic scalp can range anywhere between having itchy, dry and flaky scalp. Many people use all three of these to describe their scalp in one sentence. While all three usually go hand in hand, however, they are not all the same. The reality is that these are all unique conditions […]

Balance Your Skin’s Moisture

Balance your skin’s moisture with another great Shea based product.  Last time I touched based on Shea butter’s benefits for the hair. This time I will touch on it’s benefits for the skin with other ingredients that bring the product together as added benefits. High levels of fatty acids and vitamins make Shea butter an […]

The Ultimate Hair Cocktail for Supple, Manageable, Hydrating Hair

The Shea Hibiscus Leave-in Cocktail, formerly the Shea Soft Styling Crème, and prior to that The Shea Soft Curls.  This was one of the very first products I formulated; it sure has come a long way.  I first formulated this product to respond to my hair’s needs; something that would hydrate, soften and easily detangle […]