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44 Responses to “Questions/Comments”

  1. Kadi September 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    Does anyone have a moisturizer recipe with celery root?

    • ~L November 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

      I haven’t seen one yet, but I will post it if I do.

  2. MyCoCreations September 27, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    An friend sent me here to read your wonderful reviews. I would loved to send you a free sample of your choice and allow you to review it. Please let me know if you are interested.

    Thanks and keep doing your thing!

    • ~L September 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

      Thanks for the compliment. I will send you an email regarding the samples.

  3. Amy October 16, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    I love this site. Thanks for all of the information. I need as much I can get.

    • ~L November 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

      Thank you

  4. Kia November 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    what is a good detangler for natural hair?

    • ~L November 15, 2010 at 12:56 am #

      I asked, and here were a few responses that I got:
      Kinky Curly Knot Today (most highly recommended)
      Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner
      Any conditioner
      Carol’s Daughter
      Just for Me 2 in 1 Kids Shampoo and Conditioner

      I use whatever conditioner I am using which is usually Hello Hydration or Yes to Cucumbers/Carrots.

    • Faith January 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

      aloe vera juice and vegetable glycerin mix.. works wonders

      • Toya February 8, 2011 at 2:20 am #

        Do you think it’s a good idea to mix vegetable glycerin with raw shea butter?

  5. tisha November 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    Your blog is very organized, thorough, and it is so easy to find what I want to look at. I love it.

    • ~L November 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

      Thanks

  6. Bonita December 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    I really love your blog. It is very informative and organized. Keep up the good work.

    • ~L December 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

      Thank you so much, Bonita!

  7. S Linette December 31, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Id like to see where to buy each product(on the list) when I click on it.

    • ~L January 4, 2011 at 2:02 am #

      I’ll think about that for next year’s Natural Hair Report Card.

  8. LaWanda January 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    I’ve been natural for about 4 years. I am about to starting swimming regularly. I have course, tightly coiled hair. Do you have any suggestions on Shampoos, Conditioners, and other products that may help my hair survive the constant exposure to Chlorine and other pool additives?

    • ~L January 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

      I pre wet my hair and cover it in conditioner before I go swimming. I shampoo and condition afterwards. I also deep condition more regularly if I am going into the chlorine.

      • LaWanda January 30, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

        Thank you. Any suggestions on conditioners, or will any one do? I might swim every other day.

  9. ~L January 31, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Lawanda, any conditioner that already works well for you.

  10. maya February 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Hi,

    Do you know of any place in the Atlanta area that sells hair accessories? Headbands, combs, pins, etc? Thanks!! Maya

  11. maya February 5, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    BTW, I am referring places geared toward natural haircare. Artisan or handmade stuff. Not a Claire’s, Sally’s, etc.

  12. Twanna Davs February 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    I am a Networked Blogs follower, and I would like to win some henna)

  13. Toya February 8, 2011 at 2:04 am #

    I’ve been reading that glycerin is good to help retain moisture, do you know if it’s a good idea to mix it with raw shea butter. I’ve been thinking about making my own moisturizer with shea butter, a few oils and glycerin…any ideas or information would be greatly appreciated.

    • ~L February 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

      I’ve never mix the two, but that is worth trying. However, I would recommend using that mix in the warmer months. I read that it is important that water is involved in the mix when you are using glycerin in the winter.

      • Toya February 10, 2011 at 3:01 am #

        Ok Thanks alot!

  14. Luv Latrice February 9, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    Hello!! After a year of being natural i am a little tired of home made shampoo and shopping around for a good shampoo. Do you have any suggestions on natural shampoos?? I’ve tried Carols daughter the rosemary shampoo but it didnt get my hair as clean as my lemon juice baking soda mixture. Any suggestions??

  15. Jenelle Speller February 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    I work out everyday and I sweat a lot!! Should I wash the sweat out of my hair by doing a co-wash in the middle of the week or should I still stick to wash once a week??

    Thank you for your advice!

    • ~L February 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

      There are a few options. You could do the mid-week cowash like you suggested. I sometimes just do a water wash if I want my hair fresher in between regular washes. Also, you can look into a no-lather shampoo to cleanse your scalp in between. Organic Root Stimulator makes one called “Herbal Cleanse”.

  16. Britt Lynn February 20, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    I have been going natural for a year now, well a year in May and I am so apprehensive when it comes to which products to use because a lot of them are kind of expensive. Do you have any suggestions? I have heard that Aveda, Pantene, Treseme, and Mizani are pretty good. What do you think? I want my hair to have a curly texture without looking dry and dull or too nappy. Thank you! I really need help!!

    • ~L February 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

      I haven’t tried Aveda, Mizano, or Tresemme. I have used Pantene Relaxed and Natural before, it was okay.

      Check out the Natural Hair Report Card for product suggestions:

      http://naturalreviewbyl.com/2011/01/01/natural-hair-report-card-complete-summary/

      For tips on defining your curls, check out this tag:

      http://naturalreviewbyl.com/tag/defining-curls/

      • Britt Lynn February 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

        Okay thank you and another question I have is: I love getting straw sets, they are amazing! But my hair begins to itch so bad and I never know what products to put on it so that my hair will stop itching and I can keep my set in longer. Any suggestions on anti-itch products?(I get the straw sets done at a salon, so it would have to be a product I could put on my hair while the straw set is already done on my hair)

  17. RockstarStacy April 16, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Hello! I’m so excited that you’re doing the henna giveaway again! I follow through networkedblogs and would love to enter for a chance to win. I want to rock my fro-hawk with some HENNA! Woot! 🙂

  18. ayaricosmetics May 13, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    I am the owner and chief formulator of an minority company called Ayari Cosmetics, LLC. I have been in the this industry developing for over 17 years. I have a line of products out that I am thrilled to get it out to all the beautiful natural ladies. I enjoy reading your journeys and wanted to bring something to the table to help you manage the health of your hair. Please see my page and let me know what you think. I appreciate any comments or questions. ayaricosmetics.wordpress.com

  19. Naturaleza May 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    Hi, L. I had emailed you some information during last week re:calls for submission on Twitter last week. Not sure if you had gotten it. Please let me know if you have as soon as you can.

  20. NessaBoo June 18, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    I believe i have 4b/4c hair. And I was jus wondering, is it suppose to feel like a brisol pad when it’s not wet. I moisturize it daily especially during the summer with this cali heat, but maybe i’m not doing it enough.

  21. Jelecia June 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Hi! I did the BC not too long ago. About 7 months to be exact. My hair is around 4A/4B and it is very thick. I am having difficulty retaining moisture because I can’t find the right kind of deep moisturizer. Do you have any suggestions as to what kind of moisturizer I should use or make because I’m lost, honestly.

    • ~L July 14, 2011 at 10:14 am #

      Check out the Natural Hair Report Card posts. One specifically focuses on moisture aids.

    • ayaricosmetics July 14, 2011 at 11:03 am #

      Hi Jelecia, Pls use our Hair oil moisturizer. It is 95% natural. Uses vegetable glycerin, botanical renewable oils to add moisture to dry thirsty hair. The cost is $5 for an 8oz squeeze bottle. http://www.ayaricosmetics.com email: ayaricosmetics@aol.com

  22. Tonya Hytche-Sanders June 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Anniversary Giveaway….I would like to try Anita Grant’s Creamy Cafe Latte Whipped Butter. I have a terrible time keeping my Type 4C hair soft.

  23. nappy headed black girl July 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    Hey, chica, can we get a contest that doesn’t require a Facebook account? You know, for all us dinosaurs? 😉

    • ~L July 14, 2011 at 10:12 am #

      Yes. I was just thinking the same thing. LI just posted one today.

  24. Zi Zi July 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    At work the other day ..some black women starting taunting me about my natural hair. Saying things like I need to get a perm. I felt horrible not because I am ashamed of my hair but because as black women they felt that their perms and weaves made them superior. I was embarrassed for them.

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