I’m Locing My Hair!

I’m Locing My Hair!

After many weeks and lots of hours, I FINLLY was able to restore the blog and posts all the way back to 2009. JGA has a new look and so does my hair! By now you’ve undoubtedly seen my updates on my Instagram account, and know that I’ve started locing my hair! I started this new chapter on February 6, 2020 and had 147 two strand twists installed by Lauren at Meraki Natural Hair. To infuse my hair with as much moisture as possible, I deep conditioned the night before with TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask. There was no point...

Organizing my Ayurvedic Herbs

Organizing my Ayurvedic Herbs

I’ve been incorporating Ayurvedic herbs into my hair care practices over the last few months (with great results, I’ve been hoarding updates) and have amassed a pile of Ayurvedic herbs in a box in my pantry. I was over of going back and forth to that box each time I mixed up a batch of cassia, henna, or my bhringraj infused oil, which might be the best thing I’ve done for my hair all year. I’d been brainstorming different methods of storing and organizing my herbs when my inspiration lightbulb blinked on while at IKEA last weekend. Joe and I’s...

How To Choose A Moisturizing Deep Conditioner

How To Choose A Moisturizing Deep Conditioner

When you’re first starting out on your healthy hair journey, wading through the hundreds of options  that are now on the market might feel a bit overwhelming but learning what to look for and knowing what ingredients work well for your hair will make conditioner shopping a breeze. HOW TO SPOT A “DEEP CONDITIONER” Not all conditioners are created equal. Not every conditioner is suitable for use as a “deep conditioner.” As a general rule of thumb, conditioners that indicate they should be left of for 2-5 minutes (or a similar time frame) are not deep conditioners, while conditioners that...