RevAir Reverse-Air Dryer – First Use

RevAir Reverse-Air Dryer – First Use

My wonderful Fiance Joe (*waves* hey Babe!) surprised me with a RevAir Reverse-Air Dryer for Valentine’s Day. He sneakily grabbed my iPad and posted about the RevAir dryer on the Just Grow Already Instagram page so I had a few days notice to completely geek about the dryer. I’ve wanted to try the RevAir dryer from the first time I saw it on Instagram so needless to say I was over THEE moon when I found out my wonderful bear bought one for me. What’s in the Box Reverse-Air Base Unit Wand Wand stand (this is listed as gift with...

Acidic and Alkaline pH Levels & Why They Matter for Healthy Hair

Acidic and Alkaline pH Levels & Why They Matter for Healthy Hair

Wondering why the pH level of your products matters? Acidic products close the cuticle layer of the hair. For high porosity ladies, using an acidic product after deep conditioning will help close the cuticles along the hair shaft, thereby sealing moisture into the hair. For low porosity ladies, whose hair cuticles are already tightly sealed, using a product with a low pH will further compact the cuticles, making it harder for moisture to penetrate into the hair shaft.

Detoxing Your Hair and Scalp with Bentonite Clay

Detoxing Your Hair and Scalp with Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is made of aged volcanic ash and has been used for centuries, both internally and externally to detoxify the body and hair. Containing high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium, bentonite clay is more popularly used a face mask, but can also be used to detoxify, cleanse, and condition our tresses.  Benefits of Bentonite Clay [+] Binds to metals, toxins, and product build up Bentonite clay has a negative charge, that when activated by water or apple cider vinegar. When mixed with liquid, the clay swells and becomes porous, acting like a magnet to...

Hey Y’all

Hey Y’all

It’s been forever and a day . . . Well, a LOT of days, since I was on JGA. Last year I came back and told myself I was ready to get back to blogging but I couldn’t muster an authentic passion for hair care. Not the same level of passion I had when I started JGA back in 2009 and years after. And if it wasn’t authentic I didn’t want to put it out there. I wouldn’t feel right about it and I’m sure you would be able to tell something was off. So I took a break to...

Henna Results

Henna Results

My henna mix and recipe for this application is posted here: Revamped Henna Recipe | Henna, Hibiscus & Aloe Vera After letting the dye release for 5 hours, I co-washed my hair with WEN Lavender Cleansing Conditioner and applied the henna mix to my hair. It’s MUCH easier to apply henna to damp hair so I either co-wash my hair before applying henna or dampen my hair with a spray bottle. Once my hair was fully coated, I wrapped my hair up with saran wrap and popped a winter hat on my head. I really didn’t feel like staying up late...