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Alaffia African Black Soap for Natural Hair Review

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What is African black soap ?

Before we review Alaffia African black soap, let’s first examine what black soap really is, shall we? African black soap is a centuries-old DIY cleaning agent popularized by the women of West Africa.

DIY Flaxseed Gel/Serum

Flax seeds, slippery elm and marshmallow root all contain polysaccharides, which are essentially sugars. When these plants come in contact with water the polysaccharides are released, creating a slippery mucilage semi-liquid. Polysaccharides are highly emollient, which means when they are applied to the skin or hair they are super hydrating and moisturizing.

Are Sneakers The New High Heels?

Style and comfort just had a baby…..

I still remember when Phoebe Philo came out to take a bow after Celine’s 2011 F/W wearing some very broken-in Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. Paired with a sleek turtle neck and tapered pants,

DIY Protein Hair Mask

Given that once the hair pops out of the hair follicle it’s actually dead, our strands are forever dependent on manual nourishment. For natural hair the disulphide bonds are still intact, which means the strand is much stronger compared to chemically straightened hair.

30 Months at Temple University

Good morning from the city of brotherly love!

It’s 4AM, Monday morning. From my tiny apartment I can hear the city slowly building up to the bustle of beginning a new week. My excitement is blended with apprehension.

Finding The Why

My first blogpost went up in 2010. I remember the feeling of accomplishment that went with posting my plaid shirt dress, thick black tights paired with nine west ankle booties. My journey through the fashion world had began but I had neither a map nor a sense of direction.