Growth & Retention

My Amla Powder Mishap!

My Amla Powder Mishap!

So not too long ago I tried amla powder on my hair and it was a nightmare! I mixed it with yogurt, oils, and water as it stated on the back of the bottle. I even let it sit for about 1 hour. I put it on my hair and I had the hardest time(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Isadora Mendez

Urban Bush Babe: Isadora Mendez

Tell us your name and where you are from?  My name is Isadora Mendez. I am the youngest of three girls, the only one who was named by my mother. She named me after Isadora Duncan who is known for creating/popularizing modern dance though I’m not much of a dancer (I’m aight….I got the ill(…)

UBB Quick Tip: Coconut, Olive, Avocado Oh My! Oils that Provide Real Moisture

UBB Quick Tip: Coconut, Olive, Avocado Oh My! Oils that Provide Real Moisture

When on the topic of oils and which ones technically provide “real” moisture there are only three. Coconut, Olive and Avocado (which is a recent newbie for me) are the only oils that actually provide real moisture and not retain and yes there is a huge difference between retaining moisture and providing moisture.” Retaining” means the(…)

My 7 Step Weekly Hair Routine: Part 2

My 7 Step Weekly Hair Routine: Part 2

Yesterday I shared my daily hair routine (http://urbanbushbabes.com/?p=5479 click this link for Pt 1) and now I will shed light on my weekly ritual hair care routine. As I mentioned yesterday my daily routine would not be possible without the religious steps I follow every weekend. Yeez, I sound like I am making an award speech(…)

My Daily Hair Routine: Part 1

My Daily Hair Routine: Part 1

I have received some requests to share my daily routine.  This routine basically has been religiously followed for over the past 4 years with minor adjustments and tweaks here and there. So without further ado I present my step by step Daily Routine. Monday-Friday I know some may be thinking by looking at my updo(…)

Yogurt Hair Mask

Yogurt Hair Mask

The benefits of yogurt on the hair: – It softens hair to comb through knots and tangles more effectively – Acts as a gentle cleanser while conditioning it – Helps eliminate frizz – Helps eliminate itchy scalp and dandruff – Makes hair shiny and soft – FYI its also great to apply plain yogurt by(…)

Manic Mondays : How I can wash my hair once a month!

Manic Mondays : How I can wash my hair once a month!

Ahhh when strangers ask the age old question “how often do you wash your hair?”  The usual reaction goes something like this as I gather myself, breathe in deep and say…… Me: Once a mon…… Stranger: WHAT!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR JOKING ONCE A MONTH!!! Me:… th Stranger: sound of crickets Me: Yes once a month Stranger: How(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Kasalina

Urban Bush Babe: Kasalina

Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Kasalina Maliamu Nabakooza. I was born in Connecticut and grew up in Buffalo, New York. I’m Irish and Ugandan. How long have you been natural? I have been natural my whole life with periods of relaxing my hair starting in middle school until(…)

My Last Day Hair in Florida :)

My Last Day Hair in Florida :)

Click on read more+comment to see some pics of me and my little peanut Jaden :). We didn’t take too many because we all just wanted to spend time together, and unfortunately taking photos can take away from that valuable time that I cherish. In these pics you can also see my last day hair(…)

My Hair for the Beach & Pool

My Hair for the Beach & Pool

I just returned from my trip to Florida with my son and boyfriend, I wanted to stay there…sigh. Any who these two strand twists were an attempt to save my hair from as much damage as possible. I wet my hair and added a generous amount of Herbal Essences Hello Hydration all over, then I(…)