• Recommended Conditioners & Treatments

    Posted by CFYH | February 26, 2013 | Condition, Deep Conditioning, Dryness, Moisture, News, Product Reviews, Reviews

    Hey ladies!   This post is about my all time favourite type of hair products – Conditioners!   Conditioners are great for moisturising, hydrating and helping to treat dry/damaged hair. They are also key because they help balance your hair’s pH after shampooing (shampoo is alkaline, conditioner is acidic). The acidity in conditioners helps to close your hair cuticles which in turn gives your hair the shiny, smooth look we all love.   Moisture and hydration is a must have with kinky curly hair, so finding a good conditioner is key…here are some of my recommendations:     Normal Conditioners:     My staple, inexpensive and all time favourite conditioners have to be from…TRESemme! They retail anywhere from £1-3 depending on

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  • Going Green…

    Posted by CFYH | January 18, 2013 | Beauty, D.I.Y's, Hair Tips, News

    Hey ladies!   Over on the facebook page, I recently spoke about returning back to the world of juicing and smoothie making  (thank goodness I’ve also just found two of my favourite recipe books). Also thank Fiona of Love Your Tresses for re-inspiring me to get back on the straight & narrow lol!         There is no point worry about what you put on your hair without a care of what you put inside your body…it just doesn’t make sense. While indeed the benefits of smoothies and juicing will be evident in the condition of your hair & skin overtime – my decision to take this on again concerns neither one. My health gets top priority!  

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  • A Natural Affhair by Laura Asimeng

    Posted by CFYH | December 30, 2012 | A Piece of Home, CFYH Features, News

    Hey Ladies!   A lovely young lady contacted me and asked I take a look at her work. Upon looking, I just had to share with you all a little bit about who she is and her project.     Hi Laura…introduce yourself:         I’m Laura Asimeng, and I love photography– especially photography that goes beyond pretty pictures. In normal life though, I’m an international business and french student     Why did you choose to start this project?     I chose to start because I’ve come to truly appreciate the beauty of natural hair– in this case, the kinks and curls. It’s something that has historically been less appreciated in society to the point

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  • Hair & Music with Leah Smith

    Posted by CFYH | December 23, 2012 | Celebrity Features, CFYH Features, News

        There’s a moment that true music lovers cherish when an artist is found that is musically diverse, culturally relevant, visibly accessible, and able to deliver quality music without fail. That moment is reached each time one experiences the sounds of Leah Smith.             Leah Smith is a singer, song writer and musician. She has an amazing voice & amazing hair to go alongside it.     Before we get to the music questions…let’s talk about your hair!         Have you worn your hair natural all your life?   I haven’t been natural my whole life. I had a perm in middle school. When I discovered I was unable to manage the

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  • Reader Feature: Zee!

    Posted by CFYH | December 16, 2012 | CFYH Features, News, Reader Features

    Today’s feature is with one of the fabulous CFYH reader’s…Zee!          Have you been natural all your life, if not why did you choose to ‘go natural’?   I had my first relaxer when I was about 2 years old. So natural hair is still pretty new to me. Years of relaxers, heat damage from straighteners and just the general lack of knowledge for how to ‘Care For My Hair’ lol, resulted in its vast deterioration.       I decided the only way to reverse this was to start again. This was my main reason for going natural. I had tried in the past but gave up about 6 months in and got a perm

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  • ‘Tis the season to be curly…

    Posted by CFYH | December 6, 2012 | Hair Tips, News, Reviews

    Hey ladies!   If you’re on the facebook page you may have already gotten the down low on what this post is about. Well…yesterday, I was raiding through my products cupboard looking to try out something new.   A while back I went to the Curls Unleashed launch and received a bag of goodies, one of which was the Curl Boosting Jelly. I also recently received the Design Essentials Curl Enhancing Mousse.         I’m not a big ‘defined curls’ aka ‘wash & go’ fan but I thought I’d give the products a try. In the past I’ve used Eco styler gel, however there were just too many cons for me to keep using this. *It took

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  • Hair & Relationships

    Posted by CFYH | November 28, 2012 | Miscellaneous, News

    Hey ladies!   Question of the day: Has your hair choice e.g. going natural affected your relationships in anyway? (positive/negative)   Click here to check out what the ladies had to say on our facebook page!    

  • Ask Away Mondays

    Posted by CFYH | November 12, 2012 | Miscellaneous, News

    Hey Ladies! The ‘Ask Away Mondays’ series is back! Head on over to the facebook page and leave your questions and concerns for me and the other ladies to answer! All questions and answers will be posed on the blog so you can refer to them at a later date

  • Hair & Style with Natalie!

    Posted by CFYH | November 10, 2012 | CFYH Features, News

      Hi Natalie, when did you decide to ‘go natural’ and how was that process for you?     I went natural in October of 2009.  I had been relaxing my hair since I was 8 years old.  When I went natural, it wasn’t even a transition – I knew my new curly hair would require different products than the products I used on my relaxed hair.  Plus, managing two types of textures is time consuming and reallybad for both types of hair and I knew that when going into it.  So, when I went natural, I shaved my head and started over.  It was so short, I couldn’t even grab it with my fingers!   The process was exhilarating

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  • Tried, Tested & Love – Darren Scott Salon

    Posted by CFYH | October 8, 2012 | News, Reviews

    Hey ladies,   Last Monday I was invited down to Darren Scott Salon to get my hair styled by the lovely Darren Scott himself.   Darren Scott is a qualified hair stylist and make-up artist who has worked his magic on some of the biggest celebrities and most recently Darren Scott was a P&G Salon stylist for the P&G Salon at the Olympic & Paralympic Village.         For anyone that knows me, you know that I’ve been contemplating getting colour in my hair for the longest. Those that know me really well also know I’m not big on drastic changes (says the girl that cut all her hair off). I very much like to keep things clean, classy

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