The Cookbook

A COLLECTION OF SIMPLE GUIDES FOR YOUR HAIRCARE LIFESTYLES.

Holiday Styles For Natural Hair

Holiday Styles For Natural Hair

November 26, 2021
It’s the time of year for snow, family dinners, and holiday parties to attend. It may be a little difficult to find holiday styles that don’t require straightening or heat application of some sort. But don’t worry! We’ve put together this list of holiday hair styles for your natural hair to make it easier on you! Protective Buns Protective buns are a twist between box braids, or any protective styling of your choice, and the classic bun. This is a great style if you already have a protective style in and want to jazz it up for a dinner party...

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NaturAll's Holiday Gift Guide 2021

NaturAll's Holiday Gift Guide 2021

November 17, 2021
Happy Holidays, NaturAllistas! It’s that time of year where the days have gotten shorter and the air’s a little nippier. In the midst of transitioning into the new season, everyone’s also planning what gifts to give loved ones (and hopefully themselves!) When holiday shopping, some gravitate towards the latest technology or newest fashions. Others go a more inexpensive route and go for candles, lotions, and perfumes. No matter what your tastes are, helping loved ones, or yourself, prioritize self-care is a gift that keeps on giving. We at NaturAll Club think giving the gift of healthy hair is the perfect...

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NaturAll Club Presents: Hair Horror Stories

NaturAll Club Presents: Hair Horror Stories

October 29, 2021
Think back to a time your hair was the sight of pure horror...scary, we know! Luckily, every natural can recall quite a few times their curls left them a little spooked. Below you'll hair horror stories from NaturAllistas just like you, so grab a snack, proceed with caution, and enjoy! The Not-So-Relaxing Relaxer, from Si Si This happened to my mom (twice) who has very curly hair. Before there were so many products for curly and natural hair it was really hard for her to find products that worked and that were also affordable. My mom was always straightening her hair to make it more manageable. However, she...

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The Science Behind Hair Growth

The Science Behind Hair Growth

October 25, 2021
Hair growth is one of the top areas of interest in the natural hair community. There are many misconceptions, assumptions, and misinformation surrounding the topic of hair growth, especially when it comes to black hair.  In this reading, we’ll debunk some common misconceptions as well as discuss the science behind hair growth. Understanding the process of hair growth will help you understand how you can optimize the growth of your own hair, which is a different routine for everyone! Before we get into the science of hair growth and what is occurring when your hair grows, let’s first clarify some...

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Is Oil Moisturizing?

Is Oil Moisturizing?

October 08, 2021
If you’re active on the online natural hair community, you’ll know that oils are a hot topic of conversation. Many naturals are debating whether oils are moisturizing or hydrating and whether they help to moisturize or hydrate your hair. Even though those two things may seem like the same thing, you’ll find that the word choice matters here. In this blog, we’ll discuss if oils are moisturizing, if they help to moisturize, and why this is such a polarizing topic within the community. Before we get into the nitty gritty of oils being moisturizing vs helping to moisturize, let’s first...

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How Can I Wrap My Natural Hair Before Bed?

How Can I Wrap My Natural Hair Before Bed?

September 23, 2021
Just like roller sets, wrapping the hair before bed is an old but trusty tool any natural can benefit from trying. Even if it may be seemingly difficult and frustrating at first, getting the hang of it doesn’t take long at all. Once you learn how your hair needs to be wrapped, it’s a quick and easy way to keep your style – and hair – intact throughout your week! What Is Wrapping the Hair? Wrapping the hair could be considered a style one can do before bed, for sleeping. Used for when the hair is pressed straight, wrapping the...

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3 Ways To Straighten Natural Hair With No Heat

3 Ways To Straighten Natural Hair With No Heat

September 15, 2021
Straightening natural hair without heat may seem like an impossible feat, but can be done with time, patience, and the right products!  When people refer to themselves as “naturals”, they normally are speaking to the fact that they don’t use any chemicals on their hair. Sometimes, they may even be referring to the fact that they don’t use any heat on their hair. Whether you’re a natural who uses heat or a natural who likes to go without, being able to straighten your hair without heat is a win-win! Even though you are able to safely use heat without damaging...

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How Do I Use a Roller Set on Natural Hair?

How Do I Use a Roller Set on Natural Hair?

September 08, 2021
Roller sets have been around for a very long time and were a classic look for many black women before us. Whether the picture in your head is of a woman walking around with the actual rollers in or the beautiful curls the set result, we all have a staple image of what a roller set is in our minds. Most may be used to the process of straightening the hair first before applying the rollers, however it’s actually possible to achieve a roller set without applying any heat at all! Today we’ll go over how to use a roller...

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How Do I Care for Crochet Locs?

How Do I Care for Crochet Locs?

September 01, 2021
Crochet locs, or faux locs, are a protective style that has gained in popularity as more naturals are choosing the loc their (actual) hair. Not only are crochet locs a good protective style to cover the hair, but they also serve as an alternative to making the commitment to actually locing the hair. Naturals can make crochet locs into some sort of test run if they are considering locing their natural hair.  With it being a protective style, crochet locs are low maintenance, low manipulation, and serve as protection against the everyday environment (harsh weather, dry air, etc). There is...

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Can I Cut My Own Natural Hair?

Can I Cut My Own Natural Hair?

August 25, 2021
When it comes to naturals getting their hair cut, it can be a daunting experience for some. The worries of whether their stylist will understand their vision or if they’ll cut too much off are understandably present. Because of this, a lot of naturals take it upon themselves to cut their own hair themselves. Even then, cutting the hair at home can be just as worrisome as someone else doing it if you’ve ever attempted it before. When done correctly, cutting your hair at home can save you time and money that would go towards getting it done at a...

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How Do I Do An Aztec Clay Hair Mask?

How Do I Do An Aztec Clay Hair Mask?

August 18, 2021
News of the Aztec Clay Mask broke out in the natural community a few years ago. Since then, a lot of naturals have found it to be something that revitalized their curls, bringing them back to life and giving them a newfound freshness. This, of course, made it very appealing to transitioning naturals looking to combat heat damage and avoid doing the big chop. When you think of clay, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of it when it’s dry, hard, and chalky. Or maybe your go-to thought is of it when it’s still wet, unsolid, and thick. One...

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5 Ways To Use Shea Butter in Natural Hair

5 Ways To Use Shea Butter in Natural Hair

August 11, 2021
A thick and rich ingredient like Shea Butter has the effect of almost insisting you put it on your hair. It’s buttery smooth texture warms up in your hands and just looks like a perfect consistency to put into your wet hair. Taking a deeper look into Shea Butter will give more insight into the appeal of the ingredient, beyond its appearance being extremely appealing! Shea Butter: What Is It? Shea Butter is originally sourced from Africa where countries in the “Shea Belt” produce a tree called Vitellaria paradoxa. More commonly known as the “Shea Tree” (or Karite Tree), Vitellaria...

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How to Care For Low, Medium, and High Porosity Hair and 3 Porosity Tests

How to Care For Low, Medium, and High Porosity Hair and 3 Porosity Tests

August 05, 2021
Let’s be honest, we’ve all obsessed at least a little bit about our hair type or curl pattern. But contrary to popular belief, it’s not all about hair type. The truth is, people with the same exact curl pattern may have hair that behaves extremely differently. This is often due to another important but less visible characteristic of hair, called porosity. Keep reading for more information on what hair po

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Life Changing Hair Care Ingredient: Panthenol

Life Changing Hair Care Ingredient: Panthenol

August 05, 2021
Have you ever read the ingredients on your hair product bottle and come across an ingredient you weren't familiar with? We know we have! That's why we're here today breaking down what panthenol is and what it does for you!

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5 Easy Hairstyles for Sleeping With Natural Hair

5 Easy Hairstyles for Sleeping With Natural Hair

August 04, 2021
When thinking of hairstyles to rock, you normally aren’t thinking about styles to wear to bed; after all, who’s going to be seeing you while you're asleep? It’s understandable not to think of styles to put your hair in for bed, especially if you already have your hair styled during the day. However, cautiously putting thought into how you’ll wear your hair for bed can help keep your hair healthy and fresh for the morning! Why Style Your Hair Before Bed? When we say “style your hair for bed”, we’re just talking about different styles you can put your hair...

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How Do I Get Rid Of Dandruff In Natural Hair?

How Do I Get Rid Of Dandruff In Natural Hair?

August 02, 2021
As NaturAllistas, one thing we dread to see in our hair is the dandruff-like flakes that sometimes appear after styling. The good thing about flaking is that it’s avoidable and easy to get rid of – you just have to rewash your hair, add some oil to break the flakes down, or switch up your products. Unlike flaking, dandruff is a little more unpredictable and harder to manage. But, there’s an upside here! Like every other problem, knowing what the cause is will help to attack it. Reducing dandruff and getting rid of it all together is not a difficult...

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Can Sea Moss Help My Hair Grow?

Can Sea Moss Help My Hair Grow?

July 22, 2021
Whether you’ve been a long time member of the natural community or you’re just a novice starting your journey, Sea Moss is probably an ingredient you’ve heard a lot of buzz around recently. If not, don’t worry! You’ll learn all about it here today! Here at NaturAll Club, we love doing ingredient spotlights to highlight certain ingredients we not only love using in our products, but ingredients we think every natural should be knowledgeable on. Knowing what ingredients are good for the hair and how they are good for the hair will only help you make better choices when it...

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The Guide to Alopecia and Natural Hair

The Guide to Alopecia and Natural Hair

July 13, 2021
Hair loss may be one of the biggest fears for anyone to have; there aren’t many things worse than the image of your hair falling out when running your hands through it. Alopecia, most commonly known as simple hair loss, is something that many are fearful of developing. It also is something that is quite the mystery to those who have the condition. Here, we’ll discuss what Alopecia is, the different types you can have, and how to remedy it.   Alopecia: What Is It? Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that attacks your hair follicles that results in the follicles...

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Healthy, Thriving Locs in 10 Simple Steps

Healthy, Thriving Locs in 10 Simple Steps

July 13, 2021
Locs are a magnificent and versatile way to rock your natural hair, capable of elegant updos, inspirational colors and styles, and impressive length. But don't believe the common misconception that dreadlocks are easier to take care of than other styles. In order to keep your locs healthy and thriving, you need to loc down a consistent regimen that keeps them happy. Not sure where to start (or where you're going wrong?) Follow these 10 steps to achieve your LOC GOALS!

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Juneteenth Celebration: Free Your Curls

Juneteenth Celebration: Free Your Curls

July 02, 2021
As a Black woman-owned business, cherishing and uplifting our community comes foremost in everything we do at NaturAll Club. This Juneteenth, we’re excited to celebrate the historic Juneteenth holiday with you all! In these trying times, we revel in the revolution of black joy, and encourage everyone to participate on June 19th! 

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4 Afro Hair Hacks You Need to Know

4 Afro Hair Hacks You Need to Know

June 29, 2021
We talked last week about TWAs and how you should care for them. There, you’ll find that there are little differences when it comes to caring for the hair in general, whether it be in a short, cropped afro or large, voluminous fro. Here we’ll discuss tips and tricks to achieve and take care of an afro, whether it be on the smaller or larger side. How to achieve an afro There are a few ways you can go about achieving this look. The main focus is that you moisturize the hair without defining your curls. This means that those...

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How to Trim Your Own Natural Hair

How to Trim Your Own Natural Hair

June 24, 2021
Experiencing tangles, breakage, and hair that doesn’t look its best? It might be time for a trim. Trimming is essential to healthy natural hair. Here’s why: If you don’t trim split ends, they can continue to split all the way up the hair shaft. When this happens you lose the entire strand, not just the end. Split ends and single strand knots catch and snag more easily on each other, which increases tangling.

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8 Crucial Tips For Healthy Gray Hair

8 Crucial Tips For Healthy Gray Hair

June 24, 2021
Today at NaturAll Club, we’re tackling GRAY HAIR, two words that can mean maturity, dignity and power for some… and make others shudder. Whether you are starting to see grey hairs, don’t have any at all, or you’re rocking a grey crown, you probably still have some questions about grey hair. So let’s find out what grey hair is and how to take care of it.

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5 Foods To Avoid For Hair Growth!

5 Foods To Avoid For Hair Growth!

June 24, 2021
At NaturAll Club, we are all about healthy hair and lifestyle. We did the research and found the worst foods for hair growth. All you have to do is sit back, read, and not feel guilty if you love some of these food options, because don’t we all? A little confession: I was scared of finding out what food not to eat for hair growth because I knew that I was in for some life changing food discovery once I started looking. But now that we’ve admitted our guilt to each other, let’s get into what we should not be consuming...

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