The Frugalista Life

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Category: Natural Hair

4 Oils for Healthy Hair Growth

Like many of us, I also grew up thinking if I grease my hair until I’m able to fry chicken on it, it would grow and be healthy. I had a friend in elementary school who even put baby lotion in her hair because she convinced herself it would make her hair grow(convinced me maybe […]

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What to Eat for Healthy Hair

Just like skin, your hair has a way of letting you (and everyone else) know how healthy you really are. My hair became thin during my senior year of college and it wasn’t a pretty sight (maybe it was because I survived on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to save up for an apartment). Once […]

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Why Humectants Aren’t Good in Cold Weather

Unlike spring and summer when humidity is at its highest, a humectant isn’t the best thing for hair when it gets cold. There isn’t any water to draw out of the air to bring moisture to your hair. When it’s cold, I like to put my hair in 2-strand twists or plaits and pin it […]

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How to Make Your Own Hot Oil Treatments

When I notice my hair is dry and flaky, I know what that means: a hot oil treatment. I’ve been getting them off and on my entire life. I’ve used VO5 a few times when I was younger but I have more fun doing a DIY version with a bunch of oils I got from […]

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3 Simple Recipes to Keep Your Hair Moisturized in Winter

Dry skin in the winter months is something we all deal with one way or another. No matter how much lotion is put on our body, it never seems like enough once we step outside into the cold, dry air. It’s important to keep the skin moisturized during the winter months because the lack of […]