The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

Category: Natural Hair

Biscuits and Gravy

3rd Annual St. Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival mixes marine life with melodies

Over the weekend I traveled across the Howard Frankland bridge to the 3rd Annual St. Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival. Not to be confused with the same kind of festival at St. Pete Beach (which I did), this one took place in Vinoy Park near the Old Northeast neighborhood.  For anyone that hasn’t been yet, that […]

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 […]

food stand

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 […]

humectant

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 […]

Olive Oil

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 […]