Get My Curls Back! Book OUT NOW

Over a year ago I began writing a book all about my natural hair journey and tips on how to transition to healthy curly hair! This was due to me always wanting to create content and help for you guys but mainly because my most asked question is, "How do I fix my curls?"
Well today is the day that the book is finally ready and available to purchase on Amazon Kindle and paperback! 

You will learn how to stop damaging your hair, what products and routine will work best for you, how to maintain your hairs health and more! 

My hair has improved so much since cutting out the crap and learning how to properly care for my curls, now I have managed to grow it out longer than it ever has been and keep it detangled and moisturised for longer.

In celebration of the book release I am putting on an event in London on May 14th 7pm-9pm @ 3Thirty salon in Shoreditch. 

It will be an evening full of curl talk, music, drinks and fun! 

Want to join me? Make sure you purchase your tickets fast as the first batch sold out within 2 days! 

Thank you so much to everyone who has been on this journey with me from the very beginning and those who reach out to me daily for advice! This is all for you so please support and enjoy!



SheaMoisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Line Review

SheaMoisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Line

Have you seen this line around? It is now available in the UK in Boot's and Superdrug. I was able to try the below 3 products, read for my review and watch my tutorial below!

I love all of the SheaMoisture shampoos I have tried because I find that they are much richer than a lot of shampoos and have a thicker moisturising feel to them. They also don’t leave that sticky feeling on your hair after rinsing out!

The Raw Shea & Cupuacu shampoo was no different and this line has such an amazing smell it’s a delight washing your hair with it! I was able to detangle my hair easily with the shampoo and saw my curls define during the process. It is a shampoo that lathers and be careful as a little goes a long way with this product! My scalp was left feeling clear and curls were tamed (no frizz at all) after rinsing away.

The conditioner is the same size and packaging as the rest of the rinse out conditioners from all SHEA lines. It comes in a bottle like the shampoo but has a very handy pump bottle which was the best part of this product! It’s so convenient and my hands down favourite conditioner to use as co-wash, it’s just so moisturising and I am able to detangle my hair so easily with it (like the shampoo) Not to forget it makes you hair smell amazing too!
I have been through 3 of these conditioners for the past year and I always reach for it over any other products to co-wash and refresh my hair in the shower with. It’s scent always makes it a go-to co-wash for when I have been around others that smoke or have been frying food, it definitely helps to get rid of the lurking smell.

Never a fan of using gel as a leave in for a wash and go so I was a tad reluctant when trying this product, so much that I have tested it as a styler alone and again cocktail'd with my favourite leave-in conditioner (JBCO). I definitely got much better results when cocktail'd as my hair is very thick and prone to dryness 1 product often isn’t enough for me to get the best wash and go!
This gel however comes out like a cream and is watery enough to be packaged in a squeeze bottle as if it was ketchup (lol). It is quite sticky so although you may be tempted to use a lot as you would with a conditioner, you should only use a dime sized amount.
After applying to my hair in sections I let my hair air-dry and my results were very big and defined curls! However I did experience some hardness so I would recommend that you do not use a lot of this styler and to combat the hardness I scrunched my hair with some oil on my palms to “break the seal” this eventually softened the hair.
I would recommend this gel to someone with much finer curls than mine or someone who takes to gel as a styler well. For me conditioner and creams are the best product types for my hair.

Overall these are the best smelling products from the SheaMoisture lines I have tried so far and the best shampoo and rinse-out conditioner for moisturise and preventing frizz!



GroHealthy Shea & Coconut Review

The excitement to share my thoughts on this product line is soooo real!! I know you guys ask me constantly about more affordable products that actually work well on curly hair. Well I have found one thankfully! This Shea and Coconut line from GroHealthy has worked so well on my hair for the past week I have managed to use it for day 1,2,3,4 (pretty much the whole week). 

They have the perfect products in the line that will help to maintain your hair throughout the week.

This week I started off with a wash and go which lasted 3 days (the third day I created a top knot) the next day I also work my hair down (cowashed) and then for the rest of the week I rocked buns using the leave-in conditioner which is a pretty good styler.

So the verdict! Read below for my thoughts on each product..

Moisturising Shampoo and Moisture Rich Conditioner

You guys know I never have much to really say about washes and rinse-out conditioners as I feel like you know a wash/conditioner is good if it doesn’t leave your hair dry, matted, tangled and itchy, all of what this wash DIDN’T do so a very good sign!

Leave-in Conditioner
This leave-in felt so different to any other leave in I have ever tried! It is thin in texture (water based) so easy to apply to the hair, however you will start to hear fizzling as if you are applying a shampoo but you won’t see any foam. Strange, apart from this it is a decent leave-in very great for everyday use as it isn’t too heavy and a great refresher!

Curling Custard

Custards have been my enemy since first trying them years ago! Ever since I have slept on them but when given the products to try I had to give it a go. It looked and felt much like a curing cream in a tub (or a body butter) and was a good product to use for the LOC method. It secured my curls and added a bit more moisture to my wash and go, again great to apply to the hair thanks to its slip.

Flat Out Frizz Fighter

Now this product is much thicker than the leave in and more like a styling lotion. The instructions say to apply to dry hair (which I never do) unless styling a bun. So for my wash and go I skipped using this product, on day 3 hair I was done with rocking my wash and go and decided to try a top knot.

This required a leave in for the bun section and the frizz was PERFECT! Didn’t leave flakes or dryness and styled my hair with ease. I developed faith in the product and used it again this time to refresh a wash and go on wet hair on top of the leave-in and that wash and go was popping! 

Smooth Edges (Edge control) 
The edge control worked well on my top knot style again leaving no stickiness or flakes! If you are a edge control fan I would recommend however I try to keep my edges out and not style them to prevent breakage.


The oil I feel was an added product that you probably can do without but again a convenient and affordable add on product for your cupboard. It’s a liquid oil ( Not like the harder form of coconut) which I do prefer but this oil added a nice finishing touch to my wash and go.

The 2 products I would definitely repurchase from the line are, the Frizz Fighter and Leave-In Conditioner. The rest are more affordable additions to your product collection. 

You will find these products in your local afro hair shop or buy online from the GroHealthy website here,

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