Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The All New NATTY MOIST Conditioner Creme is HERE!!

The All Things O'Natural is proud to present the arrival of our newest product: NATTY MOIST!

Natty Moist is a multi functional conditioner that can be used for the hair and skin. It conditions the hair providing optimum moisture, serves as a deep conditioner, as a leave in conditioner, as a herbal infused water based moisturizer that can be applied to wet, damp or dry hair, and as a light weight body butter.
Natty Moist offers you some wonderful cinnamon and creme scented goodness in a 12oz Jar.

**Please allow 3-4 business days to process all orders and 3-4 business days for shipping. Do to the handmade nature of Natty Moist, there are no returns on the product. Ship out days are Tuesdays and Fridays

Disclaimer: Use of this item is your responsibility and we are not responsible for any adverse effects. If you suffer with any pre-existing medical conditions, seek professional medical advice before use of this product. This product is not a medical substitute. This product contain small amounts of Lavender Oil and Evening Primrose, so please take precaution if you are pregnant. *This product also contains Shea Butter, which is an oil derived from the nut of the shea nut tree and sweet Almond Oil, Please take precaution if you have any allergies to nuts.

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The Wonderful Ingredients of NATTY MOIST:

Ingredients: Ayurvedic Herb Infused Water, Unrefined Shea Butter, Avocado Butter, Cupuacu Butter, Aloe Vera Juice, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Guar Conditioner, BTMS, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolized Silk Protein, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B), Citric Acid, Vegetable Emulsifier, Vitamin E Oil, Essential Oil Blend, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Natural Fragrance.

The Benefits of the Ingredients:

Ayurvedic Herb Blend:
  • Provides an abundance of slip for easy detangling.
  • Nourishes the hair.
  • Makes hair dense and promotes healthy hair growth.
  • Aids in the treatment of scalp problems.
  • Controls hair loss and premature greying.
  • Helps relieve symptoms of dandruff and scalp problems.

Shea Butter
  • One of nature's best emollients (moisturizers) that softens and soothes hair, scalp and skin.
  • Gives a luxurious feeling to hair and skin.
  • Helps control frizz by providing excellent moisture.
  • Great sealant to lock moisture into the hair and skin.

Avocado Butter:

  • A natural protection from ultraviolet light,
  • It is an antioxidant and contains phytosterols which have anti-irritation and anti-inflammatory properties, condition skin and hair and promote moisture retention.
  • Excellent for dry skin.

Cupuacu Butter:
  • This exotic butter from the Brazil Amazon is similar to Cocoa Butter, but has a softer creamier consistency.
  • It contains essential fatty acids and phytosterols, and is very moisturizing for skin and hair.
  • It is also a natural protection from UV-A and UV-B rays. It can be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis and adds shine and replenishes moisture in hair.

Guar Conditioner:
  • A natural emulsifying agent from the legume family that conditions without causing polymer buildup.
  • Helps control flyaway and frizzy hair.
  • Promotes shine

Hydrolized Silk Protein:
  • As one of the few proteins that actually contain molecules that are small enough to penetrate the interior core of the hair, silk protein aids in moisture retention.
  • Adds luster, body and manageability to the hair.

Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B):
  • Penetrates deep into the skin and hair shaft. 
  • Has excellent water binding abilities.
  • Helps strengthen the hair shaft by imparting an elastic film inside and out.
  • Helps thicken the hair and leaves hair feeling soft and silky.

Aloe Vera Juice and Aloe Vera Extract:
  • Excellent for promoting hair growth.
  • Has excellent moisturizing properties
  • Helps control scalp issues, such as dandruff.
  • Helps reduce hair fall.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
  • Has very high amounts of disease-fighting, free-radical eliminating antioxidants and phytonutrients called bioflavonoids.
  • Very effective non toxic disinfectant. 
  • Acts as a natural preservative.

Essential Oils:
  • Soothes and heals damaged scalp.
  • Also aids in relieving itchy scalp.
  • High in antioxidants which is extremely beneficial for skin and scalp.
  • Promotes healthy hair growth.

Vitamin E Oil:
  • Helps minimize split ends.
  • Keeps hair color vibrant.
  • Aids in hair loss prevention.

BTMS (Behentrimonium Methosulfate):
  • This is not a sulfate, BTMS is a natural emulsifier derived from Colza Oil.
  • Has excellent detangling properties and leaves hair with body and spring.
  • Works excellent as a leave in for hair.

Cetearyl Alcohol:
  • Naturally derived alcohol from a mixture of coconut and palm oil fatty alcohols.
  • Has natural emollient(moisturizing) properties.
  • Moisturizes and improves wet/dry comb out.

 Vegetable Emulsifyer:
  • Vegetable based emulsifier (binds water and oils) from naturally occurring fats.

Citric Acid:
  • A weak organic acid found naturally in fruit that serves as a natural preservative. Citric acid is a wonderful ingredient that balances products that may be too alkalinic.

NATTY MOIST: Directions of Use

My results:

Monday, October 17, 2011


Hola Chica/Chicos...I pray all is well with everyone.
Ok, this is an interesting post today. The myths and truths on Deep Conditioning. Now, we have all heard of the benefits of deep conditioning. The time frame of how to get that really great intense deep conditioning. The goodies to add to the deep conditioning.  And the wonderful use of heat (steamer or heat cap) to get that really beneficial deep conditioning. So, what's really the scoop? Well, doing a bit of research came as a surprise to me as much as it may to you on the facts that I found. Oh, and lest I forget, I did my own experiment to see just what the scoop really is on Deep Conditioning.

  • Well, let's break down why we would need to deep condition. When we shampoo, it removes buildup as well as much of the sebum (oils) in our hair, leaving us with a squeaky clean scalp...so, conditioning replaces those oils, right? Well...it depends. When using a conditioner, many times it is benefiting the exterior or outside of the hair. They soften the hair, smooth the cuticle, minimize static and sometimes help lock in moisture from water. When we rinse our hair from conditioning, some of the conditioner is left behind, which is what give us the soft feeling. Deep conditioners formulated at lower ph levels do help to close the cuticle from being lifted during the cleansing process, which aids in less frizz, softening the hair and protecting the hair.

  • Well, let's just take a quick look at that..Now, we have all heard that when applying our deep conditioner, we should use heat to really get the most benefit out of our conditioner..Deep Conditioning to the MAX, right? Well, truth be told, most conditioners are made with ingredients that do not require the use of heat. So, in essence, using heat does not enhance the effectiveness. And, when a conditioner do say to use heat, there is no added benefit of applying heat for a longer period of time than the product recommends. 
  • Ok, so I took on the challenge to see if this is fact or fiction...Now, I applied my conditioner to my hair and used a heat cap. I applied conditioner to my mother's hair with no use of heat. For me, I stayed under my heat cap for 15 minutes. My mother, I had to place a plastic cap and keep the conditioner on for 5 minutes. The RESULTS... My hair was nice and soft, just as I stated above. My mother's hair, was super soft and moisturized...hmmm, the product: we both used the O'Natural Natty Moist conditioner. I couldn't believe it..5 minutes with no heat and she achieved wonderful results.
  • It takes 15 minutes for hair to become saturated in pure water, whereas it takes 18 hours or more with steam or heat (heat cap or steamer) (source: Robbins, Chemical and Physical Behaviour of Human Hair, Springer). So, applying water directly over your hair through wetting is more than likely more useful than steam or vapor.
  • Side Note: Those who have hair that is of low porosity would benefit from using heat with their conditioner as it helps to lift the cuticle allowing the beneficial ingredients to help moisturize the hair.

  • The greatest thing about a conditioner are the added benefits that are helpful to retaining moisture. So, are there ingredients that are helpful when using a conditioner? Absolutely, but first, let me say this. Conditioning does not open the cuticle, they are actually formulated at lower pH levels to help close the cuticle  restore moisture and soften the hair from shampooing.. So, what does actually open the cuticle? Products made at higher pH levels have the capability of opening the cuticle and as well as, relaxers, texturizers, hair dyes, bleaching can open the cuticle..but, these are products that also break down the protein structure of the hair and cause dryness and other issues. We don't want to leave the cuticle open due to exposure to dirt, fungi, bacteria and other contaminants..hence the importance of conditioners, especially those formulated at lower pH levels such as 4.5-5.5 .

  • Now, here's a great question. Why do stylist offer deep conditioning? Well, ultimately, you must ask your stylist this..but, here are a few reasons they may do this: (1)  She is using a conditioner that requires the use of heat (hence why you sit under the dryer)  (2) There is an up-charge associated with deep conditioning  (3) The time you sit under the dryer (anywhere from 20-45 minutes) is used to work on another client.

  • Ahhh hah, now here's the important question. There are a few things in conditioners that actually penetrate the cuticle, such as a panthenol, only a  few oils and water. These oils are: olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil.

  • Be sure when applying your conditioner, apply from root to tip, thoroughly. 
  • Try not to just plop the conditioner on your top head. I like to part my hair and thoroughly apply to each section and really work it in. 
  • Wet your hair thoroughly as to ensure that it doesn't dry out while applying your conditioner. 
  • Try to look for conditioners that contain ingredients such as: olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil, and if they do not, apply 1 TBSP of each and apply. Check out my how to condition video: HERE
  • If the conditioner softens in 25, 30, 45 minutes or even overnight, more than likely it would give you the same results in the recommended amount of the products directions of use. So, to sum it up, leaving the conditioner on for a longer period of time does not prove to be any more beneficial.

So, I hope this was as beneficial to you as it was to me..Now, you can continue to deep condition using your heat source or steam because it gives a wonderful feeling of treating ourselves, but just know, through my personal recent test, it doesn't provide any more benefits that just plain ole' applying, leaving it on for a few minutes, rinsing it out..hmmm, whouda thought.

Have a Happy Natty Day!!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I've Got A Story To Tell: Meet The GORGEOUS and VERSATILE BRANDY

Hola Chicas/Chicos..I pray all is well with everyone.
Ok, I have been blessed to meet and feature so many beautiful people for my blog and this one is, to no surprise, an absolute treat as well. Meet, Brandy, a beautiful model who has an excellent way to show that natural hair can be fun, edgy, sexy and extremely versatile. Not only is Brandy versatile with her fashion and hair, but she is also versatile in her home and work life. As a mom of 3 boys and 3 girls, Brandy is an awesome inspiration as a nurse and a professional manicurist, and...a model as well. With a jovial spirit, Brandy says that she is 'always looking for ways to improve in all aspects of life'. I know you will enjoy Brandy's 'Story' as much as I did..so, without further ado, meet the beautiful Brandy.


1. What inspired you to go natural? 

What inspired me to go natural was the beauty of our hair and the culture behind it, the freedom and strength it brings to today's society. That being my natural beautiful self is a part of who I am. I have always been a big fan of natural hair, Afro wigs, kinky braids,twist etc. but was just too afraid to cross over or should I say back slide.

2. How long have you been a beautiful natural?

I began to transition in late October/November 2009...Then, one year I decided I wanted to go completely natural and that is when my journey began, June 16 2010. I have been natural for 1 year 3 months.

3. In regards to natural hair, do you feel as though the same stigmas of hair type exist, for example, do you hear people use the term 'good hair' or 'good grade of hair' in regards to certain hair textures?

Yes it definitely still exist in today's society and I believe it is based on how we were raised.With saying such as 'oh, you have nice hair' or 'your hair is nappy, but I have a perm in it'..lol true though.

4. Do you feel as though most black men are supportive to natural hair? How about other nationalities?

Yes, I believe that more men are coming to realize the beauty of our natural hair; The uniqueness and that we too can be beautiful,sexy,successful etc and hold our place in society with out having to fit in with the stigma that we are only beautiful with long straight locks. I love getting the compliments from men and women alike,it shows that they are embracing it. Especially when other Nationalities embraces it. It spreads world wide and it feels great to be apart of this as I call it 'Movement'!

5. How do you maintain such beautiful coils? 

Well, Dominique (All Things O'Natural), you are a fountain of info and you have helped me immensely in my journey. I co-wash at least once every week or two. I just incorporated the Bentonite clay treatment into my regimen so I may just do that once or twice a month. I love Sheamoisture the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and the Deep Treatment Masque; they make my hair feel great! I also use the home made spritz to moisten my coils and seal with a butter or oil. I sleep in a satin bonnet or scarf. I do not use heat at all at this point. I may later I don't know. And I always,always do my finale rinse with ACV. A must! It has helped my hair and my scalp tremendously. Basically just TLC and patience.

6. Do you have any words of wisdom to pass on to others striving for a natural lifestyle? 

Be Patient, patient, patient in your journey. It can get frustrating going from relaxed coils to kinky curly coils. Look for transitioning and protective styles from the web which is full of tutorials. This will also help when you are feeling like this isn't for me, when you see the many styles offered. Trim those ends often and keep them moisturized and protected. I applaud you on your natural hair journey. I'm Loving It ♥ Now where did i put my Pick? lol


Thank you for enjoying our feature today. Brandy can be found on Facebook at Brandy MissMe Miss Me
If you have a story to tell and would like to be featured on All Things O'Natural, please send an email to: allthingsonatural@yahoo.com and use the header 'I've Got A Story'.

Happy Natty Day!