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First of all, some of you may be asking “What is a Pre-Poo?” A Pre-Poo is the process of applying a treatment to your hair prior to shampooing and conditioning. Hence the name “Pre-Poo”. It’s an extra step you can add to your hair routine. A Pre-Poo will add moisture to your hair, and help keep it from becoming too dry from shampooing.  We all know that shampooing will strip your hair of moisture. Now that fall has officially begun and winter is just around the corner, this is the perfect time to experiment with different Pre-Poo’s. There are so…

I recently shaved my head for the second time in 18 months (you can read about it the first time here http://reneholiday.com/nurturing-locs/ ). It was unexpected and it was unplanned. I thought about it for a couple of days. Literally about 48 hours later I called my barber, and headed his way to shave my head, on a Friday evening… Now let me take you back to the weekend prior. My Godmother called me for our weekly conversation. It’s more like a “Spiritual Tune-Up.” In our conversation we talk about my Ocha https://oshunschild.com/2013/11/08/making-ocha-and-the-initiation-procedure/, and that my hair will be shaved again.…

Essential oils can be your hairs best friend any time of the year. Their benefits are endless! They moisturize, sooth dry scalps, and help you’re blood circulation. I can on and on. They are even more “essential” during the winter months. I have been wearing my hair natural for almost 20 years. From dreadlocs to my current afro, and have been using essential oils along this natural hair journey. Working with essential oils is very easy. The most important thing to remember, is to use a carrier oil. You will blend your essential oil with a carrier oil. This is…

As the New Year was just around the corner, I kept thinking about “What can I do to upgrade my current look? My personal style?”  I’ve been wearing dreadlocs since 1999. They have been waist long for years. I was in desperate need of something new. I embraced hair change often during the 90’s.  I wore pixie cuts, braids, bobs, you name it. I was changing my hairstyle like the weather. When I decided to loc my hair, I had just given birth to my baby girl Zoe Rene’.  Back then locs (especially in Los Angeles) were not as common…

First Dates, the only shot you get at making a great lasting impression. We’re all human, so we naturally check out a person’s clothing, their hair, their scent, their smile, I can go on and on. One slip up could possibly keep you from getting that second date. First dates can create alot of anxiety. I am here to lessen the anxiety, and help you look and feel your best.  I am not an expert on dating, but I am an expert on fashion. I have partnered with Debra Van Kallen, owner of Skin Couture, and Debra is an expert…

I found the Aura Cacia Shower Tablets while running thru my local Sprouts market. Aura Cacia is known for their aromatherapy products, and I have used their essential oils, bath salts, and body lotions just to name a few. I ran into my local Sprouts for hair products, and the Aura Cacia Shower Tablets caught my eye. They immediately peeked my interest.  I asked myself, “What in the world is a shower tablet?”  I picked up the lavender scent, and it smelled amazing! I had to give them a try. Aura Cacia Shower Tablets are very simple to use. Think…

I started growing my locs in 1999. That is 16 years of trial and error with different products. I have learned over time to keep my loc maintenance routine consistent and simple. Since people approach me often about my locs, I figured posting my routine to my blog would be beneficial to others. When it’s time to wash my locs, my shampoo of choice, is Alaffia Shampoo. It comes in different scents, but my favorite is the coconut lime. It is gluten free, paraben free, and vegan. It is made with virgin coconut oil and shea butter to help keep my locs…

I recently caught up with my dear old friend, Obea Moore. If you don’t know who Obea Moore is, Google him! He is a track&field prodigy, track coach, fitness guru, chef, spiritualist, and herb specialist. Before we even sat down, he handed me a lovely gift, his Elixir Of Life.  I said “Thank you, but what exactly is this?”  Obea immediately begins to list the benefits of his Elixir of Life and why both men and women benefit from it. Increases energy Helps circulation Promotes a healthy prostate Erectile enhancement It is made with rieshi mushrooms, deer antler, and rice wine.…