Get the Facts: Coconut Oil and Hair Care – Part 2

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo

In “Get the Facts: Coconut Oil and Hair Care – Part 1,” I talked about the effects of coconut oil on hair, how to use extra virgin coconut oil to moisturize and seal hair and the effects of coconut oil on sensitive scalp.  Today, I’ll focus on buying products containing coconut oil. How To Buy Products [...]

Get the Facts: Coconut Oil and Hair Care – Part 1

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How many ‘miracle’ hair products have you seen in magazines or on television in the last year?  With each of these miracle products there is always one or two ingredients on which all the claims are based. While some of these ingredients have scientific proof and live up to their claims to miraculously transform hair, [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: nuNAAT Karite Special Collection

nuNAAT Karite Special-Collection

Ever since I did the big chop (cut off all my relaxed hair) it’s like I have hair care product tunnel vision. I’m only looking out for products to cleanse, condition, treat and style my kinky, dry curls. Whenever a brand pitches me a product my first question is “do you see my hair?” Sometimes [...]

Felicia’s New York Fashion Week Beauty Prep [Skin & Hair]

Ahh...inside the tents!

Fashion Week is upon. No. Seriously. It’s like this week. First it’s FNO (see our FNO rundown here) and then…BOOM, full on #NYFW. But before nonstop shows, breakneck speed note-taking on my iPad, impossible deadlines, and everything in between, I make time to properly prep and get my booty, I mean, beauty in shape for [...]

Healthy Hair Resolutions: Heat Protection


If you regularly apply heat to hair (via blow dryer, styling irons, hot rollers, curling irons, etc), “protection” is a big deal. It’s the difference between smooth, healthy strands/ends and crunchy, fried, anything-but-cute hair. So how do you protect your hair during heat styling? I try to limit heat styling to about once per week [...]

Asked & Answered: My Current Hair Care Routine


Hey guys – You’ve asked and now I’ve answered! I regularly get lots of questions on the blog, twitter, YouTube, and facebook about my hair care routine….so I finally sat down and did a little video for you guys.. Here’s my hair inspiration: I will also share with you, pictures of my hair at various [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Anthony Morrison Hair Care


I recently started going back to the gym and when I’m in the gym 4 to 5 times per week, I have to shampoo my hair at least twice per week.  I have chemically straightened, dry hair and scalp so twice a week shampoos are a real pain.  A few weeks ago I started using three [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Remington Extra-Long Ceramic Straightener


I have coarse textured hair that I have been chemically relaxing for about 20 years. A few years ago I gave up trying to get my hair silky smooth and straight. I have tried expensive and inexpensive flat irons combined with a myriad of styling products. In addition to at-home styling, I have also tried [...]

Fridays with Felicia: Volume 1


I am starting a new column on ThisThatBeauty, lets call her “Fridays with Felicia“. Do you know why I started ThisThatBeauty nearly two years ago? Well the stock response has always been that I had this intense urge to purge the style/beauty ramblings and insights taking up residence in my head. This response, while still [...]

ThisThatBeauty Discoveries: The Power of the Pre-Shampoo Treatment


Somewhere around 1989 I abandoned the pre-shampoo treatment concept. Bye-bye V05 Hot Oil Treatment. But like all things 80′s it’s baaaaack! And just like certain things from the 80′s that never really left (Egad, like your auntie who still wears heavily contoured blush)….if you google the term “pre-poo” (which is short for “pre-shampoo”), you will [...]