Tools, Products and Resources


  • Pintail Comb - remove braids and cornrows
  • Widetooth Comb - detangling
  • Boar Bristle Brush - brush out hair, remove lint and fuzz
  • Alligator Clips - hold hair in place while drying or hold parts while braiding or cornrowing
  • Dry Wash Cloth - wipe hands while styling hair
  • Spray Bottle (filled with distilled water or Conditioning Spray - see below) - daily moisturizing or to dampen hair while styling


 (yeah, I like Babycakes)
  • Coconut Oil (unrefined and organic) - for skin and hair used daily or as needed
  • Coconut Oil Lotion - Coconut oil mixed with olive and vitamin E oils and others as necessary or desired (the additional oils keep the coconut oil soft in the winter)
  • Homemade Coco-Shea Lotion - used as a daily lotion (this lotion remains solid, but soft even in the summer)
  • Conditioning Oil - a combination of my favorite oils
  • Conditioning Spray - used daily on hair, sometimes twice a day (3 oz distilled water and 3 oz aloe with 1 oz of conditioning oil)
  • Scalp Soothing Spray - see full recipe HERE (sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, tea tree oil, aloe and lavender essential oil)
  • Various oils: jojoba, olive, vitamin E, argan and Jamaican black castor (sometimes used alone or mixed together with other oils for conditioning of hair)