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Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair?

Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair?
As a complicated year starts to wind down, let's reflect: On May 5th, 1962, in a speech in Los Angeles, Malcom X, Yes, THE Malcom X, the activist asked… "Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair"

How do you Care for Type 4 hair Specifically? 

How do you Care for Type 4 hair Specifically? 
When caring for your type 4 hair, ensure you're handling it gently and utilizing low manipulation styles when you can. Take your time when caring for your hair. Here are a few rules we like to follow:

4 Easy Styling Steps to a Rock Solid Haircare Routine for All Seasons

4 Easy Styling Steps to a Rock Solid Haircare Routine for All Seasons
Caring for curls can feel complicated. Your hair will change based on a number of factors including the level of humidity in the air, the quality ...

Performance vs Great Ingredients - Do we have to choose?

Performance vs Great Ingredients - Do we have to choose?
When I started Iraba, I was driven by the belief that it was possible to create cosmetics that we could feel good about, but that also make us feel good and find confidence within ourselves. My wish was for those we touch to ultimately show up in the world like the incomparable people they truly are.

You've Washed, you've Gone, and now...What a Mess!

You've Washed, you've Gone, and now...What a Mess!

Ok my dear, let's troubleshoot. First off...don't feel bad. I've been there, done that...so many times, it's not even funny. Remember, we agreed that you'd try the wash and go at least 3 times before you give up. 

How to achieve a Great but Lazy Wash & Go on Tightly Curly hair

How to achieve a Great but Lazy Wash & Go on Tightly Curly hair

Ease is a big part of what we believe in. It's great for curls to look perfect, but if it's going to take hours and hours to do, is it all worth it? We'd say on most days...probably not! We most definitely fall closer to the lazy natural category than anywhere else 🙈⁠

Is a wash and go for me if I have very curly hair?

Is a wash and go for me if I have very curly hair?

Excellent question! While that's a question you will have to answer for yourself based on what you like to do to your hair, and how you like your hair to look, here are a few key things to consider before you decide:

Human Hair can help save the environment. Say what?

Human Hair can help save the environment. Say what?
On July 25, 2020, a large ship carrying 4000 tonnes of fuel crashed on a reef in Mauritius, and eventually started leaking the content of its cargo all over the coastline. The people of Mauritis are rallying to clean up the mess.

Umuganura, an Ancient Practice of Giving Thanks

Umuganura, an Ancient Practice of Giving Thanks
Did you know? #Umuganura is a day of thanksgiving that was not celebrated at the end of the harvest, but just as the first fruits of the harvest began to be seen. In Ancient Rwanda, it was an occasion to give thanks to God and the Ancestors for the harvest and all good things in life. The elders tasted the first fruits first.🥝

Best Practices for Detangling 4C Hair – Which Ones are You Getting Wrong?

Best Practices for Detangling 4C Hair – Which Ones are You Getting Wrong?

If you have curly hair, you know that it’s easy to find yourself stuck with that dreaded situation: tangled, matted hair.

Do you also have flashbacks from childhood when a well-intentioned caregiver would run a comb and rip through your thick, dry, tightly packed curls? If you’re familiar with this, you’d also be able to recognize the sound of hair breaking off in the process, yikes!

7 Ways to Use the Iraba Hair Balm to Revive Dry 4c Curly Hair

7 Ways to Use the Iraba Hair Balm to Revive Dry 4c Curly Hair
If you think you have 4c hair, you might feel as though your hair is the driest and most tightly wound of all the hair types. This fact could be true, but it could also be because your hair is very dehydrated. As in…desert style dehydrated… because it never quite gets the care it deserves. Let us fix that, shall we?

Our big idea: Following nature's lead in protecting our hormones, scalp, skin, hair, and kids!

Our big idea: Following nature's lead in protecting our hormones, scalp, skin, hair, and kids!

Whether we like it or not, hair is a big part of how we see ourselves. Iraba asserts that with the right tools, we can appreciate our natural curl pattern, and realize that this hair that is so close to our faces is a big part of what makes each one of us both unique, and incomparable. That we, therefore, owe it to ourselves to care for those curls with the best stuff ever.