Damp detangling VS Dry detangling natural hair

Eleanor J'adore - Damp detangling VS dry detangling natural hair

After having worn my hair in wash and go’s for 2 solid weeks, I was in need for a serious detangling session over the weekend. I usually detangle with coconut oil and conditioner, but for some reason I wanted to only use coconut oil and leave it in my hair overnight, as I know that coconut oil can really penetrate the strands deeply if left in the hair for a number of hours. Due to sheer laziness I ended up not doing it on Friday night, but found my myself holding my jar of coconut oil in front of the heater to melt it down somewhat on Saturday morning, ready to tackle the mane with oil only. I’d barely started when I stopped to ask myself why on earth I would think applying oil to my dry hair would be a good idea?

I know that there are many curly girls out there who detangle just with oil, and I thought that I wanted to get in on the action too, but alas, it was not for me. Here I summarised the reasons why damp detangling works so much better for me than dry detangling.

Damp Detangling

Conditioner / Water and Oil

  • The added moisture makes the hair softer and more pliable.
  • The softer hair allows for tangles to be worked through more easily.
  • Conditioner coats the hair strand and smooths the cuticle, providing slip, which makes it even easier to remove tangles.
  • I love how the combination of moisture (water and/or conditioner) and oil makes my hair feel.

Dry Detangling

Oil only

  • It can become painful if there are too many tangles and knots present.
  • It takes much longer to detangle the hair dry than damp.
  • If the hair is already quite dried out and brittle, it can lead to breakage.
  • I don’t like the feel of oil only on my hair.

Detangling is necessary for all naturals, whether you choose to do it with a comb, your fingers, a brush, or any of the nifty detangling tools on the market. And whether you choose to do it on dry, damp, or soaking wet hair is up to you, but I would definitely say that experimenting for yourself to see what you prefer is key. Ultimately the goal is to get get rid of as many tangles as possible without sacrificing length.

Do you detangle on damp or dry hair? If you detangle on dry hair please share some of your tips and tricks below.

Love your curls!




Happy Weekend!

Eleanor J'adore - Happy Weekend

Hello Beautiful Ones

I hope you’ve all had a brilliant week! This is just a short post to wish you all a lovely weekend. It’s been a busy week and I haven’t had much time to blog, but I wanted to stop by quickly and thought I’d post this picture where I’m wearing this lovely over-sized head-wrap. I feel like I’m properly channeling Erykah Badu with this one.

To say that I’ve been quite lazy with my hair over the last 2 weeks would be an understatement (I’ve even skipped my weekly deep conditioning sessions – oh shock horror!), so I’m planning a proper spa weekend for my tresses: an overnight coconut oil pre-poo and a tea tree shampoo in the morning, followed by a soothing masque as a deep treatment. It’s ok to fall off the wagon every now and again, but let’s not make this a habit!

Let me know what your plans are for the weekend, hair related or otherwise.



My MAC Cosmetics Lipstick Haul

Eleanor J'adore - MAC Cosmetics lipstick haul

Some might say I’m very late to the party, but I have only recently discovered MAC cosmetics. Of course I’ve always been aware of its existence – I’ve even owned a couple of lipsticks in the past, but it’s over the course of the last few months that I’ve become rather besotted with the brand. You can blame watching too many YouTube make-up tutorials as the culprit for my my obsession,  which has led to my subsequent purchasing of 3 new lipsticks all in the space of a week! That’s a lot for me considering I usually only buy 2- 3 new lip colours over the course of a season.

I’ve just not been able to help myself. I absolutely love how smooth the lipsticks go on, how heavily pigmented they are and how long lasting the colours are.

So without further ado, my MAC lipstick haul colours pictured above from left to right are: Rebel (the purple one), Flat Out Fabulous (the pink one) and Stunner (the red lippie).

I’ve always been in love with bight pink and red lip colours, and have started adding purples into my pallete a short while ago.


Eleanor J'adore - MAC Cosmetics Lipstick Haul - Rebel

Flat Out Fabulous

Eleanor J'adore - MAC Cosmetics Lipstick Haul - Flat Out Fabulous


Eleanor J'adore - MAC Cosmetics Lipstick Haul - Stunner

How pretty they all are – I’m in heaven!

Here is a swatch of how the colours come off on my skin: Flat out Fabulous on the left, Rebel in the middle and Stunner on the right.

Eleanor J'adore - MAC Lipstick Haul

No doubt these colours will all be making an appearance on my lips in upcoming posts and videos.

Do you wear MAC lipstick? Share some of your favourite colours with me below.

Thanks so much for reading and have a great week Lovelies.