Relaxing Your Hair at Home:  Tools & Tips
Dec14

Relaxing Your Hair at Home: Tools & Tips

I’ll be honest – there are certain tasks I much prefer to leave in the hands of the professionals.  Namely weave installations, color services, and relaxer applications.  Relaxing your hair is the focus of this post, we’ll deal with the others another day.  At first, relaxing your hair at home may seem like a daunting task, particularly if you have never done it before.  It is very easy to end up under or over processed or end up with...

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Why Virgin Hair Is Not Always Best
Dec10

Why Virgin Hair Is Not Always Best

The latest craze in hair extensions is virgin hair.  Unprocessed, raw, and in its most natural form.  It began with India, went down to Brazil, crossed the ocean back to Malaysia and now you can get all kinds:  Russian, Peruvian, Chinese, Burmese and more.  While this hair certainly is gorgeous, as someone who has worn premium hair extensions (non-beauty supply store brands) for about ten years, I am finding that virgin hair is not...

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Hair Christmas Wish List
Dec10

Hair Christmas Wish List

Ultimate Hair Christmas Wish List Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year for so many reasons:  celebrating the birth of Christ, spending time with my loved ones, great food and I take sublime pleasure in gift giving.  However, there is one other advantage for those of us who love our hair – that is asking ever so nicely for the items you have been coveting all year long! Those special hair splurges you have not been able...

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How To: Overcome a Hair Setback
Nov16

How To: Overcome a Hair Setback

Are you dealing with a setback in your healthy hair journey?  Have parts of your hair broken off, thinned out, or began to shed excessively?  If you are in the midst of a setback after putting effort into growing healthy long hair, I imagine you are feeling a bit discouraged.  I can definitely understand what you are experiencing because last year I at least the last two inches or more of my hair was thin and see-through, not healthy...

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Is it Wrong to Wear Fake Hair in Product Advertisements?
Nov13

Is it Wrong to Wear Fake Hair in Product Advertisements?

As I flip through my favorite magazines, being the hair obsessed person I am I always take note of the various hair product advertisements.  I glance at the glossy page and think to myself things like:  “Oooh, she’s pretty, I love her makeup, and Her hair is gorgeous!”  Normally the model has hair of very believable lengths, around shoulder or so, and even if it is much longer I know the age-old myth of Black women not...

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