7 Tips for Thicker & Fuller Hair
Jan29

7 Tips for Thicker & Fuller Hair

Black Hair Media is full of information on how women of color can achieve the hair lengths of their dreams.  Yet as you grow your hair to unbelievable lengths, achieving full heads of thick, luxurious, voluminous hair may be more difficult to do.  Whether you genetically have thin hair or it has thinned from years of abuse, age, chemical or heat treatments, or illness there are some things that can help you get the look of thick...

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Tips for Perfecting a Bantu Knot Out
Dec27

Tips for Perfecting a Bantu Knot Out

I tried several bantu knot outs over the first two years of my healthy hair journey without any success.  This style is formed when your hair is twisted around itself until it forms a knot that resembles a stack of tires.  When you remove the knots your hair will resemble a corkscrew rope. The “rope” may then be separated with your fingers and, if necessary, finger combed to loosen the curl and shape it into the style you desire.  The...

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All About Ceramides
Dec21

All About Ceramides

A ceramide is a type of complex lipid which occurs naturally in the body and is a small component of the cuticle of the hair.   It is composed of a sphinganine molecule attached to a long chain fatty acid by an amide bond and is chemically abbreviated as (i.e. C18-dhCer).   Just as a refresher on the anatomy of the hair, the cuticle is the thin outermost layer of the hair that serves to protect the hair shaft and provide strength. ...

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Update Your Hair for Fall
Dec16

Update Your Hair for Fall

When we move from the sunny, bright days of summer, we sometimes hit a slump with our looks.  Along with updating our makeup and nail polish colors, changing your hair can make the transition from summer into fall exciting instead of drab.  Here are five non-damaging suggestions to liven up your look for fall: Try something fake!  Sew in weaves, wigs, box braids, cornrows – all are wonderful protective styles that can change your look...

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Part III:  How do you prepoo?
Nov05

Part III: How do you prepoo?

I have tried several methods of applying the oil to my hair.  Part of the problem is that oil is messy.  No way around that.  It runs down your scalp, onto your hair and clothing and if you are not careful it can ruin a good piece of furniture so the way in which you prepoo is important.  The best method I have found is to place your oil in an applicator bottle which can be found at Sally’s Beauty Supply or any local beauty supply...

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