Braids Gone Wrong
Feb11

Braids Gone Wrong

I went to 125 st. in Manhattan to get my braids taken out and re-braided.   It was my 3rd. time at this shop. The hairbraider literally pulled out my hair from the scalp, I have the bald spots to prove it.  It was after 4pm so I told her she could weave the back and braid the front, in order to finish faster. She gave me the most awful weave, the tracks were showing and so was the braids if the wind blew, which it did. I have pictures...

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Dominican Relaxer Disaster
Feb11

Dominican Relaxer Disaster

After a year of wearing extensions, my hair had grown to the coveted “bra strap” back length, and was thick and healthy. Wellll…after admiring a friend’s hair, she told me she had gotten it done at the local dominican hair salon for a great price.  So, I decided to try it out.  I thought it would save me time (no appt. required) and money ($25).  And I decided, “What the heck, I’ll even let them...

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Uneven Hair Growth
Feb10

Uneven Hair Growth

It had been some time that I had my hair medium the back being styled like a bob and bangs that I would hide in the front with a side parting. I would alternate between braids and my natural hair. I would often trim my hair to keep it at the length I had it. Then came the day I wanted to grow it, being patient I did not trim it anymore. Before at times I would go out with wet styled hair. To ensure the growth of my hair I stopped...

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Vanilla Care, Chocolate Hair
Feb10

Vanilla Care, Chocolate Hair

Hey, my name is Claire. My parents adopted a little black baby girl, Alex, 12 years ago. Both of them and their other adopted daughter (yours truely) are white. For years we had a nanny that would do Alex’s hair, but when she turned 10 they decided that we were old enough to stay home on our own. There was one problem though. None of us had any clue how to handle her hair! Alex is not a patient girl and her scalp is really...

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Bird’s Nest Syndrome
Feb10

Bird’s Nest Syndrome

Recently, I was washing my hair and conditioning it after have french braids in my hair.  After I washed it my hair looked okay.  But, after I put a conditioner on it and sat under the dryer my hair matted up like cat or dog fur.  The ends on the top of my head had disappeared and had rolled up and matted up.  My hair had evidently had a chemical reaction to the products that I was using. (bird nest syndrome)  I tried for the next...

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