Caring for Synthetic Wigs
Nov09

Caring for Synthetic Wigs

  Wearing our hair in one style for an extended period of time can cause us to become bored with our hair.  It can also be a source of frustration if the reason our natural hair in one style is because we don’t know how to style our natural hair any other way.  The opportunity for experimentation with our hair comes during these periods of distress.  Weaves and synthetic wigs are a great way to switch up your hair style. So why...

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Relaxed Hair Glossary

The following is a listing of terms most associated with relaxed hair.  Please view out Natural Hair Glossary for other terms that may be relevant to both relaxed and natural hair. APL | Arm Pit Length A term used to describe the growth of your hair when It has reached your arm pit. BSL | Bra Strap Length A term used to describe the growth of your hair when it has reached the area down your back where your bra strap is located. Color...

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BHM Book Review: Prescription for Beauty
Nov04

BHM Book Review: Prescription for Beauty

Being beautiful, having that youthful glow, healthy hair, and luminous skin….it all sounds great, right?  These are all of the things that most, if not all women would love to have.  We struggle day to day in our quest to have gorgeous clear skin and are in a constant battle with our hair to grow it out to long lengths.  In the end, is it really a goal that can be achieved?  Sure it is. As black women, we have melanin in our skin,...

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Stress, Break-Ups, and Hairstyles

If you are a woman and you have never been through any kind of heartbreak with a man, consider yourself lucky.  But for those of us who have, a painful break up can change the course of our lives, including how we feel about ourselves, our hair, and our perspective on relationships.  Ok, so some of us end a relationship without missing a step and we keep it moving.  However, if the relationship was a long committed relationship or a...

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Natural Hair:  Fad or Fixture?
Nov03

Natural Hair: Fad or Fixture?

TV personalities such as Debra Duncan (host of Great Day Houston, a local television broadcast) have went natural, actress Lisa Arrindell Anderson is natural, and recently, we have all come to learn that Raven Symone has went natural and is sporting her naturally curly locks.  Of course there are others, such a Kim Coles from “Living Single” fame.  So what is all of this talk and hype about natural hair these days?  Most...

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