Lye vs. No Lye Relaxers
May03

Lye vs. No Lye Relaxers

Most people are aware that there are two types of hair relaxers on the market:   lye and no lye.  What many of those same people may not know is how the two formulations differ.  Some people say, “Oh, I’ve heard that no-lye is safer for your hair.”  Others swear that lye-based relaxers get their hair straighter.   Knowing the difference between the two can help you and your stylist figure out which ones will work best for you and your...

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Letting Go of Toxic Relationships
Apr25

Letting Go of Toxic Relationships

Have you ever experienced this?   The cell phone rings.   It’s a friend on the other line but you choose to hit the “Ignore” button.  Why?  Because talking to that friend is one sided and most times you get off the phone feeling completely drained.   As women, we need our “girl friends” but sometimes when that relationship is not give and take, and you find yourself extending your time, emotions, energy or money to someone who takes...

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Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man
Apr23

Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man

Ok, so we know that the highly anticipated movie about the book, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” is in theaters.  It was number one at the box office for its opening weekend.  The movie features lots of familiar faces such a Regina Hall, Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Romany Malco, Terrance J, Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, LaLa Anthony, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy, and the list goes on.  If you have not seen the movie, it is highly...

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Temple Thinning: When All Else Fails, There is Hope!
Apr23

Temple Thinning: When All Else Fails, There is Hope!

The very first time I noticed my temples receding was when I was 23 years old after I removed my micro braids.   It never really struck me to be a hair loss issue as much as I figured it was because of the constant pulling.   Therefore, like anything else insignificant, I just shrugged it off.   Months later, I discovered that even more of my edges were missing.   Why was this happening?   I was beside myself at this point and bought...

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Sixteen Weeks Post Relaxer Hair Regimen
Apr19

Sixteen Weeks Post Relaxer Hair Regimen

I can stretch my hair relaxer time for up to a year comfortably.   On a regular basis, I relax my hair twice per year, that’s every six months, and I know that I am not unique in this regard.  There are many ladies who know how to handle their two textures comfortably and have managed to avoid breaking or shedding hair even though they are so far post relaxing.   There are advantages to wearing both hair textures for such a long time,...

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