Help Your Daughter Love Her Hair
Dec18

Help Your Daughter Love Her Hair

As a child, having unruly curly hair on a tender head was quite challenging. Like many girls, I pitched a fit at the sight of a brush or comb. Yet through all my tears my mother would somehow manage to whip my hair into submission. My older sister’s hair was relaxed, long and beautiful. That’s the hair I wanted. But to my disdain the only styles my mother would allow me were: Chunky twist Braided pigtails Or the occasional blowout...

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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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How My Hair Survived Heat Damage
Dec12

How My Hair Survived Heat Damage

If you’ve experienced pure hell where maintaining a somewhat descent head of hair is concerned, then you’re certainly not alone.  Before I educated myself about common hair ailments, I shameless paraded around town with dry, brittle hair because I conceived it as the norm. Day after day I would find complete strangers brushing away little bits of crunchy hair from my back and shoulders with a somewhat frightening facial expression. ...

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Hair Loss and African American Women
Dec07

Hair Loss and African American Women

Traction Alopecia is seen mostly in African-American women.   Millions of people damage their hair by wearing styles that pull too tightly on their hair.  This is known as traction alopecia, this type of hair loss is caused by styles such as cornrows (popular in the African-American community) or simply tight ponytails, which can pull hair out by the roots and traumatize the hair follicles.   Aside from loss of hair, traction alopecia...

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Tips on How to Stretch Your Relaxer
Dec05

Tips on How to Stretch Your Relaxer

Relaxed or permed hair is very delicate because it has been chemically straightened.  If you perm your hair too often, it can result in breakage or thinning hair.  “Stretching” your relaxer is a wonderful way to maintain the length of your hair and to lessen the effects of over-processing from chemical usage.  When you “stretch” your relaxer, it simply means that you’re lengthening the date until it’s time for your next relaxer.  This...

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