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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The HF37 and Viviscal Hair Vitamin Debate:  Do They Work or Not?
Nov29

The HF37 and Viviscal Hair Vitamin Debate: Do They Work or Not?

I started on my healthy hair journey in 2003 and it was soon thereafter that I read about HF37 and Viviscal.  I was looking to grow my hair longer and faster.  Upon doing research, I decided to order the vitamins.  Since I read the ingredients, I knew the vitamins would be good for overall health in addition to providing vitamins for my hair.  I figured, I didn’t have much to lose for giving them a try.  Even though I had ordered HF37...

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How To: Curl Relaxed Hair with No Heat
Nov15

How To: Curl Relaxed Hair with No Heat

Creating curls on relaxed hair without heat can definitely be achieved. There are some great and easy ways to create this look. The methods listed below are great for anyone wanting to limit their use of heat for multiple reasons, especially for the health of their hair. Method #1: Single Braids   You can create beautiful curls and waves using the single braid method on dry hair. Take sections of your hair and create large or smaller...

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