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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The Importance of the Black Family (Then & Now)
Nov05

The Importance of the Black Family (Then & Now)

We all know that the black family structure is almost non existent in today’s society. None of us will truly realize how much effort our ancestors put into maintaining and providing for their families while having the world against them. Black families would literally stick together through any obstacle, and kept their faith in one another. When one person fell, it affected everyone. What’s really disheartening is that a...

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The Healthiest Way to Style Hair: Roller Setting
Nov05

The Healthiest Way to Style Hair: Roller Setting

Hair Styling is the finishing touch to your crown and glory; there are many ways to style your hair, but not all of these are healthy ways. A lot of people use heat on their hair every single day, by using curling or flat irons. Heat everyday equals hair breakage, hair breakage equals no growth retention. You should be able to style your hair using a heat source (not direct heat, except for special occasions) once a week and maintain...

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Why is my hair so dry?
Nov05

Why is my hair so dry?

When I first joined BHM, I was on every Natural Hair and Hair Growth thread searching for a cure to the incessant breakage and dryness my kinky, coily, highly-textured tresses were suffering.  I was deep-conditioning weekly with heat, still dry.  I moisturized and sealed with oil, still dry. I slept with a shower cap on to keep my hair moist, but alas my hair remained dry and even worse it became more tangled.  At this point, I was...

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Two Ways to Stop Hair Shedding Dead in Its Tracks
Nov05

Two Ways to Stop Hair Shedding Dead in Its Tracks

So you finally grew your hair to a length that you can put in a ponytail and now it’s shedding like crazy.  That seems to be the problem that most of us have experienced at one point during our hair journey.  One day you are combing your newly grown hair and the next thing you know, it keeps getting thinner and thinner and you can’t seem to find a cause nor can you seem to stop it.  There are a multitude of reasons that can cause hair...

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