5 Ways To Achieve Soft Natural or Relaxed Hair
Jan11

5 Ways To Achieve Soft Natural or Relaxed Hair

Do you want soft natural or relaxed hair?  Join the club!  Black women the world over, especially those with kinky hair are always on the look out for a solution to soften the hair.  These days even though my hair is relaxed I find that I am also on the look out for anything that can soften my hair.  The longer my hair gets, the harder I have to work to get the ends of my hair moisturized, soft and pliant. Soft and silky hair is...

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Trend Alert! Platinum Blonde Hair on Black Women..Hit or Miss?
Jan11

Trend Alert! Platinum Blonde Hair on Black Women..Hit or Miss?

I have never, ever liked the look of platinum blonde hair on black women.  Not on Etta James, not on Dionne Warwick, not on Mary J. Blige.  It doesn’t matter which decade, the age of the woman, or the way the hair is styled. I just don’t think platinum hair looks flattering against our skin!  In fact…I actually don’t think platinum hair is flattering on anyone, white or black.  Platinum is a harsh look and...

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100 Strokes a Day for Black Hair… Really?
Jan10

100 Strokes a Day for Black Hair… Really?

Have you ever heard the old fashion saying, ‘100 strokes a day keeps the hair beautiful and healthy’?   Can this be true for black hair?  Well to most of you more pragmatic women out there, this may sound like a smart gimmick told to a four year old.   While there is some truth to this theory, it’s not the best solution for many of us.   First of all, women over the age of 35 or sometimes even earlier, start losing their hair.   The...

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Post-Partum Hair Care
Jan10

Post-Partum Hair Care

Many women are amazed by how much faster their hair seems to grow during pregnancy, and how much thicker and stronger it feels.  However, it is crucial to pay attention to your post-partum hair care routine.  Many African-American women use protective styling like braids or wigs during their pregnancies, and they notice that they have to re-touch or re-do their hair much more often since it seems to be growing at warp speed.  They...

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Relaxing Your Hair at Home:  Tools & Tips
Dec14

Relaxing Your Hair at Home: Tools & Tips

I’ll be honest – there are certain tasks I much prefer to leave in the hands of the professionals.  Namely weave installations, color services, and relaxer applications.  Relaxing your hair is the focus of this post, we’ll deal with the others another day.  At first, relaxing your hair at home may seem like a daunting task, particularly if you have never done it before.  It is very easy to end up under or over processed or end up with...

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