Natural vs Relaxed Hair
Jan31

Natural vs Relaxed Hair

As more and more Black women discover the beauty of their naturally kinky hair, the feud between relaxed and natural women of Color is growing at an alarming rate.  While some natural ladies feel as if women who choose to relax their hair are betraying their African roots, relaxed ladies feel that they are constantly under attack by the naturals over their choice to process their hair.   It is a silly debate as well as an unfortunate...

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7 Tips for Thicker & Fuller Hair
Jan29

7 Tips for Thicker & Fuller Hair

Black Hair Media is full of information on how women of color can achieve the hair lengths of their dreams.  Yet as you grow your hair to unbelievable lengths, achieving full heads of thick, luxurious, voluminous hair may be more difficult to do.  Whether you genetically have thin hair or it has thinned from years of abuse, age, chemical or heat treatments, or illness there are some things that can help you get the look of thick...

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How To: Protect Your Hairline
Jan27

How To: Protect Your Hairline

One of the most disheartening things for anyone is to see is their hairline wearing away.  It’s bad enough for a man, but it can be emotionally traumatizing for a woman.  African American women in particular, are especially prone to damaged hairlines due to the overuse of chemicals and hairstyles that cause stress on the hairline.  Traction alopecia, a type of hair loss directly connected to improper styling techniques and damaging...

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Help For Fine Natural Hair
Jan09

Help For Fine Natural Hair

Fine hair is reminiscent of lifeless, dull hair with endless amounts of frizz.   If you have fine natural hair, you have double the battle with lifeless hair, frizzy hair and length retention issues.   Moreover, styling fine natural hair is even that much more difficult as fine natural hair is extremely fragile, difficult to manipulate, has problems with length retention and is difficult to style.   However, even with all the issues,...

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Tips for Perfecting a Bantu Knot Out
Dec27

Tips for Perfecting a Bantu Knot Out

I tried several bantu knot outs over the first two years of my healthy hair journey without any success.  This style is formed when your hair is twisted around itself until it forms a knot that resembles a stack of tires.  When you remove the knots your hair will resemble a corkscrew rope. The “rope” may then be separated with your fingers and, if necessary, finger combed to loosen the curl and shape it into the style you desire.  The...

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