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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Black Hair Myths
Dec15

Black Hair Myths

There are a lot of black hair care myths in the community that prevent people of color from having the true knowledge and facts.  Here is a list of 10 common myths many black women and men have learned growing up from family members and each other. Myth #1 Black hair doesn’t grow There is a common misconception in the black community that African American hair can’t grow long in its natural and relaxed state.   This common belief is...

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How To: Braid Hair with Extensions
Dec06

How To: Braid Hair with Extensions

Overview Braids are considered another form of protective styling.  Braids reduce the daily manipulation needed to care for your hair.  Braiding your natural hair with extensions can give you styling versatility without compromising your natural hair. There are very few limitations on the length, texture, color or size of the individual braids.  Braids can help prevent unnecessary damage to your hair.  Braiding your hair with...

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My Natural Hair is a Man Trap
Nov14

My Natural Hair is a Man Trap

So I have embraced my natural hair for about six years now. During this time I have noticed a peculiar pattern. Men really love my hair in certain styles more then others. There is talk about how natural hair is not as appealing to men as straight hair (most can’t tell the difference between a perm or a blowout). But that issue is not what I am responding to. When it comes to my hair, men like it a very specific way. You would think...

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