Tag Archives: hair damage

The Do’s and Don’ts of Preventing Female Hair Loss

Natural Hair Shed

Click to enlarge It’s easy to make the assumption that only middle aged men suffer with hair loss. However, more than 20 million American women report having symptoms of thinning, shedding, or balding according to the American Hair Loss Association. ... Read More »



 Understanding Humectants Humectants are materials used in products to moisturize dry or damaged hair. They promote moisture retention by attracting water molecules from the local environment and binding them to specific sites along their structure. Adsorption vs Absorption Absorption is ... Read More »

Preventing Split Ends and Breakage


No one likes split ends—read CurlyNikki’s tips for preventing them (from NaturallyCurly.com) 1. Moisturize! On an as needed basis (for most, every 2-4 days), apply water, the ultimate moisturizer to your ends in order to open the cuticle. Follow up with ... Read More »

Several Ways to Moisturize Rough Brittle Dry Crispy Ends

Several Ways to Moisturize Rough Brittle Dry Crispy Ends

Winter is here and for many of us, the dry cold weather does a number on our hair, especially our ends.  The rough, brittle, crispy feeling on your ends can leave you worried about the health of your hair. Here’s ... Read More »

5 Ways to Stop Hair Breakage Now

Preventing Split Ends and Breakage

Hair breakage can range from Not-So-Bad to Call 9-1-1. Some factors that contribute to breakage are out of your control, but many of the reasons behind hair breakage lead right back to what we do to our hair on a ... Read More »

Can Split Ends be Mended?

IndulgenceIsKey writes… I recently received an email asking me if split ends are able to be mended. The answer to that question is no. I will dissect this question in order to explain how I arrived at that answer. The ... Read More »

Jane Carter Talks Accessories and Healthy Hair

Woman Grasping Neck of Sweater at Beach

Jane Carter writes, With the leaves beginning to change color and the first autumn breezes in the air, it’s all about the accessories –light scarves, hats and hoodies! But all of that friction on your hair combined with the drier, ... Read More »

Do I Still Have Hair Damage?

Do I still have heat damage? - Jenell Stewart

Hey loves! In this video I discuss and show you the areas of my hair that are still damaged. Brace Yourself. video Do you have hair damage? Is it similar to mine? Read More »

My Hair Damage


I took my weave out and OMG I have soooooooo much breakage. I have areas where the hair is like 3inches and my hair is just so thin! I feel like I’m bald. I am so stressed. It’s BAD. REAL ... Read More »

Tips For Keeping Your Hair Healthy When Using Heat Styling


Why do the things that make our hair look and feel amazing seem to harm it the most? Heat styling is the best way to get silky smooth locks and perfectly bouncy curls, and hair dryers help keep frizz away. ... Read More »

Preparing Natural Hair for Swimming

Swimming with Natural Hair

When we were relaxed, we often had to strategize going swimming around doing our hair. In fact, if you just got a fresh relaxer done within 1-4 weeks ago, there was NO WAY you would be caught swimming. If you ... Read More »

7 Tips for Dealing with a Sensitive Hairline

Aisha updo

By Chinwe of Black Girl Long Hair Like some of you, I have a sensitive hairline. Do not be fooled by the thick edges. Lol. My hairline has had a couple weak moments over the years, so I consistently monitor the ... Read More »

Product Review: Sofn’Free; Nothing But Products

Creativeli Coiled-Nothing But Products

Nothing But Clarifying Shampoo 12 oz, $7.99 (purchase) Product Description: Your journey to a head full of soft bouncy curls or flirty twists starts with this essential first step. Sofn’free GroHealthy’s Clarifying Shampoo contains nothing but honest ingredients that gently remove deep-down dirt ... Read More »

Water Soluble Silicones 101


By Tanya McKay of NaturallyCurly Silicones have many unique properties that make them a preferred ingredient for hair care product formulators. They form a film on the surface of hair strands which allows them to effectively act as a lubricant ... Read More »

Keep Your Hands Out of Your Curls!

Keep Your Hands Out of Your Curls

By Tasha Swearingen of NaturallyCurly Last week, I took my girls for a haircut with my stylist. They were excited as it was the first time I let someone other than myself cut their hair! As I sat in a ... Read More »

Hair Loss: Another Reason to Quit Smoking

Hair Loss Another Reason to Quit Smoking2

We have all seen the commercials and other marketing efforts over the last few decades that encourage those who smoke to quit. Smoking has been tied to so many health issues, from cancer to stroke, and many other things in between. But ... Read More »

DIY Protein Treatment for Hair

Protein Treatment for your Hair

Using a protein treatment on your hair has many advantages. The first is that it strengthens your hair. If you have weak, brittle hair, the right protein treatment can fix this issue. Another advantage is that by strengthening your hair, ... Read More »

5 Sources of Hair Damage you Might be Missing

5 Sources of Damage you might be missing

Everyone hates breakage…at Ishimma, it’s our sworn enemy. Most people tell us that breakage is their biggest issue so it helps to take great care of your hair to avoid it. Even when you have been trying to take better ... Read More »

Restoring Dry and Damaged Curly Hair

Restoring Dry and Damaged Curly Hair

Written by NaturallyCurly.com Damaged curly hair responds well to hot oil or deep conditioning treatments. There are so many different treatments out there to choose from, and if you don’t want to go out and grab a bunch of items you ... Read More »

My Top 3 Deep Conditioners

My Top 3 Deep Conditioners

Deep conditioning treatments leave hair looking smooth and shiny, add moisture to your hair, and protect your hair from damage. Deep conditioning treatments can be part of a regular hair healthy regimen. Deep conditioners strengthen, detangle and help prevent split ... Read More »