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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 »

How to Look & Feel More Girly With a TWA

How to Look & Feel More Girly With a TWA

By Aisha of My Fro and I You’ve just taken the plunge and chopped off your hair. Now you look like a boy – not really… I mean, your hair doesn’t define your femininity, right? But unfortunately we do live ... Read More »

Curly Hair Tip: Let Hair Air Dry

What's in your hair products?

Let Hair Air Dry Whenever Possible You may not always have time to let your hair air dry, but do it whenever you can. The less heat you place on your hair in the form of blow drying, even if ... Read More »

What are Protective Styles?

What are protective styles

I found this article on NaturallyCurly.com about protective styling and I thought it would be great to share it with those of you with longer hair as well as TWAs (thats right… TWAs can be protected). Most of those with ... Read More »

How to Determine Hair Type on Natural Hair

How to Determine Hair Type on Natural Hair

In the natural hair community hair typing is a popular discussion. Knowing your hair type is very useful in understanding why your hair responds to certain products and why it doesn’t respond to others.  Knowing your hair type is very useful ... Read More »

Curly Hair Tip: What Can I do for an Itchy Scalp?

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What remedies do you have for an itchy scalp?? Share them below. KCCM: Try this out for an itchy scalp Natural Hair Recipe: Rosemary Honey Hair Conditioner Check out what Curly Girl says: This may sound flip but Curly Girls first ... Read More »

Detangling Natural Hair in 10 Minutes or Less

Detangling Natural Hair

At the beginning of my natural hair journey, my hair was less than one inch long. Detangling wasn’t an issue because like most naturlistas with TWAs, there’s not enough hair to detangle. Somewhere around 5 or 6 months, my less ... Read More »

6 Tips for Transitioning to Natural Hair

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By Imani of Tribe Called Curl Ever wish you could jump in a time machine and redo something? Looking back, there are so many things I just want to shake my younger self over, most of which I couldn’t bear ... Read More »

Why is my Hair Breaking Off?

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By Kiana of Rockin’ It Naptural Are you wearing a beanie or tam to protect your natural hair from the weather? If so, you may want to wear a satin bonnet or scarf under your beanie/tam to prevent the hair ... Read More »

In Search of the Perfect Moisturizing Oil

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The single most important part of any healthy hair regimen is making sure your natural hair and curls get enough moisture. This ensures that the hair follicles are well-nourished and protected against hair damage and breakage. In this episode of ... Read More »

5 Signs You’re On Your Way to Long Hair Length

Twist Outs and Braid Outs Help Blend your 2 Textures

By Jc of Black Girl Long Hair Long natural hair is not something that happens quickly, it will take between 3 to 5 years to have that much desired hair down your back. If you are just starting your journey ... Read More »

5 Tips for Managing Natural Hair in College

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By Geniece of Black Girl Long Hair It’s that time of year of again. The rush of term papers, Friday and Saturday night social events, all-nighters: Yup, back to school. If you will be going away to college for the ... Read More »

Curly Hair Tip: Save Your Edges

Jamilla of College Curlies writes… Hair is very fragile, and needs to be treated with care. Hair should be maintained with low-tention styles as often as possible. Cut back on tight ponytails and puffs for a while, and opt for ... Read More »

Oil Sheen Advice

Do you use oil sheen?

Relaxed Hair (partial sew in weave) When my hair was relaxed Oil Sheen was something I always had in stock.  Most of you are probably saying “Amen…I hear that” because you can relate. Using Oil Sheen added luster and shine ... Read More »

Curly Hair Tip: How to Use Water Based Moisturizers Effectively

Your hair needs to be moisturized daily whether loose or braided or twisted up. I don’t moisturize daily like I used to when I first went natural, but I should. You will need two different types of moisturizers: water based ... Read More »

Curly Hair Tip: Dilute your Shampoo

If shampoo is stripping your hair and you hate that squeaky clean feel, but you need to clean your itchy scalp and remove the product build up, why don’t you try diluting your shampoo. How to Dilute: Mix 1 part ... Read More »

Curly Hair Tip: Take Care of Your Ends when Wearing Twists

6 months natural, Two Strand Twists! CoilyBella writes…Two Strand Twists are popularly worn by many naturals and they do protect the hair to an extent. However, if the ends are not taken care of, the result could be unnecessary breakage. ... Read More »

Curly Hair Tip: Massage Your Scalp

Massaging the scalp will help stimulate blood flow, which helps feed the hair follicles, preventing hair loss and restoring healthy hair. A properly done scalp massage can increase blood circulation to the hair follicles, increase relaxation, decrease stress, condition the ... Read More »

3 Common Causes of Hair Thinning

Rockin’ A Puff – 9 Months Natural I read an article by Del Sandeen on Hair Thinning that had lot’s of information. I just had to share it with you all (like everything else I learn). Hair Thinning can be ... Read More »

Curly Hair Tip: Glycerin Is GREAT for Moisture

Pure Vegetable Glycerin If you watch YouTube videos by other Naturalistas then you have probably heard many say, “I added GLYCERIN to my spray bottle…” Have you ever wondered why?  Have you ever wondered what glycerin is actually doing for ... Read More »