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Essential Steps To Take Before Installing Protective Styles

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Essential Steps To Take Before Installing Protective Styles

Protective styles are a part of us. Sometimes, we just need a break from our every day hair care routine. Of late, protective styles are becoming our escape from taking care of our hair. Taking care of the hair should be an every day activity. That's a different conversation. If you're thinking of installing any protective style, here are some tips on what to do first. Clean your hair Considering how long protective styles are kept on, the ideal thing to do is to clean or shampoo hair. Using a clarifying shampoo such as the Black Soap Shampoo from Eya...

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Natural Hair Does Not Grow Overnight

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Natural Hair Does Not Grow Overnight

Natural hair does grow but it doesn't grow overnight! Oftentimes, we place priority over length rather than health of the hair. A lot of people also prefer to put in minimal effort but expect their hair to grow rapidly. Hair care doesn't work that way. In fact, nothing works that way. You need to put in the work and be consistent about it. Here's what you need to do. Choose the right products Products don't grow hair. Products stimulate growth. This means that if all you do is to apply products and leave it at that, don't expect healthy hair...

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Do's And Don'ts of Protein Treatment

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Do's And Don'ts of Protein Treatment

What does 'hair treatment' mean to you? For some of us, hair treatment is an umbrella term for bringing our hair back to life. You're not entirely wrong. However, the notion that you only treat your hair when there's hair trouble is something you need to rethink. There are different types of treatments for specific reasons. We'll touch on that later but for now, let's take a look at all we need to know about protein treatment, its do's and don'ts. What is Protein Treatment? In simple terms, protein treatment is restoring the lost proteins in our hair. We often...

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Let's Talk About Shrinkage

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Let's Talk About Shrinkage

Shrinkage! One of the many words the natural hair community cannot stand. If you're new to natural hair, shrinkage can be quite frustrating. Quite frankly, even veteran naturalistas are yet to come to terms with it. So here are are a few things you ought to know about shrinkage.  Shrinkage is a sign of healthy hair Yes, you read that right. Shrinkage is a sign of healthy hair. By its nature, natural hair is curly, compact and coily. Shrinkage just means your hair is able to bounce back to its naturally curly state. This indicates that your hair hasn't lost...

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Washday Routine For Natural Hair

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Washday Routine For Natural Hair

One of the basics of natural haircare is washing it. It's notoriously termed washday because it could take all-day to go through it but it doesn't necessarily have to. Once you get the hang of it, you can get it done gently but quickly. So what are the basics to go through? Detangling Before you decide to do anything at all to your hair, it is important to detangle. This is a very crucial step as it helps in loosening your hair. Aside this, detangling gently and properly helps in retaining length. If this step is skipped or not done...

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