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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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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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Split Ends or Breakage?

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Split Ends or Breakage?

At one point or another, hair is susceptible to breakage or split ends. Knowing the difference helps in knowing how to treat it. How can you tell the difference between split ends and breakage? We try to explain in this post. Split ends This occurs when the ends of the hair becomes dry, brittle and worn out. They may appear very thin, fragile and frayed. Split ends usually occur primarily from lack of moisture and hair care techniques such as blow-drying, curling or straightening hair or applying too much heat to the hair. In some circumstances, split ends may be...

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Stretching Natural Hair

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Stretching Natural Hair

At a point in our natural hair journey, we feel the need to stretch our hair. Often times, we feel like stretching our hair to check the length. Other times, we just want a different look. No matter the reason, there are different ways of stretching hair. Shall we explore what these are? Let's go! African Threading The good old African Threading. Do you remember the days of old when our mothers used thread to braid our hair? Yes, that's it. African threading simply is using thread (usually black but a pop of colour hurt no one) on sections of...

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Unhealthy Hair Practices Which Have Become Normal

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Unhealthy Hair Practices Which Have Become Normal

Natural hair care has become trendy over the years. Unfortunately, the trend hasn't come along with a lot of education on how to take care of it to promote health. The fixation on hair growth supersedes the need to treat the hair right. Consequently, there are a lot of unhealthy hair practices we focus on which have become normal. We draw your attention to such unhealthy hair practices. Using oil to moisturize hair Oiling isn't synonymous with moisturizing. To effectively moisturize, the products you use must be hydrating. If they aren't, you are using the wrong products. Water is key, especially...

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