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Moisturizing Your Hair During The Harmattan

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Moisturizing Your Hair During The Harmattan

Moisturizing your hair during regular days is a big deal. It's an even bigger deal moisturizing your hair during the harmattan. There's a big misconception that once you protect your hair in braids, you have to go to bed and ignore your hair. This is time for a rude awakening. Ready? Moisturize every day Whether you are in braids or not, moisturizing your hair during the harmattan is a must. Doing so daily helps in improving the health of your hair. It makes it less susceptible to breakage and dryness. Apply your Aloe Vera Hair Mist or Hair and Scalp...

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Heat Damage?

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Heat Damage?

Using heat on natural hair is not wrong. Overprocessing your hair with heat can cause so much damage if not careful. Before we get into the nitty gritty of heat damage, just know that heat damage cannot be reversed. Now that we have your attention, let's proceed. What is heat damage? This occurs when we excessively use heat on the hair through styling tools such as blow-dryers, iron curlers, straighteners, hot combs, etc. This usually causes the hair to become dry, brittle, dull, rough and light. In some instances, this may contribute to split ends, change in hair colour, changed...

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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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