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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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Contemplating Texturizing

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Contemplating Texturizing

Who else had a rude awakening after transitioning or having the big chop? The difference between caring for permed hair and natural hair is vast. There's no middle ground. The initial reaction of 'OMG what have I gotten myself into?' is surreal. For some of us, our main concern is the inability to comb the hair. Imagine the 'stress-free' life of combing permed hair willy-nilly only to wake up one day to natural hair which breaks all your combs. Let's forget about the combs we lost to our hair for a minute and think of the hurdles we need to...

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Growing Back Your Edges

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Growing Back Your Edges

Let's be honest. Growing back edges is one of the difficult things to do in the natural hair care process. It also takes a lot of patience, effort and time. It's not for the faint hearted. The problem with a lot of us is that we want a quick fix. Allow us to burst your bubble. There's no quick fix with growing back your edges.  What is the problem? The disturbing thing about losing our edges is that in most cases, we lose them due to bad hair practices of which we are all guilty off. What business do you...

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Why Is Your Hair Dry?

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Why Is Your Hair Dry?

One of the main complains of a lot of naturalistas is that their hair is dry. For folks with low porosity hair, this is normal. However, certain practices exarcebate the dryness. This week, we highlight some hair practices which leave our hair dry and what we can do to retain moisture.  Don't ignore your hair The twists, wig cap cornrows, braids, etc are great protective styles but what exactly are you protecting if you ignore your hair whilst in these styles? Instead of forgetting about your hair, make an effort to moisturize daily. Just spray unto hair your Aloe Vera...

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Hair Porosity - Tips and Tricks

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Hair Porosity - Tips and Tricks

Natural hair thrives on moisture. This is why hair porosity is important. In simple terms, porosity is how hair is able to soak up and retain moisture. Knowing the type of porosity one's hair is, helps in taking better care of it to improve its health.  Types of hair porosity There are basically three types of hair porosity - low, medium and high. Low porosity means the hair is unable to soak up moisture easily. This type of hair is usually very dry. Water tends to settle on the hair shaft and form water bubbles instead of penetrating. This usually happens with tight...

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