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Good Hair Practices To Stimulate Healthy Hair Growth

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Good Hair Practices To Stimulate Healthy Hair Growth

Having healthy hair doesn't happen by chance. It certainly doesn't happen when we ignore it. As it is with everything, there are certain basic guiding principles to follow. Throw out the notion that natural hair doesn't and cannot grow. Follow these guidelines instead. Allow your hair to breathe Naturalistas have one excuse or the other why they can't wear their own hair - 'my hair is too thin', 'my hair is too thick', 'I don't have time for my hair', etc. One of the best things you can do for your hair is to wear it out. Allow 'air to...

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Protein Treatment or Deep Conditioning Treatment?

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Protein Treatment or Deep Conditioning Treatment?

Treating your hair is always a good idea. Knowing the type of treatment to go in for based on the state of your hair is an even better idea. Two of the most common types of hair treatments for natural hair - protein treatment and deep conditioning treatment - are often used interchangeably. Here's what you need to know about them and when to get each. Deep conditioning treatment The purpose of Deep Conditioning Treatment is to restore moisture to the hair whilst improving the elasticity of the hair. In simple terms, Deep Conditioning Treatment helps provide extra moisture to...

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How To Take Care Of Your Hair Whilst In Braids

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How To Take Care Of Your Hair Whilst In Braids

There's a misconception among many naturalistas that once your hair is in braids, hair care goes on a break. It's time to unlearn that habit. Protective in nature, braids do a great job of preventing us from over-manipulating the hair. However, there are some key things you need to do whilst in braids not only to stimulate growth but also to promote healthy hair practices.  Moisturize properly Yes, you do have to moisturize your hair whilst in braids. Your hair needs the hydration to flourish. Applying just hair oils on your scalp is not moisturizing. For on-the-go moisturizing, get yourself...

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Dealing With Dandruff

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Dealing With Dandruff

If you've ever had dandruff, you would know it's not pleasant. Apart from the constant itching, the white flaky scales can be embarrassing at times especially when you're in public. Don't be weary if you suffer from this predicament. Having a good understanding of how to care for your hair when you have dandruff, will help in dealing with the situation. Dandruff explained Dandruff stems from the overgrowth of the fungus known as malassezia. This makes the skin shed more rapidly than normal. This fungus usually feeds off of sebum in the hair which is naturally produced oil. Dandruff can...

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To Braid Or Not To Braid

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To Braid Or Not To Braid

Braids! Who doesn't love them? Not only is it a signature look for women of colour but it also gives a different, almost alluring look anytime it's done. Plus it's definitely easier to manage. In spite of all these, braids have their place in the hair care cycle. Braids are good in certain circumstances but most be avoided at all costs in other circumstances as well. Interested in knowing what these cases are? Here goes When not to braid Losing edges One of the many ways we lose our edges is when we braid (especially tight braids around the edges),...

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