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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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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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Hair Bleaching vrs Hair Dyeing

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Hair Bleaching vrs Hair Dyeing

Once in a while, we get bored with how our hair looks and desire a different look. For some of us, changing the hair colour alone is enough. You can do this by either bleaching or dyeing your hair or doing both. How do you know the difference?  What is hair bleaching? Hair bleaching entails using chemical to strip the hair of the melanin or its natural colour. Bleaching usually gives a brownish or blondish look depending on how long the chemical is left in the hair. The longer it's left in the hair, the lighter it becomes. Bleaching is...

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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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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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