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Time To Protect Your Hair. Harmattan Is Almost Here!

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Time To Protect Your Hair. Harmattan Is Almost Here!

Christmas bells are jingling and we're all excited. For some of us, it means one thing - the harmattan. As the harmattan is fast approaching, there are some steps you need to take to protect your hair. Leaving your hair out for longer times during this period may not be the best option...there's a caveat. We'll get into it later. Here are a few things you need to do to protect your hair during the harmattan. Deep Condition Hair tends to lose moisture faster during the harmattan. Deep conditioning regularly helps in restoring moisture to the hair. It also helps in...

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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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My Child Has Natural Hair. What Next?

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My Child Has Natural Hair. What Next?

Parenting doesn't come with a blueprint. If it did, we would all subscribe to it. Who doesn't enjoy the soft life? Fortunately, a few things do come with some guiding principles including how to take care of your kid's natural hair. Are you ready to explore? Jump on. Moisturize! Ahhhh this thing called 'moisturizing' again. One of the best things you can ever do for natural hair is to moisturize. Right from infancy, moisturizing is key to the health and growth of natural hair. For babies, moisturizing at least once a week is fair. For toddlers, you can increase the...

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Why Your Hair Keeps Breaking

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Why Your Hair Keeps Breaking

One of the most frustrating happenings in our hair care journey is when our hair starts to break. For most of us, any inch lost can be take us years to grow back. Although there might be some physiological reasons behind your hair breaking, most of it has to do with bad hair practices. In case you're wondering why your hair keeps breaking, here are some reasons. Not moisturizing often and properly By now, you should know that natural hair grows better when moisturized often and properly especially if you have 4C hair. This type of hair, requires a lot...

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Caring For Your Locs

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Caring For Your Locs

Gone are the days when people thought having locs meant ignoring your hair. Locs care is ever prominent. Although having locs is low maintenance, there are some maintenance tips to go by to ensure that your locs are healthy. Before we get into how to care for your locs, it is important to know the different stages of locs and some key points to take note of. Starter stage: this is usually the first 6 months of loc-ing your hair. They're usually small, well parted and generally neat. Washing sparingly during this time helps to keep the locs intact. Budding...

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