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Hair Conditioners And What Each Does

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Hair Conditioners And What Each Does

Conditioning natural hair is an important step in natural hair care. Knowing the type of conditioner to use at what time plays a key role in the health of your hair. Don't worry if you're not certain of the type of conditioner to use. These are the different types of conditioners and their uses. Detangling / rinse out conditioners These are the most common and most used type of conditioners. Detangling conditioners help not only in conditioning the hair but removing tangles as well. It makes it easier to run your hands or a wide-tooth comb through it after use. ...

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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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It's Time To Moisturize

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It's Time To Moisturize

Raise your hand if you have natural hair. If you do have natural hair, you must have heard of the need to moisturize a thousand times. Moisturizing your hair goes a long way to contribute to the health of your hair. What are the essentials of moisturizing your hair? What do you need to do? What do you need? Let's explore this together. Essential products needed Let's back up a bit and dive into the basics of moisturizing. Essentially, moisturizing means getting the hair hydrated. This means first and foremost, the products you use to moisturize need to be hydrating....

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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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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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