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It's Time For A Deep Conditioning Treatment

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It's Time For A Deep Conditioning Treatment

You must have heard it a thousand times to treat your hair but what exactly does hair treatment entail? To start off, there are different types of hair treatments for different purposes. One of the common types of hair treatments, which is highly recommended, is deep conditioning treatment.  What is deep conditioning treatment? Generally, deep conditioning your hair helps in restoring moisture due to its deep penetrating moisturizing effect. Usually, it's done using the Deep Conditioner whilst applying heat. This is to enable the product to penetrate the hair strands. Who needs to deep condition? Deep conditioning is for everyone....

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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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Stretching Natural Hair

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Stretching Natural Hair

At a point in our natural hair journey, we feel the need to stretch our hair. Often times, we feel like stretching our hair to check the length. Other times, we just want a different look. No matter the reason, there are different ways of stretching hair. Shall we explore what these are? Let's go! African Threading The good old African Threading. Do you remember the days of old when our mothers used thread to braid our hair? Yes, that's it. African threading simply is using thread (usually black but a pop of colour hurt no one) on sections of...

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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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