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Colouring Your Hair

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Colouring Your Hair

At a point in your hair care journey, you get motivated to try new things. Colouring your hair surely is an option. This isn't a decision to take lightly. Before going all out to colour your hair, here are some things you need to know. Bleach or dye? Bleaching is a chemical process which strips your hair of its dark colour or melanin to reveal a more 'blondish' or 'brownish' colour. It's a permanent procedure which can not be reversed. Dyeing, however, adds colour to your hair. You can use a temporary, semi-permanent or permanent hair dye. If the goal...

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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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Why You Keep Losing Your Edges

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Why You Keep Losing Your Edges

Whether permed or natural, losing your edges isn't normal. However, it is becoming worrying how a lot of people keep losing their edges. Apart from post-partum, bad hair practices for the most part are to blame. What you are or are not doing, has dire consequences on your edges. Let's explore why you keep losing your edges. Why you keep losing your edges Friction from tight hairstyles Getting your edges snatched has led to more edges being lost. Enough of the tight hairstyles. The major culprit here is braids. No matter the size, do not braid your edges or so close...

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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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