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Deep Conditioning - The Forgotten Wash Day Essential

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Deep Conditioning - The Forgotten Wash Day Essential

Hands up if you deep conditioned your hair during your last washday. If your hand is down, this post is for you. It is even more relevant if you have low porosity hair. Deep conditioning, if it isn't, should be a key part of your hair care regimen and here's why. Typically, deep conditioning provides better hydration than the regular conditioner. Now, we all know how much natural hair thrives on moisture. So, if you think about it, deep conditioning ought to be done regularly. Let's start from the top and try to break things down. What is deep conditioning?...

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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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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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Dandruff? You Need To Read This

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Dandruff? You Need To Read This

If you've ever had dandruff, then you know how uncomfortable it can get. Those dry, flaky, whitish substance in hair which becomes difficult to hide sometimes. Not only is dandruff uncomfortable but very irritating to say the least. Have you tried to treat it to no avail? Before you give up on finding a remedy, let's try to address a few issues. What is dandruff? Dandruff is a fungal infection caused by the fungus known as Malassezia. This fungus feeds on excess sebum or oils on the scalp. It usually multiples and becomes very itchy.  Causes of dandruff When it comes...

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Unhealthy Hair Practices Which Have Become Normal

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Unhealthy Hair Practices Which Have Become Normal

Natural hair care has become trendy over the years. Unfortunately, the trend hasn't come along with a lot of education on how to take care of it to promote health. The fixation on hair growth supersedes the need to treat the hair right. Consequently, there are a lot of unhealthy hair practices we focus on which have become normal. We draw your attention to such unhealthy hair practices. Using oil to moisturize hair Oiling isn't synonymous with moisturizing. To effectively moisturize, the products you use must be hydrating. If they aren't, you are using the wrong products. Water is key, especially...

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