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Styling Your Kid's Hair

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Styling Your Kid's Hair

Today's edition is a passionate plea. Taking care of our kids' hair can be very exciting. In our excitement, we tend to go overboard sometimes which could interfere with them growing healthy hair. Braiding kids hair If your child is less than 2 years old, please stop braiding their hair. An occasional ribbon wouldn't hurt. However, putting your kid's hair in little sections, buns, braids, etc puts a lot of pressure on their scalp. They might develop headaches or it could stunt hair growth. Even worse, it could lead to traction alopecia or your kid losing their hair (especially their...

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Why Is Your Hair Dry?

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Why Is Your Hair Dry?

One of the main complains of a lot of naturalistas is that their hair is dry. For folks with low porosity hair, this is normal. However, certain practices exarcebate the dryness. This week, we highlight some hair practices which leave our hair dry and what we can do to retain moisture.  Don't ignore your hair The twists, wig cap cornrows, braids, etc are great protective styles but what exactly are you protecting if you ignore your hair whilst in these styles? Instead of forgetting about your hair, make an effort to moisturize daily. Just spray unto hair your Aloe Vera...

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Hair Porosity - Tips and Tricks

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Hair Porosity - Tips and Tricks

Natural hair thrives on moisture. This is why hair porosity is important. In simple terms, porosity is how hair is able to soak up and retain moisture. Knowing the type of porosity one's hair is, helps in taking better care of it to improve its health.  Types of hair porosity There are basically three types of hair porosity - low, medium and high. Low porosity means the hair is unable to soak up moisture easily. This type of hair is usually very dry. Water tends to settle on the hair shaft and form water bubbles instead of penetrating. This usually happens with tight...

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Caring For Coloured Hair - The Do's and Dont's

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Caring For Coloured Hair - The Do's and Dont's
A little bit of colour hurt no one. Or can it? In the course of the natural hair journey, you might want to spice up things a bit by dyeing your hair. That's ok - so far as you're able to properly take care of it. Here are a few things you might want to consider

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Things I Wish I Knew Before Turning Natural

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Things I Wish I Knew Before Turning Natural

Being a naturalista is all fun and games until it isn't. Perhaps, if we were privy to some nuggets of wisdom about natural hair, things might have been a bit easier.

Here are few nuggets to keep in mind while we go through our natural hair journey.

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