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Does Hair Care Start And End At The Salon?

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Does Hair Care Start And End At The Salon?

Apart from visiting the salon, what do we do at home to take care of our hair? For most of us, there's no hair care regimen we align with. For others, the occasional application of shea butter is enough. The truth is, how we take care of our hair at home plays a major role in how healthy it becomes. Don't get it wrong, visiting the salon is great but hair care doesn't end there. Here are some hair care practices you should be doing in between salon visits. Taking care of your edges Often forgotten about is 'edge care'....

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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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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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Are Braids Synonymous With Ignoring Your Hair?

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Are Braids Synonymous With Ignoring Your Hair?

Be honest, you don't install braids to protect your hair. Most times, it's because you need a break from regular hair maintenance. We're not judging. We understand the struggle. However, having on braids shouldn't end hair care. Let's get into it. Loose vrs tight braids To start with, stop installing very tight braids especially at the edges. Let your stylist know if it's too tight. R.I.P. to the edges we've lost to braids. Enough is enough!   Moisturize The key word is moisturize. In other words add moisture or hydrate. You're probably thinking, 'oh yeah I do that'. Let us burst...

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