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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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Washday Routine For Natural Hair

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Washday Routine For Natural Hair

One of the basics of natural haircare is washing it. It's notoriously termed washday because it could take all-day to go through it but it doesn't necessarily have to. Once you get the hang of it, you can get it done gently but quickly. So what are the basics to go through? Detangling Before you decide to do anything at all to your hair, it is important to detangle. This is a very crucial step as it helps in loosening your hair. Aside this, detangling gently and properly helps in retaining length. If this step is skipped or not done...

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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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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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