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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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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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