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How To Take Care Of Your Hair Whilst In Braids

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How To Take Care Of Your Hair Whilst In Braids

There's a misconception among many naturalistas that once your hair is in braids, hair care goes on a break. It's time to unlearn that habit. Protective in nature, braids do a great job of preventing us from over-manipulating the hair. However, there are some key things you need to do whilst in braids not only to stimulate growth but also to promote healthy hair practices.  Moisturize properly Yes, you do have to moisturize your hair whilst in braids. Your hair needs the hydration to flourish. Applying just hair oils on your scalp is not moisturizing. For on-the-go moisturizing, get yourself...

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Protective Styles You Ought To Try

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Protective Styles You Ought To Try

Who doesn't love protective styles? Not only do they allow your hair to rest but the added new look it gives, makes it all better. If you're wondering what kind of protective style to install next, you're in luck. Here are a few styles you need to try. Flat twists Nothing screams class and simplicity than flat twists. They're very gentle on your scalp and low maintenance. This should be on your list if you haven't tried it before. Africa Threading Spice things up with this style. Get creative, add a few beads and twists and you're good to go!...

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To Braid Or Not To Braid

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To Braid Or Not To Braid

Braids! Who doesn't love them? Not only is it a signature look for women of colour but it also gives a different, almost alluring look anytime it's done. Plus it's definitely easier to manage. In spite of all these, braids have their place in the hair care cycle. Braids are good in certain circumstances but most be avoided at all costs in other circumstances as well. Interested in knowing what these cases are? Here goes When not to braid Losing edges One of the many ways we lose our edges is when we braid (especially tight braids around the edges),...

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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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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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