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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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Natural Hair Oils You Ought To Try

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Natural Hair Oils You Ought To Try

As we’re all very well aware, most hair oils are sealants. Very few are moisturizing oils. With that being said, oils play a very important role in hair care when used right. As naturalistas, we can’t do without oils. Or can we? Here are some oils you ought to have as part of your hair regimen. Avocado Oil As the name suggests, Avocado Oil is made from avocado. If you’re looking for a light hair oil to moisturize, strengthen and repair your hair then you’re in luck. In case your hair is brittle and susceptible to breakage, you definitely should use...

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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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Natural Hairstyles for Valentine's Date Night

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Natural Hairstyles for Valentine's Date Night

You already look great on most days. Why not turn it up a notch on Valentine's Day? Forget about all the noise people are making, love is beautiful. Celebrate it with great hair. Ready to dive in? Let's go! Chunky flat twists Not only is this chic but it's very easy to install and sexy as well. Heads would keep turning in your direction and your date would definitely keep his eyes locked on you.   Updo There's nothing or no situation an updo cannot fix. Step out with an updo and head over to your date with pride. Bubbles...

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Caring For Locs

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Caring For Locs

There's a whole culture around locs we often forget to talk about. Although there's a fountain of information about taking care of locs, it often gets lost in 'translation'. In today's post, we highlight the basics of taking care of locs. For the avoidance of doubt, all the points discussed are in relation to permanent locs. Moisturize your locs Contrary to popular beliefs, you can't leave locs to chance. One of the most important things you can do for your locs is to moisturize it. Aside moisturizing on washdays, get yourself a locs spray or hair mist you can use...

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