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  • Natural Hair Growth Tips
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    Natural Hair Growth Tips

    I want my natural hair to grow long. Are there any products I can use? Or do I have to keep braiding? Growing long healthy hair can be a challenge. Especially for us curly-haired folks that have to combat the fragility of our hair texture as well its tendency to be quite dry. There is

  • Natural Hair – Best Practice For Transition Phase
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    Natural Hair – Best Practice For Transition Phase

    Transitioning from relaxed to natural hair can be challenging. If you follow these few key tips, however, they can reduce some frustration and make this a pretty pain-free process. The first step is to make sure to do co-washes. In a previous article I spoke about the importance of doing these regularly. This is very important to the

  • Best And Easiest Way To Manage Natural Hair
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    Best And Easiest Way To Manage Natural Hair

    It is a misconception that natural hair can be treated with less than the utmost care and that it will not get damaged. Just because the hair texture is curly doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be gentle when handling it. Many natural textures tend to be very fragile. Though the hair is curly the individual

  • Using Chemical-Based Products On Natural Hair
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    Using Chemical-Based Products On Natural Hair

    There are a myriad of products out there, most of which use synthetic ingredients. The truth is that some of the synthetic ingredients, such as dimethicone, help the hair feel soft and more manageable almost instantly. The benefits of this ingredient are easier detangling and less hair loss on the comb-through. I still recommend incorporating

  • How Often Should Natural Hair Be Washed?
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    How Often Should Natural Hair Be Washed?

    I have gone three weeks without a shampoo and know people who have gone longer! Once a month between shampoos is perfectly acceptable. The scalp produces its own healthy oils which shampooing gets rid of. Giving the hair ample rest between shampoos will give the scalp and hair a chance to take advantage of those

  • Deep Conditioning Natural Hair – How Often?
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    Deep Conditioning Natural Hair – How Often?

    Natural hair is thirsty! Because of the coils in natural hair it’s challenging for the scalp’s natural oils to work their way down the hair shaft, hence the reason it tends to feel dry sometimes. It is therefore necessary to condition frequently. Along with your monthly shampoo (preferably with a sulfate-free shampoo) every other week,

  • Reviving the Roller Set
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    Reviving the Roller Set

    Roller Setting For Bouncy, Healthy Hair   Everyone wants healthy, beautiful hair but not many of us want to do what it takes to achieve it. One sure shot way to improve the health of your hair is to give the blow dryer a break and re-familiarize yourself with the roller set. I guarantee that

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