Is Washing Your Hair Monthly OK?- 3 Basic Ways You Can Decide For Yourself

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Often we will see a few of our favorite hair gurus say that they only have a major wash day once a month. It is easy to think that maybe that might work for you but at the same time not be sure if that option is best for you and your hair. There is Click to continue…

4 Tweaks to Your Regimen that Could Save You Time and Money

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I am no minimalist – at least not in the truest sense of the word. I love the idea (many of us do). As a matter of fact, it is the newest ‘it’ thing these days. On YouTube you are bound to find someone sipping an expensive glass of wine or drinking some form of herbal Click to continue…

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5 Naturals Who Can Admit That Co-washing Is Not For Them

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If you email me about having dry hair, one of my recommendations will most definitly be to co wash more often. Do you know why? Well, the most obvious reason is that most conditioners are water based and water is exactly what your hair needs when it is dry. In addition to water, the conditioner Click to continue…

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Basic Training – 5 Essential Products for a Successful Hair Journey

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Starting a hair journey can be hard, especially if you never really took responsibility of your hair before like me. Now that the natural hair community is growing, more businesses are selling and marketing natural hair products, making it harder to choose one that will work the best. There are a ton of products out Click to continue…

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The Top 6 Ways to Shave Time off Your Wash Day!

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I love my natural hair. Matter of fact, I love all natural hair. The springy-ness, fullness, versatility, and the look of our natural hair is off the chain. But, LAWD knows we can have our off days! If someone asked me what would be one of the biggest complaints that naturals had when it comes to Click to continue…

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Boost Your Growth Retention by Focusing on Strand Strength and Eliminating Confusion

Boost Your Growth Retention by Focusing on Strand Strength

I have been talking about protein a lot lately, maybe it is because I am having protein withdrawal at the moment or the fact that any conversation about hair health cannot be had without the mention of protein. The strength of your hair strand is very important to retaining the length that you gain. We Click to continue…

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4 Must Dos for High Porosity Hair

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High porosity strands, just like low porosity strands, tend to fall on the far extreme of “average” porosity strands. A few issues that many face when dealing with high porosity strands are not being able to hold on to moisture, overly fast drying strands, and hair that swells quickly which can mess up elasticity overtime. Click to continue…

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4 Signs Your Hair Regimen is Working

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Embarking on a natural hair journey can be difficult, especially if you’ve never learned how to care for your hair before. There are so many different sources of information out there that we have to sort through and see what works best. The next important thing after creating your hair regimen is deciding if it’s Click to continue…

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5 Ways You Know You Are Doing too Much with Your Natural Hair

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I am sure you have heard the saying, “less is more” haven’t you? If you haven’t heard that then you must have heard the saying that simplicity is the “ultimate sophistication” which can be pretty comforting if you are a ‘lazy natural’. To be honest I do not like the word lazy when describing a Click to continue…

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One Method You Can Try to Successfully Blow Dry 4C Natural Hair without Damage

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Have you been trying to get the perfect blow out for what seems like ever and it still isn’t working? Are you getting knots and tangles while you do it, or do you not have the soft and sleek look that you’d like? Girl, I’ve been there! If you have thick 4c hair, it may Click to continue…

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5 Main Factors that Determine the Overall Health of Your Hair

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Everyone wants that magic pill that will allow your hair to grow massive amounts with minimal upkeep. I know, I know…but guess what honey, there ain’t one. I did not mean to bust your bubble…OK, maybe I did but it is better to hear it from me than having you screaming at your hair in Click to continue…

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Which Do You Prefer: Satin Pillow Case, or Satin Cap?

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Your night time routine is one of the most important aspects of any regimen. If you want to ensure that your hair stays moisturized remains untangled as you sleep then what you do at night becomes the utmost priority. If you are a newbie, you might find yourself trying to decide between a satin cap Click to continue…

Heat Free Hairstyles Can Help to Maximize Your Hair Growth and Retention

Heat Free Hairstyles Can Help To Maximize Your Hair Growth And Retention

The other day we did a post talking about using heat in your regimen without sacrificing your curls. In other words using heat but avoiding the damage that comes with it. Some of us are able to use heat periodically and still retain length just fine but as mentioned in that post there are those Click to continue…

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3 Ways You Can Use Heat in Your Regimen without Sacrificing Your Curls

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Do you suffer from heat fear? Heat fear is that scared straight feeling you get when someone mentions the words ‘blow’ ‘dry’ ‘flat’ ‘iron’ all in the same sentence. At some point in the year you will decided to join a ‘no heat challenge’ it might be on Instagram, it might be in your favorite Click to continue…

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Everything You Need to Know About Preparing Your Hair and Extensions For A Protective Style

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Every girl loves a nice weave with a confidence boost. The only problem, keeping your natural hair healthy enough to withstand the braids and weight! Each process should be used before your weave, and after. Always make sure to implement your own hair care regimen as well, but these are some basic tips to organize Click to continue…

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7 Ways You Can Celebrate a Milestone in Your Hair Journey

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As I sat down to think about what I want to achieve for 2015, I recognized that I had made it to two years on my healthy hair journey. Usually I don’t do resolutions because frankly I never got much done that way, but the last resolution I made was to whip my hair back Click to continue…

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How To: Building a Moisture Rich Natural Hair Regimen

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Everything that you own that is valuable to you, requires maintenance in order to thrive and last you a long time. Am I correct? Your car requires servicing and regular upkeep. The same applies to your home. If you do not have a schedule as to when things should get done and what should get Click to continue…

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How to Safely Uninstall Protective Styles

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Protective styles are a great way to keep your natural hair safe and out of the way for an extended period of time. One of the biggest problems with protective styles though, is that they can take a while to install and uninstall. I don’t know about you, but after not manipulating my hair for Click to continue…

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