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Trying Something New: Tea Rinses

There are a lot of things we use on a regular basis that has many functions. We know about the foods like avocado, eggs, and mayonnaise when it comes to natural ingredients we can use on our hair. In fact, many of these kitchen items are tried and true tools in the natural hair movement. We know about the oils that work, and the veggies we can use on our tresses, but what about tea?   Yes, believe it or not, you can add the teas you drink to the […]

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Wigs: How to Maintain Natural Hair Underneath Them

Wigs. Many women cannot live without them. That is not a judgment. When it comes down to it, they are helpful, convenient and allow for many different looks. Wigs are fun and they can save a lot of time when you need to have a hairstyle that is quick, trendy and cute. In short, wigs are a godsend. But when you are a natural, how do you take care of your hair underneath your wig? This is a real question that needs a real answer. Too many naturals who wear […]

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Steam: How to Use it to Create Strong Hair

Women do a lot to their hair and if you are a natural, it can seem like you do more than those who aren’t. From the heat to the products with harmful chemicals to the pulling and tugging, taking care of natural hair is a song and dance at times. When it comes down to it though, majority of people want to do what’s best for their tresses and continually look for ways to do that. While most women know about the basics – shampoo, condition and oil – there […]

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Peppermint Oil and all its Benefits

We talk a lot about hair oils because, well, they are important to maintain a healthy scalp. Taking care of black hair can be a hassle, for lack of a better term. We love our hair because it is beautiful and powerful and everything in between. But just because we try our best to give it all the good things in life doesn’t mean it will always return the favor. That’s why oiling it and giving it the proper attention is paramount to keeping it healthy and strong. You hear […]

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Using Your Fingers to Detangle Your Natural Hair

One of the greatest hindrances to retaining length with natural hair is a lack of proper detangling. It is probably not always at the forefront of your mind but it most definitely should be. There are many ways to detangle and most naturals use a wide-tooth comb. This is the go-to because, hey, it’s pretty convenient and gets the job done in a decent amount of time. But if you want to give your hair even more tender love and care, consider using your fingers to detangle it. It has become more […]

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How to Care for Hair After Protective Styling

Protective styles are staples in the black hair community. A lot of women wear them during summer and just as many wear them all year round. Protective styles serve many purposes. From allowing a woman to transition (going from the creamy crack to chemical free hair) with ease to allowing the hair a break from all the tugging, pulling and stressing that many women put on it, protective styling is a no-brainer. There are several ways that you can incorporate a protective style into your life. By far wearing any […]

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Black Beauty Boxes to Try

Are you a product junkie? Do you like trying new shampoos, lipsticks and face creams? If you have natural hair, one thing is for sure- Naturals run through products. You know how it goes; your shelves are lined with product after promising product. You want to know what works for you and sometimes finding that out means going through a number of items before you find the one that changes your life. Wouldn’t it be great to sample them before you buy? Well, thanks to the culture we live in (instant gratification) we […]

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Hair Color: Best at Home Products

One of the best things about summer is the fashion. There are a lot of things that fall under that umbrella. Beauty, makeup, and yes hair, all go hand in hand. We change it up with our clothing, that’s a given. And now more and more women are changing things up with their hair as well. So let’s talk about color. The summer months are one of the best times of the year to try something new.  We like to take chances with our outfits so why not spice things […]

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Hair Shrinkage: How to Manage It

When you go natural, there are a lot of things that people tell you. They say, “It’s a great decision, all the chemicals in relaxers are harmful to the body. They inform you that, “Being natural is empowering and gives you a new found sense of pride.” These things and so much more are very true; being natural is a beautiful thing. But of all the insights and tips that people give, there is one aspect of the lifestyle that many do not mention- shrinkage. If you don’t understand what […]

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Beach Days- How to Protect Natural Hair

The summer months are upon us and you know what that means- beach days. From now until sometime in September, naturals will be flocking to beaches across the world. Most women probably don’t think about how the ocean will affect their hair, but if it’s not on your radar, it’s a good idea to consider your tresses in all of your beaching plans. There are a lot of things naturals have to remember about when it comes to hair maintenance. Yes, it is great to have the versatility, but for a lot […]

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