“What am I supposed to do about my hairline? It’s completely gone!”

“What am I supposed to do about my hairline? It’s completely gone!” Have you ever had this thought over and over and over again? I know I have, especially after a long term style like Senegalese twists or a sew-in. My edges cry out for some lovin' and I cry with them...why? Well, why shouldn’t we cry together? My edges have been through a lot over the last 3 years of my hair journey: 1. Pre-year of being natural, I was just getting off the relaxer and did not even think about my edges, but … [Read more...]

How to Find the RIGHT Products for Your hair (Part 1: Porosity)

For some of us, when we first go back natural the first thing we want to find out is “what curl type do I have”? It can be exciting, especially if you do not really remember what your natural hair looks like after years of it being alerted. Personally, I am not a huge fan of categorizing “curl patterns” and to be honest when it comes to buying the right product for your hair, curls patterns will not help decide which products will work for you. Many naturals actually find out that they have a … [Read more...]

CAN YOU REALLY REPAIR SPLIT ENDS?

I have seen this question popping up more than usual and maybe it's because of some new products on the market claiming to repair split ends. Yes, the claims are shocking and probably falling on happy ears but in all reality my dear Naturals...  No, you cannot repair split ends. Please do not kill the messenger. I would be doing you a grave injustice by lying so after I give you TWO different experts giving valid details on why this cannot occur, maybe you will calm down and we can find other … [Read more...]

THIS IS WHY YOUR EDGES ARE BREAKING

Breaking edges is nothing new to curlies. Unfortunately, this is an affliction that many of us have experienced with relaxed hair, excessive straightening, and even with natural hair, so it’s a problem that needs attention. No one wants breakage, and experiencing this along your hairline can be hard to hide and even harder to not be self-conscious about. Many women are self-conscious of the thinning or breaking edges, but instead on fixing the problem they continue with the bad routines to hide … [Read more...]

Garlic for Hair Loss and Shedding!

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You may have heard of garlic for heart health and cholesterol, but have you heard of garlic for hair loss? If not, you may be missing out on a very safe, natural and effective solution for your shedding and hair loss worries.   Why does it work? Garlic contains allicin, a natural substance that can improve blood flow to the scalp, get rid of any bacteria or fungi living on the scalp and hair, and give life to damaged follicles. Many times, hair loss can be due to unknown bacteria or … [Read more...]

DON’T FRET!: 8 WAYS TO REDUCE BREAKAGE DURING DETANGLING

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As naturals we face different challenges with our hair, whether if it is the beginning stages (transition) or just pure frustration with not knowing what to do. KEEP CALM! DON’T FRET! This is not an uncommon issue at all. One thing we must do to maintain our hair in its most healthy state, is avoiding breakage during detangling. Personally, I must detangle before washing. If you do not, then you are setting yourself up for failure. These eight tips I will share with you can help tremendously and … [Read more...]

4 Common Practices That Cause Natural Hair Breakage

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard all the common tips about breakage: keep your hair moisturized, be gentle, pay special attention to your ends, avoid too-tight protective styles and updos, sleep with your hair protected (or at least on a satin pillowcase), and more. While those are all great things to keep in mind, I’d like to offer 4 particular breakage culprits to be aware of, from personal experience. That’s right — personal experience. I’m not afraid or ashamed to admit that as a blogger, … [Read more...]

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