“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...]


The Length Retention Checklist: 20 Questions to Ask Yourself When Your Hair Progress Stalls

  by Robin (pictured above) I believe that most women with natural hair have the ability to grow their hair to long lengths.  I grew my natural hair from shoulder length to waist length in three years. I’ve never had hair this long in the past. I don’t come from a family of women with long hair and I didn’t have long hair as a child. There are many different factors that can impact hair growth and retention. Throughout my hair journey, I’ve learned quite a bit through both … [Read more...]


10 Ways To Prevent Split Ends

Split ends are an unsightly, annoying and unattractive hindrance that will get in the way of healthy hair growth. Prevent split ends from occurring in the first place with these 10 easy tips: Put The Brush Away 1. Some people were taught to believe that brushing the full length of your hair often is good for your hair when it’s actually one of the worst things that you can do. In fact, it’s better to avoid brushing your hair period or at least do so very infrequently. Hard Bristle Brushes … [Read more...]


5 Summer Hair Routine Tips

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Now that the dreadful cold weather is gone, it’s time for a routine update. With warmer temperatures, comes a quicker hair routine. You no longer have to deep condition for a day, but rather hours. Everything is just easier in the summer, isn’t it? Although the season has changed, that does not mean you have to change everything. In fact, try to change as little as possible. You’re simply just going to modify your routine. Things to Remember… Deep Condition less During the colder months, … [Read more...]


Curly Hair Tricks

"Curly" tee from Global Couture. It can't hurt to get tips on how to take care of our tresses and keep them moisturized. It may be difficult to find good tips with all the info that is out on the web now but I'm here to help ya! I came across eHow.com and their curly hair section a few weeks ago and was greatly impressed with it. I'm currently doing the Curly Girl Method but I just wanted to share some curly hair tricks they listed that are good sound tips on keeping our mane healthy. "Curly … [Read more...]


10 Products that Stimulate Hair Growth

When there are issues with getting your hair to grow, it’s important to rectify the situation both internally and externally. A number of factors contribute to reduced hair growth, from your scalp being too dirty or your pores being blocked from build-up. It is true that nothing but time can make your hair grow, but there may be ways to help stimulate hair growth. Check out these options to give your curls extra encouragement. 1. Peppermint Oil With a fresh aroma, this strongly … [Read more...]


Top Curly Hair Tips You Can’t Live Without

[Image: Natural Icon] Curly hair does seem to have a mind of its own. But all it takes to love your waves, ringlets or kinky curls and make them look gorgeous is a few simple curly hair tips and tricks. None of them take much time or energy, but all of them promise that you’ll fall head over heels with your hair! Feed your curls Despite its larger than life presence, curly hair tends to be more fragile than other hair types and it’s definitely drier. Healthy fats like omega-3 help make hair … [Read more...]


HOW TO CONDITION HIGH POROSITY NATURAL HAIR

Hair porosity does not get the same attention as hair length or curl pattern but it is essential to truly understand your texture. Porosity is your hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture, oils, or chemicals like color. Low, medium, and high are different degrees of porosity. Due to damaging habits such as mechanical manipulation and color treatment, many naturals suffer with high porosity hair. Why porosity matters Low Porosity – the hair cuticles are tight and very resistant to … [Read more...]


Why Deep Conditioning is Essential for Natural Hair

For natural hair damage tends to come from normal weathering – washing, drying, combing, heat use etc. Colour treated natural hair and relaxed hair can suffer from more cuticle damage. Find out why this process is the key to the health and length of your hair: All hair is made up of the same material. Keratin. What makes hair different is the shape of the hair shaft coupled with the shape of the follicle below the scalp. Sebaceous glands below the scalp secrete an oily substance which … [Read more...]


Natural Hair Tips From Tracee Ellis Ross & Solange's Hair Stylist

 Written by StyleBlazer Solange Knowles and Tracee Ellis Ross are two gorgeous women with one thing in common– Chuck Amos. The celebrity hairstylist is close to both ladies, having worked in the industry for years. Signed to Jump Management, he's definitely the first person we thought about when looking for Coachella hair advice.Let's be honest, having natural curls is hard work and keeping them looking good during the summer months can be extra challenging. Amos has a few suggestions to … [Read more...]


Natural Hair Tips From Tracee Ellis Ross & Solange’s Hair Stylist

 Written by StyleBlazer Solange Knowles and Tracee Ellis Ross are two gorgeous women with one thing in common– Chuck Amos. The celebrity hairstylist is close to both ladies, having worked in the industry for years. Signed to Jump Management, he's definitely the first person we thought about when looking for Coachella hair advice.Let's be honest, having natural curls is hard work and keeping them looking good during the summer months can be extra challenging. Amos has a few suggestions to … [Read more...]


Homemade Detangler Recipes for Natural Hair

[by NaturallyChelsea via NaturallyCurly] As curly girls, we all have those days when no detangling tool can make it through our hair. After lots of tugging and pulling you may want to give up, but have no fear. Just take a deep breath, relax and grab your favorite detangler. If you don’t have one or if you are just looking to save a buck or two, here are four easy homemade detangler recipes you can try yourself. Aloe Vera Gel Detangler Our first homemade detangler is a very simple one … [Read more...]