Is It Possible to Retain 12 inches of Hair Growth in 1 Year?

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  Style Icon Fifi  I was pretty excited about that prospect years ago and considered “challenging” myself to retain that much length in one year. However, the reality is the amount of hair you retain is both out of your control and determined by your practices. When it comes to hair growth and hair length […]

September 9, 2014 Read the full article →

How Natural Hair is Bringing Sexy Back

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How Natural Hair is Bringing Sexy Back Sex appeal isn’t always about revealing clothing and heavy make-up. In fact, women can be most attracting when we don’t employ either of these tactics.  A bright smile, the right ambiance, and engaging conversation are all alluring, but of course, the most crucial ingredient to sexiness is self […]

August 26, 2014 Read the full article →

Natural Hair Products for Black Hair

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Natural Hair Products for Black Hair Whether you are newly natural or you’ve been natural for years, there is one thing that binds all of us naturals together, and that thing is products.  You’ll be hard pressed to find a natural who uses no products on her hair at all.  Many naturals do fine with […]

August 25, 2014 Read the full article →

Discharged by Navy for Wearing Natural Hair

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By WFMyNew2 Discharged by Navy for Wearing Natural Hair A week after the military announced it would relax hair rules for women, a sailor has confirmed she will be discharged Friday from the Navy after a 12-year career for failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) […]

August 22, 2014 Read the full article →

The Myth of Protective Hairstyles

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by NaturallyChelsea The Myth of Protective Hairstyles There has been a long standing myth among the natural hair community that the only way to grow long healthy hair is to use protective hairstyles. For those new to the natural hair community, protective styling involves putting your hair into a style that involves tucking your ends […]

August 20, 2014 Read the full article →

Best Organic Shampoos for Natural Hair

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Best Organic Shampoos for Natural Hair Most beauty products are made up of mixtures of synthetically produced chemicals.    Some of these chemicals can penetrate your skin, the largest organ in your body, and some can even enter the blood stream. There have been many media reports of health scares due to certain cosmetic ingredients in […]

August 18, 2014 Read the full article →

6 Steps to Curb Tangles When You Wash and Go

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by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl (pictured below) 6 Steps to Curb Tangles When You Wash and Go When women used to tell me that they “couldn’t” do wash and go’s, I’ll be honest, I kind of gave them a side eye. After all, how can you not do a wash and go? Basically, it […]

August 16, 2014 Read the full article →

Hair Cuttery’s “Look Smart” Hair Straightening Ad: Innocent or Offensive?

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by Alondra Innocent or Offensive?   The national salon chain, Hair Cuttery, sent people of the natural hair community into an uproar last month with a brow-raising advertisement. As a part of their Look Smart campaign, they included the “Straighten Up Package,” which apparently was created for those of ethnic decent. Just as the package […]

August 13, 2014 Read the full article →

Hair Breakage 101: Protein and Moisture

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Via The Science of Black Hair When it comes to hair care, one topic that gets a lot of attention is the infamous protein/moisture balance. And there is a good reason for this. Our hair is made up primarily of protein and moisture, and both elements are held together in a careful balance. The hair […]

August 5, 2014 Read the full article →

Does your Natural Hair need a Protein Treatment?

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5 Great Protein Treatments for Natural Hair Many do without, but for some of us, protein treatments are a necessity.  Protein treatments work by attaching protein directly to the hair follicle and hardening the cuticle layer, placing a barrier around the follicle, protecting it from further damage.  Consider these common reasons you may want to […]

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