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I Hate My Natural Hair – Excuses You Should Abandon NOW!

In an effort to help the struggling naturalista, I thought I’d (1) highlight some of the excuses that keep us from loving our hair and (2) let you know how to overcome each excuse. Let’s get into it. 1. My hair is difficult to manage. Managing your hair, especially when first starting out, can be…
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Is a High Puff a Protective Style?

The answer to this question is double-sided. On one hand, a high puff is definitely a protective style, but under certain circumstances, this protective style could turn into a problem style. Let’s dive into this topic and find out more about this style and it’s status as a protective style. But first, what’s a high…
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Wig Types: Synthetic Wigs vs. Human Hair Wigs

There is a load of misinformation going around when it comes to wig types. I hope to demystify this topic by breaking it down. This is not for my ladies who often wear wigs and know their stuff. Instead, this article is for my newbies who know nothing about wigs and their different characteristics. Keep…
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Reasons To Avoid Silk Presses Like The Plague + Better Alternatives

Every once in a while, many of us naturals crave that bone straight, sleek look. I’m not exempt from this rare craving. And when it hits, I begin watching YouTube videos on how other naturals are straightening their hair. One of the most popular straightening methods that I’ve seen naturals use is the silk press.…
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Make Your Wash N’ Go Last A Week

Start Your Wash n’ Go Off Right If you want your wash n’ go to last for an entire week, make sure that you are giving it a good start. Start Fresh You’ll want to start your wash n’ go on freshly washed and conditioned hair. This way, there’ll be no buildup on your hair…
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Box Braids: Are they Really a Protective Style?

If you haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure that you’ve heard of Box Braids. They are the long, flowing braids that just about everyone is living for right now. A Little About Box Braids Traditional Box Braids are created by attaching extension hair (kanekalon, toyokalon, yaki) to your natural hair and braiding it…
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How to Preserve Curls Overnight – 4 Best Methods for Natural Hair

You may have heard that you need to protect your hair at night to keep your natural curls looking their best. This is no myth, no trickery. Preserving your curls overnight is one of the best things you can do for your hair. It enables you to preserve your hair’s moisture, helps prevent breakage, and…
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4c natural hair myths

Debunked: Four 4C Hair Myths You Might Believe

The natural hair movement has been in full swing for several years. Naturals all over the world have been networking and sharing their natural hair struggles and victories over every internet medium. Yet, there is still false information going around about 4c hair. Here’s an attempt to shed some light and debunk some of the…
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wash n go fail

5 Reasons Why Your Wash n’ Go Failed and How To Fix It

Perfecting the art of the wash n’ go can be difficult. While the name of this style suggests that you can just wash your hair and go, there is much more involved. You need to detangle your hair, add your products, dry your hair, and in some instances, pick/fluff your hair out later for volume.…
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A Beginner’s Guide to the Curly Girl Method: And Why I Don’t Follow It 100%

At the beginning of my natural hair journey, I followed the Curly Girl (CG) method like it was my job. I purchased the handbook, watched videos on the topic, scoured the internet to find “Curly Girl friendly” products, and drove myself crazy in the process. Over time, I have gotten to know my hair and…
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