Author: Andrea Reyes

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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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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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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The LOC Method Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated : An Easy Guide

The LOC method, coined by Rochelle Graham,  has been around for several years and is one of the most widely known techniques for moisture retention in the natural hair community. I used this method for several months when my hair was suffering from dryness due to color damage. My hair’s porosity had become very high…
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Help Your Fine Natural Hair Flourish With These 6 Tips

Have you been blessed with fine natural hair? If so, you may already know some of the trials and tribulations that come along with this hair type. I happen to have fine curls and I wrestled with them for years before finally making peace with them. Fine natural hair needs special care since it is…
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12 Reasons to Go Natural Now

Thinking about going natural? That’s awesome! You’re at the first step of a journey that’s sure to be fulfilling in countless ways. I went natural 7 years ago (time really does fly); I have not turned back and for good reason. In this post, I’ll share with you 12 reasons to go natural now. 1.…
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How To Go Natural: Your Complete Guide to Start Your Natural Hair Journey!

Starting your natural hair journey is a colossal undertaking with the potential to be overwhelming (especially if this is your first time). There’s the question of whether to transition or big chop, deciding what products and tools you need, and much more. Well, you don’t have to worry about figuring this out on your own,…
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Will Natural Hair Look Good on Me? – 12 Tips For Stunning Natural Hair!

Countless people hesitate to go natural because they are afraid their hair won’t look good. Well, how your hair looks is a direct reflection of how healthy your hair is. So, in order to have stunning natural hair, we have to make sure that our hair is healthy. If you ask “Will natural hair look…
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