Category: Natural Hair Issues

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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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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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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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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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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What is Natural Hair Shrinkage? – Here’s What You Need To Know

For all of us who have naturally curly hair, shrinkage is an inevitable part of our natural hair journey. Some don’t mind shrinkage, while many of us LOATHE it entirely. If you had asked me how I felt about shrinkage at the start of my natural hair journey, I would have told you that I…
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You Asked: How Can I Improve My Hair Texture?

Think about everything that you do to your hair on a regular basis. Between washing, blow-drying, straightening, detangling (and more), your hair can take a serious beating. You may be thinking “How can I improve my hair texture?” Well, I will be answering this question with 7 easy ways to unlock your best hair texture.…
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What is a Good Shampoo for Dry Hair?- The Non-Traditional Option

Dry hair is a pain in the neck for most with natural hair, and many of the shampoos on the market further dry out the hair. Over the years, I have tried various shampoos that were supposed to be moisturizing, and I was disappointed time and time again! I was determined to find a shampoo…
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What’s the Best Shampoo for Thinning Hair? – TruePure Natural Caffeine Shampoo Review

So, your natural hair is thinning and you are looking for some way to stop it and regrow your hair. You are not alone. I have dealt with thinning hair on a couple of occasions (due to postpartum shedding) and was DEVASTATED. When your natural hair is thinning, you not only deal with the physical…
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