Category: Natural Newbies

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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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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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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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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How To Do The Big Chop In 5 Easy Steps

My first big chop was terrifying. I won’t lie. I had no idea what to expect, but I did some online research and proceeded to chop more than half my hair off. After several years and 2 more big chops, I can chop my hair off in my sleep (OK, not really). Bad jokes aside,…
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5 Cheap Natural Hair Care Products That Give You Real Results

The most common complaint that I hear about natural hair is that it is expensive to maintain, and I understand why. People are not aware of the multitude of cheap natural hair care products on the market, many of which work just as well as the expensive products. Being that I have tried a ridiculous…
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5 Critical Tips on How to Retain Length With Natural Hair

Many naturals think that the ultimate key to getting long hair is to try to speed up the rate at which hair grows. No, ma’am, no sir. This is not the key to get longer hair, because many factors that are related to hair growth (like genetics and hormones) are, to a considerable extent, out…
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