Category: Natural Newbies

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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The Best Way to Detangle Natural Hair – and My Top 3 Detanglers

Detangling natural hair can be a PAIN! Loads of us naturals regularly struggle on this step. It’s understandable because hair strands, especially in the case of very curly natural hair, tend to marry surrounding strands, creating a MESS of tangles. In an attempt to take the pain out of detangling, I am going to tell…
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Natural Hair Curl Patterns – Do They Matter?

At the start of my natural hair journey, I was extremely fascinated with my hair type (or curl pattern). I was excited to find out how my hair compared to other curl patterns. Based on the most widespread curl-typing system out there, which was developed by Andre Walker, I have type 3C/4A curls. But is…
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How to Create a Hair Regimen for Natural Hair – No Stress

Creating a solid hair regimen, especially starting out, is one of the best things that you can do to ensure that your curls are happy and healthy. This is because natural hair needs targeted care on a regular basis to thrive. Washing, conditioning, deep conditioning, and more should be considered when planning your hair regimen.…
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