How to Wash Braided Hair, the Right Way



By Mary Wolff

When it comes to hairstyles that make life easier, braids are a top choice. They look great, last for weeks, and protect strands from damage. When it comes to care, some curlies are confused about washing braided hair. Let’s break down the basic and put your mind at ease.

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Do Certain Juices Help Hair Grow Faster?


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By Mary Wolff
The juice craze is at full-force with today’s health conscious crowd. With more and more people worried about getting the right nutrients into their busy day, juicing is a great way to guarantee a healthy intake of vitamins, fatty acids, and other essential elements. There are sure signs that juicing can be beneficial to your health, but what about your hair? Do certain juices help hair grow faster? Let’s take a look at this hot topic.

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Styling Tips for Short Naturally Curly Hair


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 By Mary Wolff

Styling your hair is key to looking and feeling your best every day. If you have short curly hair, you may be experiencing some roadblocks in your hair journey. Whether you recently big chopped, went short to make your routine easier, or just prefer rocking a short cut, there are a few things you should know to help you get your best look. Here are 5 styling tips for short naturally curly hair.

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DIY Hair Smoothies


by Mary Wolff
Smoothies are a great way to get a bunch of nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. When your hair needs a boost in more than one area, a DIY hair smoothie should do the trick! Just like your breakfast smoothie, there are a few masks you can try to make this multi-tasking mask a reality for your curls.

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Yoga and Hair Growth

 By Mary Wolff

There are lots of things people claim will change your hair for the better. From the latest superfood to revamp your strands to the newest products you absolutely have to try, there is a lot of hype and noise regarding your locks. With all this fuss added on top of your already stressful day to day life, yoga might be worth a shot for several reasons. You might have heard about the connection between yoga and hair growth. Before you jump on the bandwagon and claim your gorgeous long locks by finding your Zen, let’s take a closer look.

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Are Expired Hair Products Safe to Use?


By Mary Wolff

While most of us pay attention to the expiration dates on the perishables in our fridge, and we wouldn’t dare think of eating food past that date, most people don’t pay as much attention to their hair products. If you have never thought about your products even having an expiration date, you may be in for some shocking information. Do products have expiration dates? If so, are expired hair products safe to use? 

 Vitamin D for Healthy Hair


By Mary Wolff

When it comes to your hair, you want it to be as healthy as possible. Most people understand the connection between the foods we eat and the way we feel. Did you know the foods you eat are just as important in the way you look, too? This should come as no surprise to anyone that a well-balanced diet is key to looking and feeling your best. However, there have been some new studies which look at the role of Vitamin D in particular as related to healthy hair. While it takes several different elements of nutrition to get great locks, there are many reasons to add more Vitamin D for healthy hair.

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How to Find the Best Nude Lipstick

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  By Mary Wolff
If you follow the latest beauty trends, you know how hot the nude lip is right now. While few trends can work year-round without looking seasonally out of place, this look helps you work it all year! Of course, the idea of a nude lip can be intimidating to some women. The challenge of finding the right tone can be tricky since it is based on skin tone. When looking to get in on this beautiful trend, here are a few tips on how to find the best nude lipstick for you.

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How Your Hair Ties to Your Self-esteem

 By Mary Wolff

Women have had their bodies policed since the beginning of time. As with many things in life, women of color, in particular, have felt the overwhelming pressures of this policing on everything from skin tone and hair texture to body shape. More and more researchers, professors, and thinkers are coming together in a quest to understand the complexities women of color face in terms of their self-image and how society affects self-confidence. While racial identity is a complex matter, and everyone has their own unique experiences, there are certain societal expectations on female beauty which are so ingrained in the media that they affect women of all ages in a myriad of ways.

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Dangers of Relaxing Your Hair

 By Mary Wolff

For many women, choosing to embrace your natural hair is a journey of self-acceptance long overdue. For those still using relaxers from time to time, this information may make you rethink that decision.

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How to Install Mini Twists


 By Mary Wolff

 Sometimes, you just want to try a new look while other times you just want something simple and easy. With mini twists, you get both! This look is stylish and easy to maintain to give your routine a laid-back revamp. If you have never done this look on your own before, you may have some questions about how to install mini twists. Here are a few tips and tricks for mastering this look, as well as a step by step tutorial.

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