How To Heal Your Damaged Hair In The Kitchen


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by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

Nothing ruins a fab twist out faster than split ends.

If your hair is dry, brittle, and breaking, you've probably got damage. Over styling, bi-weekly blowouts, and a number of other factors can wreak havoc on our strands. From rocking too tight braids to using too much heat, damage shows itself in split ends and dull, dry hair.

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Should You Take Biotin Supplements?

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by Mary Wolff

We all want beautiful, healthy hair. If there were a pill that promised to give you healthy, strong hair, pretty nails, and promoted hair growth, would you take it? Of course, you would! This is the premise of biotin supplements. They claim to offer all of these benefits and many curlies are jumping on board with it. However, there are a few things we should keep in mind about biotin supplements before you try it.

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Does The Knot Genie Actually Work?

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by Mary Wolff

If you have ever worked through your child’s tangles, you know the scene already. It usually ends with one or both of you close to tears with emotions exhausted and a more than a few tantrums thrown about. While this may be an exaggeration of sorts, the truth is that detangling a child’s hair can be a pain for everyone involved. With this in mind, the creative team behind the Knot Genie created a product to try to put an end to this unpleasant scenario. What many parents want to know is if the Knot Genie actually works? Well, first let’s take a look at what it is and how it claims to work through tangles.

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How We Can Discuss Texture Discrimination Without Tearing Each Other Down

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Loving your natural hair is a learning experience.

Your entire life you are exposed to images of hair that shape and transform your perspective of the person you see when you look in the mirror.
That person – you should be happy with her.
You should love her fully, from her crown to her heels.
But sometimes it is hard to do so.
Because a voice in your head constantly reminds you that your hair does not look like the girl on TV. Your curls will never be as defined. As loose. As beautiful.

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Tips To Pump Up Your Roots

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by Mary Wolff
Your roots are an important part of your hair and can make or break your style. Even if the rest of your look is on point, flat roots can quickly take things from sizzle to fizzle. If things are looking a little flat, here are a few tips to pump up your roots.

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5 Best Hairsprays For Natural Hair

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by Mary Wolff

As a curly, you know the importance of the right products. When you find a product that works for your hair, you cling to it above all others since it most likely took some trial and error to get to that magical place in your hair care product search. When it comes to hairsprays, finding the right one can make you feel like you need a science degree. It doesn’t have to feel that way with our list of the 5 best hairsprays for natural hair!

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How Much Product Should I Be Using?

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by Mary Wolff

More than a few naturals have been accused of being product junkies. Whether you just love the anticipation of trying new hair care products, or you are addicted to applying your favorites a little heavy handed, knowing the right amount of product to use is essential for several reasons. If you are going through products too quickly, spending more than you budgeted, or your hair feels heavy and unhealthy, the amount of product you use may be the culprit. While you may be using too much, there’s also a chance you are using too little on other product types so it’s best to know the general rules of thumb for product amounts. Have you ever stopped and wondered, how much product should I be using? If so, let’s take a look at some of the most commonly used products and how much is enough to get the job done.

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Can Natural Ingredients Cause Scalp Issues

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by Mary Wolff

We all want a healthy scalp since it is the foundation of good hair. When we start experiencing problems with our scalp, we start to question the products we use and rightfully so. Many of the issues people experience can be caused by the products they use on their scalp, but there is more to it than just that one aspect. Many people think because they use all natural ingredients or natural products, they shouldn’t have any scalp issues. Again, the matter is more complicated than that simple assumption. So, can natural ingredients cause scalp issues? Let’s take a closer look at this question, as well as the relationship between the products we use and the overall health of the scalp.

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5 Ways To Achieve Softer Coily Hair

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by Mary Wolff

If you have coils, you know how delicate they can be. They can be more prone to breakage and require special care. Many naturals with this texture wonder if there are ways to soften their strands without taking on damage. Here are the top 5 ways to achieve softer coily hair for your best strands ever!

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Transitioning Curls To Fall Weather

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by Mary Wolff

Summer has its perks, but fall can be just as magical. Since summer can be pretty trying on natural strands, lots of curlies welcome the cooler temperatures and the reprieve it brings for their strands. When it comes to transitioning curls to fall weather, there are a few must-know tips to make the most of this time of year for your curls.

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10 Biggest Curly Hair Mistakes


by Mary Wolff

As a natural, it seems like there is a lot of information to remember regarding hair care for your curls. While you may think you have things pretty much down pat, some curlies are guilty of at least a few curly hair mistakes. Make sure your curls are in the clear by avoiding the 10 biggest curly hair mistakes.

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How to Protect Your Hair From Smoke

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by Mary Wolff
Smokers are a fact of life. Whether you are one or you have friends that smoke, it can take a toll on your curls. Here are a few tips on how to protect your hair from smoke to keep it looking and smelling its best!

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5 Wedding Hairstyles For Black Women

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by Mary Wolff
Getting married is one of the most beautiful moments in life. For this special moment you will always cherish, you want your hair to look as beautiful as possible in a style you won’t cringe at 20 years from now when you look at the wedding pictures. When it comes to wedding hairstyles for natural hair, there are tons of options, but updo styles are the most popular since they are elegant and easy to maintain throughout the big day. No one wants a hairstyle for their wedding that they have to keep fixing or worrying about during this special day. Here are a few of the best wedding hairstyles for natural hair that are easy and beautiful!

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Summer Hair Trends You Should Try

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by Mary Wolff

Summer Hair Trends

When it comes to trying something new, summer seems like the right time of year for experimenting.  If you’re feeling a little bored with the same old look, try something new with these fun summer hair trends!

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Does Stress Play A Role In Hair Turning Gray?

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by Mary Wolff
When you spot that first gray hair, it can be an upsetting experience for most people. This sign of aging can’t be ignored, and it often leads to panic about what’s to come. Some people worry they will just wake up one day with a head full of gray hair seemingly overnight. Other people worry that their constant worrying will lead to more gray hairs. So, does stress play a role in hair turning gray? Let’s take a closer look at this concept.

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Can I Remove Split Ends Without Cutting?


by Mary Wolff
We all want our curls to look their best. When split ends pop into the picture, it can be a real nuisance. Many naturalistas have questions about splits ends and how to best solve them. What causes split ends? Do split ends mean my hair is unhealthy? Can I remove split ends without cutting? Well, let’s get to the bottom of these questions!

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How Hair Changes During Pregnancy

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by Mary Wolff
Throughout life, your hair will undergo changes. From aging to menopause, the body will undergo changes that change your hair over time. One of the biggest disrupters for your hair is pregnancy. If you have ever wondered how hair changes during pregnancy, we have the answers!

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Are You Washing Your Hair The Right Way?

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by Mary Wolff

When it comes to taking care of your curls, you know the main steps for healthy hair. The big three steps (wash, condition, and deep treat) are the building blocks of any good hair plan. Have you ever wondered if you are washing your hair the right way? When it comes to that first crucial step in hair care, there are a few things you should keep in mind abbot the right way to wash your hair.

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Avocado Hair Treatments

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by Mary Wolff

For hair care, it is always fun to try new at home treatments. With the growing popularity of avocados, it was only a matter of time before avocado hair treatments became a hot trend. Is this trend really worth it? How do you make avocado hair treatments?

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Why You Should Wash Your Natural Hair in Sections

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by Mary Wolff

Washing your hair can feel like a chore, especially if you have a lot to work with. For curlies looking to make things easier and more manageable, washing natural hair in sections is a good idea. An all-over cleansing might be ineffective for your hair and you may not be getting the clean you think you’re getting. For a better clean, let’s look at reasons washing natural hair in sections might be the solution you need.

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