Moisture to the Max! 3 Routines for Seriously Hydrated Hair​.


by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

As the seasons change, so does our hair. Drier air and bitter winds can wreak havoc on our fragile strands, leaving curls dull, limp, and dry.

You've tried gels, conditioners, and almost everything on the beauty supply shelves, but nothing seems to work. Three different methods promise shinier, bouncier, moisture rich hair--but which is right for you?

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5 Ways to Get Fall Ready Hair

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by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

Fall is finally here!

It's time to put away our maxi dresses and pull out those tall boots and chunky sweaters. Crisp weather and pumpkin spice lattes aren't the only gifts of the season, though. If your curls are already drier than the autumn leaves, here are 5 ways to prepare your hair for colder weather.

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How I Achieved Long and Healthy Type 4 Natural Hair


Zara writes:

Hi!  I just wanted to share my 7 Do's for growing and retaining natural hair! I've used these practices to grow my hair long, thick, and healthy. They are my type 4 staples but they work very well for all hair types.

I hope you enjoy!

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THIS May Be The Reason Your Hair is Dry All The Time!

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by Ariane of Blacknaps.org

Sometimes in efforts to moisturize our hair, we over do it. We end up doing more harm than good. We end up creating a bad product buildup situation.

Product buildup will do the opposite of what you are hoping to achieve.

  • It will often leave your scalp feeling itchy and irritated.
  • Moisture that you try to put in will get blocked by the layers of buildup that you have created.
  • Although your hair may feel greasy you will also feel like it is dry no matter what you do.

Follow these tips to avoid product buildup and effectively infuse your hair with moisture:

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10 Things Every Natural Hair Girl Needs!

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by Michelle Thames of Happilyevernatural.com

Are you newly natural, a veteran in the game, or thinking about going natural soon? Well this list is for everyone! I was sitting at home one day and I thought to myself, wow, what would I do without certain products that I use for my natural hair?! I would probably be lost without some of my favorite and must have items, so I compiled a list of what I think every natural hair girl needs!

How Often Should You Wash Your Natural Hair?

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by Sointocurls via BlackNaps.org

Sometimes we end up limiting how often we wash our hair thinking that it will prevent dryness when we should actually be washing more frequently than we do. The signs that our hair is dying for a wash are not always so obvious, especially for the natural newbie.

How often natural hair needs to be washed varies from person to person. It depends on these factors:

-The amount of oil your scalp produces
-Your hair density and texture
-Hair porosity
-The styles you like to wear
-The length of your hair (shorter hair is no doubt easier to wash more frequently)
-The amount of hair products that you use and the way that your hair reacts to products (if you use lots of styling products you will definitely need to wash your hair more frequently than someone who uses hair styling products minimally).

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Healthier Natural Hair By Skipping Shampoo? (The Science.)

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Question: Is No Poo a good way to clean hair?

Allie asks…What’s the deal with this “no poo” craze? Does the hair get more healthy because of the natural oils you use? I’ve seen on Pinterest people talking about using baking soda as a cleanser and apple cider vinegar as a conditioner.

To answer Allie’s question we review several alternate ways to wash your hair.

The Ultimate No Poo
This means you don’t clean your hair AT ALL. Not even rinse it with water.

Does it work? Sure. You don’t actually have to shampoo your hair. Of course, it won’t be clean either. It will be less damaged and probably look more shiny. However, it may also look and feel greasy, smell funny, and be difficult to style in any way except laying flat on your head.

Shampoo free poo
This is rinsing your hair with water.

Does it work? It will certainly refresh your hair but it won’t remove heavy styling residue. (And, as we’ll explain, you’re still damaging your hair even without the shampoo.)

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The 'Water Only Washing' Method for Softer, Healthier Natural Hair?

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by Jonna of BlackNaps.org

The Water Only Washing method isn’t a new concept, but it started to gain notoriety on natural hair forums around 2013, and the premise is that our naturally occurring sebum is all the product we need. By eliminating all other products from your regimen, including natural oils and butters, you can simply use water to move the sebum down the hair shaft and eventually coat the hair completely. Once the hair is completely coated with sebum from your scalp, your hair is said to be soft and moisturized, easy to detangle, and your natural curls will pop.

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5 DIY Hacks for Your Natural Hair Care Regimen

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by Mai Curls via Globalcourtureblog.net

Sometimes we have products that we like but are just missing that one element to help give it the “umph” to make it a favorite. There are also a few steps you can take to help make your hair routine just a little bit easier. Here are a few really quick and easy tricks that you can do to potentially give your products and routine that something extra!

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Wash Day Routine for Natural Hair- Tips and Tricks



Some girls have good hair days for eternity. How, you ask? It's actually pretty simple and I would like to share my personal 4 tips to help my wash day last for days.

6 MONTHS OF GROWTH AND LENGTH RETENTION


by Jascmeen of Jascmeen.com

I didn’t realize until I looked through the selfie folder on my iPhone that I’ve had a pretty amazing six months growth wise. In the picture above, the left image is from September 2015, the center image was taken in November 2015, and the one on the far right is a recent pic from this month (March.)

Sorry to disappoint, but I haven’t been doing anything fancy. I’ve been keeping it pretty simple with a nighttime routine that only involves 2-3 products. (Funny how that’s considered “simple,” right?)

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Here's Why the LOC Method Didn't Work...



by Ariane of BlackNaps.org

Ask about how to keep your hair moisturized and you are guaranteed to hear about the LOC Method for moisture. Tried it and it didn’t work? It happens, here are a few possible reasons why your outcome was less than pleasing:

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All About the Curly Girl Method

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The Curly Girl Method, otherwise known as CG Method, was developed from Curly Girl: The Handbook, a book written by Lorraine Massey and Deborah Chiel which helps people embrace their natural hair texture. With that objective in mind, Massey described a new and revolutionary routine to get healthy, well-behaved waves, curls and coils.

To get you started, it's important to understand the basics of the Curly Girl routine. The number one rule is to eliminate use of shampoo, and instead embrace the process of "co-washing" or washing with conditioner. After you've mastered that, everything else will fall into place. Here are basic guidelines to get you started:

8 Practices for Healthier, Longer Natural Hair


by Michelle Thames of HappilyEverNatural.com

Are you seeking longer healthier hair? When I first went natural I will admit I wanted my hair to grow super long like the girls I saw on YouTube. As I got farther into my journey I realized what I really wanted was healthy hair. I like my hair long, but its nothing if it’s not healthy. Over the years I have developed a healthy hair regimen and began sticking to it religiously. I have compiled a list of some practices that I use to achieve healthy long hair.

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4C Natural Hair Care Secrets


by Sabrina Perkins of SeirouslyNatural.com

Do you have healthy, type 4c natural hair?  I do and I thought it would be most helpful to write a post about the things I have done right over the years (to save you time, energy and money!). Below are my eight precious pearls of 4C wisdom.

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8 Sulfate-Free Shampoos That Won't Strip Your Natural Hair


by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

Naturals have a love-hate relationship with shampoo. We love that they cleanse our tresses but often they are just too harsh for our hair. Sulfates are the detergents in shampoo that cleanse away the dirt, pollutants and product build-up but they also strip away the natural oils we need to keep our hair moisturized.

Because of this many naturals have ditched shampoo all together and opted for cowashing cleansers or just washing with botanical conditioners. I love cowashing but know shampoos are still necessary sometimes but when I use one, I make sure it is sulfate-free. Here are 8 of the top sulfate-free shampoos that naturals use, love and swear by to get the job done.

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5 Benefits of Steaming Natural Hair


by MaiCurls of GlobalCoutureblog.net

Is your natural hair extremely dry?  Hair steaming may be just what the “hair doctor” ordered when it comes to healthy, moisturized coils and curls.

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How to Determine What Your Natural Hair Needs


by Hadassah of NappilyNigerianGirl

What's up guys?!  I hope your hair care process is going smoother and simpler? Stress-free haircare is the motto for this article... well, for this life!

Today, I'll be sharing some tips to bridge the communication gap between your hair and you.

We've all heard the saying, "Listen to your hair and do what it says"... but how can you listen to it when you don't understand the language it speaks?!

For starters, it doesn't have a visible mouth so we are pretty damn sure it can't talk!

Plants can't talk either but how do you know they are unhealthy?
How do you know they aren't getting the nutrients they need?
You do so by watching out for the signs.
That browning leaf, that withered stem, the failure to thrive... but how do you even know what these signs mean?
There are plants that naturally have brown leaves, there are plants that naturally have disfigured stems, there are plants that are naturally small...

To know, you need to have an idea of what the healthy plant looks and behaves like, that way you can easily tell when there's a problem.

It's the same thing with hair. It doesn't speak but it shows signs. You need to know what the healthy state for your hair type and texture is.

If you have naturally fine hair, you can't conclude that your hair isn't healthy because it is not as thick or as full as that of a naturalista with thicker, denser strands.

If your hair is naturally brown in colour, you can't conclude that it is unhealthy because it is not jet black and super sheeny.

If your curls are naturally tight and dense, you can't conclude that your hair is hard and will be difficult to manage.

The first step to understanding the signs of trouble your hair shows you is to know exactly how your hair behaves in its healthy state.

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How to Build A Natural Hair Care Regimen With Only 4 Products

Once you transition to the world of natural hair care things can be quite overwhelming. Product recommendations, styling tutorials and diy recipes that promise growth are flying at you left and right. Each blogger has specific things she does for her hair and what works for her texture but you just want to know where to start without breaking the bank. And honestly you’re trying your best not to give up but you are also two minutes away from the creamy crack! Lucky for you, I like to keep things simple. At the core of every healthy natural hair journey is a basic natural hair care regimen. If you don’t want to become a kitchen chemist and mix essential oils, eggs, mayo or whatever else you have read you do not have to. Here’s the breakdown of how to build a no-nonsense healthy natural hair care regimen.

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Building a Simple Natural Hair Care Regimen


by Emilia Obiekea of AdoreBotanicals.com

Beginning your natural hair journey can feel both liberating and daunting. My advice?  Keep your regimen simple and the amount of products minimal. This will help you to figure out what works for you and makes getting the hang of caring for your hair much easier. Simplicity is the best foundation for beginners.

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