The Secret to Natural Hair Moisture Retention

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by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.com

There's a lot of information out there about the importance of the hair's cuticle and keeping it closed and smooth.  However, it's important to note that you first actually want to open it to allow in the moisture and nourishment!  This article will share details on the structure of the hair, and how to open and close the cuticle to retain proper moisture levels for healthy natural hair care.  A smooth, closed cuticle really is the secret to stronger, healthier hair.

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Why Does My Natural Hair Always Look So Dry?


by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

When it comes to maintaining moisture in your hair, sheen is one of the main characteristics you are told to look out for but what if your hair doesn’t have “sheen?” The reason being is straight hair reflects light, while highly textured hair with its curls and and bends actually refracts light, giving it a dull appearance.

There is a difference between our hair's natural less-than-sheeny look and being dry. Yes, it is possible for your hair to be lacking luster, but it doesn’t always mean that the hair is dry or lacking moisture. There are many reasons as to why some natural hair seems to look more dry than others, but here are 3 main reasons why your natural hair is lacking luster:

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Here's Why Your Hair Is Still Dry When There's Moisture In The Air


by Mary Wolff
If you have curly hair, you know it is a science to figure out what works best for your hair. You know the importance of keeping hair properly moisturized to lock in hydration, but what about the moisture found in the air naturally? If you have ever wondered how your hair is dry with moisture in the air, read on to find out. This type of moisture isn’t as helpful with hydration as you might hope.

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Does Dry, Brittle Hair Always Mean Protein Overload? #OrNah

 
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Our hair needs a perfect balance of moisture and protein for optimal health. Our hairs are made of about 70% keratin, which are long chains of amino acids. Our hair is made of protein but that is not all our hair needs to be healthy and grow. We need moisture to keep the hair from being dry, brittle, and breaking off and our hair needs protein to stay strong and to help repair the damage we inflict in day to day styling and the environment we live in. Basically, too little moisture or protein can be a problem and this delicate balance, if swayed too much in either direction, can be detrimental to the health of one’s hair. Desiree.Lesa from Curly Q&A may be struggling with this very balance as she wonders if her dry hair is in need of a protein treatment.


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5 Signs That Your Natural Hair Needs TLC



We have all been there! Between work, school, friends, family, and trying to find “me” time, we can totally disregard things without noticing. This can even include ignoring signs from our curls. We can easily forget when it is time to give them love and care. But no worries, below is a guide of simple signs when you know you should give your curls extra love and care.

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The LOC Method for Winter Natural Hair Care



The "Liquid, Oil, Cream Method" (also known as LOC Method) for natural and curly hair has been proven time and time again to provide intense moisture and definition. In the winter time, many curlies lose moisture because of dry climatic conditions, so the LOC Method is often used on wash days to provide and prolong healthy hydration to the curl. You may find that in the winter time your hair needs more products and a few extra steps to keep it moisturized. If this sounds like you, then follow this simple guide to the LOC Method.

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