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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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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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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Benefits of Oats for Natural Hair

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by Mary Wolff
If you’re like most naturalistas, you probably use a few natural remedies to get healthy, beautiful hair.  When it comes to using natural remedies, oats are always a popular choice. There are many benefits of oats for natural hair that make them worth considering.

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Michael Vick Says That The NFL Is Put Off By Colin Kaepernick's Hair


It's no secret that Colin Kaepernick still doesn't have a job in the NFL. Some would say that it has a lot to do with his protests during the National Anthem, while others would suggest it has to do with his inconsistent playing on the field. But if you ask Michael Vick, he'd suggest that it has to do with Colin Kaepernick's hair and image.

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DIY Oatmeal Hair Mask


by Mary Wolff

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest things you can eat for breakfast, but it is also great for your hair and scalp. With a DIY oatmeal hair mask, you can address a host of concerns with this simple food you already have in your pantry.

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Natural Hair Care Ingredients to Avoid

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by Mary Wolff

When it comes to natural hair care, there are tons of products on the market claiming to cater to the unique needs of curlies. While the curly hair community has grown into a global enterprise with specialized hair care products to fit every need, there are still some curly hair products aimed at curlies that is anything but curl-friendly. When it comes to natural hair care products to avoid, the answer is the ingredients listing.

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Does Lemon Juice Lighten Natural Hair?


by Mary Wolff

Highlights are a great way to show off the beauty of your curls. If you don’t have time to run to the salon, or you just want a more affordable, easier solution, you may have heard about lemon juice for highlighting at home. So, does lemon juice lighten natural hair? What do you need to know about doing this DIY hack for highlighting?

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Chia Seeds & Natural Hair


by Mary Wolff

We should all know by now that great hair is a combination of what you put on the inside and what you do on the outside. The relationship between diet and hair care habits is one you need to master to get the best results. One of best ways to get the nutrition you need, and care for hair externally, is with chia seeds! A curly favorite for quite some time now, chia seeds and natural hair have a long history and for a good reason.

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How I Learned To Love My Daughter’s ‘Carpet Texture’ Hair


By Erickka Sy Savané

Be careful who you marry because your kids might have carpet texture hair,” said my friend a few years back.

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Effects Of Iron Deficiency On Hair


by Mary Wolff

We all know that our hair is effected by our overall health. When it comes to the effects of iron deficiency on hair, this statement has never been more valid. Doctors have been researching the link between lowered levels of iron and hair loss for years, and the findings might surprise you. Let’s take a closer look at effects of iron deficiency on hair.

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5 Tips on Maintaining Braids

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by Mary Wolff

Braids are a great way to keep hair stylish and protected at the same time. They are one of the most common hairstyles in the curly hair community. There is also some confusion on maintaining braids. If you find your protective style isn’t lasting as long as you want it to or looking as great as it did in the beginning, it is probably a simple fix. Here are my top 5 tips on maintaining braids.

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Black Scientists Create Hair Care Line Specifically For Black Hair


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To believe the hype, or not to believe the hype. That is the question.

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[Exclusive] Docuseries "The Root" Sheds Light On Black Women's Natural Hair Journey


By Sharee Silerio

Black women wearing their hair the way it grows out of their heads is a big deal. It breaks the “rules”, makes some people uncomfortable, and is often viewed as unkempt, unprofessional and inappropriate.

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Try These DIY Natural Hair Gels


by Mary Wolff

Hair gels can have some questionable ingredients in them that make many curlies think twice. Why waste time studying labels when you can make your own DIY natural hair gel? Whether looking to make your own DIY natural hair gel as a fun project or because you simply ran out of product with no time to run to the store, these recipes are easy and effective.

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5 Best Hair Dyes for at Home Coloring


by Mary Wolff

Changing your hair color is one of the easiest ways to get a fresh, new look. With natural hair, you have to be careful about which products you use when taking a DIY approach. You can’t use just any hair color product and hope for the best! Here are a few of the best hair colors for at home coloring.

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5 Ways To Protect Your Natural Hair at the Beach


by Mary Wolff

Summer is the perfect time to hang out at the beach. The weather is warm and the water is calling your name. One thing that could halt all that fun in the sun is the damage your curls will take on from the drying salt water, sun, and humid air. Avoid this fate with these tips on protecting your hair at the beach!

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Shea Moisture Really Tried To Gentrify The Natural Hair Community



Earlier today, Shea Moisture released a new ad and they completely missed the mark. They turned their backs on the core community that the brand was built on. Black women.

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Take one look at film and TV producer Sidra Smith, beautiful, bald, and oozing with confidence, and it’s hard to imagine her any other way. But had you seen her 15 years ago, you would have been meeting a much different Sidra. That Sidra had such an obsession with hair extensions that she drew up a will to legally ensure that when she died she’d be buried in a fresh weave. My, what a difference a few years make…

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Here's How To Stop Split Ends


by Mary Wolff

You want your hair to be healthy and beautiful all the time. So, when spilt ends happen, it can be a real pain. Split ends make your hair look unhealthy and downright uncared for in a way no curly girl ever wants for their tresses. Here are a few of my favorite tips on how to stop split ends.

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