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Elle Magazine’s Documentary On Braids Will Give You All The Feels!

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Karrueche Tran By Erickka Sy Savané Not all documentaries are created equal. But Elle Magazine’s ‘Braided: An American Hair Story’ taps celebs like Lupita Nyong’o, Young M.A., and Karrueche Tran, as well as stylist to the stars Vernon Francois and author Ayana Byrd to give us an entertaining, political, and historic look at the hairstyle that is more than just…

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How to Wash Braided Hair, the Right Way

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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. Continue  1. Use the Right Shampoo The biggest…

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How to Make Braids Last Longer

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Yara Shahidi  By Mary Wolff Braids can be a curly girl’s best friend and her favorite go-to style. They can be done in a variety of styles and they help protect your strands from potential damage. For some naturals, it seems your braids only look their best for a short time and then you have no choice but to take…

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Twists or Braids

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Photo Credit: Afropunk 2013 by Mary Wolff When it comes to growing your hair out while keeping it strong and healthy, protective styles are the best way to go. The curly hair community is known to reinvent older styles with more updated looks in terms of protective styles for all hair textures and types. Two of the most popular choices…

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5 Tips on Maintaining Braids

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Photo Credit 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…

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