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3 Must Haves For Your Natural Hair Shampoo

By Curly Nikki 40 Comments

by Nicole Harmon of Hair Liberty In my opinion, your shampoo may be the most important product in your arsenal. I say that because a good shampoo keeps your scalp healthy (which means better hair growth) and makes your hair easier to comb. A bad shampoo will lead to drier hair, scalp irritation, and unstoppable frizz. Your shampoo is truly…

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4 Steps to Prep your Natural Hair for a Big Event

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  by Nicole Harmon author of Coils and Curls Summer barbecue filled with eligible bachelors? Photo shoot? Wedding? Sometimes you just need everything about your look to be on point. These 4 steps will help you achieve picture perfect styles that last. Step 1: Start by conditioning your hair Pre-shampoo treatments are often recommended because they prevent the hair from…

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3 Oils with Sealing Power!

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by Nicole Harmon of Hair Liberty As you know, water evaporates from coils and curls super quickly. If you don’t seal in moisture after washing your hair, you could end up with bone dry strands in less than an hour. To help your hair retain moisture, choose one of these oils that stand out from the rest because of their…

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Updates to Old School Hair Care

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  by Nicole Harmon of Hair Liberty  Back in the day, our mothers and grandmothers had very few hair products to choose from. They were forced to “make it work” with what they had. Some of their old school methods worked pretty well because many of us have childhood pictures featuring beautiful Rudy Huxtable-style ponytails. Today, we have access to…

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The Secret to Super Slippery Conditioners

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by Nicole Harmon of Hair Liberty Between washes your hair gets drier each day, the strands start to wrap around each other, and the volume starts to go to “the bad place”. Your basic conditioner has one very important job to do and that’s to make your hair smooth and easy to detangle. That’s because coils and curls experience the…

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Secrets to a Simple Natural Hair Routine

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by Nicole Harmon of Hairliberty.org Wash Day   Shampoo and Condition -Start each wash by rinsing your hair for 2-3 minutes. The long rinse will loosen up product residue so you can use less shampoo. – Comb the conditioner through your hair before rinsing it out. Your hair experiences the least damage when it’s covered in conditioner. – Be sure…

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5 Tips to Speed Up Your Roller Set

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Nicole Harmon of HairLiberty.org Use a leave-in that contains amodimethicone Amodimethicone is a type of silicone that strengthens the weak areas of your hair. You may be tempted to reach for a more natural sounding ingredient, but oil-laden products increase your drying time without giving your hair any additional moisture. For a smooth, bouncy roller set, choose a leave-in conditioner…

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Product Breakdown: Aveda Damage Remedy

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by Nicole Harmon of HairLiberty Product Breakdown: Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair, $24 Product Description from Aveda Our daily leave-in treatment instantly repairs damaged hair by 26%*, helps protect from heat styling and detangles to help prevent further damage.*After 1 application of Daily Hair Repair in a clinical tensile test. Active IngredientsChenopodium Quinoa Seed This is a type of…

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