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7 Popular Butters for Soft, Healthy Natural Hair

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 by Sabrina Perkins Some of the most common natural butters that people adore include shea, coconut, and more recently, hemp. They benefit our hair and skin in the most appreciated ways and since they come from fruit, beans, seeds, and leaves. They are universal in their abilities to better the health of our tresses and they also have their own…

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The Right and Wrong Way to Use Glycerin for Hair

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by Tonya McKay It seems that naturally curly folks have a love/hate relationship with glycerin. There is a lot of information, and misinformation, about this seemingly simple substance. I thought I’d shed some light on the chemical makeup of glycerin and how it affects curly hair specifically. Read On!>>> Benefits of Glycerin: Glycerin is an alcohol, known also by the…

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Honey for Growing Long, Natural Hair

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by Claire Aviles Most of us know that honey is one of those great “superfoods” that contributes to a healthier lifestyle. The natural and organic cane sugar alternative has a long shelf life and is great for everything from sore throats and migraines to digestive issues and insomnia. But did you know that honey is also great for your hair?…

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Ingredients for the Slip Addicted Natural

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by Christina Patrice Are you addicted to slip? You know…slip! Our hair tends to be dry and the older it gets–or further from wash day–the dryer it gets. Curly or coily hair tends to curl or coil around itself and create tangles or knots (yes, knots) when dry. Many of us are always on the hunt for products that will…

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Common Hair Conditioner Ingredients

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I received a few questions yesterday about ingredients in conditioners, especially alcohols.  Remember alcohols like Cetearyl, Cetyl and Stearyl are fatty and act as softeners or emollients.  They‘re not drying like SD alcohol, SD alcohol 40, Alcohol denat, Propanol, Propyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol. Check out this re-post for clarification!    By Tonya McKay Most of us with curly hair are pretty well-versed…

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True or False: Sulfates are the Devil

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by Christina Patrice One of the cornerstones of the Curly Girl Method is avoiding shampoos and cleansers that contain sulfates. As a result of the rise in popularity of embracing naturally curly hair, many product manufacturers have responded with shampoos, cowashes, and other cleansers that are labeled as “sulfate free” to meet textured hair demands. But in truth, many products…

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