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My Little Secret Is…

Let’s keep it going! Elisa Lewis writes:This is a little game that I saw on another hair forum that I think would be a GREAT Question of the Day…. It’s called, “Let’s play a little game…“ Hi, I’m: Give your Username.I love: List ONE of your favorite product lines.My Splurge is: One product you buy …

What is a Bad Hair Day?

How we Talk About Our Own Hair by Naeema of YourAfricaisShowing.blogspot.com Rebellious, unmanageable, nappy, untamed, unkempt. These are just some of the words I hear people use to describe their own hair, and it’s usually not meant to be positive. This is what makes us look for so-called “miracle products” for our hair. I’m even …

Brown Babies with Pink Parents

Maria of tobeanaturalista.com writes: Amy Ford is a new blogger on NaturallyCurly.com. As conotated by the above title, Amy is white and her adopted children are black. Her contribution to Naturally Curly is to write about the things she learned to be able to properly care for her girls naturally curly hair. I’ve been coming …

When Are You Going to Relax Your Hair?

Didi of AdventuresofaKinkyCurly writes: Reflections of a Natural Head… When are you going to relax your hair? This is a question I have heard frequently in the last month. I have been interning at a prominent law firm in Nigeria this summer and when people find out where I’m working, they are shocked that they …

Are Expensive Natural Hair Products Worth It?

Tonetta asks: What is the most money you have spent on a hair product and was it worth it? CN’s Response: Most expensive product? That’s a tough one… I’ve bought A LOT over the past 5 years. The most expensive tools have been the Ouidad Double Detangler (totally worth it), and Curlformers (ehh… I can …

Trimming Natural Hair

Charrise asks: What is the most effective way to trim? -Describe your hair (coily, curly, wavy, fine, coarse, etc.) – Do you ‘Search and Destroy’, clip the ends of twists, orstraighten to trim, or go to a salon? -How often do you trim? How do you know when the time has come? CN’s Response: – …

Homemade Deep Conditioner Recipes– Natural Hair

Laura asks: What’s your favorite homemade deep conditioner? CN’s Response: I don’t recall ever making a DT totally from scratch… I’m not much of a mixtress. I usually start with a rinse out or deep conditioner of some sort and add oils (grapeseed, coconut, or olive), and lots of honey. I’m very curious to hear …

Natural Hair and Imminent Frustration

Marnettebelle writes: I notice that many curlies go through phases of frustration with their natural hair either early on, or later down the road. We’ve all been there… when your hair isn’t acting right, your holy grail products stop working, you reach an awkward length, or you’re doing everything ‘right’ and reaping ZERO benefits. Next …

What Are Your Weekend Hair Plans?

Hola Chicas, It’s Friday already… time is flying! I’m 27 weeks today and I’m finding it a bit harder to get around. I’m still walking every morning, but it’s slow going… it used to take me 35 to 40 minutes to walk the neighborhood, but now it’s more like an hour! Oh, and baby made …