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Transitioning Hairstyles For Black Women

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

originally posted on Treasured Locks Transitioning from permed or relaxed hair to natural hair should be an exciting time for you. It should not be a time of intimidation or of a feeling of loss. Many women face objections from boyfriends, husbands, family and even in the workplace. While we can’t help you with those social and political pressures, we…

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How to Rope Twist: Natural Hair Basics

By Curly Nikki 26 Comments

by NaturallyChelsea via NaturallyCurly I bet you didn’t know that, besides the regular method of twisting, there is another way to twist your hair called rope twisting. It’s really simple and easy, yet so much better than simply regularly twisting your coils. If you haven’t already been clued in on this method, here’s a simple how-to that will have you…

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Are You Down With Co-Washing?

By Curly Nikki 54 Comments

By Dr. Phoenyx Austin of DrPhoenyx.com Hey ladies! One of the best hair practices I adopted after going natural was co-washing. I was actually years into natural hair and cleansing my hair with sulfate-free shampoos. I knew all about the harsh sulfates thing, but I had no clue that there was something even better than shampoo. Then one day, a…

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Is It Really Bad to Grease Your Scalp?

By Curly Nikki 20 Comments

by Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty If you grew up in a traditional African American household, a jar of hair grease was never too far away. Oiling the scalp with thick grease was thought to be a staple of any good hair care regimen. Today, experts advise against oiling the scalp, but many African American women still believe that hair…

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Why You Need Oils in Your Conditioner

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

 by Susan Walker of Earthtones Naturals via ThreeNaturals Conditioners formulated for textured hair will typically contain emollients and oils in a fairly high amount. This is because curly and coily hair tends to be drier than other hair types. Now when it comes to conditioners, there are so many types available, and each one has its specific attributes and benefits…

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The 3 Step Program to Repairing Damaged Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

source The 3R™ Damaged Hair Restoration System By Susan Walker, Founder & Creative Director of Earthtones Naturals  via Three Naturals  If your hair has extensive damage then you’ll definitely want to implement some effective strategies to improve its health. Since there is no way to really permanently repair damaged areas, preventing further damage and addressing existing issues will enhance the…

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