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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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Can I Use a Rinse-Out Conditioner as a Leave-in?

By Curly Nikki 45 Comments

via TheBeautyBrains Dark Eyes asks…Is it ok to use a regular conditioner as a leave in conditioner? I have long, thick wavy hair that needs to be weighed down. Any recommendations or ingredients to look for? The Left Brain responds: Rinse off and leave-on products are formulated differently for a reason. Almost any oily material will provide conditioning when left…

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Is it Bad to Condition Your Hair Every Day?

By Curly Nikki 24 Comments

 when she wouldn’t come out of the bathroom, I peeked in to investigate and look what I found… #TheyreAlwaysWatching via The Beauty Brains Question of the Day: I have really dry curly hair. Will It damage my hair if I condition it everyday? The Right Brain responds: The answer depends on HOW you condition your hair. Rinse out conditioners are…

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How to Moisturize Dry Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 42 Comments

 Bennii Blast of the Culture Pine The thought of having to deal with dry, frizzy hair doesn’t get any of us transitioners and naturals smiling from ear to ear. It can de-motivate you in trying out new hairstyles, and result in you throwing an insult or two at your crowning glory. Before you get stuck in a rut, here are…

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