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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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3 Ways to Start Treating Your Natural Hair Better

By Curly Nikki 22 Comments

 Glam idol, Treasure! by Sherrell Dorsey of OrganicBeautyVixen My hair has definitely seen brighter days. Those days I’ve gently massaged my scalp, covered it in olive oil and sat under the dryer. It’s even remembered the days I would religiously wear my satin scarf and take my Vivscal hair vitamins for extra nutrients. Now, each day is a fight. At…

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Transitioning Hair Tips You Can’t Live Without

By Curly Nikki 18 Comments

 by Lisa Michelle Congratulations, you’ve decided to go natural! Now you get to answer one of the most profound questions within the natural hair community: to transition or go for the Big Chop? If you’re not quite ready to cut your relaxed ends yet, then welcome to the wonderful world of transitioning! Here are a few tips that should help…

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Creating a Regimen for your Growing TWA

By Curly Nikki 28 Comments

 @keliise   by Naeeri of Your Africa is Showing When I originally started my natural journey, I had no idea how much I would learn about my hair. I’ve never been one of those girls who was good at sticking to a regimen, so I never even tried. I became a product junkie, buying every good product I researched, and…

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7 Mistakes Many Naturals Make

By Curly Nikki 28 Comments

source by Tammy of CurlyChics 1. Not detangling Never, not once did I properly detangle my hair, if at all. I would simply shampoo and condition my hair, throw some Motions foam wrap lotion and Paul Mitchell foaming pomade and keep it moving. I barely used a comb! Now, it was cute but that’s it. It was not healthy in…

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Protect Your Cuticle: The First Line of Defense for Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki One Comment

Fig. 1: Undamaged hair Tonya McKay writes: As a polymer scientist with a love for biological structures, I find hair and skin to be extremely fascinating systems. Human hair is an intricate composite structure comprised of keratin proteins, lipids, polysaccharides, water and pigment particles. All of the individual components are complex and perform very specific functions. Those of us with curly…

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