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Hair Tip of the Day

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Whenever I feel a fit of PJism coming on, I check out the products of interest on NaturallyCurly.com’s Curlproducts Page. This mecca of reviews have kept me from wasting time and money on less than stellar products! I’ve never contributed to the reviews, but I definitely enjoy reading them! You can also find the ingredients and product details there!I always…

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Hair Tip of the Day

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Toning Down the Orange I recently received an email inquiry from a gorgeous curly trying desperately to cover her resistant gray hairs with Henna. She had already completed three applications, but was still unsuccessful at toning down the orange. I have a few grays myself, but they’re now auburn due to a year’s worth of henna applications. I never payed…

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Hair Tip of the Day

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I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but please refrain from touching your styled, wet hair until it is COMPLETELY DRY! Whether you’re doing a Wash & Go, a Twist & Curl, a Fro Hawk, or any other style that you’d prefer to dry in a defined, frizz-free manner, hands off until your hair is dry 😀 This was probably one…

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Hair Tip of the Day

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If you haven’t yet, please invest in a Satin Pillow Case and/or, a Silk/Satin headscarf or bonnet. Believe the hype! I can’t stress enough the importance of protecting your hair at night. The friction caused by wild sleeping (thrashing about and carrying on) will inevitably take a toll on your delicate strands…especially if you’re sleeping on the dreaded cotton! Friction…

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Hair Tip of the Day

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Special occassion? Going out? Want a slightly stretched, fluffier Wash & Go, that hangs oh so right? I used to stretch my roots on occassion to achieve a fuller look. This Hair Tip definitely works, but please use it sparingly. A blow fryer should not become a staple of your arsenal! After my Wash & Go was fully dry (this…

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Hair Tip of the Day

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For those of you that Wash and Go, and would like to make an attempt at the elusive ‘second day hair’, try the Claw Clip Trick: Before bed, grab a Goody Mini Claw Clip and pull your day old Wash and Go back to the nape of your neck- as if you’re going to make a low pony tail. Use…

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Growing to New Lengths

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In the cyber world, there are several concoctions and magical serums floating around that promise to swiftly grow your hair to great lengths. I’m not in the position to review any of them…not even Boundless Tresses, which I used intermittently for 2 weeks. I believe that growth happens from the inside out…Obviously, we can’t override our genes, but we can…

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Are All Alcohols Drying?

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I’ve been asked this question 5 times in the past week! Here’s a list of the ‘okay’ or ‘fatty’ alcohols: Behenyl alcohol Cetearyl alcohol Cetyl alcohol Isocetyl alcohol Isostearyl alcohol Lauryl alcohol Myristyl alcohol Stearyl alcohol C30-50 Alcohols Lanolin alcohol Fatty alcohols provide an emollient effect, and bind water and oil to give our favorite conditioners their slip and creaminess….

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To Cone, or not to Cone…That is the Question

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I came across this wonderful article by Tonya McKay on NaturallyCurly.com, and thought I’d share it with you! I avoided silicones for years, and recently I asked myself, why …I had never had a problem with silicones, but I read that they were the devil, and so I followed suit. My two fave conditioners have amodimethicone, and my hair has…

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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Nikki, why do you use tea instead of lemon juice? I thought lemon juice was essential. Catherine over at Hennaforhair.com recommends mixing your henna with an acidic liquid to aid in dye release and color retention. Lemon juice is very harsh and since us kinky/curlies already have dryness issues, adding an acid like lemon juice, or even Apple Cider…

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