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Color Me Curly: Dyeing Natural Hair

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by Evelyn Ngugi  African American hair is versatile in many ways—certain products and styles, such as twists or braids, can achieve different curl patterns, from tight coils to waves and anywhere in between. Experimenting with these techniques is part of the naturally curly experience, but sometimes what you really crave is a burst of color, right? Dyeing any type of…

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Faux Color, Real Appeal

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by Nay of MyCurlyMane.com Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold I’ve got color; yes, I do! I’ve got color; how about you?! I just love hair color. I think it’s a great way to accent our curls, particularly in the form of highlights. Warning! As much as I love coloring my hair, it was one of the evil culprits that…

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Suhaly Bautista’s Naturally Glamorous

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Meet Suhaly Bautista, aka, “The Earth Warrior.” Originally from New York City, she currently lives in Asuncion, Paraguay. She says, ‘it’s a long story, gyspy stuff.’ How long have you been natural? As long as I can remember. I came across some baby pictures of myself in my mother’s closet recently and the first thing I noticed in each photograph…

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Natural Hair and Color That Pops!

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During my interview with Mya, I asked about her favorite brand and shade of hair dye and how she maintains the color’s richness, and what she does to protect the health of her curls. Although she was unsure about the brand her stylist uses, she shared that frequent deep treatments, infrequent shampoo’ing, and products designed with color treated hair in…

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Best Dye Kits for Natural Hair

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Chris writes: For those of us who want a pop of color besides black and dark brown, what are the best at home color kits for natural African-American hair? I’m not looking for a peroxide blond but maybe a “safer” honey brown. Also, how do you maintain your color and what products do you use to retain moisture? Helpful Links:…

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Blond Bombshells- Black Hair Politics

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by Alona of Hair Politik Years ago, I decided to add light brown highlights to my hair. I shared my plans with a group of my coworkers. A young, light-skinned, black man with braided, loosely curled hair gasped in horror and said, “Aren’t you too dark to get your hair colored?” I couldn’t believe my ears. He just shook his…

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Color Me Curly- Dyeing Natural Hair

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Our hair is versatile in many ways—certain products and styles, such as twists or braids, can achieve different curl patterns, from tight coils to waves and anywhere in between. Experimenting with these techniques is part of the naturally curly experience, but sometimes what you really crave is a burst of color, right? Dyeing any type of hair may involve a…

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