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How to Protect Your Hair While Swimming

By Curly Nikki 11 Comments

by Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty Swimming is fun and relaxing whether you’re doing it for exercise or just to cool off. You don’t have to limit your pool time for your hair, but you do have to take some extra precautions. Chlorinated water and constant friction from swimming will take a toll on African American hair. Spend a few…

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Is It Really Bad to Grease Your Scalp?

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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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Understanding Fine Natural Hair

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by Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty After studying African American hair in depth, doctors and scientists have found a lot of common features. Hair of African descent is likely to be very curly, dry, and fragile by nature. Those are the more universal characteristics, but obviously every black woman’s hair isn’t the same. One of the most important differences between…

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Minimizing Natural Hair Damage

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by Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty When you’re enthusiastic about hair care and dedicated to a healthy hair journey it can be difficult to be objective about your hair. It’s easy to talk about things that keep the hair healthy like gentle handling, good conditioners, and low manipulation, but if those were the only things that mattered, everyone’s hair would…

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Frizz Fighting Products That Really Work

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

by Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty There are times when you need your hair to look like perfection. Maybe you have an exciting date or a big meeting at work. You take the time to put every strand in its proper place, but within minutes of going outside, the best twist out ever or the most polished blow out turns…

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Natural Hair Troubleshooting

By Curly Nikki 15 Comments

by Nicole of Hair Liberty No one’s hair is perfect! Pinpoint your specific hair issues and start finding solutions to your biggest hair problems. Problem: Dry, Brittle Hair Your hair feels dry to the touch. Sometimes, it looks wiry and/or feels stiff. The breakage never stops. Solution: Your hair is telling you that it needs more moisture. Apply a water-based…

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How to Wash and Condition Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 28 Comments

by Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty African American hair can be dry and fragile. A difficult combination, especially if you’re a busy woman. Treat your wash day like a pampering spa appointment for your hair. Follow these steps and you’ll get soft, moisturized hair that’s ready for a variety of styles. Key Tips Start by rinsing your hair with lukewarm…

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Silicones and Other Sealants for Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 18 Comments

by Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty When compared to other hair types, African American hair is particularly fragile. That’s because any type of curly hair is dry due to the bend or kink in each curl. The area where the curl bends has raised cuticle scales, which means it’s porous and can’t hold on to moisture well. The more kinks…

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