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Henna for Natural Hair- Let’s Review!

By Curly Nikki 28 Comments

by Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty Henna is a plant that grows in the hot, dry climates of the Eastern hemisphere. For decades, women from North Africa, India, and the Middle East have used henna to stain their hair, skin, and nails. The red henna dye is contained within the leaves of the plant. After the plant is harvested, the…

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Ayurvedic Hair Care: An Introduction

By Curly Nikki 10 Comments

by Nicole of Hair Liberty Henna, Indigo, Amla, Neem, Shikakai…those are just a few names you might read when seeking natural hair care advice on the Internet. They are herbs and plants that are usually included in a Ayurvedic hair care regimen. Many African American women who decide to go natural, explore Ayurvedic hair care as a way to promote…

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Myth vs. Fact: Deep Conditioning

By Curly Nikki 82 Comments

by Nicole of Hair Liberty If you are like most African American women, you’ve been told that “deep conditioning” is one of the keys to healthy hair. Usually, that means applying a deep conditioner, putting on a plastic cap, and sitting under a bonnet dryer. Some women sit for 20 minutes…or 30 minutes…or even 40 minutes and longer. But if…

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Pre-Wash Oil Treatments for Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 70 Comments

by Nicole of Hair Liberty Black hair is inherently fragile. Unfortunately, African American natural hair is sometimes described as “nappy”, but it’s really just extremely curly hair. African American hair is breakage prone because it tangles and knots more readily than the hair of other ethnicities. That’s why many African American women (over 60%) opt for relaxers instead of their…

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