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Natural Hair Blow Out | Tips to Prevent Damage

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by Michelle Thames of HappilyEverNatural.com Looking for tips to protect your natural hair for your next blow out? Ready to flaunt straight or stretched hair for a few days? We are all scared of that those two little words…dun dun dun… Heat damage! There is good news, though. You can safely blow out your hair to prevent and minimize heat damage. Here…

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Heat Damage in Natural Hair

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Photo Courtesy of Natalie Live  by Amanda When embarking on your natural hair journey, everything has to start with a healthy foundation for optimal results. The best way to think about your foundation is the virgin hair growing from your scalp. Whether you were a straight-haired natural, “heat trained”, or straightened your hair six times a year, anyone who uses…

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Rehab Your Natural Hair After Using Heat

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by Maria Antoinette There are three hair treatments that all naturals should do post heat styling. These treatments add moisture back into the cortex of the hair strand, fill in any missing gaps in the cuticle, and increasing the hair’s elasticity. Read On!>>> Pre-poo You might be thinking, why pre-poo my hair is straight and I do not have to…

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How to Avoid Heat Damage

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 Photo Courtesy of Maria Antoinette by Maria Antoinette The number one self-inflicted hair related issue that I have seen as a licensed cosmetologist is heat damage. Heat damage does not discriminate by hair type. The tips that I have complied below can decrease the potential of heat damage and therefore help you feel more comfortable when using heat tools. Read…

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Overcome Heat Damage in Natural Hair

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by Michelle Thames of HappilyEverNatural.com The phrase, ‘heat damage’ is a something that we all fear in the Natural Hair community! I recently interviewed natural hair vlogger Elle at Curls Unbothered about her experiences with Heat Damage. 1. How long have you dealt with heat damage? I went “natural” in 2010, my sophomore year of college which for me meant…

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A New Category of Hair Care Products, And Why I’m Not Impressed. (Beware the ‘Smoothing’ Treatment)

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#RepostForLola #DropsKnowledge by Susan Walker of DrWalkerWellness What began as a curious investigation into a technique and system many naturals are using to style their hair ended in anger and frustration and a revelation that as naturals, some of us a don’t feel as though our specific hair texture is “good” enough. I’m going to preface this post by saying…

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Heat Damage and Your Natural Hair

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by Amanda Whether you use a flat iron, blow-dryer, curling iron, or curling wand is irrelevant, high temperatures (and “high” is a relative term for many women) and frequent usage cause the hair to break down. You may not realize it yet, but if your hair is limp, excessively dry, or experiencing breakage then you may have heat damage. Going…

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