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Curly Nikki

How to Avoid Heat Damage

 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 …

Curly Nikki

Overcome Heat Damage in Natural Hair

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 …

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Heat Damage and Your Natural Hair

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 …

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Restoring Natural Hair Elasticity

 by Janelle Sands Elasticity has been a way in which we gauge healthy hair and is most noted for attributing bounce and movement to the hair. Elasticity is determined by your hair’s ability to stretch and return to its natural state. Everyone’s hair stretches at different rates. Hair Finder says typically hair can stretch up …