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Naturally Glam: Treasure Cooper

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Via Global Couture, LLC Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. My name is Treasure Cooper and I am a 24 year old college graduate. I am from a town called Indio in California. I started my hair journey in 2010 because I had damaged it too much. I was constantly dying my hair honey blonde using…

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Restoring Natural Hair Elasticity

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 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 50% its size when wet…

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Dry Natural Hair and How to Fix It!

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by Christina Patrice At some point in our natural hair journey, we’ve all been there. Or maybe you’re there now, and that’s why you’re reading this. Whatever the case may be, nobody likes the feeling of dry, crispy, overworked hair that breaks off into thin wisps at the slightest touch. But before we get in to a product frenzy, let’s…

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Will Grape Seed Oil Prevent Heat Damage?

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via the Beauty Brains– Lilypad asks: I’m transitioning from relaxed to natural hair and a lot of blogs and video bloggers tout grape seed oil as a heat protectant when blowdrying or flat ironing hair because it has a high smoke point (about 420 °F). Is there any truth to this claim? The smoke point refers to the oil’s use…

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Preventing Heat Damage & Selecting an Effective Heat Protectant: The Science.

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flat ironin’ with EClark! by Tonya Mckay Temperatures encountered during blow-drying, flat-iron straightening, and hot curling processes can be high enough to cause severe trauma to the hair. Results of this can include cracks in the cuticle layer, bubbles or voids in the cortex, frayed and split ends, chipped and ragged cuticles, faded color, diminished curl and increased frizz, as…

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Adrianna is 16, Confident and Natural!

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Via Global Couture, LLC Hey curly girl! My Name is Adrianna! I was born and raised in Georgia with my loving parents and older sister. I’m an outspoken Sixteen-year old girl with big dreams and goals that are strongly supported by my family and close friends. I love being natural, inside and out. My generation indefinitely into finding different ways…

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The Heat Junkie Detox.

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photo courtesy of Mini Marley by Sabrina Perkins Jonesing for heat? Yea, it can happen to the best of us. Somehow a cute and different hairstyle (like straight hair) can turn into an overused crutch and it wouldn’t be so bad if it…wasn’t so bad! Heat styling should be used moderately and if you are way past that point, then…

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