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How to Read Natural Hair Product Labels

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IG @tolaniav by Charlene Walton of TexturedTalk.com Paraben free. Sulfate free. Silicone free. Yes, we’ve all seen these words plastered across a lot of products but what does this stuff really mean? What’s really inside natural hair products and how does it affect your hair? Often, we gravitate to what sounds great on the front of a label. But the…

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Top 10 Ingredients that Stimulate Hair Growth

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by Kristian Richards  When there are issues with getting your hair to grow, it’s important to rectify the situation both internally and externally. A number of factors contribute to reduced hair growth, from your scalp being too dirty or your pores being blocked from build-up. It is true that nothing but time can make your hair grow, but there may…

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Top Ingredients to Fight an Itchy Scalp

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PHOTO BY JOHN SOMMER/ISTOCK by Kim Wong-Shing If you suffer from an itchy scalp, you’re not alone. Our delicate scalps become itchy and irritated for a huge variety of reasons, making this issue extremely common. But that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Continue!>>> An itchy scalp is uncomfortable and sometimes even painful, since persistent scratching causes your…

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Shea Butter for Natural Hair: Healing Magic

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by Stephanie Bird These days shea butter is all the rage. You have probably spotted shea butter as a key ingredient in many types of shampoo, conditioners, hot oil treatments, soaps, lotions and creams. This article explores shea, what it is, where it comes from and how curly topped people can reap the benefits of this unique African product. Continue!>>>…

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6 Ways to Use Aloe Vera Gel for Your Natural Hair

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via Naturallycurl.com Calling all curly coily ladies out there! Are your curls thirsty? Has harsh weather made your hair stiff? You might be overlooking a great natural ingredient that could be your saving grace. Aloe vera is known to promote shine and moisture in hair while also preventing hair loss and dandruff. Grab products with aloe vera or some all…

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What Is Silicone?

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 IG @el.michell by Mary Wolff Most women are nervous about what we put on our hair. We want to make sure we are using the best products to get the results we desire. The problem is sometimes understanding that ingredients takes an advanced degree in chemistry.  With so much talk lately about what chemicals do to skin and hair, it’s…

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