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How to Get Stronger Natural Hair

 shiiaM by Sabrina Perkins Many curlies may find themselves on the unfortunate side of damaged hair either from chemicals (e.g. color), heat styling, manipulation, or a variation of the three. It is common and may even be expected from time to time as we get bored, lazy, or overzealous during our hair journey. What is …

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Protein Treatments for Natural Hair Health

by Sabrina Perkins What are proteins? Medical News Today defines proteins as large molecules consisting of amino acids that our bodies and the cells within them need to function properly. They are important to our existence that our body structures, functions, and regulation of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs could not exist without them! …

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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 …

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4 Tips for Growing Long, Natural Hair

 My Trifecta for Hip Length Hair by Farida Sharma People that I come across these days assume that my hair has always been long and that my genetics are responsible. Rather annoyingly, some people have come straight out and said ‘being mixed race must have really helped you grow your hair to that length’. NO, …

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Revisiting the Idea of Protein Overload

lecoil Hair Liberty’s Nicole Harmon, our Resident Curl Chemist, is answering your most urgent hair questions. Check it out below!  Q: I’m interested in your comments on “protein overload.” My hair seems to have a hard time absorbing moisture, staying moisturized; products evaporate quickly, hair dries very quickly after getting wet, conditioner seems to just …

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Protein Treatments for Natural Hair

 via For the Fabulous and Frugal Tiffany writes:   “I want to do a really good protein treatment, but I’ll be honest, I’m not a “naturalista natural”, meaning the DIY mixes aren’t really for me. Does anyone have any brands they can recommend?” Jamila responds: The Science of Black Hair explains, “Protein is what gives the …