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The Right and Wrong Way to Use Glycerin for Hair

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by Tonya McKay It seems that naturally curly folks have a love/hate relationship with glycerin. There is a lot of information, and misinformation, about this seemingly simple substance. I thought I’d shed some light on the chemical makeup of glycerin and how it affects curly hair specifically. Benefits of Glycerin: Glycerin is an alcohol, known also by the chemical names…

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locs maintenance

4 Common Mistakes that Will Ruin Your Locs

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by Sherrell Dorsey of OrganicBeautyVixen I’m working a little backwards here folks. When I first started my locs I was young, bull-headed and all about instant gratification. So I turned my human hair kinky twists into locs and never looked back. That in-between stage? Nah. I skipped it. As my locs began to form I would slowly trim off the…

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Can I Wear a Head Wrap to Work?

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source by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com Scarves. Head wraps. Geles. Black women have long celebrated their culture and pride with intriciate wraps of fabric. Twisted this way and that, a woman’s head wrap speaks volumes about her confidence, her lineage, and her ancestry. But is wearing a head wrap in a corporate setting appropriate? Continue!>>> It’s a question I’ve asked…

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CurlyNikki’s #AskAway Monday

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#BigSisBoogie Hola Chicas! It’s Monday and I’m on the roof!  If you’ve got hurr, life (or whatever and what have you) questions, ask below! I’ll do my best to get to them all! Later Gators, Nik Continue!>>> PAST PICS! 2-22-2016 the result of a chunky twist-out on dry hair (old roller set) using Jane Carter’s Twist-Out Foam– I was super…

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Are You a Sandy Brown Natural?

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Erika writes: A few years ago, my hair dresser shared that people with my color hair (a dark but very sandy and shine free brown, that’s very blond in the sun), have a very “unique” natural hair texture. I’ve observed a few other SB’s like myself (sandy browns) and I see the following commonalities: Read More!!>>> Characteristics of My Sandy…

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How to Use a Weave as a Protective Style

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photo credit: FingerComber by Kavuli of Good Hair Diaries Hey folks! I’ve decided to use a full sew-in weave as a protective style for a while. I am very happy with my decision to do this, but I thought I should go into serious detail regarding the maintenance of my hair underneath. Out of sight, out of mind does NOT apply…

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How To Steam Natural Hair Without a Steamer

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via Nappy Naturally By now we’ve all read about the benefits of using hair steamers for natural hair care. We’ve seen all the beautiful natural haired divas whose hair has grown down their backs. They rave about their natural hair absorbing all the goodness of whatever deep conditioning treatment was done…and we look in our wallets to decide if we’re going…

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