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So FINE- Thin Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 83 Comments

  Chronicles of Team Thin Natural Hair SO FINE: Not Every Natural is Coarse, Of Course by Cassidy of Natural Selection For the longest time, I thought that if you had thick hair, your hair was coarse and if you had thin hair then your hair was fine. Until about a year ago, I lived my entire life under the…

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So Fine Natural Hair- Sealants

By Curly Nikki 14 Comments

by Cassidy of Natural Selection Blog There’s a lot of buzz in the blogosphere about the necessity of “sealing” hair by using silicones or oils (which are natural water repellents) to retain ideal moisture levels in the hair. Sealers (aka “anti-humectants”) are like a ziploc bag for your hair: the moisture in your cuticles can’t get out and excess moisture…

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So Fine Natural Hair- Part 9

By Curly Nikki 13 Comments

Dishing on Detanglingby Cassidy of NaturalSelectionblog.com Fact: textured hair is prone to tangling. Fact: detangling can be damaging. Fact: it doesn’t have to be. Tangles come in all different forms from fairy knots to matting roots to wishbone snarls at the end of your strands to shed hairs caught mid strand to a pony tail elastic that has somehow ensnared…

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So Fine Natural Hair- Part 8

By Curly Nikki 7 Comments

Footloose and Protein Free by Cassidy of NaturalSelectionblog.com As promised in the last segment of So Fine, I wanted to present to you a round up of protein free conditioners for those of you who have protein sensitivities due to higher porosity strands. When you’re shopping for a protein-free conditioner, you must read the label closely because often times proteins…

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So Fine Natural Hair- Part 7

By Curly Nikki 12 Comments

SO FINE: The Protein Posseby Cassadie of NaturalSelectionBlog A few So Fine’s ago, I used my Sponge Theory to explain how protein interacted with hair cuticles to produce both awesome and horrible results depending on your fine hair porosity. Conditioners, as you are all well aware, are key to any hair regimen, and also a great place to get your…

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So Fine: Natural Hair Part 6

By Curly Nikki 19 Comments

So Fine: Let’s Talk Protection by Cassidy of Natural Selection Blog The online natural hair community is riddled with protective styling challenges, videos, forums, and blogs. There are many people that speak of protective styling as the key to healthy hair and for them protective styling has helped them retain length. HOWEVER, for some of us, particularly those of us…

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So Fine: Natural Hair Part 5

By Curly Nikki 13 Comments

So FINE: Protein. How a Good Thing Can Be Too Much by Cassidy of Natural Selection Blog For some of us with fine hair, protein-packed deep conditioners can work MIRACLES. If you’re like me, protein conditioners clump our coils together, strengthen our strands, and give weight to our otherwise lightweight hair. However, for others, protein can wreak havoc on their…

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So FINE: Natural Hair Part 4

By Curly Nikki 17 Comments

So FINE: These are a Few of My Fa-vor-ite Moisturizersby Cassidy of Natural Selection Blog One of the main challenges with finding the perfect moisturizer when you have fine hair is finding one that both gives you the moisture you need, but doesn’t weigh your hair down and make it product-y. It can be tough to be So Fine in…

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SO FINE: Natural Hair Part 3

By Curly Nikki 33 Comments

SO FINE: Porosity and Why it Mattersby Cassidy of Natural Selection Blog “Great, I’ve got fine hair too!! So. Whatproductsdoyouusewhatshouldiuse howshouldistylewhereshouldibuyhowmuchshouldiusecanyou pleasetellmeeverythingineedtoknowaboutfinehairnowwwwww???” This has been an extremely popular question I’ve been getting in comments and emails since jumping into the So Fine Series to which I can only respond with one thing: HOLD YOUR HORSES, YOU FINE THANGS YOU! We’ve…

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SO FINE: Natural Hair Part 2

By Curly Nikki 19 Comments

SO FINE: The Fine Hair Rule of Thumbby Cassidy of Natural Selection When I first went natural I went around the Internet soaking up every bit of natural advice that I could get my hands on. In particular there was one forum discussion about length retention in which a woman was discussing her two cousins who were sisters: one with…

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