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‘Tis the Season to be Straightened

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5 Tips to Make your Salon Trip Jolly by Shelli of Hairscapades Whether it’s for the ease, the longevity afforded by low dew points, a slew of holiday parties, a style change, or a gift to pamper oneself, straight hair seems to be a holiday season favorite. And, if you are going the salon route, you may be a bit…

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How to Get Super Straight Natural Hair Using the Silk Wrap Method

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source by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org The original purpose of silk wrapping was to give relaxed hair that ‘flat ironed and silky’ look without excessive heat abuse.  This treatment involves applying a bit of moisturizer and shine spray to the hair before wrapping it, securing with saran wrap and sitting under the hooded dryer for a spell. Somewhere down the…

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Dos and Dont’s: How to Straighten Natural Hair

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via NaturallyCurly by EClark  Some say that variety is the spice of life. I agree. For me, the monotony of anything has the potential to become boring. That includes wearing my natural kinks, coils, and curls. Every now and then, I like to flat iron my hair. Being that hair is fiber, over time, manipulation, constantly pulling it back, extreme environmental…

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Heat Protectants- Silicones Are Our Friends

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by Sister Scientist  In my Fry Eggs, Not Your Hair experiment I demonstrate the effects of heat transfer on an egg to emphasize the importance of incorporating a heat protection product into your thermal styling regimen. If this demonstration does not convince you that heat damage is real, I really do not know what will. Heat softens the keratin in…

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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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