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4 Reasons to Not Give Up While Transitioning

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glam idol, Christine by Tammy Goodson of CurlyChics How many times have you heard “I want my hair to look like yours” only to get the side eye when you explain to them that you are relaxer free? Their face completely deflates and they are immediately defeated. As if it’s the world’s best kept secret. So many women think they…

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How to Minimize Breakage During Your Transition to Natural Hair

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 by Kanisha Parks of BlackNaps.org When it comes to transitioning, breakage has always been a big concern. Maintaining and manipulating two completely different textures yields a significant amount of “wear and tear” on the hair. As your natural texture begins to grow in, your relaxed hair will become increasingly more and more fragile with time. But that doesn’t mean that…

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5 Chic Hairstyles for Transitioners!

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 by Kanisha Parks of BlackNaps.org If you are currently transitioning, then you know how difficult it can be to maintain two different textures. Detangling becomes a bit more challenging so when it comes to styling, you really want to keep it simple. Sticking to styles that are easy to do will decrease manipulation of the two textures and therefore lessen…

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The Faux Big Chop- A Crochet TWA Tutorial!

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by Amanda “My face is too fat” and “My head is too big” are all things we hear from women who are hesitant to big chop or get a haircut. CurlyNikki is all about equipping women with educational tools that allow them to make educated choices and exercise their options, so when I saw Pure Estrogen’s DIY big chop crochet…

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Struggling with Transitioning to Natural Hair?

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 by Amanda The main reason people struggle to transition is because of their expectations, not their hair. Transitioning hair requires extremely low manipulation and proper moisture and protein balance. The line of demarcation is vulnerable to break when it is not properly moisturized, strengthened, and handled too frequently. Most successful long-term transitioners have a bare bones regimen. They sacrifice frequent…

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Go Natural Without Doing the Big Chop!

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Alexandria is naturally glam! by Kristian Richards When contemplating returning to your natural hair texture, the idea of cutting off all of your hair may seem super scary, and that makes complete sense. Do you want to embark on this hair journey but don’t want to cut 90-95% of your hair in the meantime? If you have thought long and hard…

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3 Ways to Stretch Natural Hair for Transitioners

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BeautyByLee’s bantu knot-out by Christina Patrice Although the transitioning process can be difficult, learning how to properly stretch your hair can make the journey to natural hair a little easier to digest. Proper stretching can help transitioners in a few different ways: Easing the detangling process, and decreasing the amount of breakage from tangles.  Providing flexible styling options — transitioners…

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