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4 Tips for 'Second-Day Hair'

<b>Q: How can I get my style to last? Is there an alternative to wetting and putting leave-in conditioner in my hair every day?</b><p><i>CN:</i> We are always in …

Oil Rinsing for Smooth, Shiny Soft Natural Hair

<b>Oil Rinsing... The Answer to Frizz</b><p>by Petra Lomax of <b>EmilyCottonTop</b><p>I have to start out by saying, frizz was never an issue for me, I figure it comes …

Find Your Perfect Deep Conditioner - The Ultimate Guide

by Nicole Harmon of Hair Liberty<p>Do you remember when you were a kid and you had your favorite shirt? I do. It was pink with purple flowers and it …

6 Must-Read Tips for Your Best Deep Treatment EVER

by Amanda Starghill of NaturallyCurly<p>Deep conditioning is an essential element in which coily hair thrives. Coily hair requires enriched moisture …

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Glycerin-Free Natural Hair Products for the Summer

<i>From my Cape Town adventures...</i><p>by <b>Ashley Glenn</b><p>Summer is here! It’s time to stow away our sweaters and boots and bring out the sundresses and …

Clay Washing for Natural Hair Health and Growth

<i>Alesha is naturally glam!</i><p>by <i>Sabrina Perkins</i><p>Clay, mud, and fine-grained earth are all words that describe our mineral-rich favorite detoxifying miracle …

Drifter & the Gypsy - fashion, photography, design, etc.

A video<p>About a month ago, I met up with Katrina, a wedding videographer at Mayad Studios, who was visiting from the Philippines. We met up at the …

10 Curl-Defining Hair Products to Try!

<i>my wash and go regimen</i><p>BY: EVELYN NGUGI<p>Looking for a product that will define your natural curl pattern?<p>There are so many gels, custards and curl …

Why Eggs Mayo DON'T Work as a Natural Protein Treatment

by <b>Sabrina Perkins</b><p>Many women prefer to turn to DIY hair products because they know exactly what they are putting on their hair. That is certainly a …

Humectants, Weather and Hair Care: Part 1

<i>A re-post for those confused about glycerin and humidity as spring approaches!</i><p>by Susan Walker of <b>Earthtone Naturals</b><p>Changes in weather require …

The Lazy Naturals Guide to Adding Moisture

<b>lazy, chunky twist-outs on dry hurr</b><p>by TJ of <b>IndigenousCurls.Blogspot.com</b><p>Hello! I am a lazy natural. I avoid styles that take long to install, I avoid …

Lazy Naturals- Keep It Simple, Boo.

by Toia B of <b>Luvtobnatural.com</b><p>In this week’s edition, I thought I’d pick up from <b>where we left off last week</b>. Shall we?<p>This natural hair stuff doesn’t …

Hair Tip Tuesday - A T-shirt Is Better Than A Towel!

via <b>GoodHairDiaries</b><p>Ok, if you haven't heard by now, drying your hair with those thick and fluffy towels is not the business! Yes, you heard me right! …

Identifying Proteins Humectants in Hair Products

Re-post from Winter 2009<p>T.L. asks:<p>Nikki, how can I tell which products contain protein and which ones don't? I believe I'm protein sensitive because …

6 Ways to Stretch and Soften Natural Hair at Home

by <i>NaturallyChelsea</i><p>If you have curls, coils or waves then you are probably very familiar with the term shrinkage. Most of us have it but the problem …

What is a Hair Conditioner?- Moisturizer vs Emollients

by <b>Tonya McKay</b><p>Marketing statements for hair conditioners contain a variety of terms to describe the properties of the products in a manner that is …

Why You Need Oils in Your Conditioner

by Susan Walker of <i>Earthtones Naturals</i><p>via <b>ThreeNaturals</b><p>Conditioners formulated for textured hair will typically contain emollients and oils in a fairly …

How to Use Olive Oil for Natural Hair

by <b>Kala G</b><p>Dry curly hair is the WORST! But olive oil can be your best friend when it comes to preventing natural Type 4 hair from getting dry and …

4 Super Easy Ways to Use Olive Oil for Natural Hair

by Sunshyne of Hairliciousinc.com<p>Why is EVOO So Amazing?<p>Have you tried Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) in your hair regimen? If not, wait no longer! …

Four Remedies for Damaged Natural Hair

By <b>Chelsea</b><p>For the new converts to naturalness who are looking to revive damaged hair, or the curly whose hair simply took a turn for the worse, don’t …

Your Moisturizer Needs These 4 Ingredients to be Effective

<i>by Susan Walker of Earthtones Naturals</i><p>If someone were to ask me what is the number one challenge with natural hair my answer would be maintaining …

An Indepth Look at Porosity and Naturally Curly Hair

by Tonya McKay of NaturallyCurly<p>Porosity is the term used in the science of hair care to describe how easily water and other matter can diffuse back …

Choosing the Best Moisturizer for Your Curls- Pt 2

<i>by Susan Walker of Earthtones Naturals</i><p>See part 1, <b>HERE</b>.<p>In order to get the most out of your moisturizer you need to choose the best one for your hair …

The Right and Wrong Way to Use Glycerin for Hair

by <b>Tonya McKay</b><p>It seems that naturally curly folks have a love/hate relationship with glycerin. There is a lot of information, and misinformation, …

Proteins in Natural Hair Products- Why You Should Care

by <b>Tonya Mckay</b><p><i>"Many consumers have also found that using a very moisturizing conditioner paired with a protein product in their routine gives added</i> …

LOC Method: The Hair Routine Every Curly Should Know!

by <b>NaturallyChelsea</b><p>If your curls absorb more water than a Sham Wow towel yet they’re forever crying out for more moisture, then it may just be time to …

Humectants and Natural Hair Care- The Ultimate Guide

by <b>Tonya McKay</b><p><b>Continue Reading!>>></b><p><b>Understanding Humectants</b><p>Humectants are materials used in products to moisturize dry or damaged hair. They promote …

5 Conditioning Ingredients You Have In Your House Right Now

by WestNDNBeauty of ConfessionsofaBlogVixen<p>Experiencing dry, brittle, or frizzy hair? You may be in need of a moisturizing, conditioning treatment. …