Storytime: Heat Damage

IN THE BEGINNING In a naturalista’s  hair journey you will probably experience the dreaded…‘HEAT DAMAGE’.  It happened to me on my journey. I was doing so well staying on top of my hair regimen.  My hair was healthy, my curls were poppin and all was good in the universe. My birthday was coming up and […]

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Heat Damage

HOW DOES HEAT DAMAGE AFFECT YOUR NATURAL HAIR? Natural hair when it is exposed to excessive heat can cause devastating effects to your hair.` Once this happens, your hair will be dry, brittle, lackluster and without much moisture.  Natural hair can sustain heat up to 450 degrees before it burns or becomes damaged. Be careful […]

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Wash and Go

WHAT IS A WASH AND GO? Some people think a wash and go is simply washing your hair and then you can get up and go with beautiful curls that magically appear.  That is not the case. A wash and go is simply washing your hair, conditioning it and using a styler to rock your […]

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Natural Basic Hair Care

MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE Water is the key to moisturizing your hair.The most important to do with natural hair is to keep your hair moisturized.  As a woman of color we are taught at an early age to stay away from water, but water revitalizes our natural hair.  Using water is what keeps your hair moisturized. […]

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Love yourself completely.

Loving Yourself

 SPEAK KIND WORDS TO YOURSELF Loving yourself starts with self-care.  Make yourself a priority. Start with speaking kind words to yourself.  You are what you think. If you find negative thoughts starting to invade your mind, allow them to come and then flip it to positive thoughts.  Allow yourself to embrace how to make the […]

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Coloring your Natural Hair.

Hair Coloring

Coloring Your Hair Are you interested in adding color to your natural hair? Well, it’s best to consult with a hair professional to fulfill your coloring needs.  Before you get your hair colored, make sure your hair is in good condition. To ensure your hair is in good condition, deep condition your hair for a few […]

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Nighttime...what to do with your natural hair at night.

Nighttime Regimen

  MOISTURIZE As I prepare for my nighttime regimen, I gently mist my hair with water using a spray bottle with water.  Some naturals like to use a leave-in conditioner, or a mix of conditioner, water, and oil.  I just use water. You don’t want to saturate the hair, just have the hair slightly dampened. […]

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Protective Styles

Twists, braids, weaves and wigs, are all considered protective styles.  A protective style is a style you wear that has minimum to no manipulation to your hair.  Sometimes you need a break from doing your natural hair or, sometimes you just want less manipulation done on your hair so that it  can grow at an […]

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Shampooing Natural Hair

Hair Care Wash Routine

  SHAMPOO Shampooing your natural hair is important to keep your hair healthy.  Your routine should consist of a pre-poo and a moisturizing sulfate, paraben free shampoo. A pre-poo prepares your hair to be shampooed. It acts as a shield from the dryness a typical shampoo can bring to your hair.  It can consist of […]

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