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  • Combing vs Finger Detangling: Which is Better?

    Combing vs Finger Detangling: Which is Better? Style Icon Mela By Cipriana of Urbanbushbabes.com To comb or not to comb that is the question! Well for those who know my hair practices the answer is obvious. For those who don’t, let me just say the comb has become a distant memory…….comb what, comb who? All […]

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  • Tips for Perfecting a Bantu Knot Out

    Tips for Perfecting a Bantu Knot Out I tried several bantu knot outs over the first two years of my healthy hair journey without any success. This style is formed when your hair is twisted around itself until it forms a knot that resembles a stack of tires. When you remove the knots your hair […]

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  • How to Cut Down on Shedding

    How to Cut Down on Shedding Question from Jae: I’ve noticed that a lot of hair has been coming out when I detangle my hair. I’m just not sure if I should be losing that much, maybe I’m a little paranoid. But if it is breaking, I really want to handle it before it goes […]

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  • There are No Shortcuts to Beautiful Hair!

    There are No Shortcuts to Beautiful Hair! By Fran of Heyfranhey.com We’re a world of instant gratification. We want what we want and we want it now. Readers tell me they need to lose 20 lbs in 10 days. They tell me they want 6-pack abs by summer. Or that their hair needs to be […]

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    Moisture + Protein = Hair’s BFF

    Moisture + Protein = Hair’s BFF Protein can be a bit confusing at first, there is a whole lot of information out there about what it does and how it works for hair. Also, moisture sometimes is forgotten and overlooked as an important part of hair care. They both are equally important and play a […]

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    What is a Hair Treatment and when Should You Do One?

    What is a Hair Treatment and when Should You Do One? So your hair is in bad shape, its splitting or breaking off at worse or dry and frizzy, what should you be doing? Getting a treatment is the answer but which one and why? First of all know your basic facts on what a […]

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  • Product Review: Curlformers

    Due to a variety of factors I am SO behind on posting product reviews, so you will see a few from me a short period of time! The companies I have been working with are great. They are customer service-friendly and have been completely patient and understanding with my delay (bonus points!) This review is […]

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  • How Stress Affects Your Hair

    How Stress Affects Your Hair Via WebMD A normal head of hair contains about 120,000-150,000 strands of hair. Usually, at any one time, about 90% of those hairs are in a growing phase, growing by about 1/2 inch each month. This phase lasts for two to three years. At that point, a hair will go […]

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  • Help For Fine Natural Hair

    Fine hair is reminiscent of lifeless, dull hair with endless amounts of frizz. If you have fine natural hair, you have double the battle with lifeless hair, frizzy hair and length retention issues. Moreover, styling fine natural hair is even that much more difficult as fine natural hair is extremely fragile, difficult to manipulate, has […]

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  • Confessions… (And Recovery) of a Hair Product Junkie

    Confessions… (And Recovery) of a Hair Product Junkie Healthy Hair Care Journey I only recently began my healthy hair care journey at the top of this year. I’ve been going 11 months strong. I can honestly say that my hair looks and feels a lot healthier. Keep in mind there was a lot of damage. My […]

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  • What is your biggest hair frustration?

    What is your biggest hair frustration? Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, there are things about our hair that continue to frustrate/flabbergast us. Today we want to know, what is your biggest hair frustration? Is it styling? Retaining length? Retaining moisture? Please share in the comments below! More Tips to help you: How to […]

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  • How to Cut Down on Hair Shedding

    How to Cut Down on Hair Shedding Question from Jae: I’ve noticed that a lot of hair has been coming out when I detangle my hair. I’m just not sure if I should be losing that much, maybe I’m a little paranoid. But if it is breaking, I really want to handle it before it […]

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  • Are Buns An Effective Protective Style?

    Are Buns An Effective Protective Style? Style Icon Michelle Melissa writes; I’ve heard that buns are an effective protective style but my personal experience with bunning has produced mixed results. I typically just fold my loose hair over and secure it with a hair tie. At night I take the hair tie out and twist […]

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    Is Conditioner Meant to be Left in Your Hair?

    By Jc of The Natural Haven Is Conditioner Meant to be Left in Your Hair? This is a question that I have been asked several times and topped the recent poll with nearly half the votes wanting to know the answer! I must clarify first and say that when you wash your hair, you should […]

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