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Common Transitioning Problems - Causes & Solutions

If you are new to growing out your natural hair, especially if you have been regularly using chemical relaxers for a long time can present many challenges. If you have relaxed your hair for a very long time, your hair and scalp has adjusted to the chemicals and stopping them does cause some discomfort as it tries to re-balance.

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Dry Hair? Causes & Solutions

By far, the most common problem naturals are faced with is dry hair. I don’t mean “not wet” dry hair. I mean dry like the Sahara dry. If you are having this problem, there is one thing you must do before anything else.

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Chemicals in Natural Products

Going natural after years of relaxing your hair can be a difficult time. Not only are you confronted with a brand new texture of hair you are not used to working with, but you are also entering a brand new world of hair care products, many stating right there on the label “FOR NATURAL HAIR”. However, I have found many of these “natural hair” products are not only no good for natural hair, but are downright dangerous for it. Just because it says “natural” does not mean it is natural, or the has a good combination natural ingredients, or it is good for your hair at all.

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Feed Your Body. Feed Your Hair.

The most important thing I am going to say to you is this, so let me get it over with now. A healthy body grows healthy hair.

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Fearing the 'Fro

DeeAfter years of using chemical relaxers, you can really enjoy parts of the process of going natural. No more head slapping, no more burning scalp, no more toxic smell. After making that decision and beginning the process, you get excited and apprehensive as you watch your new, natural hair growing in.

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Caring for Locs - Avoiding Buildup

Avoiding buildup inside locs is probably the the most imporant thing you can do to successfully wear locs for many years. Buildup that lot of people are concerned about and rightfully so. It can cause mould a bad smell and in the worst cases can cause your locs to disintegrate through bacterial growth.

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Natural Hair Care: Simple ACV Conditioner

Natural Hair Care: ACV Rinse

This is my recipe for a simple Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Balancer and Conditioner. Great for locs, extensions and loose natural hair. Even better for your scalp!

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Kinky Twist Extension No Braid Method

I have never liked the look of braids at the base of kinky twist extensions. In fact that is one of the reasons why I have not had kinky twist extensions put in - to me it just looks wrong. I have tried several alternative methods of putting Marley twists in and this is the only method that did not result in the extensions either falling out or getting tangled or knotted at the base.

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Mythbusting Natural Hair

If you have thought about going natural, you have probably heard some of the things people claim that will make transitioning easier or going natural instantaneous. Most of these things are myths.

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Natural Hair Care - Using Oils

  • Argan Oil
    Argan Oil

    Argan oil is made from the edible part of the nuts inside the shell of the fruit of the Argan tree.

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  • Grapeseed Oil
    Grapeseed Oil

    A highly prized oil, this light oil is also one that has major benefits for the skin. 

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  • Extracting Avocado Oil
    Extracting Avocado Oil

    Avocado oil is expensive, but extracting your own olive oil is easy and fun. Give it a try. Your hair will love it.

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  • Trichilia Oil
    Trichilia Oil

    Trichilia emetica – also known as the Cape Mahogany – is a beautiful slow-growing hardwood tree that grows up to 30m in height. 

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  • Shea Nut Oil
    Shea Nut Oil

    You’ve heard of shea butter, but have you heard of shea oil? During the extraction process of the shea butter, a small amount of liquid oil is extracted directly from the nut. 

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  • Coconut Oil
    Coconut Oil

    Coconut is currently one of the most underestimated and underused of all the oils with regard to natural hair care.

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Natural Kinky Coily Hair Care

  • Top 10 Twistout Tips!
    Top 10 Twistout Tips!

    Twist outs are one of the most popular styles for natural hair. Twists outs are done when you use two sections to make twists like a rope with your hair. When the hair has set, the ropes are untwisted and the hair holds a wavy, cioly pattern. Two strand twists can be done on just about any hair length or texture for spectacular results that can last for a week or longer. Here are my top tips for a long lasting and shiny twistout.

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  • My No-Comb Challenge
    My No-Comb Challenge

    Going back to natural is a journey. For those of us nappy veterans who have been natural for a decade or more (like me) finding out new things, learning new things about our natural hair can still amaze us just like it did we first went back.

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  • Afro Puff Basics
    Afro Puff Basics

    The Afro Puff: New variations on an old favorite.

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  • Lavender Essentials
    Lavender Essentials

    Lavender is A Natural’s Best Friend. If I had to choose one herbal oil or infusion for my hair routine, it would be lavender. Add a comment

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  • Homemade Hair Product Guidelines
    Homemade Hair Product Guidelines

    When making your own products, you should abide by some basic hygeine standards in order to keep your products safe.

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  • Comfrey Elder Rinse
    Comfrey Elder Rinse

    This is a great rinse of fresh nourishing herbs which help soften dry hair soothe the scalp and assist with hair growth. 

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