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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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A PLACE FOR US

Is the natural hair movement the exclusive domain of Black women? In my opinion, yes. At least it is on this website.

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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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Natural Hair & Children - Positivity!

We are always hearing about how the media, friends and colleagues change the way we see ourselves and determine our beauty standard whether it is around our natural curly, kinky hair or dark skin. Self-esteem building begins at an early age. If a parent instills in their child a solid foundation of self-worth through love and guidance from an early age, about all parts of themselves, then neither the media nor friends or colleagues will be able to destroy it.

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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

  • 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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  • Jojoba Oil
    Jojoba Oil

    I like to refer to jojoba oil as "liquid gold" for napptural hair. It is golden, rich but light with a soft texture and nutty aroma.

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  • Olive Oil
    Olive Oil

    Olive oil is one of those basic staple oils that most people already have in their kitchen cupboard. Add a comment

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  • Baobab Oil
    Baobab Oil

    The Baobab is the largest succulent species in the world and can often have a trunk diameter of 20m or more. The tree has been knows to live for 3000 years! The Baobab fruit is used to make a refreshing drink and is high in Vitamin C.

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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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  • Apricot Kernel Oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil

    Apricot kernel oil is a light oil, nourishing to the scalp and helpful with dry skin conditions.

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Natural Kinky Coily Hair Care

  • Trimming Your TWA
    Trimming Your TWA

    Yes!! You can cut your own twa. All it takes is a little practice and a lot of patience. Don't worry, it's worth it. Add a comment

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  • Locking Your Hair - Starting
    Locking Your Hair - Starting

    Natural Hair: Are you really ready for locs? Add a comment

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  • Super Short Styling
    Super Short Styling

    Styling super short hair does not have to  be difficult. YOu can have as many looks as you want!

    The twa, (teeny, weeny, afro) is probably the most drastic change we encounter when we do the big chop and get rid of the relaxed ends in order to be 100% napptural.

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  • Short. Sharp. Chic.
    Short. Sharp. Chic.

    Chronicle of the Short Natural

    My hair became badly damaged due to the effects of a general anesthetic during surgery on July 4th to repair my badly broken arm.  It started slowly, about 3 weeks after the surgery.   I had been following my No-Comb method and started noticing a lot of shedding whenever I detangled. At first I thought this shedding was due to me not combing my hair as often because of my broken arm which caused the shed hair to build up. But as the days turned into weeks, I noticed my hair getting shorter and shorter.

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  • Juniper Jump Hair Loss Tonic
    Juniper Jump Hair Loss Tonic

     

    Juniper the berry of a wonderful tree species I grow. The berries are a deep blue to purple, very aromatic. Add a comment

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  • The Chunky Fro
    The Chunky Fro

    The words “clumpy” and “chunky” brings some not-so-pretty things to mind, except in the world of natural hair, where the words are viewed as a neat thing our natural hair does. I have heard the terms “chunky puff”, “chunky ‘fro” and “chunky wash-and-go” used separately but all relating to the same general look.

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