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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

  • Kukui Nut Oil
    Kukui Nut Oil

    Also called Candlenut Oil and Indian Walnut, what a wonderful, rich and heavy healing oil this is. Made from the cold pressed nut of the Kukui Tree and native to Hawaii. Rich in vitamins A and E and containing very high levels of essential fatty acids linoleic and alpha-linolenic, Kukui oil has been used for centuries as a cure for eczema and other dry or damaged skin conditions including sunburn and exposure.

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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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  • Pracaxi Oil
    Pracaxi Oil

    Pracaxi oil is an exotic oil, relatively new to the market. It is an extraordinary oil and a very rich therapeutic oil extracted from the seed of the Oil Bean Tree.

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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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  • Mongongo Oil
    Mongongo Oil

    The hardy Mongongo tree mostly found thriving in the deep sands of the Kalahari and its fruit and oil have sustained the Bushmen and other desert dwellers for thousands of years.

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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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Natural Kinky Coily Hair Care

  • Co-washing? My take.
    Co-washing? My take.

    Co-washing. No Poo. No Shampoo Method. It comes as many names but basically means washing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo (with or without adding things like baking soda to the mix). I have used it on and off over the years and provide a mixed review on my results.

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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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  • Warm Oil Infusion Method
    Warm Oil Infusion Method

    I think the best way to create oil infusions is the Warm Infusion Method. It extracts more of the active properties of your herbs slowly without shocking them or needing to add unnecessary chemicals.   Add a comment

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  • Natural Hair and Porosity
    Natural Hair and Porosity

    Before talking about porosity, it is important to understand the hair strand and how the outermost layer of the hair works.

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  • Dandruff Shampoo
    Dandruff Shampoo

    Dandruff is more than itchy. It's downright annoying and can be embarrassing. This quick and easy shampoo will help you combat this condition.

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  • Wigs & Weaves for Protective Styling
    Wigs & Weaves for Protective Styling

    Would you like to try a wig or a weave to rest your natural hair? Sometimes you just want a break from styling your natural hair.  There are lots of reasons why.  You may be in a style rut, experiencing damage from over-styling, or maybe you just want a change for a little while. You can always wear protective styles to rest your hair but it still requires daily styling to maintain a protective style as well as your hair is still exposed, which you may not want.

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