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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Natural Kinky Coily Hair Care

  • Shea Butter Basics
    Shea Butter Basics

    While you may have only recently heard of Shea Butter, its use is far from a recent development. The benefits of Shea Butter have been well known for centuries.

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  • Anti-Dandruff Tonic
    Anti-Dandruff Tonic

    I call this Dee’s Seriously Strong Anti-Dandruff Tonic. It is a strong treatment. 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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  • Power Shine Vinegar Rinse
    Power Shine Vinegar Rinse

    I love this recipe. Especially since I use my own home-grown Alpine Rosemary It has a strong, fresh wake-up scent so best to do this during the day and not at night when you want to sleep. It is invigorating for the mind and hair, increases circulation to the scalp and closes the hair cuticle to a soft, sheeny finish.

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  • Mint Stinger Rinse
    Mint Stinger Rinse

    This NappturaliTEA will make your hair soft and is great for using before wet twisting your hair, especially if you are twisting specifically for a twistout or a chunky fro.

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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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