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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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  • 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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  • Jamaica Black Castor Oil
    Jamaica Black Castor Oil

    Castor oil has been used by humans for over 4000 years for a variety of uses including as an insecticide, lubricant and as an anti-fungal ointment. Add a comment

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  • Marula Oil
    Marula Oil

    I believe that the African continent is the home of the best skin & haircare natural oils in the world. Of all the oils beneficial for the skin, Marula Oil is my favorite.

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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

  • Honey Cream Treatment
    Honey Cream Treatment

    This is a rich, silky treatment you can do any time you need a moisture boost for dry hair.

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  • 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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  • Locking Your Hair - Starting
    Locking Your Hair - Starting

    Natural Hair: Are you really ready for locs? 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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  • Winterize Your Hair
    Winterize Your Hair

    Winter. No more damp hair, lots of hats, dry heating, snow... get your hair ready to cope with all of this and more.

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  • 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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