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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Natural Kinky Coily Hair Care

  • 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 Natural Hair. Care!
    Short Natural Hair. Care!

    We all go through processes in our lives – some forced upon us, some we go through voluntarily and with a goal. But one thing is true of all processes; they have a preface, a story and an ending , just like a book.

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  • All About Comfrey
    All About Comfrey

    Comfrey is a wonderful plant! It has pride of place in my garden because it can be used for so many conditions. It is easy to process and a beautiful plant when in full bloom.

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  • Butters, Whips & Pomades!
    Butters, Whips & Pomades!

    If you have been a part of the natural movement as long as I have, you would have seen hundreds of “natural” hair products come and go. From having nothing specifically geared towards our natural hair in 2000 to 2012 and having the choice of hundreds of hair products has been quite a surge, and a goldmine for those jumping on the natural bandwagon to try to get us to purchase their hair care lines. It can all get confusing.

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  • Embracing the Silvering Crown – The Grey Hair Blues
    Embracing the Silvering Crown – The Grey Hair Blues

    DeecoilyIt’s inevitable. The last frontier of a head of healthy, natural hair – the process of going grey.  We all have to face it. It will happen. All of us who are heading for a “mature” age, and even some of our younger women who have that early-graying gene, or the stress-caused change have to face it, though earlier than the rest of us.

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  • Changes to Natural Hair Policy in The Military
    Changes to Natural Hair Policy in The Military

    It wasn't long ago that wearing natural hair other than in a short afro, was prohibited in the US military. I would receive email after email from natural sisters in the service, complaining about how they were forced to either straighten or cut their hair in order to conform with strict guidelines on hair grooming policies.

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