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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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Why I Love Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita with her Oscar

As if I needed another reason to love Lupita Nyong’o. Before she won her Oscar, while she was still a nominee, she made a speech that speaks volumes to the type of remarkable woman she is.

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Does Dirty Hair Grow Faster?

We are still hearing about not washing your hair to make it grow faster. Whether your hair is locked, twisted, free or rowed, there is a degree of basic hygiene that you need to maintain in order to nurture a healthy head of hair and scalp.

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Pretty Girl

For generations, Black people in the diaspora have been taught to dislike Black features. We spend $billions every year to minimize or cover up our natural features - mostly our natural hair. The majority of us won’t admit it because it is so deep and ingrained we don't even realize it. It has become a normal part of our fibre. As a group, we overwhelmingly, systematically, knowingly chemically straighten, cover, hide and reject our hair texture and simplify the reasoning as a "styling choice".

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Natural Hair's Worst Enemies

It’s not what you think. It’s not White people. And it’s not Black people either. I’m not going to talk about direct heat because you already know the dangers of that. This blog is not that deep. I’m talking about every day unsuspecting things I have encountered around me that you need to know are not friends of your natural hair.

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Natural Hair Elasticity

We often hear our hair being referred to as having “elasticity” but what does this really mean and why is it important for natural hair?

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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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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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Hair Growth Explained

Let's get scientific and understand the way hair grows.

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Danger: Natural Hair Expectations

Back in the early days of the natural movement, the most over-used phrase was “curl definition”. Every second post on the forum was about somebody trying to get that “curl definition” and “curlpop” and “3b” and the “holy grail product” or routine that would give the"4's" "3b" hair. Out of this quest came multi-stage curl product layering, 3 hour styling sessions using stiffening creams, rubber bands and bonnet dryer sessions.

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If you suffer from itchy scalp due to any nu...

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This NappturaliTEA will make your hair soft ...

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Dandruff is more than itchy. It's downright ...

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I love this recipe. Especially since I use m...

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