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Guest Post: How to Grow Healthy Natural Hair.

By Delly Bie Natural Hair Blogger, and TN Member Hello my name is Delly Bie and I have had natural hair for 2 years now. I recently started blogging about my natural hair and I have been enjoying my journey so far. Here are my tips for how I have achieved my healthy, thick, natural hair so far. 1) Keep your hair moisturized: This is the most important tip to growing long, strong and  beautiful hair. Our African hair texture is very curly, thus making it difficult for oil from the roots to  ...

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How to teach your daughter to do her own hair

Q: I have three daughters and I have not found a suitable hairdresser for them. So I do their hair myself. When should I begin to teach them to do their own hair? How should I start?   A: Teaching your little girl to love and care for her hair will help her grow into a confident young lady with strong self-esteem. Start early by showing them what to do at bedtime and bathtime. Even from the age of 2 or 3 years, little girls can learn to put on a shower cap in the bath and a satin  ...

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My baby girl’s hair is not growing!

Q: My daughter’s hair won’t grow. She is 18 months and her hair is short and sparse. What can I put to make it grow? A: Some babies are born with a full head of thick luxuriant curls. Others are born with original mo-hawks, which seem to remain the same length for a long time. If your baby girl’s hair seems to be refusing to grow, take heart. Children are different and their developmental progress is not the same. However, they are still considered within normal growth  ...

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Craving Yellow: My Natural Hair Journey part II

Part II: Craving Yellow TN Interview.    TN:  How did going natural impact your life? It still shocks and humbles me that Craving Yellow is what it is. For starters, who would have thought that I’d be sharing my haircare journey online with thousands of AMAZING readers?!  I’ve met so many amazing people as a result of going natural. I’ve learnt to trust the flow and embrace the unexpected. TN:   How did you find the Tricia’s Naturals FB group way back then? A friend of mine at work  ...

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Craving Yellow : Growing into Womanhood and my Natural Hair Journey

  As many of you know, Tabitha Tongoi, aka Craving Yellow, has been around here in the motherland of Kenya. Tricia’s Naturals caught up with her for an exclusive interview on life as a global citizen embracing her natural hair and chasing sunshine! 🙂 TN: Tell us, when exactly did you leave home for the first time? I grew up in Kenya and moved to South Africa at the age of 17 to pursue my A-Levels. I then moved to the United States and thereafter the United Kingdom for University.  ...

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How I grew back my Edges

By Jay Cee, TN Admin (Janet Chencha) Step-by-Step Hairline Restoration The concept of edges is one I first encountered when I went natural three years ago. It is not something I paid much attention to in the past. Before I went natural I would relax my hair then after two months braid it continuously before relaxing it again and repeating the cycle. I did notice that when I removed the braids my hairline would be gone. It would grow back in the two months I would be relaxed. After braiding  ...

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How do I apply gel without flaking?

Q: I apply gel to make my natural hair smooth when styling. Every time I use gel I get white clumps and flaking. How do I fix it? A: Unless you use flaxseed gel or some other natural organic gel, I personally do not advocate for making gel a permanent player in your type 4 hair regimen. Why? Most gels contain alcohol which actually dries your hair and scalp. It may look cute but in the long run, it may not be best for the health of your hair. If you must use gel, try to use organic ones  ...

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GAHL : How I grew my Type 4 African hair

By Joanna Achieng Natural Hair Blogger, GrowAfricanHairLong Exactly 4 years and four months ago, I went natural. In other words, I stopped straightening my hair using chemical relaxers. This was the best hair decision I ever made. My hair has never been this healthy. During these four years I have learnt a lot about my hair and I would like to share these lessons with you. Accept your hair as it is After ending my transition it dawned on me that my hair just didn’t look like any of the  ...

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Napspiration : My hair 5 years after the big chop

By Vicky Wambui, aka Napspiration: Natural Hair Blogger, Tricia’s Naturals Group Admin.   Mid- 2017 marks 5 years since my Big Chop. 5 years of learning, unlearning and re-learning my natural hair. I started this journey with pre-conceived ideas of what to expect. I quickly found out that natural hair can be as unique as fingerprints and one should never expect the same results as others. Also, as the journey progresses, your hair’s needs change. You learn to be keen to  ...

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Will my hair survive Breastfeeding? Post partum hairloss prevention

Help for Post-Partum Hair Loss Question:  I am losing hair on my hairline due to breastfeeding. What can I do to save my hair? Babies bring much joy into our lives, but at a cost. Unfortunately, childbirth and lactation do take a toll on our bodies. Post-partum hair loss is deemed normal because of the hormonal effects of pregnancy. Joanne Stone, MD, Co-author of Pregnancy for Dummies explains that it is because the resting phase of hair growth is elongated during pregnancy, but once  ...

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