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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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Budget-Friendly Hair Treatments to Make at Home

TN Member Question: I cannot afford to purchase a long list of products but my hair needs regular treatments. What can I use to improvise? Hair care can be expensive! Whether you are making regular salon visits or using products at home, going natural can be shockingly costly. Thankfully you can mix your own treatments from kitchen ingredients. Here are three affordable treatments which will leave your hair moisturized and manageable.   Pre-shampoo  detangling treatment:  Mix a cup of  ...

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Best Oil for Naturally Curly Hair

TN Reader Question: I would like to invest in the best oil for my natural hair. Which ones do you recommend? Natural oils serve different functions. Some work best as sealants to keep moisture in, others work better prior to washing your hair. Everyone’s hair is different so you may find that your hair does not like a certain oil, yet it produces miracle results on another person’s hair. An example of this is coconut oil. Due to its affordable and versatile nature, you should  ...

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Henna Application Made Easy

I love Henna. My hair absolutely thrives on it. It is my go-to protein treatment. It strengthens and adds body to my strands, and it helps prevent breakage and damage. Henna strengthens my fragile, type 4 hair and mimics a protein treatment.   Ever since I learned about using henna for natural hair on Curly Nikki’s blog, I have used a process of trial and error until  I found the easiest, stress-free method to apply it. The secret? Coconut milk. Canned coconut milk to be precise.  ...

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Caring for Your Daughter’s Hair

When my daughter was born I was completely smitten. Gazing proudly at her thick black curls, rosy childhood dreams of doing my very own doll baby’s hair came to mind.  Little did I realize how much work would be involved! Two years later I sat with this squirming, screaming toddler in my lap, comb in my teeth, hair bobbles and pomade in my hand. Attempting to block out the high decibels of her cries, I embarked on the weekly battle of taming her long bushy tangles.  I recognized that as  ...

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Help! My new braids itch like crazy!

I just got my hair braided with extensions. It is itching like mad. What can I do to stop this? The question of how to deal with braids that itch is a common question on our Facebook group. In such cases, prevention is definitely better than cure. First off, when selecting extension hair to braid, avoid choosing very rough or hard extensions. These will not only itch, but they will irritate your scalp and snag and break your precious tresses due to excessive friction. Opt for softer brands  ...

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How to sleep with your Twist-out and Afro styles

The Best night-time routine to preserve your Twist-out or Afro. When our natural hair begins to gain length, it is normal to want to wear it out in a loose afro or in a voluminous twist-out. To prevent matting and tangling, we are told we should moisturise daily and put the hair in  twists at night before bed. Celebrity Stylist Felicia Leatherwood commented on this during her trip to Kenya sometime back. It is vital to protect your hair and preserve the style when sleeping hence the need to  ...

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Why Steam your Natural Hair

  Q: Should I steam my hair? A: Steaming used to be widely popular as a method of treating your hair in many Kenyan salons. With time, though, the ubiquitous hair dryer replaced the steamer. The reason is not that the steamer was ineffective, but because it was expensive for the salon owners to invest in two gadgets when just one could do double-duty. With the advent of the Natural Hair Rennaissance in the U.S, many ladies who do their own hair at home realized the benefits of using  ...

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