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Jay Cee: How to Protect your Natural Hair without Weaving or Braiding

By Janet Chencha Some individuals express surprise when I tell them that I do not wear weaves, wigs or braided extensions. Friends have asked me how exactly I protect my hair since I don’t “protective style.” For those unaware of the term protective styling, these are styles that keep the ends of your hair tucked away. The goal is to protect it from friction, dryness, constant handling and protein loss. In my opinion, protection does not come from one particular style. It encompasses your  ...

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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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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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