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Should I oil my scalp?

Reader Question: I have regularly applied pomades and hair oils on my scalp since childhood. Now that I have gone back to natural hair, I am told that oiling the scalp is actually unhealthy. This is confusing – how can I prevent scalp dryness? A: Oiling the scalp is a common hair practice and has some great benefits when done correctly.  It is different from greasing the scalp. Greasing the scalp can actually be detrimental to your hair growth and overall scalp health. It all depends  ...

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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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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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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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