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Herbal hair rinses

Reader Question:  How do I use herbs to rinse my hair, and why is it beneficial? A: Naturally curly hair is often susceptible to environmental and manipulative damage. This means your hair may be more prone to dryness and breakage. The advantage of a herbal hair rinse is that it treats and strengthens the hair and scalp. It is also said to have a healthy pH that is more beneficial than simply using tap water to rinse the hair. A third advantage is that the ingredients are usually  ...

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Guest Post : Understanding Your Natural Curl Type

By Kate Moraa, Naturally Curl Hair Care. I have been a natural most of my life. As a child my mum always kept my hair short to avoid combing because I would cry my eyes out at the sight of a comb. When I joined High School and permed my hair for the first time. Discovering my natural curl type 6 years ago I went back to natural. After years of constant weaving and braiding I’d lost my entire hairline to the excessive pulling. It was time to give my hair a break. I stopped going to the  ...

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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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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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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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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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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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