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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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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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