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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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Hair Care

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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