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Learning your curl type is an important step in learning how to take care of your natural hair. It can help you understand what products will work best for you, how often to shampoo, how to style your natural hair, and other key information.

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Traction Alopecia: Here’s What You Should Know As A Black Woman

Traction alopecia is the term “edges snatched”, personified. Seeing your hairline slowly recede can be triggering, especially in today’s climate where the laid edges trend is prominent. How does this happen? And is there any way to reverse traction alopecia for black hair?  Let’s get into the science behind traction alopecia in natural hair...

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Hair Loss As A Black Woman: Here’s What You Need To Know

Hair Loss As A Black Woman: Here’s What You Need To Know

Experiencing hair loss as a black woman is incredibly alarming for anyone but is especially for black women, where the cultural importance and emphasis of hair goes back centuries. https://twitter.com/bitchthirdofall/status/1148359574694563840 Surprisingly enough, when you’re experiencing hair loss, you should take it as a sign from your body...

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How To Do The 3 Step Method for Natural Hair

How To Do The 3 Step Method for Natural Hair

Just like any other community, trends come and go. The latest natural hair trend: the 3 step method for natural hair. The difference between this trend and other natural hair trends is that its not a real "trend" - its supported by natural hair professionals (licenced stylists and cosmetologists). These stylists have long stated that the best way...

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4 Ways To Shorten Wash Day and Reclaim Your Time

4 Ways To Shorten Wash Day and Reclaim Your Time

We all know that wash day can feel like a chore. Every natural dreads their upcoming wash day – not only does it takes forever to detangle/shampoo/condition/deep condition/moisturize/style natural hair, it takes 3 business days for it to dry!  A typical wash day and can easily take up a whole Sunday afternoon if we’re not careful. The gag is...

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Best Deep Conditioners for 4c Natural Hair

Best Deep Conditioners for 4c Natural Hair

Having a deep understanding of the best deep conditioners for 4c hair is imperative to keep dryness and breakage at bay. Why? Because the tight curl pattern of 4c hair makes it incredibly susceptible to damage and breakage. This is especially true for fine-stranded 4c naturals. FYI - the idea of 4c hair being “hard’, “unmanageable” and “cannot...

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The Best Products for Protein Sensitive Hair

The Best Products for Protein Sensitive Hair

Protein sensitivity is a relatively under-researched topic in the natural hair world. Many naturals often cite adverse effects after using protein treatments and protein-based products, such as brittle, stiff hair. To be clear: this is the opposite of what a protein treatment is supposed to do! Protein treatments are meant to strengthen the hair,...

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The Ultimate Guide on How To Grow Long Natural Hair (For Real)

The Ultimate Guide on How To Grow Long Natural Hair (For Real)

Learning how to grow natural hair is one of the most commonly posed question in the natural hair community, across the curl type spectrum. Natural hair is 100% valid at any length, but a key sign of healthy natural hair is that it grows. To be clear: all natural hair types can grow. The narrative that black hair, especially Type 4 hair, cannot...

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Is Olaplex on Natural Hair Worth The Hype? We Put It To The Test

Is Olaplex on Natural Hair Worth The Hype? We Put It To The Test

Olaplex has been made quite a splash in the natural hair community over the past couple of years. A salon-grade brand, Olaplex’s mandate is to repair, protect and strengthen all hair types for visibly noticeable results. Many naturals wonder, as the brand is not targeted directly to coily hair, if using Olaplex for curly hair is worth the hype....

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The Ultimate Guide To Using Clay Masks for Natural Hair

The Ultimate Guide To Using Clay Masks for Natural Hair

Using clay masks for natural hair, although quite popular in the natural hair community, is a relatively new concept in the modern beauty world. Many naturals swear by clays for detoxifying, detangling and defining their coils, but, just like all things in life, there is a right and wrong way to use clay masks. If you’re not careful, excessive...

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The Best Camille Rose Hair Products For Type 4 Naturals

The Best Camille Rose Hair Products For Type 4 Naturals

Camille Rose hair products are well-known and well-loved in the natural hair community. Boasting a “natural is best” approach to their ingredients and product formulation, this brand has become a household staple in almost every natural’s arsenal. However, as natural hair products can be quite expensive, it can be difficult to discern which...

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The Benefits of Hot Oil Treatments on Natural Hair

The Benefits of Hot Oil Treatments on Natural Hair

Hot oil treatments for natural hair are completely underrated in the natural hair world and are often a source of confusion. Are they considered deep conditioners? Can they replace a deep conditioner? Should I do a hot oil treatment on clean or dirty hair? Which oils should I use?  Let’s get into the basics of hot oil treatments, and how you can...

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The Top 8 Nourishing Protein Treatments for Natural Hair

The Top 8 Nourishing Protein Treatments for Natural Hair

Fact: having a protein treatment in your routine is essential for breakage-free coils. Unlike deep conditioning, where the aim is conditioning the hair, natural hair protein treatments are to strengthen and support the cortex and cuticle layer, which helps to strengthen the strands, reduces breakage and increase elasticity. Not all protein...

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The 8 Best Leave In Conditioners For Natural Hair in 2021

The 8 Best Leave In Conditioners For Natural Hair in 2021

Not all leave in conditioners for natural hair are formulated the same. Some are formulated with moisture in mind, containing a plethora of film-forming humectants and conditioning agents to soften and moisturize the hair. There are some that contain varying-sized proteins that aim to promote strength in the hair’s cortex, increasing the hair’s...

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7 (Very Common) Reasons Why Your Natural Hair Is Always Dry

7 (Very Common) Reasons Why Your Natural Hair Is Always Dry

Dry natural hair is inherent to natural hair. Differences in curl texture, density and porosity, as well as seasonal and environmental conditions all contribute to the moisture potential of our curls and coils. If you’ve ever asked, “why is my natural hair always dry” or have felt ashamed or frustrated with how dry your hair is, remember: you’re...

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