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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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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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How To A Pre Poo Treatment for Natural Hair

How To A Pre Poo Treatment for Natural Hair

It’s a well-known fact that shampooing is a "necessary evil": it keeps our natural hair and scalp clean, allowing for moisture penetration and keeping scalp issues away. But the surfactants and detergents in the formulas can be quite stripping, given natural hair is inherently dry. Enter the pre poo 🙂 The act of doing a pre poo for natural hair...

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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 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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Is The Mielle Rice Water Collection Worth The Buy? We Put It To The Test

Is The Mielle Rice Water Collection Worth The Buy? We Put It To The Test

Since the brand’s inception, Mielle has focused on providing high-quality natural hair products for curly-coily naturals. With the successful launch of their first line of products, the Advanced Line formula, Mielle has grown to be a household-name brand, finding success in their subsequent launches. Many naturals swear by some of their best...

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The Top 10 Best Products For High Porosity Hair

The Top 10 Best Products For High Porosity Hair

When it comes to choosing the best products for high porosity hair, there’s a lot that needs to be taken into consideration. High porosity strands are sensitive, so the products you choose will make or break your high porosity hair routine. In particular, high porosity hair is susceptible to breakage, tangles, knotting and split ends. As such,...

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How To Take Care and Maintain 4a Natural Hair

How To Take Care and Maintain 4a Natural Hair

If you have Type 4a natural hair, you already know that it takes more than just a deep conditioner for your coils to stay hydrated. Type 4 hair in general needs a little more TLC to keep the coils hydrated and happy, and this rings true for 4a hair. 4a natural hair has specific needs that must be met to keep split ends and fairy knots at bay, to...

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Top 10 Low Porosity Hair Products You Need In Your Arsenal

Top 10 Low Porosity Hair Products You Need In Your Arsenal

Fact: low porosity hair struggles with moisture absorption.The cuticles of low porosity hair are notoriously flat, and shut tight – meaning that products tend to sit atop the hair rather than absorbing and actually doing its job. Because of this, low porosity can experience dryness, breakage, product buildup, and single-strand knots. Not fun!...

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How To Take Care of Fine Type 4 Natural Hair

How To Take Care of Fine Type 4 Natural Hair

Fine Type 4 natural hair just doesn’t get enough attention. This hair type has a unique issue with breakage. Firstly, Type 4 natural hair experiences more breakage than other curl type because of the angularity of curls and coils. This doesn't mean that Type 4 natural hair can't grow, but that a bit more TLC is needed to reduce friction between...

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