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Naturally Temi

Fabulously Natural with @NaturallyTemi

You know those natural hair guru’s that you see and immediately think “HAIR GOALS”. Yea, that’s how we feel about Temitope Adesina. Natural hair enthusiast and vlogger from the DMW. Whether you’re thinking about transitioning to natural hair or you’ve been in the game for awhile,you can find @naturallytemi serving natural hair inspo for days. Just one look at @naturallytemi’s Instagram will have you ready to get your natural hair together. Her gorgeous kinks and curls are always on fleek from cute jeweled updo’s to fluffed out fro’s. And it’s not just looks that she’s serving either. Within her popular Instagram and growing YouTube channel, you can find her sharing tips and dropping knowledge on all things natural hair and beauty related so you too can...

dry hair

SUFFERING DRY SCALP, DRY HAIR OR BREAKAGE?

Dry scalp, dry hair and hair breakage can be very frustrating  as our hair is ‘our crown and glory’! Does your scalp look dry despite using lots of moisturizers, deep conditioners or hot oil treatments ? This might be why. Most commonly, your scalp may have dandruff or in medical terms, ‘seborrheic dermatis’. Your scalp may not be dry from lack of oil but actually flaking off from overgrowth of yeast with possible itching. The excess hair products can worsen yeast, especially if scalp is not washed regularly. Often, we fear that if we shampoo too much, our hair will get too dry but, scalp is skin that is connected to the back of your neck and face which we wash every day.  So, why do...

A Hair Transition, Regimen, & Styles with @Queeneleem

Getting inside a naturalista's hair routine is one of the best ways to research when you're thinking about going natural. Queeneleem, a natural haired beauty with 4B/4C hair shares the deets on her transition, regimen, and styles that keep her natural hair flourishing! I have 4C/4B hair that is light medium brown. My hair is thick with thin individual strands and naturally dry. And man, is my shrinkage real (around 80%). This is my natural hair texture slightly stretched. I braided it into 3 large braids after I showered to keep it from tangling as it dried while I slept. My stretched length in this picture is an inch above my bra strap. I started my natural hair transition January 26th 2013 when I decided to stop using...

HOW TO GET LONG NATURAL HAIR

The natural look is all the rage. And getting that BIG CHOP to start over is not always attractive. Going through the motions to grow your hair can be frustrating. So you’re probably asking yourself “what should I do” to get that long natural hair without straightening the life out of it. The response is “It takes TIME.” However in the meantime there are some other steps you can take to make your kinky natural hair get to the length you being dying for. Create a regimen that works for you. It's easy to hop on Youtube and get sucked in by the first routine you see to get long natural hair, but if you're doing things that don't work for you, you won't see the results that...

A Natural Hair Transition with @JessicaJWalk

When it comes to making the decision to "go natural" you have two choices. Big chop or transition. For this week's #fabhairfriday, we're featuring @JessicaWalk. A natural beauty who decided to do a year long natural hair transition that ultimately led a to mini chop. This is her hair story. I started transitioning June of 2009, wearing wash & go styles & gradually cutting off the relaxed ends until my mini big chop in August of 2010. My hair is low porosity (which means the hair has difficulty retaining moisture) & protein sensitive (which means that some proteins can cause allergic reactions in the hair). Because of these characteristics, I stay away from heavy butters, protein, & coconut oil. My current regimen is cleansing & deep conditioning...

Be Careful with Hair Weaving Glue

Be Careful with Hair Weaving Glues!

Many women enjoy changing their hairstyle up by using a variety of hair weaves. Not only are hair weaves convenient, but they are also a great way to protect hair from the everyday wear and tear! While weaves themselves are generally safe, hair weaving glues (adhesives) can lead to skin irritations and hair loss. You must be careful of how your weave is attached to your skin, scalp or hair to limit the unfortunate side effects. Here's how you can protect yourself when using hair weaving glue.  There are different methods of applying hair weaves. A very common type is the ‘lace front’ style in which the adhesive that is used to secure weave in place can cause more facial/forehead skin reactions. Also, when the glue...

Janelle Monae

How Janelle Monae Keeps Her Natural Glow

Recently, the world has been taken by storm with the release of the phenomenal movie “Hidden Figures”, which depicts the story of three African American women that assisted NASA with its first journey to the moon. With the movie’s world success, it’s only fitting that we name Janelle Monae as this week’s #wcw. Known for her individualism and refusal of societal conformity, Janelle Monae has inspired many young black women around the world to be their authentic selves. Her grace and beauty has been admired among millions around the world. And her many recent red carpet appearances have us falling in love all over again. If there's one thing that we admire most about Janelle Monae--besides her flawless natural hair styles--it's her natural beautiful glow....

Reduce Hair Breakage

7 Tips to Reduce Hair Breakage

Hair breakage is the most common frustrating issue leading to different lengths of hair throughout scalp. The daily ‘wear and tear’ from combing, brushing, heat, and styling products can weaken your hair strands causing them to break at various points. Additionally, if you use chemical relaxers or dyes, they can permanently reduce the strength of your hair strands, especially if applied more than recommended time of every six to eight weeks. Here are a few tips to reduce  hair breakage: Start with an overall healthy hair trim! The ends are the oldest part of your hair strand which are prone to split ends. These are the strands that break off making your hair shorter in some areas! Get a good hair trim of about ¼ inch...

WHEN YOU KNOW YOU GOT GOOD HAIR!

Yes ladies, I'm not talking about the silky natural hair that's growing from the roots, but the hair that looks like it might "As well be growing from the roots." You know it when you buy it, its swinging just right, looks and feels light weight, not a rough spot in sight. This is what we call that "GOOD HAIR." The hair so flawless when someone ask you about it, you happen to roll off your tongue and say "I'm mixed with Indian." So achieving the "Good Hair" is simple. You have to invest in quality. This doesn't mean go broke. I find that Mayvean hair has great silky texture that comes in all types, Brazilian, Peruvian, and Indian. And what I love best about buying hair...

Don’t Dye Your Hair Without Reading This Article

Lisa Campbell is in our #FabulousHairFriday spotlight this week. She tells us how she accomplishes her various looks all while keeping her hair healthy. When it comes to hair Lisa loves the versatility of a good weave. “Change goes without being said for a shapeshifter [laughs]. I get bored with my hair looking the same month after month. About every 6 months I’m ready for a new look. Weave allows me to change my color while keeping my hair underneath healthy.” Lisa’s gets her hair relaxed every two or three months. Her exposed hair, or the hair that shows in her styles, is dyed blonde. “In reality if you would like to change the color of your hair (especially on relaxed hair), I highly recommend a professional...