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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...

Excessive Hair Shedding? Check your Iron!

Have you been seeing more hair than usual having out on the bathroom floor? Don't panic! Dr. Mac lists the probable causes of your excessive hair shedding. Hair shedding is a very common and natural process that occurs from the scalp on a daily basis. Typically, it is normal to shed up to 150 hairs per day from the hair root within the scalp (with white bulb on the end) with some days being less or more.  However, losing more than this amount is considered abnormal and should be carefully evaluated by your dermatologist. Potential reasons for excess hair shedding include internal conditions such as thyroid problems, medications, post-pregnancy, and iron-deficiency anemia to name a few. Low iron can be quite common in females in the reproductive...

How Chrissy Teigen Maintains Her Post Baby Body

The notoriously funny and beautiful Chrissy Teigen lands in this weeks #WomanCrushWednesday spotlight. Find out how the new mom keeps her body snatched and free of toxins. This beauty came on to the scene as a fashion model. Now she has evolved into a cook, talk show host, mother, and wife. This week’s #wcw goes to the outgoing and beautiful Chrissy Teigen. Now married to music super star John Legend and mother to a gorgeous baby girl named Luna, Teigen is even more stunning. It is no secret that Chrissy loves food, but she still tries to incorporate healthy eating habits into her diet. Teigen likes to stick to a low carb diet filled with protein and vegetables. She also is known for going on detox cleanse...

Reality Star Nicole Murphy Ages Gracefully

At 46, Nicole Murphy is the prime example of fabulous. This 5’11 beauty is in tip top shape. Nicole works out almost every day. She believes in doing a variety of activities to stay fit and not bored. Murphy rotates between cardio kickboxing classes, circuit training, hiking and yoga. One interesting fact is that Nicole has a serious sweet tooth and loves to eat cookies from wholefoods. She believes that you are allowed to cheat on your diet every once in a while. We are only human and depriving yourself will only make for a larger splurge later. However, she always stays mindful about the proportion of lean proteins, vitamins, minerals, complex carbs, antioxidants etc. and inculcates nutrient packed foods such as chicken, oatmeal, salad etc. in...