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CROCHET BRAIDS MAKING A COMEBACK?

In the life of hair, styles are always re-emerging. I even think I have seen finger waves themselves come back around three or four times in my lifetime (not saying that that is an extremely good thing, but I will say I had a mean set for prom back in the day!). However, one style has made a phenomenal comeback, crochet braids. Now, when we say crochet braids, we have to be clear that we are not talking the old school crochet’s with the parts in between the hair. While the install maybe the same, the hair being used for the recent crochet braids phenomenon is completely different. Sisters are now using marley hair--which is afro-like, kinky textured hair, often used in kinky twist style--to crochet the hair...

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HAIR FROM HEAT DAMAGE

We all like the fresh look of curling your hair in the morning before work or just before a night out on the town. But looking great for one day may not be worth the long lasting damage that a curling iron can do to your hair.  Naturallycurly.com gives great advice on the importance of a heat protectants. “The purpose of a heat protectant is to reduce the potential of causing physical and/or chemical damage to the overall health of the hair. Heat protectants provide a balancing effect reducing the risk of thermal damage, while maintaining the moisture level within the hair shaft, promote healthy texture, elasticity, and shine.” The shape of your hair can suffer from heat and chemical damage without a heat protectant....

TIPS TO HELP YOUR HAIR WEATHER THE SNOW STORMS!

With snow storms reaching record highs, city streets remaining unplowed, and cabin fever spreading, the last thing you may be thinking about is your hair. While many ladies donned hairnets and bonnets for the past few days, the upcoming days of snow and harsh winds can really do a number on your hair. Here are a few things you can do to protect your hair from winter’s harsh elements. Trade in your wool hat for a polyester or silk lined hat. Wool seems to do a number on African American hair. The friction of the wool against coarse hair can easily snatch hair right out of the roots. While it is too cold for wash and goes, use leave-in conditioners that can be blown dry...

TIPS ON HOW TO REGROW YOUR EDGES

Many Black women have been THROUGH IT when it comes to their hair that is. From short edges to no edges many have struggled with their hair, but managed to get by.  It’s common for ethnic women to either “weave it up” or “cover it up “ with a wig, but many times that may only make matters worse. Click on the link below for 7 great tips to re-growing your edges. http://www.strawberricurls.com/7-tips-to-regrow-your-edges/?utm_source=crowdignite.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=crowdignite.com #Fabuloushairfridays ...

HOLIDAY LEFT OVERS GREAT FOR YOUR HAIR!

What to do with all the holiday left overs? You can only eat them, but so many days in a row. Once the love of granny's sweet potatoes has faded, use your beloved left overs on your hair. Sweet Potatoes: High in vitamins A, B6, C, and D, these yummy delights are natural hair loss fighters and deeply moisturize even the coarsest of hair. Try This: In a small pot, cook 1 mashed sweet potato and 3 tablespoons of honey. Once warm, add 1/4 cup of greek yogurt. Apply from root to tip and place plastic cap on for 30 minutes. Voila! You now have a wonderful deep conditioning treatment! Honey: A natural humectant, honey helps you retain moisture for a long period of time. It also smooths...

LET YOUR NAILS BREATHE!

Let your nails be free in the air sometimes. Even though the nails are dead cells, they do need oxygen to grow. It is very important that you allow oxygen to reach your nails, which will make them stronger. Without proper oxygen, your nails could end up with disorders that could be costly to clear up.  Here are some helpful tips for your nails: Every now and then allow your nails to be free from any products (ex. Nail polish, acrylics, gels, etc.) Always keep your nails protected with gloves when doing work with harsh chemicals (ex. Dish detergent, laundry detergent, and home cleaning products). Use a product which is designed to provide oxygen to your nails. (Try this oxygen nail treatment by Julep http://www.sephora.com/oxygen-nail-treatment-P382335 ). Do not neglect your...

ARE YOU CHOOSING YOUR HAIR OVER YOUR HEALTH?

Have you ever took into account how the condition of your hair could be impacting your health? It may sound crazy to some, but not to others who are bogged down and even depressed over the health of their hair, so much it could be preventing you from exercising and effecting your overall wellness.   However, maybe you’re reading this article and thinking it doesn’t pertain to you because your hair is perfectly healthy, and in fact you could be touting the length and thickness of your hair. And perhaps the  the reason you don’t exercise is simply because of the hassle and stress of managing the after workout hair problems.   Well, I have news for you rather hair is in poor or good condition,...

FIGHTING POOFY AND FRIZZY HAIR!

Hair problems seem to always come at the wrong times.  Your hair can easily fall victim to the environment or sweat. The excess of moisture is just enough to swell your hair so much that it poofs up, and for some not manageable.   We all know that getting your hair to look perfect for work or a special date, can be a tall order that causes frustration. Therefore, if you’re like many women, who feel they’ve tried every product in the book, but their hair continues to poof up and/or frizz, then this article is a MUST READ. Click on the link for products and tips to fight hair frizz. http://www.curlynikki.com/2011/07/frizz-fighting-products-that-really.html #Fabuloushairfridays...

HOW TO PREVENT A BAD HAIR WEAVE

The purpose of hair weaves are to enhance your style in a natural looking way.  This doesn’t mean you should neglect your hair, because “what goes in, must come out, sometime or another.” And when that happens, you want to have YOUR HAIR.  Many women have gotten weaves without doing their research, YES researching how weaves should be installed, is a MUST in maintaining the health of your hair and achieving a natural looking weave. If you’ve had problems with your tracks showing or edges balding by wearing weaves, you need WEAVE 101.   These are some weave tips to help you avoid a disaster: Make sure your cornrow base under your weave is not too tight, especially around the hairline. Make sure you wash your...

BEWARE OF UNSANITARY SALONS: WHAT LOOKS GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Let me tell you folks how I recently went into a local salon and my heart just dropped. Not only were the beauticians doing people's hair with no protective cape on, there was hair everywhere, along with a hot plate, crisco, and some potatoes soon to be sliced and fried! I cannot make this stuff up! I couldn't believe such things were going on in salons that should be a professional sanitary environment. My girlfriend then proceeded to tell me her own horror story of dirty combs, extremely late stylist, and even worse professional practices. Whether it's a black, white, or purple salon, no matter how great the style is you should not sacrifice your health and safety. All dirty combs and implements should be in a...