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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...

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...

Robin Roberts Fitness and Nutrition

Why Robin Roberts Puts Fitness and Nutrition First

This week’s #wcw goes to the remarkable Robin Roberts. Most known for being a prominent TV broadcaster on national stations such as ABC and ESPN, she has gotten even more recognition for sharing her journey through surviving breast cancer. Learn why she thinks fitness and nutrition are the keys to a healthy lifestyle. Being in the public eye forces you to be in shape, but good health is what made Robin Roberts adapt a strict nutrition based lifestyle. As an athlete, Roberts has always tried to lead a healthy life by adapting a mostly low carb diet, but after her health issues and battle with cancer, she knew it was time to make some significant changes. Focusing on Fitness and Nutrition Low carbs aren't the only thing that...

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...

WHO SAYS EXERCISE AND HEALTHY HAIR DON’T MIX?

As an ethnic women, you may quickly turn your nose up against anything that will dry out or mess up your hair. And all too often WATER has been the biggest Culprit to stay away from. So that means no swimming, no exercising for many. However, while you’re avoiding staying fit to keep your hair in tip top shape, you may be causing more harm than good to your hair in the long run. First case in point, experts have repeatedly said stress can lead to hair loss, and cardio can help release endorphins, which will in turn help relieve stress. And in terms of hair growth, Naturalhairmag.com points out that how burning a sweat through exercise can help lead the way. Click on the...

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIATE HILLARY CLINTON ADDRESSES QUESTION ABOUT BLACK WOMEN WEARING THEIR NATURAL HAIR

In addressing how to fix broken racial relations in the country, Hillary Clinton got a shocking question from the audience. This must be the first time I’ve seen an audience member at a presidential town hall bring up how wearing her natural hair has effected how people treated her. I commend her for asking a question that has prevented many black women from being who they are due to fear of not being accepted by society. Click on the link below to hear how Clinton responded. https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/hillary-clinton-put-on-the-spot-with-question-180056858.html #Fabuloushairfridays...