Protective Styling

Protective Styling

It's getting cooler outside and that means it's time to become even more protective of our hair. Between arctic temperatures, hat material and static electricity, our hair takes a beating in the cooler months.  Protective styling helps you to be more strategic when it comes to caring for your tresses. Highly textured hair is very fragile, and we must be delicate and intentional to achieve the healthiest hair possible... 

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Curl Talk Q & A: How Do I Avoid Heat Damage?

Curl Talk Q & A: How Do I Avoid Heat Damage?

Q:  I've been natural for four years and from time to time I like to straighten my hair. I know heat is "taboo" amongst the natural hair family, but I like it and I'm unapologetic about it!!! One of the reasons I chose to go natural, besides overcoming the creamy crack addiction, is that I love the versatility. To keep my hair ultimately healthy and conditioned in the midst of straightening, how should I go about it?...

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Kinky Curl Chronicles: 6 Months Natural

Kinky Curl Chronicles: 6 Months Natural

by Ronesha Prioleau

I got bored after my big chop. After I cut my hair I still felt like there was something missing or needed to make this chop complete. I decided to COLOR my hair! This is huge for me because when I went natural the first time I was too afraid to add color. Which was odd because I had colored my relaxed hair with no hesitation. I thought I would damage my hair because I had no knowledge about natural hair and the color process. 

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Reasons Why You Should Use Shampoo

Reasons Why You Should Use Shampoo

There were so many things to learn once you were re-introduced to your texture again, right? So many rules! Don't do this. Stay away from that! One of the biggest phenomenons, in the texture world, is the "curly girl method!" Lots of women and men adhere to it strictly. The main thing is: stay away from shampoo. Instead of using shampoo, thousands of curlies, have opted to use conditioner ONLY to cleanse their tresses...

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