Heatless Curls

Heatless Curls

by Ebony Clark-Bomani

Notice the bountiful curls popping up all over your timeline and newsfeed over the last year or so? Me too!!! Our curlfriends are experiencing all their hair has to offer by trying different ways to play with texture. Long gone are the days when we ONLY roll our hair on rollers, spinning it uniformly until it reached the scalp. That way produces cute, Shirley Temple-style coils or barrel curls. We've now added another technique to the repertoire.

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Curl Talk Q & A: Heat Damage

Curl Talk Q & A: Heat Damage

by Ebony Clark-Bomani

Q: I decided to go to the Dominicans three weeks ago to get my hair straightened, and trimmed for a length check. All went well until I washed my hair today. My curl pattern has changed and some pieces are straight! What can I do? Is that normal?...

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Shampoo & Condition by Number? No Thanks!

Shampoo & Condition by Number? No Thanks!

"What's your hair type?" Many people with textured hair rely on the highly popular hair-typing system, but I do not find it reliable when is comes to determining how to properly care for one's hair. For example, my hair (just looking at it) might be considered 4a in some areas and 3c in others...at least that's my short answer to the hair type question. A good friend of mine has a curl pattern almost identical to mine in appearance, but if you touch our hair you will find that hers is coarser and mine feels more spongy. What works for her hair does not work for mine and vice versa. Just because you share a similar or seemingly identical curl pattern with a curl friend, it does not mean that you're able to use the same products or follow the same regimen. Honestly, I do not use the system for anything other than describing the APPEARANCE of someone's hair texture, or lack, thereof.

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Faux Locs Tutorial

Faux Locs Tutorial

by Etcblogmag

FAUX LOCS have been trending for awhile now. I think its safe to say its no longer a "trend". It has become a protective style that a lot of naturalistas want and install often. For those that don't know what faux locs are they are just that...fake locs. If you have the faux locs itch you are probably stalking YouTube trying to find the best tutorial. Well look no further curlfriend...you found it. I finally did this style on my natural hair and of course I recorded the entire process. I have you covered on how to prep your hair, the best technique to have a lasting style & more.

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Living No Lye | @Mochacurlie89

Living No Lye | @Mochacurlie89

 What are your reasons for going natural? 

There was a time when was I hooked on the creamy crack and you couldn’t tell me any different.  That was until the constant use of it caught up to the health of my hair and scalp.  My long thick hair had become thin and broken and literally left me heart broken! (no pun intended).  I suffered through chemical burns, unflattering “trims”, and more.  These issues caused a downward spiral of my self-esteem.  Along with hair breakage and thinning, I believed...

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