Posted on Oct 11 2013 - 10:01am by Dena
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Share RELAXED HAIR AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR   Apple cider vinegar (also known as ACV) is a natural product made from cider or freshly pressed apple juice. It is amber colored and can range from pale or slightly darker amber. Unpasteurized or organic apple cider vinegar is recommended for better results.It may appear congealed or look cobwebby (this thick substance is called the ‘mother’) but this is completely normal and does not affect the quality of the product.   As well as being used to flavor and dress food,...

Posted on Oct 9 2013 - 12:47pm by Dena
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Share Relaxed hair and air drying   Heat. A four letter word that is literally offensive to relaxed hair. When it comes to styling, heat may seem like a necessary evil as it can transform the bushiest mane into a sleek and shiny crowning glory. The kicker is that heat can cause damage and using it regularly can cause problems with relaxed hair...

Share Relaxed hair versus natural hair For many women of color, the above decision is one that is increasingly cropping up as the natural hair is seeing a renaissance not witnessed since the days of the Black Panthers popularized the afro in the 1970‘s. After the ‘happy medium’ of the jheri curl in the 1980‘s, relaxed hair had been the main...

Share NATURAL PEER PRESSURE…DOES IT EXIST?   The phenomenon of peer pressure does not only exist in childhood and adolescence and we are all aware of the influence that our peer group and individuals within it can have on us to confirm to the ‘normal’ attitudes, values and behaviors of the group. This pressure can also extend to style and increasingly...

Share Are sew-in weaves bad for your hair? No, not ALL sew in weaves are bad; the main thing you have to remember when wearing a weave is to TAKE CARE OF YOUR OWN HAIR!!! Sew in weaves won’t give you freedom from your own hair, but if anything it kind of gives you more reasons to pay attention to your hair. Sew in, just like any other weave, has its ups and downs. They can protect your hair but if not “installed” correctly it can damage or break your hair. If you’re trying to grow your hair out it’s recommended that you install...

Share Transitioning to natural: Transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair can be some of the worst hair moments and the best hair moments. If you are thinking about going natural or if you are currently in the process please don’t give up. Yes, I have had more than one try at this, but you do not have to go through what I went through. This is my third attempt at going natural, and it is also my last attempt because I broke the code. The first two times I tried going natural failed because I was uneducated about caring...

Share Curlbox vs. Curlkit: Natural Starter Kits The simple ideas always seem to be best. Many women who have started their natural journey cannot remember the last time they actually dealt with their natural, curly, kinky and sometimes unruly texture. A starter kit can be so helpful during this journey but which one is best? Naturals weight in. About Curlbox Curlbox is a subscription service that was launched February 2012 by Myleik Teele. A monthly membership is discounted at $20 per month while a single natural kit will cost $40....

Share Top Natural Hair Problems & How to Solve Them It seems as though the more you grow, the more problems you get. Natural hair problems, go figure. Even though everyone has their own issues with hair, those with natural hair seem to face a few of the same ones at some point in their journey. Here are a few tips to solve them. Dry Hair Ugh, the bane of my hair’s existence! Dry hair leads to brittle hair which can lead to major breakage. Dry hair can be caused from a lot of things but usually stems from not knowing how to properly...

Share Lack of moisture is the most common reason behind the majority of hair issues. No matter what your hair type is, you need moisture. Many curlies have a hair care routine that includes using moisturizers such as leave-ins and curl creams. Most times finding a product that works for your hair takes trial and error and can be expensive. So why not make your own and at a fraction of the cost? With this recipe, you can make your own KimmayTube Leave-in conditioner right from your kitchen. Most of these items can be found at your local...

Posted on May 5 2013 - 8:37pm by Dena
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Share Spring Cleaning for Your Hair? Now that spring is in full effect (or almost for my fellow New Yorkers), it is time to spring clean your hair. Just like your home your hair can benefit from a more comprehensive cleaning, treatment and overhaul. Don’t wait until it is too late! Trimming vs. Dusting Dusting is something that should be done on a regular...