Posted on Jun 30 2009 - 12:07pm by Dena
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Share Keeping Your Colored Hair Healthy If you are like most ladies, you desire a little change or shall I say, spicing up of your look from time to time. Many women want  this new desired transformation to take place without a drastic hair cut or some form of  plastic surgery. Some women opt to color due to the fact that Mother Nature has graced them with her presence and given her the gift of silvery streaks throughout. Whatever the reason, the option to color or streak our hair as women usually prevails. Coloring your...

Posted on Jun 30 2009 - 12:02pm by Dena
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Share Optimal Care for Relaxed Hair It is somewhat disheartening to hear the stories of women with relaxed hair and the many issues they face. Some women find it difficult to maintain the upkeep of a relaxer. Some are experiencing damage due to over processing or improper care of their relaxed hair.  Others desire the use of fewer chemicals on their tresses. And you have several women who are simply afraid of their relaxed hair, due to the fear of breakage or further damage when handling it. The good news is that there...

Share Examining Feminine Hygiene Products and Practices After a very irritating case of a recurring urinary tract infection that sent me to my doctor’s office near tears, I resolved to take charge of my life as a modern day female. My doctor notified me that my UTI could be contributed to all soaps, body washes, bath oils/salts, and cleansers that were very much a part of my daily female regime. In addition to the UTI, I also had a mild case of Bacterial Vaginosis.  She essentially instructed me to eliminate any soaps...

Posted on Jun 29 2009 - 1:56pm by Dena
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Share Stress and Your Hair: The Root of the Problem   With all of life’s stressful demands that you encounter on a daily basis, you may find it is dispiriting to realize that your hair’s health depends greatly on how you handle your own anxieties. Have you ever noticed that when you are particularly stressed or under more pressure than usual, that you begin to have more shedding than usual? Has it become evident to you that your appearance lacks vitality and you just don’t seem to glow like you had once before? Is your hair...

Posted on Jun 29 2009 - 1:45pm by Dena
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Share How to Stretch Relaxers Successfully The price that women must pay for beauty sometimes is enormous. Yet, women cannot fight the urges to perm, die, and fry at every chance they can get. As knowledge is increased, ladies who often relax their hair have come to realize that less is more. The less you relax your hair, the healthier your hair can be. The stretching of relaxers has many benefits and has been found to help women to realize healthier and thicker locks. To stretch a relaxer means to go beyond the time that is considered...

Posted on Jun 29 2009 - 1:28pm by Dena
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Share Heatless Ways to Curl Your Hair Beautifully With all of the innovative and creative ways to achieve curls these days, who needs curling irons?  Given the damage that heat can have on your hair, it would be in your best interest to go heatless. However, although it is most women’s desire to toss the curling irons, the dilemma of not knowing how to attain the perfect curls without them exist. Ladies, there are a myriad of ways to realize a curly do without the assistance  of, most times detrimental  curling irons or direct...

Share Who is the best hairstylists for you? So how do you know when it’s time to choose another stylist? Well it may become painfully apparent when you have tried to contact her for two weeks straight and the only response you’re getting is a secretary’s scripted reply that she’ll be sure to return your call at her earliest convenience. (For all practical purposes, I will refer to stylist as a female) Or the last several visits you have made to your salon have left you feeling a void or complete dissatisfaction.  How about...

Posted on Jun 29 2009 - 1:10pm by Dena
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Share Relax, Tex-Lax, or Texturize? As women of color, sometimes it is a complex decision to decide how to manage our hair. Is your desire to have bone straight tresses or do you want to rock more of a natural look? Sometimes the possibilities seem somewhat limited with African American hair. As Black women with a myriad of hair types and textures, exploring different options can be a bit challenging, however you may discover that there are quite a few avenues that you can take advantage of!  Basically, if your mind is made up that...

Posted on Jun 29 2009 - 1:03pm by Dena
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Share Tips for Hair Growth Growing long and healthy hair does not have to be a dream for anyone. It is possible for anyone to enjoy a head full of healthy tresses, as long as you are diligent and consistent in your hair growth regimen.  As with any goals that you set for yourself, it is important to develop and follow a strict plan of action. Assess the health of your hair at its current state. Is your hair in a damaged state? If so, it is necessary to take the following steps in order to rid yourself of the damage and begin with a...

Share We’re so excited that our blog is now live! It’s been a task getting it off the ground and going, but we’re finally ready to launch! The blog will serve as an informational resource for black hair tips, product reviews, the latest fashion trends, as well as beauty tips!  There’s just a wealth of information for African Americans to learn in the hair and beauty world. BHP is a fast growing site and we are extending it in many ways. I sure hope that you stop by and check us out from time to time. Look forward...