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Published 04.22.2018 By Tanisha

What You Should Know About Silicones

Like sulfates, silicones often get a bad rap, especially in the naturally curly hair care movement.  They aren’t as bad as some make them out to be.  As is the case for many hair care products and ingredients, there can be a place in your regimen where the use of silicones makes sense.  The key is knowing when to use them and adjusting other elements in your hair care regimen accordingly.

First, what are silicones? ……

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Published 03.25.2018 By Tanisha

Let’s Stop Giving Sulfates a Bad Rap

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If you follow the naturally curly hair care movement, then you are well aware of the fact that sulfates are a huge no-no.   However, I believe that sulfates have gotten a bad rap.  Yes, most sulfate shampoos are drying and harsh on the hair, but there are some that are not.  Also, using……

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Published 02.26.2018 By Tanisha

How to Cope with a Haircut You Don’t Like

I recently got a haircut, and it was a disaster.  I could see it coming from a mile away, but I let it run its course like a fool.  Uh, I hate to be melodramatic, but it was bad…really bad.  I decided to write about it because I want to give you all of my experiences – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

So, what the hell happened?

Well, I went in to get my……

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Published 01.22.2018 By Tanisha

Stop Trimming Your Hair Without a Plan

We all should know by now that trimming your hair regularly is necessary for healthy hair to grow.  But did you know there is a right and wrong way to do it?  I’m not talking about the act of trimming itself.  I’m referring to how your trims relate to your long-term hair care goals.  You shouldn’t aimlessly trim your hair without a specific goal in mind.  Before we dig into the different trim schedules……

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Published 11.06.2017 By Tanisha

Why You Need a Hairstylist on Your Hair Care Journey

More and more of us are taking our hair care into our own hands and learning how to care for and style our hair.  This growing trend is a good thing, and we hope that more women continue to jump on this bandwagon.  There is nothing more beautiful and freeing than loving the hair you were born with and embracing it in all its uniqueness and versatility.

There are many benefits of being your own……

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Published 10.09.2017 By Tanisha

This is Exactly How You Grow Your Hair Longer

Can you believe that we are in October already?  The year just flew by!  Where did the time go?  More importantly, did you meet your hair growth goals this year?  If you didn’t, let’s talk about why.  What do you need to do to finally grow your hair longer?!?  Take the following steps below now so that you can start the new year off right in hair growing mode.

Start with a healthy scalp

The average……

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Published 09.25.2017 By

How the Right Haircut Can Change Your Life (Part 2)

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I had been rocking my new haircut all weekend, but I started to feel this intense anxiety over the prospect of returning to work with a drastically new hairdo.  I work in corporate America, and we have all seen the headlines of black women being asked to change their hair or just simply feeling……

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Published 08.28.2017 By Tanisha

How the Right Haircut Can Change Your Life (Part 1)

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I stopped using heat after I damaged my hair while practicing my Wavy I tutorial.  (You can watch it here and read my blog post about it here.)  I got so tired of dealing with two textures that I vowed to make an appointment to get a Curly……

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Published 07.09.2017 By Xotica Hair

Guest Post: Can Wigs Help Your Hair Grow?

Wigs are a fantastic choice for women who are trying to grow longer hair. Wigs allow you to give your natural kinks and coils a rest from daily hair manipulation and styling options while still granting one the ability to rock a different look.

Let’s face it, many naturalistas, for example, might decide to go for the “big chop” at the beginning of their natural hair journey. However, not every natural diva will leap at……

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Published 05.01.2017 By Tanisha

Stop Settling for Dry Hair

We took a bit of a hiatus from writing new blog posts to do some serious research on what women really wanted the most help with.  After spending countless hours scouring the internet, “How do I moisturize my dry, 4c hair?!?” was by far the most asked question.  Furthermore, women who asked this question seemed to have the basics down pat.  They washed and conditioned their hair regularly and used good quality hair care……

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