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[ 13 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments ]

Coloring hair is a big step and should be considered carefully before attempting especially if you are thinking of using a more permanent hair color. There are four types of ways to color the hair: permanent (this is the most damaging to the hair in the long run), semi-permanent (only partially penetrates the hair shaft), demi-permanent (uses alkaline instead of ammonia and cannot go to lighter shades, considered less damaging that permanent colors), temporary (these dyes do not penetrate the hair cuticle and are washed off easily).
Things To Consider Before:

Do …

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[ 8 Aug 2011 | One Comment ]

Recently, I spent a few minutes  explaining to a friend  that cutting her hair regularly every month, won’t let it grow. Where on earth did that myth come from? She was also astonished to find that relaxing her hair every eight weeks was not something that she had to do. Apparently she was told that if she did not religiously relax her hair every time new growth appeared then her hair would fall.  A conclusion that she came to when her hair was nine weeks post relaxer and started to …

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[ 14 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments ]

Using a good conditioner is one of the best things that a person of color can use on their. Here are some dos and don’ts that should guide you on how to properly condition your hair.

Condition hair after every shampoo whether with a rinse-out conditioner or a leave-in conditioner that penetrates the hair shaft.
Pay close attention to the ends of the hair when conditioning, this is the older part of the hair and also the driest; make sure it gets it fair share.
Use a leave-in conditioner or a hair masque …

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[ 13 Jul 2011 | No Comment ]

I know we live in a busy world and sometimes we wear so many hats as ladies that manufacturer of hair products is not one that you would want to add to your resume. However, there are some advantages in making your own hair products, especially if you are concerned about the harsh chemicals that are put in today’s beauty products. Here are five reasons to make your own:
1. It is economical– When you think about all the products that you have to buy in order to make your hair …

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[ 1 Jul 2011 | No Comment ]

Shampooing hair is definitely not rocket science, for most persons it is just a matter of finding the right shampoo for hair and then having a go at the hair on their head. Not very hard is it? Well believe it or not shampooing black hair takes a little more care than normal, especially when the hair is processed. There are do’s and dont’s that we have to follow if we want to retain our hair length and to preserve the moisture in it.
Shampoo Do’s

Wash your hair in parts, …

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[ 1 Jul 2011 | 23 Comments ]

Should you use leave-in conditioners? If you asked me this question four months ago the answer would be yes. My hair regime used to be: lather… rinse… repeat, condition in the shower, add Infusium 23 to my wet hair and torture it for two hours under the dryer and then top it off with with some carrot hair oil.
These days my regime is a bit different, I have tweaked it to the point where I unintentionally left out my leave-in conditioner and guess what? My hair doesn’t miss it! Most …

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[ 1 Jul 2011 | One Comment ]

One of my favorite songs by Roberta Flack is Summertime. The first part of the song says,
Summertime when will you come
I wanna put my light things on
I wanna put my winter life away
Summertime I need a sunny day
Summer is normally one of the hottest times of the year and with summer comes a whole host of activities that are not exactly relaxed hair friendly. The trouble with summer is that you normally sweat in your hair more than any other time of year, even if you are not exercising. So …

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[ 30 Jun 2011 | 16 Comments ]
Girl Washing Hair

For the record, I do not use commercial shampoos, if I can avoid them. The cheaper the shampoo the more it seems to strip the hair and damage it. I am determined to phase them out of my hair regimen since my hair does so much better without them. I wash my hair with homemade recipes or I use a very weak, heavily diluted non-sulfate, non-ammonium, shampoo to wash my hair when I can’t get what I want. There are some  ingredients in commercial shampoos that aren’t really the best  …

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[ 29 Jun 2011 | 71 Comments ]

This is part two of an article on how to have long relaxed hair. We continue with five more secrets to having long thick relaxed hair. For many ladies these are just common sense suggestions. However, if  you were like me you will use and implement every useful tip.

Oils– Not all oils are meant to be used in our hair. Our hair is a natural extension of our bodies; hence we should use oils that are natural. That is my theory and I am sticking to it. If I can’t …

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[ 28 Jun 2011 | 14 Comments ]

If you were given five minutes to escape your house or your place of abode, what are the five hair must-haves that you should carry? I generally pitch this question to persons who are interested in growing long healthy relaxed hair and the answers would vary. The reason I ask is, you do not need more than five products  to maintain hair  growth at any one time. Some ladies stock up on a lot of hair care products and use them every day or every week and then complain that …

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[ 24 Jun 2011 | 11 Comments ]
Crunched hair Style

Curly is how I love to wear my relaxed hair. When I do it once for the week it stays curly all week and I do not have to comb it until wash day. I truly believe that this is the best way to wear my hair when hair is post relaxer six weeks. It is the best way for me to handle the two textures and to avoid those two things that usually affect retention: combing and handling of hair. I usually start my curly hairstyles with lots of …

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[ 24 Jun 2011 | 190 Comments ]

The secret to having long relaxed hair is knowledge. It’s all about knowing how to care for your relaxed or permed hair for yourself and understanding your strands. Relaxed hair is processed with chemicals to make it straight or to smooth out the kinks in natural hair, once this is done a relaxed head will require a different level of care than natural hair, it cannot be business as usual for your new hair. The problem is, persons with relaxed hair have no idea what to do with their new …