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Hair: Knowing When You Should DIY and When the Salon Tip is Worth It

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A study says that women will change their hair more than 100 times during their lifetime. I haven’t been on earth more than three decades, and I’m sure I’m past 101. My hair has been long, short, curly and straight. Fiery red, orangey, jet black,...

How-To: Braid Outs

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Braid-outs are a great way to achieve a textured/wavy look. They are also very versatile. You can wear your braid-out, as is, or wear it as a textured puff or updo. Braid-outs are also quick and easy DIY – do-it-yourself- styles that can be achieved...

Scenting Shea Butter

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Many people love the benefits of Shea butter, but do not like the smell. Although the smokey smell of unrefined Shea butter does fade away overtime, there is a way to get rid of the smell immediately. Of course, you can purchase refined or even...

The Actual Science Behind the Most Talked About Ingredients

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UK blogger, Scientist Dr. Ruby Majani aka Jc of The Natural Hair Haven—Science and Natural Hair blog, has a BSc and PhD in Material Science. On her blog, Jc states that she is not pro-natural nor anti-natural. “I think we can benefit from both natural...

The Big Chop: 5 Steps Toward Maintaining Your New Short ‘Do

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From Black Voices — Cutting the hair was the easy part. Now, you have just a few inches of hair left and even fewer clues to keep it beautiful. Luckily, Maisha Oliver has got you covered. She’s styled the short tresses of Meghan Good, Kelis and Keri Hilson, so...

DIY Temple Balm for Hairline Protection

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During the winter months, ponytails, updos, and buns are ideal protective styles for wearing under scarves and hats. But we must not forget about the hair around our temples—our edges. While ponytails, updos and buns do help with protecting our ends, our edges need pampering...

Vitamins for Your Hair

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There are several vitamins that promote both healthy hair and scalp. Among such vitamins are Omega-3/6 fatty acids as well as antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E. Also important are B-complex vitamins as well as minerals like calcium, magnesium, selenium and zinc. The following is...

Say No to Dirty Hair Tools

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Along with keeping your hair and scalp clean, it is also important to keep your hair tools clean. Hair tools, such as combs and brushes, collect oil, dirt and dead skin cells, and should be cleansed often. Scarves, caps and satin pillow cases should also...

Celeb Stylist Derek J’s Tips for Creating Short-Weaved Cuts

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From Black Voices — Before ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star NeNe Leakes recently broke her weave addiction and began sporting a natural short ‘do, she turned to Atlanta celebrity hairstylist Derek J to create a similar look using a weave. “She had another stylist for...

Flowers for Your Hair and Scalp

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Chamomile and Lavender are popular ingredients in hair and body formulations, and many are aware of their benefits. There are several other flowers that might not be as well known, which are also beneficial to your hair and scalp, such as Hibiscus, Calendula, Tiare, and...
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