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HOW TO DO PROTECTIVE STYLES RIGHT

When you think of protective styles, I am sure a word or phrase instantly comes to your mind. For me, that phrase is ‘box braids.’ Yes, most times, I decide to do protective styling; it is indeed braided, and more recently, I do crochet styles as well. Essentially, protective styles are any way you style your hair that keeps your ends and hair protected (from the elements) for some time. I didn’t realize that there were wrong ways to do protective styles when I first returned naturally. How do we know if we are doing the protective style thing correctly? Over the years, there are specific criteria...

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How to prepare your natural hair for a protective style

So you’ve been busy taking care of your natural hair (or not), and you figure it is time to give your hair a well-needed break. But where do you start? What do you need to do before you tuck your hair away for some days, weeks or maybe months? I am currently very busy with an almost 6-month-old, and back to work in full swing, while still having to take care of a household as a wife, so I have decided that later this month I will be getting a protective style for at least four (4) weeks. I find that these steps when used to prep my natural...

My Hair Growth Elixir Experiences

My name is Carsha and I’m from the beautiful island of Barbados. Today I’m going to talk about my crown of curls hair growth elixir. I use this on different hair types. My mom has straightened hair and I enjoy using it on her hair. I have a kinky 4a/b texture and it works well on mine as well. Last but by no means least I change my hair often, I mix this elixir in conjunction with my conditioner water for my curly texture weaves.  The aroma of this oil is divine and the bottle is aesthetically pleasing. The elixir consists of amazing ingredients such as lavender, sweet...

COPING WITH NATURAL HAIR AS A NEW MOM

Bringing home my baby all bundled up after a few days in the hospital was one of the best feelings ever until you’re all settled in and realize that you neglected your hair for the greater part of your pregnancy. In my case, I got box braids and kept them in way too long! Listen guys, the state my hair was in was unbelievable! My hair grew a lot (thanks to prenatal) and it appears to be thicker (I don’t know how possible this is, but it sure felt and still feels that way). Also, ALL MY EDGES FELL OUT! Post-partum shedding is real folks! So here are a...

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How to get your Mom to go and stay Natural

Inspirational quote: Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau Step 1: LOVE and EMBRACE Your Natural Hair I see this step as the most important one. You may not even recognize it but you Mom is looking at you, being inspired and encouraged by you. The saying is that actions speak louder than words. You don't have to drum in her mind all the benefits of being natural and the hazards of using chemicals in her hair. By loving your natural hair she is warmed to the thought of leaving the relaxed life behind to venture out into the natural world. Step 2: Be Patient with Her Recognize that...