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How to Eat Better for Optimal Hair Health

Posted by NI4TW on Dec 21, 2017 8:01:22 PM

With the holiday season in full swing, comfort food-eating is in full effect too. Workday potlucks. Company Christmas parties. Family dinners. Weekend holiday gatherings. Everywhere you turn there is pasta, cakes, pies, cookies, soda, wine, cocktails and lots of other “goodies.” And let’s not forget the fast food you might grab while holiday shopping. All of these foods are delicious and are a big part of celebrating the season—so I understand how difficult it can be to completely avoid them. While moderate and smaller helpings here and there are perfectly fine, there are many reasons your hair would appreciate collard greens, greens beans, salads, fruit platters and green tea instead.

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Natural Hair, Taliah Waajid, hair strength, healthy hair, healthy food for hair, dieting for hair

5 Characteristics of Strong, Healthy Coily, Curly & Wavy Hair

Posted by NI4TW on Dec 14, 2017 1:01:20 PM

When hair is healthy, it is the ultimate accessory in and of itself. It doesn’t necessarily need to be whipped into some gorgeous updo or decorated with ornate barrettes. Healthy hair does what it is supposed to with little to no fuss—it simply looks good as is. Many believe that long hair is indicative of healthy hair, and that simply is not true. Long hair can be damaged hair.  Healthy hair, no matter its length, has several telltale signs.

 Healthy hair is soft to the touch. A healthy head of hair feels luxuriously good. It does not feel rough, dry or brittle. It is practically irresistible to touch. In fact, it’s hard not to want to play in a head of healthy hair all day.

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Relaxed Hair, Natural Hair, Hair Care Products, texlaxed hair, curly hair, coily hair, healthy hair, strong hair, characteristics of healthy hair, wavy hair, signs of healthy hair

Style Showcase: Holiday Hairstyling Featuring Roller Setting, the Super Curly Faux Hawk & the Piled-High Ponytail

Posted by NI4TW on Dec 6, 2017 1:26:02 PM

Christmas and Kwanzaa are fast approaching. Besides searching for the perfect gifts for family and friends, there will be tons of parties and get-togethers to attend. Naturally, the big question is how are you going to wear your hair? We have a couple of ideas below showcased by the lovely Jori Chioma which can work for medium to long hair length. I absolutely love how Jori has the spiral curl styling game on lock. Just look at those curls. Beautiful, shiny, voluminous. That's what I'm talking about!

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Topics: Natural Hair, protective styling, special occassion hair, crinkles and curls, roller setting, roller set, faux hawk, spiral curls, ponytail, holiday hairstyles, style showcase

Protective Styling Tools to Gift to Your Favorite Protective Stylista

Posted by NI4TW on Dec 1, 2017 2:20:34 PM

If you're wondering what holiday gifts to grab for a certain style-conscious, hair care-obsessed someone in your life, you can't go wrong with tools that will help her protectively style her lovely mane all year long.

One of the most integral tools in your protective styling arsenal is the comb—and not just one comb but many. Rattail for parting, wide tooth for detangling, afro for picking---they’re all necessary. While plastic and metal combs can cause static in the hair and damage to the scalp, wooden combs are much kinder and gentler on both. Wooden combs like those offered by Breezelike help to evenly distribute your hair’s natural oils throughout your hair and don’t scratch or tear your scalp. Wooden combs are also durable and sturdy enough to last a lifetime.

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Topics: Protective Styles, Wigs, protective styling tools, wooden combs, christmas gifts natural hair, hair care christmas gifts, hair care holiday gifts, hair care tools, natural hair care gifts, holiday gifts

Style Showcase: Head Wraps and Goddess Braids to Protect Hair Strength and Length in Winter

Posted by NI4TW on Nov 16, 2017 5:21:05 PM

It’s that time of year again when the temperatures start to dip and the air becomes dry. None of that is very good for rocking twist out or blow out styles. Cold, dry weather damages hair cuticles and leaves the hair shaft unable to retain moisture. Dry brittle hair, of course, is more susceptible to tangles and breakage. Protective styling is the key to strengthening your hair cuticles and enabling your hair to withstand the cold so that you can retain your length. I've discussed it before in the blog post here but I want to continue talking specifically about protective styling practices you absolutely want to incorporate into your hair care and maintenance regimen.

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Protective Styles, natural hair styles, protective styling, leave in conditioner, oil, light oil, goddess braid, hair oil, head wraps, winter hair, hair strength, hair length retention

What Is Porosity?: How to Know If Your Hair Is Retaining the Moisture It Needs to Thrive

Posted by NI4TW on Nov 9, 2017 5:51:42 PM

As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, there are certain characteristics about your hair that are important to know and understand. Those characteristics include your hair’s texture, density, strength, and porosity levels. I’ve talked texture before here. While hair density is the number of strands packed together on your head and hair strength is based on how resistant your hair is to breakage when force is applied to it (such as pulling or combing), porosity is particularly important to consider because it is all about your hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. Your hair can possess low, normal or high porosity levels.

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Natural Hair, porosity, hair moisture absorb, hair moisture retention, low porosity, normal porosity, high porosity, natural hair moisture, hair moisture retain, moisturizing natural hair

Protective Styling, Protective Styles and Ways to Save ON STYLE COSTS

Posted by NI4TW on Nov 3, 2017 1:13:46 PM


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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Protective Styles, Natural Hair Care Products, natural hair styles, prevent natural hair loss, protective styling, prevent breakage, prevent hair loss, curly hair, coily hair, natural updos

Natural, Texlaxed or Relaxed Hair? Achieving the Healthiest Possible Hair in Any Case

Posted by NI4TW on Oct 27, 2017 9:57:30 AM

As a child growing up in Harlem, I remember how everyone had relaxed hair except me. I wanted relaxed hair too but my mother would not allow it. And that’s how I came to know about natural hair; I had to teach myself how to comb, manage and style my hair in its natural state. Later on, I did relax my hair but I decided to wear my hair naturally. Natural just worked better for me. My natural hair choice was never politically motivated; it was simply a styling preference.

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Topics: Relaxed Hair, Natural Hair, Protective Styles, Hair Care Products, Natural Hair Care Products, relaxer, texlaxed hair, texlax

Curly, Coily Men’s Hair Grooming 101: Combating Dandruff, Razor Bumps & Ingrown Hairs

Posted by NI4TW on Oct 20, 2017 12:01:50 AM

Everyone loves a well-groomed man—and there is no better feeling than stepping out each day looking fresh and fly. That’s why it is such a positive thing for a man to understand and know how to properly care for his skin. In fact, being treated to a proper cut and shave by an ace barber is one of the simple pleasures of life. It’s downright golden. But knowing how to keep one’s face, beard and hair tight between visits is platinum. And that starts with a little education on how to prevent personal care issues like dandruff, razor bumps and ingrown hairs. 

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Natural Hair Care Products, black men's grooming, african american men's grooming, african american beard care, uncle jimmy's products, uncle jimmy, men's grooming, beard care


Posted by NI4TW on Oct 12, 2017 9:24:02 PM

Another great option for rocking a natural style is locs. Although locs have actually been around for thousands of years (ancient Egyptians wore them), many are unaware of the benefits and upkeep involved in maintaining them. Today, however, there are great deal of hair care professionals who specialize in loc care and many products available (such as my Black Earth products) to flaunt clean, healthy, long, beautiful locs. But first, why loc?

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Natural Hair, Protective Styles, Hair Care Products, Natural Hair Care Products, Curls Kinks Culture Festival, dreadlocs, locs benefits, locs, dreadlocks, dreads, black earth products

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