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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

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

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

LOCS BENEFITS, LOC EXTENSIONS & OTHER LOCS 411

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

Learn Night Time Hair Care at the Curls, Kinks and Culture Festival

Posted by NI4TW on Oct 6, 2017 10:38:57 AM

 

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Natural Hair, Protective Styles, Hair Care Products, Natural Hair Care Products, Curls Kinks Culture Festival, night time hair care, night time hair, Taliah Waajid

Style Showcase: Gel Twists, Bantu Knots and Two-Strand Twists

Posted by NI4TW on Sep 28, 2017 10:26:05 AM

Natural hair is not only healthier to wear, it’s also fun to flaunt. Styling possibilities are endless and the outcomes are always unique to each head of hair. Below are three styles for varying lengths of curly, coily hair with links to videos demonstrating exactly how to achieve these looks.

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Natural Hair, Protective Styles, Transitioning, Hair Care Products, Natural Hair Care Products, natural hair styling, gel twists, Bantu knots, two strand twists, natural hair styles, hair styles

Naturalistas, Here’s Why Moisturizing and Conditioning is a Must

Posted by NI4TW on Sep 21, 2017 4:26:07 PM

The fact is that if you don’t have naturally straight hair, the oil your skin naturally secretes from the sebaceous glands in your scalp has a trickier time coating the strands of your hair from root to tip. It’s a matter of a straight path versus a curvier path. When your curvier strands don’t receive moisture from your natural oils they are in greater danger of becoming dry and suffering damage. The following reasons are why it is important to care for your hair with a moisturizing and conditioning routine.

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Natural Hair, Hair Care Products, Natural Hair Care Products, conditioner, natural hair styling, moisture, natural hair moisturizer, natural hair conditioner

Ultra-Curly, Curly or Wavy Natural Hair: How to Identify Your Curl Pattern

Posted by NI4TW on Sep 15, 2017 10:45:29 AM

The most important aspect of going natural—and being comfortable with being natural—is understanding your hair’s character. Truly knowing how your hair works is key to making the best care and styling decisions to protect your hair and keep it healthy. Depending on your hair’s curl pattern, your hair may respond differently to various techniques and products. Understanding your hair and how it works also can help tremendously with achieving your desired look. 

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Natural Hair, Hair Care Products, Type 4 Hair, type 2b hair, type 2c hair, curl pattern, hair types, Type 4a hair, type 4b hair, type 4c hair, type 3 hair, type 3a hair, type 3b hair, type 3c hair, type 2 hair, type 2a hair, natural hair type

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