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My top 3 natural hair mistakes

Over the past 5 years, I have learned A LOT about natural hair care. Not only from dealing with my hair but I also learned a lot from caring for other people's hair. I went from frying my ends to being against extreme heat usage (aka no flat ironing) and I wanted to share what I think my top 3 natural hair mistakes were in my journey.   Cutting my hair Let me explain, I am a fan of protective styles not only because I would consider myself a lazy natural and I have very dense hair but also because they are versatile. My personal favorites are box braids and marley twists. So back in the day when I first...

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The L.C.O Method

By now most naturals have heard of the LOC, LCO, LOCS, or another variant of the suggested way to moisturize natural hair. But just as a refresher, the LOC method is a moisturizing method that suggests the order in which products should be layered to maximize moisture retention. LOC is an acronym that stands for Leave-in conditioner, Oil, and Cream. When the S is added to the equation it stands for Sealant. This famous moisturizing method was coined by Alikay Naturals Founder and CEO Rochelle Graham and it has been very popular in the natural hair community.  The method is super easy to incorporate into your natural hair routine because all you do is use products you already own and simply...

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5 protective styles that actually protect

Black women, in particular, are naturally blessed with kinks, curls, and/or coils that can be shaped into intriguing hairstyles. Our unique strands need a bit more maintenance to keep them healthy, nourished, and moisturized. However, because of the extra maintenance that comes with having beautiful natural hair, we tend to slack off of our regimen sometimes or get tired of constantly styling. Protective hairstyles are a great way to give ourselves a break while maintaining our hair's natural beauty.  In the natural hair world [or community], protective styles are very commonly known and are even a must to many. Protective styles include but are not limited to twists, braids, wigs, and buns. And the major element and purpose of a great protective style...

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Top 4 tips for long, healthy natural hair

Deep condition with HEAT! This is a GAME CHANGER! Deep conditioning your hair with heat raises the hair cuticles and allows the product to penetrate and deeply nourish your hair. Not only is deep conditioning good for the hair strands but also the scalp. The heat stimulates blood flow to promote healthy hair growth.   Protective styling Protective styling is simply a hairstyle that protects the ends of your hair from breaking off to retain length. Protective styling is a length retention method, not a hair growth method!   Clean and clarify your scalp A clean and healthy scalp promotes hair growth. If your scalp is dirty you are causing the pores to be blocked, hence blocking/preventing hair growth. It...

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