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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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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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