All Articles Tagged "natural black hair"

Unbeweavable: Celebs With That Proper Weave Game

August 8th, 2011 - By Toya Sharee
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The best tresses will have you wondering, “Well, is or isn’t it?”  Advancements in hair extension installation, including lace fronts wigs and fusion, are becoming so good that the weave wearer may be left wondering if that virgin remi is actually growing from their own scalp.

Celebrities wear weaves for a variety of reasons that don’t always include additional length.  Weaves are worn for thickness, color change and to endure heat styling and other processes that would otherwise damage their natural hair.  The best weaves require time, skill and a good amount of money and the following list of celebrities ladies have access to all three which explains why their wonderful weavaliciousness.

Yummy Homemade Hair Treatments

July 31st, 2011 - By Dr. Phoenyx Austin
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From the desk of Dr. Phoenyx:

You don’t always have to buy pricey, big name hair products to make your hair shinier, fuller and healthier. Sometimes the best things are actually very simple and found in the produce department of your local grocery store. Have you ever tried yummy foods like bananas and papaya in your homemade hair “treat”ments? I’m a natural haired woman and know first-hand that many of these foods are amazing for hair. They work wonders on my hair. And I’ve been using are few of these foods for years to make my hair softer, shinier, and stronger. So be sure to check out these 5 Yummy Homemade Hair “Treat”ments and let me know how they work for you!

Hair Tips For Natural Hair

February 10th, 2011 - By Genevieve St. Bernard
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While going natural is arguably a much healthier choice for Black hair than using harsh chemical relaxers, it is still important to take good care of your tresses to keep them looking and feeling good. Whether you’re a high maintenance gal who doesn’t mind taking the time to do complicated twist-outs and other creative styles, or a ‘wash and go’- type of sister, make sure that you adopt these important rituals for keeping natural hair on point.

Comb Correct

Putting a dry comb in natural hair is almost as bad as running a knife through your tresses. Only comb your hair while wet, preferably with shampoo or conditioner (which will make the comb run through the hair much easier and protect you from unnecessary breakage). Also, fine combs are no good for natural hair; select a wide tooth comb to detangle without tearing your hair to pieces.

Sleep Smart

While you may have been looking forward to dropping the notorious ‘bed scarf’ when you decided to go natural, it’s actually wise for Black women with both natural AND permed hair to wrap their hair up at night. Cotton sheets absorb moisture and leave your hair dry and can cause breakage as well. Protect your hair with a satin scarf, bonnet or pillowcase. Also, sleep with your hair in braids or a bun to prevent tangling; braids are particularly helpful for those with curly hair and will leave your ‘do looking much neater and manageable in the morning. Apply a bit of your preferred moisturizer on your natural hair before heading to bed as well.

Wear Protective Styles

If you wear your natural hair in an Afro or in wild curls, give it a break a few times a week with protective styles, such as buns and braids. Protective styles prevent damage to the edges, while allowing the hair to rest; wearing natural hair out constantly puts you at the risk for breakage, which inhibits hair growth.