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March 29, 2012
Yep, This Is Radical! A Comb-Free Method for Detangling Hair
What if you could chuck your comb and brush and detangle your tresses with your fingers? This method works, according to blogger Dawn Michelle on What’s more, finger detangling can improve curl definition and help a sista get in touch with her natural hair roots, she says. Check out how Dawn does it.
March 27, 2012
Why Natural Hair Can Be Hard, and How to Soften It Up
Here’s the deal: When you transition to natural hair, your tresses can start to feel tough. But before you throw on your widest-brimmed hat and run for the nearest salon, slow down and get schooled. Natural hair can be soft and pliable—and easy to style and maintain. All you have to do is follow these three simple rules from
March 22, 2012
For Sistas Only: Dermatologists Dispense Science-Backed Hair-Health Advice
If you’ve ever been skeptical about unsourced hair-health advice from naturalista “experts,” a new report presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting provides science-based hair-care advice for African-American women. The report, presented by Raechele Cochran Gathers, MD, also reveals that dermatologists are often the first line of defense for sistas looking for solutions to their hair problems. 
March 20, 2012
How to Heat Train Your Hair to Safely Unfurl Those Curls
Are you tired of styling your tresses the same ol’ way? Everybody needs a change once in a while, and naturalistas are no exception. If you want a straighter style, you don’t have to resort to chemical treatments. Here, shows how to “train” your hair to get a sleeker look by using common styling appliances.
March 15, 2012
Healthy Hair Vitamins: A Look at Biotin and MSM
Anyone who has been overwhelmed by a pharmacy vitamin aisle knows that going on a vitamin regimen can get more complex than learning a foreign language. When you’re trying to promote your hair’s health and growth, there are some basics you need to learn as well. Curly Nikki offered Essence readers this piece of advice: Any hair-health multivitamin should contain these two ingredients, biotin and MSM.
March 13, 2012
The Curly Girls’ Abbreviated Products Ingredients Guide
More often than not, our favorite curly-hair shampoo products contain a number of
unintelligible chemical names. And so with few other options, we’re forced to trust the bottles’ labels. But in the keep-our-curls-cute quest, are we actually hurting them? Maybe. To help you understand what’s really in those bottles, jars or tubes, offers this quick list of the best (and worst) chemical ingredients for your curls. 
March 08, 2012
Porosity Lessons: Learn Them Well to Deal With Naturally Curly Hair
When you gave yourself a general hair-care education, you may have missed learning about porosity. But here’s the deal: All hair is porous, but some hair textures are more porous than others. Simply put, the porosity of your tresses refers to how tightly closed the hair’s cuticle layers are, or aren’t, and how easily your hair absorbs water. Here, breaks it down even more and offers some helpful advice to curlies who aren’t sure where their strands stand where porosity is concerned.
March 06, 2012
Transition Tip: You Don’t Have to Do the Big Chop
Have you decided to make a change that starts at the very root? If you’ve decided to get back to your roots and go natural, you know that transitioning can be a difficult process. Your beautiful new tresses feel different, look different and may also straight up misbehave. But instead of responding to your hair drama with the big chop, here are nine tips from to help you make the transition from relaxed to natural with ease.
March 01, 2012
Hair Wash Rule No. 1: Don’t Overdo It
Natural girls know that some curls are prone to being unmanageable. What’s more, these hair types are especially susceptible to mineral buildup from shower water. But before you start stressing about which styling products are best for these tresses, here’s some information from about what to check for in the H2O you use to care for your hair.
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