Don’t Scratch: Find Out What’s Causing Scalp Itch An itchy scalp is irritating and unsightly. But it’s also frustrating if you don’t what’s causing it. DailyGlow.com explains what might be at the root of the problem, and how to handle this skin condition.
October 25, 2011
Practice Your Sealing Skills to Keep Hair Moist and More Likely to Grow Applying a sealant to moisturized strands is a hair-care step many curlies skip. But for naturalistas, sealing tresses can lock in much needed moisture and leave hair with that shimmer usually reserved for TV commercials and glossy magazines. Here are several tips from Curlynikki.com to introduce you to the art of sealing.
October 20, 2011
A Hairstyle and Health Check, Please A good hairstylist is like an old friend you meet weekly for chat sessions to gossip and share information. But your stylist is more than a confidante—she or he could be the first to spot the signs of skin cancer, according to a study published in the Archives of Dermatology and reported by USA Today.
October 18, 2011
4 Things to Consider Before Coloring Your Natural Hair Bored with your natural curls and craving a new color? A different look can open up exciting new styling possibilities—think Beyonce or Eve—but if your coloring adventure is unsuccessful, your tresses can dry out, break off or turn a ghastly hue. That’s why Curlynikki.com urges you to consider four things before you whip out color swatches to place against your natural strands. Here’s what you need to know before you color your curls, and why you should never commit to a new shade without a post-color-care game plan.
October 13, 2011
Bumpy Scalp? Then Be Sure to Check Skin Carefully Have you ever run a hand through your hair or decided to rock a new style and felt a scalp bump or a lump that wasn’t supposed to be there? Rest assured, most of these risings are harmless, says Hollywood dermatologist Jessica Wu at dailyglow.com. But there are three common bumpy scalp conditions you should know about. Check them out below.
October 11, 2011
Try This Sweet Hair Treat: A Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub
“Brown sugar,” “honey”—these could be endearing pet names sweetly uttered by a romantic partner, but it turns out they’re also ingredients in an exfoliating scalp scrub. Have you ever scratched your scalp and seen gunk packed under your fingernails? Gross, right? This funky buildup can clog your hair follicles and possibly lead to hair loss or stunted hair growth. But don’t panic. You can clean this gunk from your scalp without damaging your hair—or breaking the bank with this recipe for a brown sugar scalp scrub from CurlyNikki.com.
October 06, 2011
Quick Tips for Men Who Want Longer Locks In the black community, many may think it’s only women who obsess about growing a full head of healthy hair. Not so! Many brothas are also on a mission to maximize their hair’s growth. If you’re one of these men, review this checklist from the DailyGlow.com to make sure you’re on the right track.
October 04, 2011
Moisturize Natural Tresses but Don’t “Co-Wash” Your Hair to Death! For many naturalistas, co-washing—short for “conditioner washing”—is a revered part of a hair care regimen. The term refers to the common practice of washing hair with conditioner instead of shampoo to avoid dried-out hair Yes, co-washing softens hair and encourages growth by making strands easier to detangle and less prone to breakage. But this raved-about practice cannot guarantee healthy tresses all on its own. It’s better to think of co-washing as one element in a healthy hair regimen, some curly experts suggest. That said, these tips from Growblackhair.net can help you work condition-only washes into your hair-care routine in a balanced way so you avoid slip-ups that can damage your mane.
In this video Kara Young, model and entrepreneur, talks with Real Health editor-in-chief Kate Ferguson about living with natural curly hair.
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