Natural Hair Care Regimen Approved for Low Porosity Hair

Having a Hair Care Regimen is important for the health of your hair. We all hear it too often. It is important to build a hair care regimen for our natural hair to promote its health and growth. But how many of you actually take the time to build a regimen for your hair? I know it sounds painful and can be annoying, but a natural hair care regimen does not have to be if done the right way. I’m going to share with you my own natural hair care regimen. Don’t hesitate to make it your own or tweak it around. It took me a while to come up with a regiment that I was comfortable with and that I felt like I could stick to. But now that I’ve taken the time to build this regimen for my hair, I can see the difference and I know it’s worth…

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Never Feel Obligated to Explain Your Natural

Some women go natural by choice, others are forced to, either for health reasons or other. Everybody has a story. But it doesn’t matter which category you fall under, one thing is for sure, you should never feel obligated to justify or explain your natural to anyone. I decided to write this post because since making the decision to go natural or return to natural (as some like to call it), I’ve been put in many situations where people always feel the need to comment or have an opinion about my hair. At times I don’t mind it, but at times it’s just plain annoying. And many times, unfortunately, I find myself falling into the trap of giving some kind of explanation about my natural hair. Then I start thinking to myself: “Why do I even grace them with a response?”. But of course, it is usually too late when…

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How To Style Your TWA After The Big Chop

So you recently did the big chop and now you are at a crossroad. What are you to do with your hair, or lack thereof? You are starting to question your sanity and doubting the decision to get rid of your relaxed hair. But let’s face it, it’s too late to turn back now. So, the best thing for you to do at this point is to find different ways to style your TWA so you can feel better about you decision to chop your hair off. Where should you start? Don’t worry, I got you covered… In this post we will be discussing different ways to style your hair after the big chop. I recently received an email from one of my lovely readers asking for advice on how to style her hair after the big chop. She recently cut her relaxed ends out after transitioning for 5 months…

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The Do’s and Don’ts For Low Porosity Hair Care

If you have low porosity hair, you must know how hard it is to get moisture to penetrate your hair strands. Low porosity hair care can get a little challenging. But the good news is, once you know what to do, keeping your hair moisturized does not have to be complicated. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps. Then you will be on your way to beautifully moisturized hair. Your dry brittle hair days will be put behind you for good. Knowing the dos and don’ts for low porosity hair care is the key to beautiful hair. So what is the best way to care for your low porosity hair? Caring for your low porosity hair includes a few simple steps. The list below will go over the dos and don’ts to caring for your low porosity hair. If you incorporate these techniques in your daily regimen, you will have…

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1 Thing Every Newly Natural Should Know

First of, let me start by saying I finally did the big chop! No more transitioning, I am officially a member of the natural hair community! After 5 long months of transitioning, I finally decided to chop my relaxed ends off.  It was a very exciting moment for me. I believe the big chop was the best decision I could have made. In my excitement as a newly natural, I thought I had covered all my bases. After all I have very little hair to manage. How hard can it be, right? I quickly realized that I was wrong. There is one major thing I did not know: my hair porosity level and how it affected me. The truth is taking care of your newly natural hair doesn’t have to be difficult. But if you don’t have the proper knowledge to do so, it will be the most frustrating thing you’ll get to do.  That’s…

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7 Things You Should Know Before Ditching Your Relaxer

You’ve been relaxed all your life, but now you are to the point where you are seriously thinking about going back to your roots and ditching your relaxer. This can be an exciting thought but also scary. Now that mainstream media portrays a lot more women wearing their natural hair, more regular women are ditching their relaxers and going natural. I went natural not because it was cool, but because my hair needed it. First time I thought about it, I changed my mind. But now, knowing there’s a huge community of natural hair women out there ready to give support, definitely made the decision of ditching the relaxer much easier. I made the decision to go natural 5 months ago, and this is the best decision I could have made for my hair. It could be the same for you. Just know that if you are currently thinking about ditching your…

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Going Natural Is It Really For you

Going Natural, Is it really for you? It might sound like a weird question, but it’s really important you take the time to think about it. Some women decide to go natural or start transitioning impulsively. They do it just because they see beautiful pictures of natural hair without really thinking it through. But they quickly revert back to their relaxer once the going gets rough. Are you asking yourself the question yet? Is going natural really for you? Please keep in mind that I am not bashing natural hair.  That’s not what this post is about. I am a natural woman and I wear my natural hair with pride. I just would like to bring awareness to certain aspects of going natural. We all know that once you change your hair, you appearance changes as well. I want to talk about the mental and emotional aspect of going natural. I was pushed to do some…

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To Transition or To Big Chop Your Hair- Which Is Better

In the natural hair community, there’s the never-ending debate whether or not it’s better to transition or to big chop to natural hair. When I made the decision to go natural, I asked myself just like everyone else, which option would be better for me. Would it be better for me to transition or to big chop my hair? After giving it some thought, I decided transitioning was a better option. I came to the decision after going over several scenarios in my head. Five months later, I feel myself nearing the point where transitioning is no longer an option, and it’s probably time for me to big chop my hair. A lot of you are currently considering going natural (probably why you’re reading this article). And with that, you are now wondering whether it’s better for you to transition or to big chop your hair once and for all. There is nothing wrong with…

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Going Natural: The Good and The Bad

Have you been thinking about going natural, but are hesitant to take the jump? Don’t worry, you are not alone. You aren’t the only woman out there considering ditching the relaxer and going natural. There is a ton of ladies already rocking their natural hair or currently transitioning to natural hair. The natural hair community is big and it is taking over the world. The number of black women all over the world giving up their relaxed hair and going natural is astonishing and simply amazing. So stop hesitating, and join the rest of us who are making the switch to natural. When going natural, there are two sides to consider: the good and the bad. So in honor of  you’re considering making the switch from relax to natural, here is a list of the good and the bad of going natural I’ve compiled for you. The Good Healthy hair. Going natural will…

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How To Properly Wash Your Braids

Braids are a transitioner’s best friend. Box braids feed in braids, Senegalese twists, you name it, they all hold a special place in our hearts. But as much as we love wearing braids, they also present a major challenge. How can you properly wash your braids and avoid frizz altogether? This concern I know will never get old. As long as we keep wearing braids, the question will always get asked. It is also a popular subject on many hair blogs. Anyone who wears braids eventually researches the subject. When transitioning to natural hair, you will find yourself more often than not gravitating towards braids. Braids are a great protective style and a life saver for any transitioning girl. But how do you properly wash your braids? As a protective style, braids are meant to facilitate a break from daily manipulation and avoid breakage. But as awesome as wearing braids can be, washing a head full of…

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