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Natural Hair Gels Vs Creams

NDo you prefer to use gels or creams on your natural hair?

When I started my natural hair journey, everybody was talking about Eco Styler gel. I went and bought a huge container convinced that all my styling woes were over. I used it the first time and got a slap across my face. I tried it a second, third and fourth time and finally accepted that it might not be for me.…

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Simple Bun on Natural Hair: 3 Ways Without Gel

Do you like the convenience of having a low bun all day?

I have always envied those who can rock a natural hair bun all day. They look so put together while the rest of us (read me) have runaway curls or stray hairs sticking out in every direction. In as much as I like to see a simple bun on natural hair, I have been weary of three things:

  • My hair loathes gel
  • I don’t have thick hair so my buns look thin and emaciated
  • I prefer to have options when it comes to styling the buns

Instead of sitting by the sidelines and admiring other people’s hair buns, I decided to figure out a way to do them on my own type 4 hair.…

Health and Wellness

Activated Charcoal for Teeth Whitening at Home

What if your toothpaste is not enough?

The other day we talked about natural teeth whitening using coconut oil for oil pulling. There was a ton of great feedback from that. I didn’t know so many of us want to have white teeth or just remove that yellow tint. Today, we go a step further and look at another complementary practice – brushing with activated charcoal.…

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5 Essential Hacks for Big Flat Twist Hairstyles

Have you come across the flat twist halo crown?

I’m guessing that your answer is yes. On the off chance that you live under a rock or are new to the natural community, then you might not have heard about the flat twist halo. It’s a simple and pretty common hairdo. It works for practically everything – school, the office, events or even for a bride.…

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Quick Simple Roll Tuck Pin – 5 Minute Hairstyle

Do you get tired of doing the most for your natural hair?

“It’s just too much work. I don’t have time.” Those are the two most common statements I have heard from:…

Broken English

Faith over Fear

Do not do it, you are too inexperienced. Don’t do it, you’re too young. Don’t do it, you’re too old. Don’t do it, you’re going to fail.

There are many things in life that tell us not to try or hope. They always have the statistics of how odds are stacked against us. …

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5 Essential Healthy Scalp Practices

Do you take care of your scalp as much as you take care of your hair?

Taking care of your hair and ignoring scalp issues is akin to faithfully following a makeup routine but ignoring the skin underneath. You need healthy scalp practices if you are going to have healthy hair. After all, doesn’t the hair grow from the scalp?

I’ve struggled with a dry and itchy scalp for as long as I can remember.…