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What Science Says about Hair Growth and How Real Life Differs

Here’s a fun fact for you: a single bolt of lightning has enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread ...
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My Hair Salon Nightmare: Scissor Happy and Rough

A few weeks ago I decided to go to the same hair salon that my sister frequently visits to get ...
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Poets Alysia Harris and Alex Elle's Story - Being Black with Little to No Hair

Poets Alysia Harris and Alex Elle’s Story – Being Black with Little to No Hair

mypoeticinsanity.BlogSpot.com For those of you who are poetry lovers, Alysia Harris and Alex Elle is probably all too familiar for ...
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How Young is too Young when Using Extensions in a Child’s Hair?

I am going to venture out on a limb here and say that this is a matter of opinion and ...
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3 Reasons You Should Not Get a Vixen Sew In

3 Reasons You Should Not Get a Vixen Sew In

So I have another wedding to attend in May, and since I am on this “New Year New me” thing ...
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5 Hair Practices We Do That Everyone Says Are Bad For Us

5 Hair Practices We Do That Everyone Says Are Bad For Us

Okay we get it! We get that we shouldn’t use certain products to care for our hair or we don’t ...
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6 Naturals That You Should Be Following On Instagram

6 Naturals That You Should Be Following On Instagram

Ladies, I know most of you have Instagram, and if you don’t this might just be the post that will ...
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6 Natural Hair Rules That Need To Be Broken

6 Natural Hair Rules That Need To Be Broken

In current society there are rules whether fully successful or not they are necessary to ward off complete chaos or ...
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My No nonsense Approach To Salon Appointments

My No nonsense Approach To Salon Appointments

It’s that time again to head to the salon! Personally, I don’t go to often because 1. I can do ...
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How My Faux Dreads Landed Me A TV Role: My Story

How My Faux Dreads Landed Me A TV Role: My Story

Around 9:04 AM, on November 9th, my phone vibrated notifying me that I had an email. I thought it was ...
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Habits That Change And Stay The Same When Going Natural

Habits That Change And Stay The Same When Going Natural

I know you still get questions related to your natural hair: “Why did you go natural?” “What do you like about being ...
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3 More Old Wives Tales We Seriously Need To Let Go Of With Regards To Hair

3 More Old Wives Tales We Seriously Need To Let Go Of With Regards To Hair

Old wives tales have been around for centuries. They are superstitions or traditional beliefs that are regarded as truths but ...
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5 Reasons To Stop Comparing Your Hair To A Natural Hair Guru

5 Reasons To Stop Comparing Your Hair To A Natural Hair Guru

We covet our favorite Natural hair superstars; we can’t help it. They have gorgeous tresses and they help guide us ...
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20 Things You Should Never Say To A Natural

20 Things You Should Never Say To A Natural

So you finally got relaxers off your back, out of your wallet, and out of your precious mane. You have reduced ...
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Before You Go Back To Relaxers - Try This First

Before You Go Back To Relaxers – Try This First

Contents: Women Are Going Back to Relaxers The Reasons The Straight Hair Natural Basic Regimen for a Straight Hair Natural ...
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Do You Believe In Hair Superstitions?

Do You Believe In Hair Superstitions?

I just finished up a really good book: Hair Story: Untangling The Roots of Black Hair In America by Ayana D ...
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I Wish There Were Challenges in The Natural Hair Community that Gave Us Answers To Some Of My Scientific Questions

I Wish There Were Challenges in The Natural Hair Community that Gave Us Answers To Some Of My Scientific Questions

Have you noticed a trend lately on social media with all the crazy challenges? I mean seriously, how can people ...
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How I Dealt With My Hair Texture Disappoinment

How I Dealt With My Hair Texture Disappoinment

I think just about every natural haired woman has experienced some form of disappointment with their hair. Perhaps your hair ...
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3 Ways We Can Avoid Negativity And Become A Sisterhood Of Healthy Hair

3 Ways We Can Avoid Negativity And Become A Sisterhood Of Healthy Hair

This has got to stop! I mean what’s all the fuss about? She was natural, but decided to relax – ...
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What Your Man Can Learn From Your Natural Hair Journey

What Your Man Can Learn From Your Natural Hair Journey

We discuss pretty often how much we learn on our natural hair journeys. How this movement is progressing and growing ...
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Boyfriends And Your Natural Hair - A Guys Perspective

Boyfriends And Your Natural Hair – A Guys Perspective

I vaguely remember when I was starting my healthy hair journey reading over testimonies of women who dumped their boyfriends ...
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Baking Soda And ACV Are NOT Effective Cleansers - Now Here Is A Little Proof

Baking Soda And ACV Are NOT Effective Cleansers – Now Here Is A Little Proof

The lovely ladies over at Black Girl Long Hair did some really great experimentation last week. As is evident from the ...
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Getting Back To Basics - Natural Hair Debates Distract Us From Teaching And Learning About Healthy Hair

Getting Back To Basics – Natural Hair Debates Distract Us From Teaching And Learning About Healthy Hair

Let me start by pointing the finger at myself because your girl loves a healthy intelligent argument with a splash ...
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Can We Trust Big Beauty Brands With New All Natural Lines?

Can We Trust Big Beauty Brands With New All Natural Lines?

This is a fair question to ask because just a few years ago you could barely find any products tailored ...
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Don't Be Ashamed To Admit To A Silkener

Don’t Be Ashamed To Admit To A Silkener

As you all know we follow hundreds of blogs Afrobella being one of our favorites. A while back she did ...
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Where's The Love For Locs?

Where’s The Love For Locs?

Locs, dreads, dreadlocks what are we even calling them these days and does it even matter? Not really I guess, ...
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Are You Saving More Money Now That You Are Natural?

Are You Saving More Money Now That You Are Natural?

Even though I would like to hear your thoughts on this, I understand this is a question that I can ...
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If Hair Is Dead Can It Be Really Be 'Healthy'?

If Hair Is Dead Can It Be Really Be ‘Healthy’?

Some scientists describe death of a body as the end of health. So how is it that we can describe ...
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Curly Hair Etiquette - Acceptable And Unacceptable Things To Say To Natural Girls

Curly Hair Etiquette – Acceptable And Unacceptable Things To Say To Natural Girls

Curly Girl Etiquette refers to way other people treat our hair on a daily basis. By treat I mean, comment, ...
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Learning To Love Your Naked Hair And A Natural Hair PSA

Learning To Love Your Naked Hair And A Natural Hair PSA

Its the simple things sometimes that makes this life amazing, hot cocoa in the morning picked fresh from a chocolate ...
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It's Perfectly Fine To Fail Occasionally In Your Natural Hair Journey

It’s Perfectly Fine To Fail Occasionally In Your Natural Hair Journey

A wise woman once said “Its my party and I can cry if I want to” and a famous black guy once ...
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8 Great Black Owned Natural Hair Businesses

8 Great Black Owned Natural Hair Businesses

They say that when you work for yourself you work the hardest you have ever worked in your life. Have ...
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Long Hair Psychology 101: The Reasoning Behind the Necessity of Long Hair Of Your Own

Long Hair Psychology 101: The Reasoning Behind the Necessity of Long Hair Of Your Own

Since citing reasons for the necessity of growing long hair of our own despite the availability of weaves and wigs ...
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Natural Products Are Desirable But Not Necessarily Better Than Synthetic Ones

Natural Products Are Desirable But Not Necessarily Better Than Synthetic Ones

Raw foodism has gained in popularity in the last decade or so with restaurants and online stores popping up everywhere ...
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What Does Natural Hair Mean To You?

What Does Natural Hair Mean To You?

If you Google the question “what is natural hair?” one of the first websites to pop up will be Wikipedia, ...
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Biotin And Skin Break Out Issues - Be Cautious

Biotin And Skin Break Out Issues – Be Cautious

If by chance I was hired to be an ambassador for biotin or any other pills related to encouraging hair ...
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The Forgotten Mature Naturals: Embracing The Gray And Hair Tips

The Forgotten Mature Naturals: Embracing The Gray And Hair Tips

We are familiar with some of the anecdotes related to the mature woman; “with age comes wisdom, experience teaches wisdom.” ...
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Tips to Teach Children How to Accept Their Natural Hair Even When Others Don't

Tips to Teach Children How to Accept Their Natural Hair Even When Others Don’t

Little black girl cries because she does not have long curl hair. It’s that time again when the spirit of ...
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What The Beehive: Rave Reviews On The Benefits Of Bee Pollen In Hair Care?

What The Beehive: Rave Reviews On The Benefits Of Bee Pollen In Hair Care?

The hair care community and more so the beauty industry keep us in the know as it relates to doling ...
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Top 20 Reasons To Return To Natural Hair

Top 20 Reasons To Return To Natural Hair

One of my favorite poems of all time is Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. The words of the poem ...
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