natural hair

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Went Natural

Being natural comes with a lot of trials and error. Some things you will get right on your first try ...
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natural hair women

3 Natural Hair Myths That Could Be Keeping Your Hair From Flourishing

Returning to my natural roots was one of the best decisions I have made. But figuring out the best way ...
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4 Tips To Ensure You Are Not Sabotaging Your Natural Hair Health & Growth

4 Tips To Ensure You Are Not Sabotaging Your Natural Hair Health & Growth

Remember those days when you used to go to the salon to have your hair done or when you used ...
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Social Experiment: Men Try Random Hairstyles On Black Women

Social Experiment: Men Try Random Hairstyles On Black Women

We all know that some stylists do not get the respect that they should get for the work they do ...
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Taren Guy Explains Her Decision To Transition To Free Form Locs

Taren Guy Explains Her Decision To Transition To Free Form Locs

Taren Guy has been making some small ripples in the natural hair community because after over a decade of rocking ...
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5 Things I Absolutely Can't Stand Hearing As A Natural Woman

5 Things I Absolutely Can’t Stand Hearing As A Natural Woman

Like everything else, being a natural woman comes with it’s own set of pros and cons. Personally, I feel that ...
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13 Natural Hair Myths I Believed At 13

13 Natural Hair Myths I Believed At 13

Quick hair story- When I was a teenager, I did not believe that my hair was special or pretty enough ...
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Would You Rock It? The 'Floral Fro' Is A Trend That's Here To Stay

Would You Rock It? The ‘Floral Fro’ Is A Trend That’s Here To Stay

Last Spring, a trend called the “floral fro” and sometimes referred to as, “afro bloomin'”, emerged onto both the fashion ...
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castor oil

I Am Allergic To Castor Oil – How I Grew Out My Edges Without It

Castor oil is the recommended solution for growing out thin edges. Armed with this knowledge I started applying organic castor ...
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Is It Taboo to Talk About Black Hair In front of Other Races?

Is It Taboo to Talk About Black Hair In front of Other Races?

The other day I was out to lunch with a few of my caucasian coworkers when out of nowhere this ...
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@marchaan_is_here

The Truth About Getting My Sidecut

@marchaan_is_here It took a whole 2 days for me to decide on getting a sidecut. I didn’t want to think ...
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Quinta Vs The Perm Box + 5 Ways You Can Alleviate Hair Frustrations

Quinta Vs The Perm Box + 5 Ways You Can Alleviate Hair Frustrations

Press play! Funny right? Quinta talking to a perm box has to be one of the funniest things I saw ...
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I Used To Be Afraid To Approach Other Naturals

I Used To Be Afraid To Approach Other Naturals

I would like to think of myself as a fairly outgoing person. I mean in a room full of people ...
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Viola Davis Admits Stylists Do Not Know What To Do With Her Hair

Viola Davis Admits Stylists Do Not Know What To Do With Her Hair

I have always wondered what it is like for celebrity women who choose to wear their fro’s predominantly in their ...
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The Reason I’ll Never Wear A Wig To The Beach Again!

Friday evening my boyfriend of 4 years randomly asked me if I wanted to go to the beach for a ...
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@stylebytori

How I Came Out To My Family About Going Natural

@stylebytori You may be reading this title and thinking, “coming out?!” To some, that may seem a bit dramatic, but ...
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@Eclectic_Vibez

My First Successful Trim From A Stylist Who Stood Her Ground

@Eclectic_Vibez I still have horror stories cemented in my mind from the days that my mother used to trim my ...
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The Reason I Cut Off All of My Hair After a Breakup…

Let’s face it, breakups are hard, but this particular breakup was probably one of the hardest ones ever, and here’s ...
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frustrated black woman

Why My First Time Going Natural Was The Ultimate Fail

I don’t really tell many people this, but when I count my natural-anniversary, I’m counting it from the day I ...
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How to Know When And Where to Discuss Natural Hair?

How to Know When And Where to Discuss Natural Hair?

Just like any other topic knowing your audience is very important before you decide to discuss it. I am from ...
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black woman

My Struggle With “Curl Envy” Was Very Real

When I started my natural journey, I started in witness protection, so to speak, because I was so ashamed of ...
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sad woman

My Friend Unwillingly Went Natural, Due To A Salon Mishap

Have you ever heard a scream so loud and so intense, that you thought the person was getting murdered? If ...
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I Told My Coworkers I Don’t Shampoo Daily, And They Low-key Judged Me

Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation, and thought “is this conversation really taking place right now?”… ...
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Salon

My First New York Natural Hair Salon Experience

Going to a natural hair salon has always been on my things-to-do in New York bucket list. I had my fair ...
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I Was Afraid To Show My Natural Hair At My Predominantly White Institution

I Was Afraid To Show My Natural Hair At My Predominantly White Institution

PWI’s, also known as predominately white institutions are colleges or universities where the majority of the student body is white ...
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My Big Chop Experience, And Why I Wouldn’t Do it Again

Go ahead and big chop they said, it’ll be liberating, they said…. well nobody said that it would be the ...
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@teannaempowers

I Just Realized That I Have Been Projecting My Hair Anxiety On To Other People

@teannaempowers As a natural, I’ve had my fair share of awkward stares and conversations, so much so that I automatically ...
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My Wig Slipped Off in the Club and My Friends Didn’t Say a Word!

Disclaimer: I hate going to the club, However, on this particular occasion, it was my friends 26th birthday, so I ...
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snickering

I Can’t Believe No One Told Her That Her Ponytail Was Falling Off!

Have you ever been put in an awkward situation when you have to help someone out so that they won’t ...
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The Moment I Realized I Projected More Confidence With My Wig Than My Natural Hair

I’ve been natural for over a year now, but it was really only in the last year that I began ...
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meme

18 Tweets About #blackhairproblems That Will Have You Nodding

Have you seen all of the tweets from the hashtag #blackhairproblems? Check out these 18 tweets that had us rolling! ...
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bridesmaid

Would You Be Offended If You Were Banned From A Wedding Party Because You Wanted To Wear Your Natural Hair?

Just a few days ago, I went to lunch with my best friend so we could do our weekly catching ...
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@afroista

You Don’t Have to be “Mixed” To Have Fab Hair

@afroista So the other weekend I was out with my girls at a day party. Now that it’s finally Spring, ...
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Why Scalp Exfoliation Is My Personal Holy Grail Cleansing Method

Why Scalp Exfoliation Is My Personal Holy Grail Cleansing Method

@naptural85 Washing my hair is one of those things I know is good for me and my hair, but I ...
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A Natural Hair Stylist Relaxed My Hair On Purpose

I am extremely cheap, so even though going to a natural hair salon was something I always wanted to do ...
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bad hair day

A Bad Hair Day Made Me Call Into Work

Bad hair days get the best of us all. It’s especially trying when you don’t have a backup plan like ...
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Naptural85 and Sephora

Sephora Is Looking At The Natural Hair Community To Push Sales For Products

SEPHORA has never used natural hair community to market their products like other brands. For example  CURLS, Alikay Naturals, Shea Moisture, ...
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I Cannot Do What Everyone Else Does - How My Allergies To Popular Oils Causes An Itchy Scalp

I Cannot Do What Everyone Else Does – How My Allergies To Popular Oils Causes An Itchy Scalp

My scalp used to be so itchy, however, what perplexed me was that it would be itchy even just after ...
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college girl

My Roommate And Bestie Cut My Hair In My Sleep

I know you’re probably reading the title of this article, and thinking .. wait, what?! Those were my exact thoughts ...
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mom and daughter

The Time My Mother Told Me My Natural Hair Wasn’t Professional And To Get A Relaxer

I’ve been natural for almost 2 years now, and I feel like it was one of the best decisions I’ve ...
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