About Alma Ruddock

I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.


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  1. Brittani MichelleBrittani Michelle says

    I used always pull my hair back, especially when I was first transitioning. But it was hard on my edges and hair would break off at the point where the ‘gentle’ ponytail holder toutched my hair. So now I only wear them occaisionally

  2. Daphney NoelDaphney Noel says

    It can be damaging because the hair is pulled back so tightly it break your edges. Another thing I see a lot are women putting their hair in a ponytail while still wet. Bacteria grows in moisture areas which causes damage

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