Posts tagged natural hair
Some like it Hot: Hot Oil Treatment w/ Nuele

Most people with curly hair understand the real struggle of breakage and shedding. Your curly hair can get rubbed out or pulled from the fabrics you lay on, the clothes you wear, the environments we live in. Curly hair has a softer, weaker follicle shaft usually which makes it require more TLC than our straight haired counterparts. Consider a hot oil treatment to help contain the moisture in your locks and to prevent hair loss!



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Hair Typing: The Importance and Differences between Textures

Whether you are just starting out as a natural or someone with experience, there’s so much information to take in. As discussed in previous blogs, some of these things are actually necessary - while others are just matters of opinion. Hair typing is a subject that fits somewhere in between. Hair typing is essentially a classification system of the various and diverse hair types we have as people across humanity’s spectrum. While it starts from 1A and ends at 4C, it is important to note that this chart is not hierarchical, and that all hair types are beautiful and unique! This is not a good vs. bad binary.

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The Great Debate: L.C.O vs. L.O.C. Method

If you are a new natural, a seasoned veteran or someone who still relaxes their hair, one thing is true for us all: moisture is essential for hair health! There are A LOT of techniques out there for moisturizing your hair, but there are few that stand out above the rest.  These two stand out in particular because of their results and their simple directions. What are they? What truly is the difference, and out of the two, is one method superior to the other?

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Growth Retention: Do’s and Don’ts for your Regimen

What you use is very important in growing longer locks, but your technique and regimen are the foundation.

In the years that I have been natural, through trial and error I’ve learned some things that are tried and true at every length and stage - from newbie teenie-weenie afros to navel-length pros. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts that may help you in your journey of hair self-discovery.

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Dry Curly Hair? Try the Greenhouse Effect Method (GHE) w/ Nuele

I am what you call a lazy natural. I embraced my natural hair close to 11 years ago and have had shoulder-length hair to the shortest of buzz-cuts, and every protective style and length in between. Looking at pictures of me from recent years I noticed that I had great hair growth, but retention always became my issue, particularly at shoulder length because of my dry curls. Any time I tried to figure out advice or a regimen that would help, I was overwhelmed by the choices. I have impatiently cut my hair several times over the years whenever my natural hair begins to take more time than I want to style or manage.

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