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Natural Dry Hair Oil Treatments

Natural Dry Hair Oil Treatments

Black women spend millions of dollars annually on hair styling, products, and treatment regimes. Since our hair tends to be naturally dry, protecting hair from heat damage and moisture loss to promote growth is a key goal for most women. Dry hair treatments can be expensive, whether at the salon or out of a bottle […]

09/05/2012 | By | More
Your Natural Hair and Proper pH Balance

Your Natural Hair and Proper pH Balance

The typical African American diet tends to be highly acidic as it is heavy in grain-fed animal proteins, processed and fried  foods, refined sugars, sugar laden beverages such as sweet tea, and carbohydrates.  When your body’s pH balance is acidic, vaginal infections, bacterial infections, skin eruptions such as acne and allergic rashes, generalized aches and […]

08/28/2012 | By | More
Certain Styling Habits Can Mean Serious Hair and Scalp Disease for Black Women

Certain Styling Habits Can Mean Serious Hair and Scalp Disease for Black Women

THURSDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) — Certain hairstyling practices can result in serious hair and scalp diseases for some black women, an expert warns. “Hair is an extremely important aspect of an African American woman’s appearance,” Dr. Diane Jackson-Richards, director of Henry Ford Hospital’s Multicultural Dermatology Clinic in Detroit, said in a hospital news release. […]

08/27/2012 | By | More
Marshmallow Root Provides Great Slip as a Natural Hair Detangler

Marshmallow Root Provides Great Slip as a Natural Hair Detangler

  Marshmallow root and marshmallow leaf (Althaea Officinalis) has several alternative names: Mallards, schloss tea, mortification root, sweet weed, hock herb, wymote, mauls, and cheeses plant (named after the flat, round fruit). Marshmallow root and leaves are not only great to use as a detangler on dry hair, but can also be used both internally […]

08/21/2012 | By | More
Twist Out and Twist Wigs?

Twist Out and Twist Wigs?

I’ve heard people say that natural hair is a fad, but I didn’t really believe it until I came across a forum where some of the naturalistas were discussing this line of natural wigs. A quick look at their website confirmed that the wigs are SOLD OUT, so someone is out there buying them. I […]

08/15/2012 | By | More
About Shea Butter for Hair

About Shea Butter for Hair

Shea butter, also known as karite butter, is a cream-colored fatty substance made from the nuts of karite nut trees which grow in the savannah regions of West and Central Africa. Though Africans have reaped the benefits of shea butter for generations, European and Western countries are just beginning to recognize the many benefits of […]

08/15/2012 | By | More
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