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Use These 4 Steps to Detangle Your Hair and Reduce Breakage

As your natural hair grows tangles come easy and it takes an investment of time to get through them. Detangling properly is a definite must if you want to retain hair length, as improper detangling will break off your hair. Follow these steps in order to achieve a beautiful, tangle-free hair: Step #1 Prepare a spray …

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3 Ways To Avoid Damage When You Don’t Feel Like Dealing With Your Hair

There are many different factors in life that may make us less interested in giving our hair the care it needs. Whether it’s work, becoming a new busy mommy or stress sometimes other areas will take priority. Unfortunately if you go too long without nurturing your hair, the price can be hefty. Especially if you have fine …

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6 Steps to Follow As Soon As You Notice Bad Hair Breakage

If your hair has gotten so bad that every time you touch it you are finding broken off short strands or mid-shaft splits you know the situation is serious. Not to fear, you can turn the situation around. However, when it’s really bad it’s important that you take steps right away to get your hair …

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3 Helpful Tips for Styling Damaged/Color-Treated Type 4 Hair

When it comes to styling, handling, and maintaining Type 4 hair, it is especially important to be careful with your tresses. If your hair becomes damaged as a result of color, heat, or thinning, you may have to modify some of your styling methods in order to accommodate for your hair’s fragility. If you have …

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Reader Question: It Has Been a Year and My Hair Hasn’t Grown Much At All

Hello,My name is Semira and I have been natural for about a year and a half now but my hair is still really short. Due to this I started stretching my hair out with a straightening comb and although I still get some breakage it isn’t at as much as I was experiencing before. I mostly braid …

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When Straightening, Get it All the Way Straight…How Texture Differences Cause Breakage

What I have come to learn  for my hair  is that I can’t do in betweens; my hair has to be completely straight or all the way kinky. Otherwise, I find that breakage comes pretty easy and it’s not pretty. Admittedly I have become so accustomed to wearing my hair in it’s natural state that …

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Reader Question: How Much Hair Growth to Expect in a Year

Black Naps’ reader Ashley asks,  Hi, I am 15 years old and live in London, England. My question is: How many inches of natural hair can I roughly expect in one year? Also my hair never seems to grow past my neck, it doesn’t even touch my shoulder. What should I do? P.S.  I’ve been transitioning …

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