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Help! My Hair is Breaking!

Help! My Hair is Breaking!

Breakage. The bane of afro hair and culprit of the myth that afro hair doesn't grow. Afro hair grows just like other hair types but if the rate of breakage is faster than the rate of growth, then you'll struggle to retain length. Want to stop your afro hair breaking? Let's start with some explanations. Dry hair and frequent manipulation are the main causes of breakage. Understanding this will allow you to keep your afro hair moisturised and in low manipulation or protective styles to reduce breakage and maximise growth. Here are 5 things you can do to keep afro hair from breaking. 1. Cleanse and condition weeklyIt's...

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How to Rock Festival braids

How to Rock Festival braids


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Do you believe these myths about afro hair?

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Do you believe these myths about afro hair?

Natural hair is becoming more and more common, yet many afro myths are still floating around. Most of these have been passed down from generation to generation...

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How to not give up on your hair during the awkward phase

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How to not give up on your hair during the awkward phase

It's a few months after your big chop. Your hair's now too long and too short at the same time. You want to grow it out but you're finding the upkeep challenging and you're at a loss when it comes to knowing what to do with it — you've hit the awkward phase.  The awkward phase is the time when most people give up on their natural hair journey. Times may be difficult but through perseverance, you can make it to the other side! It's important to remember that it's just a phase and it won't last.  Here are three suggestions to help you keep going.  1. Protective...

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Using Coconut Oil for Naturally Beautiful Hair

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Using Coconut Oil for Naturally Beautiful Hair

Contribution from Lucy Williams We all love our hair, but even on its best days, a natural look can be tough to manage. Dry or damaged hair can quickly get out of hand, resulting in a texture that’s less-than-ideal. One of the most important things to remember when caring for your hair is that it needs plenty of moisture to keep locks looking sleek. While the beauty market is flush with products that promise lustrous curls, many of these solutions contain toxins that can end up doing more damage to your hair than good. Luckily, there are natural ingredients that...

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