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What is Trichology (And When You Should See a Trichologist)

  Trichology is the science of the hair and scalp, their structures, diseases and functions. Every stylist should have a decent foundation in trichology, even if you’re the stylist working on your own hair.  And if you’re aspiring to be a hair genius, there’s no way around trichology! For example, if you’re trying out a […]

What is a Jheri Curl

Is the Jheri Curl Coming back? The Jheri curl was an invention of Jheri Redding, a white entrepreneur and chemist from Chicago, who saw fame in reinventing the curly perm for black people. A curly perm, or permanent, is the process of permanently curling straight European hair. Redding probably thought to himself that since we […]

What does Natural Hair mean to You?

The Ideal of Natural Hair If you’ve ever met a celebrity, you’ll know you can get a little swayed by their ideals. Well, that was how my natural hair journey began. The celebrity was Stokely Carmichael from the civil rights movement – one of the original fist raisers. Kwame Ture (born Stokely Carmichael, June 29, 1941 – […]

What is Hair Banding?

Try Natural Hair Banding/Threading for a NO HEAT Stretch Banding means to wrap sections of natural hair with small hair bands in order to stretch your hair. When done right it can look as if you’ve blown your hair out with a blow dryer. But nope! There’s no heat used at all. The nice thing […]

What is Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)?

40% Black Women Have Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia Did you know? According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), almost half of black American women suffer from hair breakage and hair loss at the top or crown of our heads. This is one of the main symptoms of a form of alopecia called Central Centrifugal Cicatricial […]

What is Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Castor Oil VS. Jamaican Black Castor Oil Surprise! Jamaican black castor oil is made from the same castor beans as regular castor oil. There is no darker, more beautiful, especially-for-textured-hair variety of the castor plant made just for our use. Sigh. Castor oil is castor oil. It’s still great stuff and perfect for hair growth… And one kind does happen to […]

What is Castor Oil?

Can Castor Oil Grow Hair, For Real? There’s a lot of contradictory information out there about castor oil. One side says castor oil grows hair like weeds, the opposing side claims castor oil doesn’t stimulate hair growth at all. Huh? Is there no middle ground in this? We think not. Read on to find out […]

What is Hair Plopping

Revisiting Hair Plopping (And Why It Works On All Hair Types) “Extra curls, extra curls. No frizz, low frizz.” (singing) Ever tried hair plopping? Either way, sing it with me. “Extra curls, extra curls…” This is exciting! We reviewed hair plopping and found it works wonders to bring out your natural curl pattern, whether you’ve […]

Fall​ ​2017: 10​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Best​ ​Black​ ​Hair​ ​Products​ ​for​ ​YOUR​ ​Hair​ ​

Let’s​ ​take​ ​advantage​ ​of​ ​the​ ​few​ ​sunny,​ ​rainy,​ ​colorful​ ​and​ ​chilly​ ​romantic​ ​days​ ​left​ ​of​ ​fall before​ ​rushing​ ​headlong​ ​into​ ​the​ ​cold.​ ​ That​ ​means​ ​letting​ ​your​ ​hair​ ​out​ ​and​ ​blending your​ ​natural​ ​texture​ ​with​ ​the​ ​cool​ ​breezes​ ​and​ ​drifting​ ​leaves​ ​of​ ​autumn. Of​ ​course,​ ​wearing​ ​your​ ​hair​ ​out​ ​means​ ​taking​ ​special​ ​care​ ​to​ ​avoid​ […]