Shedding + Breakage

4 Common Practices That Cause Natural Hair Breakage

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard all the common tips about breakage: keep your hair moisturized, be gentle, pay special attention to your ends, avoid too-tight protective styles and updos, sleep with your hair protected (or at least on a satin pillowcase), and more. While those are all great things to keep in mind, I’d... Continue Reading

Kelly Rowland: I’m Rocking This Bob Because of Color Damage

Say it ain’t so Kelly!! You might have noticed the sexy songstress is rocking a hot bob lately. Well, it wasn’t entirely by choice. In an interview with People Magazine Kelly shared that the bob is the result of color damage. Check it out; I wanted to experiment and color my own hair. That was... Continue Reading

6 Tips To Prevent Breakage From Ponytails and Buns

by Meisha of Braun Sugar There are two main reasons why many women avoid wearing ponytails and buns. The first reason is thinning of the hairline and breakage. The second  is breakage around the ponytail holder. Here are some steps I use to ensure that I don’t encounter either of those problems. Lazy day bun... Continue Reading

How To Prevent Damage To Your Edges

If you stay ready, You ain’t got to get ready [Repeat 2x] Wise words once spoken by the Oakland born, Compton raised, and Pomona living west coast rapper Suga Free. What exactly does that have to do with natural hair, Christina? For me…everything! It’s really important when it comes to how I go about preserving... Continue Reading

The Link Between Crown Breakage and Porosity in Natural Hair

By Chinwe of Hair and Health (This article was inspired by a conversation I had with a lovely natural, my sis, Jacqueline.) For some ladies, hair in the crown area is more susceptible to breakage than in other regions of the scalp. The source of this susceptibility may be some sort of trauma and/or damage... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Prevent Kinky Hair from Meshing Together

Meshing is a term that I gleaned from Chinwe’s blog. It is the perfect term because it really does accurately describe the way some kinky curly strands can easily intertwine and form a cobweb-like structure. If you have hair that meshes easily, you may often find yourself having difficulty handling it such that it does... Continue Reading

3 Researched Recipes to Regrow Edges and Recover from Shedding

By Chinwe of Hair and Health Are you having difficulty regrowing your edges?  Or maybe you are having a hard time recovering from hair loss or severe shedding?  Well the following recipes may probably help.  (Keep in mind that while these recipes are based on reviewed studies, they are not guaranteed solutions, especially depending on... Continue Reading

4 Mistakes that Keep Your Natural Hair Short

As always when the year is about to end, it is a time to reflect on how much progress your hair has made. I truly salute every single person who has seen their hair flourish this year and I do certainly hope that it will continue over the next years (plural!) to come. If you... Continue Reading

How to Reduce Breakage in 4B/C Natural Hair

Last week’s post on how to breakage proof hair brought up a question on the tiny wisps, coils or c’s. If your hair has tight curls and is kinky, you will almost definitely have seen these tiny little bits of hair. If you have not, then try to wear a white t-shirt or cover your... Continue Reading

3 Things to Do When Your Locs Break

by Sherrell of Organic Beauty Vixen I was preparing for a full day of writing and meetings, ready to take on the world when it happened. One of my locs met its maker. Well, sort of. I was applying a little of my favorite Peppermint and Tea Tree Moisturizer by Eden Body Works when I swept my fingers through... Continue Reading

5 Steps to Breakage Proof Your Natural Hair

Style Icon Natasha Growing longer hair every year is a goal that many naturals have in mind. It is a goal that has been achieved by many and yet remains elusive to some. If you are looking to get serious about gaining hair length, then it is time to start setting goals to breakage proof... Continue Reading

11 Causes of Nape Area Breakage

For some people the nape hair grows just fine. For others, the nape area suffers constant breakage, stunted growth, and is the most fragile section of the scalp. Before 2007, my nape hair never surpassed two to three inches (except for during my childhood years). It was severely damaged from overprocessing and dryness and would... Continue Reading

YouTuber Burns Her Hair Off with Flat Iron: What We Can Learn

On my YouTube trawls I found this video where a girl used a curling iron and her hair literally melted off! Honestly I have never seen anything like this, even when my hair was double processed and pretty brittle (relaxed and coloured), it could still withstand heat and further more since my hair was said... Continue Reading

How to Take Down Extensions Without Damage or Breakage (Part 2)

By Jenell of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com  Many professionals advise removing your protective style with extensions after 4-8 weeks.  Partly because the weight of protective styles can begin to harm your hair line as your new growth gets longer and longer moving the extensions further down the hair strand. The other reason is hygiene. It is advised that you wash... Continue Reading

Protecting Your Nape During the Winter Months

By Geniece of Beautifully Made One winter during high school a strange thing began to happen to my hair. My hair was relaxed at the time and up until that point gave me little to no problems. I rarely used direct heat because my mother would roller set my hair and I regularly washed and oiled... Continue Reading

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