Shedding + Breakage

How a Faulty Henna Treatment Caused My Hair to Fall Out in Chunks

by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com Have you ever watched your hair disintegrate into a hot mess right before your eyes? Hair falling out all over the place, color looking all ratchet, treatment made your hair feel like straw? I have. It was 6 weeks ago when my BFF was telling me about her grand ol’ plans to... Continue Reading

How to Use Elastic Bands on Natural Hair Without Causing Breakage

by Lillian Mae of KnottyNatural.com I’ve worn tons of styles since going natural.  However, elastic bands take center stage as the go to tool for the majority of styles that I’ve worn. Who doesn’t love a big, bodacious, blinding puff? I know I do; the bigger the better! The style is convenient, simple, easy to achieve and can... Continue Reading

3 Tips For Dealing with Natural Hair That Constantly Breaks and Splits

Split ends and breakage are the bane of length retention. However, sometimes hair just naturally will split and break even with the best care possible. This article is intended for those who really are doing everything right (gentle handling, happy with your wash and moisture routine), but still see split ends and breakage. If you... Continue Reading

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

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