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Natural Herbs and Ingredients That Promote Hair Growth

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There are several products lining beauty supply shelves that promise hair growth, but all in all, hair growth is not achieved by a ‘magic’ or ‘miracle’ product. Age, genetics and diet are all factors in hair length, but, on average, our hair grows about a...

The Ten Natural Hair Commandments

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For those of us who have made, are in the process of making, or contemplating the great Exodus from chemical hair straighteners… I – Thou shalt be thankful for the hair that adorns thy head. Your hair is your ‘crown of glory’ treat it as...

How-To: Braid Outs

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Braid-outs are a great way to achieve a textured/wavy look. They are also very versatile. You can wear your braid-out, as is, or wear it as a textured puff or updo. Braid-outs are also quick and easy DIY – do-it-yourself- styles that can be achieved...

10 Butters for Your Hair and Skin

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Shea, Cocoa, Olive, or Mango may be some of the most common butters known that are beneficial for your hair and skin. Murumuru and Illipe Butters are amongst the more expensive on the market, but there are other less expensive ones available that can be...

Celebrating Woman’s History Month With Pioneers/Hair Idols

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Suzan-Lori Parks Playwright/Screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks was the first African American woman in 2002 to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play – Topdog/Underdog which starred Jeffrey Wright and Don Cheadle (Wright and Mos Def on Broadway). The play is about two African-American brothers...

Babassu Oil: A Coconut Oil Alternative

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Babassu oil (Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil) is expeller pressed from the kernels of the Babassu palm tree. The tree, native to Brazil, is an important economic resource for the country. The properties of Babassu oil are similar to coconut oil, without the greasy feel. Just...