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The History Of Banning Black Hair

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Last October the nets exploded when Curly Nikki allowed a white woman to talk about her “natural” transition, and culminated with an utterly tone-deaf L.A Times article that not only credited Bo Derek for cornrows, but also continued on to deride their roots in black...

How Do Two of the Most Popular Detangling Brushes Work on Natural Hair?

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I parted my hair down the center and created two even playing fields upon which the Ultimate Detangling Brush and Tangle Teezer competed. It’s not often that I find myself in front of commercials, but I was recently subject to one that caught my eye....

Don’t Blow Off These Reasons To Regularly Clean Your Makeup Brushes

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Even if you’re not sharing your tools, keeping them clean can keep you healthier and more gorgeous. I recently read an article about a 27-year-old Australian woman, Jo Gilchrist, who, by borrowing a friend’s makeup brush to cover a pimple, contracted a staph infection that left...

DIY: How I Made My Own Clip-In Bangs With An Old Pair Of Leggings

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I’ve been on the search for the perfect clip-in bangs, but sadly I’ve found that most units lack the proper construction. So I took matters into my own hands and made clip-in fringe! They key is to design the unit around your preferred hairstyle. For me...

Painless Hair Weave Removal In Seconds With VanishMax

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As someone who loves to do hair, I am always open to new and innovative ways to wear faux hair. But I dread–repeat: DREAD–the removal process. Never did I think that there would one day be a way to simplify this step–until I heard about VanishMax,...

7 Tips For Growing Thicker, Fuller Hair

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Since going natural, I thought avoiding chemicals was all I had to do to grow my hair thicker. Wrong! There’s so much more to growing not just longer but fuller hair. I did some research and it all boils down to these seven things. 1. Visit Your Doctor...