Protective styles can be a great way to give your hair a break and maximize the chance of retaining length. But that’s only IF you’re sure not to make these protective style mistakes!
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If you are looking to save a few bucks while not sacrificing your beauty routine, try opening up your kitchen cabinet and refrigerator for a few time-tested beauty treatments.
From how to keep your bobby pins in order to DIY hair products, I’ve gathered 21 natural hair hacks to help make your journey a little easier!
Ylang ylang. What is it? What are the benefits of its fragrant oil and uh… how in the world do you pronounce it?! I’ve been wondering about this oil for a while so before I add to my regimen, I thought I’d do a little research. Here’s what I found.
Tired of split ends ruining your perfect twist out or fabulous fro?! I’ve found the perfect method to get rid of this issue once and for all! Ready?
Tune in TODAY, Fri 2/27 as Gwen Jimmere, CEO & Founder of Naturalicious, takes over the Loux Instagram page to round out Loux’s Naturalicious Week!
Another good one… Comparison is the thief of joy. Truisms for life in general, yes? I can’t help but think, though, how apropos this statement is with respect to a person’s individual natural hair journey. A “code of conduct”, if you will, for the natural hair community. You cannot truly enjoy your own beautiful natural hair if you’re steadily comparing yourself to others. Now, in no way am I saying that admiring someone else’s hair means that you don’t love your own. But it’s one thing to look at someone in admiration and another to constantly wonder why someone’s hair is so awesome and yours isn’t. Follow what I’m saying? The more you compare, the more you stress and beat yourself up about the plight of your hair which may not even be a plight in the first place. Not only is this a counterproductive practice but it causes discouragement and frustration. I’ve Been There, Girl! I’ll be completely transparent and tell you that I, too, had a bit of a struggle with comparisons. During my second year of wearing my hair in its natural state, I had what I now call “Growth Rate Envy”. I stared at natural hair vloggers, well, one in particular, who had major “hang time” thinking, “Wait! She’s been natural just as long as I have and her hair is THAT long?! WUDDUPWITDAT?!” It bothered me for a hot minute and I realized I’d better get it together quick! But how would I overcome this? How can YOU? Viewpoint Change This helped a bunch! Instead of continuing to get bent out of shape that my hair was not as long as this particular vlogger, I thought of the reasons why we were not even close to having the same length even though we both “started…
Got hair goals? Great! But, know this: your diet and hair goals must be in line if you REALLY want a healthy head of hair. Read on to see how certain foods can aid in hair growth.
Single strand knots. If you have naturally textured hair, they’re inevitable and, unfortunately, not completely preventable. But, there are a few things you can do to reduce the chances of them showing up.
For some, the mere thought of wash day is met with eye rolls and pouts aplenty! Well, I wanted to offer just a few tips that may change your view. This isn’t necessarily a list of harsh rules or talk of products to use but just some practical suggestions to help you make the most of your wash day and get through it without grumbling. Give Yourself Plenty of Time Now, I know they call it “wash DAY” but it doesn’t always have to take that long. At the same time, you don’t wanna rush through it either. You ever speed through a task just to get it done already? More often than not, you wind up skipping steps or not doing a thorough enough job. In my experience, it doesn’t pay to try to properly wash AND style my hair when I’m pressed for time so I’ve found it better to do so when I’m completely free or close to it. This means less stress for me and there’s also a practical benefit… Ever find flakes in your hair or on your scalp and you JUST washed it? *shakes fist* Aaaargh! One of two things may have happened- (1) either you didn’t cleanse your hair and scalp properly or (2) you may not have rinsed out the product thoroughly in your efforts to beat the clock. Then you go and layer more product on top of the stuff you never really got rid of in the first place! #NotCute. We’re now talkin’ about product buildup, clogged pores/follicles and the hair may not have the appearance of overall health. Plus, your products may not work as intended because your hair isn’t free of all the schmutz you had on it before. Healthy hair needs to thrive from a clean and healthy environment…