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LOIS HAIR TYPING SYSTEM: DO YOU KNOW YOUR HAIR TYPE?

LOIS HAIR TYPING SYSTEM: DO YOU KNOW YOUR HAIR TYPE?

Do you know your natural hair type? Many new and even a few experienced natural hair divas spend years trying to identify their natural hair type and what products best caters to them. Natural hair typing can be tricky, but the most commonly used system is Andre Walker’s Curl Typing System. Unfortunately, this system may prove frustrating for Naturalistas who are trying to differentiate Type 3 hair from Type 4 hair. It’s worth noting that many Naturalistas are fully against defining their natural hair type. If you’re not careful, the process can be confusing and leave you with more questions...

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IS NATURAL HAIR PRESENTABLE FOR THE WORKPLACE? THIS MANAGER DOESN’T THINK SO

IS NATURAL HAIR PRESENTABLE FOR THE WORKPLACE? THIS MANAGER DOESN’T THINK SO

This Facebook User is Going Viral For Talking About Natural Hair In The Workplace Courtesy of Antoinette Jones Is natural hair presentable in the workplace? According to Facebook User and Ross employee Antoinette Jones, a certain district-area manager of the retail giant doesn’t think so. Antoinette Jones, a member of her store’s loss prevention department took to Facebook on Monday, December 10, 2018 to air out her frustrations after being ordered to take down her bantu knot-like hairstyle during her scheduled shift. Jones, still in full uniform at the time she filmed the video, was visibly, and understandably upset with the supervisor’s order to dismantle...

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WHAT BRAIDS CAN REVEAL ABOUT YOUR NEXT TRIM

WHAT BRAIDS CAN REVEAL ABOUT YOUR NEXT TRIM

Want to know if it’s time for a trim? Finding out may be as simple as braiding your hair. That’s right, a few simple braids (also called plaits) can let you know when it’s time to head to the salon for a professional trim. And for those of you who are skilled DIY-ers, taking notice of this simple hair hack can help you better maintain the health of your hair as well as plan future trim visits. What’s The Trick? First, let’s start with one hair health principle: your braids should be a consistent length all the way through. That...

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SHOULD YOU USE RICE WATER ON YOUR HAIR? [DIY RICE WATER RECIPE]

SHOULD YOU USE RICE WATER ON YOUR HAIR? [DIY RICE WATER RECIPE]

Should you use rice water on natural hair? For many naturals, the answer is yes! Rice water has origins stemming from all parts of Asia including China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. And though rice water for hair has a rich history in Asian culture, the popularity of this starchy hair care practice is on the rise for many Naturalistas across the globe. Today, women from various cultures are praising the magic of rice water. And what’s more is that their stories are not just anecdotal. Research conducted in 2010 demonstrates that rice water produces positive results for your hair. Additional research from Japan shows...

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WHAT IS HAIR POROSITY? HOW TO TEST FOR HIGH OR LOW POROSITY HAIR

WHAT IS HAIR POROSITY? HOW TO TEST FOR HIGH OR LOW POROSITY HAIR

How well does your hair hold moisture? And why does that question even matter? The answer is simple: hair health. And knowing the answer to this not-so-simple question puts you square on the path to understanding your hair porosity. Hair porosity, or how well your hair holds on to the moisture it receives, is an important part in choosing products. It is based on how porous your hair is and is also instrumental in building a healthy hair regimen. In fact, understanding hair porosity helps Naturalistas define how well their hair can maintain regular hydration in order to care for...

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