• What Makes a Good Moisturizer?

    Posted by Susan Walker

    If someone were to ask me what is the number one challenge with natural hair my answer would be maintaining appropriate moisture levels. This topic has been covered extensively but dry hair is the the number one complaint of many natural women I hear from and it warrants further discussion.

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  • Why You Don't Have "Good Hair": Don't Sleep On This

    Posted by Earthtones Naturals

    Lets face it, as Black girls, what to put on our heads at night has been an ongoing discussion for so long that most of us have given up and just take a guess at what will work best.  Usually, we read the packaging at the beauty supply store to help us decide or we go based on what some website has told us about their product and why it will work.  For some of us, our choices have led to frayed edges and split ends. We enviously look at social media photos wishing we had “her hair”. But getting a clearer picture of WHY our hair isn't what we want is the best way to improve it.  What you sleep with at night is part if that discovery.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Deep Conditioning Natural Hair Part 2: The How

    Posted by Susan Walker

    So how do you deep condition? And how do you know if your deep conditioner is good or not? Do you rely on price? Not necessarily as an expensive product doesn’t mean the product is good, nor does a cheap product mean it doesn’t work. So what should you look for? The answer to this question is to become ingredient savvy. Having an understanding of ingredients will help you determine, at least at first glance, if a deep conditioner is going to be effective for you or not.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Deep Conditioning Part 1

    Posted by Susan Walker

    So I’ve gone blonde. Well not entirely blonde but there are some  blonde hi-lights in my hair. And I absolutely love them. However the lighter I go, the more damaged  and dry my hair becomes. So I have to make an extra effort to ensure I deep condition my hair.

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  • When Long Natural Hair May Not Be for You

    Posted by Susan Walker

    My husband said I was bored. Maybe I was. Okay I definitely was. But it was more than boredom. It was the need for a major change. And what prompted this need was a feeling of not feeling comfortable in my own skin. Literally. I was looking tired. Real tired. I needed to feel that passion for life again.

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