Natural Hair

Hairstyling Tip of the Day! Diffuser Drama?

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Hairstyling Tip of the Day: Diffuser drama? Try this: Use a leave in conditioner, like the It’s a Ten – Miracle Leave In Product, before running your normal styling products through your hair. Diffuse until almost dry and let the rest dry naturally. You’ll be sure to get frizz free natural curls!

Hair Q&A: Hair & Humidity

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Q: Hair & Humidity: Friends or Foes? A: FRIENDS! Although most people dread what the humidity does to their style, the moisture in the air will actually help keep your hair hydrated

Argan Oil vs Grape Seed Oil

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Question:  Which oil is best for my hair Grape Seed Oil or Argan Oil? Answer:  Both Argan oil and Grape Seed oil is fantastic for your hair and skin.  Both oils will give your hair that boost of moisture that everyone craves, resulting in shiny, silky, lustrous hair. Grape Seed Oil is a fruit oil…

Sesame Street Takes on Hair

A few days I was listening to NPR on the radio and one of the writers of Sesame Street was talking about a segment he created about his daughter’s hair. He explained how he wanted to teach his daughter how to love her natural hair. I decided to go to YouTube and see this clip.…

Carol’s Daughter: My Hair’s Best Friend

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I’ve been transitioning from texturized hair to natural hair for 8 months. While this is not the first time I’ve transitioned to natural hair, it is the first time I’ve really struggled with extreme dryness. My new growth initially was extremely dry and frizzy; my texturized hair was breaking and splitting more than I was…

Santa Claus in Dreadlocks: Rachel Isadora’s Textured Children’s Books


Princesses with braids, princes with shaved heads donning Kufi hats, and Santa Claus in dreadlocks: this is the textured world of Rachel Isadora’s children’s books. During a decade of living in Africa, Rachel Isadora was inspired to create fairytales retold in African settings. She has received the famed Caldecott Honor for her stunning illustrations that…

Kitchen Hair: Pressing Combs, Coconut Oil & Black Hair

My kitchen was my first hair salon. I would stand on a step stool and lean over the kitchen sink as my mother washed my long, thick hair until it was squeaky clean. After coating it with a creamy conditioner, she would finger comb through my hair and then rinse it with cool water. Then…