Non Toxic, Holistic Beauty Advice — moisture

Who Says Curly Girls Can't Use Shampoo? Introducing the Only All Natural Pre-Poo and Shampoo Combo You'll Need

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By Alexa Santory   If you have naturally kinky or curly hair, you’ve probably been told time and again to avoid shampooing it. But today, I want you to take everything bad you’ve heard about shampoo and throw it out the window because we have some very special, very different kinds of shampoo that’ll change your whole perspective on the product!   We all know that healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. We also know that, contrary to popular belief, shampoo is not the enemy of curly or natural hair — product buildup is, as well as lack of...

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The Truth About Protective Styles | Everything to Know pt. 2

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By Ari Edwards     “Protective style” is a term that gets tossed around a lot in the natural hair community, but often the styles we refer to as protective don’t satisfy the definition of the phrase. Technically protective styles are styles in which the ends of your hair are safe and not exposed to the elements, the idea being that by protecting the most fragile parts of the hair, less breakage occurs, encouraging length retention. A bun, for example, is a quintessential protective style. The ends are tucked away and protected from the drying fabrics of our clothes and...

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Styling 4C Hair | Everything to Know pt.2

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By Ari Edwards   So you’ve pre-pood, cleansed, deep conditioned and moisturized your beautiful 4c hair--now it’s time to style! When it comes to choosing a style for the week, you want to make sure that the style has longevity, meaning your hair is well moisturized and the integrity of the style will last until your next wash day. One key to length retention is low manipulation styling--styles that don’t require you to do your hair every single day--so you want to choose something that allows for easy maintenance. Deciding if you’re a wash n go gal or a twist...

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3 Natural Hair Must Haves

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By Ari Edwards Ankara Silk Bonnets I don't know about you, but I have major trouble finding a bonnet that covers all of my hair, doesn't slip off at night but also isn't too tight, and looks somewhat decent. Okay that last preference isn't totally necessary, but it would be nice right? Bonnets are crucial for people with natural hair because they aid in reducing breakage and frizz, and help the hair retain moisture over night.  That's why Ankara bonnets from Isókén Enófé are a godsend! The come in various sizes, super cute designs, and are made from high quality ankara...

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Deep Conditioning is Queen! | Everything to Know About 4c Hair pt. 1

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By Alexa Santory Ah, deep conditioning. My absolute favorite part of hair care. It's a chance to really spoil your hair and give it more targeted nutrients that may be missing. It's basically guaranteed that your hair will look and feel so much better than before a deep conditioner. It’s really a matter of finding the right one for you. It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of the hair changing promises most deep conditioners make. Adding a deep conditioner to your hair routine, as well a protein element, will help the hair strike a good moisture-protein balance,...

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