Hair Trend: The Shaved Head, Are You Feeling It?

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  In the past couple of years, black women have taken hair styling to a whole new level.  With colorful wigs, top of the line hair weaves, and my favorite, the natural hair movement, we as women have so many options to express our hair individuality.  Amongst the hair celebration, some styles still have the… Read more »

Solange and Other Natural Beauties Join the Transitioning Movement

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In the Era of Natural Hair Enlightenment, Carol’s daughter has created the Transitioning Movement. The movement helps black women embrace their natural hair and document it through its beautiful stages of growth. The Transitioning Movement website will launch Spring of this year, but there are many ways to become apart of the movement as we… Read more »

What’s Your Natural Hair Type?

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    The natural hair phenomenon is sweeping the world by storm and surprise. With actresses like Viola Davis, models like Solange, and artists such as Esperanza Spaulding showing off their lovely natural locs, women are feeling more inspired to try something other than your typical perm, weave, and straighten.  So for those who are… Read more »

‘Vogue Italia’ Spotlights Natural Hair

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black natural models

  As if by rite of passage, the Black model archive is filled with trials of hapharzard handling of one’s hair. Left in the hands of hairstylists deaf to the temperment of Black tresses, Black fashion pioneers have recounted tales of their coils and strands being stretched to their breaking, frayed ends; scalps carelessly permed, harshly scorched, battered with… Read more »

Exclusive Invite! Coco Curls & Conversation (Atlanta)

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Coco Curls

  Greetings Naturalistas! Save the Date! Coco Curls & D’Essence Hair Studio are so excited to announce the next Coco Curls & Conversation event for 2012 will be on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Celebrity Hair Salon in Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by Sweet Honey Child & Natural Hair Love Affair, this month’s… Read more »

Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair

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Your diet plays a big part in having healthy, strong, and shiny hair. Eating the right foods and taking the right vitamins can help prevent unnecessary winter breakage and shedding. When formulating your hair care regimen, be sure to take into account your dietary needs as well. Because your hair is comprised mostly of protein,… Read more »

10 Tips For Natural Hair Transitioners

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The transitioning process for natural hair can be both exciting and intimidating. You can’t wait to see what pattern your natural curls will take on, how long it will grow, and the different styles you’ll be able to play with. If you are feeling a little lost along this journey, here are ten simple hair… Read more »

7 Ways To Winterproof Your Hair

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Cold weather can wreak havoc on your curls, coils, and kinks. Extreme winter weather can rob  moisture from your hair leaving it dry, brittle, frizzy and fragile.  Here are a few winter tips to help combat dryness and retain moisture. Use sulfate-free shampoo You want to focus on moisture retention during these cold winter months…. Read more »

4 Tips To Prevent Thinning and Hair Loss This Winter

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It’s important to keep your hair and scalp moisturized and protected during the winter months. Dry air from central heating as well as the lack of moisture outside can wreak havoc on your scalp triggering inflammation (scalp inflammation is the number one cause of hair loss amongst women). Ladies, the health of your scalp is… Read more »

Up For Discussion: Why Did You Decide To Go Natural?

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McKenzie Harris

“Going Natural” is quite a journey. From the various frustrations with the transitioning stage, discovering what products are appropriate for your hair texture, to having fun experimenting and bringing out your natural curl pattern, everyone goes through their own process. It’s interesting listening to individual stories on what prompted them to make the natural hair… Read more »

Sample Natural Hair Care Products With ‘The curlBOX’

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Raise your hand if you tend to get a little overwhelmed with all the options of natural hair care products on the shelves. Creams, custards, lotions, shampoos, pre-poos, conditioners … the options are endless. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just sample any product you wanted before you actually committed to purchasing the full… Read more »

Charlene Bastien, Strength of Nature Global Marketing Director, Talks Pretty About Going Natural

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Charlene Bastien

For women who have decided to walk the natural hair journey, each individual story as to why they went natural is unique and special. Talking Pretty sat down with Strength of Nature’s Global Marketing Director, Charlene Bastien, at the launch of the new mixed hair care collection, Beautiful Textures, and asked her the same question…. Read more »

Celebrity Hair Stylist, Johnny Wright, Spills the Secret to Sleek Shiny Hair

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Sleek, shiny, and healthy hair is a must this fall. Celebrity stylist and Softsheen-Carson Artistic Director, Johnny Wright, gives two quick and easy step by step guides to achieving a straight sleek look using Optimum Care Salon Collection Heat Protection Polisher. This new product gives women with both relaxed and natural hair superior smoothness. It… Read more »