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What's My Hair Type? Why the whole system is B.S

Sorry Andre Walker but we have to set the record straight! As natural hair stylist and instructors many times our clients and students come in asking us to categorize their hair but hair, especially natural hair, can not be categorized. Most times when dealing with natural hair someone will have different patterns throughout their hair. That's why the classification system is impossible. Personally, I have a much looser curl pattern in the front than I have in the back and depending on my hair care regimen and the time of the year my hair textures may seem different all together. I think that the chart is cute but it is deceiving for a lot of people so we need to make sure we are communicati

How to Care For Your Natural Hair at Night!

Getting your natural hair done and not messing it up at bedtime can seem like an enigma. I have seen women sleep sitting up, with their chin on folded hands on the pillow, and even arms folded on a table, (Don't worry I've done it too) all in efforts to protect their natural hair style. The question is, "Is this necessary?" Now ladies, I know our hair is important but we all know we need our BEAUTY SLEEP so the simple answer is, NO! Today, I am going to give you some tips and tricks to sleep peacefully without having to worry about your hair. First a disclaimer, I can't help you Tazmania devil sleepers, of course you can try these techniques anyway but if you wake up and your pillows and com

Natural Hair at the Met Gala!

The Met Gala was this past week! Let's review all the beautiful Natural and Afrocentric styles that graced the red carpet! We are all positive vibes and in love with all the styles. What did you all think? Tracee Ellis Ross rocked her natural hair as usual with cornrows going to the back loose waves/curls going towards the back Zoe Zaldana work and textured, fluffy blowout with a purple flower bow. She looks fabulous. Bevy Smith from Bravo's Fashion Queen and currently her show Bevelations wore her natural hair with an added extension for a very beautiful braid. It is important to mention that she was glammed and styled by an all black team. Danai Gurira worked cornrows with beads! This styl

Natural Hair Night Care

Getting your natural hair done and not messing it up at bedtime can seem like an enigma. I have seen women sleep sitting up, with their chin on folded hands on the pillow, and even arms folded on a table, (Don't worry I've done it too) all in efforts to protect their natural hair style. The question is, "Is this necessary?" Now ladies, I know our hair is important but we all know we need our BEAUTY SLEEP so the simple answer is, NO! Today, I am going to give you some tips and tricks to sleep peacefully without having to worry about your hair. First a disclaimer, I can't help you Tazmania devil sleepers, of course you can try these techniques anyway but if you wake up and your pillows and com

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