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    3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Comb Natural Hair Daily

    here are 3 reasons you SHOULDN’T comb natural hair daily:

    Natural Hair is Fragile

    Contrary to common belief, people of African descent have the most fragile hair type.  In fact, our hair is an elliptical shape and can even be flat. In comparison, Asian hair is circular and Caucasian hair can be circular or oval-shaped.  Furthermore, our hair spirals more than any other race thus making it more difficult for natural hair sebum to reach the ends of our hair.  This combination of factors makes our hair the most fragile. So as you envision  young children sitting in between the legs of their mama, as they get their hair combed, it is important to remember just how fragile our hair truly is.

    Combs Cause Mechanical Damage

    Because our hair is so fragile, it is important that we treat our hair with tender loving care. So if you are combing your hair, you should not hair snap, crackle, and pop. Nor should it sound like a rake. If you hear this, think mechanical damage. Every time we handle our hair, we add to the wear and tear on our hair. For length retention, it is important to limit that damage.

    Finger Detangling is a Good Alternative for Combs

    Some people have actually thrown out their combs and decided use their fingers as their sole method for removing tangles. While others — myself included — use their fingers to remove major detangles.  Whenever I handle my hair, I always start with my fingers. If I wear a style where my hair needs to be done daily, I solely use my fingers. And when I detangle on wash day, I use my fingers first. If you’ve never tried finger detangling, try it and see if it works for you.

    If you MUST use a comb, remember to use a wide-tooth comb like a shower comb. An even better option is a seamless comb; since they have no seams, they don’t snag the hair. (They are as close to fingers as you can get.) Also, whenever you do use a comb in your hair, comb from end to root. Also, make sure there is enough “slip” so that the comb can glide through the hair.

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    blacknaturals:

♕ @opticalaudio

    blacknaturals:

    ♕ @opticalaudio

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    How Do You Keep Your Hair Moisturized In Box Braids?

    (Source: youtube.com)

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    Jul

    theteennatural said: Do you have any advice on keeping hair moisturizer while it's in braids, Marley twists, and etc?

    I would first make sure my hair is completely moisturized before I put the braids or twist in. Using the LOC method is a good example.

    I personally put a leave in conditioner on my roots and down the base of the braid wear my hair is. You can put the conditioner directly on the braid.

    Treat it like your own hair.

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    fckyeahprettyafricans:

Ghanaian
Londoner
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    fckyeahprettyafricans:

    Ghanaian

    Londoner

    Ig tumblr /neffyfrofro

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    travislittle:

    Idk something about her makes me write a thousand poems

    thandiwe ig: @thandiiiii
    travislittle ig: @poetry_tl

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    haxyquinn said: Hi gurl i'm from venezuela and i'm transitioning,how often do you think i should trim my ends?

    Hi there. Every 2 to 3 months. Any sooner than that and your just taking length off.

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    purposefulthoughts:

from Toward Culturally Responsive Computing Education by Ron Eglash, Juan E. Gilbert, and Ellen Foster from Communications of the ACM, July 2013.

    purposefulthoughts:

    from Toward Culturally Responsive Computing Education by Ron Eglash, Juan E. Gilbert, and Ellen Foster from Communications of the ACM, July 2013.

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    1beautybychoice:

Gifted…
Khay model Amir Ebrahimi photography

    1beautybychoice:

    Gifted…

    Khay model Amir Ebrahimi photography

    (via tolovemykinks)

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    22
    Jul

    dacuntgod said: What are some tips you have about washing your hair/box braids? I recently got some (my mom was experimenting on a section if hair and I told her to keep going) but my hair wasn't exactly clean which I know is bad as hell

    Hi, when your hair is in braids i recommend using a shampoo, directly on the scalp in order to get it completley clean, I have seen youtube vids, of women using pantyhose on the heads and washing it that way, in order to keep the braids in place. But I think u should atleast tie the braids up, and concentrate on the scalp.

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    baebiigurl said: What's the best thing to do for my hair after leaving in a sew in tracks for 3 months.

    Keep your hair moisturized. Do not let it dry out, thats when its at its weakest state.

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