How To Prevent Single Strand Knots
May27

How To Prevent Single Strand Knots

Single Strand Knots or fairy knots are one of the most frustrating challenges a natural hair wearer will face.  These micro knots plague anyone with naturally curly hair – the curlier the hair, the more prevalent the single strand knots.  As such, if you have tightly coiled 4C hair, it’s it almost guaranteed that single strand knots will be part of your day-to-day goings on with your hair.  This is not to say that other...

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10 Tips for Summer Hair
Jul29

10 Tips for Summer Hair

Sunbathing, swimming, bike riding, street festivals and picnics are just a few of the activities we look forward to during the summer months but the season comes with some inherent challenges. The sun can dry your hair and aggravate any resident split ends. Taking a few small measures can make the difference between you accomplishing that next hair goal and a setback. These quick and simple tips will help you and your hair make it...

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Damaging Effects of UV Radiation on Hair
Jul08

Damaging Effects of UV Radiation on Hair

I was recently in the beautiful land of sea and sun aka Barbados (my homeland) for a few days and man was it hot.  The sun was so scorching hot that I started to wonder about the effects it was having on my hair.  We all know that we should protect our skin from those harmful UV rays but I was curious about if those same rays were impacting my hair in any way.  The short answer is yes, so the next questions for me became: “How...

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The Conditioning Properties of Silicone
Jun09

The Conditioning Properties of Silicone

On just about every hair board, you can find a post bashing silicones for coating the hair and robbing it of moisture.  I don’t have any particular distaste for cones (quite the opposite) but I thought I should do some research and see if all silicones are as detrimental to hair care as some of the hair board postings seem to suggest.  This is what I found. Silicones have a bad reputation for coating the hair and blocking...

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Long Hair vs Short Hair
Mar10

Long Hair vs Short Hair

Today I started thinking about what length hair I prefer. Do I like it short or do I like it long? Truth is I like both, but I have to admit that long hair has certain advantages especially if you’re lazy like me. 🙂 I love love love the cut that I’m rocking right now and very often I consider keeping it this length for a while. It’s cute, fresh, snazzy without being over the top and frankly a nice change from what...

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New Curl Type Definition
Dec20

New Curl Type Definition

Just when you thought that you had figured out your hair type (i.e. 3, 4 etc.), Mizani has defined a new typing key – the The MIZANI Natural Curl Key™ is an easy-to-use reference guide that allows professional stylists to identify the hair type of any client and determine its key characteristics and special needs, as well as the most beneficial care and service suggestions. I like this curl key better than the previous key...

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