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-Satin, Silk and Pillow Talk

To understand the complexities of the relationship that a natural has with their hair you have to think of it as an endless love affair. Injecting the right amount of romance into your ‘relationship’ is vital. How the relationship pans out is completely down to you. Just as temperamental as a lover she does not welcome neglect lightly, she will scorn you.However as the seasons change the initial infatuation you once had for your hair wavers, and you find you wear her in the same style daily. So when this occurs it is essential to keep certain practices in place to keep both of you happy.  Read More

Scrub, Scrub!

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– Wash Day Delights

As evening unveils itself it dawns on me that it’s that time again. Wash-Day. Mixed emotions swell up inside me as I need to unravel the bun on top of my head and start the whole process. I must admit after a couple of years of wash-days upon wash-days the novelty wears off and it is not as exciting as it once was; when I would voluntarily spend several hours washing and conditioning. Fast forward to 2017 and I refuse to spend anything more than an hour and a half.  The truth is wash day should not have to take up a whole day. Stripping it back to the basics it can be broken down into three simple steps.

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Divide & Conquer

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–  The Art of Detangling 

When a person (of any texture) looks at afro-textured hair – certain phrases come to mind, “Your hair must be so hard to manage” or “I couldn’t do it myself, I just don’t have the time”. Some of these misconceptions are rooted in childhood memories of combs snapping in two, or the ‘gentle’ tap on your crown to stop fidgeting because you are too ‘tender headed’. The truth is yes, in all honesty it is no secret that a little extra time, care and attention goes into caring for natural hair. However, there is definitely a right and wrong way to tackle it.    Read More