29.6.10

How to care for hair when wearing braids and weaves


Of course there is absolutely nothing wrong with weaves, sometimes you do need a break from your own hair. However used incorrectly or excessively it can cause severe hair loss. Hair loss can be reversed, and grow back healthily if caught in time.

WEAVES AND EXTENSIONS (BRAIDS)
  • Avoid tight tension which can lead to inflammation and scarring.
  • Never keep a weave or braids in for more than two months
  • Have breaks in between - never ever put chemicals straight in after taking out your weave let it breathe and repair for at least a week.
  • If your weave is glued in make sure you use bond remover.
  • Use light scalp oils instead of petroleum based products to prevent build up

LACE FRONT WIGS

According to essence magazine, they advice women to get it professionally done women such as Beyonce and Tyra Banks have all the money in the world to get their tresses done correctly. "Lace fronts heavy hairpieces glued to the fragile hairline aren't intended to be worn for more than a few hours, much less days and nights on end." Quite disturbing knowing that from research afro kinky hair can be the most fragile of all hair types because of lack of moisture.



9.6.10

NEWS: Janelle covers 944, Willow rocks pomp frohawk

Willow and Jaden Smith

We love 9 year old Willow Smith as she rocks a pompadour fro hawk, at a brothers movie premiere Karate Kid. She is so young but yet so daring with her style. We look at her past natural hairstyles

7.6.10

WE LOVE: Motown Girl

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Excellent "do it yourself" afro hair care guide, from how to trim your natural tresses to how to do's and don'ts. 4/5 for brilliant, useful information!

http://motowngirl.com/

4.6.10

AFROSPIRATIONAL GIRLS: Solange Knowles Meets with Kesh

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Two of GMA's favorite inspirational naturals have come together. Solange hair must grow really fast, or is that a kinky weave?

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