Update: caring for fine, natural hair, pt. 2

It’s been five months since I started using the Pantene line for fine hair. The results are that my hair has improved quite a bit. Feels stronger and there is a lot less breakage. The verdict is that thickening and/or volumizing products are best for my hair. Now, it’s time to try some other products….

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Caring for fine, natural hair

So I’m at a crossroads with my hair. After battling post-partum shedding in 2011-2012, I’ve realized I have seriously neglected my hair by not putting enough protein in it. Many naturals have gone through this: why are so-and-so’s two-stranded twists so thick and yummy and mine are scalpy and sparse? Come to find out, after…

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Post-partum hair

I’m coming up on ten months since #2 son arrived and, finally, my hair seems to be entering the recovery phase. When you’re pregnant, all of the extra hormones circulating in your body cause you to grow more hair and shed less. The result is a thick, luscious mane. The downside? About 3-4 months after…

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Natural hair care in Oregon

There is a┬ápetition floating around seeking support for a change in state regulations for natural hair stylists Oregon. Currently, if you want to do hair in most states, including Oregon, you have to go to cosmetology school. However, almost all of the course work is geared toward chemically or heat straightening the hair and you…

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More Garnier products I like

Finally got around to washing my hair and it went a lot easier this time. I detangled (Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner), washed and moisturized while keeping my hair sectioned. DH has a lot less hair than I do (read: bald), but nevertheless likes to borrow my shampoo. And never return it. The current bottle…

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Trying out a new hair gel

I’ve been on the hunt for a new gel to use for styling my hair. Right now, the only style I have time for is a chunky fro or twist-out. Sometimes, I want more definition. The Honeybush tea gel from Qhemet Biologics that I’ve been using for a while is ok, but the hold is…

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Hair Knots!

The last time I washed my hair, I got a mutant knot in it. In fact, I got quite a few mutant knots. The mistake? I did all the work of detangling my hair with loads of conditioner, but when I washed it I neglected to keep it in sections. Ugh, it was horrid. The…

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Hair touching = racism?

I’ve worn my hair natural (i.e. no chemical alteration) for over ten years, and I’ve always heard about black women encountering random strangers, usually white people, who have an uncontrollable urge to touch their natural hair. A recent CNN article, ” ‘Can I touch it?’ The fascination with natural, African-American hair “, talks about this…

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