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Benefits of Finger Detangling | Hair Advice


By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the need to be gentle with your natural hair.  All of the curls, coils, and kinks, while beautiful, can often make for lots of knots and tangles.  This is especially true if you wear your hair out, in popular styles like twist outs and braid outs.  So as not to contribute to breakage, it is important that you take the time to detangle your hair.  There are many tools on the market that claim to detangle hair effortlessly.  However, did you know that you don’t have to run out to the store to buy a fancy brush or detangling device?  You already have the best tool available.  What’s even better is, you have ten of them!  What am I talking about?  Your hands, of course.  Specifically the fingers attached to your hands.  Keep reading to learn about the benefits of finger detangling, tips to make your detangling session a breeze, and exactly how I go about detangling my natural hair with my fingers. (more…)

Benefits of Steaming Hair | Hair Advice


Years ago, covering your hair with a plastic cap and then sitting under a heated dryer was how you went about deep conditioning and hydrating your hair.  While this can still be done, there is another alternative: steaming.  Steaming your hair regularly is one way to protect your strands during the harsh winter months.  The products that you use can better penetrate your hair thanks to the warm air from the steam helping to open up the hair follicles. The warm air allows the hair follicles to open up and expand, and this in turn allows the hair to soak up the moisture from the steam as well as all of the good ingredients in your hair product.  Continue reading for benefits of steaming, tips for successful steaming, as well as alternatives to buying a steamer. (more…)

Tips for Protecting Hair During the Winter Months | Hair Advice


Winters here in the DMV can be pretty brutal on my hair and skin. Not only are you dealing with the brutal cold and wintry weather outside but, you also have to battle the dry hair that results from being in heated environments. Hydration and protective styling are essential to maintaining my natural hair during the winter months.  It’s important to make sure that I take care of my hair from the inside as well.  Continue reading for some tips I follow to help protect my hair from the harsh weather conditions. (more…)