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@zeli_ achieved this fab style with flat twists and bantu knots - love it!

naturalhairdaily:

@zeli_ achieved this fab style with flat twists and bantu knots - love it!

Anonymous: Is it normal that I have tightly curled & tight wavy hair textures at the same time? And what hair texture do you think that would be called? Also, do you think that would make it more difficult to manage my hair if I go natural?

The natural hair typing guide that most people refer to isn’t concrete and misses a lot of naturals with varying curl types, so unfortunately I can’t tell you what your curl type is (especially since I can’t see it). Although you might not be able to type your hair by curl pattern, it’s usually fairly certain whether you can tell if you hair falls under the wavy, curly, or kinky texture. Even if you’re a mixture of all three, most curly products are aimed at all of the characteristics. 

Aside from your curl pattern, what matters most when taking care of your hair is your volume, strands (thin or thick), hair type (soft or coarse), and your hair porosity. These will help you to determine which products you will need to use to manage your natural hair. 

Going back to natural can be a difficult process and people have their ups and downs along the journey. I can’t say if it will be difficult for you personally to manage your varying curl types, but most naturals (including myself) have more than one curl types and have learned to manage just fine. It may not always be easy, but returning to your natural hair and accepting your hair for what it is can be a very rewarding experience.

Hope this helps :)

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iron-whore: I really need your help. My mom tries to help but she doesn't fully understand my hair texture as she is indian . I have no problem with thickness as it is quite thick but I was hoping that you could give me some tips on length retention , I've been trying so hard to get my hair to my lower back length , but it seems as if my hair grows and then 1 week passes and i don't see the growth. I'm so confused and my mom keeps saying that maybe my hair isn't meant to grow. I hope you can help :) xx

Hey there! I feel ya, girl. I have been dealing with the same predicament myself of trying to retain length. Along my length retention journey, I’ve picked up a few key tips that have helped me to see growth and retention:

  • Wear Protective Styles Often - As boring as it may be having your hair up more often than not, it’s essential to protect your fragile ends for length retention. The ends of curly hair tend to knot on themselves (fairy-knots/single strand knots) and the best way to prevent the need to snip your damaged ends more often is to not damage them at all with protective styles.
  • Low Manipulation - Most of us have hand-in-hair syndrome and constantly want to play in our hair, but brushing, detangling, styling, and braiding often can also cause hair damage if done excessively. Less is more for curly hair and this approach should be taken to ensure the health of your ends and overall strands.
  • Deep Conditioning/Moisturizing - Keep your hair and ends strong moisturizing and deep conditioning when needed.
  • Search and Destroy Knots - Snip away any random knots or split ends you may find. Waiting for your next hair trim in 6 weeks might be too late for some damaged ends and can cause further damage and breakage resulting in less length retention.
  • Trim Regularly - This tip is always up for debate, but I think an all around trim every few weeks/months is essential or maintaining healthy ends. I do my trims myself and only remove about 1/4 inch every 8 weeks or so.
  • Diet - You are what you eat applies to your body and hair. Eat right, hydrate often, get healthy, and your whole body will thank you, including your hair.
  • Supplements - Some people find Biotin supplements helpful when taken correctly, but I would suggest consulting a physician and doing thorough research before adding any new vitamins your regimen. Since you are referring to your mother, I will assume you’re of school age so consulting with your parents as well is important.

Those are the key things that I do to keep my hair healthy, long, and strong. I hope my tips helped! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me back :)

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miyokone: I have straighten my hair recently. I belive I may have heat damage because a certain section of my hair isn't reverting back to it's natural state. There's no fixing that right? I'm going to have to get it cut off? :(

Unfortunately, heat damage can’t be undone and your curl won’t be revived to its former glory. If you wear your hair natural like a wash ‘n go often, then I would suggest cutting the section or tucking it away while your hair is out. Or if you’re a braid-out/twist-out kind of naturalista and the section isn’t too large to affect styling, then you may be able to keep it but make sure to moisturize and deep condition often.

Personally, I grew my hair out with heat damage all over my head until I was completely natural. The only trouble with this is that the damaged section is very prone to breakage and can affect the appearance of your style choices. Ultimately, the choice cutting your hair is yours but just know that you do have options. Hope this helps! :)

Extra advice: The next time you apply heat, try using a lower setting and only passing the flat iron/curling iron only once on a section. Also, try to avoid too much back-to-back heat styling and deep condition in between styles.

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jaquandor:

The amazing Jessica Williams.

jaquandor:

The amazing Jessica Williams.

Anonymous: I rinse my hair with apple cider vinegar and use a hot oil treatment with organic coconut & olive oil once a week. But even after all of that my scalp STILL feels dry do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance 💕

If your scalp is super dry and you’re suffering from dandruff as a result, you may have an imbalance. Try products that help balance the PH level of your scalp to help soothe (like peppermint or tea tree oil) and/or use a light oil like Jojoba oil to moisturize. Coconut and olive oil might clog your pores. Also, use a conditioning cleanser instead of shampoo to ensure any extra oils on your scalp aren’t stripped. Hope this helps!

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officialterrorperry2: im about to get my hair done for school and i want senegalese twists but i want like the big ones solange knowles had do u know what im talking about

Like the Marley twists? Those look so amazing! I would suggest bringing your hair stretched/blow dried and thoroughly cleansed and moisturized prior to getting them done. Keep them moisturized while they’re in the style too!

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Anonymous: Hello, my natural hair is just messed up, Halloween is coming up and I want to wear it curly but I have heat damage since me and my mom accidently kind of burned it, so I wanted to ask you how can I wear my hair curly I don't have fancy gels and I cant go buy any cause im a middle schooler. I do have eco styler gel though, and ive used it before for curls but I left it open for awhile and now its all crusty and weird so can I use conditioner instead if so how exactly. sorry I wrote so much. Bye

Hello, dear! I’m sorry to hear about your heat damage and sorry if this was responded to late. Unfortunately, heat damage is irreversible and your curls can’t be fully revived to its former glory. BUT you can use deep conditioners and moisturizers to help restore some moisture and strength back into your tresses.

As for your yearning to wear your hair curly, since your natural pattern is probably damaged, it would be best if you tried to achieve curls in other ways such as braid-outs, twist-outs, bantu knot-outs, curl rods styles, and etc. You can use some of the ecostyler gel on your edges or maybe a teensy bit on your hair prior to styling, but I wouldn’t suggest using too much so your hair won’t get unnaturally crispy. Instead, try butters and maybe a holding pomade do give you a more natural curl. I know you’re a middle schooler and finding these products can be hard, so I would suggest asking your mom to pick up a product when it’s on sale. Speaking of sale, Walgreens is having a buy one get one 50% off for Shea Moisture products today!

Good luck with your Halloween hair style. If you need any more pointers, feel free to message me back with more details about your hair. :)

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 22-year-old Mariah Gray of the 6300 block of Algon Avenue was last seen leaving her home on September 19th at 10:00 p.m.
She is known to frequent the area of Frankford, North Philadelphia, and 33rd and Diamond.
Gray is described as a black woman, 5’6, 200 pounds, with brown eyes, and black hair.
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Police say Gray is intellectually disabled and suffers from seizures.
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revolutionary-mindset:

Philadelphia police are searching for a missing woman who has not been seen in close to two weeks.


22-year-old Mariah Gray of the 6300 block of Algon Avenue was last seen leaving her home on September 19th at 10:00 p.m.

She is known to frequent the area of Frankford, North Philadelphia, and 33rd and Diamond.

Gray is described as a black woman, 5’6, 200 pounds, with brown eyes, and black hair.

She was last seen wearing a dark brown jacket, black pants, and red and white sneakers.

Police say Gray is intellectually disabled and suffers from seizures.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-3154 or 911.

#FindOurMissing #LikesAreNiceButSharingIsCaring

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