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New Protective Style: Cornrows

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--> I got the cornrows installed two days ago and it wasn't an easy task for the stylist.My new growth at 9 weeks post relaxer is awesome  but getting the comb through for the parts was a great challenge. If I'll get another braid, I will blow dry the roots to stretch it.
That was my first time with this stylist and I'm hoping to "tune" her to healthy hair practices.com when it comes to handling my hair.
I've finally discovered why I can't keep braid styles for more than 2 weeks; The pulling I feel on my head days after braiding even though the braid won't be hurting. Let me describe it; the feeling you get when you turn your head a day after braiding or the pull even days later, is just not fun for me! I get more conscious of something being on my head!
Once I get that, which takes days to go away, all I want to do is get that style down! I have that going on right now and since I can't do my braids, it's going to be difficult solving t…

5 Worst Ways To Moisturize Hair

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Moisturizing and sealing is a big deal if you want to retain length and increase moisture in your hair.
You'll find a lot of articles on products that can provide moisture, products to seal in moisture and also to prevent dryness.


Whatever you use in moisturizing and sealing, the key thing is the technique. Having the tool doesn't mean you know how to use it. You can buy all the sheamoisture, the Carols Daughter, Aunt Jackie, We Naturals, Eya Naturals and what have you but you won't still have the moisturized hair you want. The method or technique for moisturizing and sealing is an essential step in the process. What product do you use first? How do you apply it? What do you use last? What shouldn't be used and why? How long should you use a particular product in moisturizing?
Youtuber rlinzy discusses five worst ways to moisturize hair!





Hair Tutorial: Upside Down FishTail Braid

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The fish braid style looks complicated to create but it's quite a simple one. This hair style can be created without extensions if your hair is long.

Product Review: Roux Porosity Control Conditioner

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The Roux porosity Conditioner has become a household name in hair care for the reason that it helps restore your porosity to the normal level. At least that's the rationale for purchasing it. For relaxed hair, restoring the pH of your hair after relaxer application is an essential part of the routine.You have to close the cuticles to prevent damage. 
Apart from using the neutralizing shampoo, a porosity control allows for the restoration of the pH. 

In this review, I talk about the consistency, its effectiveness, how my hair responds to the ingredients and whether I'll keep using it!

Do You Have To Chelate Or Clarify?

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One of my readers asked this question after seeing a conversation about chelating after relaxer and why it had to be done. To the best of my knowledge, chelating and clarifying are two different processes.
Chelating
From what I know, chelating shampoos cleanse the hair of mineral deposits. When you use a no-lye relaxer aka box cream, the no-lye leaves calcium deposits and this contributes to the dryness you get after relaxer. In addition, hard water can leave mineral deposits in the hair. Take, for example, our tap water!