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What is your curl type?

By Yolanda Malembe Understanding what kind of curl you have will make it so much easier for you to understand how to take care of it. There are many curl type charts out there that can help you identify your hair type with ease. It is also possible to have more than one texture on your head. In fact it’s quite common. Different curl types usually behave in different ways in how they respond to products, what techniques your hair likes, how your styles come out and how your hair grows. All curl types are beautiful in their own way and should be celebrated by their wearers. Pro Tip: Be realistic about the type of hair you have and embrace...

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How to grow healthier, longer hair … Faster!

By Yolanda Malembe The first truth you should know about your hair, regardless of your curl type, is that it GROWS! However, what sometimes causes us to feel our hair is not growing is actually because it is breaking at a faster rate than it is producing new length. Here’s how you can decrease breakage and subsequently increase growth and retain healthy hair: A clean scalp promotes hair growth. Going weeks or even months without washing is working against your healthy hair growth because the dirtier your hair and scalp is, the more clogged your pores are.Wash your hair with the Moisture Rich Sulphate-free Shampoo a minimum of once a week and a maximum of every 3 days so as...

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Fun & Quick hairstyles you can achieve at home

By Yolanda Malembe Styling your natural hair can seem tricky, especially if you have shorter natural hair. We’re going to share some really quick simply hairstyles that any length hair can create, without having to visit the salon. 1. Flat twists These look great on tapered cuts so if you.ve just cut you hair and don’t want to have your hair out in the usual full fro all the time, simply flat twist your hair and you’re good to go. Flat twist are much simpler to do instead of the usual three strand cornrows and you’ll be done in half the time. 2. Faux Top Knot This look is sleek and elegant and anyone. The secret to achieving it is...

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Seasons Change: Kinks and Coils re-arrange - Summer VS Winter

By Yolanda Malembe Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring & repeat. The seasons cycle is consistent. So how does this affect your hair? Your hair is an extension of your skin. So the same way you may need to adjust your skin care routine to accommodate the weather, the same applies to your hair! In Winter your hair cuticle is tighter, however in Summer your cuticle is more open and absorbs products and/or outside elements more. So this means that giving your hair a more regular or slightly more intense cleanse in the warmer months is a great idea. In Winter, humidity is lower in the air and hence your skin and hair are drier, resulting in the need for heavier creams...

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5 Reasons why you should LOVE SHRINKAGE

By Yolanda Malembe Being natural involves a lot self-love & embracing your hair’s natural texture and the way it moves and feels in different conditions. One very real and unavoidable part of the natural hair journey is shrinkage. So what causes it any way? Well, it’s quite simple really. When curly hair comes into contact with moisture, it’s will revert back to its natural state. The tighter your curl pattern, the more your hair will be likely to shrink. We’re telling you why it’s actually a good thing! Shrinkage is a sign of healthy and nourished hair. Your hair is more flexible and elasticity. The versatility! With the magic of shrinkage; you can achieve short & fun looks with your...

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