Let’s talk Porosity!

Porosity refers to how well your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture. It is affected by the flexible outer hair layer called the cuticle, which determines how easily moisture and oils pass in and out of your hair. For most, porosity is genetic, but it can also be affected by external factors such as exposure, heat treatments and chemical processing. Knowing your hair’s porosity can help you choose the right products to keep your hair well-moisturized, supple, strong and shiny.

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Things To Know Before Going Natural

At times, natural curly kinky hair has been frowned upon but luckily many fierce women are stepping up and embracing what God gave them. A plethora of women are abandoning weaves and relaxers and joining the natural hair movement. I have been absolutely in LOVE with my natural hair since I transitioned and chopped off those hideous relaxed ends. When I took the plunge it felt liberating and necessary if I wanted to get rid of all the damaged, chemically-treated hair on my head. And like many others, I’m happy to say goodbye to burnt straight hair and how you doing (in my Wendy Williams voice) to thick healthy curls! It’s the perfect way to embrace the real me.

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What Made Me Transition to Natural

Transition to my natural!!!! Oh nooooo! Bish are you crazy!? That’s what I thought about the idea of transitioning.  Friends and family would tell me often, “girl, go back to your natural! You had nice hair!” I’m like what?!?! As soon as I would get an inch or two of new growth, I was ready for that relaxer (a type of lotion or cream generally used by people with tight curls or very curly hair which makes hair easier to straighten by chemically “relaxing” the natural curls. The active agent is usually a strong alkali, although some formulations are based on ammonium thioglycolate instead. Herein after, creamy crack). Straight to the salon to get that touch-up faithfully every 2-3 months.

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