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Transitioning to Natural Hair: A Complete How-To Guide

Over the past two years, most of us have spent more time at our homes than any other point in our lives.  For many, his time alone has led to a great deal of change and introspection, leading to dramatic life changes or wholesale lifestyle adjustments. With the loss of so many things that we took for granted, we were all forced to adapt and adjust. Being the resourceful creatures we are, this adjustment allowed for us to uncover new parts of ourselves that we would have never recognized under normal circumstances.  For example, without the luxury of our favorite restaurants or...

Put Down the Blow-Dryer: New Ways to Dry Thick Hair

Having thick hair can be a double-edged sword.  One hand, thick hair is undeniably gorgeous, with a density and body that most other hair types can only dream of.  On the other hand, thick hair is by far the toughest hair type to maintain.  With more hair comes more problems, and it can be tricky to try and manage thick hair on a daily basis.  For instance, thicker hair types need to take extra care when brushing, as too strong of a comb will easily tangle thick hair, while too soft of a brush will do little to nothing in terms of...

How to Properly Condition Your Hair - An Ultimate Guide

“Wash your hair” is one of those essential life habits we all learned at an early age, much like “brush your teeth” and “eat your vegetables”.  While the specifics of hair washing may differ from person to person, such as how often to do it or how strong of a shampoo to use, the universal consensus is that it’s an essential part of keeping hair as clean and manageable as possible.   However, when it comes to conditioning the hair, the consensus is a bit mixed.  Some will say that conditioning the hair following every shampoo rinse is a must, while others...

Need Volume? Follow These Easy Tips for Thin or Fine Hair

When it comes to styling one’s hair, not all hair types are created equal. While straight and normal hair types can achieve practically any style with relative ease, it’s a much different story when it comes to other hair types.  Those with thinning or fine hair are all too familiar with this fact, and the unfortunate reality is that hair with below-average thickness and weight is much more difficult to style with.  But to all our fine-haired readers out there, all is not lost!  Thankfully, we have some tips and styling advice on how to infuse some amazing volume and fullness into...

Hot Tools: How Hot is Too Hot?

Unless you have the most perfect head of hair in the history of hair, you’ll almost certainly have to use some sort of heated styling tool to achieve optimal styling results.  Luckily, consumers have never had nearly as many options for styling tools as they do today, with tools designed to heat hair as quickly and safely as possible.  However, despite an emphasis safe and even heating in the hair care marketplace, consumers still need to be aware of the potential for heat damage.   Each hair type, whether it be thin, coarse, or curly, requires a specific heat temperature range. ...