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Camp Swimmers

Summer Camp, Sleep Overs and Grooming Tips for Girls

Managing hair while away at sleep-over summer camp can cause angst. It did for me. The summer of 1976 I attended Camp Wathana’s two-week camp program, in Holly, Michigan. A subsidiary of the Camp Fire Girls of America, I looked [...]

June 29, 2014 Going Natural, Hair Growth, Hair Styles, How To, Natural Hair, The Latest
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Miss Jessie’s Joins Indique Hair for ‘It’s Natural’ Weave Summer Beauty Campaign

Miss Jessie’s offers products for natural coils. Indique Hair offers hair textures ranging in styles. This summer, Miss Jessie’s joins Indique Hair for ‘It’s Natural’ Weave Summer Beauty Campaign. What a combo! There are endless options for extensions that push a more [...]

May 21, 2014 Natural Hair, The Latest, Wigs & Extensions
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‘Belle’ Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Curly-To-Straight Hair Trick

By Dana Oliver One of my biggest struggles with having curly hair is achieving a straight hairstyle. While I’ve left the task of getting bone-straight locks in the hands of my hairdresser because I don’t have the time, tools or [...]

May 21, 2014 Celebrity & Hair Trends, How To, Natural Hair, The Latest
5.6.14 #2 Hair

The Virtues of Coconut Oil for Black Hair and Skin Care

A sister ­friend stopped by and I commented on how her hair was growing like mad. She explained, that she was using coconut oil and that it was treating her well. I wanted the ”skinny” on how she used it. Did she shampoo first, or use on dry hair? Did she use a dime size amount, a tablespoon? Was it really greasy, and what happened in two or three days? Did it leave disgusting gunk? She patiently answered all of my questions and we headed out to the grocery store so I could make my purchase. I don’t like to wait when I hear about a good thing that is also affordable. I learned that while you can buy coconut oil at holistic spots,  the grocery oil isle can meet your coconut oil needs just fine. I found Viva Labs #1 Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – 16 oz. A steal, coconut oil can be used for cooking, conditioning dry skin, and on our hair. Fabulous. I shampooed, conditioned, and combed through my hair. Afterward I applied the coconut oil to my scalp running it through the length of my hair. I placed my hair in twelve braids and wrapped it in a satin cap for the night. You don’t have to braid, you may opt for twists, [...]

May 7, 2014 Going Natural, Hair Growth, Hair Styles, How To, Natural Hair, The Latest
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Easy Kid Hair Styles for the Spring

Spring break dates vary between school districts. As a working parent you may not be off while your child is on vacation. Make it easier on yourself by incorporating a style that will get you through the week without having [...]

April 22, 2014 Hair Styles, Natural Hair, The Latest
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What You Need To Know To Combat An Itchy Scalp

As one of the few well-informed naturals within my close circle of family and friends, I get so many hair related questions you’d think I’d gone to hair school. There are a wide range of issues that arise when it [...]

March 5, 2014 How To, Natural Hair