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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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The Black Hair Conundrum and Blue Ivy

The conundrum of how to best manage black hair has some intra-racial politics in play. Recently, a few black women initiated a petition demanding a good ole’ fashioned hair combing for Blue Ivy. The self-imposed hair council are not made [...]

June 24, 2014 Celebrity & Hair Trends, Hair News, 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
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Finding The Best Heat Protectant For Your Hair

As women, from time to time we all want a different look from our hair. We change it from day to day or from week to week with the use of heating tools. Rather it’s a curling iron, flat iron, [...]

May 9, 2014 Hair Tools, How To, The Latest
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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