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How I Escaped the Relaxer Paradigm
There we were sitting in the middle of Harlem eating burgers, the two of us.
Cheryl is a good friend and a second-generation cosmetologist as I am.
What’s even more relevant to this conversation is that she’s probably one of the best beauty product formulators on the planet.
She drops the answer right in my lap when she turns to me and says, “you know, black women don’t need to have straight hair in order to wear straight styles; they never did.
There was dead silence on my end. Cheryl kept eating.
It’s not that I didn’t know that, because my mother made a fabulous living as a hairdresser and most of her clients wore what we called “press and curl.”
From that moment, I knew, that if I could soften natural hair, making it straight, would be easy, with any form of heat; and it was much healthier for the hair, since natural hair is not compromised by damage caused by chemical relaxer.
Okay, I know what I’m going to bring to the market, I’ve got my purpose and the company mission down; I’m ready to go, but that wasn’t the only thing I discovered.
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How to Fix Damaged Hair
In this post im going to show and tell you how to fix damaged hair.
There are several reasons why hair can be damaged.
It can come from chemical over processing. It can be dry, from lack of moisture or even from product build up.
Fixing damaged hair can be complex.
Why we think of water first, when it comes to natural hair care
So, let’s have a moisture conversation.
First, I’d like to suggest that, we don’t need oil, in order to moisturize hair or skin.
Although we’ve been accustomed to applying oil to our hair and skin, we don’t need oil in order to affect moisture in either. (more…)
Most of us expect to use a neutralizing shampoo with a chemical process.
The neutralizing myth has many facets so let’s start with why hair and scalp would need a neutralizing shampoo.
We don’t realize how important a balanced pH plays in our daily lives; pH indicates poor or good health in the body and the same goes for our scalp and hair.
Ask Cookie, from Cookies Hair Skin & Nails in Bloomfield, NJ.
It’s important to know your body’s pH, you can prevent most diseases by controlling your body’s pH. From 0 to 6.5 on the pH scale is Acid. (more…)
This myth comes from the natural hair care world as a rationale to encourage people to change.
Unfortunately, I have clients that have worn locs or worn their hair natural for many years, only to have thinning and extreme scalp (more…)
There are so many myths and several theories as to why the ends of our hair split.
So lets start with what is scientifically sound. For those who relax their hair, split ends are inevitable. But the main cause of split ends is a (more…)
The African American relationship with oil goes back to our everyday survival during slavery.
Oil properties are made of large molecules. Early, black Americans knew (more…)
In the past, many women used chemicals and thought that going natural would improve their chances of regaining their hair. Going natural is not quite the solution if your scalp has been affected or your hair has begun to thin. (more…)
This issue is our generational relationship with hair and water. On the plantations of America, Black Americans did not have much time for grooming. When the time came for grooming, the process of washing the hair, combing and styling was very time consuming. As a result the style had to last a long time. Secondly, Grandmothers and elders would say things such as washing or wetting the hair was bad luck, unhealthy or dirty hair grows faster.