Dealing with thinning hair can be frustrating and challenging. We genuinely understand how overwhelming this can be especially if you’ve been trying things to no avail. In many cases, you can slow down thinning or even completely stop and reverse hair loss with the right approach. Hair loss is much more complicated than a one-size-fits-all approach. It takes knowing exactly what type of hair loss you’re dealing with and then creating a targeted approach to stopping it. To get you started on your personal path to ending your hair fall, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide of the different types of hair loss and their available treatments– behind and over the counter. READ MORE

Let’s take it back to the 90s when we were feeling ourselves (and for some of us) just beginning to delve deeper into melding with our Blackness or Afrocentric-ness thanks to the musical vibes and lyrical call to education from beautiful ones like Erykah Badu and Angie Stone. Let’s take it back even further to the times when we stood tall in all of our knee-deep-in-the-middle-of-puberty glory, studying our faces and watching ourselves through the steamy condensation of the bathroom mirror while a fluffy white towel graced our heads and we celebrated about how beautiful we were and how royal we looked with our towel crowns. READ MORE

Aspirin is a form of salicylic acid; the same ingredient in acne fighting face and body products. So in case you’re wondering why there is aspirin in this mask, there is your answer. Salicylic acid is useful in fighting dandruff and acne because it has been proven to unclog pores of dead skin, exfoliate and soften thick scaly skin (which is great for dandruff), and soothe painful acne. When paired with activated charcoal which is like a super absorbing, crazy magnet-type sponge that soaks up toxins and removes dry patches, you’ve got yourself a pretty amazing at-home face mask and scalp treatment. READ MORE

Rogaine has outlived the crass jokes about middle aged men trying to eradicate their comb-overs and is now wooing women, quite successfully might we add, with their new once-a-day foam treatments for hair loss.

Q/ [I’ve] decided to start transitioning and to stick it out. I was wondering how safe you thought it would be to just keep my hair braided (cornrows) and just wear long-term wigs. My thought was that I could still take care of my own hair since I could just take the wig off, but that I wouldn’t have to style my hair every day because I had a wig. I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to my hair. I’ve just learned how to make sure I get all the shampoo out of my hair when I wash it. I can’t do ponytails, I don’t have time to straighten it in the morning, and I work out four times a week, so I’m feeling a little helpless. Also, with the state that it’s in at the moment (thick and matted roots, straight everywhere else), I’m not sure what else to do.” – Courtney READ MORE

Brushing your natural hair may seem like something you can do in your sleep, but it can become problematic even for the best of us. Anyone who brushes their hair should always follow these two basic rules: start at your ends and never ever rip out knots or tangles. However, when you have naturally curly or kinky hair, the rules of engagement change a bit more and if you don’t follow them, then you are bound to pay a hefty price. We’ve seen women undo years of hard work growing and caring for their hair in a few months all from deciding to start brushing their hair. Though it seems drastic, it can happen, so here are a few notes (or refreshers) on how to brush wet curly hair the right way. READ MORE

In order to master "mixed race hair" you need to think about it differently: try to stop thinking of it hair as "mixed race" and instead think of it for what it is--curly hair. That's simply because there is no such thing as "mixed race hair."
So you've been doing all the right things but your hair isn't healthier or longer. Here's how to tell if you need to undo some of the "good" you think you're doing and stop damaging your hair.




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