Do You Love It? Solange & Rihanna

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We’ve got two completely different looks this time around. Solange went ahead and did the big chop while Rihanna changed up her latest hairstyle.
Between the two, which do you love?
We’re feeling Solange’s new look! She’s showing that longer hair doesn’t make you beautiful.
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Ask Anything! (No.2)

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Have a question? Ask away and either we or other users will answer it for you!

  • Want to try a new product, but unsure of the results?
  • Thinking of transitioning, but don’t know where to start?
  • Want to know a safer alternative to coloring your hair?

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The Adventures of a Newly Natural (Pt. 3)

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Okay, so I’ve been 100% Natural for three months already! Yay, me! However, it’s been seven months since my last relaxer. Time goes by super fast!

Positives
I realized my hair has some curly coils.
Detangling is a breeze! (I love my D4)
My ‘fro doesn’t shrink up as much as it used to.
I rock my ‘fro now 

Negatives
None!

Growth
My hair is the same length all over. The back reaches my shoulder, the sides reach below my ears, and the front reaches between my eyes.

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Feature of the Day: Chastity a.k.a Kinky Coils

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Your name/username:
Chastity Aka KinkyCoils

Where are you from?
Northern Virginia

How long have you been Natural?
7 years in November

Tell us your hair story. Why did you decide to go Natural?
It’s funny because when I was 16 years old I told myself I was going to go natural when I got “old” which old to me then was 26…lol! Well, when I just turned 25 year old I decided I didn’t want to relax my hair anymore. So my last relaxer was Aug. 10 2002. I began transitioning at the end of August. I had no real reason (like hair breaking although it was breaking) I just knew it was time and I was ready. I transitioned for three months doing cornrows, roller set, and braidouts. After three months and finding NP I couldn’t take the two-different textures anymore so Nov. 21, 2002 I did my first big chop. After that I never looked back and since I’ve did the big chop three times. I’ve had locs and chopped then chopped again Feb. 2007.

What do you like most about being Natural?
I like the fact that it really is versatile; if I wanted it straight I could straighten it (although I haven’t) or I could wear it “curly”. I like that my natural hair is not the norm and it’s me. It’s what I came into this world with.

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What technique has helped you the most?
Oh man! I think that protective styling as well as no combing is what has helped me. The best thing is I’m still learning my hair even after seven years! It’s got a lot of character and personality.

Okay, tell us about your website.
I don’t really have a website it’s more of a photo sharing site. It’s where I can post pictures of my journey so I can look back and see how far I’ve come and the fact that other women can look at my pictures and feel inspired is just a plus. It’s http://www.fotki.com/kinkycoils

Your advice to the readers:
Love who God intended you to be. Love yourself first.

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Do You Love It? Rihanna’s Newest Do

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Ah, much better. I’m really loving RiRi’s newest hairdo! It’s MUCH better than the Thriller inspired ‘do she was rockin’ not too long ago. What do you think? Do you love it?

Silicones 101

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We know that silicones are known to build up on the hair and prevent moisture from entering, but is this true for ALL silicones? Are there silicones out there that won’t build up on the hair like others? Here’s a list of different silicones:

Silicones that are not soluble in water and build up on the hair: Cetearyl methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Stearyl Dimethicone, Amodimethicone (and) Trideceth-12 (and) Cetrimonium Chloride, and Trimethylsilylamodimethicone. Note: Trideceth-12 and Cetrimonium Chloride are only considered a silcone when both are combined with Amodimethicone.

Silicones that are slightly soluble in water and will build up on most types of curly hair: Amodimethicone, Behenoxy Dimethicone, and Stearoxy Dimethicone.

Silicones that are soluble in water and safe to use (they are not listed with PEG in front of them): Dimethicone Copolyol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane, and Lauryl methicone copolyol.

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Chat with us on “On The Homestretch”

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Tomorrow morning, I will be a guest on the Internet Radio talk show, On The Homestretch with Debbie Alan.

You can listen live at these times:

  • 08:30 AM (PT)
  • 09:30 AM (MT)
  • 10:30 AM (CT)
  • 11:30 AM (ET)

And if you’d like to call up and say Hi or ask a question or two, here’s the number to call during the show: 877-474-3302 and 858-678-8958 for the international ladies.

Can’t wait to hear from you!
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Let’s Talk: The “Ask Anything” Thread!

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For the first time in our two years on the web, we are having an open discussion where you can ask ANYTHING hair related! We know a lot of people have questions but wait until we post something similar to what they want to know. If this goes well, we’ll continue it!

 

Ask us anything hair related! And feel free to respond to other users’ questions!

Dr. Miracle’s Deep Conditioning Treatment Giveway!

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More about it
Enriched formula. Enjoy the tingle – Enjoy the growth. My family wanted a 1-step treatment that ends breakage and dry scalp and helps with slow growth. So here it is! Benefits: My Dr. Miracle’s Deep Conditioning Treatment is my weekly prescription for breakage, dry scalp and slow growth. Feel It formula’s tingling sensation supports strong growing hair and healthy scalp. Strengthens hair while adding brilliant shine and fabulous body. Treatment continues to work after you stop feeling it. Thermalceutical Complex wakes up your sleeping hair follicles.
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