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Happy Nappy New Year!
While I will be giving you a few things new, I won’t stray from the tried and true. That means that I will continue to devote some columns to answering your questions about natural hair-care.
Honey Kisses for Body and Soul
Our friends the bees produce many items useful for natural hair and body care products.
Curly Hair Product Spotlight: Inky Loves Nature
Inky Loves Nature's attitude is "look good, smell good, feel good, be good and do good."
Preservatives in Personal Care Products
Preservatives frequently cause dermatological reactions and sensitizations in users of shampoos, cosmetics, and skin care products.
Straight Facts about Straightening
While you might like to wear your hair wavy or curly most of the time, sometimes it's nice to have a straighter, sleeker look.
The Kinky Advisors of a Nappy Administration
Among the colorful personalities that you nominated for president were a promoter (Don King), a P-funk master (George Clinton) and a real life politician (Barack Obama) and a poet (Toni Morrison).
Holiday Hair 2006
Fancy or casual, you will shine this holiday season!
Glycerin: A Nearly Ubiquitous Ingredient
Just as fats (at least the good ones!) are important in a healthy diet, glycerin is a coveted ingredient when it comes to feeding our curls the moisture they crave.
What's the Scoop on Silicones?
Our CurlChemist gives you the true facts about silicones
Help Kids Love Their Natural Hair From the Beginning
Curl-phobia is prevalent in many families where children receive negative messages early on about their curls and kinks from aunts, grandmothers and other relatives.
Curly Hair Q&A: Christo
To maintain healthy hair, you have to treat it with a deep conditioning mask on a regular basis. You also have to have the right tools for styling.
The Beauty of Meadow Foam
Products containing meadow foam oil may also be just the ticket to simple, healthy, sexy-looking curly hair. To begin to understand why it is such an important oil for us, let’s explore the plant that yields the oil.
These Aren't Your Mother's Diffusers
For people with curls and kinks, a diffuser is an invaluable tool in their arsenal. Diffusers allow gentle heat to speed up the drying process without the wind of a blowdryer.
Dealing with Damage Done to Your Hair by…Water?
Since most of us encounter water with less-than-ideal components in it on a fairly regular basis, it is a great idea to have on hand a good clarifying shampoo with some EDTA, citric acid, or other acids and a deep conditioner.
Are Her Sweet Curls Gone Forever?
For very dry and frizzy hair, I would recommend a double conditioning treatment.
Blue-eyed beauties should consider orange eye shadow in all hues from the most vibrant to palest peach. The daring could try the new NARS eye shadow duo Bohemian Gold (metallic taupe and iridescent copper), Hard Candy’s Lollipop shadow or MAC’s Mangomix Shadestick.
Curly Hair Q&A: Jonathan Torch
When used correctly, the right styling tools will allow you to have total frizz control and style management.
Size Matters: The Nanotech Explosion
Nanotechnology is the latest trend in curly hair products
Curls for a Cure — A Year-Round Crusade for Breast Cancer Research
Instead of collecting money through pink products, as many companies do, Ouidad decided to transform Curls for a Cure into an ongoing campaign, where all the money goes to research.
Inside New York’s Fashion Week: A Backstage Pass
“It’s not so set, it’s a lot more fun and a little more free,” explains Giovanni Giuntoli, a Redken stylist, also working his magic on the models’ manes. “It’s a lot more about naturally curly hair and just the volume of it and the playfulness of it. That’s what Betsey’s shows are about. She wants to make sure everyone has fun.”
Curly Hair Product Spotlight: Kynk
Esenje Bonga has a simple philosophy: "If you can't eat it, why would you put it on your body?"
Hello Old Friend!
After my success with my old standby product, I asked some friends and relatives which products they’ve used for years and wouldn’t part with.
Why Do Companies Discontinue Products?
Manufacturers say products aren't discontinued without cause. There are several reasons why a product may disappear from the shelves.
Curly Hair Q&A: Diane Da Costa
Tight, curly hair should always be cut dry. Blow dry the hair out with a wide-tooth comb -- not completely straight -- and leave a little elasticity.
Dessert Products That Tempt Your Tresses!
“With dessert-like hair care products, you can still get the same kind of personal sensation and satisfaction without having to eat the chocolate chip cookie, literally. And vanilla, from an aromatherapy perspective, is very calming and soothing.”
Monoi Tiare: The Tropical Elixir for Fabulous Hair and Skin
This article features Monoi Tiare (also called Monoi de Tahiti), the fabulous Tahitian oil featured in intoxicating soaps, shampoos, conditioners, oils and even styling pomades -- all designed to protect the hair and skin from the ravages of salt water, overexposure to sunlight and everyday dryness we curly tops are all too familiar with.
Making the Transition
Transitioning is about learning to accept the texture with which you've been born rather than trying to mold it into something else.