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5 STEPS TO WINTER-PROOF YOUR HAIR

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Winter is right around the corner. I never really experienced seasonal changes in Jamaica, as it was one perpetual summer all year long. (yes I do miss it!) But the winter in Canada is brutal, with temperatures dipping to below -40 degrees Celsius some days. While you may not experience such extremely cold temperatures. your hair still needs lots of extra love and attention at this time of year.

1. Always wear a hat/beenie/scarf and do protective styling -To preserve my hairstyles, I would first tie my head with a satin scarf, and then put my toque over it. The knitted materials used to make winter hats, beenies etc, tends to rub against the hair, causing it to get frizzy. Protective styles can include wigs, braids (marley, kanekalon etc, or braiding your own hair). They allow for your ends to be tucked away from the harsh weather so they are not damaged.



2. Avoid Humectants- Humectants are substances that help product to retain water. These include substances such as glycerin, agave…

WHO REALLY IS "NATURAL"?

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I must admit I was sucked into the bottomless vortex that is the "Natural is for blacks" debate. Curlynikki was recently attacked, for want of a better word, by a "senior editor" of Ebony magazine for featuring a Caucasian young woman who has curly hair. I had to read, and re-read all the related articles and the comments to see if I missed something because I just can't see what the uproar is about. The Ebony writer had this to say- 

''the sacred sanctity of Black Girl Space was violated via the inclusion of a White woman on a natural hair blog, it should come as no surprise that a number of people were disappointed....''


The young lady, Sarah, who seems to be the epicenter of this new debacle was interviewed by Curly Nikki and asked pretty much the same standard questions that she had asked countless of black women in the past, " Had you always embraced your hair texture, What is your hair routine? What is your favorite hairstyle?..." …