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Transitioning involves a change from one state or condition to another. With hair transitioning, the goal is to go from wearing permed or relaxed hair and return our hair to its’ natural condition. Natural hair wasn’t popular when I grew up.  To make our hair easier to comb or for special occasions like weddings, we always felt that a ‘nice hair style’ included straightening or perming the hair.  I remember wearing an Afro for a few years in High School and College. But, at some point I started perming my hair. Many years later, I began transitioning to natural hair. If you are planning to transition to natural hair, I’ve found some tips to help you avoid a lot of frustrations and mistakes. You will also understand how to care for a different texture of hair. Hair Transitioning Tips Be Patient – you will need a lot of patience and…

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  Natural Hair should be healthy hair.  We need to use products free of additives. Those that are pure and simple go a long way to help maintain a healthy scalp and beautiful, manageable hair.   Healthy hair begins with restoring your scalps’ natural ph balance.  First you need to remove buildup from shampoos, conditioners, chemicals and other hair products. One way to achieve this at the least cost and with excellent results is by using Apple Cider Vinegar [ACV].   What ACV Does removes scaly build-up and residue from hair shafts which makes the hair look dull. closes the cuticles – the hair slides more easily is smoother and easier to manage   Gives hair a smoother surface which reflects more light and leaves hair shinier, promotes blood circulation in the small capillaries that irrigate the skin.   Why ACV Works [http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/natural-hair-care-product.html#vhr] “Hair is on the mildly acidic side of…

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  When going to Wal-Mart, Target, Sally’s or your local beauty supply store and looking for “natural hair products” it is very easy to become overwhelmed. Most of the companies from our relaxed days (Pantene, Motions and Dark and Lovely) have product lines that cater to naturals. Upon closer inspection of the ingredients listed on the product labels you will find all sorts of alcohols, colorants, mineral oils, sulfates. The majority of those who are natural actually try to avoid these ingredients to prevent damage to their hair.         Now there are also many product lines like Essential Joy  Natural products which contain simple ingredients that are not harmful to your hair or body. Personally I stick with Essential Joy and Shea Moisture product lines. Below is a list of ingredients commonly found in many hair products we use or have used in our life: Alcohol – Alcohol is…

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