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Washing Hair for Elderly & Disabled Loved Ones

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As a member of a huge family, there comes a time when caring for a loved one is absolutely necessary.  Whether it is an older family member who is bedridden, someone in a nursing home or even a young person who has just had surgery and cannot jump into the shower, many of us are or will be caregivers at some point.  Washing their hair may seem like an unimportant task when there are so many other health care issues to be concerned with … [Read more...]

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Straightening Systems for Black Hair

Straightening Systems for Black Hair - Longing 4 Length - EbonyCPrincess

One of the newest phenomenons for Black hair, most often targeted for naturals, are the so-called "straightening systems" which are almost always keratin-based.  Keratin is a protein and when hydrolyzed (fragmented) easily deposits itself on to the hair shaft in the regions of porosity and damage.  Hydrolyzed keratin proteins are small enough to go beyond the cuticle and penetrate the hair shaft due to its low molecular weight therefore, … [Read more...]

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Healthy Hair Swim Tips for ALL Hair Types

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With Spring being right around the corner, the weather will soon be warm enough to swim whether for recreation or as our workout like Ebony. While swimming is great exercise and always fun, we must take extra precautions to protect our tresses from the harsh chlorine and salt water that’s known to wreak havoc on our hair. Here are some tips to save your hair before, during and after you go for a swim. Before DO Wet Your Hair with Water … [Read more...]

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Booty Call Hair Survival Kit!

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My mama occasionally peeks on L4L, not for hair information per se, but just to feel connected to me.  I share things here that I don't always with her, mainly due to lack of interest, so at times she just wants to read what I'm sharing with the world.  I hope this is one post that completely passes her by.  If not - "Hi Mom! This post is purely from an informative, absolutely NOT personal viewpoint! Let's not fight about it later." Onto … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: CPR for Damaged Hair

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

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Indian Herbs for Hair | Benefits & Common Uses

Indian Herbs for Hair - Ayurvedic Herbs for Hair - Longing 4 Length

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine native to India based on Hinduism that stresses use of plant-based medicine and treatments.  Previously I posted a full article on the benefits of amla, but there are many additional Indian herbs for hair and overall health benefits.  This post will give a quick overview of some of the five most common Indian herbs and their benefits for hair listed alphabetically. Amla (Emblica … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: Clays for Hair

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

  For more information check out the full post: Benefits of Clay for Hair. … [Read more...]

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Healthy Eating = Healthy Hair

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If you ready my last post “The ‘Straight’ Natural Hair Debate” then you definitely saw my luscious locks. *insert sarcasm* Since going natural in November 2009 many naturals (mostly recent ones) tell me they love my hair and ask how they can have my results and/or "grow long hair." One of the first things I ask is about their diet.  Healthy hair and healthy living are directly correlated. Unfortunately many of us think once you … [Read more...]

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