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Colouring your Natural Hair

By Tanya Maswaure

Welcome back to our natural hair series, where we explore and celebrate black natural kinky, curly hair. In this session, we will explore colouring natural hair and how you can do this safely without damage. Similar to the increased interest of individuals cutting their hair during the lockdown, anyone on social media must have seen an increased number of videos of young girls colouring their hair. There is something captivating and exciting about changing your hair; if you feel like doing that, you have the freedom to do so. We just want to make sure that you colour your hair safely.

How To Keep Your Hair Healthy Through Seasons

Seasons change. Unless you stay on the equator, everyone is going through a season change, either going into summer or feeling the winter breeze creep up. It is easy to find warm coats and summer dresses for the weather, but people often forget that their hair also needs special attention. An increase in humidity in your area can affect the moisture of your hair whilst the winter breeze may dry your hair. Regardless of your hair type or where you live, it would help if you started adjusting your hair regimen and here is how you can keep your hair healthy irrespective of the season.

Do They Really Mean No More “Lyes”?

By Tanya Maswaure

Previously, we discussed black hair, including politics and good natural products to use. However, there are so many avenues to explore when it comes to natural hair. We have spoken about some advantages, but in our hair journeys, we can encounter hazards. This is beyond straightener burns and upper arm strain from all the combing. Some of these hazards can actually be fatal such as chemical poisoning from hair relaxers, specifically the toxic chemical called Lye.

Natural Products for Black Natural Hair

By Tanya Maswaure

Last week we spoke extensively on the politics of black hair in all of its states, natural, relaxed or braided. Black hair has always been an important conversation amongst black communities internationally. It goes beyond cosmetics and looks, it is our heritage, and we are determined to keep it alive. With that in mind, for hundreds of years, women have maintained, grown and styled black hair in unique ways and with many different products. Presently if you are to walk into a pharmacy or drug store, there are rows of products specifically for black women. Unfortunately, as we discussed in the previous article, some of them promote straight hair and texture change. With the new natural hair awakening, many have literally turned to our roots. Black women are resorting to natural products, and we are here to discuss the best of them and how to use them.