Author Archives: BackToNaturalHair

I Appreciate the Reminders

I was watching ’America Now’ this morning and saw a feature on the return to natural hair so thought I’d share the link to the story:  http://www.americanownews.com/story/20604871/going-natural-is-coming-back I like hearing and reading the periodic reminders to try to maintain healthy … Continue reading

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The Visual Hair Journey

Hello Everyone!  I finally got around to posting a few pics of my transition from relaxed hair to natural hair (check out my ‘Photos’ page).  I have taken lots of pics along the way but never took the time to … Continue reading

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The Newness Has Worn Off

Hello Friends!  I’m back after a longer than expected break.  Things have been pretty busy for me the last few months so I just haven’t had a chance to take the time to write anything for my blog.  I started … Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Twists Are Dry

I decided to do two strand twists this evening after washing my hair. As I sat under the hooded dryer allowing them to dry, I remembered a very funny scenario that happened about a month or so ago. I did … Continue reading

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Maintaining Flat-Ironed Hair

Hi All! I’m back again to briefly talk about maintaining flat-ironed hair. Yesterday, a family member asked me ‘You don’t know what you want to do with your hair, do you sweetie?’ That was one of the nicest complements that … Continue reading

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The Blow Dryer Is My Friend

I’ve been meaning to post this quick note about blow-drying for type 4b/c hair. Based on my one year plus experience of transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, beginning my styling process with a good blowout really helps my styles. … Continue reading

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Heed The Warnings

Hello Everyone! Just wanted to take a quick moment to mention that ESSENCE® magazine has a good article in the January 2013 edition titled ‘STOP HAIR LOSS!’. Most of us at this point are very familiar with many of the … Continue reading

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Hair Care Regimen

I’m finally getting around to recapping my typical hair care regimen: Shampoo – I alternate my shampoos based on what I plan to do to my hair on a particular day.  I alternate between a medicated shampoo, color-safe shampoo, regular … Continue reading

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A Major Milestone With Flat Ironing

I had to share my good news.  I hit a major milestone this past weekend – I got my hair straight using the flat iron.  Take my word for it when I say this was no small feat.  I have … Continue reading

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Big Chop vs. Transition

I am 11 months post-relaxer and decided early on to tough it out not do the ‘big chop’.  For those of you not familiar with the terminology ‘big chop’, it the process of cutting off all relaxed hair/ends to return … Continue reading

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