Friday February 28, 2014
Unfortunately, seeing hair that's been damaged by chemical abuse is par for the course. I see way too many heads of hair that are barely hanging on due to poor relaxer application and care. This is one of those hair services that I strongly suggest you get done by a professional, not a home kit.
A good stylist will make sure he or she follows basics of relaxing black hair so that you're left with straight, smooth locks that flow. I know it can seem pricey when a box relaxer costs less than $10 and a pro wants to charge you eight times that, but when it comes to your hair, consider yourself worth it.
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Thursday February 27, 2014
Anyone who's ever had locs knows that you have to begin somewhere. Although the journey to mature locs can seem long, and sometimes frustrating, it's also full of discovery.
So how do you begin? These starter loc styles may give you some ideas if you don't want to go the freeform route. They're great as stand-alone hairstyles, but can eventually become the locs of your dreams.
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Thursday February 27, 2014
Hair color can really add some pop to your look. When you wear the perfect shade for you, your skin tone looks more radiant and it may also ramp up your confidence.
Blonde hair is always eye-catching and it works well for a wide range of complexions. These blonde celebrities show just how good ladies of all colors look in this hot hair color.
Whether you opt for allover blonde or you only highlight a few pieces here and there, you may just find yourself having more fun, as the saying goes...
(Keri Hilson, photo credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Wednesday February 26, 2014
The 2014 NAACP Image Awards aired this past weekend, with Lupita Nyong'o (pictured above) killing it once again with her fantastic sense of style. Her hair may be short, but the number of ways she fashions different looks shows just how creative you can be even with shorter lengths.
To represent the ladies with long tresses, check out Tika Sumpter (pictured below). She had a retro vibe going on which really complemented her choice of dress.
These were a couple of my favorite looks from the night. If you missed the awards and want to see other hairstyles that graced the red carpet, this roundup of Black Hairstyles at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards features everyone from Lupita to Nia Long to Tatyana Ali.
(Tika Sumpter photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
(Lupita Nyong'o photo credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)