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Post-partum Hair Care

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Many women enjoy thick and lustrous hair growth during pregnancy. During the postpartum period, however, your tresses can take another turn. Find out how to take care of your hair while caring for a new baby, too.

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Get Twisted - Step by Step

Tuesday April 15, 2014

I love twists as a natural hairstyle. Once you style them, they're very low maintenance and can last quite a while, depending on how you care for them at night and how you style them during the day.

They look good on adults and kids and are very versatile, becoming twists outs if you want to unravel them.

I've been styling them for years, so it seems second nature to me, but for anyone who wants to try them (on herself or on her kids), try my step by step twist tutorial to fashion yourself a head full of natural and beautiful two strand twists. If you think this is a hard style to do, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out they're not!

(Photo credit: Inti St. Clair/Getty Images)

Looking for a Good Moisturizer? Start Here

Monday April 14, 2014

If you're in the market for a good moisturizer for daily use and don't know where to start looking, try this list of five good moisturizing products for black hair. Pictured is raw shea butter in the jar, which isn't the easiest thing to use in that state. Once you melt it and mix it with a carrier oil, however, it's one of the most moisturizing products you'll use.

Check out what else is on the list since not everyone is a fan of getting in the kitchen and making her own products. My picks range from very inexpensive to a bit on the pricier side, depending on your budget and needs. But all work well for softening black hair and preventing dryness that so often leads to breakage.

(Photo 2009 D. Sandeen, licensed to About.com, Inc.)

Do You Have to Pre-poo?

Friday April 11, 2014

Do you have a hair routine that you're very happy with? If so, maybe you already incorporate pre-poos into it, or perhaps the term is new to you. Some people are willing to try anything new, whether their hair is in great shape or not. However, just because a method is buzz-worthy doesn't mean you need it in your regimen, particularly if yours is full and working for you.

In case you're wondering if pre-pooing is something you need to do, check out this FAQ: Should I Pre-poo My Hair? It may just have the answer you're after.

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Party Styles for Natural Hair

Thursday April 10, 2014

Trying to decide on a hairstyle for a special occasion isn't always easy. Sure, you can go with the usual updo, but sometimes you crave more creativity. If you have natural hair, don't think your options are limited. With the rise in YouTube vloggers posting dozens of unique tutorials, and bloggers showcasing even more hot looks, there's absolutely no shortage in fancy styles for natural manes.

This pictorial of Party Styles for Natural Hair features Teyonah Parris (pictured) along with other famous faces who rock their hair the way it grows from their heads -- beautifully!

These YouTube video tutorials are worth checking out for even more ideas and inspiration:

(Photo credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for YouTube)

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