THE NATURAL HAVEN: Hair Damage is Necessary and Expected

Love this site!  The Natural Haven is a blog with a scientific angle on Natural hair and gives excellent information for aiding in achieving healthy and happy hair.  This post sheds some light on a hot topic for Black women.  We are always trying to combat or completely stay away from hair damage.  I…

Garrett Augustus Morgan, inventor of the first hair straightener.

Can’t discuss Black History on a Hair blog without discussing where most of us started.  Relaxers. Hair Relaxers: Hair Discovers Lye (origin)   His name was Garrett Augustus Morgan and he was born the seventh of eleven children of former slaves. He is best known for his invention of the…

Kim Coles’ Grow-Out Challenge

(Source) Kim Coles’ Grow-Out Challenge: “Share your grow-out challenge.”I’m sure all in the Natural hair world has heard about the Kim Coles’ Grow-out challenge.  I’ve been dealing with kids and snow days here in Denver so I haven’t had the opportunity to share.  Sorry about that.  I have jumped on…

Straightening Hair…..NOT An Advocate

 I understand there are a lot of Naturals out there who find nothing wrong with straight hair.  Hot comb, flat iron….they are friendly tools to some of the fine women in the Natural hair community. I am not one of them….Now that I have become a Natural and have done…

How to Grow Long African American Hair

I can’t agree with a couple of the points regarding Relaxed hair in this article from madamenoire.com since I feel relaxing is too damaging for Black women’s tresses.  Despite that, I find this piece rather informative and beneficial.  How to Grow Long African American Hair January 13th, 2011 – By Veronica Wells…

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