Saturday, 3 May 2014

Five Simple Steps To Grow Back Your Hairline

Naomi Campbell
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One of the most common question I'm asked is how to help a damaged hairline recover.  First and foremost, it is important to understand why you are losing your hairline. Once you have identified the problem, there are five simple steps you can take to stop further damage and set your hairline on the road to recovery.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Why Am I Losing My Hairline?

photo credit: Imelda Ben

Many black women suffer from some sort of damage to their hairline, ranging from mild to severe. The nature of afro hair, curly or kinky, means that although it appears strong, it is actually very fragile, with the hair framing your face or 'baby hair' being the most fragile.  There are many reasons why your hairline may be thinning out and below we discuss the common causes as well as the difference between shedding and breaking so you can better understand why you may be experiencing hair loss. 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Dating and Natural Hair

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Last night I bumped into someone I hadn't seen for years and the first words out of her mouth were 'OMG! What have you done to your hair?!'. And not in a 'Wow, you look awesome' kind of way, more like a 'Somebody call 911' kind of way. It was one of those situations where you think of a witty retort in the middle of the night but at the time I just mumbled something lame about the new natural me. Cringe.

I can understand her reaction though, because I was the last person I would have expected to go natural. Yes, I thought naturalistas was artsy and quirky and cool but ... not for me. I'm vanilla. Tasty, but safe. Vanilla rarely offends the sensibilities. Unlike like breast milk icecream. That's human breastmilk, incase you missed my incredulous, slightly nauseous tone. Anyway, I digress.