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Hair is The Last Thing on My Head: Balancing Hair Care and College Demands

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Whether you rocks your hair natural, relaxed or weaved up, maintainence of black hair demands time and tender love and care but as full time college students that is time that many of us do not have. Loving the versatile doo’s of black hair is the easy part, but for many fulfilling student duties while taking care of one’s hair in this ‘new home …

Natural or Not: A Discussion of Natural Hair vs. Weaves

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The desire for long, beautiful hair leads women down many different routes. Some women choose to achieve locks of luxury naturally, while others prefer to use enhancements to achieve their desired look more quickly. The resurgence of the natural hair movement has revived discussion about what is natural. It has also brought into question whether hair enhancements like wigs, weaves …

Natural Hair DIY Styles: Curlformer Twistout

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Learn to create this fun, girly protective style just in time for winter. Things You Will Need: Shampoo Conditioner Leave in Conditioner or Moisturizer of Your Choice Oil (Olive, Coconut, Jojoba, etc) Wide Tooth Comb Hair clips Curlformers (sold at Sally’s Beauty Supply)   Steps: Start by washing hair to cleanse any product buildup from the week. Try washing in …

3 Tips to Eliminate Hair Envy: For New Naturalistas

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       Making the decision to embark on the natural hair journey is a major one. As you embark upon this new chapter of your life, you will encounter various resources that will claim to give you the beautiful long and curly hair you have always wanted. However, many women experience “hair envy” during the early periods of their …

Gabby Douglas and The Hair Dilemma

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Douglas is the first Afrikan American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around Champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual All-Around and team competitions at the same Olympics. In addition, she is the first and only American All-Around Champion to win multiple gold medals, so far. Despite all of her accomplishments, however, …

Is Black Hair Back in Business?

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I was having a conversation with a colleague when she discussed her personal experience having to own and defend thick, illustrious textured hair, otherwise known as Black hair. Many times she found that individuals who were not Black grew strongly interested in her lioness mane.  And we can only expect the next question to be, “Can I touch it?” Even …

Grow It & Keep It: A Guide to Hair Growth Retention

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Have you tried to grow your hair longer and have gotten no results? Are you constantly seeking tips from family members, friends or natural hair bloggers? Many women feel that their hair does not grow at all. This is not true. Hair grows every month, however, if you are not seeing growth it may be that your hair is breaking …

Flu Season: Get Vaccinated

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While the Mediterranean climate of Southern California means mild winters, warm summers, and a weather forecast that rarely—if ever—drops below the mid-fifties, Los Angeles is in no way exempt from the arrival of the ill-fated flu season. And, while it may be October—only the beginning of fall—flu season will soon be upon us. Flu season is a period of increased …

The Colored Girl’s Guide to Natural Hair (Prt. 1)

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The decision to go natural can be a very exciting time in a Black woman’s life. It can also be very confusing. With all the how-to-videos, blogs and books on natural hair it can be hard to know what advice to take and what advice to toss out the window. Below is a glossary of terms for beginning Naturalistas that …

Poor Sleep: A Prelude to Obesity

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For the average college student or the hard working adult, lack of sleep may be considered a normal facet of the everyday grind. However, recent studies have shown that a decrease in quality sleep can significantly impact one’s health. Ideally, people above the age of seventeen should get about seven to nine hours of sleep each night; people who sleep …