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Project Health & Wellness

Saturday, March 4, 2017, I attended a Project Health & Wellness event with a couple of other ladies from the www.atlantanaturalhair.com network.  Project Health & Wellness events are hosted by Professional Coach, Speaker, and Trainer, Christopher Milton.  To learn more about the series or to provide suggestions for future topics…

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Added by Elaine on March 7, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Rockafro Natural Hair Designs: 3rd Annual Vision Board Party



It all started with a variation of the kids game Connected.  …

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Added by Elaine on January 28, 2017 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Tips to keep you from getting bored with long hair

What to do when you’re bored with your long hair? Before you pick up the scissors (DON’T), consider these tips. 

 

1. Using accessories for hair …

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Added by michair on January 11, 2017 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Become a Fashion Stylist

You will have all the time needed to develop into a style stylist, or perhaps only in the near past you determined that being a vogue stylist was the suitable job for you. Whether it has been a protracted-time dream or a dream that sprang from one thing knew that you’ve simply learned about yourself, you should start fascinated by the way to make your goals turn out to be a reality. There are some things that you’ll want to do to…

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Added by Aubrey on November 2, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Olympic Buzz

Look who stopped by on their way to Rio...



Look at who is talking about it...

The Undefeated

https://theundefeated.com/features/the-phelps-effect-hits-a-black-barbershop/

Quartz…

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Added by Herbert Williams on August 16, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Alopecia is not a specific diagnosis

Alopecia, latin for partial or complete absence of hair from an area which normally grows hair, is a diagnosis term but is not a final diagnosis. It is an umbrella term under which there are numerous subsets and reasons for hair loss. I often hear people tell me they were told by physicians and stylists that they have alopecia. This is a broad term similar to saying, “you would like a beverage.” There are many types of beverages of all variations, flavors, consistency, and…

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Added by Nikki D. Hill, MD on April 29, 2015 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Alternatives to Texturizers

Dear ANHC Pro,

What type of hair product should I use to texturize my natural hair?

Sherry Moore


Dear Sherry,

We do not recommend using a texturizer if you are seeking a natural hair style.  A texturizer is a chemical process for…

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Added by ANHC Professionals on July 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Help! My Edges Have Glue Stuck in Them

Dear ANHC Pro,

I need some serious help. I am natural and decided to get a quickweave..... Well the stylist glued my edges and everyone is telling me to shampoo it out but Im scared because Im natural and think that will mat my hair. Any advice?

Micah


Hello Micah,

You will need to treat your edges with a glue removing product prior to shampooing.  Below are suggestions from some…

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Added by ANHC Professionals on October 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Starting Dreadlocks

Dear Nap Specialists,



I am trying to start my son some dreads. I am now twisting his hair..so my question is what is a good locking gel I can use on him...something that will not look dry and will give it a shine?



Tawana F Demmings

Dayton, Ohio…




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Added by The Nap Specialists on February 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Hairline Hair Loss

Dear Nap Specialists,



What can I do for thinning sides and front of my hair?



Anonymous


Dear Anonymous,



Many factors can contribute to hair loss on the hairline. Sometimes the loss is hereditary. Sometimes its the result of perms, weaves/wigs or tension from braids. The…

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Added by The Nap Specialists on March 2, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Getting Pass the Puff

Dear Nap Specialists,



I've got a problem and I'm open to suggestions. I've been wearing my 100% hair pulled back into a puff for the last 3 years and it's time for a change. It's no longer cute. I need a style which fits my active lifestyle. A wash and go would be fab but I'm afraid of the shrinkage.



HELP!,

Lisa Lisa…


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Added by The Nap Specialists on April 1, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Varying Hair Textures

Dear Nap Specialists,



I had a perm and have been growing it out for about 18 months and only pressing my hair. I want to be able to make the transition to wearing my hair completely natural, BUT it seems tht one part of my hair grows in very coarse and curly, while the other side grows in coarse with a SLIGHT wave. As of right now I use argon oil products on my hair which are great for moisture, but I really want to know what I can do or use on my hair for the texture…

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Added by The Nap Specialists on May 5, 2012 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Detangling Products for Children

Dear Nap Specalists,



Is there a good product I can use on my kids hair to get the tangles out, so they're not crying? I stopped using Soft & Beautiful Just for Me Texture Softener because it has draino in it that goes down sinks ...... CRAZY, I know. I want something SAFE for my kids hair.



Misty Mariya Wadkins…




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Added by The Nap Specialists on June 4, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Newly Natural

Dear Nap Specialists,



I am new to natural hair! I have been without perm for 2 months. I have a short Halle Berry style. I have been doing rod sets and would love to get some good nuggets from you.



Thanks in advance,

Lisa



Oh, I saw your response to a post in natural hair group and that's why I am reaching out to you.


Hi Lisa,



Since you are…

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Added by The Nap Specialists on July 9, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

When Will My Curls Hang?

Dear Nap Specialists,



I am very confused I am a 3c-4a hair type and I'm three months natural and my curls are not hanging down, when are my curls going to start hanging around my face like others or am I just rushing it? I'm tired of wearing a headband with it pulled back I want that natural look where its on my forehead and around my face and ears so bad. Can you help me by answering my question?



Avriana…




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Added by The Nap Specialists on August 8, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Why won't my hair curl?

Dear Nap Specialists,



I've been natural for four years and decided to go to a press. I started pressing it four months ago and now it wont curl. What can I use to get the natural look back?



Sherry Hannah


Hi Sherry,



It sounds like your hair has been thermally over processed. This is when heat has been applied to your hair improperly or excessively. When this…

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Added by The Nap Specialists on September 2, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How Can I Keep My Hair Soft?

Dear Nap Specialists,



I cut my hair off down to the natural hair. How can I keep it soft? Now I just condition my hair once a week, keep it braided, and wear a wig.



Thank you in advance,

Ann Huggins


Hi Ann,



Wearing a wig everyday can be drying and damaging to your hair. However, keeping your hair braided and wearing a silk/satin wrap, especially at night, is…

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Added by The Nap Specialists on October 3, 2012 at 10:22pm — No Comments

What is May Hair Type?

Dear Nap Specialists,



I hear people saying "my hair is a 4c, 3a, 3c..." what does that mean?.



Thank you,

Mechelle Pollard


Dearest Mechelle,



The numbers and letters that you are referring to are codes that have informally made their way into natural hair terminology. However, to be quite honest with you they are not apart of a universal coding system…

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Added by The Nap Specialists on November 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Varying Thickness Within One Hair Strand

Dear Nap Specialists,



I had a friend ask me "What does it mean if you have a hair follicle, that within that single strand, has varying portions of thickness and thinness...all in the same single strand?" ANY ANSWERS?



Catrice Randall


Greetings Catrice,



If a single strand of hair varies in thickness or thinness it may mean the hair has endured some type of…

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Added by The Nap Specialists on December 3, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

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