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Why you should start using natural shampoo bars

Natural shampoo bars have been replacing store bought and/or factory manufactured shampoos. They are the recent trend in cleansers because of the benefits surrounding them. Most shampoo contain sulfates which is an abrassive sudzing agent often used in laundry detergents. Sulfates are deep cleansers so they are great for removing oil, dirt, and debri, however, they can be good for cleansing but bad for your health. Sulfates can remove the natural oils from your scalp, also called sebum, which is needed to nourish your hair growth. They also dry out your skin, leaving you with cracked, itchy skin, this is why natural soap and shampoo bars are the way to go. 

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What to do when you're tired of your natural hair?

  What to do when you've become overwhelmed or bored with managing your natural hair: If you're like me, sometimes you have "bad hair days"; where your style didn't turn out the way you wanted, days where you don’t feel like styling your hair or days where you're simply over your hair. You might be continually faced with negative looks and comments like "you need to comb that", "what did you do to your hair?",  "your hair is dry" or the age old insult, "your hair looks nappy". I'm sure you've found the confidence to wear your natural hair by now but sometimes you might be bothered by comments like these or discouraged about your natural look, so here are 8 ways to help you...

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The Black Natural Hair Movement: Is it a just a trend or a movement?

Why the Natural Hair Movement is a considered a fad to some and an evolution toward self-love and empowerment others. There is a constant debate within the natural hair community about what their hair means; one side feels that their hair is "just hair" and going natural is a trendy and fashionable statement, the other side sees it as a political statement and a movement toward black empowerment, self-love and building self-confidence. Well, I've come to realize that natural hair can be considered both a fashion statement and a movement because  a lot of women are styling their natural hair, or trying to achieve a natural look with weaves, braids and twist out styles, yet having positive images of beautiful black women wearing their natural crowning glory is empowering because it shows...

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