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Protective Styles: Longer & Healthies

Audia Jones

How many times have we heard "Protective Styles are the key to growing natural hair?"  If you are like many of us you know that an overwhelming number of Curl-friends live, die, swear by (and are willing to bet their FIRST BORN) the Protective Style.But when it comes down to the nitty gritty (for some reason, this term really makes me laugh) don't we really want to know WHETHER PROTECTIVE STYLES REALLY DO ALL THAT PEOPLE SAY THEY CAN DO--WORK TO GROW HEALTHY LONG NATURAL HAIR or is it all just smoke and mirrors?The real answer is: IT DEPENDS, and here is why...Protective styles can...


Protective Styles: Longer & Healthies

Audia Jones

How many times have we heard "Protective Styles are the key to growing natural hair?"  If you are like many of us you know that an overwhelming number of Curl-friends live, die, swear by (and are willing to bet their FIRST BORN) the Protective Style.But when it comes down to the nitty gritty (for some reason, this term really makes me laugh) don't we really want to know WHETHER PROTECTIVE STYLES REALLY DO ALL THAT PEOPLE SAY THEY CAN DO--WORK TO GROW HEALTHY LONG NATURAL HAIR or is it all just smoke and mirrors?The real answer is: IT DEPENDS, and here is why...Protective styles can...


The Link Between Health and Healthy Hair | Part 1 of 3: Chemicals, Relaxers and Fibroids

The Link Between Health and Healthy Hair | Part 1 of 3: Chemicals, Relaxers and Fibroids

In a study conducted by Black Women’s Health, scientists tracked various ethnic groups of women - including African-American, Hispanic, Caucasian and African Caribbean women, to determine two seemingly connected outcomes.  First.  Whether there is a causal link between the use of chemical hair relaxers and developing Uterine Leimyomata (also known as “Fibroids”).  Second.  Whether there is a causal link between a higher occurrence of Fibroids in African-American women as compared to other ethnic groups of women. If so, why?  The results of the study were astounding.  African American women who used chemical relaxers or straighteners were two to three times...