Hair

Essence Talks With Solange Knowles About Her Natural Hair

Essence Talks With Solange Knowles About Her Natural Hair | June's Journal

Shortly after Solange Knowles did the big chop, she was in news everywhere.  Gone were the weaves and extensions (similar to what her sister Beyonce wears).  She now sports her natural hair.  Nothing more.  And nothing less!  And she’s gorgeous.  I applaud her bravery for making such a move. I saw the Oprah episode where…

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The Nothing But Hair Care Line for Natural Heads

The Nothing But Hair Care Line for Natural Heads | June's Journal

As so aptly shown in the Transition video posted by the New York Times this past week, natural hair care is taking the African American community by storm.  So as you can imagine, there are many different lines of products out there for natural heads.  Here’s another one I ran across on Facebook.  Below are…

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New York Times Documentary on Transitioning to Natural Hair

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Check out this 6-minute video on black women “transitioning” their hair.  I loved it.  It was posted on the New York Times website three days ago.  The video is called “Transition.”  And Zina Saro-Wiwa is the filmmaker.  It focuses on black women’s decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair in lieu of chemical relaxers or straighteners. To read…

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Leave-In Conditioner | By Mixed Chicks

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At first I didn’t consider this product because of its name. “I’m not mixed,” I reasoned.  Foolish, I know. But I’m so glad I gave it a try!  It’s one of my favorite leave-ins now.  So much so I bought the huge 33 fl. oz version that comes with a hand pump.  The other size…

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Coconut Conditioner | by Suave

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Suave Conditioner is another one of my staples.  I can use the Suave Conditioner to wet and co-wash my hair and then use the Cantu Leave-In Conditioner to keep my hair tame.  It’s super affordable. They sell the $1 bottles and the bigger kind for under $2. I get the bigger one so that it…

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Shae Butter Leave-In Conditioner | by Cantu

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Hands down, this is one of my staple products for my hair.  Cantu’s Shae Butter can do no wrong.  And it’s a leave-in conditioner my wallet can afford.  When I’m out of product, this is a quick item to pickup at most drugstores.  I used to get it at CVS.   The sad news I…

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