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      Unlock the Secret to Long, Healthy Hair: Tips for African American Women Part 1

      Unlock the Secret to Long, Healthy Hair: Tips for African American Women Part 1

      Today, we're talking about a topic that is often on the minds of many African American women: why our hair seems to grow so slowly and what we can do to fix it. 

      First, let's talk about some of the reasons why African American hair may not grow as fast as other hair types. One of the main reasons is that our hair is naturally more prone to breakage and damage. This is because our hair is typically drier and more brittle than other hair types, which makes it more susceptible to breakage. Additionally, our hair is often exposed to heat styling, chemical treatments, and other harsh hair care practices that can damage the hair and slow down growth. 

      Now, let's talk about some things you can do to help your hair grow faster. The first thing you should do is to focus on maintaining a healthy scalp. A healthy scalp is essential for hair growth, so make sure you're keeping your scalp clean and moisturized. One way to do this is by regularly using a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. You should also consider using a hair oil or scalp treatment to help keep your scalp moisturized and healthy. 

      Another thing you can do is to focus on protecting your hair from damage. This means limiting your use of heat styling tools, such as flat irons and curling wands, and avoiding harsh chemicals like relaxers and hair dyes. Instead, opt for natural hairstyles that won't put as much stress on your hair. 

      You can also take hair growth supplements, vitamins and minerals that are essential for hair growth such as biotin, vitamin C, and iron. These supplements are available over the counter and can be helpful in promoting healthy hair growth. 

      Another tip is to make sure you're getting enough protein in your diet. Protein is essential for hair growth, so make sure you're including enough in your diet. You can get protein from foods like meat, fish, eggs, and beans. 

      Lastly, be gentle with your hair when you're styling it. Use a wide-toothed comb or a brush with soft bristles to detangle your hair. This will help prevent breakage and damage, and will allow your hair to grow faster. 

      In conclusion, African American hair may not grow as fast as other hair types, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to achieve healthy, long hair. By focusing on maintaining a healthy scalp, protecting your hair from damage, and being gentle when styling it, you can help your hair grow faster. Remember to also focus on a healthy diet, supplements and patience as hair growth takes time. 

      How Do I Know If I Have Low Porosity Hair?

      How Do I Know If I Have Low Porosity Hair?

      Do you find that you are moisturizing your hair religiously, but to no avail? Have you become the ultimate product junkie in an attempt to save your strands, but nothing seemed to work? It may mean your hair has a deeper issue: Low Porosity! What is Low Porosity? The porosity level of hair determines how […]

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      With Cancel Culture, Did Millennials Cancel Natural Hair?

      With Cancel Culture, Did Millennials Cancel Natural Hair?

      The trend of wearing one's hair in its natural state has been going strong for a number of years now, and it does not appear to be going away anytime soon. On the other hand, there is a school of thought that believes the movement has peaked among millennials and that it will be up to Generation Z to revitalize it. There are several possibilities for why this is the case. We will look more closely at the natural hair trend and see if it will have a comeback in this generation.

      Members of the black hair community have been actively participating in the natural hair movement for many years. But, as the pioneers of the natural hair movement enter their golden years, has millennial support for the natural hair movement waned? If this is true, will generation Z reignite the natural hair trend once the millennial generation has reached retirement age?

       


      To begin, the driving force behind the birth of the natural hair movement was black women who were sick and tired of straightening their hair. They wanted to accept their naturally occurring kinks and curls and did so with pride. However, as time has passed, an increasing number of millennials have resumed the practice of straightening their hair. This is most likely due to a combination of factors, including the pressure to conform to conventional beauty ideals and the perception that having straight hair is more acceptable in professional settings. As a result of this, the movement toward natural hair may have lost steam among this generation.

      Having said that, a sizable proportion of millennials insist on wearing their hair in its natural state. When it comes to expressing one's individuality and being comfortable with being different, members of Generation Z will undoubtedly be more open. It is thus possible that the natural hair movement will resurface in the generation that follows the millennials, despite having lost some traction with them. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.

      Will Hair Braiding Be Lost with the changing generations of the future?

      Will Hair Braiding Be Lost with the changing generations of the future?

      African American hair braiding is a time-honored tradition that has been around for centuries. There are many different styles and techniques, each with its unique purpose and history. But what is the future of African American hair braiding in America? Will it continue to be popular, or will it fade into obscurity with these younger generations? In this article, we will explore the origins of African American hair braiding, its current purpose, and what the future may hold for this time-honored tradition.

       

      African American hair braiding has its origins in Africa, where it was used as a way to keep hair ou of statt of the face while performing manual labor. It was also seen as a signus and beauty and was often worn by royalty and other elites. In America, African American hair braiding became popular during the Harlem Renaissance as a way for African Americans to express their cultural pride. Today, braiding hair is still seen as a symbol of cultural pride and is often worn by celebrities and other public figures. It is also seen as a way to showcase one's style.

       

      The future of African American hair braiding will largely depend on the younger generations. If they embrace this time-honored tradition and continue to wear it, then it is likely that hair braiding will continue to be popular. However, if the younger generations choose to ignore this tradition, then it may fade into obscurity. Only time will tell what the future holds for African American hair braiding. Regardless of its popularity, one thing is certain: African American hair braiding is a timeless tradition with a rich history and culture that should be celebrated by all.

       

      What are your thoughts on African American hair braiding? Do you think it is a tradition worth celebrating? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks for reading!

       

      Do you have any experience with African American hair braiding? We'd love to hear from you in the comments.

      Hair grease is banned in other countries, but fibroids, cancer we not worried about here?

      Hair grease is banned in other countries, but fibroids, cancer we not worried about here?

       

       

      If you're like most African American women, you've probably used hair grease to style and protect your natural hair at some point in your life. And if you're like most women, you may not have known that there are some serious health risks associated with using hair grease products made with cancer and fibroid-causing ingredients.

       

      So, what are fibroids? Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus and can range in size from very small to large enough to fill the entire pelvic cavity. They're usually benign (not cancerous), but they can cause a variety of symptoms including heavy menstrual bleeding, pain, and pressure in the pelvic area. Fibroids are most common in African American women, and while they can occur at any age, they're most likely to develop during childbearing years.

      Fact Check: The European Union classifies petrolatum as a carcinogen and restricts its use [1].

      There are a variety of hair grease products on the market that claim to be safe for use on natural hair, but many of them contain ingredients that have been linked to cancer and fibroids. Some of the most common offenders include petroleum jelly, parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. These ingredients are all known endocrine disruptors, which means they can interfere with the body's hormone production and regulation.

       

      Exposure to endocrine disruptors has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, as well as a variety of other health problems including reproductive issues, birth defects, and developmental disorders. In fact, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified parabens as "possible human carcinogens."

       

      So, what does this mean for you? If you're using hair grease products that contain any of these ingredients, you may be putting your health at risk. Fortunately, there are a number of safe and effective hair grease alternatives on the market that can help you achieve the same results without the potentially harmful ingredients.

      Dr. Brenda Davis is a natural hair enthusiast and influencer

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