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      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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      The NUMBER 1 Reason Your Hair DOES NOT GROW! [Read Time 1 min]

      The NUMBER 1 Reason Your Hair DOES NOT GROW! [Read Time 1 min]

      African American women today tend to believe that in order to grow long hair it takes being gifted from God or some magical elixir or potion made in a lab with the complexity of Frankenstein.  So the question is asked....

      Why are we as Black women unable to grow and retain hair length successfully? What am I doing wrong? 

       When it comes to the topic of African American women and hair growth, most of us will readily agree that its success runs from our grasps at every turn.  Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of how to change this paradigm.  Whereas some are convinced that hair growth is hereditary, others maintain that there is no hope for those that have tighter more course textures of Afro textured hair.   

       

       Science has revealed that Black hair tends to be more prone to dryness.  This dryness is the reason why our hair tends to become brittle and break more readily than other hair types.  

      1. According to WebMD iron deficiency has a very close link to hair breakage in African American women than many have realized in the past.  
      2. Whatever the cause of your hair loss...Lack of iron makes it worse!
      3. Iron deficiency may have a link to a woman’s menstrual cycle which may tend to increase the amount of breakage and brittleness of African American woman’s hair. 

      Common Causes of Iron Deficiency:

      1. Inadequate Iron Intake, poor diet (Eat your green leafy vegetables, and no I don’t mean corn and green beans) Wait...is corn green? Uh no!
      2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (It means you are eating but still starving)
      3. Blood Loss during heavy periods (this could be blood loss during light periods if you already aren't eating green leafy vegetables on a daily basis)... No Corn is still not a vegetable (at least not green or leafy).