Porsha Williams' Natural Hair Is BOMB - and Hidden

Hairstylist Kellon Deryck shared the same photo and added, "@porsha4real got hella hair but it's time to put that #flawlessillusion back in"

So what exactly is Williams using to get her hair so grand? What do you know, she has her own hair extensions line. Her high-fashion hair line is described as "premium quality virgin human hair extensions," the products promise to give any women that Real Housewives style.

 


Natural For a few Seconds Porsha Williams Shows Off Her Real
Lee's Article Highlights:

  • I'm loving that Porsha's natural hair is looking so beautiful, Natural For a few Seconds Porsha Williams Shows Off Her RealI'm hating that she only shows it as a teaser to the next weave. I agree with Porsha's stylist, the constant weave is an illusion, I'd disagree that it's flawless though. The flaw is acting like your own hair isn't acceptable and not good enough to be seen in public.
  • Porsha looked naturally beautiful in her shortly-lived natural hair moment. Genuinely beautiful, but.... She feels the need to... Ahhh forget it. Do what you wanna do Porsha.
  • Porsha Williams is definitely a weave queen, it'll be interesting to see if that changes one day. Sometimes I have to wave the white flag and hope for the best, this is one those moments.

 

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5 Warning Signs Your Natural Hair Is In Danger of Damage

We have all been there! Between work, school, friends, family, and trying to find “me” time, we can totally disregard things without noticing.

This can even include ignoring signs from our curls. We can easily forget when it is time to give them love and care.

But no worries, below is a guide of simple signs when you know you should give your curls extra love and care.

 


bad hair day natural hairLee's Article Highlights:

  • If you're getting breakage or notice buildup of hair products in your hair, beware.
  • You can't always rely on the same products you used on your relaxed hair to work on your natural hair, in fact you shouldn't expect it.
  • Your ends are often the first to tell you if you are going too long without giving your hair some love.

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How To Strengthen Your Hair Where Your New Growth & Permed Hair Meet


From www.hairliciousinc.com -

While stretching your relaxers, it's important to keep the "Line of Demarcation", where the new growth and relaxed hair meet, strong to prevent any breakage.

This meeting point is extremely delicate and prone to breakage as the new growth comes in. In comparison to the relaxed hair, the new growth is much thicker, coarser and drier than your relaxed strands.

It is very easy for breakage to occur at the demarcation line because you are dealing with two different textures.

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When Trying a New Salon Goes Horribly Wrong - Hair Just Gone!

horrible salonFrom www.blackhairinformation.com -

Red flag number one was when I sat down at the wash bowl and the woman started washing my hair aggressively with shampoo that was in an unmarked bottle. What exactly is in that bottle? No one knew.

They just knew that it was shampoo. Next, a different woman asked me if I wanted a deep conditioning treatment. My response was, ABSOLUTELY! The lady put a thin and runny conditioner on my head and sat me under a dryer. I already knew what was going to happen next.


Lee's Article Highlights:

  • The author (Portia Cole)feels that many hairstylists don't give two hoots about the customer's opinion about what should happen to their hair.
  • It was interesting that the author says she usually doesn't go to Dominican salons because something usually goes wrong. I'd like to know more about that.
  • After Portia got her hair done, she may have wanted to "turn up" on somebody (and many lesser women would have) but she kept it ladylike. Slappin' somebody wasn't gonna bring her hair back.

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5 Ways To Ensure Perfect Heatless Curling on 4c Natural Hair

From www.blackgirllonghair.com -

Let’s talk all about curling 4c hair. Specifically, I’m referring to manually curling the hair versus enhancing the natural curl without a tool.

The goal is to achieve either big fluffy bouncy curls or a smooth (or smoothish because let’s face it, some kinks don’t want to be smoothed out!) roller set.

These styling ideas are perfect for you to practice if you have a summer wedding to attend or if you are just looking for styling ideas for your hair.

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Lee's Article Highlights:

  • It's generally better to condition, dry and stretch 4c hair before curling it for the best results.
  • You'll get less frizz if you thoroughly detangle your hair before curling.
  • Even if air drying your hair takes all night, do not remove your rollers before your hair fully dries or the curls won't come out right.
  • Use oils and hair butters instead of water-based products for adding sheen to your hair. Water-based products work against your curls instantly.
  • Use a hair pick to cover up your parts.
  • The article shows five very helpful video tutorials showing the results you can get from various curling methods including flexi rods, curlformers, standard rollers, straw sets and perm rods.

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Teaching Black Women To Embrace Their Own Hair

Some women, they’ve been wearing chemical hair relaxers for so long, they don’t even know how to do their natural hair.

They don’t know how to comb it,” she said. “They think you comb it from the root all the way down, from the scalp to the ends, but you don’t.

You actually start at the ends and then you work your way back to the scalp. That’s the easiest way to comb your hair.

 


Editor’s Note: This is a story about a woman making a difference in the natural hair community. Luvina Sabree is a very interesting an accomplished woman. She dove into the world of all-natural products after one of her children was diagnosed with eczema.

She made her own naturaNatural Hair Dayl, fragrance-free soaps and bath products and that helped. However, the more she researched eczema, the more she realized that in order to effectively manage the eczema they had to start treating it from the inside out.

Little by little, Sabree cut out all junk and processed foods from her family’s diet and started using only fresh, organic ingredients. The eczema improved and the family noticed an immediate improvement in the way they all felt. At that point, she knew she was on to something. That lead to other discoveries about the danger of chemicals and toxins we use on and in our bodies.

Nearly a decade ago, Sabree started a Natural Hair Group in Killeen that still meets monthly.

“There’s a movement of women who want to go back to their natural hair and stop using straighteners with toxic chemicals linked to cancer. Now I do an Armed Forces Natural Hair & Health Expo Show twice a year, once in Killeen and once in San Antonio”.

Killeen’s Happy 2 B Nappy Hair Group, teaches free classes for black women who want to learn how to take care of and manage their naturally kinky hair. The beautiful thing is that Luvina is able to enlighten so many women who did not understand the very hair growing from their heads, she's able to fill them with knowledge and confidence of who they really are. I hope more women with knowledge began taking on the role that Luvina has embraced, it is certainly needed. Here are our article highlights:

  • Sometimes the balding caused by perm chemical burns is permanent and irreversible.
  • Luvina has found natural herbs and other remedies to help black women who may have lost or all of their hair because of perming.
  • Black females should be proud of their natural beauty as it will keep them healthy.

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5 Reasons To Love Black Women With Natural Hair

We exude confidence like no one else. Let me tell you something, do you have any IDEA how much courage and it takes to cut ALL your hair off as a woman?


Editor’s Note: This list of reasons to date a black woman with natural hair is pretty good. Many of these advantages are exactly what men are looking for when dating a woman.Black love natural hair It's hard enough relating to the opposite sex, but when you feel like it's a sin to touch her hair or ask her to go to the gym with you, the problems can add up quickly. I'm 100% sure that natural women will have an easier time in relationships. Yes, girls without natural hair can make great wives and mates, but I'm here to say that I'd prefer a natural girl for the reasons listed below. Here are our article highlights:

  • #Teamnatural girls are easy to buy gifts for. Buying natural hair products makes them smile from ear to ear.
  • A man can play with his natural woman's hair and she won't try to kill him.
  • You know it’s all real. Basically what you see is what you get, that counts a lot for most men.
  • They are not your average African-American woman when it comes to hair and health, they are freer and more open.
  • They display a sexy self-confidence that can't be denied.

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The Work Of Art Known As Natural Black Hair

Beautiful black women are magic and their hair is gorgeous, what this beautiful black art represents is what we should have more of in the public eye to see.

And to think we have been brain-washed by western European standards into believing our hair is not "good". I would love to see an exhibit on these pieces. I found an amazing thread started on Lipstick Alley back in September of 2014 and it's still rolling along strong.

These ladies and gents have compiled a collection of stunning images depicting different artist interpretations of natural black hair.


Editor’s Note: The brilliantly colorful and sometimes even chilling pieces of art should really be seen by anyone who is a fan of natural hair. I hope you can check out these works of art, I promise you that you will be trying to find where you can buy some of these stunning pieces. And if you find out, you be sure to let me know. #teamnatural

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Hair Butter Review For Type 4b Hair Styles

I used this product to set my hair in twists, flat twists and braids on many occasions.

I thoroughly massaged my ends with this product to keep them from getting dry.

I used the entire jar up in under a month and was very upset that I had no more.

 


4b type hair butterEditor’s Note: Jenell Stewart from kinkycurlyme.com gives a helpful review as she always does, this time she reviewed a product that works very well for type 4b hair.

The natural hair care product is called Pura Body Naturals Cupuacu Hair, she tried the Tahitian Vanilla scent and the cost was $14 for 4 ounces. She does a good job of breaking down the pros and cons. Here are our article highlights:

  • Jenell felt that the price for only 4 ounces of hair butter was a bit high at $14.
  • Jenell has kinky curly coily type 4b hair, after using the hair butter her ends felt great and her twist out had great definition too.
  • The hair butter has a great Tahitian vanilla scent.

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Abena Appiah Taking Natural Black Hair To The Miss Universe Stage!

By and large, people assume that a Black woman wearing her natural hair is making some sort of political statement, which is why I predict that depending on how far she advances in the competition, Abena Appiah’s coiffure will illicit no small buzz once the event is televised.

We shall see!

 


Editor’s Note: Abena Appiah's natural hairFrom www.mindofmalaka.com -When the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant comes around in a couple of weeks(Jan 25, Sunday), we will see something that has never been seen before in a beauty contest of this magnitude.

The beautiful Abena Appiah will be the first Ghanaian woman to compete while wearing her hair naturally.

In the past, it was the norm forn black beauty contestants to rock straight hair in order to fit in, well Abena will stand out from the crowd. There's no doubt that Abena Appiah’s hair will be a central focus of attention and that's a good thing.

Why? Because she's showing women with her hair that they are also "universally" beautiful as their natural selves. I'll be tuned in. Here are our article highlights:

  • The standard of beauty in Western culture is overwhelmingly Eurocentric, which makes her decision very notable.
  • We are approaching a point where natural hair is becoming more mainstream than ever.
  • Although it's important, Abena Appiah is more than just her hair, she's an excelling and intelligent academic student, as well as talented musician.

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