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New Natural Hair Magazine~Liberated Strands

2 Aug

There are not enough magazines that celebrate natural hair, but there is now one more. It’s called Liberated Strands, and the first issue was just released. It has great images, articles, and information. Read. Enjoy. Pass it on.

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How Do You Deal With Negative Comments About Your Hair?

25 Jul

This comment was recently posted on my Questions/Comments page:

Zizi writes:

At work the other day ..some black women starting taunting me about my natural hair. Saying things like I need to get a perm. I felt horrible not because I am ashamed of my hair but because as black women they felt that their perms and weaves made them superior. I was embarrassed for them.

How would you handle this situation?
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Share Your Best Hair Tips

28 Jun

Whether you’ve been natural for 2 months or 20 years, you’ve already learned something. Share your best haircare tips to help someone else.

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Malinda Williams on the Cover of Denim Magazine with Natural Hair

23 Jun

Malinda Williams will be the first person on the cover of new magazine, Denim. Here are a few of her photos that will appear in the magazine. I love natural hair on her.

NaturalReview is One Year’s Old!!

20 Jun

Today marks the one year anniversary of NaturalReview! Thanks to everyone who has supported it so far. I hope you’ll continue to. Look for great things in Year 2! Check back for special anniversary giveaways.

What’s Your Favorite Natural Style?

19 Jun

This is a photo of me with my favorite style…the puff. It’s my favorite because it’s so simple. It can also rescue all of the failed hairstyle attempts. It looks a little different depending on what type of puff it is. Sometimes I wear a stretched out puff. Sometimes I wear a wash and go puff. I like puffs from old twist-outs and braid-outs too.

What are your favorite styles?

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Natural Beauties in the City Episodes 8

18 Jun

Episode 8

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Make Your Own Shell Flower Hair Pin

17 Jun

AfrikanHairGod offers this tutorial on how to make a flower hair pin. Watch and learn. Take a look at some of his hair videos on his channel also.

If you have a DIY tutorial you’d like to share, please send it to me at naturalbyl@gmail.com

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How Did You Fix Some of Your Hair Challenges?

8 Jun

The biggest challenge for me was figuring out what products worked for my hair. I went from relaxed hair to locs. When I cut them off, I had to learn all over again what works for my hair. It was strange because I’d already been natural for five years. I had to figure out how to find products that worked for me without spending a lot of money and trying everything. I got around it by taking advantage of samples, participating in product swaps, attending hairshows where they do demonstrations, and trying products of other naturals. I also tried to pay attention to which ingredients seemed to work, and then I sought out other products with similiar ingredients.

What was your biggest challenge with natural hair? How did you resolve it?

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What Are Your Thoughts on Cowashing?

26 May

I first learned about cowashing from the “Curly Girl Handbook” by Lorraine Massey. At that time I knew it as the no-poo  (no shampoo) method or low-poo method. When I posted a previous question about washing hair, the topic of cowashing came up regularly. Some naturals love cowashing and rave about the results they get from it.  Some said that they never shampoo and cowashing is their primary method of cleaning their hair. Others said that they keep away because it gives them build up or that  it’s not a good way to clean hair. What are your thoughts? Do you cowash? If so, do you cowash exclusively or do you alternate with shampooing?

If you have a question you’d like to ask, please send it to me at naturalbyl@gmail.com

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