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The Hair Benefits of the Lemon

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It seems the lemon is the red-headed step child of the natural hair community.  We discuss the benefits of many natural oils, nuts, and fruits, but not much seems to be said about the lemon other than it can naturally lighten your hair. The lemon was actually known, before modern times, as an essential ingredient for maintaining hair.  There are several ways you can incorporate the benefits of the lemon into your hair care regimen. You can eat (or drink) it Lemons have the ability to eliminate toxins from the body–and also from the hair.  Hair can hold toxins from the environment that…

You Put Body Lotion in Your Hair?

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My apologies! I really hate it when people post a topic about a particular hairstyle and forget to mention how they maintained it for the next couple days or weeks. I mean, what’s the point if I can’t maintain it and it looks like a hot mess after day 1, right?  So for that I apologize and, without further adieu, here are the following products I used to maintain my crochet braids: 1. Vaseline Total Moisture Body Lotion What?!? Body lotion???? I know what you’re thinking and calm down. Yes, body lotion! Not just any body lotion, but the good stuff…

How I Take Down Crochet Braids

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Hello Naturels! It’s been 3 weeks since I installed my very first DIY crochet braids on April 20.  Let me tell ya–it wasn’t perfect. I’m actually pretty surprised it lasted more than 2 weeks as my attempt to cornrow my hair  was certainly…amateur lol.  Since the quality of the cornrows definitely determines how long the style will last, I wasn’t expecting great results.  However, since I normally only wear crochet braids for about a month, this attempt was a solid showing! From the image below, I probably could’ve squeezed another week out of the style if I so desired, since the…

DIY: Crochet Braids

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Hello Naturels! This is my first attempt at doing crochet braids on my own head! All in all–not a bad turn out (installed on April 20): I decided that I was going to start taking care of and styling my own hair (reasons articulated in a previous post). I already know all about the process of installing crochet braids–it’s a rather simple concept: 1. cornrow hair; 2. crochet bulk hair/braided hair through cornrows.  Simple right? Not if you don’t know so much as how to cornrow your own hair–which I didn’t.  So, my first step was surfing youtube to find…