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The Curly Hair Guide: How to Switch Up Your Hair Regimen for Spring

The Curly Hair Guide: How to Switch Up Your Hair Regimen for Spring

  Image: @philipegdYour hair isn't called your 'Crowning Glory' for nothing. To keep your curls radiating and healthy, a bit of care is needed. While you should take good care of your hair at any given time, come Spring, it becomes more critical.The best way to prepare your crown for the changes in weather begins with what you eat to the types of products and styles you wear. Need details on how to provide the best care for your hair as the season changes? Keep reading. Simplicity and ease of hair manageability is the ultimate desire of all us curlies,...

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The Top Tips for Steaming Natural Hair in the Winter to Prevent Dryness

The Top Tips for Steaming Natural Hair in the Winter to Prevent Dryness

IMAGE: @TORINASHTUN     Written by Verna Meachum of The Mestiza Muse When the temperatures drop, the beating wind and cold air are guilty of stripping every ounce of moisture from your curls. And when the temperatures climb, while the sun feels great on your skin, its harmful UV rays can wreak havoc on your tresses. Conditioners, hair masks, and oils seem like the logical fix for dry or parched hair. But in today’s blog, I’m going to provide a much simpler solution: hair steamers. Steaming is one of the best things you can do to pamper your hair. Even though...

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The Secrets on How to Care For Your Curls in the Winter

The Secrets on How to Care For Your Curls in the Winter

Written by Verna Meachum of The Mestiza Muse   Disclaimer: We all have different moisturizing and moisture retention methods, and everyone’s hair is different, which is why this is only to be used as a source of reference, NOT a one size fits all.I’m reposting an old post from last year that I’ve updated because I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to care for hair during the winter months. Today, we will cover some tips and techniques to combat dry hair during the Winter Season, plus some of my styling product recommendations.   The Winter Season is here,...

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Here are the 5 Misconceptions of Hair Oils and The Best Ways to Use Them

Here are the 5 Misconceptions of Hair Oils and The Best Ways to Use Them

Written by The Mestiza Muse The words hair and oil together can be terrifying to people who have been lead to believe that applying oil to the hair is a big no-no. There has been a lot of misinformation thrown around concerning hair oils, and in today’s blog, we will discuss some of the more common misconceptions. We will also share a variety of ways to use hair oils. Hair oils are all the same.Some oils can penetrate the hair shaft to support moisture retention, while others only coat the hair. There is a perfect oil for almost every hair type—though...

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Do You Know How to Build a Solid Scalp Care Routine?

Do You Know How to Build a Solid Scalp Care Routine?

  Many people forget the fact that the scalp is an integral part of our body, and it is also an extension of the skin. Just like the body, the scalp also needs care and attention, and neglecting it may affect the health of your hair because healthy hair starts with having healthy follicles. Our hair grows from the follicle and studies have shown that the growth cycle can be altered by hormones, medications, diet, illness, and many other factors (dermatologist.com). Using the scalp care tips I’m about to share will help you build a solid routine and maintain a...

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The Top Scalp Care Essentials & Tips to Encourage Healthy Hair Growth

The Top Scalp Care Essentials & Tips to Encourage Healthy Hair Growth

  We often focus on healthy hair, but an often-overlooked factor is promoting scalp health and ultimately, hair health. Hair health is not complete without learning and understanding the scalp structure and anatomy. Understanding the scalp is essential to any hair growing endeavor. The scalp is the birthplace of every new hair, and if kept in proper condition, it will provide an optimal environment for the follicles to produce quality hair. What is the scalp?  The scalp has an intricate network of blood vessels moving and carrying nutrients throughout, and because the scalp closely resembles skin on the rest of...

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