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Relaxed Styles

The Gold Wire trend made it's debut in 2017 when Celebrity Hairstylist Nai'vasha Johnson wrapped gold wire around Logan Browning's ponytail at Essence Music Festival. It was a look that captured the attention of many onlookers. How could you not stop and stare at the look, it was chic, sexy, easy and inexpensive. Since then the gold wires has popped up on our timeline showcasing the many different ways that this craft store accessory can spice up an ordinary look. Check out 8 Different Ways you can use the Gold Wire trend to add pop to your next hairstyle

What’s the point in spending all of your energy and hard earned coins on washing and maintaining your hair, only to use tools that are dirty and full of product buildup? Cleaning your styling tools is easy to forget, but should be an integral part of your hair care routine. Here's a quick refresher on how to sanitize the most overlooked ones.  

1) Hair Brushes

Having a good hair brush is imperative to creating some of our favorite sleek styles, but because of their relatively inexpensive cost and frequent use, we tend to forget about cleaning them. Think of your hair brushes as makeup brushes. By not cleaning them, you are putting old product, bacteria and dirt on your hair.

Cleaning Tip: Clean your brushes thoroughly every 1-3 weeks by taking a pencil and lifting the hair from the base of the brush. Wash the brush using a clarifying shampoo, thoroughly rinse with warm water and allow the brush to air dry.

2) Hair Combs

Product buildup can leave your hair extra...

Recently, I was at a friend’s house with a bunch of my girlfriends and we were chatting it up, having a good time.  The conversation was pretty normal until one of our friends who has been natural for over 4 years with thick, natural coarse hair walked through the door with unbelievably silky straight hair. It was a sight of silky straight  that I have never seen on this chocolate beauty before. All of our friends swooned and demanded the name and contact of the stylist who was able to straighten her hair thick , natural coarse hair with just a flatiron! She smiled bashfully and said “Oh, no flatiron…I got a relaxer”

“Girl…Whatttt” A ripple effect of dropped jaws and side-eye action occurred and a single voice emerged with a simple “quit playing, you wouldn’t go and damage your hair like that! “

I sat back and listened to the questions and commentary that followed and thought to myself, man it must be tough to be a relaxed girl in 2017. Undoubtedly, the...

My name is Jamilia and I am 15 year old who loves my hair and every three months...dare I say it.... I GET MY HAIR RELAXED! Yes, I go to a professional who uses chemicals in my hair to straightened my naturally coily, kinky hair! Shout out to all the girls out there that CHOOSE to get a perm. I also want to show some love to the all the curly naturals reading this. The GIF below is for all you beautiful queens!  

             

But this post is basically to share that just because some of us choose to get our hair permed doesn't mean that we don't love and care for our hair. It simply means that we have exercised our individual right to decide what style works best for our lifestyle and what's easiest to maintain. I think the natural hair movement is cool, but I don't like they way some of us "perm lovers" are made to feel about our decision to get a perm.

Over the summer, I walked in a beauty store and was asked by a sales lady " Why don't  you want  to...

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