Category: Hair Care

Beyond Baby Tresses

Eat enough protein. Some good sources of this nutrient include eggs, nuts, red meat and tofu. Massage your scalp. New York City dermatologist Rita Linkner, MD, suggests a combination of coconut, jojoba, vitamin E, and sweet almond oils. Wash tresses...

/ October 11, 2017

Baby Hair

During her pregnancy, Irene, a 36-year-old clinical psychologist based in Colorado, says she noticed her hair become luxuriously shiny and thick. But some other moms-to-be say the exact opposite. Many report that during pregnancy, they watched in dismay as their...

/ October 10, 2017

Co-Washing Hair Basics

Choose a lightweight conditioner. These products have a consistency like lotion and are great for newbies who want to start off slowly when using conditioner to wash their hair and don’t want to weigh down their tresses with thick products....

/ October 9, 2017

Want to Say Bye-Bye to Shampoo?

What’s in traditional shampoos that harms black hair? The list of ingredients is long and filled with drying chemical compounds. If you read the label of pretty much any bottle of shampoo, you’ll find many cleansing compounds that can also...

/ October 8, 2017

Researchers Find a Gene Responsible for Gray Hair

Suppose instead of having to dye your silvery strands, you could pop a pill to restore hair color? Well, science may have come one step closer to this possibility with new understanding about a gene called IRF4, known for playing...

/ October 6, 2017

The Recommended Daily Allowance

Most dermatologists agree that healthy hair (and skin) starts from within. If you eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and healthy fats, your hair should be strong and lustrous. But let’s face it, busy lifestyles make it...

/ October 5, 2017

Tress-Essential Elements

1. Vitamin A/Beta-Carotene Vitamin A helps keep scalp and hair cells healthy and produces sebum (an oil) in the scalp. A sebum deficiency can cause dandruff, and excess vitamin A (through supplements) can cause hair loss. Find vitamin A in:...

/ October 4, 2017

Stuff We Love – Winter 2016

A roundup of the latest must-have finds for hair, skin, health, beauty and more. These products are worth every cent. Read More

/ October 3, 2017

Color Conscious

Color is a wonderful way to spice up your look. But because black hair is so fragile, for many sistas, the potential for damage when coloring their tresses is real. Dye affects moisture, the very thing our hair needs most....

/ October 2, 2017

Naptural85 Chats About Hair Growth

After her big chop a couple of years ago, Naptural85 achieved her goal of long, luscious, healthy locks. But after a while—and some experiments with her hair—she lost precious inches and decided to challenge herself once again to get her length back. Here, she...

/ October 1, 2017