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Should I Stop Using Oils and Butters in My Natural Hair?

Should I Stop Using Oils and Butters in My Natural Hair?

             There's an online trend that has been causing ripples within the natural hair community.  The ideas driving this new movement suggest that we should cast out oils and butters completely, if we want healthy hair that grows. Some advocates are questioning the efficacy of oils when it comes to their hair upkeep, with a number of anecdotal experiences suggesting improved hair outcomes using a water only method of moisturisation. So, should we all now be hopping on this new trend of cutting out oils and butters altogether from our healthy hair routines? In short,...


Facing my fear of hairdressers by Lynda Moyo

Facing my fear of hairdressers by Lynda Moyo

I can probably count the amount of times my hair has been cut by a hairdresser on one hand.Growing up I was lucky to have a mother who, despite being white and not knowing much about afro hair, took it upon herself to learn and learn fast.Many a Sunday were spent sat with my mum on the floor, chatting whilst getting my hair greased and plaited ready for school. As a result, my hair grew very long. Waist length in fact. It was thanks to what we would now refer to as ‘protective styling’ and I can't thank her enough...