My Hair Setbacks Detailed

My Hair Setbacks Detailed »

14 May, 2014
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  In my hair journey video, I shared pictures of my growth progress and setbacks. Here is a detailed explanation for each setback.

Top 7 Causes of Hair Setbacks »

8 May, 2014
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I received several emails requests for a video detailing what caused my hair setbacks. I’ll work on that video this weekend. In the meantime, here are the top 7 causes of hair setbacks. 7. Protein overload. Many of us focus on strengthening our hair and forget that we need to balance that strength with moisture.

Shedding postpartum

Shedding postpartum »

14 Mar, 2014
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I recently stopped nursing my baby boy who is now 16 months old and to my dismay, my hair went on a shedding frenzy. Initially I started panicking, but I got a grip of myself and began my research. I soon found out that Excessive shedding was common amongst women postpartum. Here’s the deal during

Setbacks & Triumphs

Setbacks & Triumphs »

4 Aug, 2013
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In the past 8 months, my life has been a super crazy whirlwind. I started the year confused and with a broken heart due to the break-up of my best friend/boyfriend, but with the help of friends, a new guy friend, and my never-slackening school work, I was able to pull through that pain. Additionally,

Reader Mail: Does Longer Hair = Thinner Ends?

Reader Mail: Does Longer Hair = Thinner Ends? »

17 Feb, 2011
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Sept 2008. Thin ends caused by rough stylist A reader posed the following question: Why is it as relaxed hair gets longer it gets thin at the ends?Here are three reasons that hair sometimes start to get thinner as it gets longer.The first explanation is that since the ends of your hair are the oldest,

Reader Mail: Taking Setbacks in Stride?

Reader Mail: Taking Setbacks in Stride? »

24 Nov, 2010
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I got an email from a reader who is currently experiencing a setback.  She noted that I appear to have taken my setbacks in stride.  I want to share my response to her, in the hopes that it will help someone else. “To be honest, I never took my setbacks in stride at the time they

Having the Hair Blues

Having the Hair Blues »

16 Sep, 2010
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I’m a little bummed about the potential setback caused by the Mane n’ Tail Detangler.  I won’t know for sure if it caused a setback until I do my relaxer next month and get my hair blow dried and flat ironed.  But I can already feel enough of a difference in my hair to know

Recent Excess Shedding: Seasonal Change or Minor Setback?

Recent Excess Shedding: Seasonal Change or Minor Setback? »

15 Sep, 2010
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Last week I shared a mini update on my hair about how I experienced excess shedding. At the time I wasn’t too concerned about it, but after I deep conditioned again this weekend, my hair felt very different. I washed and deep conditioned with my staple products, according to my normal routine. However, this time

Growth and Setbacks 2003-2010

Growth and Setbacks 2003-2010 »

14 Mar, 2010
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Hi ladies,I think it will be helpful to know what caused each setback in the video above. Hopefully, I will save someone else from having a setback.December 2006 – Protein overload.I used Nexxus Emergence and Nexxus Keraphix at the same time. My hair turned into straw and started breaking instantly. This was the first time