How I Bested My Itchy Box Braids

For most sisters, summertime braids were par for the course growing up. It was a way to enjoy swimming at summer camp without the threat of looking crazy about the head, afterward. Even in adulthood, when it comes time to take that tropical vacation, many of us are headed to the braiding salon, or that […]

Modern Braids and Twists Hair Care

Braids and twists are a thing of beauty. They are a celebration of many origins but seem to get their greatest voice from African culture. These protective styles never go out of fashion, and the need to establish a consistent and strategic hair care regimen for those braids and twists should remain a top priority […]

How to Regrow Hair Damaged by Hair Extensions

Hair weaves and extensions when worn frequently can cause thinning and other hair loss conditions such as traction alopecia. Depending on the method of attachment, the damage caused could be anything from moderate to severe. Hair weaves based on the cornrow or track method when worn regularly can lead to traction alopecia because of how […]

Is Your Hairstyle Causing Your Thinning Hair?

Thinning hair results from grad­ual, non-genetic hair loss that can be caused by a number of reasons including hormonal changes in the body as experienced by pregnant women and post menopausal women, to poor nutrition as a result of a period of ill health. Apart from these causes, a very common and often overlooked cause […]

Hair Braiding Advice: Beautiful Braids Before, During and After

With hair braiding, you’ve kissed goodbye to mediocre hairstyles – and you have the added benefit of a comfortable, long-lasting hairstyle, especially if you’ve invested in cornrows or other types of African braiding. However, as good as your plaits may look, and as easy to maintain as your cornrows may seem, they do require attention […]

Expert Hair Braiding Tips for the Best Look


“Braid hair when it’s wet or damp, so you can catch all the loose ends inside the braid and form a really clean, sleek style. Also, rubbing a lightweight texturizing wax or cream [editor’s note: We love Redken Braid Aid 03 Defining Lotion] on each section before braiding helps holds little layers in place.” –Patrick Melville, founder of Patrick […]

How to Make Your Real Human Hair Extensions Last Longer

Investing in a set of hair extensions can truly transform your appearance, giving thick, full hair where there wasn’t before. For this reason, this kind of treatment is becoming increasingly popular with women who have naturally thin and fine hair, and want to remedy that. There are a number of different types of hair extensions […]