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LaToya Ebony

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Toddler’s Easy Curly Hair Routine

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I won’t lie, doing my son’s hair has been a bit of a learning curve. Not only does he have a different texture than I do, he literally doesn’t have the capacity to take care of his hair in between styling. That means he doesn’t wear bonnets are night (I need to get him a satin pillow case) and his hair stays perpetually dry. I have to refresh his hair with water and moisturizer DAILY. Keeping up with your child’s hair is a job in itself, so I like to keep hair kid’s hair routines ultra simple and easy.

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7 Day Wash and Go Routine Fail

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A week in my natural hair wash and go routine on type 4 hair. I’m no expert on wash n gos. For most of my natural hair journey I avoided doing wash and goes for two reasons: shrinkage and tangles. Over the years I have grown to love my shrinkage, but my curiosity over whether wash and goes increase single strand knots has grown. Also, are wash n gos a practical low manipulation hairstyle that I can easily incorporate into anyones life?

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The Reasons I Texturized My Natural Hair in 2015

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As a woman that loves my 4c hair, why did I texturize or relax my hair? The temptation to relax natural hair to cut down on styling and detangling time can be really strong. So strong a person is willing to douse their hair with sodium hydroxide (relaxer) in order to achieve a looser curl pattern. This looser curl pattern, in theory, will cut down on detangling time and improve the quality of life as a result.

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Anthony Dickey wash n go on 4c hair

Anthony Dickey Wash and Go on 4c Hair

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This video teaches step-by-step the Anthony Dickey Wash and Go Method on type 4c hair.  This has been the easiest “YouTube” wash and go I have done so far. This is my third attempt and after my last one, I almost threw in the towel.  My wash and gos have gone from clueless, to complicated, and now finally simple and easy. 

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Moisturize & Stretch Type 4 Hair No Heat

How To Moisturize & Stretch Type 4 Hair No Heat

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One of the best ways to prevent single strand knots, shrinkage, and long detangling sessions is to stretch your hair. I LOVE the look of my shrinkage, but I’ve found that the easiest way to retain length is to stretch type 4 hair. It even better if you don’t use heat. I think we can all agree that moisturizing natural hair is important, but how often throughout the week should it be done?

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