Safe temperature to flat iron hair

Safe temperature to flat iron hair

How do you know when you are scorching your hair to frail limp strands when using heat? Safe temperatures to flat iron medium to coarse hair can be between 360 – 410 degrees (°F). Also, one important fact to know before pressing your hair with a flat iron or any heat styling tool, is that […]

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Detox your scalp for healthier hair

Detox your scalp for healthier hair

One way to ensure your hair grows long and healthy is to go a step further than shampooing by doing a scalp detox treatment. At times we forget that our scalp is living and breathing, and the hair strands are dead. We spend so much time, energy, and products on the hair on our head […]

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5 Tips for Scalp Care

5 Tips for Scalp Care

As you are on your journey to maintaining healthy hair, you must not forget how important it is to care for your scalp. Your scalp is the foundation of healthy hair growth. A healthy scalp has normal shedding of cells from the surface as new cells form. When this process gets interrupted by the environment […]

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7 Tips for Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural

7 Tips for Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural

To transition from relaxed to natural hair means to gradually cut off the straighten chemically processed hair as the new growth develops. If you do not want to do the “big chop” and cut the relaxed ends off all at once, then below are some great tips to help you begin the transitioning journey of […]

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11 Natural Hair Growth Enhancers

11 Natural Hair Growth Enhancers

There are several natural hair growth enhancers to help you with the length of your hair. Health and haircare go hand and hand no matter how you choose to style your thirsty roots so we have listed 11 things your tresses will love. Growing hair is all about great routine maintenance, protection, conditioning, moisture and […]

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Do Vitamins Really Help Hair Growth

Many African American women want to know do vitamins really help hair growth? They answer to that question come with many parts. However, to shorten the writing for quick resolve lets break it down into bullet points. Taking vitamins as a supplement to grow longer hair does work, but not by themselves. You will also […]

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4 Top Vitamins that Promote Hair Growth

4 Top Vitamins that Promote Hair Growth

Outside of eating healthy and maintaining a hair regimen, there are vitamins that promote hair growth that can be taken in supplement form. You can also find these vitamin in various foods. But a healthy diet and vitamin supplements alone is not the answer to longer healthier hair. To get the most out of vitamins, […]

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relaxed to natural transition picture

relaxed to natural transition picture

Nothing much to say about this relaxed to natural transition picture except that you can really see how her natural hair is taking over. This is what you can expect if your are transitioning from a perm hairstyle. This is a year worth of growth for those who are wondering.

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Aloe Vera Gel for Natural Hair

Aloe Vera Gel for Natural Hair

Aloe Vera gel for natural hair is a wonderful alternative for many products that are advertised in a local store for moisturizing your thirsty roots. It’s a GOD given miracle plant that produces juices which have some AMAZING qualities for natural black hair as well as skincare. Aloe Vera Gel Hair Benefits: Detangles Moisturizes Activates […]

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African American Hair Products for Natural Hair

African American Hair Products for Natural Hair

Here are some of the best things to use in African American hair products for natural hair. Of course there are many things to choose from in the market so you need to know what is good for black hair. This information will cause you to have to read ingredients until you find what you […]

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Mother and Daughter Long Natural Hair

Mother and Daughter Long Natural Hair

We met these lovely ladies, mother and daughter, at Fro Fashion Week Fall 2011 as they were modeling in the everything natural hair Fro Fashion Show. Talk about beautiful heads of hair. I think it is important for our daughters to see examples of the beauty of our natural tresses. Whether your hair is curly, […]

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Natural Hair Products For Natural Hair

Natural Hair Products For Natural Hair

It can be a daunting task finding natural hair products for natural hair. There are several on the market and many new ones that appear yearly. Trying to give you a list of which ones are the best or worse is futile. To keep down the confusion here are some things that any product you […]

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what is co washing natural hair?

what is co washing natural hair?

Below is the answer to the question: what is co washing natural hair? You will find a definition and a YouTube video by DelightfulJOY on the process. Co-washing: A method of washing your hair with conditioner only. This type of washing avoids harsh results from frequent washing with shampoos that contain detergents like sodium lauryl […]

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natural hair stretching

natural hair stretching

Here are some tips on natural hair stretching that you can use if you are wanting to combat hair shrinkage. Wearing your naturally kinky coiled hair can be an issue at times when you are trying to wear certain styles that calls for longer hair. What makes it so crazy is that you probably have […]

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natural hair bands

natural hair bands

Ok not headbands, but natural hair bands. This is a hairstyle done with natural hair that consist of a braid in the front for a stylish alternative to wearing a headband. Very Grecian and goddess braid inspired hairstyle. I found this hairstyle tutorial on YouTube by br0nzeqt.

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natural hair product recipes

natural hair product recipes

There are natural hair product recipes all over the Internet and women are trying to figure out what is good and what is pure garbage. Most recipes are modeled after the success of product lines like Carol’s Daughter or Miss Jessie’s. If you dig hard enough you will find that most of the time the […]

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15 Healthy Black Hair Techniques

15 Healthy Black Hair Techniques

Many questions have been asked about black hair techniques to maintain the thickness and health. I provided the different healthy techniques that has helped me throughout my hair journey and I hope it helps you too. Although I had a few set backs (postpartum shedding, dry colored breaking hair), following these steps helped me get […]

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Relaxer Stretching and Tips

Relaxer Stretching and Tips

I usually relax my new growth (NG) about anywhere between every 12-16 weeks. The longest I have stretched was up to 17 weeks. Now…I am currently at 28 weeks into my stretch. From keeping the hair well moisturized to figuring out how to style it, it has been extremely challenging. I have experienced mostly tangling […]

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Healthy Hair Journey on a Mental Note

Healthy Hair Journey on a Mental Note

We sometimes fail to realize that a lot of the women and men who have been and are on a healthy hair journey had put in time and work to make it a successful one.  Many did their research, saw what worked for them, experimented, had patience and set realistic goals.  Also, there are many […]

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Featured Member: Sdestra’s Hair Journey

Featured Member: Sdestra’s Hair Journey

Check out Thirsty Roots Member Sdestra’s relaxed hair journey and interview. Sdestra shows how with proper care, relaxed hair can be healthy, long, and beautiful. We asked her about relaxed hair care, styling, and must have products based on her personal experience and regimen. Sdestra is loving her thirsty roots by caring for them and […]

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InstaFeature: Children’s afro styles @chichiromeoandme

InstaFeature: Children’s afro styles @chichiromeoandme

ThirstyRoots.com InstaFeature @chichiromeoandme dynamic trio are so cute in their afro styles and fashion looks. These three little cuties are models who are siblings and making a name for themselves on the runways as stated on their instagram: Ashley, Grace and Romeo Germany-based trio with Nigerian roots. Living every second like it’s their last infront […]

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Little Girl Natural Hair Journey

Little Girl Natural Hair Journey

Thirsty Roots Contributor Writer, Sdestra, tells us about her little girl’s natural hair journey to inform how she was able to nurture her hair to a head full of healthy long kinky curly strands. Read on and check out their video. Hey All! A lot of you are familiar with my daughter, MadiMel who has […]

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