Tuesday, December 1

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Low Porosity vs. High Porosity Hair
Hair Care

Low Porosity vs. High Porosity Hair

By Choya Randolph Struggling with dry hair? Many of us try to combat our parched hair by layering on a bunch of products. There’s only so much your conditioners and creams can do. Sometimes you have to treat your hair like an infant. A baby crying can mean a lot of things. Maybe they want their bottle, need their diaper changed or simply need to be held. Our hair is the same. Our hair being dry is like a baby crying and we have to figure out what our hair is asking for. If products still have your hair crying, it’s time to take a step back and understand your hair and how to keep it hydrated. The way our hair absorbs water plays a vital role in its health. Our hair can be either low or high porosity. Low porosity means your hair struggles at absorbing not only water but the products you’...
How To Make Your Own Hair Gel
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How To Make Your Own Hair Gel

By Choya Randolph If you’re not seeing the curl definition you want then you probably need a gel. A lot of us have our go-to gels to slick back our edges but can your gel capture your curl pattern? Your gel could be doing a good job at getting rid of any frizz but when you put it directly on your hair, it’s not cute. It could fail at bringing out your curls and if it does give you some definition, it makes your hair feel crunchy in less than 20 minutes. And don’t get me started on the flakes. Some gels will make it look like you have dandruff. Now you look dirty. The gels that actually get the job done effectively tend to be expensive and may not even have enough product. Now you’ve spent $25 on a couple of ounces of gel that will only last you a week or two. Store-bought gels could also...
Boss Up With A $1K Grant From Grind Pretty & Lottabody
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Boss Up With A $1K Grant From Grind Pretty & Lottabody

If we’ve only learned one thing during this pandemic, it’s that beauty brands can always thrive and find a way to boss up. But, if you’ve missed out on some of the coins, Grind Pretty has pulled up with a new giveaway to give you a boost. [SEE ALSO: Self Made: Sierra Gates Is Her Own Black Beauty Boss Movement] Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘s Sierra Gates and DJ Traci Steele have teamed with Grind Pretty CEO Mimi J to give away $1K grants and a one-year’s supply of haircare brand Lottabody’s Milk & Honey collection.“I’m really excited to be working with Lottabody, Traci Steele, and Sierra for such a great cause!” said Mimi J. “We wanted to continue our mission of supporting and celebrating female entrepreneurship and that’s what we did with this collaboration.” Winners will also receiv...
An Ode to the 90’s Braids & Protective Styles We Still Love
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An Ode to the 90’s Braids & Protective Styles We Still Love

‘Moesha’ via Twitter One of the silver linings of this year was the addition of many of our favorite Black sitcoms that we remember from our youth to streaming platforms such as Netflix and Hulu. The fabulous thing about these shows wasn’t just their power to uplift and bring us together, but their first-class display of Black protective hairstyles.    Shows like Moesha, Girlfriends and Sister, Sister reignited our love for 90s hairstyles that were unique and highlighted our creativity and beauty. Hype Hair sat down with Natural Hairstylist and professional hair braider EveShuDawn Mitchell to discuss some of our beloved styles and how to keep our natural tresses popping!  Mitchell is all for the recent nostalgia that’s been bringing us back to our roots. “I love that we’re rediscovering o...
An Ode to the 90’s Braids & Protective Styles We Still Love
Hair Care

An Ode to the 90’s Braids & Protective Styles We Still Love

‘Moesha’ via Twitter One of the silver linings of this year was the addition of many of our favorite Black sitcoms that we remember from our youth to streaming platforms such as Netflix and Hulu. The fabulous thing about these shows wasn’t just their power to uplift and bring us together, but their first-class display of Black protective hairstyles.    Shows like Moesha, Girlfriends and Sister, Sister reignited our love for 90s hairstyles that were unique and highlighted our creativity and beauty. Hype Hair sat down with Natural Hairstylist and professional hair braider EveShuDawn Mitchell to discuss some of our beloved styles and how to keep our natural tresses popping!  Mitchell is all for the recent nostalgia that’s been bringing us back to our roots. “I love that we’re rediscovering o...
An Ode to the 90’s Braids & Protective Styles We Still Love
Hair Care

An Ode to the 90’s Braids & Protective Styles We Still Love

‘Moesha’ via Twitter One of the silver linings of this year was the addition of many of our favorite Black sitcoms that we remember from our youth to streaming platforms such as Netflix and Hulu. The fabulous thing about these shows wasn’t just their power to uplift and bring us together, but their first-class display of Black protective hairstyles.    Shows like Moesha, Girlfriends and Sister, Sister reignited our love for 90s hairstyles that were unique and highlighted our creativity and beauty. Hype Hair sat down with Natural Hairstylist and professional hair braider EveShuDawn Mitchell to discuss some of our beloved styles and how to keep our natural tresses popping!  Mitchell is all for the recent nostalgia that’s been bringing us back to our roots. “I love that we’re rediscovering o...
An Ode to the 90’s Braids & Protective Styles We Still Love
Hair Care

An Ode to the 90’s Braids & Protective Styles We Still Love

‘Moesha’ via Twitter One of the silver linings of this year was the addition of many of our favorite Black sitcoms that we remember from our youth to streaming platforms such as Netflix and Hulu. The fabulous thing about these shows wasn’t just their power to uplift and bring us together, but their first-class display of Black protective hairstyles.    Shows like Moesha, Girlfriends and Sister, Sister reignited our love for 90s hairstyles that were unique and highlighted our creativity and beauty. Hype Hair sat down with Natural Hairstylist and professional hair braider EveShuDawn Mitchell to discuss some of our beloved styles and how to keep our natural tresses popping!  Mitchell is all for the recent nostalgia that’s been bringing us back to our roots. “I love that we’re rediscovering o...
An Ode to the 90’s Braids & Protective Styles We Still Love
Hair Care

An Ode to the 90’s Braids & Protective Styles We Still Love

‘Moesha’ via Twitter One of the silver linings of this year was the addition of many of our favorite Black sitcoms that we remember from our youth to streaming platforms such as Netflix and Hulu. The fabulous thing about these shows wasn’t just their power to uplift and bring us together, but their first-class display of Black protective hairstyles.    Shows like Moesha, Girlfriends and Sister, Sister reignited our love for 90s hairstyles that were unique and highlighted our creativity and beauty. Hype Hair sat down with Natural Hairstylist and professional hair braider EveShuDawn Mitchell to discuss some of our beloved styles and how to keep our natural tresses popping!  Mitchell is all for the recent nostalgia that’s been bringing us back to our roots. “I love that we’re rediscovering o...
Win A Hero Hair Oil Collection From Hollywood Beauty
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Win A Hero Hair Oil Collection From Hollywood Beauty

We’ve got an awesome giveaway from our friends over at Hollywood Beauty! The #1 beauty and hair oil brand is offering up a prize pack of one of their signature oil collections to three lucky winners. Hollywood Beauty’s oil collections include everything from tea tree, vitamin E, and hemp oils to Jamaican black castor and avocado oils to help promote hair growth and retention, provide moisture, and reduce frizz.  The Frizz Reduction & Sealing Oils collection includes the following 10 oils: Hollywood Beauty® Jojoba, Jamaican Black Castor, Vitamin E, Hemp, Argan, and Almond oils along with Hollywood PURE® Hemp, Castor, Sweet Almond, and Grapeseed oils.The Helps Promote Hair Growth & Retention Oils collection includes eight oils: Hollywood Beauty® Tea Tree with Vitamin E & Aloe, ...
The Hair Care System That Will Upgrade Your Protective Styling Game
Hair Care

The Hair Care System That Will Upgrade Your Protective Styling Game

Brand courtesy Weaves and extensions have been the go-to protective style for many years. They are so popular that many beauty brands create products specifically made for wig, weave and extension maintenance. Even though we weave wearers are thankful for brands making these useful products, who wants to spend time and money experimenting with products that work for our expensive weaves? Well, we’ve got you covered! We tried the By L. Jones Braid & Extension Collection, and you will definitely want to add these products to your hair care system for your weave wash days. Created by hairstylist LaToya Jones, the Braid and Extension Collection is specifically designed for weaves and extensions to prevent product residue and build up and to help clients maintain their hair at home. “I be...