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Modern Mermaid Moment


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Natural Hair braids-home

Curly Gal’s Handbook


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Hair emergency? SBH has your back! Check out our coif question of the week.

In every issue, the SBH Hair Advice column answers your biggest hair concerns with the help of today’s top stylists. Here, mane pro Jacqueline Tarrant tackles a popular coif query. Have a hair care question you need answered? Tell us all about it and send an email to: sbhletters@associatedpub.com

Q
I’ve been wearing my hair Natural for the last two and a half years. While my hair has grown in really well and is very thick, it’s lacking in length. How do I get my hair to grow longer since the thickness is already there? I’ve already worn braids, cornrows, a sew-in weave and a ‘Fro. I was told I need to have a professional thin out my hair by cutting it, but I’m not sure. —KJ

A
Natural hair has a tendency to shrink a lot. I don’t recommend thinning your hair. I do suggest that you try different methods of wearing your hair. Comb Twists and Two-Strand Twists look really great on thick, Natural hair. If there are any Natural hairstylists in your area, schedule a consultation and explore your options.

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