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Your New Style Switch-Up Is Here!


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Sexy Spiraled Updo Await


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Feeling Blue? Check This Out…


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Your Curly Coif Guide


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Hair emergency? SBH has your back! Check out our coif question of the week. In every issue, SBH Hair Advice columnist Jacqueline Tarrant answers your questions and helps solve some of your biggest hair concerns. Have a question you need answered? Post in the comment section below or in the “Ask A Stylist” section of our website: SBH ASK A STYLIST.

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I am in a rut trying to get my locs to lay down. At 3”-4” they usually stick straight up, I love to hear more about herbal rinses. How are they done? Which herbs do I use?

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It is not unusual for locs of your length to resist lying down. As they grow to five inches and longer, the additional length and weight will direct them in a downward position. In the meantime, you can train them to lay down while still moist after shampooing and at night. Herbal rinses can help nourish your hair with nutrient –rich infusions. You can achieve shine and relief from itchiness, dryness or excess production. Yarrow, horsetail and comfrey can help relieve irritation, anti-inflammatory chamomile, soothing mullein and violet help relieve aid allergic reactions; and nettle, arnica and rosemary help stimulate growth and gloss.

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