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Black Hairstyles Frequently Asked Questions

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Help For A Tangled Weave 
Q: I have a full head of sewn in weave. Dreamweaver 14" its some good hair. I'm constantly brushing or combing it to keep it from getting tangled. …

Hiding New Growth With Braids 
Q: How do I cover up new growth with micro braids? A: Hi Shann. It's not going to be easy to hide new growth. The only thing you could do is... …

Type Of Curl In Ciara's Weave  
Q: In the picture with Ciara's curly long hair what type of curl is that if I wanted to buy it? A: Hi Milaaa. You'll be happy to know that those curls …

Flat Iron Recommendations 
Q: I'm looking for some good flat iron recommendations. I'm black with short cropped hair that I use a Paul Mitchell flat iron to style. I got mine …

Best Type Of Braids For Swimming? 
Q: Going on a cruise and want to get braids. What's the best type of hair to use if I will be doing a lot of swimming? A: The best type of braids …

Repairing Flat Iron Damage 
Q: I recently read that you shouldn't use the highest heat setting to flat iron relaxed year, nor should you be doing it everyday. For the past 2 …

What's An Easy Hairstyle To Maintain? 
Q: What's an easy hairstyle to maintain? I'm really bad when it comes to taking care of my hair and now its really damaged. My husband doesn't want …

What Styles Can I Do With Human Hair? 
Q: What styles can I do with human hair weave? Can you braid it, part it, curl it, wash it and gel it? I need to know if I can do all these things. …

Deep Waved Braiding Hair And Care  
Q: What type of braiding hair (human or synthetic) was used to create these braids? How does one properly prepare hair for braiding? What is the best …

How To Fix Hair Damaged By Weaves  
Q: I have been wearing weaves for over 10 years with a break for no more than a few weeks. Now my hair is super brittle, thin and my sides are almost …

How To Make Wet Hair Curly 
Q: How do you make wet hair curly. A: Hi Bri. Unless your hair is naturally curly you're gonna have to wet set your hair in the curls you want to …

Quick Weave Video 
Question: Quick Weave Video? Can you do a quick weave without cutting the tracks. Please show me a video if you have one. Thank you! Camille's …

Help For Long Dry Hair 
Q: I am Haitian and Italian and my hair is long fried and dry and I don't know what to do with it. Please help. A: Hi Meme. I'd love to help you. …

Relaxed Hair And Curl Activator 
Will relaxed hair get any waves or curls if you put in a curl activator? A: Hi Sharon. The short answer to this question is..."No". A longer …

Texturizer On Transitioning Hair 
Q: I have been transitioning for about 7 months and my hair grows at a decent speed so I have a lot of new growth. I am not going to cut it though. …

Best Wet And Wavy Human Hair 
Q: What is the best wet and wavy human hair to buy that won't mat up? I know remy is a good type to be but the price is no good. I want them for micro …

Should I Get A Weave? 
I'm only 14 nearly 15 years old and I have afro type hair and I'm thinking of getting a weave. I was wondering do they look normal enough or should …

Styling Short Hair Quickly 
Q: How can I quickly style my short hair? It's relaxed and short on the sides and I end up bumping it every morning just so it looks right. It …

Glued Weave And Short Hair Styles 
Q: Hi, I'm Rosetta and I just got a spiked hair cut and my hair is growing and I wanted to know how do you glue tracks and and keep them up. A: Hi …

Vacation Hairstyle Ideas  
Q: I'm going on a cruise and want a hairstyle that will be low maintenace and look good. I have a almost shoulder length boob. Should I get …

Best Brand Of Wavy Hair 
Q: What's the best brand of hair to buy when doing the wavy look. Also, what do you put on it to make it shine? A: This is a hard question to …

What Do I Do With My Hair At The Gym? 
Q: Hello I wear my hair in short layered bob and I just started the gym and not quite sure what to do with my hair and how to maintain it when sweating? …

How Do I Maintain A Short Hairstyle? 
Q: I need a different manageable short hair style. What do you suggest and how do I maintain it? A: Hi sista. You have a gorgeous face and the cut …

Natural Hair Styles For The Mature Gray-haired Woman 
Q: Where do I find a gallery of styles that I might be comfortable with and not look like a "old teen"? My hair has not been permed for two years and …

Hot Combing Permed Hair? 
Q: I haven't permed my hair since may and I want to hot comb it, can I? I really need help on what to do so please let me know! A: First I'd like …

What style can I do on breaking hair? 
Q: What style can I do on my breaking hair and can a rinse be used? A: You can do a lot of styles on breaking hair. The only two things you should …

Physical Activity And Weave Hairstyles  
Q: My daughter plays top level and soccer and trains at least 4 times per week. She is growing tired of braids and going into high school and would …

Switching From Curl To Perm  
Q: How long should you wait to switch back to a relaxer from a curl? A: This is great question and something I've dealt with myself. If you wait …

How Do I Soften Kinky Twist? 
Q: I recently got kinky twist and the hair is so course that it irritates my neck. Is there a way to soften the hair so that it is not so irritating? …

Micro Braids And Chlorine 
Q: Can you swim daily with micro braids in a chlorine pool? A: Of course you can. The braids will have a tendency to become looser after you swim …

Getting The Frizz Out Of Wet And Wavy Hair 
Q: I have wet and wavy weave tracks and they are extremely frizzy. They are human hair and I don't know how to bring the wave out in them. Can …

Weave That Looks Good Wet 
Q: I am going to Jamaica in August. I want to wear a wavy weave that will still look good after it has gotten wet at the beach and air dried or blow …

Glued In Weaves 
Q: What is the best way/technique for gluing weave in the front of the head? A: Please review the following page on how to apply glued in weave. …

Dread Loc Styles for Black Women 
Q: Do you know where I can find Dread Loc hair styles for women? A: Hi N.T.D. At the moment I don't think there's a central spot to find a whole lot …

Transitioning Hairstyle Ideas 
I need a some transitioning hairstyle ideas and alternatives to braids, twists, and weaves. I like to have relaxed hair but weaves and braids are repetitive …

How to make wet and wavy micros full at the crown 
How do I make my wet and wavy micro braids full at the crown for a beautiful new look?

How do I style a weave? 
How do I style my hair while bonding in tracks?

Managing Frizzy Hair 
My daughter has frizzy curly hair which looks really good but is difficult to manage. She does not want to straighten it but wants ways and remedies to …

How Do You Make Your Hair Have A Lot Of Body 
I want to know how to make my hair have a lot of body.

Wet And Wavy Weave Styling Options 
Wet And Wavy Weave Styling Options? I really love the wet and wavy weave look you have on your page with Beyonce wearing the two colors. I really …

Cap Weave  
Q: Is the cap weave good for your hair?

Good Products For Natural Hair? 
Q: What are some good hair products to use on natural type 4c hair that doesn't make it look like an Afro of the 70s...puffy!

How To Make Micro Braids Wavy 
Q: How do I make my micros look wavy and fresh? A: It depends on what type of hair you use. For synthetic hair: - Braid the ends of the micros …

Glued Hair extensions  
Q: I asked a question before and actually got an answer, a GREAT ANSWER...Thank you! Tell me what do you think of glued extension, how long do they …

How To Maintain Wet And Wavy Hair 
Q: What is the best way to maintain this style and what kind of products should you buy to main the curls without getting matted down and looking like …

Kelly Rowland Hair Weave 
Q: Hello, I absolutely love Kelly Rowland with curly hair. Recently, I decided to go for the same look but am unsure what type of hair it is. I believe …

How Do I Maintain A Micro Braided Style 
Q: How do I maintain a micro braided style. More specifically, how do I keep my straight micro hair from getting nappy. A: The best way to keep your …

How Do I Make My Micro Braids Wavy? 
Q: how do I get my micro braids wavy? They're are too straight. A: Hi Kimma. Well that depends on what kind of hair they were done with. If it's …

Fine Hair And Layered Hair Cuts 
Q: I have thin fine hair that comes right above my shoulders. Would a layered cut work with my hair? A: Hi Tiffany. If your hair is thin and fine …

What Is A Good Way To Curl Really Long Dreadlocks? 
Q: I have been growing my locs for 8 years and have tried different styles. I am looking for an easy way to curl my locs. A: Hi Tiffany. Can I please …

Type Of Weave Hair In This Kelly Rowland Hair Style 
Q: What type of weave would get this Kelly Rowland hair style? Source: http://public.fotki.com/HotlantaPeach/weave-style-inspiration/curlyproject3kellyr.html …

How To Clean Hair Brushes And Combs 
Q: I notice before it's time to wash my hair there are some build up in my combs and hair brushes. What is the proper way to clean them? I've been told …

How To Get Wet And Wavy Hairstyle 
Q: How can I get a wet and wavy hairstyle when my hair is natural and about shoulder length? A: You can get curls, waves and crinkles with a variety …

How To Create Different Styles With Micro Braids 
Q: How can I create different styles on my micro braids with out putting heat on them? A: Hi Shay. The wonderful part about micro braids is that they …

Black Frizzy Permed Hair 
Q: How can you reduce frizzing during the summer time? A: Frizzy hair is caused by dryness. To keep your hair deflated and smoothed you should be …

Mousse And Micro Braids 
Q: How long do I have to wait until I put mousse on my wet and wavy micro braids after I get it done? A: Hi Shay. You can put mousse on your micro …

Permind Hair After Swimming 
Q: Can I perm my after I get out the pool? A: Absolutely not. Your hair should be chemical free (chlorine), completely conditioned and DRY before …

Flat Irons And Short Hair 
Q: Am I the only one who notices a difference when a stylist uses flat irons instead of curling irons on short hair cuts? By the time I get home …

Getting A Cold Wave Over A Perm 
Q: I have a perm and now I'm trying to get my hair to grow out to get a cold wave. On the new growth can I use the cold wave on the new growth and still …

Do I Need A Perm For A Short Cut? 
Q: Do I need a perm to get a short cut like Halle Berry? A: Hi. If your natural hair texture is kinky then yes you're going to need a perm to get …

How To Maintain Curly Weave  
Q: How do I maintain curly weave and prevent it from becoming fuzzy? There are two main reasons why curly hair becomes fuzzy. 1. Too Much Handling …

Thinking About Getting A Weave 
Q: Hello, I have a mohawk right now. My hair is about five inches long, I was wondering if it is possible for me to get tracks or even clip-ins. I …

Help A White Girl Out! (Style Question) 
Q: Hi I am a caucasian stylist in St Louis and have a African American client that is in need of a updo. I am not familiar with black hair care and …

How To Style With Glued In Weave 
Q: How do you make a cute hairstyle using glue in weave? A: Well that all depends on what you're doing for. I think the hardest part is deciding …

Simple Non Damaging Hair Styles 
Q: Hi....I am looking for a simple everyday style that is non damaging to the hair. My hair is medium length and I am also beginning to work on regrowing …

Wet And Wavy Weave Styles? 
Q: This is going to be my freshman yeah of high school and I'm getting wet and wavy weave. I want to know some styles I can wear with it. Can you …

Are Braids Right For Vacation 
Q: I have long hair, and I am going to the Caribbean for ten days. Should I wear braids to keep my hair safe from the sea water? A: It doesn't …

Glued Weave For A Beach Vacation 
Q: I am leaving in two weeks and am thinking of getting glued on tracks... Will they damage my hair? Jamaica here I come with ( or without) the tracks. …

Embarassed By Hair Breakage 
Q: I wear a very short cut and my hair grows rapidly except for the middle of my scalp. It grows then breaks off, so my hair style looks flat in the …

Safe Hair For Applying Braids  
Q: I want to put braids in my daughter hair, but her hair is soft and spongy. Is there a type of hair I can use that will not take her natural hair out. …

How Do I Maintain My Relaxed Hair 
Q: My hair is quite weak when its relaxed and breaks. I was wondering, how I can maintain and make my hair stronger and longer after its relaxed? …

How Do I Get Curly Hair 
Q: How do I make my hair curly without it going into a afro again? A: There are three ways you can get your hair to have a curly/wavy look. 1. …

How Do I Moisturize Wet and Wavy Weave 
Q: I need something to moisturize wet and wavy weave...what do u suggest? A: What I used to use was a mixture of leave in conditioner and water diluted …

I am looking for more styles for dreadlocks 
Q: I want to know is there a website that I can go to to find more updo styles for dreadlocks? Reason being I do hair and where I live there are …

How Do I Get The Perfect Ponytail 
Q: I have all of the steps down when it comes to a ponytail, until I get to the part of adding the hair. I wrap and pin but when I'm done I can see …

Flat Ironing Thick Natural Hair 
Q: What is the best procedure to flat iron thick, medium length, natural hair? Every time I try to do it myself I always get exhausted and give up …

Good beach hairstyles 
Q: What are some good hairstyles for a vacation at the beach? A: There are lots of good beach hairstyles but my favorite would have to be the following: …

When Do I Wash My Dreads 
Q: My dreads have been in for two months and they are about 3 to 5 inches long. They were done with the double twist method and I want to know if …

How Long Does Hair Have To Be To Get Braided? 
Q: My daughter was on some medication that took her hair out. I'm looking for easy options while it grows back but right now its too short to do anything. …

The best wet and wavy hair? 
Q: What hair is the best wet and wavy hair to use? A: In my opinion that would be Bijoux "Beauty Elements" Premium Quality Wet & Wave hair. I …

How do I maintain a weave ponytail hairstyle? 
Q: Can you still wash and condition relaxed hair every week with a weave ponytail in it to stay healthy? or do I just spray it, tie it up at night and …

Short Cut Hair At The Water Park 
Q:How do I maintain a short cut at a water park? What do you suggest? A: Hi Felicia. Short cuts are amazing and really carefree up to a certain point. …

How do I use my hair peices? 
Q: I'm not a black woman, but I recently bought a twin pony braid, a body twist 12", and a 4 piece layer weave. I don't know how to apply them.Do you …

What's The Best Hair Bonding Glue? 
Q: Is there a hair bonding glue that's better on the hair? A: Short answer...no. I can almost guarantee you that there's a big hair glue factory …

Help With Micro Braid Hairstyles 
Q: Why do some micro braid styles have a lot of scalp showing is that natural? I've never had them but want to get them so I can get my hair to grow …

Weave And A Big Forehead 
Q: I have a big forehead I think, my hair line is a little further back and I have a round face. My question is I want a curly hair style or weave …

How To Maintain Wet annd Wavy Braids 
Q: I recently got my hair braided with wet and wavy hair. Most of the hair is out and when it is wet gets really curly. Once it dries it is turning out …

How To Keep The Body In Your Hair 
Q: How can I keep the "body" in my hair, specifically, how can I oil my scalp without it weighing my hair down? A: The best way to oil your scalp …

Wet and Wavy Hair Style Question 
Q: If I don't leave my hair out in the front can I still wear the wet and wavy hair. A: Yes you can. I have seen this done many times. What a …

How Do I Take Care Of Short Hair 
Q: I have a problem with taking care of my short hair. How can I keep it healthy? A: Hi there. Could you please let me know if you are taking about …

Best Products To Maintain A Weaves Style 
Q: I'd like to know what are the best products to use to maintain a weaved style? I sew in my weave all the time and sometimes it is hard to keep …

Big or Small Twist Outs 
Q:What size twist or best for twist out? A: Hi Tess! You can do either one, it just depends on the look you're going for. When it comes to twist …

How To Blow Dry Natural Black Hair 
Q: How do I blow dry natural black hair? Please make the instructions clear because this will be my first time of blow drying my own hair. A: The …

What Should I Do To My Hair For The Beach Or Pool? 
Q: I am going to Miami beach this weekend. I love to swim and usually have braids for trips like this but I am tired of braids and I hate taking them …

Styling The Front Of Hair With Weave 
Q: I have a weave for the first time in my life. Some of my hair is left out in the front once heat or water hit it it looks terrible. I have …

Which is the best glue for weaves? 
Q: I would like to know which hair glue last the longest and will allow hair growth. A: When it comes to hair weave glue they're pretty much all created …

How Do I Define My Natural Curls 
Q: I have naturally curly/wavy hair. Is there anything I can use to define the curls without leaving my sticky, stiff and having that heavy feeling. …

Real Hair Showing With Weave 
Q: Does your real hair have to bee seen when you have a weave? A: Hi Hayat. Your hair does not have to show when you have a weave. When you get …






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