Super Naturals

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

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Avoid heavy products that weigh down your hair, and stick with lightweight sheen sprays instead of mineral oil- or petroleum-based hairdressings.

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Braids are a great way to transition from relaxed to natural hair. When braiding stylist Sabine Bellevue adds one ounce of almond oil to two drops of lavender or rosemary essential oils.

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To get this fresh take on the classic twists, first separate hair into two sections and twist hair into separate knots on either side of the head. Keep hair hydrated with African Pride Braid Sheen Spray with Tea Tree and Peppermint Oil.

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Give your ’fro some length and additional texture by braiding it into large plaits at night, then releasing them. Maximize hydration with moisturizing shampoos and conditioners.

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Scurry created this sophisticated updo with lock extensions he added to the model’s two-inch-long hair. He always colors with three shade variations of the same hue.

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