What’s Good Wednesday

What does ‘Good Hair’ mean to…

Janell M. Hickman, Associate Women’s & Men’s Editor, Gilt Groupe

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As cliched as it is, good hair truly = healthy hair. No matter what length, style, texture, etc. if you hair isn’t healthy, what’s the point? There’s quite often a debate about natural hair vs. relaxed hair vs. weave, but who are we to judge what makes someone look and feel great in their eyes? Just like everything else hair is an accessory that you should enjoy as you please—no-one should be able to judge what’s “good” or “bad”.

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Mend And Conceal Hair Damage

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Fool-Proof Tips to Maintain Your Salon-Styled Hair

Time spent at home between salon visits can be very tricky for some, depending on the hairstyle of choice. What exactly are you supposed to do in order to maintain your salon polished hair until the next visit? So far, helpful YouTube videos from various vloggers, tips and tricks from Naturally Curly, BuzzFeed, Refinery29 and many other curl-friendly sites, have been pretty accurate with a one-size-fits-all solution for every curly girl out there, and our Senior Creative and Education Advisor, Angela Stevens, co-signs a particularly popular lifestyle practice on mastering a flawless I-woke-up-like-this look, post- your salon visit.Inline image 1 Continue reading

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