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Welcome to Natural Hair Stories!

We look forward to being your Central Hub for all things related to your Natural Hair Journey.

You can look forward to great videos, images, tips, resources and ideas in the following areas:

  • Natural Hair Stories
  • Transitioning Natural Hair
  • Natural Hair Care
  • Natural Hair Products
  • Natural Hair Remedies
  • Celebrity Naturals

We’re building a Natural Hair Community here of all you wonderful Naturals and hope you will jump right in with your comments and suggestions, and most importantly – – –  share this site with your friends!

Let’s get the ball rolling…..

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News anchor reveals natural hair after triumphing over health challenge

An inspirational Natural Hair Story

In this short video clip, Pam McKelvy, news anchor of Tennessee based WMC-TV removes her wig on air.

McKelvy lost her hair during cancer chemo treatments, and proudly shows off her new, natural tresses after beating the illness.

Her natural hair is Beautiful!

The clip also highlights how connected women are to their hair.

McKelvy stated,

“A woman’s relationship with her hair is sacred.”

Truer words have never been spoken.

Valerie Meyers, Owner and Manager of Valentino’s Hair Salon in Bartlett, who has known McKelvy’s hair since 1995, also chimed in, commenting that:

“People are learning now, oh my god, I didn’t know that the texture of my hair was this good.  We’re finding out now that we really have a nice texture of hair, without chemicals.”

While natural hair has by no means gone mainstream, we are making tremendous strides.

Congratulations to Pam McKelvy for demonstrating such strength and resilience!

 

What are your thoughts? 

Do you agree or disagree that a woman’s hair is her crown and glory?

Share your views in the comment area below.

 

 

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How to Blowout and Straighten Kinky Curly Natural Hair

Now whether you want to blowout and straighten kinky curly natural hair or not is debatable.

Doing so regularly may dry out the hair and negatively affect the curl pattern.       blow drying natural hair - naturalhairstories.com

However, for those interested and willing to blowout and straighten their natural hair occasionally, here’s an article with step-by-step instructions:

How to Blowout and Straighten Kinky Curly Natural Hair

from wikiHow

Trying to go from a Foxy Brown fro to Pocahontas Straight when your hair is naturally kinky-curly without the aid of your neighborhood stylist can seem like a daunting task; however with these steps however and a little bit of patience, all naturally girls should be able to get silky strands with ease.

Steps

  1. Gather all your necessary equipment and supplies and have everything handy. The specific product that you use with be contingent upon what you like, what’s in your hair care arsenal and your hair philosophy.
  2. Properly shampoo and condition your hair. It is important to first make sure the hair is thoroughly clean as you never want to flat iron dirty hair. Next follow up with a conditioner or if you have time use your favorite deep conditioner and a hood dryer for added protection against the drying affects of heat and it will also be easier to blow dry the hair if it is properly hydrated.
  3. Use a wide tooth comb and a spray leave in conditioner to detangle the hair. Section the hair into 4 to 6 sections using the hair clamps.
  4. Once the hair is sectioned begin with one area at a time and apply the hair balm and/or serum. You can use a silicone based serum for my shine if you do not have an issue with serums.
  5. Blow-dry the hair one section at a time with a paddle brush starting at the ends and going back from the roots to the ends. Take your time and dry the hair in a downward motion as this will ensure the hair gets straighter and makes for a more complete finish.
  6. Once the entire head is completely dry. Resection the hair using horizontal partings. You will begin smoothing the hair at the base of nape.
  7. Using a ceramic flat iron starting at the nape of the neck gauge how high your temperatures needs to be increased to by starting at around 250 degrees and progressively working your way up. Try to use the lowest temperature setting.
  8. Use 1/8th inch thin partings with the rat tail comb and smooth the hair with smooth even tension with the flat iron. If done properly you should not normally have to redo the hair.
  9. After your hair is completely smooth, you can use a small amount of serum or natural hair oils for shine and to control flyaways. Shake and flaunt your new Pocahontas straight look and in about a week, shampoo and resume the Foxy Brown Fro.

Tips

  • A good professional flat iron or the fan favorite CHI is recommend.
  • Small partings are essential.
  • Take your time and blow dry using downward motions for a smoother look and reduced heat will be necessary when blow drying the hair.
  • Use a conditioning shampoo or conditioning rinse if your prefer, however make sure the hair is clean and residue free.

Warnings

  • Excessive straightening can cause heat damage and a loss of natural curl pattern.

Things You’ll Need

  • Conditioning Shampoo or Sulfate Free Shampoo
  • Moisturizing Conditioner or Deep Hydrating Conditioner
  • Spray Leave in Conditioner
  • Water based Hair Balm and/or Serum
  • Light Oil
  • Wide Tooth Comb
  • Rat Tail Comb
  • Paddle Brush
  • Hair Clips
  • Blow Dryer
  • Ceramic Flat Iron with that heats up to at least 375 degrees

Article provided by wikiHow on How to Blowout and Straighten Kinky Curly Natural Hair.  All content on wikiHow can be shared under a Creative Commons license.

Image provided by hellobeautiful.com    

What are your thoughts – Should Naturals Blowout their hair or not?

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Oprah on Hair!

Oprah Winfrey Magazine Hair Cover 2013

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you surely have not missed the latest issue of Oprah’s Magazine where she is sporting a big, beautiful, afro.

O.K., it’s a wig by Kim Kimble, but it’s still gorgeous.  🙂

This latest issue of O, the Oprah Magazine is all about hair.

In a video promoting the issue, Oprah says:

“This issue is all about long, short, thick, thin, weaves, not, wigs….   How to handle your hair.”

While Oprah is wearing a wig on the cover of this issue, she has previously done a cover photo with her natural hair – shown below.

Oprah Winfrey Natural Hair Cover 2012

Rock on Oprah — It’s a beautiful thing!……

 

Would you ever rock a ‘Fro this large?

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Valentine’s Day – Curly Twist Out Tutorial

For those of you looking for a cute heart shaped natural hairstyle, here’s a quick tutorial for a curly twist out. It’s pretty simple and uses extra small flexi rods at the ends.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

 

Video Credit:  www.youtube.com/user/MyNaturalSistas

 

 

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New Year’s Eve Natural Updo Hairstyle Tutorial

New Year’s Eve Natural Updo Hairstyle Tutorial.

Are you all set for a night on the town this New Year’s Eve and need a little inspiration?

Well, here’s a great, short video tutorial of an easy and elegant Natural Updo Hairstyle.

Let us know by leaving a Reply below if you give it a try!

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10 Tips on Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair

This is a nice video that gives 10 great tips on Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair.

If you’ve gone through this process already you’ll probably agree with many of this YouTuber’s tips.

If you’re new to the process, watch carefully because some of these tips can save you a lot of pain and heartache.

A few of my favorite takeaways from these 10 Tips on Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair are:

  1. Initially use the same products you were using for your relaxed hair (avoid making too many changes at once)
  2. Focus on healthy hair, not long hair.  It may take 1 ½ to 2 years to see length, depending on the tightness and “coilyness” of your hair
  3. Have Fun – Enjoy the journey, it’s not a marathon!

Thanks to YouTuber Natural85 for these great tips!

If you have any of your own discoveries and tips you’d like to share, please Reply in the Comment area below.

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Two Strand Twist Photos

Long, short, thick, thin or pinned – two strand twists are a great styling option for Naturals.

It’s also a good protective style to wear while you are transitioning from chemicals to all natural.

Image Credits

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