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Starting locs from relaxed hair: pros & cons

Starting locs from relaxed hair is a controversial topic in the black hair community. I started my locs with a relaxer nearly two years ago, and I have not had any trouble since I’ve started. I hope my experiences can help find a middle ground between these heated opinions. I do not suggest starting locs with relaxed hair if the state of your hair is too brittle. Many people will argue that all relaxed hair is detrimentally unhealthy, which I personally disagree […]

Should crochet hook maintenance be done on dry or damp hair?

Crochet hook maintenance should be done on dry hair only. Dry hair is less susceptible to breakage because keratin protein — the stuff hair and nails are made of — is more durable when dry. Keratin chains are held together with hydrogen bonds. Water (which is hydrogen + oxygen, H2O) breaks those hydrogen bonds apart when hair gets wet. The disjointed, unlinked protein chains in dampened hair make it really easy to snap each strand until your hair is dry again. […]