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Barbie dolls with natural hair! How cute are they? photo courtesy of nikkiatbbb of pintrest.com pinterest.com

Contributed by Taylor Jackson

Looking for a quick and cute style before heading out in the morning? Here is a cute "side puff" style of natural hair. Vid courtesy of Ladyt101

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A TWA is short for a teeny weeny afro. Some women choose to cut off their permanently relaxed hair to begin growing their natural hair. Others choose to keep their hair short for ease of styling or personal preference. This natural lady is Lira, a famous South African singer. I love her music and style; check her out! Image courtesy of pintrest.com

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Protective styling is a term used for hairstyles that protects the ends of the hair. Natural hair is particularly fragile and breaks off easily, giving the perception the it does not grow well. Some protective style include twists, braids, and updos. Even weaves and wigs can be considered protective hair styles if worn properly. Here Jenell Stewart of blackizbeautyful does a tutorial for a simple yet elegant bun style..

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Looking for a unique style? Here is a "bohemian braid out." It's a cute braid out with a "twist." Video courtesy of fusionofcultures

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Youtubber Kimmaytube has perfected the art of pH balancing hair. Here, Kimmaytube shows how she controls pH to get desired styles. TIP: Know the exact pH of products isn't detrimental to hair health. Use whatever works best for your own hair. Video courtesy of Kimmaytube

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Tired of twist outs, bantu knotting, and protective styling? Fro it up! Here is a tutorial on how to shapr your hair into a perfect fro style. TIP: For some, wearing their hair "out" like this can cause single strand knots and the ends of their hair. Over time you will know all the do's and don't for your unique hair texture! video courtesy of mynaturalsistas

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If you're itching to wear your hair straight, but not willing to apply hear to your curls, try flexi rods of curl formers! They are good ways to naturally straighten your hair and also get maximum stretch length on your hair. FUN FACT: natural hair can shrink up to 75% of its true length when wet!! This is not the case for everyone, of course. Video courtesy of naptural85

Contributed by Taylor Jackson

It is important to your hair's health to be aware of the pH of your hair products. This video discusses what levels of pH are dangerous for your strands and how pH balanced products work to make hair care easier. Video courtesy of greenbeautychannel

Contributed by Taylor Jackson