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Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a writer and graduate of Fordham University, with works published by MarieClaire.com, Her Campus, CNN.com, amongst others. She's been on her own natural hair journey for five years and has a freakish knowledge and collection of hair oils. (Jamaican black castor oil is a fave!) In her rare moments of free time you can catch her bargain hunting, deep-conditioning her curls, or binging on the bachelor.

A partial balayage is a freehand coloring technique, when you apply highlights only to specific areas instead of throughout the whole head — generally, the top layer, or just around the face. Let`s see the best examples of this trend! [click to continue…]

Caramel balayage is trending and for good reason. The sought-after shade is universally flattering and looks stunning against all skin tones. The contrast between the caramel highlights and brown roots is simply divine, although that is not to say caramel won’t look just as good mixed in with blonder shades as nice lowlights. See top-20 variants of this year`s trendiest coloring technique! [click to continue…]

Drop fade haircut is a skin fade variation, where the gradient cut falls deeper behind the ears and creates a sleek arc shape. What makes this hairstyle so amazing is its versatility and practicality. It’s often low maintenance, but never skimps on delivering a polished style. Plus, it’s a cut that doesn’t discriminate as it works with an endless range of hair textures. Whether your hair is pin straight or naturally curly, this cut should be at the top of your list for new hair ideas to try. [click to continue…]

Curly and kinky hair needs special treatment and super-nutritive moisturizing products. Our journalist Karen Hill will share her positive experience in trying several hair-care lines. Read on and find new ways to get your shiny healthy curls! [click to continue…]

jamaican black castor oil

Dryness has to be the biggest problem women with curly and kinky hair face. Unlike straight hair, a tight curl pattern makes it hard for sebum (an oily substance produced by your skin’s glands) to make its way down the shaft. Nobody wants damaged strands, which is why making up for that lack of moisture is so important. Hair oils are just the answer. They have the power to repair the driest of locks. Each one has its specific bonus points, but Jamaican black castor oil has become a natural-hair favorite because of its extra-strong power to nourish and protect. [click to continue…]

Trading in needles and ink for clippers and dye, hair tattoo looks set the best badass hair trend to try without the pain and lifetime commitment to the real thing. Ready for any hair length, short coifs show off your design all day, every day, while longer styles have the power to keep them covered when you want. Check out our favorite versions of the craze and find out which one you want to try! [click to continue…]