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Have you really embraced your curly you?

How long have you been natural? What is your regimen with your hair? These are a couple of the questions we ask our clients when starting a consultation with them. What I found to be very interesting is the number of women who have been natural for years and still have not truly embraced being […]

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Don’t be afraid to ask your hair stylist questions

At a recent visit to a hair convention, the Hydra-Bar team found out that some stylists are finding new ways to chemically relax their natural clients hair by calling these relaxers “conditioning treatments.” Clients come in thinking they are getting a hair conditioning treatment, but this treatment is basically chemical relaxers. Be sure to ask […]

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Are you ready for color?

Color can be a great thing! It can be used to enhance your hair and making it more unique. Color can even brighten your skin tone and give you a radiant glow in the sun. Jazzing up your hair with color can be an exciting experience. When considering color, it is important to make sure […]

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How to achieve 2nd day hair

In order to achieve great second day hair, the first step is to make sure you did not rush through doing your hair. When initially doing your hair, be sure to take you time and do it right. By doing your hair properly, you will be better able to achieve great second day curls. Here […]

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Taking Better Care of Ethnic Hair

Growing up, we were taught certain habits when dealing with our hair. Sure those habits did not necessarily harm us, but they did not give us flexibility or the ability to know what our hair can really do. We were taught that keeping a styling for a week or more was fine and that not […]

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My look back at being natural: From the Founder of Hydra-Bar Salon

  My natural hair journey began in 2007, when I decided to go natural. Originally, I decided to go natural because I thought my relaxed hair was too much work and I was experiencing a lot of hair shedding. Although I had many doubters about me going natural, that did not stop me one bit. […]

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Do I Need a Trim?

Many often wonder when they should trim their hair or how often they should trim their hair. There are three essential questions one should consider when trying to decide whether or not it is time for a trim. • How easy is it to detangle and get through the ends of my hair? • How […]

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Client Spotlight: Renée

What made you want to come to Hydra-Bar or go natural? The idea of going natural was initially mentioned to me by my boyfriend. After going online and doing plenty of research, I saw how beautiful my hair could look natural. I also realized how bad relaxers were for my body. Based on these factors, […]

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Porosity. What it means and does it really matter?

The importance of hair porosity has been a heavily discussed topic in the natural hair community. Porosity is not something that one needs to be highly concerned about.   Everyone can achieve maximum curl definition, no matter his or her level of hair porosity. You can still achieve luscious beautiful curls with proper curl training techniques. […]

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Conditioner 101: Conditioning for Curly Hair

Next to drenching your hair with water, conditioning is the second most important part of a curly girls hair regimen. Conditioner is used to replenish and maintain moisture in our hair. Not only does conditioner help us maintain a moisture balance in our hair, but it also softens, detangles, and improves the manageability of our […]

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