Category Archives: How-To

4 WAYS TO USE AFRICAN THREADING TO PROMOTE LENGTH RETENTION

African threading is a traditional styling technique that goes back ages. For this technique, black thread (typically smooth, like shown below in DiscoveringNatural’s video) is wrapped around strands of hair from just above the roots all the way to the ends. This wrapping is not just stylish, but also protective in many ways, hence its […]

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HAIR UNDERNEATH THE WEAVE

Weaves make great protective styles and last for many weeks. Taking care of your real hair underneath your weave is very important to achieve healthy hair and retain length. Many people are guilty of neglecting their hair underneath their weaves. Thus resulting in dry and brittle hair as well as little to no length retention […]

HOW TO PALM-ROLL LOCS

How to Palm Roll Palm-rolling: is the traditional technique to maintain locs, where all the stray hairs and parts are sectioned and rolled to tighten locs in a cylindrical motion. Tip: This technique is best performed on freshly shampooed, conditioned, damp hair. Tools/Products: Clips- try using the Metal Double Prong Curl Clips Product- try using Nothing But […]

Natural Hair 101: The Beginners Guide to Natural Hair Care

In order to have a successful natural hair journey, you must first understand exactly what the term natural hair really means. There are several different definitions of the term, but below I’ve provided the most common definition for natural hair, and the one that we will talk about most often on Curl Centric. “The term […]

HOW TO PICK A STYLIST WHO WON’T DESTROY YOUR NATURAL HAIR

My very first salon experience was when I was 12. I found this black hair salon through the yellow pages. I wanted my hair relaxed by a “professional”, as I told my mom. She acquiesced, booking me the appointment and dropping me off after school. The stylist seemed annoyed at how kinky my hair was. […]

Caring for Your African-American or Biracial Child’s Hair

Caring for your child’s hair can be a daunting experience, but it doesn’t have to be. You can master the art of caring for ethnic hair if you’re armed with the proper education, the right technique and — most importantly — the right products, I have been fascinated with hair for as long as I […]