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Hair Talk with JoJo
The Hair Care Expert
Q. JoJo, I have thin hair, and I’m growing out of my relaxer. I have about 2 inches of new growth and 6 inches of relaxed hair. I’m trying to take care of it myself due to the COVID-19. When I washed my hair, it matted real bad. I put coconut oil on it and some leave in conditioner. How can I un-matt my hair without cutting it off? I was told to keep it moist by wearing a shower cap. JoJo it matted bad, I don’t want to cut my hair off. What can you suggest to help me save to my hair? 
A. Sounds like you have a problem. Detangling when it’s dry is easier. It’s important to comb the tangles out thoroughly, before you shampoo. Since it has already been shampooed, we’ll go from there. Instead of leave-in conditioner, use moisturizer conditioner. Apply it generously, then work to detangle with your fingers. You are going to shed some hair, but at this point we’re trying to keep your hair loss to a minimum. As you separate and pull the hair, use a large tooth comb and start at the ends of the hair and work your way through. You might need a rat tail comb to help get through the tangles. This process can take hours or even days. You might have to snip a little bit of hair to get going, but take your time. We’re still on government lock down, so you have plenty of time.
Q. JoJo it’s been over a month, since I’ve seen my stylist. My grey hair is taking over. My husband who usually complains about my haircare cost is now calling me a old grey hair lady. He asks me what can I do about all the grey without damaging my hair, until I
 can get back to the salon?
A. Tell your husband you’re still a silver fox. Most beauty supply stores are still closed, but CVS and Walmart sell color rinses. Make sure you only buy a rinse - something you can pour straight out of the bottle. If you add anything to the color, you change it into a semi or permanent color that could break your hair or turn it green. I’d suggest a lighter shade of warm brown, a copper or gold. It might not match your stylist’s color exactly, but it’ll be light enough that when you return to your stylist after the lock down is lifted your stylist can easily work around the lighter color.
Q. JoJo this coronavirus has showed me how I need to have a backup plan for my hair. I’m having a hard time finding good products. I had to take my own weave out and it took me two days. I’ve been going to a stylist, since I was a little girl. Now, I’m almost 50 and doing hair is not my thing. My job is reopening soon but my stylist is not can you sell me a wig curb side?
 A. Its Important to have a backup plan. Every woman needs a girlfriend - that’s what we call your Wig. You need a couple girlfriends around for an emergency, and you need some shampoo and conditioner at home. I sale the same products that I use on my clients’ hair. I teach my clients about them, because there will be times that you have to do a little something yourself. Terry’s Place still sales Dudley Products which still has some of the best haircare products on the market along with their spin off company called Influence that has a all natural line infused with Rosemary, and Design essentials. Between these three black-owned companies, you can find everything you need to maintain your hair. Contact me through my email and we’ll talk about finding you a girlfriend and some hair care products.  
  Remember, when your hair is on your mind, drop JoJo a line. Terry’s Place is the largest black-owned wig salon in Detroit. We want to take your look to the next level. When you look good, we look good. Visit Terry’s Place online at or on Facebook. Email [email protected] or stop by Terry’s Place at 19139 Livernois Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48221. Please call (313)863-4014. Stay safe!

PRNewswire/ -- From install to takedown and everything in between, Dark and Lovely keeps you proud and protected with a new range of products designed to make wearing protective styles easier and more enjoyable than ever. Dark & Lovely is proud to launch the Protective Styles Collection, bringing healthier looking hair to all the major phases of a protective style: after installation, during the maintenance of the style, and take down.
  "Everywhere I look, I see some of the fiercest women with these amazing protective styles," explains Kristen Blandon, Vice President of Marketing at SoftSheen-Carson. "These styles are meant to protect our coils and tresses, and we know it doesn't always feel that way. That's why we designed carefully formulated solutions just for us, just for our needs. No matter what phase of the style you're in or what style you're wearing, we've got you."
  The Dark & Lovely Protective Styles collection helps relieve, refresh, and recover with its four-product line: a Tension Tamer, Cleansing Water, Hair Refresher and Detangling Cream, to ensure an ultimate slay through any style, because underneath it all you are Dark & Lovely!  
  Tension Tamer (4 Fl. Oz)- Eases tension caused by wearing a protective style thanks to its formula infused with peppermint & avocado oil, which provides a refreshing, cooling sensation and helps maintain healthy-looking hair at the scalp.
  Cleansing Water (8 Fl. Oz) - This micellar cleansing formula seamlessly flows through scalp and hair, gently cleanses, and easily lathers to not disturb your style. It is also tailor made with aloe to leave your hair feeling moisturized after washing.
  Hair Refresher (3.4 Oz) - Instantly refreshes your protective style with a light burst of fragrance that won't fade all day. This dry shampoo with aloe is a quick and easy way to start the day feeling fresh without leaving any residue. Great for use on your natural hair too!
  Detangling Cream (6.8 Fl. Oz) - Melts away stubborn buildup for an easier way to detangle your hair during take down. Custom crafted with avocado & peppermint oils to soften and condition your hair throughout your take down process. Also works as an everyday detangler!
  The collection is jam-packed with hair-loving ingredients like peppermint and avocado oils and aloe vera to stimulate the scalp, provide moisture, and restore shine.
  "My clients can't get enough of protective styles, they're fabulous and functional," explains award-winning celebrity hairstylist and brand spokesperson Derick Monroe. "What I love about this line is that you can have a flawless protective style, that keeps you looking and feeling your best, and now you can maintain it at home and keep her hair healthier than ever before."
  The Dark & Lovely Protective Styles Collection is currently available for purchase at Wal-Mart and RiteAid for a suggested retail price of $6.99 each.
  This is the latest innovation to come from the New Dark & Lovely, which had a full brand revitalization late last year that kicked off with upgrades to its signature Fade Resist hair color and relaxer product lines.
  For more information about Dark & Lovely, visit or follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Dark & Lovely releases new hair care line of products