I am from a small town where everybody knows everything about everybody. If something happens, within five minutes, everyone in town knows the “not so truth” about it. By the time the story reaches others it has been twisted all the way around. Yes, I am from a small town. There wasn’t much to do when I moved back there […]
I was born powder white (that is what people said about me anyway) with curly hair in 1985. My hair was not like the texture I have today at 31 years of age. I had baby hair. That baby hair eventually transitioned to kinky hair. My kinky hair appeared to be dry and unmanageable. I was such a chubby baby. My mom […]
In the natural hair community you will often come in contact with those who are trying to figure out their curl pattern and hair type. I personally have type 4 hair. This means that my hair is more kinkier than someone who has type 3 hair. Is knowing our curl type important? Image Source: www.naturalhairmag.com Knowing our curl type is […]
With so many different hairstyles to try, we have to be mindful of what those styles are doing to our hair. Have you ever had a hairstyle so tight but yet so beautiful so you chose to just tolerate it? Did you notice that when you took the style down there was hair loss? Extreme tension is NOT healthy. With […]
After I got over the product junkie phase, I began to mix conditioning combinations for my hair. I was able to combine what I already had instead of browsing the store isles to find the perfect conditioner to deep condition my hair with. It has saved me a lot money as natural hair care can become a strain on your finances when you are always buying products to find the perfect one. This conditioning recipe is really simple. It is a combination of Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Olive Oil and Honey. Watch how to apply it on YouTube: What are some of your favorite conditioning combinations?
There will come a time, in your transitioning to your natural hair, where you will have to cut off your relaxed ends. For some this is no problem because they are aggravated with dealing with two different textures and for others they are hesitant because they want to keep the length. Once you do the “big chop” you may notice that the hair remaining if very unruly and dry. No matter what you try to do to it, it just does what it wants to do. Talk about aggravating! This phase has been titled the scab hair phase in the natural hair community. How did someone come up with this name for it? I honestly don’t know but from my own personal understanding, I feel like it is being compared to a transition or healing of some sort. Why do I say transition? Because you transition through the scab hair phase and eventually reach your “true” natural hair texture. The hair could be reacting in that way due to long term processing of the hair with a relaxer and chemical damages that could have been made to the scalp/follicles by long term relaxer usage. Although you are not suppose to apply relaxer to the scalp area, it does find its’ way there, especially through the “smoothing” process to make sure the new growth is completely covered. I say healing because like a scab, it goes through a process before your skin […]
I would have never thought that someday I would be rocking locks. I was addicted to the creamy crack and loved to add extensions for length. I had to always make sure that my hair was “laid”. I felt confident with long flowy hair. When I was transitioning I decided to start sharing my journey but I could not work up the […]
Moisture is something that is very important in achieving and maintaining healthy growing hair. Keeping our hair moisturized isn’t always easy. Have you ever wondered why no matter how many different products you put on your hair, it still doesn’t add moisture. You end up with product build up and this definitely will not help moisture get into the strand of the hair. So why is it so difficult to moisturize your hair? Have you done a porosity test? Watch what may be going on in my, Hair Cuticles & Porosity video on YouTube: What methods do you use to moisturize your hair?
The natural hair community is growing by the masses. Are people returning to their natural hair because it is a trend or for deeper reasons? In the beginning of my natural hair journey I was going through a transitional period in my life and I was also transitioning from relaxed to natural hair. I didn’t feel like I was doing it […]