No Heat Magnetic Roller Set on Natural Hair

Magnetic rollers are usually the roller of choice when setting hair in a roller set. For relaxed, blow dried and flat iron hair that often leaves hair with big bouncy curls but what about on natural hair without heat? What about on highly textured, type 4 (4C) natural hair? I tried out magnetic rollers on […]

#FollowTheStyle: YouTube Inspired Wedding Up-Do

#FollowTheStyle is where we try to recreate YouTube hairstyle tutorials and see how they turn out on every day women. Have you tried a YouTube tutorial? Tweet us your pics with #FollowTheStyle! My sister got married this past weekend, so I decided to go on YouTube and find a classy hairstyle for the wedding. I […]

Are you on “The Juice”? Oyin Handmade’s Greg Juice Product Review

Preface: Before we get into the actual review, here’s a little background on me and my hair journey. On July, 29, 2012, at approximately 3AM, I decided to big chop after 4 months of transitioning. (I was going through some ‘thangs,’ people.) My hair texture is mainly 4b/4c with some looser 4a curls in the […]

Let’s Bun It!

A month or two ago, daughter and I came across naturalista Breanna aka Mini Marley’s YouTube channel and immediately daughter tripped into the realm of admiration for this young lady’s vibrant personality, creative hairstyles and easy to follow tutorials making achieving the look(s), well …

Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Anti-Breakage Review

The Nubian Heritage Indian Temp & Tamanu Anti-Breakage consists of a co-wash, deep treatment masque (deep conditioner), style custer, gel/edge control and serum. This is review includes the: Grow & Strengthen Moisturizing Co-Wash Grow & Strengthen Treatment Masque Grow & Strengthen Moisturizing Custard All products were used to style 4C natural hair, but generally speaking this product […]

Capelli Halo Rollers & Shea Moisture Setting Lotion Review

Retro ‘fro on deck! Capelli Care was a sponsor at out  BlackHairKitchen expo and they sent us some rollers to try out and review. With them I created a retro ‘fro look that I wore to the Chic N’ the City event I hosted in Washington DC, September 2013. The Capelli Care Halo Rollers are […]

Straight Tapered Cut on 4C Natural Hair

I did the unthinkable. I, Jouelzy, a person who has built a decent following based on my hair tutorials and redefining the idea that natural hair is simply curly, chopped off the bulk of my nappy, dry, unmanageable and all the other false constructs people use to define my hair. It’s often perceived that because […]

Twisted: 5-Day Pictorial

There are rare moments when photographs convey the narrative infinitely better than written or spoken word. This is such a moment. Photos were taken at the end of each day. In instances where Nia had practice or a game, she “pineappled” her hair for the event. Her nighttime routine consisted of a loose “pineapple” and tying her […]

Our Sons: Little, Big, Young or Grown … He’s All About His Hair, Too!

Admittedly, as women, we’re so keenly focused on our hair journey we neglect to recognize the journey isn’t exclusively our own. Natural hair care isn’t gender specific. It’s a concern for men as well.

Twisted: From Braids to Twists

Daughter’s been rocking box braids for much of this winter and although her hair benefitted from the protective style Nia, understandably, has grown a tad bored with the look. This past weekend she requested a change. So after taking out her braids (a Friday evening and all-day Saturday affair), we brewed some tea (sounds ominous, […]