Best Darn Twist Out on 4C Natural Hair

Girl it’s only a year and half later but I’m finally getting around to doing the blog post to accompany my popular video on the best twist out ever for 4C natural hair. Please excuse my tardiness. I’m often asked about how I do my twists out, or how to get twist outs to look […]

What is 4C Natural Hair?

Some will say that hair typing isn’t worth it. Often that’s people with looser curl patterns who have seen plenty of representations throughout the natural hair scene of their hair texture or just a person who has longed figured out how to work with their hair and jumped over the hurdles that would leave others […]

Favorite Winter Protective Styles for 4C Natural Hair

It’s cold outside, hopefully if you’re listening to Christmas music on repeat it’s the MoTown or Cee-Lo x-mas albums and your hair is probably telling you that your summer time moisturizing process ain’t giving you the fluff you had during those long sunny days. Unfortunately, I do not have the magical answer on how to […]

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 …

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 […]

Empress Bun: Marley Braid Bun ‘Do on 4C Natural Hair

This is one of my favorite protective styles, as super simple for anyone to achieve. All you need is a hair tie, bobby pins and some marley/kinky hair which is available at any and every beauty supply store. My tutorial is specifically aimed at those with kinky hair or thick hair that’s usually harder to […]

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, […]