Sydelle Cosmetics Pamper Pits: Natural Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

Many of us in the Black community suffer from underarm and pelvic area bumps. Whether they’re cystic, in grown hairs or the result of hidradenitis suppurativa, it’s a very common occurrence – especially for women. So we have to be careful about the topical products we use in those areas and the foods that we […]

A Twist on Twists

Every now and again daughter opts for two-strand twists instead of her trusty go-to box braids. They’re quick, easy and do not require an entire Sunday to complete. Besides these chunky twists are indeed a cute look on her thick hair. Typically, Nia Imani elects to rock this twisted style, strands dangling from under a […]

Private Stock Pure Beauty Kinky Curl Hair Extension Review

Protective styling? Just like your 10 ozs of freshness? Looking for some curls before the summer’s out? Wait…whoever said curls were just for the summertime anyway?  Here’s a hair review to fit all your big hair, big curl needs! Private Stock Hair is a Black owned hair extension company specializing in highly textured hair aimed […]

How Do You Deal With The Dreaded Hair Knot?

In my daughter’s haste to undo a box braid and try out a technique, she knotted her a portion of her hair. We tried finger detangling, detangling with a brush, spritzing the blasted knot with water. Nothing. No budging. Just a knot. Now patience isn’t a virtue I possess in abundance and at this point, […]

Summer Daze & Big Hair

Hey all. Hope you’re enjoying these hot, humid days and if you’re lucky enough to be experiencing milder temperatures, be nice … don’t rub it in. Just offer up supplication for those of us stuck here in Hell. Nia finished taking out her box braids and wanted to share the results with you. Unfortunately, due […]

Black Hair in the Military

In the Air Force, having been a member for 12 years, there is an Air Force Instruction on the governing of how one is to present themselves while in uniform – the policy is called AFI-36-2903, Dress and Appearance of Air Force Personnel. There are similar policies for other branches of the military. Within the […]

How To Tutorial: Invisible Root Havana Twists

I never knew that such a simple hair style could be such a hit! I wore my hair in havana twists for 3 weeks and got TONS of compliments. This style is simple to achieve, even for those who can’t really braid (that would be ME!). It’s also very inexpensive with marley braid hair being […]

Big Chop on Mini-Me

Brace yourself, this is going to be a long one. If you recall my first post regarding my daughter’s hair journey, I confessed that I had a momentary lapse in judgment which resulted in texturizing her hair. Here is how it all went down … My daughter has always had long hair. Well, not from […]

6 Tips for Dealing with Pregnancy and Postpartum Shedding

After watching  Naptural85’s video about her experience with postpartum shedding thus far, I sat and thought about my own experience and realized how its effects shaped the way of how I now manage my hair. It’s a no brainier that we all have different and multiple hair textures so it only makes sense that we […]

The First Day of School: Which Hairstyle Will She Choose?

My daughter is a planner. She plans everything. So it was no surprise when from among new purchases she picked out her outfit  for the first day of school, ironed them and hung them up for the following morning. The surprise came when I asked what she wanted done with her hair. I anticipated her […]