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 […]

What to Do When Your Child Wants to Big Chop?

As I was visiting one of the many natural hair sites I frequent, I came across a picture of a beautiful nine year old girl. She had just big chopped and was smiling from ear to ear. She seemed to “own” that hair style and her confidence was shining through. I was so proud of […]

Product Review: Shea Moisture Organic Curl & Style Hair Milk

I am new to the Natural Hair Movement, so I like to think I am unbiased and not so jaded by all the mother nature products floating about. I tried this after my cousin (who is very faddy, might I add) raved about using this brand on her thick, hard to manage natural hair. I have really […]

Snap Your Curls Back! How To: Beer Rinse for Heat Damaged Hair

What do we naturals fear most after we’ve been rocking a blow out for a few weeks? HEAT DAMAGE! If you ever find yourself in this situation, don’t worry your pretty little head, all hope is not lost. After you pull yourself out of that initial state of shock, give this innovative remedy a chance. […]

Mini Twists on Mini-Me: Oh, No She Didn’t!

The day my daughter came to me and asked me to put mini twists in her hair for our 2012 family vacay two things happened: I cursed Whitney (Naptural85) under my breath and then I passed out. Well, not in the literal sense. What I did do was crawl under my covers, pull them over […]

5 Things We Can Learn from the Burning My Hair Off Viral Video

 Have you seen the now viral video of Tori burning her hair off clean with a curling wand? It’s hilarious for so many reasons. I think because she’s White and we know her hair will grow back pretty fast, much of our remorse is thrown at the window after 5 seconds of feeling sorry for […]

Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding Review

Hair Type: Natural or Relaxed This is one of those multi-purpose products. You can use it on your hair or skin. To moisturize or deep condition. Whether you’re natural or relaxed, it works in someway for just about everyone. It’s full of the all natural good stuff and smells delightful with notes of vanilla/chocolate. We’ve […]

How to Palm-Roll Locs

How to Palm Roll Palm-rolling: is the traditional technique to maintain locs, where all the stray hairs and parts are sectioned and rolled to tighten locs in a cylindrical motion. Tip: This technique is best performed on freshly shampooed, conditioned, damp hair. Tools/Products: Clips- try using the Metal Double Prong Curl Clips Product- try using […]

Bantu Knot Out for Your Little One

Sunday in our home is typically reserved as Mommy and Nia “pamper me” day where we’ll spend hours on all things natural hair and body. We round up product, styling aids and tools we’ll need and use, place them in the locations we’ll use them and it’s off to the sink. This routine varies if […]

How To Care For Your Hair Underneath the Weave

Weaves make great protective styles and last for many weeks. Taking care of your real hair underneath your weave is very important to achieve healthy hair and retain length. Many people are guilty of neglecting their hair underneath their weaves. Thus resulting in dry and brittle hair as well as little to no length retention […]