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, […]
Author Archives: Michelle Richardson
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 […]
Mom, Let’s Try Something Different! Curls & Cornrows Style Tutorial
As is the case with Miss Nia, on a Sunday morning just before washing her hair, daughter informed me she wanted to try something different. All I could think was Oh, God! What does that mean? If chick says she wants me to shave her head bald because she thought long and hard and weighed […]
Product Review: Qoileez!
Last month, Joulezy asked if the daughter and I would be interested in reviewing Qoileez! While I contend there was some reluctance on my part, after the daughter took one look at the website her answer was a resounding YES! What child turns down free stuff? Hello, everything they get is free or at least […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ever have someone tell you what you couldn’t do? How your dreams were too big? How what you wanted to accomplish was a veritable impossibility? How did what they share about your dreams, your aspirations make you feel? Did they empower you or did they make you doubt your ability? No matter what was said […]
Judge. Jury. Verdict: Representation of Black Women in Media
Did you see her last night? I can’t believe she allowed herself to be filmed wearing that? You got a mirror? I suggest you look in it, because clearly you did not have an opportunity this morning. Wait? Tell me she isn’t wearing white after Labor Day? Who told her that was acceptable? She lip-synched […]
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 […]
Give It To Yourself
Hey beautiful. How are you today? Don’t turn around. I’m talking to you! Yes, you … in the mirror. All to often we seek validation, compliments, adoring looks and words of praise from spouses, peers, colleagues, friends, family members…. I can go on, but you get the general idea. We seek it from others. In […]