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 […]
Category Archives: Hair Stories
Evolution of Wash Day & A Giveaway
I love change … evolution, the growth or development from what was once considered the norm. It is truly a freeing and also gratifying experience, especially when it happens under your nose with little-in-stature-individuals entrusted to your care for a time, e.g. walking unassisted, feeding themselves, tying their own shoes, dressing themselves, reading and writing, formulating […]
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 […]
Graduation with Short Natural Hair: That Darn Cap!
Graduation of any kind is one of the most gratifying times in a person’s life. Likewise, you have to look your best, but that cap is a pain! It seems that the hair that pairs best with the thing is of medium to long length and is straight or wavy. Basically any kind of […]
A Hair Story: My Protective Styling Challenge
I can’t believe I actually got a weave! Ok, let’s backtrack a bit. My friends and I are dancing for an event and I was super excited because it would be my first time on stage with my luscious kinky curly hair. I went home and realized that I had to trim my hair. Like […]
What If Your Significant Other Hated Your Natural Hair?
When I decided to big chop, I only thought about whether or not it would work for me. I didn’t consider anyone else’s feelings, because truth be told it’s my head and I decide what to do with it. However when I saw myself in the mirror, I immediately thought my husband was going to hate it. […]
To Be or Not To Be?! How I Decided to Go Natural
To be or not to be natural??? That IS the question! Any relaxed beauties out there contemplating on going BACK natural? (As I like to say). What about those courageous new transitioning chicks? Whichever department you may fall under, for the most part we all can agree that, the big decision to switch gears can […]
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 […]
Natural Hair Journey Questions and Answers 1 year Natural – 4B/4C hair
Tell us about yourself! Hi I’m Marsha I have been Natural for 1 year, I got my big chop in my 6 month of going natural. Your hair looks good, what made you decide to go Natural? I went Natural, because my hair was damaged from relaxing it. I was tired of going to the […]
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 […]