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 […]

The Stick And Associated Problems: Getting Rid of Underarm Discomfort

I insidiously despise my underarms. They have been a problem for me since I began autonomously grooming myself back in middle school. I thought I knew what I was doing. I asked my mom and sister, researched the proper ways to shave, and the right products to use. The Struggle I live in Texas. During our cool […]

The Pros and Cons of Weave as Protective Styles

Protective Styles are very popular in the hair growth field, they are what keeps your hair growing and protected while you get to style it however you like. However, some protective styles hurt more than help and can cause irreversible damage so you always want to look at the pros and cons of Protective Styles […]

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 […]

Dark and Lovely® Au Naturale Hydrating Soak Shampoo

Hair Type: Natural Hair; Wigs; Weaves Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Hydrating Soak Shampoo is part of their new natural hair care line, that features a suite of mango scented products. The shampoo does contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which is needed to remove most silicones, which is all of the D&L Au Naturale line, so […]

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 […]

Personal Growth: How to Become a Better Version of You

As the late Tupac Shakur once said, “I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.” This quote is one of many inspirations that speaks truth and motivates me to grow as a human being, especially when it comes to […]

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 […]

Why Knowing Your Hair Type Will Help with Relaxers

Most of us are use to hearing the hair type discussion come up only in the natural hair community. But it can also be a valuable resource to ladies who relax their hair. I spent many a years, feeding into the myth that I needed the extra, extra, EXTRA strength relaxer in order to get […]