Ooh My Holiday Protective Hairdos

For those of us that are in the baby fro phase it’s hard to find what works. Braids to the scalp with shorter hair tend to grow out less gracefully than longer hair because our lovely ends want air and will stop at nothing to wiggle out. The vets with over 6 inches of hairContinue reading “Ooh My Holiday Protective Hairdos”

Life on the other side of my loc attempt

I have been having the time of my life since I took my locs down. There are days that I miss being able to just wake up and go, but not many. Locs are beautiful, on everybody else but me. ūüôā ¬† I’m posting some pictures of the fun I’ve been having since taking myContinue reading “Life on the other side of my loc attempt”

I unlocked…. kind of

Those of you that follow @OohMyHair¬†on Twitter know that a couple of weeks ago, I jumped off the loc wagon. It took some concentration and a half a bottle of: There are thousands of videos and blogs on how to do this, so I will get down to the WHY behind my decision. There’s aContinue reading “I unlocked…. kind of”

“I need a perm”

I’ve been gone for a while travelling for the summer. I had an opportunity to take in Caribbana in Toronto, Ontario and I’ve gone down south which wasn’t as much for travel, but I got kidnapped for a day by my crew in Atlanta and taken on a whirlwind vacation for a day. In thisContinue reading ““I need a perm””

Dimension and Shape

The rules of hair don’t change when you’re natural. Flat color, lack of shape, lack of luster are still on the no-go list. In most instances if you’ve gone completely natural, as in no chemical process at all, your natural hair color is not all one thing. Everyone needs to do something with their ends,Continue reading “Dimension and Shape”

Braid it up, Sew it in

We received a great question from one of our readers this week that is natural, but looking to explore the wide world of weave. “when you used to wear sew-in’s¬†how did you take care of your hair? how did you wash it? i¬†am considering trying it for the first time but I’m unsure about it.”Continue reading “Braid it up, Sew it in”

Front Labels vs Back Labels

This post is for everyone on the natural journey. Those of us living the loc life, the beginners and the vets. We selected our paths and lifestyles in many cases seeking a better way of going about accepting and managing what we were born with. We are a group of people constantly seeking hair truths,Continue reading “Front Labels vs Back Labels”

Protective Styles

In the natural hair community, you hear lots of people throwing around the term “protective style”. This term has been attached to some pretty damaging styles so let’s break down what needs to be taking place to qualify. Condition 1- Moisture is not being rapidly drained from the hair.¬† Synthetic hair and wood products wickContinue reading “Protective Styles”

The Color Factor

We love LA Hair on We TV and if you’re looking for some great hair¬†tips when you’re not on this site, Ms. Kim Kimble and her crew drop gems throughout the show in between the drama. Check it out! (Didn’t get paid for that plug, just love their work) On last night’s episode Ms. Kimble¬†wasContinue reading “The Color Factor”

Heat and Hair

Got a question from a reader this week that I thought would make for a good post. “…is it ok to put heat in my hair if I’m trying to go natural? My last perm was 6 months ago…” At the six month mark you should have at least six inches of new growth. ThisContinue reading “Heat and Hair”