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. 🙂   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”

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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”

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”

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”

Spray Bottle Love

Here’s a tip that I remember from my first summer of being natural. Buy a spray bottle that will fit in your purse and each day fill it with your favorite leave-in conditioner and a small amount of water. When you’re wearing a English: A spray bottle.style that tends to dry out through the day,Continue reading “Spray Bottle Love”

Slip Free Scarf…

Let’s start off acknowledging that there is no such thing unless it’s a bonnet with unbearably tight elastic. The lies people tell to sell product is unreal. We tried this contraption which is sold at the superstore that shall not be named “W____art” and there has been a nightly struggle to wake up and findContinue reading “Slip Free Scarf…”

Loc Life Thus Far

So I started this blog as a way to give back for the past decade of having natural hair. I’m starting on this journey with locs (sometimes referred to as dreadlocks). I usually am able to manipulate my curl pattern to submit to my will but this new phase in life is proving the exact opposite. IContinue reading “Loc Life Thus Far”

Poo Foolery

In the first few months of my journey prior the decision to go for the big chop I was hit with tons of BAD information. Most of it revolved around Shampoo. We helped steer you clear of lots of that info by presenting “Cleansing 101: Poo Basics”, but everybody thought it would be fun toContinue reading “Poo Foolery”

Beware the Kitchmatologist!

What’s a Kitchmatologist? There are many people all over the country that practice hair (like how I dressed that up?) out of their kitchen as nothing more than a way to make money. Let’s start off by saying that at its core there is nothing wrong with letting an experienced friend style your hair. ThereContinue reading “Beware the Kitchmatologist!”

Clean Curls 101- Poo Basics

What does it matter? First, the purpose of cleansing is to remove build-up and allow the hair to breathe and absorb nutrients essential for healthy growth. Cleansing also allows the hair to return to a stable pH balance and in doing so reduce opportunities for breakage. The frequency of cleansing should coincide with the amountContinue reading “Clean Curls 101- Poo Basics”