Every Table…

My Granny had a saying: “Every table’s got to stand on its own legs.” I’ve found many places to apply that saying in my life since she passed and today I’m going to apply it to hair. Not just Natural Hair. :::crowd gasps in unison::: There’s a misconception that there’s a no maintenance way ofContinue reading “Every Table…”

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Nappy Out Loud 0.1

So I hope you all rock with me on this. This is the first post of many where I plan to explore the life of being natural in a world that hasn’t quite figured out what that means. These posts are strictly for entertainment/encouragement. I still want it to be easy for you to findContinue reading “Nappy Out Loud 0.1”

The Decision

I listen to The Breakfast Club every morning on iHeart Radio, and since it’s Monday, I thought it would be appropriate to title this post after the famous segment that sometimes feels real, but there’s no way that it is because the stuff is just so extreme, “The Decision”. I chose this name because allContinue reading “The Decision”

Protect, Protect, Rest, Repeat

Growth has been the hot topic as we transition from Winter and work our way ever so slowly into the Spring. We all have visions of ourselves gracing the beaches flaunting either our giant Afros or our outstanding two strand twists that do not contain a single strand of Marley hair. So what’s the regimen?Continue reading “Protect, Protect, Rest, Repeat”

Hair Braiding Consumer Basics

For decades in the black community you weren’t considered an official braider unless you just arrived from Africa. The laws were non-existent and there was a time that lots of people ran out of edges (hairline damage). Over the years there have been some attempts at regulation, but overall there are still people braiding hairContinue reading “Hair Braiding Consumer Basics”

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”

“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”

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”