Are You Obsessing Over Retaining Length?

I confess, I am guilty of obsessing over length at times. At one point, it was a priority bullet point in my journey, but now I understand that length retention isn’t possible without healthy hair and healthy hair begins with … Continue reading

My Experience Returning to Hair Grease, Sulfates, and Africa’s Best Ultimate Herbal Oil

Last week, I purchased some cheap hair care products from the “ethnic” hair care aisle containing petroleum, mineral oil, and sulfates; all of those so-called “bad” ingredients. In my previous post, I debunked a lot of the myths behind mineral … Continue reading

Scalp Issues + Experimenting With New Products

I am now entering my seventh month of protective styling and I have noticed the length of my braids has increased slightly. As I was setting my hair for the night, I stretched my hair to get a better idea … Continue reading

Sad News for the NHC // Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder Dies

The Natural Hair Community has lost another great naturalista recently. Titi Branch, recognizable by her curly blonde hair and gorgeous smile, co-founder of Miss Jessie’s products was reportedly found dead December 4, 2014 due to an apparent suicide by asphyxiation; … Continue reading

Natural News // Monroe Sisters Sibling, Meechy Monroe, Battling Brain Tumor

If you have been disconnected from the natural hair community as I have for the past few months, you may not have known that the well-known Monroe Sisters, natural hair gurus and fashionistas, have been dealing with a tragic, life-threatening … Continue reading

Breaking Natural News // U.S. Army Revises Restrictions on Hairstyles to Be More Inclusive of Natural-Haired African-American Women

The U.S. Army released its latest policy on hairstyles for women in uniform today. Priorly, hairstyles were strictly limited to a handful of styles, the majority of which were noninclusive of African-American women with natural hair. The concern then was … Continue reading

Year-Long Protective Styling Challenge Update // Month 3

I am proud to say I have been going three months strong with my little marley hair protective styling “challenge.” I’ve gotten into a rut with styles, admittedly, but it doesn’t bother me; I’m far too focused on the overall … Continue reading

Be Honest, Have You Ever Wished You Had a Different Curl Pattern/Texture?

Let me start of by emphasizing that I LOVE my hair and that going natural was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. However–and I’m certain I’m not the only one–there are times where I wish I had a … Continue reading

True Story: I Used a Bar of Soap to Wash My Hair

Nope, not a shampoo bar, actual soap. Don’t look so horrified. I used a glycerin-based soap bar. What’s the difference? Well, let me tell you… Let me preface this anecdote by stating that I had zero funds to allocate toward … Continue reading

Update on My Length Retention Journey

Last time I posted, I took full responsibility for the length plateau I’m experiencing and committed to following my regimen strictly and consistently as well as tucking my hair away in protective styles for a full year. I have adhered … Continue reading