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

Length Retention Plateau: Stuck at the Same Length for Over a Year and a Half

I have to own up to the fact that I have been stuck between BSL and grazing MBL for more than a year. Why? Whenever I retain a few inches, I start slacking in my hair care routine, I obsess … Continue reading

The 5 Hair Archetypes // Book Review + Giveaway (CLOSED)

As I stated in the pre-review, I am not one for reading books related to hair, natural or otherwise, but this one drew my interest for its generally informative content. I was fortunate enough to receive a copy from Sharifa … Continue reading

I’m a Minimalist Kitchenista, What Are You? // The 5 Hair Archetypes Pre-Review

I’ve been seeing some buzz around this book by YouTube guru and blogger Sharifa Barnett, aka MsKibibi. The book is titled The 5 Hair Archetypes and discusses the many myths and misinformation surrounding black hair care and growth, such as … Continue reading

6 Things You Should Know Before Transitioning

Often, women will transition and run into some problems they didn’t expect and aren’t sure how to handle. As a result, sometimes they decide to relax again. This is just a list of those common and unexpected issues and practices … Continue reading

My Daughter’s Hair is Not My Own

“She’s all John. I mean, she looks like you, yeah, but she looks like John,” people would often say after my daughter was born. In my naïve way of thinking, they were simply saying she looks like both of us … Continue reading

Answers to the Incomplete/Mid-Shaft Split Problem // Causes & Prevention

Photo from The Natural Haven webpage. It was entirely by chance that I came across the information for which I have been so desperately searching. Wouldn’t you know it, the moment I stop looking, there it is. (The same thing … Continue reading

Is Your Regimen Cold Weather Ready? // 10 Quick Tips for Maintaining Moisture

September is almost over (and so is the giveaway; only three days left!) and the evenings have gotten notably chilly. It’s time to switch out your products and amp up your moisturizing routine to avoid dry, brittle hair. I, for … Continue reading

I Want to Shave My Head!

-Siiiiiiiiigghhhh- My nemesis returns. The incomplete split. Incomplete splits are a PLAGUE on my strands! I’ve searched and searched for the cause, but I can’t find reliable, consistent information. Some sources say it’s from using high heat frequently, but I … Continue reading

Featured Naturals // Rochelle Graham (BlackOnyx77), CEO of Alikay Naturals

From where do you hail and how long have you been natural? Rochelle “BlackOnyx” Graham. I am from Jamaica and currently reside in Fort Myers, FL. I have been natural for 5 years. What prompted your decision to go natural? … Continue reading