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

4 Changes to My Monthly Regimen

Reading the practical information and insightful anecdotes in The 5 Hair Archetypes prompted me to analyze my regimen for areas that needed improvement. What I found was that I wasn’t washing my hair often enough, my wash day routine was … Continue reading

I’ve Been Featured on Neno Natural!

I checked my email today and saw that I have been featured on NenoNatural.com! You can read the full feature here or by clicking the image below. Peace & Love

The Curly Girl Method: The Good, The Bad, The Confusing

I have followed the Curly Girl (CG) Method off and on for about a year and a half and I get questions about it all the time. Here are the pros and cons (based on my experience) and a few … 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 na├»ve way of thinking, they were simply saying she looks like both of us … Continue reading

10 Things You Thought Would Happen When You Went Natural That Didn’t

This is an amusing, but true list of things I thought would happen when I went natural. I’m sure many of you can relate. 10.) You were going to magically swell with confidence and have this spectacular increased sense of … Continue reading

5 Tips for Getting the Product Junkie Monkey Off Your Back

I used to be a big product junkie (as much as one could be on a student budget), but back then I justified it by saying I was looking for staples, even though I had no veritable idea what I … Continue reading

Kitchen Chemistry // DIY Styling Butter + Experimenting With Product Application

I ended up inadvertently leaving the my box braids in for three weeks and it took another week after that to get them all out. Granted, I did take MANY breaks, but still. I’m glad to be rid of them. … Continue reading

Kitchen Chemistry // Using Beer for Strengthening and Heat Damage

Now, I’ve heard of this before and I do believe I may have tried it before wayyy back when I first went natural, but I don’t remember the results. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try it again. The beer … Continue reading

The Cream of Nature Argan Oil Experience

So most of you know that I’m working towards finding my staple that works with my hair. It’s a tedious task. I work outdoors and it becomes a hassle trying to retain moisture without looking like I stepped out of … Continue reading