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

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

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

Natural Box Braids

Don’t mind my busted earbuds. My retro headphones keep shorting out or breaking. I’ve done twists with my own hair a million times and I love them and get complimented on them frequently (people always think they’re locs when the … Continue reading

Is it Time For a Trim?

OK sooooo… I confess, I haven’t washed my hair (as in a full-on wash day) for perhaps slightly over a month. Partly because I’ve been being lazy about it, partly because… well, no, that’s pretty much it. What finally lit … Continue reading

Natural News// Tennessee Lawmaker Advocates Establishment of Natural Hair Care Schools in TN

A lawmaker in Tennessee, State Rep. Antonio Parkinson, is assisting Tennessee stylists in creating cosmetology schools centered solely around natural hair care. Brinetta Carlton, a stylist who owns her own natural hair salon, cites her experience during her days as … Continue reading