If you’re looking for easy hairstyles for transitioning hair, nothing works more than the power of photos. Ladies in the transition phase are in the in the process of growing out the relaxer and are looking for others who can inspire their hair journey. The big chop is the process of cutting off all the relaxed hair and starting afresh. Meanwhile, when you are in transit, you get to keep your hair as you wait for the natural hair to grow out. It’s always a personal choice as to which process an individual chooses.
Left: To achieve the above look(left), make sure your hair has lots of moisture locked in. Wash and condition your curls then seal with an oil base like almond oil. Next thing to do would be to use hair curlers (no heat) or Continue reading
My hair is longer now (a little past the bra strap) so I usually keep it in protective styles. One day while wearing my natural hair straight, I came across a Ghanaian lady at the mall – and boy had she drink some some special kind of juice that day! She went absolutely CRAZY and aggressive upon spotting me in line at the food court.
Upon leaving her own line-up, she drifted over to the Wrap place that me and my friend were standing at. Immediately without even a ‘hello’ she cut to the chase by asking me where I got my Yaki. I was taken back and surprised to say the least, I asked myself, ‘who was this super loud and frankly obnoxious woman, Had I met her before and perhaps forgotten where and when?’ Nope, i had never seen her in my life, yet here she was, talking to me in her ‘outside’ voice as if I was twenty feet away, when in fact she was only two feet away from me. I honestly thought for a moment that she was going to put up her siren and signal me to her police station for an immediate arrest! Continue reading
When it comes to matters of wanting to touch the hair….
Q: Is Asking To Touch a Black Woman’s Hair Rude ? Continue reading
It frustrating to be taking care of your hair all the time and then find out you’re still not able to retain that length. You find that your natural hair is “misbehaving” in opposition to all that nurturing care you’ve been giving it! How unthankful of this mop top! Anyhow, you get the idea. The hair ends up being this spoiled child who take take takes but never wants to give.
We’ve all heard about when and where we should be dealing with the hair comb. It’s a situation all by itself. Some like to comb it when it’s full of water (shower), some like to comb it semi-wet and Continue reading
This goes out to the natural hair females and males in various styles and colors of love. Love is loving each other through the knots and the tangles and knowing that you can come just as you are. It’s a beautiful thing to see couples embracing something that makes them relate. On that same note, it’s a beauty to see those couples who mingle with contrasts and differences. We don’t all have to like the same things but it’s serious, as hot fire, that respect should be served in acknowledging “different strokes for different folks”.
Whether you wear it long like Goldilocks or short and sweet, it’s the grooming that counts. No one wants to be near a 4- -month-going-on-6-never-been-washed-hair! Continue reading
Did you do a big chop in the past or did you do it more recently? We are looking to publish your experience going from Goldilocks luscious length to Gollum’s shiny scalp top.
It doesn’t mean that your hair was so long (like Goldilocks) that you tripped over it. It just has to have been a length that you had to downsize on. It also doesn’t mean that your BC was so extreme that people asked you if you did a laser hair removal!! It just has to have been a length that was significant enough from your usual length. Doing a BC is dramatic but Continue reading