My Hair Is a Story. I Kept the Part About the Girl with a Backbone.

Somewhere around 2009, I decided to grow my hair out. To be 100% honest, as I always am on this blog, I decided to grow my hair because I thought I would be getting married in the next few years. Boy, did I miss the mark on that one (but found my Mark three years later ... wow, that was a cheesy pun)....more
Yup, definitely!more

Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

Reminiscing... It all started with four simple words from the soft-spoken young cashier at the grocery store as she rang through the eclectic assortment of foodstuffs I'd chosen to carry my husband and I through a quiet New Year's Eve at home. "I like your hair," she said shyly. ...more

A New Plan to Help Hydrate Your Strands: Abandoning Shea Butter

I’ve been thinking a lot lately….about hair butter. I’ve tried countless recipes all involving shea as my base, and I’ve been sorely disappointed with the results every time. That’s the problem I’m having. The solution? Here goes:...more

How to Do a Ballerina Bun

I never got into the sock bun trend because they just look too perfect. I prefer a more classic (but kinda messy) bun. I do my hair like this for my ballet classes, so I don't have to worry about hair flying all over the place. But I also like the bun for whenever I'm having a lazy hair day. ...more
You and your pooch are adorable!  I'm a fan of the sock bun but I make it messy by arranging my ...more

Homemade Dry shampoo for those days you don't want to wash your hair!

 Do you ever feel like you have those days where you don't want to wash your hair, but you have a little too much oil at the scalp? Or maybe, you have really fine hair and just need a little more volume?Enter dry shampoo.A dry shampoo is typically a powder, or sometimes a spray, that will basically absorb some of the oil and act like a temporary "shampoo" for your hair. The problem is that some leaves residue in your hair, all of them have chemicals, and for a good one they aren't exactly cheap.Enter your kitchen products....more
I love homemade shampoos.more

the Hairy Situation

I wanted Guy A and I thought he wanted me.  At work we flirted all the time and it was the touchy feely kind of flirting.  And finally another opportunity arose. My friends and I were going out, his friends weren't old enough so I offered for him to join. He accepted and we planned on him staying the night at my house. I planned on the perfect outfit for that evening. A black one shoulder dress and heels. There was no way Guy A was going to be able to resist me....more

May Hair and Beauty Goals...Working On Me & My Blog

I love setting goals each month in areas where I would like to see improvement. By posting them on my blog, it is a way for me to be accountable and forces me to do my best to reach each goal.  I title it hair and beauty goals but it includes those thing that makes us beautiful in other ways....more

Reader Question: Mizani Classic Rhelaxer versus Mizani Butter Blend

I recently received a question from a reader after posting about the best relaxers to use to texlax. It is no secret how I feel about the Mizani brand and I believe it is the best relaxer for texlaxing. A reader inquired about the difference in the Classic Rhelaxer and the Butter Blend Hg formula. ...more

Beautiful Apple Cider Vinegar Hair

Apple Cider Vinegar is a fermented-fruit tonic and it's benefits are endless.  One of the most powerful benefits is for your hair.  After shampooing, using Apple cider vinegar as your hair conditioner will add shine and help control dandruff....more

Trending in Beauty, Hair, and Fashion for Spring/Summer

Wondering what the latest trends in beauty, hair, and fashion are? Well, this week we narrowed down the most popular trends so you can see what you may or may not want to incorporate into your image.  Hair...more