From Hair To Eternity

(originally posted @ My Really Real Reality) Like many women, I spend a lot to time thinking about my hair.  We have a love/hate relationship.  One minute it's my crowning glory, the next day it's the bane of my existence.  I can't be 100% sure what each day will bring, but based on the fact that it's taking forever to dry and doing some strange flippy things - I think I know where this is headed....more

Eternal Style: Vidal Sassoon (1928-2012)

I remember a story once told to me by a cousin of my grandfather's about her visit to Vidal Sassoon's London salon and the pixie cut that she left with. When she arrived back at the hotel, her husband said he hoped she'd never wear her hair any other way. Some fifty years later, it remains the same....more
@JennaHatfield Thanks, Jenna. I never knew the extent of his philanthropy or his life experience ...more

The Long Hair Debacle

Hubs and I have an ongoing "discussion" about girls and their hair length. Men across the board want women to have long hair....more
I have to say that the SNL skit with Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze was one of my all time ...more

how to strenghten your hair with mayo and eggs

do you ahev dry, frizzy, or damged hair that just doesnt want to cooperate with any style you want to try? that was my hair, about 2 months ago. i love  the sleek straight look, but i didnt realize thedamage i was doing: blowdryign my hair for 30 min, straighting it up to 3 times a day (yes, i would go to the bathroom to straightnen my hair, it just didnt like to stay straight on one side) i used a heat protection spray the first time, but never the  2nd, or the 3rd) i made this little discovery o ne night i was making develed eggs....more

Professional Style Options While Transitioning

In my line of work it's hard to find acceptable style options while transitioning from relaxer to natural.  When it comes to the news biz, there are so many hidden rules.  The bosses won't say to your face, "We don't want you to wear your naturally curly hair."  However they would probably say, "Your hair looks much better straight."  To avoid running into legal problems, they're careful with choosing the right words.  ...more

More Than Her Curls: What My Daughter Taught Me About Beauty

I am the first to unabashedly admit that I love my daughter Frankie’s hair. It’s fairy tale hair: long, blond spirals down to the middle of her back. Little girls on the playground call it princess hair; older women stop us in grocery store aisles and can’t help but comment on how pretty it is. My daughter, to her credit, says thank you then rolls her eyes once backs are turned. I gush, “I wish it were mine!” ...more
Frankie is very matured, amazingly, for her age to say,  “You thought I wasn’t going to be ...more


How's everyone's spring break gone this week. It has been a real soggy one here for sure for the kiddos. I've taken the opportunity to get some home time under my belt and a tad of painting....more

Flaxseed Hair Gel Made From Scratch

For years I've struggled with buying the right oils and moisturizers for my hair.  My tresses are fine, so adding too much oil tends to weigh it down.  Not to mention hair products in general can be pricey.  Rather than break the bank, my friend Dana recommended that I make my own natural gel.  She gave me a recipe for Flaxseed gel. Check it out!...more