Straightening My Hair is Not Cultural Appropriation

I remember watching TV cross-legged on the floor, held captive between my mom’s thighs, I remember her mercilessly yanking the comb through my tight coils. I remember all the cartoons that I burned through as I memorized the pattern on the burgundy rug as she attempted to conquer my mane. I remember crying in the bathtub, blindly reaching for a washcloth as shampoo dripped from my unruly strands, burning my eyes. As a child I did not wash my hair everyday—this came as something of a shock to my white friends—and on the days that I did, it was an excruciating ordeal....more
Sorry, you're wrong, getting a weave or relaxing your hair IS cultural appropriation. Just ...more

JANNINE 2.0

Summer Proof & Easy Hair : Pin Curls

A while back I did a post on my blog on one of my favorite, humidity proof hairstyles -- pin curls!  In my original post, I used Mizani's Thermasmooth Guard Serum, along with a curling iron.  I'm still a big fan of the curls, as I especially LOVE the convenience and extra time I have with the no-fuss do, but since I'm always trying new products, I've switched it up a bit....more

15 Easy Senegalese Twists Styles for Travel

This post is sponsored by EEZ-Y. The makers of the Selfie Stick.  All ideas and opinions are of my own.  This post contains affiliate links.15 Easy Senegalese Twists Hair StylesI planned a few trips in June, Paris and Savannah, and I needed a protective hair style that was versatile and would last....more

Lee Stafford Ubuntu Oils Line Review

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Tips for luscious soft and healthy hair

Tips for luscious, soft and healthy hair. ...more

Put A Rainbow On It ~ How To Dye Your Hair With Food Colouring

When I was fifteen and away at leadership camp, my girlfriend and I walked downtown during our afternoon free time, bought some 30¢ packages of Kool-Aid from the corner convenience store, returned to the camp bathroom and proceeded to turn our heads {and the camp sinks} bright pink.* When I was sixteen and decided that Kermit didn't know what he was talking about and it would, in fact, be easy being green, I took my mothers food colouring and painted a long, dark streak through the hair on the right side of my face.** When my six-year-...more

May Drugstore and High End Favorites

Another month is about to wrap up and since my little boys tore out the last week of May from my planner at some point earlier this year I thought I would go ahead and write about my May favorites a little early since my mental calendar is a little haywire. There are so many gems out there both drugstore and higher end so let’s do this!  ...more

Let's Talk About Buns, Hun

Now that the weather is warming up and Maryland is getting steamy, I’m always searching for ways to keep my hair back without looking like I just crawled out of bed. Last year, my ‘go to’ look was to clip my bangs back with a barrette and do a French braid that fell over my shoulder. This year, my hair is a little shorter – due to a major chop session last fall – so my French braid is kind of stumpy and sad.Which brings us to buns, hun....more

To Shave or Not To Shave......Why is this even a question?

 What would you do if your daughter wanted to shave her head? Would you grab the clippers and get to shaving?...more
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