Stretching Hair Without Heat

Many women love their natural hair, but do not like to wear their hair in its shrunken state all the time. There are also women that like to prevent single strand knots that come with constant wash and go's and limit heat use to prevent heat damage. Luckily, there are several ways you can stretch your natural hair WITHOUT using heat. Please keep in mind, in order to get the best effect of stretched styles you must make sure your hair is fully dry. Below are 3 methods that I have used to achieve a stretched style on my natural hair....more

Let's Talk Shrinkage

What is Shrinkage? Shrinkage is defined as when hair is in its natural state but when dry it compacts tightly to the head. The Good...more

4 Ways to Simplify Natural Hair For The Busy Female Entrepreneur

Natural hair is fabulous, embracing your natural roots can be a very empowering journey. Simply learning how to maintain your natural locks has been a means of appreciating everything that makes me unique as a black woman.   One thing it is not, is a simple process.  ...more

I Tried To Maximize My Moisture Levels

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The Anchor

Re-sewing My ExtensionsLet me start by saying that I've been enjoying my tapered bob sew-in! It's been a little over six weeks since I've gotten it, so I'm halfway through the amount of time I'd like to keep it in! There have been a few hiccups though. A few of which I will discuss today and a few of which will come in a later post!...more

BLACK GIRL WITH NATURAL HAIR AND MICROAGGRESSIONS

As an artist, one of the ways, I choose to express myself, is with my natural hair in various gravity defying styles.  I am simply being me.  What happens when the you that you are is too much even for a passport photo?  Well, it involves some serious hair submission and it feels quite oppressive.  Read more....more

Solange Knowles gave me freedom

 Solange Knowles, younger sister to Beyonce, was married this past weekend. She's a striking young woman who has a style that is very uniquely her own. I love that uniqueness about her. Where her sister is more sleek and glamorous in her public style... Solange is more bohemian, more laid back and more ... well, black in hers. ...more

Not Wrapped Too Tight | How NOT to Tie a Head Wrap

Check out my deceptively simple-looking head wrap masterpiece....more

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood: Internalized Racism and Natural Hair

Oh, the Internet. Where everyone is an expert on things they didn't actually read. I could sit here and pretend that I'm shocked or hurt or upset, but mostly, I'm validated. I knew when I started writing this blog over 3 years ago that someday, someone would try to twist my words - no matter how carefully I wrote them. It actually almost stopped me from writing and promoting my work. But, alas, I got over myself. Enough so that, today, when people took my words and my intentions completely out of context, it made me chuckle....more