Reflections from the Decade I Entered Womanhood

There is one more day left in the decade spanning from 2010-2019.  I never payed attention to the passing of the decades before, but this past decade has been the most monumental of my three-decade life. I began the decade as a 21-year-old senior at the University of Notre Dame and I’m finishing the decade … Continue reading Reflections from the Decade I Entered Womanhood

As I Am Product Review: My Coiling Jelly Results

              There’s a lady at church who has fabulous hair.  This lady’s name is Terese; her curls always look well hydrated and defined down to the last coil.  After complimenting her hair for the nth time, last month she offered to show me her technique.  As a lover of natural hair and a girl who … Continue reading As I Am Product Review: My Coiling Jelly Results

Baby Hair Care: An Interview with Mommy Chantelle G

Chantelle is a fulltime mother and teacher in the Old Dominion state.  In August 2016 she and her husband welcomed their baby girl, Christina, into the world.  Christina is now two-years-old.  CM: Did you have a plan when you first got pregnant on how you wanted to do your baby’s hair? CG: I knew that … Continue reading Baby Hair Care: An Interview with Mommy Chantelle G

Eating + Hair: 3 Tips for Staying Fit

April is National Black Women's Health Month.  This observance was created to raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyles amongst African American women whom disproportionately suffer from heart disease, cancer, and stroke.  The goal is to encourage physical activity and oral health care to achieve better health outcomes amongst black women.  All April I will post … Continue reading Eating + Hair: 3 Tips for Staying Fit

Exercise + Hair: 3 Tips for Staying Fit

April is National Black Women's Health Month. This observance was created to raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyles amongst African American women whom disproportionately suffer from heart disease, cancer, and stroke. The goal is to encourage physical activity and oral health care to achieve better health outcomes amongst black women. An active lifestyle is a … Continue reading Exercise + Hair: 3 Tips for Staying Fit

My 4 Week Wash & Deep Condition Challenge

Patience. Persistence. Consistency. Alignment.  These are four words that come to mind when I think of my four-week long challenge to wash and deep condition my hair once per week.  Prior to the challenge, I had not been consistent with a weekly wash day nor did I deep condition every time I washed my hair.  … Continue reading My 4 Week Wash & Deep Condition Challenge

Garnier Fructis Review

Overall Rating: 3/5Value: 5/5Feel: Conditioner & Leave-in Conditioning Cream 5/5 Feel: Curl Treat Shaping Jelly 4/5Moisture Retention: 2/5Scent: 4/5 Last weekend’s wash day consisted of Garnier Fructis products. I first used Garnier Fructis back in college when I colored my hair and needed a color-safe shampoo. Last month while shopping in Rite Aid I saw … Continue reading Garnier Fructis Review

How I Began My Natural Hair Journey, Part II

I planned to enter college adorned with individual braids and then find a black hairdresser once I settled into school. I’d then wear my hair pressed like I had K-12th grades. Well my plan did not come to pass in the time frame which I anticipated. I took down my braids during a fall break … Continue reading How I Began My Natural Hair Journey, Part II

How I Began My Natural Hair Journey

Part I If you've read the “Welcome” page then you know my natural hair journey began my freshmen year of college. I had no idea how to care for my delicate curly tresses in 2006. You see, all my life my mother cared for my hair. When I was a little girl she would comb … Continue reading How I Began My Natural Hair Journey