Shea Moisture came through as a brand sponsor this year with a variety of products for FroDown attendees. With over 44 different collections, Shea Moisture provided products from lines such as the Raw Shea Butter line, the Jamaican Black Castor Oil line, and the Coconut and Hibiscus line to name a few.
I discovered this deep conditioner about a few months ago when I was looking for a conditioner that would work safely with my newly colored jet black hair. I tried using deep conditioners and my curls were very dry and brittle. I thought, maybe I should add an oil such as Olive Oil or Coconut Oil to my hair but unfortunately my hair was just too dry for my liking. I asked a friend about what she used for her deep conditioner and she referred me to Continue reading Favorite Deep Conditioners
With the holidays quickly approaching; like seriously, it’s right around the corner! I know a lot of you may be stressing at the idea of what to get the curly girl in your life; sometimes there can be way too many hair products to choose! And once you do decide, how do you know that you’re getting the right one for their specific hair type or texture? Well, I’m here to help!Continue reading The Ultimate Curly Girl Gift Guide
Since black women of every texture and type started embracing their natural hair, we’ve been all about it; new styles, how to take care of, what works and what doesn’t. I love it!
We’ve also focused on what other people think of our hair. But what about our black men and their opinions and knowledge of natural hair? I asked around to find out just what they do (and don’t) know about our crowns.Continue reading What Do Men Know About Natural Hair?
I know TWA’s can sometimes be a pain because there isn’t much you can do with them. It’s either twist-out or…twist-out. Yes, there are different versions of the look you can achieve, such as the three strand twist out, the braid-out, or even Bantu knot-outs. I’ve tried all of these, but the two and three-strand twist outs have to be my favorite looks to showcase. I’m going to show you all, step-by-step, how I get my best TWA twist-out. Continue reading Step-By-Step to Your Best TWA Twist-Out!
Since I was a little girl my mom would always put relaxers in my hair because of how thick it was. My mom would style my hair with the typical little black girl plaits and twists with the colorful balls and barrettes! She thought that having my hair out was a bit too grown at my age. I can remember wanting to wear my hair out so bad because all my friends had theirs out and it would flow so nice and pretty in the wind during recess. I used to beg my mom to let me wear my hair out but she was not having it! Continue reading Jasmine’s Natural Hair Journey
I know some, or most of you, may look around and ask yourself, “What do you mean is natural hair for everyone? As black women, then it’s definitely for us!” And I get where you’re coming from, I do. You would think, being black women, natural hair is part of our heritage, part of who we are.
Having been relaxer and chemical free for almost seven years now, I can say that I’ve had my share of natural hair experiences with myself and those around me. And with that being said, I can truthfully say that natural hair isn’t for everyone. And I know it sounds bad, but it’s not meant to be taken in the way that you think.Continue reading Is Natural Hair for Everyone?
I believe that the majority of us can live without relaxers. Although relaxers make our hair flow straight and pretty, that is only what it gives to the outside appearance. So lets go more in depth about what a relaxer technically does to the hair!
Where do I begin? Who possessed my mother into putting classic Alkaline and Ammonium Thioglycolate, also known as, perm onto my 3c/4b coily curls?
When I was younger, my hair was shaped into a Jackson 5 Afro but was always in two pigtails styled in twists or the good old fashioned hot comb straightened hair with grease sizzled edges. I used to be a dancer so my mother had to figure out a way to make my hair more manageable and easy to detangle.
When I was around the age of 6-7, my mother took me to a hair salon where they gave me my first perm and boy oh boy, did it burn. The pain of the perm made me want to shed more than a few tears. Prior to getting this perm, I would constantly scratch my scalp which will create scars on the scalp and extreme burning sensations. As I’m typing this blog, I’m sort of envisioning the pain I felt back then. Continue reading The Never Ending Roller-Coaster: My Natural Hair Journey
For those of you who don’t know, TWA stands for “Teeny Weeny Afro.” It normally describes natural hair that is about ½ to 1-inch long, typically describing the post “big chop” style. This is normally the most annoying stage for most naturals because you can’t really do anything with it. It’s kind of just there. But that doesn’t mean it’s pointless or as plain as it sounds. Continue reading Am I Wasting My Time Living Through the TWA Phase?