Naturally Fierce Featuree: Brigite

Tell us a little about yourself.  Hi, my name is Brigite. I'm from the Cape Verde Islands. It is an island off of the west coast of Africa! The best place in the entire world. I was born there. Now I reside in little old Boston.  How long have you been natural? I have been natural (relaxer free) since about 2011. However, I was addicted to the straightener like many other naturals. I did not begin to embrace my curls until December 2014, the year prior I had chopped off all my bra-strap … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Aleka

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) My name is Aleka C. Thrash from Las Vegas, NV currently residing in Grand Rapids, MI 2. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I have been natural for about 11 years. 3. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? I transitioned for about a year without doing the Big Chop in 2005. I did that by cutting my hair little by little for … [Read more...]


Get Rid of Gray Hair Naturally With Potato Skins!

We’ve discussed the amazing benefits of sweet potatoes for our bodies and hair. Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins A, B6, C, D, and E while containing iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, niacin and magnesium. This beauty food is a go-to for hair loss but as sweet as it is, it has some competition for being an asset to our tresses especially for hair loss and restoring graying hair. So what can be just as beneficial, if not better for our hair than sweet potatoes? Regular … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Donyell

  1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. My name is Donyell Johnson, I’m a 21 year old stay at home parent. I’m originally from Greenville, SC but reside in Nashville, TN. My hair journey has been amazing and worth it!! 2. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I’ve been natural for 4 years(since 2012). I’ve always embraced my curls even when people joked about my hair and thought it wasn’t cute. 3. What motivated you to … [Read more...]


THERMAL RELAXING: HOTTEST NEW STRAIGHTENING TECHNIQUE OR GLORIFIED HEAT DAMAGE?

Many of us want those laid tresses. Yes, we may love our coils, curls and kinks, but a sexy, sleek straight look is still coveted and can look amazing! While, many steer clear due to fear of heat damage, others try and find newer ways to get that sexy look without damaging the hair. Well, the newest thing out here that is getting much love is Thermal Relaxing. Thermal Relaxing is a process that merges the effectiveness of a pressing a comb and a flat iron together. While the title is … [Read more...]


4 Tips for Easier Detangling

Oh, detangling! [sigh] I have such a love, hate relationship with this step of caring for my hair. It's an essential part of maintaining healthy hair, but it can also be one of the toughest and most time-consuming parts, especially when you have kinky, afro-textured hair like I do. Here are four tips that have helped me to shave a huge amount of time off of my detangling process. Tip #1: Wear hairstyles that keep your hair stretched, such as braid-outs, twist-outs, roller sets, etc. These … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Shanay

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey.  Hey Naturalistas! My name is Shanay. I'm 24 and I'm originally from New Orleans but I've been living in Houston for about 10 years now. That whole "negro and creole" thing... yeah, that's pretty much me! :) My whole life, I had always had long hair. But just like every girl growing up in the 2000s, my hair was damaged from perms and flat-ironing. I had to cut off inches of dead ends in 2008 and after that, my hair never grew back … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Karina

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. I am Karina Batiste and I am 23 years old. I was born in San Diego, California and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. I currently live in Houston, Texas, where I work as a Speech Language Pathologist- Assistant. 2. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I have been natural since August of 2016 and I didn't start embracing my curls until about 3 years into my natural hair journey. It was a huge change for … [Read more...]


Quick DIY Hacks to add to your Hair Routine

Sometimes we have products that we like but are just missing that one element to help give it the “umph” to make it a favorite. There are also a few steps you can take to help make your hair routine just a little bit easier. Here are a few really quick and easy tricks that you can do to potentially give your products and routine that something extra! Carrier Oil to Shampoo – if your shampoo just takes the cleansing part a step too far (leaving you with a squeaky clean/stripped feeling) try … [Read more...]


DOES HENNA ALTER HAIR PATTERN OR TEXTURE?

After extensive hours of research on this topic, the answer is yes and no. I bet you’re wondering how that could be. It should just be yes or no, bet’s break down everything first so you get a better understanding of what I mean. COVER YOUR GRAYS WITH HENNA AND INDIGO What is Henna? Henna is natural reddish-brown dye that is made from the powdered leaves of a tropic shrub that can be used to color hair (and/or decorate the body) Is it safer than manufactured dyes? YES! That’s why many … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: VeCoya

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey.  Hey  fam. I’m VeCoya a North Carolina native currently residing in DC. I work in customer service but enjoy freelance blogging and modeling as well. I’m navigating through ‘adulthood’ trying to find my path. I’m also obsessed with natural hair. 2. How long have you been natural? 7 years, I received my last relaxer in January 2009. 3. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Shontelle

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) Hello, my name is Shontelle Walton, I currently live in South Florida but I am originally from the island of Barbados and I grew up in New York City. I’ve studied both fashion design and fashion merchandising in New York and have had my design featured on the cover of maxim magazine in 2007. I started an online boutique called Verona’s Pearl [www.veronaspearl.com] named after my two grandmothers and I am … [Read more...]


Popular Ingredients & Products For Hair Growth Seekers

  Many naturals and curly women are focusing on hair health...but let’s get real. Hair growth is ALWAYS on the list of things we want too. Now, healthy hair most often reigns supreme but scores of women, myself included, wants to get maximum hair growth in a year. Nothing wrong with that and in fact, many products or ingredients that can give you optimal hair growth that also possess benefits like anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties that will aid scalp ailments or other hair … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Maiya

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) My name is Maiya Jackson. I'm from Bridgeport, CT. I'm a 22 year old female who started my natural hair journey on September 12, 2014. I remember telling my mother the week before that I wanted to do the big chop because I wanted all of my hair back. She thought I wasn't serious because I always ended up cutting my hair. Growing up I had a lion's mane. Kids used to put sand in my hair in the playground … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Hope

1.  1.Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey.  I am Hope Charisse , I’m 23 years old and I’m from Nebraska. 2. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I started getting perms when I was 13. Being as young as I was, I didn’t mind getting perms at the time. I just knew it was easier for my mother to manage my hair that way. As I got older, I realized how beautiful natural hair is and I began to embrace my curls in June of 2012. 3. What … [Read more...]