Natural Hair Selfies – Love Them or Hate Them?

Natural Hair Icon Rasheta The selfie is undoubtedly one of pop culture’s most loved and hated pastimes.  Selfies are everywhere and The Oxford Dictionary even declared the word “selfie” as word of the year.  Most of us have indulged in the occasional selfie, even the President, the Pope, and just about every celebrity you can name. As popular as they are, selfies have gotten much criticism.  Some say selfies represent our heightened need to be connected to social media at all times and are … [Read more...]

Straight Hair: Stylish or Insecure?

Where does a woman draw the line when it comes to her style preferences? Is it more about her perception of beauty or is it more about what is best for her hair and lifestyle? If a curly consistently wears straight hair, is it a reflection of an insecurity or just a style preference? What is the difference between the 3a that is addicted to the CHI iron and the 4a that relaxes? I ask because there are some women with naturally curly hair who only wear their hair straight…I'm talking 95% of … [Read more...]


grey natural, mature natural

Well, it's true. I'm not 26...I'm not 30...not even 35 and I passed up 40 a couple of years ago. Yup, that's right....I'm 42 and will hit 43 around Labor Day. What does that all mean? That just means my hair is 42 too and it ain't like it was when I was 26 just like my body isn't either. I just wanted to share because if you are like me sometimes you miss the old you. The YOU that could eat anything, do anything, wear anything and do anything to your hair and you could bounce back with no … [Read more...]

5 Signs You Need a New Hair Routine

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It happens to the best of us, our hair refuses to co-operate and you start to lose hope. You start to question all the skills you learned from your favorite naturalista bloggers, and think maybe you should go back to wearing your hair straight. The truth is, it’s not you, it’s your hair. No really. 1. Your hair dries out all forms of moisture in less than 3 hours Nothing seems to keep your hair from staying dry anymore. Your favourite oils, creams, and even water, can’t stop the … [Read more...]

Are You Saving More Money Now That Are You Are Natural?

Even though I would like to hear your thoughts on this, I understand this is a question that I can only answer from a personal standpoint. I think the best way to answer it is with a simple comparison on how much I spent prior to going natural and now. I don’t think it’s fair to ask a new natural this question because back when I just went natural I spent TONS of money on different products trying to find my holy grail. But now, I’m pretty content with my stash and can say I’m no longer … [Read more...]

Is BIG Hair the New LONG Hair?

I LOVE BIG HAIR! I absolutely love it and crave it and desire it....I want my hair so big it runs into door jams when I walk into a room. I want my neck to hurt from carrying that bigness around. I want to be removed from movie theaters because NO ONE can see past my hair. Yea, I'm THAT kind of Natural! It's no secret that 'LENGTH' is the big winner for what most naturals are trying to achieve. There are tons of products on the market claiming to grow your hair faster than humanly possible … [Read more...]

What Do Your Hair Accessories Say About You?

I have more headbands than a Natural should be allowed! It's sad and embarrassing and although I've retired many and hardly wear the others, what does it ALSO say about me?  Well, I can't speak for others but for me it says I used the headbands as a crutch, a shield, a barrier. I'm not saying everyone who has a drawer full of accessories has some sort of 'issue'. I just know that when I finally did the BC five years ago I wasn't exactly as comfortable with my natural tresses as I am … [Read more...]

Are afros alternative?

It honestly depends on whom you ask and what their personal reflection of the word ‘alternative’ symbolizes to them. Whether one is talking about a subculture of the Natural Hair Movement (NHM) or merely a trend, there is an image that you can form in your mind on what an afro means in 2014. An afro is defined as two things: 1) a style where thick, curly hair erects around the head and 2) a natural hairstyle of black people.  I prefer the New York Times’ definition when discussing Dante De … [Read more...]