No, beauty stores aren't intentionally segregating shoppers. And no, white women and black women aren't being forced to remain apart while shopping for hair products. But a new commercial has raised concern about what could be considered modern-day segregation and its implications. In the SheaMoisture commercial seen below, black hair care products are often labeled "ethnic" … [Read more...]
If Another One of These Chicks Asks Me if My Hair is Real…
By Lia Miller In the last 48 hours, I have had separate conversations with two acquaintances, both white females (one at my workplace and one at my children’s school) about my hair. Let me preface this post by saying I have 5-year old locs (or dreadlocks if you prefer). And for the last few months, I have been getting more and more into the spirit of do-it-yourself … [Read more...]
[Video] A Super Cute Natural Hair Style for Girls that You Can Do at Home in Just 25 Minutes
As busy mom's we sometimes struggle with getting our own hair complete with a cute style, and adding a daughter to the mix - add more style challenges. We want our daughters hair to be healthy, cute and appropriate. Here's the step-by-step tutorial from our a friends at NATURALICIOUS1, with a super cute and quick hair style you can create at home for your daughter in just 25 … [Read more...]
4 Tips on Natural Hair Shedding & How Much is Too Much?
You ever have that fear that you’re going bald? I can’t be the only one who has experienced washing their hair and detangling, only to freak out at the amount of hair you keep seeing come out in the sink. Oh, so you just going to leave me out here in the cold all by myself. Well, since I’m the only one who has experienced this, allow me to give myself some tips on hair shedding … [Read more...]
15 Things a Man Should Do Once His Woman Goes Natural
When asking a woman what was the hardest part about returning back to her natural hair, I wasn't surprised to find out it was all about how her mate felt about the decision. If her man wasn't encouraging, this made her journey a bit stressful. The moment your lady decides she is returning back to her natural hair, you both begin to transition. Men, it will be up to you to … [Read more...]
Got 99 Bonnets, Why Can’t I Just Find One?
Where is it? I know I had it. I always put it right here when I take it off in the morning. Seriously, this is ridiculous, why is my bonnet always missing? It's as if my bonnet has legs and walks around my house after I leave work. What is she trying to prove by being lost more than being found? And how is it that I have 99 bonnets but I can't find one? Sound like your life? … [Read more...]
3 Ways to Save Your Edges for the Winter
WINTER IS AMONG US. Now what are you going to do about your #Edges? It's been a long time coming since you had to worry about something so critical to your health. During the summertime you probably spent your days trying to perfect your wash-n-go. But just like the Sam Cooke song, A Change Gone Come, and it's in the form of Jack Frost with little to no love for edges. But … [Read more...]
5 Ways to Win Natural Hair Points with Your Lady
If it hasn't happened in your relationship, it's coming. I can assure you. Soon your lady will come in and say these words, "Bae, I think I want to go natural". After those words are uttered, you'll feel the change in the air. And before you know it, you're both going Natural without you truly knowing what that means. I want to help all my fellas out a bit. When your lady says … [Read more...]
3 Necessary Tips to Winter Proof Your Hair in the Fall Season
Don't wait one more day to winter proof your hair. Time keeps ticking and it seems the only things preparing for the winter are the leaves. So when do you think is the best time to prepare your hair for the winter? This question shouldn't stump you. Just as you prepare for a night out on the town with your girls, you must also prepare your hair for the winter. You wouldn't … [Read more...]
Kid Natural Hair Transitions: What’s the Best Transition Plan for my Child?
What plan is the best for parents when they are choosing a natural hair lifestyle for their child? There are 3 different ways a natural can transition. Short term (0-1 months) Mid-term (2-11 months) Long term (1 yr. or more) Not all mothers are willing or ready to chop off their child's hair if they opt for a short or mid-term transition, so what is a mom to do? … [Read more...]
Who Is Tired Of Natural Hair Jokes that are Directed at Kids?
It's so tiring to hear grown people attack children and young people on social networks regarding their hair and wearing it the way it grows out of their head. Yes, I am talking about the recent BET incident where one of the hosts of 106 and Park makes unnecessary and what I consider to be mean comments about a baby's hair. Yes, that baby just happened to be the child of … [Read more...]
5 Things EVERY Natural Should Do Regularly
We are inundated with information about our natural hair every day. Styling seems to take priority over your Home Hair Care, and before you know it, we are all lost from the things we need to be doing, regularly. Then it dawned on me, there are 5 things EVERY NATURAL, yes every natural should be doing no matter their length, texture, or hair aspirations. Let's get into the 5 … [Read more...]
Natural Hair: Why I’ll Never Give My Daughter a Relaxer
Hair is a touchy subject in our community. “Touchy” is probably an understatement. But it’s a subject that never seems to run out of steam. I, for one, am ecstatic to see the explosion of the natural hair movement. And trust, it’s a movement—not a trend. I just recently found out that the sale of relaxers has actually dropped by 26% in the past five years. I started my locs … [Read more...]
Hair Today Gone Tomorrow: How Your Hairstyle Can Impact Your Employment
Do you think you hairstyle is preventing you from landing your dream job, or at the very least a job? This was a shared concern amongst a group of women who participated in a Georgia State University panel discussion titled “Black Women, Their Hair & The Work Place – A Dialogue.” During the discussion panel members discussed the belief hair texture of black women could … [Read more...]
My Husband Didn’t Like My Natural Hair
Last year I was in our bathroom twisting up my hair for the night when my husband walked in and made the comment, "Why don't you wear your hair like you used to?" At first I didn't realize what he was talking about so I replied with the proverbial phrase when you haven't been listening to closely to your spouse, "What did you say honey?" Unaware of the war he was about to start … [Read more...]