Dealing With The Emotional Factors of “Going Natural” Pt.1

This post was inspired by my sister Iris. She took a courageous leap of faith (and advice from her big sis) and decided to say good-bye to the relaxer and return to her naturally textured hair. Yep, she did it! Her hair is now back to its original state - soft, curly, full of life … Continue reading Dealing With The Emotional Factors of “Going Natural” Pt.1

Inspiration for New Naturals

We have a new page! - Inspiration for New Naturals (IFNN). Have you considered returning to your naturally textured hair? Just completed a big chop? Or know someone who is going through a difficult natural hair journey? Well, this page is for you! The page is found under the Hair tab on the navigation bar. … Continue reading Inspiration for New Naturals

Why Should We Deep Condition Our Hair?

Deep conditioning (DC) is important to maintaining healthy and happy hair - natural or relaxed. If performed on a regular basis, this treatment helps our hair retain moisture and protects it "deep" within the fiber to support the hair until the next treatment. The protective action of regular conditioners last only a few days. Therefore, … Continue reading Why Should We Deep Condition Our Hair?

Henna for Hair: The Natural Colorant For Covering Gray Hair

Hey Sisters, Several of you asked what methods I use to color my hair - specifically the little "sprigs" of gray that tend to surface occasionally. As you know, I used permanent, commercial hair dyes for many years before noticing how the chemicals were slowly eating away and damaging my hair. I also tried semi-permanent … Continue reading Henna for Hair: The Natural Colorant For Covering Gray Hair

How Does Our Hair Grow? Factors and Phases Explained

Hey Sisters, Do you ever wonder how your hair really grows and what's happening when it begins to shed? So do I. Well, I did some research for us and discovered our hair travels through three main phases of growth in the course of a lifetime.  A fourth phase, exogen is optional and does not happen for … Continue reading How Does Our Hair Grow? Factors and Phases Explained