Trend to Try:  Top Knot Hair Bun
Oct12

Trend to Try: Top Knot Hair Bun

No longer a look reserved for librarians, the top knot can be incredibly chic and feminine.  It is a very popular look among celebrities – LaLa Anthony, Ashanti, and Kim Kardashian have all been seen wearing various versions of the top knot bun among many other celebs.  Red carpet, date night, work, or even the gym – this bun is so versatile it works for any occasion.  I used to only feel comfortable wearing low or...

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Do people still lie about being natural?
Oct11

Do people still lie about being natural?

I remember when I was younger, people got texturizers or curl relaxers and claimed it was their natural texture.  Soul Glo juice dripping down the side of their face, they would look you dead in the eye and say “My hair is just curly like this…I didn’t use S-curl!” I would stare blank faced at them, too stunned to even give good side-eye!  I really thought we’ve come out of the age of curly...

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Hair versus Health, A Black Woman’s Struggle!
Oct10

Hair versus Health, A Black Woman’s Struggle!

It is no secret that there is a long standing struggle with Black women between maintaining great looking hair and exercising regularly.  In the June/July issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine, I was shocked to read the following advice from the “experts”: “When you’ve had your hair freshly styled, let that style set in for a week,” offers stylist nadine branch.  “Get your money’s...

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Celebrity Hair Crush:  Kimberly Elise
Oct04

Celebrity Hair Crush: Kimberly Elise

Kimberly is no stranger to the natural hair community and has been very vocal about how much she loves her natural curls, frequently wearing her fro publicly to red carpet events.  Even though her profession requires versatility I love when actresses embrace their real hair and flaunt it whenever the opportunity presents itself.  It is even more encouraging when they take the time to share their thoughts on their natural hair, their...

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Trend to Try: Braided Headband
Oct03

Trend to Try: Braided Headband

I absolutely LOVE this look!  In my opinion, the braided headband is not a trend because its always in style.  However, it does seem to be more popular lately. There are so many variations – you can create a cornrow or french braid against your scalp or make an unattached plait and pin it across the front.  Chili went old school and made two braids then connected them in the middle   Thick braids tend to look more regal and...

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