Natural Hair Discussion: Is it easier if you start with short hair?
Oct02

Natural Hair Discussion: Is it easier if you start with short hair?

When I first began my healthy hair journey, my hair fell to about neck and chin length.  I refrained from relaxing for seven months due to a bad relaxer service (see my hair story for more details) because I was waiting to return to my trusted stylist.  However, the longer I stretched my relaxer – the more thought I gave to transitioning.  I decided against it for a few reasons, but about a year later revisited the idea of allowing my...

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Design Essentials at Spelman Market Friday
Oct01

Design Essentials at Spelman Market Friday

Recently,  Design Essentials®, helped the scholars of the Atlanta University Center head back to school in style with a special kickoff at Market Friday—  a student vendor fair on the campus of Spelman College. The Design Essentials® booth drew more than 600 beauties from Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University to receive free, full retail sizes of the Design Essentials® Natural Moisturizing Conditioner and free natural...

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Acceptable Ways to Wear a Scarf in Public
Sep25

Acceptable Ways to Wear a Scarf in Public

As I begin this post, I pray you are not the woman of whom I speak.  The one who wears bonnets in public.  The woman who rocks rollers outside the confines of her home.  Said chick who walks around with her hair wrapped with a grease stained scarf tied around her head.  PLEASE tell me that is not you.  If it happens to be, please understand that none of the aforementioned are never acceptable.  Not if it is late, not if you just had...

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Rihanna’s Hair at the VMAs
Sep18

Rihanna’s Hair at the VMAs

I’ll be honest and tell you that while I absolutely LOVE award shows, I cannot stomach the VMAs.  Maybe I’m just too old for the foolishness, or maybe I’m simply out of touch with what’s really hot in the streets these days, but I rarely watch the broadcast.  I attempted to tune in briefly to see if there were any new haute hairstyles (my hair obsession knows no limits) and was greeted with the above image of...

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Don’t Call My Relaxer Creamy Crack!
Sep17

Don’t Call My Relaxer Creamy Crack!

Some women who are new to the online hair world credit Chris Rock with coining the term ‘creamy crack’ in his documentary Good Hair, but it was a common term in the healthy hair world long before that film was even in production.  Relaxed and natural women use the term alike, but I am actually slightly offended by its use.  I’ve already explained my philosophy on hair – I love all types and textures and my priority is promoting...

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