I’m Confused about the Term ‘Big Chop’
Oct29

I’m Confused about the Term ‘Big Chop’

I’m confused about the term big chop.  I like to think I know (almost) all there is to know in the online healthy hair community, with both natural and relaxed hair.  I enjoy reading in forums and blogs they way most people watch television.  Most terms, products, methods, and hair tools I am familiar with and when something new comes up, I try my best to learn about it. However, ‘big chop’ genuinely confuses me and please allow me to...

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How to Wash and Detangle Natural Hair (Part 1)
Oct29

How to Wash and Detangle Natural Hair (Part 1)

Whether your hair is short or long, curly or kinky, washing and detangling your hair can be one of the most intimidating tasks for a natural. When washing hair, you have to remove product buildup without drying it out or creating excessive tangles. In this two part series, we will explore the washing and detangling process. So take notes, go home and experiment, and report back on how things work for you. Pre-poo Surprisingly,...

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Curly Girl Collective Presents “Mane Attraction”
Oct26

Curly Girl Collective Presents “Mane Attraction”

Last Sunday, 300 naturals flocked to Free Candy in Brooklyn, NY to attend the highly anticipated event, Mane Attraction: His Voice, Her Hair.  The event was organized by the beautiful and fly women of The Curly Girl Collective — Julienne, Tracey, Melody, Charisse, Gia, and Simone — and sponsored by Eden BodyWorks.  And much like their are other creative brain children, it stood out among the rest. Mane Attraction featured...

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Textured Beauty:  Tammy
Oct24

Textured Beauty: Tammy

Name: Tammy Hair’s Name:  Well, I refer to my hair as “The Beast” whenever I’m about to wash/style it… lol!  It’s time to tackle the BEAST… lol! Tell us about yourself. I’m an IT Specialist (Civilian) for the Navy and Marines supporting Government software applications. I love spending time with my extra large family lol! I’m a hugh movie buff! I spend a lot of time reading African...

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My Hair Story
Oct21

My Hair Story

“Duro duro, malo malo”, the hairdresser complained. Male patron asks (in Spanish), “How do you  do hair that is so hard and so bad?” Hairdresser begins to respond, but I interject.  “Excuse me. I understand Spanish. Can you please stop talking about me?” That, my friends, is my hair story. Or at least the beginning…   Growing up, my particular hair type was not celebrated in the black...

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