Category Archives: Tips

Want To Maintain Natural Hair? Read These 8 Tips

I’ve been pretty open about my natural hair journey, however, it’s taken over 10 years for me to get a grasp on the basics. From detecting scalp drying ingredients on product labels to detangling without pulling out balls of hair, I learn something new everyday about maintaining and styling my thick curls. But if you’re […]

UNPOPULAR OPINION: BLOWDRYING IS THE EASIEST WAY TO MAINTAIN MY WAIST‐LENGTH NATURAL HAIR

Pictures of my waist‐length natural hair blown out semi‐straight always garner a lot of likes on social media. And I get it. Blown out afro‐textured hair is a fun and sexy look that makes for inspiring ‘hair porn’. But I grew out my afro‐textured hair at a time when there was far less information online […]

CAN WATER‐ONLY WASHING MAXIMIZE NATURAL HAIR GROWTH?

Since we last discussed Whitney (Naptural85), her theory has evolved from incorporating co‐washing to alternating between co‐washing and water‐only washing. (In case you missed the previous discussion, here it is: Does Constant Washing Make Natural Hair Grow Faster?.) What is water‐only washing? Water‐only washing is not a new concept, but it has become increasingly popular […]

Texture Hierarchy, Damage Denial and 4 Other Things the Natural Hair Community Should Leave

Happy New Year, everyone! Now that 2016 is in full swing, I think it’s time we had that conversation. You know, that conversation. Yup, that’s the one. That heart to heart I love to have with my fellow transitioners and naturalistas at the top of the new year, so that our kinks, coils, curls, community, […]

CO‐WASHING INSTEAD OF SHAMPOOING, NO FLAT‐IRONING AND 3 OTHER NATURAL HAIR ‘RULES’ I’VE DITCHED

Ladies, how many times have you heard a new natural go down the list of natural hair don’ts like it’s the Bible? Now, how many of you were once that new natural? Don’t be embarrassed, I was once that natural too. I believed that everything I did to my hair while relaxed, was absolutely not […]