Natural Hair Isn’t For Everyone

Natural hair isn’t for everyone. How many times have you heard someone say these words? Before you to beat me silly,  keep reading. Then you can leave your thoughts in the comment section or send me an email (whatever works for you). I know you’ve heard people say this many times. Hell, you might even be the one in your entourage saying it. I used to be the one saying it too, not even paying attention to how powerful these words are. It wasn’t until I started my natural hair journey that I realized how stupid I sounded. If you’ve followed my blog from the start, you probably know how I decided to go natural. If this is your first time here, take some time to read about the beginning of my natural hair journey here. Anyways, I was one of those people saying Natural hair isn’t for everyone or…

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Natural Hair Stories Shivonne J

Hey ladies! For this edition of our Natural Hair Stories, I am pleased to introduce to you Miss Shivonne J whom I connected with through Facebook. I hope you enjoy her story below. Hi! Tell us about you. What is your name and where are you from? Hey! My name is Shivonne Ntabeseng Jood, from the blog “Jewel in Vee”. I am also a BA, Psychology and Labour Relations Management graduate all the way from Johannesburg, South Africa. On my free time, I am a blogger who is passionate about God, music, writing and I am a firm believer in self-acceptance and loving your fabulous self! Besides that, I work for a natural hair company called The Perfect Hair. Ok Shivonne, let’s talk about hair a little bit! 1- Are you fully natural or still transitioning? I am fully natural. 2- What made you decide to go natural? Well, in…

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Benefits of Practicing Yoga Told By A Newbie

This is not a story about how I saw the light through yoga, or how yoga made me a saint. I just want to share with you how the practice of yoga has helped me improve my life. In one of my previous posts, I mentioned how I use yoga to help me get away from stressful situations and refocus my mind. But in case you didn’t know, practicing yoga can help you in a lot more areas of your life than just refocusing your mind. If you keep reading, you’ll learn about some more benefits of practicing yoga. First, a little story of how I got started practicing yoga. I originally started practicing yoga when I learned that it could benefit me as a runner. God knows during that time I needed all the help I could get to improve my running. But as I delved more into the…

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Best Products For Low Porosity Hair

Today’s post is all about the best products for low porosity hair. If you’re reading this post, chances are you probably have difficulties getting your low porosity hair to act the way you want it to, and you’re looking for a solution to your low porosity hair moisture issues. Don’t you sometimes wish you could change your hair porosity level? Trust me you’re not alone. Unfortunately, you can’t change your hair porosity level. What it means to you is that you need to learn how to care for your hair and buy products that are compatible with your hair porosity level. That’s the reason I decided to write this post. After being a member of the natural community for almost a year, I’ve learned quite a bit about what products work and don’t work for my low porosity hair. So if you are looking for the best products for low…

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3 Secrets To Enjoying A Low-Stress Life

Do you ever at times feel like life throws things at you that you have no idea how to handle which ends up turning you into a stress ball? Are you the kind of person who tries to fix everything whether or not you know how? That’s usually me. I sometimes stress over everything and nothing until I feel myself going crazy. But, after many anxiety attacks that kept me up all night and caused me to break out uncontrollably, I decided enough was enough. I told myself I needed to react less and figure out the best way to live my life with as little stress as possible. See, at 31 I’m quite young and I refuse to start having gray hair and start getting sick over things I can’t control. And the only way to do that is to learn to live a low-stress life. Now I said low stress and…

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My Life As A Loner- Things You Can Enjoy Alone

Since I’ve embarked on a journey of self-discovery lately, I have been able to learn quite a few things about myself. Some I didn’t know and some I probably already knew, but never really paid attention to. One of these things is reconfirming the fact that I am a loner. As if all the signs were not already there, I turned to the one person that should know me best (my fiancé) to get his opinion. He had to pick between social and a loner when thinking of me. Of course, without hesitation, he picked loner. Contrary to what some might think, being a loner is awesome! I’m ok being a loner. I love being alone and doing things all by my lonesome. I find joy in experimenting alone. As much as I enjoy spending time with friends and loved ones, I prefer exploring alone. Peace and quiet are very important to…

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Natural Hair Care Regimen Approved for Low Porosity Hair

Having a Hair Care Regimen is important for the health of your hair. We all hear it too often. It is important to build a hair care regimen for our natural hair to promote its health and growth. But how many of you actually take the time to build a regimen for your hair? I know it sounds painful and can be annoying, but a natural hair care regimen does not have to be if done the right way. I’m going to share with you my own natural hair care regimen. Don’t hesitate to make it your own or tweak it around. It took me a while to come up with a regiment that I was comfortable with and that I felt like I could stick to. But now that I’ve taken the time to build this regimen for my hair, I can see the difference and I know it’s worth…

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Natural Hair Journey- 4 Months Update

Welcome back for an update on my natural hair journey. As the title suggested, I am currently 4 months natural and I am still enjoying the journey! When I took the scissors to my hair in December to get rid of my relaxed ends and start on my natural hair journey, I had no idea what I was doing. And I definitely had no idea what to expect. But here I am 4 months later and I still believe it was the best decision for my hair. As time goes by, I am getting more comfortable with my choices when it comes to styling my hair. I also have a better understanding of the products that I should and should not use on my hair. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you already know that I have low porosity hair. I’m glad I discovered that early on in my journey. Learn…

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Never Feel Obligated to Explain Your Natural

Some women go natural by choice, others are forced to, either for health reasons or other. Everybody has a story. But it doesn’t matter which category you fall under, one thing is for sure, you should never feel obligated to justify or explain your natural to anyone. I decided to write this post because since making the decision to go natural or return to natural (as some like to call it), I’ve been put in many situations where people always feel the need to comment or have an opinion about my hair. At times I don’t mind it, but at times it’s just plain annoying. And many times, unfortunately, I find myself falling into the trap of giving some kind of explanation about my natural hair. Then I start thinking to myself: “Why do I even grace them with a response?”. But of course, it is usually too late when…

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How To Style Your TWA After The Big Chop

So you recently did the big chop and now you are at a crossroad. What are you to do with your hair, or lack thereof? You are starting to question your sanity and doubting the decision to get rid of your relaxed hair. But let’s face it, it’s too late to turn back now. So, the best thing for you to do at this point is to find different ways to style your TWA so you can feel better about you decision to chop your hair off. Where should you start? Don’t worry, I got you covered… In this post we will be discussing different ways to style your hair after the big chop. I recently received an email from one of my lovely readers asking for advice on how to style her hair after the big chop. She recently cut her relaxed ends out after transitioning for 5 months…

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