Going Natural: The Good and The Bad

Have you been thinking about going natural, but are hesitant to take the jump? Don’t worry, you are not alone. You aren’t the only woman out there considering ditching the relaxer and going natural. There is a ton of ladies already rocking their natural hair or currently transitioning to natural hair. The natural hair community is big and it is taking over the world. The number of black women all over the world giving up their relaxed hair and going natural is astonishing and simply amazing. So stop hesitating, and join the rest of us who are making the switch to natural. When going natural, there are two sides to consider: the good and the bad. So in honor of  you’re considering making the switch from relax to natural, here is a list of the good and the bad of going natural I’ve compiled for you. The Good Healthy hair. Going natural will…

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How To Properly Wash Your Braids

Braids are a transitioner’s best friend. Box braids feed in braids, Senegalese twists, you name it, they all hold a special place in our hearts. But as much as we love wearing braids, they also present a major challenge. How can you properly wash your braids and avoid frizz altogether? This concern I know will never get old. As long as we keep wearing braids, the question will always get asked. It is also a popular subject on many hair blogs. Anyone who wears braids eventually researches the subject. When transitioning to natural hair, you will find yourself more often than not gravitating towards braids. Braids are a great protective style and a life saver for any transitioning girl. But how do you properly wash your braids? As a protective style, braids are meant to facilitate a break from daily manipulation and avoid breakage. But as awesome as wearing braids can be, washing a head full of…

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Deep Conditioning – What You Should Know

ALTHOUGH THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE PAGE FOR MORE INFO. Do you know everything you should about deep conditioning your hair? As a new naturalista or as someone newly embarking on her hair journey, you have many questions about caring for your hair. Unfortunately, you don’t necessarily get answers to these questions right away. Or sometimes you find the answers through trial and error. One of the many questions I had was bout deep conditioning. I will shed some light for you below. Deep conditioning is such an easy process, but sometimes we forget one important aspect: how long is too long for a deep conditioning treatment? This can be a silly question to someone who’s always known how to take care of her hair, but important to one who’s always relied on her hairdresser to do so. If you’ve been researching, you probably know by now…

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How To Achieve Beautiful Curls Using Perm Rods

Lately I’ve been trying to figure out different ways I can style my hair and look presentable in public since my SLAP is not quite suitable for all occasions. One thing I didn’t take into consideration when I started this hair journey was how hard it would be to style my hair as I transition. My go to style being relaxed had always been letting my hair down, and the occasional buns. In my quest for finding new hairstyles that I’d be able to rock as I transition,  for the first time ever last weekend, I attempted curling my hair with perm rods. I wanted to curl my hair, so I went digging on youtube and found a tutorial on how to achieve beautiful curls using perm rods. It was time to give it a try. I must tell you though, for a first timer like me, these tutorials look a lot easier than they really…

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The Dangers Of Protective Styling

Protective Styling, a natural’s best friend! If you are on a hair journey, whether you’re transitioning or are natural, chances are you’ve had your fair share of protective styling. I am no stranger to protective styling. In fact, I’ve grown to really appreciate them within the past few months. Protective styles have saved my life when I had no idea what to do with my transitioning hair. What is protective styling? Protective styling is when you style your hair in a way that your ends are protected against the elements that can cause tangles and breakage such as your clothes, your cotton pillowcase, your phone etc… (I think you get the picture). Examples of protective styles are weave, wigs, twists, braids. Protective styling is also the best way to protect your hair from over manipulation. When I get tired of dealing with my natural hair, or when I feel like it…

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Best Vacation Hairstyle- How To Style Your Hair for Your Next Vacation

  Great! It’s that time of the year, you are going on vacation and it’s exciting! Unfortunately, you don’t have any idea of what to do with your precious hair.  What would be the best way to style your hair while you’re away? What is the most convenient hairstyle? Is there such thing as vacation hairstyle? Questions, questions… But what is the answer? I know this feeling all too well. Finding out which hairstyle to rock when I go on vacation always gets me really nervous. Whether I’m going away or going out, my hair is usually the one thing that challenges me the most. Figuring out which hairstyle works always turns out to be a nightmare. Thankfully it wasn’t the case this time around. I just came back from my vacation in Puerto Rico, and I must say it was the best one to date. I had great company, a lot of fun, and I…

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Thinking About Going Natural? Think Twice

Have you been thinking about going natural for some time and are weighing in your options still? You might be asking yourself is it the right thing for you to do, or is it a bad idea? Now that the natural hair movement has really taken over the world, going natural seems to be the cool thing to do. Everywhere you go you can’t help but notice black women flaunting their kinks and coils for the world to see. There is definitely a big rise in the number of black women all over the world thinking about going natural and ditching their relaxers. Some of these women have been relaxed all of their adult lives. So that means they most likely have no idea what their natural hair looks like. When it comes to me, I have a slight idea about the natural state of my hair, but I can’t know for sure until I am 100…

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Protective Styling Gone Wrong- Protective Styles To Avoid

We all get to the point where we realize we need a break from constant manipulation of our hair. When that moment comes, protective styling is usually the way to go. Unfortunately, I quickly realized the hard way that not all types of protective styling are worth the try. Currently 9 weeks into my relaxer stretch/natural hair journey (still a little undecided), I figured it was time to give my hair a much needed break. I turned to google for some inspiration, and in came my protective styling of choice: the feed in braids. After looking at a variety of pictures, I grew confident, that the feed in braids were a great option. Feed in braids are designed to be somewhat bigger in size. They don’t take much time to achieve. I figured they were the perfect style for me. I pretty much thought of everything. One thing I didn’t know was that the…

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My Hair Journey Story

Welcome darlings, My hair story is similar to that of most brown girls we all know. I’m sure it will sound familiar to you. At an early age, I was introduced to the “Creamy crack” as we so lovingly call it or (relaxer), to tame my mane. When I was growing up, people (at least the ones around me) didn’t really do much to their natural hair. I now realized that they probably didn’t really know how to take care of the coils in their hair. With that said, I was tired of the pain I always experienced each time my hair was being combed. And of course, I felt ugly compared to the other girls my age with straightened hair. So, at the tender age of 13, if my memory serves me well, I had my first relaxer applied and never looked back. I remember that day as if it was…

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