Natural Hair Queen Of the Week: Chloe

Ladies, to kick off our “Share Your Natural Hair Journey Segment” I am excited to introduce to you Chloe from Naomindoll. I got to picked Chloe’s brain a little bit. Today she is sharing with us what pushed her to go natural and what impact wearing her natural hair has had in her life. Without further ado, let’s find out what she had to say! Tell us about you. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Chloe and I’m just an average girl from the Caribbean island of Barbados. Are you fully natural or still transitioning? I am currently fully natural and absolutely loving it. What made you decide to go natural? There were two reasons: Firstly I was concerned about the health of my hair and my body. Have you ever looked at the back of a box of relaxer? It says that you shouldn’t…

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How To successfully Set Up Your Wedding Budget

Welcome back to wedding planning series! If you’re reading this post, you probably are gearing up to start planning your wedding, and are wondering where to start. As I briefly mentioned in “10 Things to Do After You Get Engaged“, as soon as the excitement of the engagement dies down, set up your wedding budget. Remember that your wedding budget is the most crucial aspect of wedding planning. First, what is a wedding budget? A wedding budget is figuring out how much you have at your disposition to spend on your wedding festivities. A wedding budget is just like any other budget. You find out how much money you have, and you plan the wedding around that specific amount. Why is having a budget important for your wedding? Having a budget will prevent you from spending beyond your means. Setting up a wedding budget will help you narrow down the vendors you approach for your wedding services…

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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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10 Things to Do After You Get Engaged

He popped the question, now You’re engaged! Congratulations!!! But what should you do next? Your engagement is by far the best moment of your life whether you were expecting it or not. The man of your dreams got on one knee and popped the question. Now you can barely contain your excitement. This is a normal feeling, and everyone experiences it right after they get engaged. The question becomes: What should you do now that you are engaged?   As someone who’s been in your shoes, I know a thing or two about it. So I’ve put together for you a list of 10 things to do after you get engaged. 1- Share the news with your family and friends. It is tempting to announce your engagement on Facebook. Of course It is an exciting moment in your life and you want the world to know about it. Call your parents and family members first before taking it…

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9 Things to Do While Visiting Puerto Rico

Are you due for a getaway and looking for your next vacation destination? Look no further. Visiting Puerto Rico might be just what you need. This year’s long-awaited vacation finally happened and it was everything I wished for. Work has taken so much of our lives that we have not really had the chance to unwind. Visiting Puerto Rico was the perfect getaway and a nice distraction from everyday life for us. This beautiful island was so worth the trip. It’s funny to think that Puerto Rico wasn’t even our first pick. We previously discussed Jamaica, Mexico. And after some back and fourth we picked Puerto Rico at the very last minute. I really had no idea what to expect traveling there. I have a few friends who are Puerto Rican, but only one non-Puerto Rican in my entourage had been to Puerto Rico and she didn’t say much about her…

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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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Should I Big Chop or Should I Transition

15 weeks post relaxer, I have no idea what my next course of action will be. I have been thinking a lot about it lately, and I just cannot agree with myself on anything. I knew going on a hair journey would be tough, I just never thought it’d be that hard. I wonder how many of you ladies go/went through this with your hair. Please tell me some of you do. I’d hate to think that I am the only indecisive/confused one out there. Anyways, when I started my hair journey, I had no idea what I was doing, nor  what to expect. I didn’t even know I was on a hair journey. I was the girl looking for answers to her badly damaged hair. After consulting youtube and numerous blogs, I decided the solution to my problem was to stretch my relaxers. As I dug deeper I started convincing myself…

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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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