Going Natural Is It Really For you

Going Natural, Is it really for you? It might sound like a weird question, but it’s really important you take the time to think about it. Some women decide to go natural or start transitioning impulsively. They do it just because they see beautiful pictures of natural hair without really thinking it through. But they quickly revert back to their relaxer once the going gets rough. Are you asking yourself the question yet? Is going natural really for you? Please keep in mind that I am not bashing natural hair.  That’s not what this post is about. I am a natural woman and I wear my natural hair with pride. I just would like to bring awareness to certain aspects of going natural. Let’s talk about the mental and emotional aspect of going natural   We all know that once you change your hair, your appearance changes as well.I was pushed to do some soul searching…

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Natural Hair Queen Of The Week: Leidy

Hello ladies and welcome back to our weekly edition of “Share Your Natural Hair Journey“! For week number two of this segment, I am happy to introduce you the beautiful Leidy Rodriguez! When I first started my instagram account to document my hair journey, Leidy was one of the first people I connected with. I quickly realized her story was worth telling after getting to know her through her pictures and videos so I sent her an invite to participate. Just like Chloe: our first feature, I had the pleasure to ask Leidy a few question about her natural hair journey, and she was kind enough to share with us her story on going natural. By sharing with you  these ladies journeys, my hope is that you can find inspiration to keep you going or even start your own journey. So grab your coffee, kick back, relax and enjoy! Don’t forget to ask your questions…

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To Transition or To Big Chop Your Hair- Which Is Better

In the natural hair community, there’s the never-ending debate whether or not it’s better to transition or to big chop to natural hair. When I made the decision to go natural, I asked myself just like everyone else, which option would be better for me. Would it be better for me to transition or to big chop my hair? After giving it some thought, I decided transitioning was a better option. I came to the decision after going over several scenarios in my head. Five months later, I feel myself nearing the point where transitioning is no longer an option, and it’s probably time for me to big chop my hair. A lot of you are currently considering going natural (probably why you’re reading this article). And with that, you are now wondering whether it’s better for you to transition or to big chop your hair once and for all. There is nothing wrong with…

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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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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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