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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