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My Hair Growth & Retention Journey

Over the last three months, I have made a few simple changes to my hair care routine. Recently I noticed a dramatic difference in the moisture and length retention of my tresses, which I believe to be a direct result of the few changes I chose to implement. The changes and improvements have been noticeable so much so that compliments have spilled over from my husband to my mother (every time she sees me, she asks if that's my hair) to friends at church who have begun asking me what's my secret. Though I am currently on a mission to see how long my natural hair can...

Five Things I Have Learned Over The Past 5 Years About Natural Hair

About five (5) years ago, I decided to chop my relaxed hair off. I was almost a year without a relaxer, and I was just tired of dealing with two (2) texture honestly. My experiences since then have been nothing short of tumultuous, full of good days and bad days, ups and downs and sometimes downright confusing. However, as I mastered (or so I like to think even though I know I’m fooling myself) my hair and the care of it, I have learned a lot in the process. Here are some of the things I have learned over the years: NOT EVERYONE WILL APPRECIATE YOUR HAIR This one is...

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Love your coily kinks!

Well, here we go. This year, 2019 makes it four years since I returned to my natural hair. I have no idea why, but I started the journey with a very unrealistic view of what my hair was going to be like. In my mind, my hair was going to be like all the naturalistas I kept seeing on YouTube. Might I add, at the period in time where I was deciding to big chop and binge-watching YouTube videos to mentally prepare myself, the 4C hair community was grossly under-represented.  I knew I had long, thick natural hair before the creamy crack because I remembered all too well the...

Two Strand Twist Out on a Tapered Cut

Every Naturalista has that one style that’s become their signature look. Today I’ll share with you how I achieve my twist out on a tapered cut using a few of my favorite products. Thankfully, this week is TLC week. What that means is that I take my hair through its tender loving care routine to ensure that I give it a really good treatment and wash. Since I’ve had a shorter cut, I don’t fully wash my hair every week. Instead, I usually wash my hair every 2-3 weeks with a co-wash in between to maintain balance. Plus, I tend to have dry scalp flare-ups from time to...