Angela Simmons Shares Long Hair Secrets

Ever since the era of social media, celebrities have shared photos of their hair sans weaves first through Twitter and now via Instagram.  Angela Simmons’ hair share a few years ago quickly circulated the internet with women on blogs and hair boards alike in awe of how long and healthy her hair is.  Although there… [Continue Reading]

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Wash Day | Flexirods on Dry Hair

Arguably my favorite two styles of all times are roller and rod sets.  While relaxing my hair, I had gotten to the point where I was able to set my hair in 45 minutes or less and with my amazing dryer, would also dry in about the same amount of time.  I prefer not using… [Continue Reading]

Flexirods on 4C Natural Hair

All About Crochet Braids!

Crochet braids have had a HUGE resurgence in popularity over the past few months.  You may remember this look from the 90s, but a few updates to technique and hair used has given the style completely new life!  As a refresher from my original post on crochet braids, the style is created by braiding your hair… [Continue Reading]

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7 Scarf Hairstyles for Bad Hair Days

Despite the fact that I’ve been hiding my hair away through protective styles through most of my transition, I still have bad hair days.  Days where my edges and closure isn’t quite blended right, or when I don’t want to use heat to straighten them or when the waves and curls of my virgin hair… [Continue Reading]

Scarf Hairstyles

Atlanta Exes Star Torrei Hart Talks Hair, Locs & Family

Vh1′s new reality show, Atlanta Exes, is a spin-off of the Hollywood version and also features a group of women who were once married or engaged to famous entertainers.  Torrei Hart is one of the stars of the show and was once married to comedian superstar, Kevin Hart.  If you are a fan of Kevin’s comedy,… [Continue Reading]


1st Wash with Kerapro for Dry to Very Dry Hair

Anti Frizz Elixir & Intensive TreatmentI shared my Kerapro haul from Sally's in this post, where I bought the shampoo, two more deep conditioners and the elixir (serum).  You may remember me mentioning my fabulous initial thoughts about the Kerapro conditioner here.  This week, I decided to try the entire Kerapro line together, by itself.  I washed once with the shampoo, dc'd with the intense treatment without heat for about 15 minutes (the … [Read more...]

Review: Shellac Manicure (incl. hair thoughts)

(I wrote this back in September and forgot to schedule it to post, sorry!!!)Shellac manicures have become wildly popular.  It costs more than a regular manicure but less than a full set of gel or acrylic nails.  Shellac is actually a brand of soak off gel nail polish, but there are other brands such as Axxium, Gelish, Gellac, CND, Cheez, etc.  If you do a google search for 'soak off gel nail polish' you will receive a bunch of brands and sites … [Read more...]

Hair Ramble

Today's High BunI've been trying to alternate the direction in which I wrap my hair to avoid thinning on my left side.  It's funny how difficult it is for me to wrap towards the left, but when I do it the "normal" way - I swear I can do it in less than 60 seconds in the dark with one hand tied behind my back!  lol.  I was aware that wrapping in the same direction could cause thinning, but since the start of my HHJ I figured I didn't wear my … [Read more...]

Black Men & Interracial Relationships (completely non-hair related)

I received two very interesting emails regarding my post about my class reunion.  To refresh your memory, or enlighten you if you have not read that post, I was discussing my feelings about my father, brother and two male friends and stated that because of their presence in my life, I know for a fact that good Black men exist and are not a scarcity as society sometimes leads us to believe.One email asked if I was against interracial … [Read more...]

My “new” APL seems longer!

While visiting NJ, my homeboy "G" was supposed to come visit me, but he got lazy had to work.  We live a good 2 hours away from one another in NJ without traffic, which never happens on a holiday weekend so I wasn't too mad that he didn't make the drive down.  However, the other day I was whining telling him how sad I was we didn't see each other and we caught up on our weekend activities.  I told him how I just had my hair trimmed because my … [Read more...]

Get your FREAK on!

Finally a new YT video.  I was uninspired and busy so I hadn't done any videos for a while - but as soon as I saw the tag from Aireen, I knew I'd do it via video.  Thanks for the tag chica!  Enjoy. … [Read more...]

Class Reunion Deets!!!!

(please read/scroll all the way thru til the last pic, you will love it!)I told you I love this party because I get to kick it with my fam!Left to Right, my brother, Damon, me, my cousins Lish and D (who are also brother and sister)One cousin left early before the pic (grrrrr) and the others didn't come.As I told you, I really don't have any "great" outfit pics.  I wore a black blazer over the dress for the reunion, but once the party started a … [Read more...]

Planning my class reunion

I am (was) my Class President, sophmore - senior year.  I was secretary Freshman year and unhappy about our leadership (I was such a friggin renegade in high school, lol!) so I decided to run for President. I realized it was a larger responsibility if elected senior year because that makes you class president for LIFE and the primary responsibility is planning reunions.  I took the responsibility seriously - such a type A personality - and … [Read more...]