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]


Crochet Braids Senegalese Twists Tutorial

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I've been working with my little cousin to help repair her broken hair (see previous tutorial here), she has beautiful natural 3c/4a hair but damaged it after removing her last set of individual box braids.  The result was areas of her hair that extremely short.  I considered giving her a tapered cut or even and "undercut" look, but decided either may be a bit too adult for her age and personality.  So we decided to do crochet braids since it … [Read more...]

Favorite Drugstore Hair Products? Your Feedback Please!

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I was recently asked what conditioners I am currently loving and of course, my response was Bee Mine.  The friend then said "No...I want something I can just run to the store and grab."  I was stumped for a moment.  Finally I responded "Well, I hear really good things about the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil line."  The friend paused, then said "Hmm, yeah...but I don't feel like searching different Target stores to try to find it. … [Read more...]

Summer Curls | Perm Rod Set


Remember my epic fail at attempting a flexirod set earlier in my transition?  And what I didn't share is that I also attempted curlformers as well (I also tried them while fully relaxed also...still can't get it) and it too was an epic fail.  As great as I was at rod sets while fully relaxed, I truly struggled to find a good curly hair style for my transitioning hair.  I only wish I tried perm rods sooner!!!  The curls from this perm rod set … [Read more...]

HUGE Moving/Blog Sale!!!

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Wigs - most unworn, hair bundles, clip in extensions, favorite hair products, and more are ALL ON SALE!!!! Yep....time to declutter and what better way than to pass on the savings to you!  I have so many products.  Makeup.  Hair tools.  Most of which I love.  But I really have to clean it out.  Ya'll really have no idea how close to being a hoarder I am.  I don't want to move 8 boxes of hair and beauty items alone!!!  You may have … [Read more...]

My Transitioning Story | 2 Years, No Big Chop

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Before doing any research, the first question every woman who considers transitioning asks is "Do you have to cut your hair to go natural?"  Whether they are familiar with the term 'big chop' or not, most ladies fear being forced into cutting their hair into a short afro.  Adjusting to rocking non-straight hair can be difficult enough but to add being uncomfortable in a short cut....its enough to make many abandon the idea of going … [Read more...]

Wash Day Routine 2015 | New Bee Mine Organics Review

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For the past 4-6 weeks, I have used Bee Mine Products for every single wash day and they are definitely my go-to staples at the moment.  Not just the moisturizers, but the shampoo, the moisturizing conditioner, the curly butter, the juicy hair is absolutely LOVING them!  I used the Bee-U-ti-Ful Moisturizing Deep Conditioner when it was first introduced years ago and although I can't be certain, I believe the owner has tweaked and … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday | Twist Out vs Braid Out

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Welcome back Hair Tip Tuesday!  Today's post is on arguably two of the most popular style techniques in the hair community, the twist out versus braid out.  Personally, I have always preferred braid outs on relaxed hair and twist outs on natural hair (for both myself and other ladies).  Something about the natural curls and coils of textured hair seems to "set" better when twisted and straight hair seems to intertwine with three strands … [Read more...]

Fail Proof Twist Out Tutorial | 4C Transitioning Hair

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I nailed it! I got it down!!!!  I have discovered my fail proof twist out combo!  Products, techniques, styling...I'm so super, extra excited not only for me, but to share it with you guys!  As I shared on Instagram (follow me @EbonyCPrincess), I've been experimenting with a few different techniques over the past week or so and I knew based on trial and error plus some amazing feedback from Blutiful Blaq and other wonderful ladies that my next … [Read more...]