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]

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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]

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Fitness Friday | Personal Jillian Michaels Challenge

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My countdown for Destination Jamaica is officially on!  I've known about this trip for months and of course the first thing that popped into my head was "I wanna feel and look good on that beach!"  After all, isn't every woman's first thoughts when planning a vacation 1) what they are going to wear and 2) what they are going to do with their hair?  So, I immediately told myself I had to get back into shape.  However, work demands and let's be … [Read more...]

Revive Your Hair | Understanding Ingredients

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It's been a few weeks since my last post in the Revive Your Hair series - but to refresh everyone's memory, I've decided to revisit healthy hair practices and techniques that will help our hair thrive.  The older the "healthy hair game" gets along with advancing social media (i.e. Instagram), the less interest people have in truly learning how to take care of their hair.  It's all about the latest trendy style, quick product reviews on hold, … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Eggplant Parmesan with Zoodles

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Remember last year when I followed a vegan diet for a month?  I had no intentions of trying to become vegan, or even vegetarian full time, but certain habits were life changing for me.  One of the biggest changes was my shift in thinking - beforehand whenever I would plan meals, I always started with the meat first then tried to think about what "sides" would go with it.  Now, I place just as much - if not more - emphasis on the vegetable … [Read more...]

Crochet Braids for Maturing Naturals

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Crochet braids are an incredible protective style for a few reasons:  none of your hair is left out making it very low maintenance and healthy for your hair, they look best using synthetic (bulk) hair which makes it a very inexpensive style, and it is super simple to install and remove.  For all of these reasons, my mom decided to take the plunge with the trend, but as she is a "maturing natural" - she did NOT want a voluminous, full look with … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Meal Prep with Salad in a Jar Recipes

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You and I both know preparation is everything.  We are well aware that success - in any form, not just with fitness and weight loss - comes to those who properly prepare themselves.  I have personally experienced the huge difference taking the time to prep and plan my meals makes.  So why I don't do it consistently is beyond me!!!  Well, that is water under the bridge because this week, I returned to meal prepping HARD.  And as a result (of … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Ski Trip + Still Loving My Spiralizer

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Hey ladies!  Are you following me on Instagram?  If not, please do @EbonyCPrincess; I actually intended to get this post up last week but weather delays kept me in Jersey longer than planned so I'm a week late sharing.  I seem to always assume that everyone is up to date on things from my IG account....which is totally unfair.  Anywhoo - those who are following probably caught some of my pictures from a couple of weeks ago when I went on a … [Read more...]

Revive Your Hair | Heat Free Styling

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Back with a second installment in the Revive Your Hair series!  The topic of discussion today centers around heat free hairstyles.  Why do the majority of ladies focusing on healthy hair avoid frequent use of heat?  Because hair is comprised of protein and heat denatures (breaks down) protein.  Any scientist will tell you that proteins denatured (the technical term for 'broken apart') through high levels of heat are able to reaneal (fix or … [Read more...]

Revive Your Hair | Baggying & Greenhouse Effect

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Happy Monday Ladies!  I've decided to start a new series, called Revive Your Hair, focusing on some basic techniques and information that will help your hair thrive.  There are so many great new products and emphasis on creating fabulous styles that we can easily drift away from caring for our hair.  Sometimes we just have to go back to the basics, revisit the oldies but goodies, and give your hair some extra TLC!  So the first topic is … [Read more...]