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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From Curls to the Perfect Waves

Last weekend, after I relaxed my hair I did a very fast flexirod set using only 20 of the 1" rods.  I loved the resulting curls, but realized that to preserve them, I would need to roll my hair each night.  I did this on Saturday evening and had fabulous hair for church, but then I just couldn't bring myself to sleep another night in those rollers.  So I did 6 bantu knots hoping to achieve a similar look with my comfortable sleep.  Here is … [Read more...]

So ready to BANG & getting my SWANG on!

Banging & Swanging ChallengeHello Ladies! I wanted to do something monumental and special for the start of the challenge, but I couldn't think of anything!  So...I'll just share my feelings instead.  I am SUPER excited for the start of this challenge!  I've already shared with you my goals for the challenge and I am determined to achieve them, but let me share something personal with you: I'm also a bit scared!  I am SO out of shape and have … [Read more...]

Rollersetter Spotlight: Shika of HairIamWorld

This month's spotlight is none other than a true friend in my head and one I often refer to as my "hair girl" Shika, author of HairIamWorld!  Shika and I go wayyyy back, to when we joined the same challenges on Black Hair Media starting in 2009.  One of the things I love most about her and her blog, is that she started with short hair and has never gotten discouraged or doubted that she will reach her hair goals, and has proven this to be true. … [Read more...]

Nail Care: Home Manicure Steps & Tips

Several of you requested that I share how I care for my nails.  As most of you know by now, I do my nails myself and enjoy wearing different colors and doing nail art from time to time.  I try to remember to post my weekly manicures on twitter, sharing my color choice for the week.  I've been doing my own nails for years.  Like since 7th grade! In college I wore acrylics, but I quickly grew tired of the expense of fill-ins, the way it … [Read more...]

Self Relaxed (11 wks post) & Jumbo Flexirod Set

Alright, alright al-riiiiightttttt!!!!! *Kevin Hart voice*  I self-relaxed at 11 weeks post with my newly stapled relaxer, Optimum Care No-Lye.  I followed similar steps as my last relaxer with just a couple of tweaks:  I parted differently to avoid stressing the same areas, I used ApHogee 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor as my mid-relaxer protein (last time I used the supplied Optimum Care Reconstructor), and when I prepared to relax the front, … [Read more...]

There may be something to this visualization thing…

I would venture to say that I am a pretty positive person generally speaking.  In fact my bff, Toya, often calls me Suzy Sunshine, lol!  And although I've never, ever doubted that I could and WILL achieve my hair and body goals, I've never actually visualized (figuratively or literally) what it will look like on me.  If any of you are familiar with NJoy from LHCF, you are aware that she grew and retained an astounding amount of length, growing … [Read more...]

Bangin & Swangin Challenge Preparation

I'm so excited for this challenge to begin!  I used the month of April to get back on my diet and exercise grind.  I've been determined to get into a groove and have a plan prior to the official start of the challenge.  And let me just say this...I'm glad I gave us all some time to prepare ourselves because I've needed it.  I cleaned out my refrigerator and freezer, organized my cabinets and picked out several recipes I'm excited to try. … [Read more...]

Wash Day: Pre-Relaxer 10 wks Post

My last relaxer was on February 12, making me 10 weeks post.  And in all honesty...my new growth has been more than manageable, its been great.  Aside from puffier roots than normal, I've had no issues washing, combing, rollersetting or styling my hair.  I've not noticed a significant amount of breakage or shedding.  In fact, I was really tempted to continue stretching, but for right now I am comfortable KNOWING that my hair responds well to … [Read more...]