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]


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 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...]

HOTD: Cheetah Bow Bun

Hair Accessories Make Everything Better - Today's Bow Bun I'm participating in Shar's (The Awkward Stage) bun here is my simple lil bow bun for today - nothing fancy but I love the accessory!  Its an elastic ponytail holder with a satin bow attached, which I picked up from Forever 21 (my new spot...clearly!).  My hair felt super moisturized at the end of the day so I clearly see why bunning works so well for many ladies to … [Read more...]

HOTD: Retro Inspired Updo

A few weeks ago I was shopping with my friend Carmelita in Ulta and the saleslady had the CUTEST retro updo!  It was created with victory rolls (large barrel pincurls) and she completed her look with a flower hair accessory and very 1940s makeup.  I was so impressed that I asked if I could take a picture for my blog...she was flattered and a bit nervous at the same time.  She agreed, but I could tell she was a bit uneasy so I promised not to … [Read more...]

Wash Day: Rollerset & Pincurls

Sorry for the lack of hair posts lately - or it may just seem that way to me and not you. I've been taking pictures, but my with my laptop dead and my desktop having Windows XP I'm not able to retrieve them (my camera evidently isn't compatible with XP).  So these photos were taken with my cell phone; Which explains why I'm half cut off in most of them...taking photos of myself on MY phone is no easy feat!  In any event, my hair has been … [Read more...]

The importance of PREPARATION in your diet

Recently, I sat down and thought about my past successes in losing weight.  For ME diet is everything.  I've lost a significant amount of weight twice now...more on that later.  The first time, I exercised very little until I neared my weight loss goal but lost weight pretty easily and the second time I exercised vigorously but did not diet strictly and loss much less weight although my body changed significantly (inches lost, more muscle … [Read more...]

A bit of a ramble

HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!!!! <p>This is a mobile post since my laptop's processor apparently died. Last week I did nothing with my hair, nothing at all. I wore a bun all week except for Wednesday when I went to karaoke and wore the u-part wig. I had my daddy snap a couple pics for ya...he had such a hard time using my phone camera! Lol. Nothing special...just a regular ole bun!I asked daddy to pick my nail color...I really wanted something … [Read more...]

Headband Haul with Daddy!

Sorry about the lighting!In case you haven't heard (cause I've been tweeting and talking about it all week) my daddy is here visiting for the weekend!  And I'm SUPER hype!  He doesn't come as often as my mother and brother do because they are able to get here at the expense of their jobs.  But I love Daddy-daughter time!  One of the things he asked me about prior to arriving is if there was a nearby Reebok outlet because he had a 40% off … [Read more...]