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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Congrats Graduates! New Look, Lovely Blog Award

Thanks everyone for your compliments on the new look of the blog!  I've been wanting to do it forever and a day and planned on having it completed by my one year Blogiversary.  I was only a week late, so I think I did pretty dern good!  Man, the internet is full of how to's and interesting information.  And while dabbling in HTML and web design may be fun for some people - it was sheer torture for me!  I'm still working to tweak some things … [Read more...]

Differences Between Hair Rinses Vs. Glazes

As most of you know, I do clear rinses on my hair about once per month (see benefits of clear rinses).  When I spoke about this addition to my hair regimen, I explained that there were quite a few different brands and types available and promised to return with more information and I’m making good on that promise!All glazes, glosses and rinses are ammonia, peroxide and alcohol free, making them non-damaging for the hair and safe to use … [Read more...]

Simmering Sundays: Lime Chicken Tacos

Still Bangin & Swangin ladies??? This recipe is from one of my absolute all time favorite cookbooks:  Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook.  I love this cookbook because it has breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes along with dessert and snacks.  Each recipe provides all of the nutritional info and since it is a diet cookbook, they are usually less than 300 calories.  And they are easy to follow, have pictures, and include all kinds of cook … [Read more...]

Bantu Knot Out Tutorial & 3 Different Styles

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In a couple of my recent YouTube videos I created a cute style with bantu knots and a tutorial was requested and I am happily obliging.  There are a few tips I've learned along my hair journey on how to get a great bantu knot out which are included in the tutorial.  In the second video I give three style ideas for how to rock your bantu knots, enjoy! How to do Bantu Knots: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxwqtj6ATy4 Beach Wave … [Read more...]

HOTD: French Braid

Something relatively new about my mindset regarding my hair is that I'm okay with not wearing it down a lot.  Before my HHJ - I only considered my hair "done" when it was down.  After I began my HHJ I refrained from heat use and wore a lot of braidouts, but mostly down or half-down.  Since the start of the rollersetting challenge, something in my head shifted and I no longer feel like I am only getting my time's worth out of my sets if I wear … [Read more...]

Simmering Sunday: Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Chicken

This week's meal idea is part recipe, part product review.  I saw the new Kraft Fresh Take Rosemary & Roasted Garlic recipe in the cold cheese aisle.  I told you before that I really enjoy cooking but I'm always looking for ways to cut down on time in the kitchen, particularly the clean up!  So when I saw these little mix packets, I was intrigued!  They come in two other flavors:  Italian Parmesan and Southwest Three Cheese.  I really … [Read more...]

Revisiting Bee Mine Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz

Anyone who has been following my hair journey for a while knows how much I love Bee Mine Moisturizers.  I honestly can say, they are by far the best moisturizers that I have ever used.  Every single product has a special use for my hair and at any given time, I normally have all of my favorites on hand.  I've done a review on all of the items and mentioned the only one I didn't like was the Bee Mine Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz. … [Read more...]

I Self-Dusted and a Haul!

Here are the items I picked up at random places this week. Top (left-to-right): 15 shower caps (deep conditioning & pre-pooing), organization baskets and bins.  I've been working on cleaning up all of my hair, beauty, and nail products and after my last sweep through, I realized I needed some smaller bins for different items.  I picked these up at my local dollar store, called Deals, and I think these will be the final items I need.  When I … [Read more...]