Every curl has a story. Discover that of Freddie's and what inspired her to become a naturalista. So let's share my story about why I went natural. I went natural about four years ago because my hormones were starting to act up when I had a relaxer. I would sweat constantly both during the day … Continue reading Girls with Curls: Freddie Pt. 1
Every curl has a story. Discover that of Karla's and how she nourishes her crown of curls from day to day. I like to cleanse and condition my hair using Garnier Fructis products. I wash my hair every day in order to be able to manage it. I like to explore different types of shampoo … Continue reading Girls with Curls: Karla
Meet the Expert: Juanita Smith I recently caught up with my new friend and soon-to-be cosmetology graduate Juanita Smith to discover how she maintains a healthy hair lifestyle. Here's what Juanita had to say – Q: What’s the best advice you've ever received about styling hair? A: Having a solid foundation is important. Things are … Continue reading Meet the Experts: An Interview with Juanita Smith
Let's be honest... Everybody loves a good recommendation, but just because a certain product works well for me doesn't mean it'll necessarily work well for you... No, that doesn't mean all recommendations are useless, but you might want to consider the following next time you hear one... What does my hair actually need? I realize … Continue reading 3 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself About Recommended Products
Meet the Expert: Celena Williams Celena Williams has not only been teaching as a Barber & Cosmetology Instructor for Milwaukee Area Technical College since 2014, but has been the proud owner of her own salon, Divastylz Hair Gallery (DHG), since 2007. One of the things I love about Celena is that she always puts the … Continue reading Meet the Experts: An Interview with Celena Williams
We've all heard the golden rule that we should trim our strands every six weeks, but do we really need a visit from the scissor fairy that often? Chances are, you probably don't... but then you may be wondering, when should you? Here are some of the ways your curls may be telling you it's … Continue reading Snip Snip Snip
Remember when I said deep conditioner should be your best friend? Well, I'd like to introduce you to two of my bathroom besties! Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque You know that childhood friend that never let you down? The one you go way back with and can trust with anything? Well that's … Continue reading Favorite Deep Conditioners
'Cause I mean, it should be! I mean, I know you remember that time Oprah was screaming "You get a deep conditioner! You get a deep conditioner! And YOU get a deep conditioner!" No? Okay, well... If there is one thing I hope to convince all naturalistas of doing no matter what their hair type … Continue reading Is Deep Conditioner Your Best Friend?
If you haven’t caught on, moisture is HUGE within the natural hair community, and for good reason, considering some of the biggest healthy hair concerns shared by naturalistas revolve around moisture retention. That is why knowing your hair porosity is so important. Hair porosity refers to how well your hair can absorb and retain moisture. … Continue reading Hair Porosity Highs & Lows
DISCLAIMER: Apparently ya girl was just introduced to snapchat filters… So please forgive her for the lack of good ol’ plain photos and just try to enjoy an animal filter or two along the way! So we’ve already covered box braids as the go-to classic for anyone wanting a protective style, but maybe classic isn’t … Continue reading Protection with a Twist!