How I Earn A Living As A Full Time Blogger

I don’t do these kind of posts often, as you know I like to keep my blog mostly about hair or perhaps some of my random ramblings. But I’ve had a few questions from some of you asking how I got started doing what I do and how you can do the same. Not everyone […]

Kids Natural Hairstyles – How Jasmine Has Been Wearing Her Hair

A few of you ladies have asked me how I style Jasmines hair regularly. Well truthfully the reggie that I have for her is so simple it’s laughable. I wash her hair every week or every 2 weeks, depending on time constraints. I usually wash it while she is in the bath for simplicity and […]

Springtime Break In Amsterdam

Before I even get started can I just qualify my absence by saying that I’ve been mad busy over the last few months. Who knew that being a blogger/enterpreneur (yes I think of myself as one of those now) could take so much time away from you. There’s simply isn’t enough time in the day! […]

Breaking My Silence – Why I Have Been Away For So Long

Yes it’s been a hot minute since I wrote anything here. I hate being morbid, in fact I specifically force myself to be cheerful even in my darkest hours, I mean how bad can things really get? Well for me and my family they did a few weeks ago when I lost my Daddy after […]

Finger Detangling Vs Protective Styling For Natural Hair Length Retention

We will be taking Jasmine to Disneyland Paris in September, just over a week before she starts school. When we attended the school open day earlier in the summer Jasi was in a bad mood so she decided that she hated school and refused to play with the other kids. Sigh. I’m really hoping that […]

New Mini Stash, A Beach Day And I Am So Done With Natural Hair Shows

Do you get nervous when a bunch of tattooed men in motorcycles ride by slowly while you are stationary in your car? You know the urban cliche that white people sitting in their cars immediately lock their doors on seeing black people approaching? Well I get the same overwhelming urge for self preservation anywhere near […]

It’s Not The Thickest, The Curliest, The Kinkiest Or The Longest. But I Love It!

This week Petra posted an excellent article about falling in love with your natural hair. One I enjoyed reading every bit as much as I enjoyed editing it. She made some excellent points and the one that grabbed me more than anything was the one about accepting that you won’t always be able to show […]

An Update On My Sister Tasha’s Hair

After almost a year today I finally spoke to my girl Emily Cotton Top on the phone today. It’s weird how you can work with someone for so long and have no idea how they sound. Accent doesn’t travel well over blogs so I was oddly tickled to hear her American accent, naturally everyone sounds […]

Is Consistency Really All That Important Or Do We Naturals Just Stumble Into Long Hair?

I have been enjoying watching some classic naptural85 & haircrush videos this week which got me thinking about how I approached my hhj in the beginning. I’m not a flake. Or at least I make a concerted effort not to be. Yet sometimes I feel that I change my mind so often it surely cant […]

My Havana Twists And Why I Will No Longer Be Using Extensions On My Daughter’s Hair

I have always made use of braid extensions. Having had them installed on my own hair since childhood, kanekalon hair has always been sort of an extension or my hair care repertoire. I will not knock braids now because along with weaves, they have been instrumental in my length retention efforts over the years. I […]

Back To Black – Reclaiming My Natural Hair Color

There is one thing that I have not done in my entire hair journey, that’s to wear my natural black hair color. This is because I have always had a fascination with hair color; brown, golden, blond, orange, you name it, I’ve considered it. When I was relaxed I also had this fascination but after […]

One Of The Only Stylists That I Would Ever Let Touch My Hair

Based on this title you may think that I have something against stylists. I don’t. No really I don’t. It’s just the ones I have come across so far have not impressed me enough for me to put my head within reaching distance of their salons. I came across Renice’s website years and years ago at the beginning of […]