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 […]

Up Close And Personal With My Shrunken Naked Hair

A reader Melanie wrote to me a few days ago asking to see my naked hair with no products and fully shrunken. Of course I was taken aback by this request and was fully intending to respond saying “No [insert string of profanities here] way!” After all I’ve already shown you guys my wet unadorned […]

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 […]

How I Color My Hair And My Wash Day

I have always loved hair color but years ago circa 2007 when I was still relaxed, I never got the memo that it was a really bad idea to color relaxed hair. On a whim I did just that. I adored my hair immediately after but literally two weeks later, majority of it had broken off. […]

How I Make A Sock Bun Maker, An Itchy Scalp And A Curly Hairdo

I’m in the final few days of a 3 week long experiment without washing my hair. As was expected, I am dying to get at my scalp with a brush and give it a good scrub but alas I cannot until the weekend. My hair has remained surprisingly moisturized throughout, I can honestly say that […]

My Weekend Hair Regimen When Not Washing My Hair

Since I have decided to bypass the whole washing once a week thing in the interest of wearing my hair straight for longer, I had to formulate a Saturday ‘wash day’ regimen that doesn’t involve water. This past week my hair has been soft as expected, it has reverted slightly to a kinky straight, also expected but all in all moisture […]

How I Trim My Hair, It’s Not Often But It’s Quick And Painless

I really don’t think that it’s a coincidence that in the first 3 years of my hair journey I didn’t need to trim my hair once. I have attributed this among other things to the fact that because my hair was pretty short, I couldn’t do much with it by way of styling anyway so I mainly […]