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New Style Alert: Undercolor Box Braids with Graphic Undercut

New Style Alert: Undercolor Box Braids with Graphic Undercut

I’ve been bitten by the razor bug y’all. I think it’s paying off. I mean, how cute is this style? It’s a great way to look current and fun while still protecting your hair, and still gives you a lot of versatility. If you want this style, I recommend going right above the ears, cutting low but not bald, and heavily researching your barber before you cut. My initial cut was a bald one, and it took nearly five weeks to grow back out. Shiver.

If you get a cut you like and want to maintain it, you can expect to need a touch-up every three weeks or so, although I found I can go longer if I slick down my undercut with pomade and tie it down for a while before I leave the house.

What do you think? Would you ever rock an undercut?Undercut

12 Natural Hair Hacks for Textures 4a-c

12 Natural Hair Hacks for Textures 4a-c

    Some days, my hair is completely compliant, gorgeous, and controlled.   Most days, it ain’t.   Thankfully, over the years I’ve cultivated a few hacks that I find not only to be effective, but inexpensive and quick. And since I’m all about the sharing, I’ve systematically listed my tips and tricks for your […]

So, About this Texture Discrimination.

So, About this Texture Discrimination.

About a month ago, 4b-c natural hair vlogger Jouelzy posted a highly controversial and unabashed video and article addressing texture discrimination in the natural hair community, mainly at the hands of companies marketing things to the natural haired consumer. She discusses the fact that though she puts out great content, has a large following, and […]

5 Things You Should Be Doing With Your Summer Hair

5 Things You Should Be Doing With Your Summer Hair

  It’s summer!!..ish! If your hair didn’t leap off of your head and give up this terrible past winter it definitely deserves some love. Ease up on the protective styles and embrace it this summer! You know you missed it.   Here are couple things I recommend in order to fully celebrate the upcoming beachfront […]

5 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Listen up, boos of natural hair.

Sometimes you want to the surprise the natural hair wearers that you love, which is awesome. But when certain special days surprise YOU, it’s time for a contingency plan. Don’t have one? No worries. We gotcho playa.
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1.The roses are sold out and if you want to survive the coming hours, you’re going to have to move on. Fortunately, the avocados are still plentiful. Head over to your local grocer and scoop up 8 to 10 for your lady. Packed with vitamins and healthy fats, they make an amazing strengthening and moisturizing conditioner when mashed down and blended with olive oil and plain yogurt.

She’ll thank you later.

And if she doesn’t, just pretend you were gonna surprise her with your “famous” guacamole.
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2.You can buy her negligee if you want, but the chances of you picking a flattering cut, size and color from the dregs of yesterdays frenzy are very slim—especially under stress. Skip the silk and satin under things for silk and satin pillow cases and sheets. They’re easy on her kinks and coils and just as sexy as lingerie with the added bonus of being more thoughtful!
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3. A bottle of champagne is nice. But for our boys on a budget a bottle of argan oil is right up your alley. 100% Pure Argan Oil isn’t as readily available as many of us naturalistas would like and when it is, its usually a pretty penny. (A cute penny, really. $10 an ounce isn’t unheard of.) But that’s only because it’s arguably one of the best oils available not only for hair, but for scalp and skin as well! If you’ve got $20 and can locate some in your city then Happy Valentines Day to you sir! You deserve it!

(If not, get the champagne.)
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4. The girl who can run out of both shampoo and conditioner at the same time, is doing something terribly wrong. Many women will use one bottle of shampoo to two bottles of conditioner. And that doesn’t include those of us who are bathroom chemist and like to mix and blend and concoct things. So if you absolutely cannot locate avocados, satin sheets, or argan oil, pick up at least two bottles of her favorite conditioner and a nice leave in to go with it, making sure petroleum and mineral oil are not among the list of ingredients.

WARNING: When you walk in with bottles of conditioner, she will know that you forgot and you will be in trouble. This needs to be paired with the promise of shoe shopping, a nice meal, a back rub and #5.

 

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5. Let’s say you can’t afford any of this (no shame, we’ve all been there). You can still show how much you care by indulging her in a nice, invigorating scalp massage. Scalp massages are important, not only for hair growth but also for stress and tension relief, but with our busy schedules, when it comes to hair care, scalp love is usually the first to be overlooked. Find a romantic movie on Netflix, light some candles and have her sit in a comfortable chair. Use the pads of your fingers to apply light pressure to the scalp in circular motions. Use peppermint or eucalyptus oil if you can. And be prepared to devote at least an hour.

 

Better luck next year! 

 

 

To the little kink-haired girl.

To the little kink-haired girl.

Little kink haired girl, you inspire me.   Sitting with your texturally diverse friends while wearing your puffs and braids with casual confidence makes me feel so proud. I know that you just think that your barrettes are pretty and that you hate sitting still while Mommy does your hair, but to me, your indifference […]

Guest Post: 5 Must-Try Homemade Recipes for Natural Hair

Guest Post: 5 Must-Try Homemade Recipes for Natural Hair

Abby from My Hair Care writes: If you have natural hair, it is completely normal if not preferable to treat it using natural methods. Preparing your own homemade recipes can indeed combat the most common hair woes using natural means rather than exposing your hair to more damage. Here are DIY homemade recipes that you […]

Ledisi's I Blame You Video Is A Natural Hair Treasure Trove of Greatness

Ledisi’s I Blame You Video Is A Natural Hair Treasure Trove of Greatness

Oh Ledisi.

How do I love thine gilded locs? Let me count the ways.

The title is long because it and only it captures the way watching the video below makes me feel. Ledisi’s song is light yet soulful, the beat is sick, and the hair…LAWD the natural hair styles in this video are breathtaking.

Also. She look fuggin FIERCE in it.

Also.

The man candy isn’t bad at all. 😉

Check it out:

 

Love Is In The Hair ;-)

Love Is In The Hair ;-)

Does love need a preamble? Especially HAIR LOVE??   No.   But I’m a creature of habit. So deal.   Inspired by Valentine’s Day in the way only single kinky-haired girls can be (or maybe just me) I decided that a great way to celebrate was to share some natural hair love with you guys! […]

“New boo, Meet My Hair”

  Is it possible to have an existential crisis connected to hair?   After last night, I’m gonna have to go with the affirmative.  Ugh.   Let me explain.   Ya’ll know how much I love my hair. I LOVE my kinks. I love that it’s growing and that it’s big and different. There is […]