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Ten Ways the Maker of the Blue Ivy Petition Could Have Spend Her Time Better

Ten Ways the Maker of the Blue Ivy Petition Could Have Spend Her Time Better

The Internet has been making me so sad lately.   I recently read that a woman, so annoyed with the state of 2-year-old Blue Ivy’s hair actually took time out of her day to go to change.org to put together a petition to get the baby’s hair combed. She eloquently states, “As a woman who […]

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 […]

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 […]

You are Lupita.

You are Lupita.

Lupita Nyong’o almost wasn’t. In the past few months Lupita Nyong’o has taken the world by whirlwind storm with her grace, beauty, talent, and sincerity. She takes her pictures with a soft smile and a calm serenity, all the while totally killing a self-selected couture number (the girl has impeccable taste, yo). Every time she […]

From the archives: What is Manageability?

From the archives: What is Manageability?

November 15, 2011 I remember the first time I dealt with straight hair.   I was a freshman in high school in Milwaukee, WI. My blue-eyed, blonde-haired, straight-stranded friend Becky (yes that was her real name) wanted me to curl her hair for a special occasion that was coming up. I said sure! I was […]

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 […]

Reasons Why It's Ok For Your Hair to Hate Combs

Reasons Why It’s Ok For Your Hair to Hate Combs

Literately every time I tweet “The kinkier your hair is, the less likely it is to tangle” I get an overwhelming amount of responses from naysayers and skeptics (seriously, I could tweet it at 3 am and it seems like people would actually wake up in order to contest it). Trying to expound on the […]

How I'm Growing My 4c Hair Out-Updated

How I’m Growing My 4c Hair Out-Updated

  Guys! My hair is growing out! Excuse me if my excitement seems unwarranted but after a year of coloring and manipulation, my hair was in a state of stagnation at best, damage at worst. This was upsetting to me for a myriad of reasons, you can imagine. 1) My hair wasn’t growing. That’s frustrating […]