The Best Transitioning Tips — Advice From Trichologist Dr. Kari Williams

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The proliferation of natural hair videos and blogs has been such a beautiful thing. We created a movement, and I LOVE it! However, there’s a particular side effect I’ve noticed that gives me pause. Now it seems like everyone’s an expert, and truly expert opinions aren’t as highly treasured as they should be. I’ve heard […]

I Don’t Get The Mirror Fast Thing

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You know a trend has reached its peak when the New York Times writes a piece on it, but I must have been under some kind of rock when “mirror fasts” became the thing. According to this NY Times piece, Mirror Fasts Help You Take the Focus Off Yourself, bloggers have been all into the […]

How Do You Do Hair Removal?

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Most of the time on this blog if I’m talking about hair it’s all about preserving and celebrating the strands you have on your head – but this is about the other kind of hair. The hair that you wish wouldn’t grow as long or as thick. Bellas, let’s talk body hair. And let’s discuss […]

My FAVORITE Moments from the London 2012 Olympics

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Wait, what? The Olympics are officially over? Whatever will I watch on TV now? For the past two weeks I’ve been absolutely glued to the television every waking moment, watching the world’s best athletes compete at the top of their game. There have been SO many incredible Olympic moments, so much to see and be […]

All About Oil Pulling

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The first time I tried oil pulling, I was at the end of my rope. I had been fighting a disgusting cold for weeks and the coughing and congestion was killing my joie de vivre completely. I was SO OVER IT. I took to Twitter to vent about my ongoing illness and was offered a […]

The Best Quotes About The Gabby Douglas Hair Issue

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Lately I have been struggling to find the right words, or even the desire to write them. Lately I’ve been feeling a bit disappointed when I read articles about natural hair or hair in general – so many of us are judging each other and policing other people’s choices, it creates an abyss of negativity […]

What I Learned From a Man Named Wyatt and a Horse Named Elvis

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Sometimes it takes getting out of your comfort zone to remind you who you really are. Arizona is out of my comfort zone in general – it’s desert and mountains and terrain the likes of which you don’t see often if you’re from the Caribbean. It’s dry and hot and the air is thin. Hi, […]