Black Women, Hair, and Exercise. Tips From the Pros

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Here’s one natural hair story I’m sick of — the “black women don’t exercise because of their hair” story. It’s been written too many times and guess what? It isn’t necessarily true. Yes, sure — there are women of color who don’t want to get their hair all sweaty, especially after getting their hair freshly […]

Apparently I Look Like X-Factor’s Rachel Crow

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I really don’t watch as much TV as I used to, and consequently I tend to be ever so slightly out of the pop culture loop. Especially when it comes to reality television. I have no idea what’s happening. But lately, every time X-Factor comes on TV, my timeline fills up with tweets. “Look at […]

The Natural Hair Muppet is BACK!

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Back in 2010, a little curly ‘froed Muppet on Sesame Street stole my heart and made the rounds of every hair blog on the internet. Who can forget that adorable natural haired Muppet who sang I Love My Hair? Back in 2010, many of us publicly expressed concern that our little Muppet sistren would be […]

Natural Hair Events, Everywhere!!

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I found this photo of a hair show from the 1920′s, featuring the products of Madam CJ Walker, and it struck me. Hair shows and events are a part of our collective history, dating back further than I had assumed. Hair shows have traditionally been about sharing and displaying pride in our unique beauty. And […]

Tracee Ellis Ross And That Gorgeous Hair, On The Cover of Jet!

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I hope you haven’t been sleeping at the magazine rack, bellas — in case you haven’t checked out venerable magazines Ebony or Jet lately, they have been bringing the HEAT. Ebony has become thoroughly engaging from cover to cover — the October issue featuring Mary J. Blige is visually stunning and intellectually satisfying all the […]

Quick, Easy Head Scarf Tutorial!

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At my event in Toronto, I had the pleasure of meeting many lovely naturalistas and many of the bellas who attended were entrepreneurs, bloggers and generally interested in fashion and beauty. One of the ladies who I met was the lovely Thomasina Greaves, creator of teeshirt line Love Me As I Am. In addition to […]

The Three Dollar Item Just About Every Woman Needs

Zip-It drain cleaner for natural curly hair

If you’re like me, you love to care for your hair. Shampooing, conditioning, and detangling. And then there’s body care. Body scrubs, body washes, shaving gels and the general detritus of skin cells. If you’re like me, you might have a reputation for clogging drains. My husband is SO OVER IT. And so am I. […]