Natural Hair Events, Everywhere!!

Koils By Nature Natural Is Not a Fad event

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!

Tracee Ellis Ross Jet Magazine

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. […]

Party With Kim Coles at Fro Fashion Week TONIGHT!!

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Shoutout to my Atlanta bellas! You don’t know how lucky you are. It seems like there’s always a fabulous natural event happening in the A! This week is Fro Fashion Week — September 17-25, and this weekend, the one and only Kim Coles will be hosting an incredible penthouse party to close out the event […]

A Question for You

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Bellas, I don’t know if there’s a day that goes by, that I don’t get a press release or info, or request for advertising or sponsorship, or even unsolicited product mailed to me…intended for readers with relaxed or straight hair. I get info about wigs and weaves and flat irons and products to make hair […]

Natural Hair, On Campus

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Full disclosure: I wasn’t in a sorority in college. At the time I was so brand new, so fresh off the boat from the islands, that I honestly didn’t get the concept. In my college experience, sororities seemed snobby and elitist and segregrated. I didn’t see why I would pay money or learn secret handshakes […]