On Hair Towels and Pillow Cases


Originally posted on BV Hair Talk. Shampoos, conditioners, and styling products are important parts of hair care…but it doesn’t stop there, especially for women who are serious about taking excellent care of their hair. If you’re truly dedicated to taking your haircare game to the next level you need to think about the fabrics you […]

Spring Into Summer Sof N Free Giveaway!


This has not been a stellar week for Chicago, weather wise. As I write this I’m looking out at low lying fog, wet streets, and breath-chilling cold. In May. But tomorrow it’s predicted to be in the 60′s or 70′s again. And so it goes. When the weather is this schizophrenic it’s hard to know […]

A Little Natural Hair History


I spend so much time looking forward, sometimes I need a reminder to look back, marvel, and appreciate how far we’ve come. I got a wonderful reminder from esteemed Caribbean-born author Nalo Hopkinson, who sent me a link to Yale’s online Beinecke archive of rare books and manuscripts. In the Randolph Linsly Simpson African American […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


Mother’s Day will be this Sunday, hopefully you’re well aware! Just in case you’re like so many of us and are waiting until today to hit the mall in a panic – relax. I got your back with some natural hair-related recommendations. First stop, Sephora! There are some fabulous hair gift sets there. If you’ve […]

Swarthy Daisy – So Cute For Summertime!


As you may know from reading this blog, I love beautiful afro-inspired anything. So it goes without saying that one of my favorite Etsy stores is Swarthy Daisy, a line of tees, tanks, and totes all bedecked with an afro-loving daisy woman. In this interview with Newly Natural, the creator explains her inspiration. “Swarthy Daisy […]

Chicago! Get Ready to Love Your Hair With Natural Care!


Chicago lovers of natural hair, mark your calendar!! Remember my interview with Felicia Leatherwood, natural stylist to stars like Jill Scott, and creator of the Loving Your Hair With Natural Care Workshop? Well now’s your chance to meet her yourself!! The Loving Your Hair With Natural Care Workshop will be coming to Chicago on May […]

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Originally posted over at BVHairTalk.com. It happens to me…oh maybe once every two weeks. Usually it’s at an event where people are drinking and being social. Slowly someone will approach me, often with a broad and familiar smile on their face. “Your hair is awesome,” they say. “Can I touch it?” And I’m not alone. […]