Curly Hairstyle of the Week: Dutch Braids With Twist

dutch braids

You may remember our some of our Disney inspired hairstyles last summer. Princess and I love experimenting with different looks – from dutch braids, to french braids and buns, we’ve tried them all. But with the cold season upon us, I find that we’ve been keeping her hairstyles really simple. So when my little fashionista told me she wanted […]

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Natural Hair Update: How to Get Perfect 2nd Day Hair


It’s been a while since my last natural hair update. My hair has come a long way. I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since my last relaxer. Some have asked if I missed those touch-up appointments every couple months. The answer – absolutely not! I can’t see myself ever going back to that. […]

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First Experience Using Henna on My Natural Hair


I’ve finally become a henna head. After months of contemplating, I decided to just do it. But, not before researching the pros and cons of using henna to dye natural hair. Here’s a quick breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks to using henna. Pros: It strengthens and thickens hair Adds shine Covers grays Less shedding […]

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Flexi Rod Set on Natural Hair

flexi rods

It’s my first time trying a flexi rod set on my natural hair. For those of you who’ve been following my hair journey you know that braid outs have always been my go to hairstyle. But, I’ve been wanting to try something new now that my hair has grown past shoulder length when stretched. I purchased about […]

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Con-Air: How to Make a the Perfect Bun


I love trying out new styles on Princess. But, every now and then I like to experiment on my own natural curls. I was at the drug store the other day, and stumbled across the Con-Air Bun Maker. I never quite mastered the perfect bun, and I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to […]

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‘Finding Nemo’ Inspired Fishtail Braid in Four Easy Steps


Now that summer is officially here, I’m having fun trying out different styles on Princess’s hair. I’m no professional, but I’ve managed to pull together some pretty awesome dos that have been getting a lot of positive feedback. I share some of my styling tips on my BabyCenter blog. One of my tips include, finding inspiration.The Disney movies […]

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Protective Style: Retro Hair in 5 Minutes or Less


Ever since becoming a natural, braidouts have become my go-to-hairstyle. Now that my mane has grown out a bit, I find myself experimenting with different hairdos. The main challenge that I’ve come across is trying to achieve cute styles in a short period of time. So, I’ve come up with an elegant retro style that […]

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Biracial hair: 6 Easy Steps for Perfect Wash-and-Go Curls


Summer officially arrives this Saturday. But, it looks like Mother Nature has decided to give us a little preview of the season this week. With highs near 90, Princess has been sporting her curly locks. That said, Sunday has become our designated “hair day.” Here are 6 Easy Steps for Perfect Wash-and-Go Curls 1. Cleanse hair with Shea moisture’s Carrot and […]

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Disney’s Maleficent: Princess Aurora Inspired Twistback

Disney's Maleficient

If you ask Princess who her favorite Disney Princess is, she’d probably say Aurora. The other day all the girls were asked to dress as Princesses, and all the boys as pirates. I resurrected Baby O’s Halloween costume, which actually still fits. I wanted to recreate Aurora’s twistback, as seen in Disney’s Maleficent.   I […]

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Frozen: 3 Easy Steps for Achieving the Elsa Inspired Braid


Most days Princess requests her curly girl hairstyle, which is pretty much a wash-and-go with some sort of hair accessory. But recently she’s been requesting hair like Elsa from Frozen. I’ll just do a simple braid to fulfill her request. I may even get a little fancy and braid it off to the side like […]

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Beware of Protective Styles

two years post relaxer

If I knew that going natural would mean years of heartache and losing my hair, I would have reevaluated my decision to ditch the relaxer. The plan was to take advantage of protective styles so that my hair could grow back. So far, it’s been more like operation fail–sort of. Flashbacks of my straight hair […]

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New Hair New Me


My hair journey has hit a little bit of a snag these past couple of months. But, that’s to be expected. It’s interesting how your hair reacts to whatever it is you could be going through. Stress, pregnancy, post pregnancy, nutrition or lack there of — you name it. Despite our trials and tribulations, my […]

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Ahhh…I’m Losing My Hair Again!


Just when I thought I had this natural hair journey thing on lock, the hair gods have thrown me a curve ball. I’m losing my hair again! My last hair conundrum almost left me in tears. It was also a part of the reason why I decided to go au naturale – my daughter being the […]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers for Your Hair

avocado conditioner

People often talk about different ways to make use of Thanksgiving leftovers. I’ve heard everything from using the turkey to make sandwiches and soup. But how about using some of those leftovers on your hair? The idea came to me when I looked at the slices of avocado left in a bowl after Thanksgiving dinner. […]

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Balancing Natural Hair Care and Motherhood

Natural Hair

Balancing natural hair care and motherhood can be quite the challenge. Since becoming a natural, I’ve managed to work out the perfect routine. As a mom of one, Sunday has always been my designated hair day. The usual process involves four steps including: Shampooing Conditioning and finger detangling in sections Applying a leave-in condition and […]

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