Can I confess something horrible? As a longtime naturalista, over the years, I’ve caught myself judging other Black women. Not in an overtly hostile way. But I fell into a mindset where natural hair was the only hair that made sense to me. I thought it was the best choice for everyone. And for the… Continue reading Halle and Hairplay
Same hair. Old photo. Well for one thing, it’s loose again. In case we haven’t met, my name is Claire, and I’ve tried to loc my hair several times. Considering how fickle I’ve been in the past, I may try again in a few days or a few years. Who knows? For now, though, my… Continue reading Unloc’ed: What’s up with my hair?
Yesterday on Twitter I happened upon a discussion about black people’s hair. The Essence Debates team was soliciting thoughts on wearing natural hair at work. Initially, I was ticked off. “It’s 2013, and we’re STILL discussing this…?!?” My mind even slipped into snarky territory. This is what’s wrong with black women. We still think we… Continue reading Hair – A Love Story
There’s a bigger, better post that I meant to share earlier today. But I’m still wrestling with it. I feel a bit torn about tossing this li’l thing into the online ether. Still…Enjoy the commercial break. 😉 Remember these? After only 9 months, they were out in June. But it’s August and I find that… Continue reading Hair we go again. And again.
This is the end of the series on my haircare basics. If you missed my earlier posts, you can catch them here and here. Today I’m sharing what I use to wash my hair. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration – In June I bought the largest bottle on the shelf right before I started to undo… Continue reading Natural Hair – Products: The Clean-Up Crew
As mentioned in an earlier post, these are the gems I’ve been using in my hair. Oyin Handmade’s Burnt Sugar Pomade – This is an oil-based product. The packaging says it’s a “humectant”. Mind you, I’m not too sure about it’s moisturizing properties. The main reason I keep it around is that it smells like… Continue reading Natural Hair – Products: The Style Team
Since I’m trying to put more of myself into this blog, I thought it would be fun to do a brief series on what I use in my hair. I’m not a beauty authority. I’m just sharing what I’ve been using on my type 4a-z hair. After my locs were undone, I rounded up my… Continue reading Natural Hair – Products: Homemade Hair Treats
“I love my hair because it’s a reflection of my soul.” It’s appalling to me that from childhood, many black women are taught that their hair is nothing but a problem that must be dealt with. Rather than being told about how to care for it, they learn that it needs to be altered or… Continue reading Amen and hallelujah.