Tagnatural hair

Alopecia, anyone?

As an adult, in some small way, I’ve probably always had an issue with hair loss. In 2018, I was under a lot of work-related stress. I remember that back then, a space that was nearly the size of a quarter in diameter cleared out completely. Luckily, while on the job, I hid my hairless territory via a hairstyle involving a faux ponytail. But before that time, that section of my head had been a...

Halle and Hairplay

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 life of me, I couldn’t grasp why some Black women would insist on regularly wearing wigs or weaves...

Natural Hair – Products: The Clean-Up Crew

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 my hair. (It’s over a liter of conditioner!!) Little did I realize that when it comes to taking out...

Amen and hallelujah.

“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 disguised in order to be considered “beautiful”. Thank God for Tracee’s...

Couldn’t we all use a little…?

This is the best parody I’ve seen in a long time. (Featuring chescalocs aka chescaleigh, the Urban Bush Babes, Taren Guy and Hey Fran Hey.) On various sites devoted to natural hair, inevitably you’ll find them: Posts by black women fretting over the fact that their hair hasn’t grown by leaps and bounds…But when you read more of their story, it turns out that they’ve...

Claire

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My name really is Claire. I’m a Canadian of Caribbean descent.

I enjoy writing and thinking about theology, culture, health, beauty, and books.

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