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Wig Review: Freetress Nia Girl

By 5 min read 234 views

A while back, I needed a protective style for the work week, but I was running short on time and my hair wasn’t working with me.  For the first time in my life, I decided to purchase a wig.  I’ve never been a wig girl by any means–sure, here and there you might find me donning a blood red or platinum blonde wig for Halloween, but it certainly wasn’t a style I turned to for daily wear. Well, after purchasing the Freetress Synthethic Fullcap Drawstring Nia Girl wig, I may just hop aboard the wig train. DISCLAIMER: I purchased this…

Protective Style: Sensationnel Ponytail & Creme of Nature Perfect Edges Review

By 3 min read 178 views

One of the main problems l face as a transitioner, is adequately blending textures.  Sometimes even wearing your hair in a simple ponytail can highlight just how different both textures are.  My husband thinks that I’m wearing a hair piece when I put my hair in a ponytail or bun because it literally looks like different hair (how embarrassing!) That’s when I decided that actually wearing a hair piece would look more natural.  Wearing a curly-textured ponytail can provide the adequate blending needed, while simultaneously providing protection for your ends (and it’s perfect for the everyday professional). I purchased this ponytail…

To Big Chop or Not to Big Chop?–That is the Question!

By 2 min read 179 views

I realize that not too long ago, I said that I was not ready to big chop (BC).  However, my transitioning hair has been irritating me to no end! That darn line of demarcation is such a hassle, I’m just about done with it. And yet,  I keep oscillating back and forth on the issue.  I think part of it has to do with the fact that I haven’t had really short hair since the last time I BCed at 10 years old lol. I remember not liking it then–psychological scarring, maybe? I’ve actually just blatantly proclaimed to half my…

The Texture Discrimination Conversation

By 9 min read 158 views

Today, I watched a live Youtube event hosted by Naturallycurly.com and featuring Michelle Breyer – Co-founder & President of TextureMedia, Miko Branch – Co-CEO of Miss Jessie’s, and Imani Dawson – Creator of Tribe Called Curl.  The topic: Hair Typing–Does it Empower Us or Alienate Us? You can watch the recording here.  Below are my thoughts and experiences on the issue. I have been transitioning to natural hair since May 4, 2013, and this is a topic I have stumbled across several times in the last year when it comes to the natural hair community.  In fact, it’s a topic that has…

Do You Know Your Hair Porosity?

By 3 min read 110 views

In order to figure out how products will react in your hair, you need to know these four things about your hair: 1. Its type (curl pattern); 2. Its density (how tightly packed strands are on your scalp); 3. Its width (fine or thick/coarse stands of hair); and 4. It’s porosity (how easily each strand holds and absorbs water) Knowing these four things will help you identify the unique properties of your hair and will determine the kind of products your hair needs to maintain/restore health. I’m already resigned to the fact that I may not be able to accurately…