We Show Love Around Hair: Grand Rapids Area Natural Hair Meet-Ups & Related Events: Oct. 26 Nov. 9, 2018

What’s up Curlfriends? As always, there are some spectacular events coming up in and around Grand Rapids that you don’t wanna miss, Sistah Queen. HAIR Is Where You’ll Find the Love Today, October 26 The Grand Rapids Soul Club will be at Billie’s Lounge featuring special guest Duke Grip. The GR Soul Club is a band that plays R&B, funk and other music. Duke Grip is a DJ whose spinning ’45’s. That sounds like a fun night. There’s only a $6 cover to get in…

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DaLoveLEE1 Has An Announcement

DaLoveLEE1.com Natural Hair & Social Blog has been around for almost three years now. There have been 3,000 visitors from over 30 countries around the world on this site. People seem to enjoy reading articles 5 Natural Hair Products from The Mane Choice, 5 Must -Have Products to Keep Your Natural Hair Moisturized All Summer and My hair regime. I’ve heard an exceptional amount of positive feedback about my We Show Love Around Hair series that promote local natural hair and social events. Promoting issues…

We Show Love Around Hair: Grand Rapids Area Natural Hair Meet-Ups & Related Events: Sept. 14-27, 2018

Hey, hey now. Thank you for stopping by my blog. There are some spectacular events coming up that my Sistah Queens should not miss. I promise you will not be be disappointed. HAIR Is Where You’ll Find the Love Today It’s my Anniversary. Shout out to my husband of 13 years. Cheers to us! We’re celebrating all weekend at an undisclosed location. I love you Deon. We both need this time away from the world. Let’s wild out. Pitch Competition sponsored by Michigan Good Food…

Hair Is the Truth When It Comes To Mental Health Treatment and the Black Community

Black people are one of the least likely groups of Americans to get professional mental health services but remain some of the most resilient people in the world. I’ve been trying to figure out how it happens my entire life. Generations of oppression, racism, poverty and community violence should have wiped our community out centuries ago. Yet here we are alive and well in 2018, just to realize that the hate and injustice toward our community is still as strong as ever. The stereotypes of…

We Show Love Around Hair: Grand Rapids Area Natural Hair Meet-Ups & Related Events

Hair in GR, we show made love for our curlfriends. A few Sundays ago, I had the pleasure of having brunch with an incredible group of ladies. It was a brunch held by the Women of Color Creatives (WOC Creatives). It was hosted by aestheticism and make-up artist, Janiece Hughuley, the owner Studio 824 Beauty Lounge. We weren’t meeting about a hair-related issue but I could help but to crush on everybody’s hair. I love when Sistah Queens get together to encourage one another and…

A Gift to My Followers

Thank you for continuing to follow me. I apologize for being MIA the last few months. Here’s a 10% coupon so you can order products from The Mane Choice. You know that’s one of my favorite product lines and this is exclusively for my followers. Click here to shop. Thanks for accepting my apology. I’ll talk to you soon. 😘

I’m More Than A Natural Hair Enthusiast, I’m Accountable

Last night flying home to my beautiful city, Grand Rapids, MI, all I could see is opportunity and possibilities. It’s time to fulfill my purpose and this site that I captured, this picture right here, is my confirmation. My husband wants me to be prepared for the doubters, the haters, and the blockers. I’m ready to go over, under, around and through all of them with undeniable and irrefutable evidence that systems need to be changed. Questions need to be answered.  Why are black parents…

Seven Steps to Keep Curly Hair Moisturized In the Winter

I have really enjoyed my hair the past few weeks. It seems like the cold weather is doing me some good. My curls have been so juicy lately, and I’ve received a ton of compliments on it too. You know I had a few people ask how I get these curls poppin’. Here’s the secret – H20. Water is key to hydrated tresses no matter what time of year. Well here’s how I include it in my daily hair routine. Spritz hair with water. I…

Confessions of a Natural Hair Enthusiast

What are your reasons for going natural? I wear my hair natural for several reasons. The biggest being that I want to “be true to myself”. We all say that but what does it really mean? It means completely embracing who I am in every way possible. I don’t have to live up to societies standards of beauty when I can embrace myself. I can’t do that if I’m chemically changing the molecular structure of any part of my body, including my hair with a…