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…

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Who Belongs In the Natural Hair Community

I am sadden to report that there was a lot of division, backstabbing, plagerism, and hatred in the natural hair community during 2016. Everyone hasn’t experienced the love and support that I have on my hair journey. In fact, people in certain natural hair groups, blogs and pages were flat out disrespected. I witnessed more cyber-bulling last year than I personally experienced as a child and I was traumatized. I think about the insecurities I developed and can’t help but to empathize with these victims.…

Natural Hair Lovers: Don’t Buy the Lye; Live the T.R.U.T.H.

HOW TO STAY NATURAL WHEN TIMES GET HARD I keep saying the natural life ain’t for everybody. After the  2016 Olympics, I’m starting to think the black hair life ain’t for everybody. The permed life ain’t for everybody either. I can’t believe how Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles were dogged out because their permed tresses didn’t meet black twitter’s approval. Gabby was disrespected to the point of tears, provoking her mother to respond publicly. She has been traumatized by this experience and I can relate…

Training Your Natural Curls: What I wish I knew in the begining

Yesterday three different people ask me for hair tips. I love it! I’m really glad to help other people find joy in themselves. People who ask about my hair usually want to know one or two things – how I make my curls pop and how I retain moisture. I’ve shared my routine in the past (Click here for a refresher). Today, I’m going to give you an updated version to save you time and money.First and foremost, if you are thinking about embracing the natural life,…

Soft & LoveLEE Mix: Deep Conditioning Natural Hair

This is my favorite deep conditioner recipe: 1/4 – 1/2 cup of Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque 2 teaspoons of honey 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon of 💯% aloe vera juice Mix all ingredients together and let sit while you pre-poo and co-wash. Shake and scrunch the excess water out of your hair. Section your hair and generously apply the mixture from the end of your tresses to the roots. Detangle and put on a plastic shower cap…

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CURLS – My Favorite Natural Hair Group

It’s All About the Curls! It’s All About the Curls! It’s All About the Curls! I can’t help but get excited when I think about this invigorating social networking community for naturalistas on Facebook and Instagram. It’s members are jazzy, classy, and sassy. You will find some of everybody there, from the novice transitioner to the most sensational natural hair vloggers/bloggers on the web, including the fabulous Ty Crable, Lawanda Trice, Regal Fro, Staci Watson and many more. The FB group is jammed packed with…

My hair regimen

It has literally taken five years for me to figure out how to make my curls pop and retain moisture. The hardest part is figuring out what products my hair likes and what it doesn’t. First, I tried to figure out my hair type. I’m a 4b,  4c but what does that mean? It wasn’t helpful. Next I read about the LOC method. Liquid, oil, and creamy usually left me with creamy flakes. My hair doesn’t like to be styled with creams. I can moisturize…