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…

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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,…

I Do It For My Curl Friends

My hair journey started out all about me learning to love myself. It’s evolved into a passion as I was forced to ask experienced naturals what to do. The next thing I knew, people were asking about my routine. I shared my trials and tribulations and they in turn shared their experiences. I realized that I wasn’t the only 35 year old woman who didn’t know how to do her hair. Other sistahs were struggling with pressures to conform to society’s standards of beauty instead…

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…

LoveLEE Hair 101: The Basic Tools

Going natural evokes so many different feelings. I was very excited to begin my journey toward love myself (LoveLEE) and unleash the beast (my natural hair). I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to handle the situation though. People may say that it’s just hair; but for me, it was a situation, a major situation. I didn’t know where to begin so it was a lot of trial and error… Some days it still is.  You don’t have to do it alone though. Here are the tools…

Natural hair. Why Does It Matter?

My grandmother used to say, “You’re hair is your crown and glory.” That essentially means: if you take care of yourself, you’ll feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, you can accomplish whatever you set your mind on. Black women understand this very well. That’s why the black hair industry grosses over $5 billion dollars each year. After several years of introspection, I realized that there was a time in my life when I didn’t like myself. I set out to find…