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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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…

LoveLee Natural Hairstyles: Coils 3/13/17 thru 3/17/17

Yaaaaaaaaaaaassssssss hunny! My hair was on slam this week. I just loved it. None of my styles came out the way I planned but I was able to recover just fine . There’s no need to get mad or frustrated when that happens. It doesn’t help, and I just don’t have that kind of time.  The hairstyle of the week was coils. I’ve been using The Mane Choice products the last two weeks. (I’m working on my review but I haven’t had time to complete…

Natural Hair: Celebrating Us Is A Must

Yesterday I went to a natural hair meetup. I love living in Grand Rapids because there’s some kind of natural event going on almost every weekend. Circumstances prevented me from attending one in the last few months so it felt good to get out. I try to stay positive, especially publicly, but I have a high amount of stress in my life. I spend a lot of time around people who don’t look like me. They always honor me with love, respect and trust; however,…

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…

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…