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…

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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 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…

Curl Friend Feature – Mrs. Sirmara Pierce, BSN, RN

Women’s health is of utmost importance especially in the black community. There are so many health disparities that black women have to deal with that ot shohld be comsidered a state of emergency. That’s why I’m proud of my Curl Friend Sirmara Pierce for organizing a community health fair in my hometown, Battle Creek MI. I was a very nice event, one of the nices health fairs I’ve ever attended. Sirmara and I went to school together from kindergarten through high school. She was always…