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Falling in Love With Your Natural Hair: How to Embrace Your Curly Chaos While Transitioning

Posted by Tonesa Jones on Mar 9, 2018 7:29:43 PM

There was a time when I couldn’t imagine myself without straight hair. Sunday afternoons were devoted to my flatiron, oil sheen, and the sizzle of my hair frying between two metal plates. I loved the movement of my straight hair, the deep dark shine of my strands, even with the inevitable heat damage I was causing. I could not see my natural texture the same way. It was stubbornly immobile and did not reflect light the same way my pressed hair did. A year after giving up my relaxer, I still could not accept my natural hair.

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Topics: Protective Styles, Transitioning, transitioning from perm to natural, black hair care, anti itch serum, ditch the itch

Whatever You Waaaaant, (Curls| Waves & Naturals Can Provide)

Posted by Karon Leslie on Mar 9, 2018 6:52:45 PM

I don’t know about y’all, but sometimes the day-to-day natural hair maintenance can make a real procrastinator out of me. Now don’t get me wrong—natural hair care is definitely a labor of love, but have you ever had one of those days where you know you have absolutely no choice but to do something with your hair? I mean you’ve delayed it for as long as you could. You’ve pushed it allllllllll the way to the limit. Next thing you know, you’re standing in front of the mirror, running your hands through those tangled and distressed curls, when it finally hits you. Your hair needs you now. And by now I mean, RIGHT now (cue Donnie McClurkin).

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Topics: curls waves naturals, curly hair maintenance, natural hair care regimen, black hair care, hair strengthening treatment masque, great detangler

School Daze, Hair Daze: 30 Years of Progression or Regression?

Posted by Sheronda Gipson on Mar 9, 2018 6:06:29 PM

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Spike Lee’s movie, School Daze. I was in high school (I’m dating myself), when this movie came out, and I fell in love with it immediately. Not just because my homegirl, Cassie Davis, from the House of Payne and the Paynes debuted in it, but the depiction of black college life felt so natural and real to me. This movie, along with A Different World, helped me make my decision to attend, Southern University and A&M College, an HBCU.

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Topics: Natural Hair Care, Taliah Waajid, black earth products, colorism, African American culture, black hair care, School Daze, black film and television, spike lee

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