August 15, 2014

Weekend Photo


Remember the new restrictions on Black women's hair in the US Armed forces last winter? The Pentagon revoked them. The Army, Navy, and Air Force have agreed to these changes but the Marine Corps are having a special conference to discuss where to go from here.

August 14, 2014

Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel Review

Purchased by me


When I ran out of my giant tub of Eco Styler Krystal Gel when putting in my crochet braids, I grabbed a beanie (half done braids are not made for public viewing) and ran out the door to replace it. But my local drugstore was out. Completely and totally out. Of all Eco Styler gels. Except for this one. So I said "Fine. Let's try it." Famous last words my friends! Because I haven't been this disappointed with a gel in a long time.

August 13, 2014

Love it/Leave it: Ayurveda

I'm not sure what onions have to do with Ayurveda....
 When I first went natural, Ayruveda was super hot. Everyone was incorporating neem, alma, shikakai, and other oils and powders into their regimen. But lately, I haven't heard too much about it. In fact, it only came back on my radar when a friend mentioned she was working on developing a product line heavily focused and influenced by the Ayurvedic teachings she grew up with.


August 11, 2014

Hair Idol: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an award winning Nigerian author best known for her novels Half a Yellow Sun (the film version directed by Biyi Bandele, starring BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor and BAFTA winner Thandie Newton came out this year!), Americanah, and her lectures "The Dangers of a Single Story" and "We Should All Be Feminists" (which was sampled by Beyonce in ***FLAWLESS). Oh, and she's credited for single handedly bringing a new generation to African literature.

August 7, 2014

Crochet Braids: Resources


In all my posts about my crochet braids, not once did I mention where I learned how to do this! Or some tips and suggestions based on my experience. Which is completely unacceptable. I should have done this much, much, earlier. I learned everything I know about how to do this from watching youtube videos--lots of youtube videos.  An insane amount of them in fact. Here are some of my favorites and why I think they're awesome!