August 25, 2014


It started out as a "break." A two week social media detox where I focused on taking care of myself and loved ones. But, as soon as I was ready to come back, life pitched a perfect curve ball in the form of emergency travel. Which is why I won't be posting until October 1, when I come back from my trip.

See you all this fall and I hope you enjoy the last days of summer!

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.