reverting from straight to curly

From Straight to Curly Live on Camera

In the video I’m about to share, I demonstrated how I went from straight to curly hair by simply adding water to my fine natural hair that was previously silk pressed for about a week. Before I share that video, check out how I maintained the straight hair over night while simultaneously maintaining the health […]

braid out on straight hair

Returning to Curly…Saying Goodbye to Straight hair

I enjoyed having my hair straight…for like three days. It actually stayed straight for five days but now I’m over it. So over it. I’m ready to return to curly from curly hair and pronto. This feeling makes me wonder why I ever straightened my hair in the first place. Sure, it looked nice enough. I just feel […]

straight fine natural hair

New Haircut, Silk Press and Hair Regimen Changes

It’s been over three years and it was time. I’m quite adverse to regular heat styling natural hair. Especially, fine natural hair. That’s because it can cause irreversible damage. That doesn’t mean that those of us with fine hair can never heat style. With the right tools and techniques, we should be able to enjoy […]

curl recovery

How I Repaired “Damaged” Curls from 2011-2016

I started my natural hair journey without having a clue how to manage my curls or care for my hair. Nearly 15 years later and my curls are poppin’ like pin pricked bubbles! A little over a month ago, a reader asked me what I did to repair what appeared to be damaged curls. She wanted to […]

heat and straight hair

Are You Sure Your Hair’s Really Heat Damaged?

Straightening your hair regularly can cause heat damage. There’s no doubt about it. The use of flat irons and blow dryers can melt the cuticles of the hair causing what’s commonly known as heat damage. For some time now, I’ve also seen the term “heat training” being used for hair that’s normally curly or kinky […]

beauty

How Curly Hair is More Protective Than Straight Hair

Protective styling. You know what it is. Wearing your hair in styles that keep your ends tucked away. Protective styling can be done in many ways: Buns Braids Weave Up-do’s Twists Wigs Let’s examine the word protective. According to Macmillan’s online dictionary, protective is defined as determined to stop something from being damaged or lost; wanting to protect someone (or something) from being harmed or hurt In the case of individual strands of […]