Monday, March 31, 2014

Natural Hair Tips

I've been on my natural hair journey for a little over three years now. Along the way, I came across some tips that have helped me to not only achieve and retain length but also to help make the journey enjoyable. Today, I share some of those tips with those of you considering the elimination of chemicals in your hair routine or are already on a natural hair journey.


1. Love the hair you were born with. It wasn't until I learned to accept the hair God has given me did I start to see progress.

2. Keep it Simple. Our hair does not need a bunch of products to thrive. All that is needed is water for moisture and a oil or butter to seal the moisture in.
3. Low Manipulation and Protective Styling is key to length retention. It is perfectly okay to let your hair down now and again and on occasion let it blow in the wind. But too much styling and wearing it out can have negative consequences. My favourite protective style for length retention is two strand twists which 95% of the time, my hair is in.

4. Deep Conditioning. This is extremely important for not only easy detangling but also in adding a moisture boost to dry tendrils. I make it a habit to deep condition my hair at least once every two weeks.

5. Heat is the devil. If you're natural or have relaxed hair, too much heat is bad for your hair. Heat dries your hair out thus causing it to break easily. If you choose to apply heat to your hair, always use a heat protectant.

6. Our hair likes satin at bedtime. Satin bonnets or satin pillow cases allows the hair to retain moisture and prevents breakage.

I hope you find these tips useful.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I've read all the reviews, seen all the previews and heard all the chatter about what an amazing show it is. The whole concept of the show is very fascinating to me. Every time I hear the song, "I'm coming home," it's like i'm being pulled to the show by some unseen force. But.... there is an internal fight going on in me.  I'm fighting to resist this incredible urge to watch. Why the conflict? I'm seriously afraid. I'm afraid of falling into a rabbit hole with no way out. I'm afraid of the questions I may have. I'm petrified of where my mind will wonder.
Don't get me wrong. I know that the show is fictional but I'm still afraid.  Geez, I need to grow a pair and just watch the show already. It ain't that serious. Right?
Have you guys seen Abc's Resurrection yet? 

Monday, March 10, 2014


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow. 

By: Langston Hughes

I remember first being introduced to this poem in literature class during 7th grade (well over 15 years ago). It has stuck with me over the years and is definitely one of my all time favorites. It has inspired me and kept me motivated in pursuit of my dreams. I encourage each of you to never give up on your dreams. Don't let anyone tell you they are impossible. Like the old adage says, "If you can dream it, you can achieve it". Happy Monday All!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Celebrity Style Icon

If there is one person in the "celebrosphere" that I look up to in terms of style, it's Mrs. Victoria Beckham. 

She has a style that is unmatched (in my opinion). It is timeless, meaning that it can withstand the fashion changes of many generations. She always looks well put together and classy. Each item of clothing that adorns her body is purposeful (well duh) and adds an element of sophistication that screams "look at me". I love everything about her style, from the simple to the elaborate she rocks everything she wears.

Check out the slides to see some of my favorite looks.

                   Styles by Victoria Beckham