The Great Debate: LCO vs. LOC

In many ways, the life of a naturalista is a full-time job — accompanying the one that actually pays for your monthly beauty care expenses. Much more than just committing to a certain type of maintenance, there’s an extensive amount of research and education involved, all in pursuit of discovering and understanding the unique complexities of your hair. Finding the styles and treatments that work — and maybe most importantly, the ones that don’t — is truly a tall order. The well here runs deep. One of the most critical concepts that some of us tend to struggle with is knowing the Read More

Demetris Anderson Walker: Just Keep Living!

For as long as she’d been wearing her hair natural, Demetris Anderson Walker openly longed to have marvelous, beautifully defined curls, just like those of her mother. And for as long as she’d been expressing that desire, her mom, channeling the true essence of maternal wisdom, would simply tell her “just keep living.” For a while, that seemed like that may be Demetris’ only option. A naturalista for over twenty-five years, she first made the decision to go natural after realizing that maintaining a perm was not only time-consuming, but markedly ineffective. “Dealing with those chemicals, people assume it’s easy. But Read More

Chime Edwards – Damaged Hair, Undamaged Heart

“We should just get married. Not wait,” John blurted out of nowhere. I was shocked and concerned, but I could feel a smile rise up from my stomach, past my heart and throat chakras and onto my lips.   My response? “Wait. What?” We had spoken about having a wedding without people present before. I’ve always thought it was insanely romantic! I’m the kind of girl who lives for the scene in the biopic Selena, where she’s riding in the car with the top down celebrating her elopement with her boyfriend. Our plan was to wait another year or two Read More

Sumetra Reed’s Three Strand Twist-Out

Hello Beauties! I’ve always wanted to try a three-strand twist out, but for some reason I strayed away thinking it would be too difficult and would be an epic fail. But this year is all about me trying new things so I stepped out on faith (so to speak) and gave it a try and well, the results speak for themselves. To achieve this style, I used:   Shampoo – Squeaky Deep Cleansing Shampoo Conditioner – Richee Rich Moisturizing Conditioner Moisturizing Creme – Supercurl Miracle Moisture Creme Sealant – Shining Star Hair & Scalp Elixir Styler – Curly Magic Curl Stimulator Squeaky Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts of Detox w/ Sister Scientist

As naturalistas, we put our hair through a lot. Cremes, butters, oils, conditioners – even though these things are designed to help our hair, too much of anything does no good at all. To that point, the ingredients in our products are made to be substantive to the hair cuticle, so it’s important to take time to remove and clarify our scalps. When you feel like your products aren’t working as well as you’re accustomed, or your hair isn’t responding like it used to, it’s probably time to detox! In addition to our products, other stresses like our own mineral Read More