Shimere Williams Sherwood: The Beginning of a Bond

There’s an immediate, almost universally-felt camaraderie among the women of the natural hair community. Seeing another naturalista anywhere in public is an instant jolt of pride for many curly girls; smiles and compliments can turn into fifteen-minute conversations about regimens and products in the blink of an eye. Likewise, it’s more than commonplace for curlfriends to discuss and exchange products between themselves. In the already vast and ever-growing market of natural hair products, word of mouth is the ultimate tool for naturalistas looking to take their look to the next level. So when Shimere Williams Sherwood, a then-transitioning natural was Read More

Summer Travel Tips for Naturals

If your summer has been anything like mine, your suitcase has gotten a lot of mileage over the past couple of months. Travelling, either by yourself or with your family, is as much a part of the summer as hundred-degree weather, tasty snowcones, and fireworks in July. Albeit exciting, leaving home to go to new places (or old favorites) definitely comes with a healthy dose of stress – especially for us moms, who tend to bear the responsibility of making sure the kiddos (and even the hubby) are properly packed, in addition to ourselves. That stress level only doubles down Read More

Kala Garner’s Hair Color Tips for the Summer

Have you ever, or are you currently considering coloring your natural hair? As the seasons change, so do our styles – and coloring your hair can be a great way to spruce up your look, especially for the summertime. Of course, that can be a major decision, and our choice to do so is usually predicated on our ability to answer these questions: Is color safe? Which colors work best on dark natural hair? How do I care for my color-treated curls? Last summer, I got the color-itch. I decided to go brighter and loved it. Well now, the color-itch Read More