Work, Work, Don’t Stop!

It’s that time again for school to start, which means it’s also time for me to start work again, being that I work in a school. Managing natural hair for the work week does not have to be a task that you dread every morning before you head out of the door. For me, styling my hair in the morning is the last thing that I want to be worried about when I am trying to start my day. I don’t know about you guys, but my wash day is usually on a Sunday, so I use that time at Read More

6 Steps to Kick the Back-to-School Blues

It’s that time of the year again: Time to rush to get the kids ready in the mornings, to make sure all of their paperwork is filled-out, and to get them to school on-time without missing a shoe. I try to recall memories from my childhood where my mom was running around like a chicken with her head cut off to get things done — just as I do as a parent of a 5th grader and a toddler — but don’t remember her struggling. I’m sure if I asked her, she’d probably ramble on about a list of things Read More

Dr. Michelle LeBelle’s Tips for Back-To-School Self-Confidence

Hey Naturalistas! The school year is in full swing, now! You’re likely settling into your classes, and the pace of your schedule is probably fast becoming a challenge. With all of the homework, studying and extracurricular activities you have, looking and feeling your best may become the biggest challenge of all. However, it is important to look and feel your best throughout the school year because it is directly linked to maintaining your confidence. As we know, the high school environment can often take a toll on our self-confidence. Here are some great tips on how to stay confident and Read More

Helecia Williams’ Summer Hair Protection Tips

With August wrapping up and the kiddos heading back to school, the realization that summer is drawing to a close is setting in. But, there’s still a few weeks of heat left to deal with – especially if you live in Houston like I do, where it feels like the summer can last well into October! I enjoy the outdoors as much as the next girl, but the sun is unforgiving, and can definitely take a toll on your hair. To help combat this, I created a DIY Hair Mask using Uncle Funky’s Daughter Richee Rich Conditioner and other common household Read More

6 Easy Back-to-School Styles for Curly Girls

School is here for some and just around the corner for others. Whether you’re styling your daughter’s hair or you’re at the stage of styling your own look for school, we have 6 easy styles to help take the stress away from your first week of school using bantu knots! Day 1: The bantu knot-out. To achieve a great bantu knot, spray your dry, stretched hair with Midnite Train Leave-in Conditioner. Twist your hair with Good Hair Conditioning Style Crème. For each twist, tightly wrap the twist into a bantu knot. Let this set overnight. (Note: creating twists and knots in Read More