Save the Strands: Shield Your Tresses with Protective Styling

Protective styling has always been a key component in my natural hair journey. There are so many benefits to protective styling, especially when the weather starts to get cooler. I find that when temperatures drop, it takes additional effort for me to keep my hair moisturized, so protective styling aids in preventing over handling my hair, promotes growth, and helps maintain moisture. Let’s face it, sometimes we just need that break from styling our hair everyday! There are various preservative methods that can be implemented into your natural hair routine. Looking back, I have styled my hair in low or Read More

Jennifer: Pushing Your Limits

What is the meaning of life? It’s the most fundamental philosophical question to ever be posed, and one that can not only invoke several different answers, but even twice as many questions. We spend a large bulk of our existence trying to decipher and make sense of our behaviors, beliefs and principles. For Jennifer, taking up the practice of yoga opened her eyes to a new way of looking at herself and the world around her. Like many others, she took her first yoga lesson under the auspice of simply needing a way to decompress and relieve stress. Instead she found a Read More

Michelle Holmes: Sticks and Stones

In a perfect world, people would always be nice to us. They’d always be understanding and accepting of our choices and circumstances, and would never waiver in their support of what we want. But of course, we don’t live in a perfect world. We’re subject to the criticisms and judgement of those around us, be they verbal or nonverbal, intentionally hurtful or simply clumsily worded. Case in point – as naturalistas, many of us can attest to hearing less-than-flattering things during our natural hair journey. It’s one thing when we hear it from co-workers or acquaintances or even strangers; when Read More