Find Out Why They Call This Woman @VotedBestHair!

Open. Honest. Insightful. Those are three words describing what people look for in those they listen to for advice. There are also three words that describe natural hair blogger and YouTuber Alicia, better known as @VotedBestHair (clever right?). She started her YouTube channel in 2012 with the mission to evaluate her own passions and share them with the world one video at a time. Things that some may view as too personal or wouldn’t dare share, Alicia has shared with grace and humility in hopes that sharing pieces of her life to viewers would not only be relatable, but also Read More

Time Is Ticking : How Do You Manage It?

During this time of the year, children are heading back to school, schedules are constantly changing, traffic is picking up and we are bombarded with projects that we can’t seem to finish. It can be difficult to juggle multiple tasks at once without feeling overwhelmed or like you have enough hours in the day. I often hear people complain and say, “I just don’t have enough time!” Time is available, depending on how you use it. Here are some time management tips to help control your overall health and hair with a hectic schedule. Tip 1: Relax The worse thing 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

How Do You Spruce Up For Fall?

As much as I adore beaches and tanned skin, the fall season still reigns as my favorite time of the year.  I must admit, I am more of a sweater and boots kind of girl though! Colder temperatures usually cause a serious change in my skin and haircare routine.  Let’s discuss some of these alterations in this brief guide to Fall.  Fall makeup is all about warm, rich and bold tones with several shades to choose from such as burgundy, plum, brown, orange, and mustard. These tones can be applied to your eyes, lips, nails and hair…if you are feeling that Read More

You Can’t Beat the Heat When Deep Conditioning!

Whatever your hair type, one thing we can all benefit from is deep conditioning. High heat tools, chemical products and other elements can be so harsh on our tresses. It becomes so important to restore the moisture and nutrients in your hair. Here are five simple deep conditioning tips to guide you on your next wash day:  Find the right hair treatment: The first step is to find the right treatment for your hair. This may take some experimentation. Your hair may have different protein needs, or favor certain oils. If you listen to your hair, it will let you Read More

5 Steps To Maintain Moisture While Styling

Ladies, I’m sure you can relate to this scenario. You’ve just put the finishing touches on your fresh bantu knot out or perfectly defined twist out. You go about your day as usual and get tons of compliments on your curls. You’re kinda feelin’ yourself, right? However, when you get home and actually feel your hair, you realize it’s drier than the heels of your granddaddy’s feet. Ughhhh! So, the question is, ladies: how can we maintain a beautifully defined style without sucking all of the moisture out of our strands simultaneously? Here are a few tips to help you Read More

Top 5 Summer Do’s

Summer is right around the corner and many of us will be hitting the cruise ships, airplanes, and loading up cars to head to our much needed and anticipated vacation destinations. Planning, preparing, and packing for a vacation can be very hectic and time consuming, so for many the last thing we want to have to deal with is our HAIR!!! Your vacation should be about relaxation, sight-seeing, food, excitement, and maybe even some shopping. Not spending time twisting, braiding, stretching, and co-washing. Let’s face it…how we are going to style our hair from day to day while on vacation Read More