Hitting Reset Post-Vacay

Summer is when most naturals decide to let their hair be free. The heat and humidity do not always allow our favorite styles (i.e. perm rod sets) to perform at their best. Also, if you LOVE the water like I do, the pool and beach are your go-to places when on summer vacation. Being that I just wrapped up a cruise in the Bahamas, here are some great tips I learned for optimal stress-free hair. Don’t Over Think It. You are on vacation, so have some fun and live a little!  All your healthy hair practices do not have to Read More

Helecia Williams’ 7 Tricks to Treat Your Hair

Hair, regardless of color, texture or length, needs all the tender loving care you can provide, and then some. Trust me, your hair will certainly appreciate the gesture! So, in the spirit of Halloween, let’s get into seven tricks for treating your hair.   Deep conditioning is always a good idea. No matter the weather or season, hair needs to be strengthened. Deep conditioning is one of the easiest methods to restore it. All you have to do is simply use your normal conditioner (hint hint: Richee Rich Moisturizing Conditioner), add a plastic cap, and let it sit or apply heat. Read More

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

Karen H: Many Miles, Many Styles

Change — a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many an individual. Even if you consider yourself a generally open-minded person, at some point in your life, you’ve actively resisted even the slightest deviation or departure from the familiar confines of your comfort zone. Nowhere in our lives is this apprehension more prevalent than as it pertains to our appearance. Most of us spend a great deal of our adolescence cultivating our look, seeking to discover our style and tailoring it to fit our personality. Once we feel like we’ve nailed it, very rarely do we mess with Read More