Thank God for Growth: Nicole’s Natural Hair Journey

When we look at throwback photos of us from high school, or they pull themselves to the top of our Facebook feeds (most times to our dismay), we often get a jolt of memories. Do you remember your first driver’s license photo? Did you have braces or acne or relaxed hair? Most importantly… have you transformed since then? We all take a look back at who we used to be, how we used to look, and are grateful for change. Our funky feature for this month, Nicole sure is, and she even uses that driver’s license photo as a benchmark Read More

Tarchelle Bryant: Hair, and Life Journaling Her Way Through

Most women who decide to go natural either want the feeling of freeness by going with a big chop, like celeb Sanaa Lathan recently shared, or desire for their hair to be healthy and strong without adding extra chemicals. This is the story of many women across the globe and the natural hair movement has no signs of slowing down.  The popularity of online social engagement — frequency of “hair goals” posts down our timelines — has lead to droves of women and children that have decided to embrace their natural textures. Countless hours of watching video tutorials and spending hundreds of 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

Making Your Other Siginificant: How I Took My Husband On a Natural Hair Journey

Going natural, or as most of us like to say, returning to natural, can be a huge decision for any woman to make. While some may dismiss the importance of it – think anyone who has ever told you “it’s just hair!” – the fact of the matter is, as a woman, and especially as a woman of color, it’s so much more than that. A woman’s hair is very much her glory; it speaks to her personality, shows diversity, and distinguishes her from the crowd. So making the decision to transition to natural or do a big chop is Read More