Three Tips for Summertime Scalp Health

Temperatures are going up, and the sun is hanging out for longer — summer is here! Between cookouts, graduation parties, vacations, or just days out in the park with your family, your time outside is going to increase significantly. Of course, a major part of this fun is looking (and staying) cute! Many naturalistas use this time to install protective styles for the season, but there are other options as well. Regardless to how you choose to style during the summer, it will be important that you keep your scalp clean and healthy as you expose yourself and your curls to the elements. 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

Patience Pays Off

It’s every curly girls’s worst nightmare: waking up in a hotel room the morning of a business meeting, beginning the readying process, and realizing you somehow managed to leave home without your products! In the summer of 2016, this scenario became a real-life dilemma for Tracy, an anthropologist and college professor. In the midst of pouring rainfall, she realized she’d left her Curly Magic back in Baltimore. Tracy was in North Carolina for a conference, and she needed a solution — and fast. Tracy quickly conducted an internet search for the closest available retailer to purchase her Curly Magic, but without a Read More

MrsHairToday’s Wintertime Hair Tips

“Cold” weather is relative to where you live; our Northern curlfriends have a much different idea about chilly temperatures than Southern sisters like me! But no matter where you live, it’s that time of year where the air is dryer, meaning your hair is dryer. Here are a few brief tips for taking care of your tresses in the cold winter months! Wash Your Hair Less: Do not over wash your hair. Wash your hair less in the winter. Try limiting down the products used in your hair to cause less build-up. You should try to wash your hair 8-10 days after each style. Use Read More

Rena Tyler: Growing Through Faith

For many of us, church is our home away from home; a safe haven where we and fellow believers come together to lay down any burdens we’ve been carrying throughout the week, and lift up His name in praise for our successes and victories. This very much holds true for Rena Tyler, a faithful attendee of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. In fact, Rena does more than just show up to service every week – she’s a prayer minister within the church, a role that requires her to be seen and heard from by several members during the course of Read More

Zandra Stovall: Loc’d Into Freedom

As many Funky Junkies will certainly attest, the decision to wear our hair in its natural state, or in a protective style is hardly ever just as easy as talking about it. There are a number of factors we must take into account before making the life-changing leap into the natural realm – how will the look alter my overall appearance? Will my family, friends, significant other, employer, etc. accept my new look? It’s a lot to consider, and our concern about the answer to these questions can make a huge difference in the trajectory of our journey. But sometimes, as Read More

Kala Garner’s Hair Color Tips for the Summer

Have you ever, or are you currently considering coloring your natural hair? As the seasons change, so do our styles – and coloring your hair can be a great way to spruce up your look, especially for the summertime. Of course, that can be a major decision, and our choice to do so is usually predicated on our ability to answer these questions: Is color safe? Which colors work best on dark natural hair? How do I care for my color-treated curls? Last summer, I got the color-itch. I decided to go brighter and loved it. Well now, the color-itch Read More