For Our Head Wrap Lovers!

Head wraps or head ties originated in Sub-Saharan Africa and have survived, in multiple cultures, through colonial and post-colonial times. They go by different names in different cultures. For instance, in Nigeria, they’re commonly known as  ‘Gele.’ In Ghana and Malawi, a ‘Duku.’ Just like our numerous traditional hairstyles, head wraps are used to symbolize culture, social status, spirituality, marital status or even age. They come in different styles and are made with a wide range of colors and fabrics, each with their own significances. It is often said that a head wrap can tell you a lot about the Read More

How to Confess Your Love to a #CurlCrush

Happy Valentine’s Day! Does anyone else gawk over the styles you scroll past on social media, posted by influencers you love?! So do I! My Curl Crush is Ashley Hall, aka @curlsfothegirls on Instagram. She created a gorgeous holiday hairstyle that was posted on her page back in December… and I am absolutely in love with it! The style that she created was so simple to re-create. It featured a bantu knot on the side and a twist out on the rest of her hair. To top it off, she added gold bobby pins on the side with the bantu 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

Self Love Discovered Through the “Big Chop”

Five years ago at a professional conference, two ladies were thrown together as roommates. Like newfound friends, the ladies stayed awake all night chatting about life and getting to know one another. In the midst of this late night pow wow, one roommate shared with the other about her natural hair journey and the struggles she was facing during her transition. The next day — still giddy from staying up late — the two ladies hurried to nearest salon, grabbed styling scissors and clipped away the relaxed hair. Before they knew it, the “Big Chop” was complete, the transformation was 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