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

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

5 Tips to Prepare Your Hair for the Winter Air

Winter has arrived! In the same manner that we change up our wardrobe to adapt to the harsher, colder weather, we also have to change up our hair routine and products. If you don’t know how to care for your hair during this time of year, or if you need a refresher, here are few tips on how to keep your hair winter-ready! Because our natural hair tends to be a bit drier during the colder months due to the dry air, heaters all around us keeping us warm, winter knit hats covering our tresses, and a host of other reasons, it’s important to Read More

7 Strategies for Managing Your Hair Post Chemo

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it always causes me to reflect on loved ones specifically impacted by cancer. We have all been touched by cancer. Personally, I’ve lost my father, grandmother and aunt to cancer in the past 15 years. Like so many others, I also have family and friends who are winning the battle against breast cancer each day. So, it’s extremely important to me to support women in their breast cancer journey. Cancer patients can lose hair after chemo because — while chemotherapy is effective at killing rapidly dividing cells — it can’t tell the difference between 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