Growth & Retention

My Braid Out

My Braid Out

I must confess that this braid out was accidental, I have never really done a braid out in my life! I had the hair stylist from Khamit Kinks put my hair in two french braids after I got my hair cut because I had swim class that same evening. The stylist applied a small amount(…)

I got My Hair Cut at Khamit Kinks

I got My Hair Cut at Khamit Kinks

My hair was starting to get unruly and do this floppy thing and I found myself always messing in it to get it to the right shape. I finally decided it was time for a professional cut since I hadn’t had one in years! I went to Khamit Kinks , a salon in Brooklyn that(…)

Solange Opens Up About Her Natural Hair Journey

Solange Opens Up About Her Natural Hair Journey

Via Essence. Solange Knowles is under the hot lights on set, but her demeanor is cool while hairstylist Chuck Amos coifs her strands into French rolls. Knowles’s now famously impulsive act, chopping off her tresses in 2009, has transformed her into a natural hair icon. But that was never her intention. “I honestly was just(…)

Working Out with Natural Hair: Use An Astringent to Clean Your Scalp

Working Out with Natural Hair: Use An Astringent to Clean Your Scalp

Many naturals want to know how to work out and keep their scalp clean without having to go through the whole washing process. We shouldn’t leave the sweat there and keep working out letting the sweat build up until wash day, it’s not healthy for our scalp. So for all my ladies who work out,(…)

9 Tips for New Naturals

9 Tips for New Naturals

As a new natural you are about to embark on an exciting journey with as many twists and turns as a rollercoaster that never ends but as exciting as this journey is the path can also be a frustrating one! Below are 9 helpful tips that I have found to be valuable in the journey(…)

My Natural Hair Style Icon Interview from Black Girl Long Hair

My Natural Hair Style Icon Interview from Black Girl Long Hair

Photographer: J Quazi King Introduce yourself! N: My name is Nikisha. I’ve been living in Brooklyn since age 3, but I was born in Toronto, Canada. I’m a teacher and co-founder of the online publication UrbanBushBabes.  Why did you make the decision to go natural? N: I got tired of conforming to fit in. I(…)

Nothing But Clarifying Shampoo Review + My Swim Class

Nothing But Clarifying Shampoo Review + My Swim Class

The last 3 weeks I have been taking swim classes to become a stronger swimmer. I’ve known how to swim in deep water, swim under water, breast stroke, float and doggy paddle since I was a child, but I never learned how to “Freestyle Stroke”. My fiance surfs and wants me to surf with him(…)

Braidout, Blowout or Flatiron My Hair: You Decide!

Braidout, Blowout or Flatiron My Hair: You Decide!

Well I am about to do the unimaginable and as you can tell from the title I bet you know where this is going. I have been exactly 5 years and 4 months natural and my 4b-c strands are now reaching hip level (Yes hip level. The length actually shocked the bejeezus out of me)(…)

Camille Rose Naturals Moisture Butter Review (New Staple)

Camille Rose Naturals Moisture Butter Review (New Staple)

Thank you to the fantastic Fran of the blog HeyFranHey for putting me onto Camille Rose Naturals. So far I’m in love with their products and they are all natural! I did a review here on their Algae Deep Conditioning mask which is now apart of my staple!  I have been using the Camille Rose(…)