Thursday, January 31, 2013

Advantages & Disadvantages of Sisterlocks and Traditional Locs

I am frequently asked, "How do I chose between Sisterlocks and Traditional Locs?" or "What are the differences between Sisterlocks and Traditional Locs?", so I created a video to outline, in my opinion, the advantages & disadvantages of both types of locs. Keep in mind, when I say "disadvantage" I am using the term loosely and as a generality for some mindsets, not all.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Top 5 Reasons Why I Cut My Sisterlocks

In my Sisterlocks Big Chop video [HERE] I touched on my reasons, which were many, briefly but since so many people are still asking me "Why did you cut your Sisterlocks?" I figured it was time to make a dedicated response. You can watch the video [HERE] discussing my Top 5 reasons and/or check out the post below...

Wishlist Wednesday | Oil, Gel, and a Towel

So far Wishlist Wednesday has kept my product junkyism at bay. Whenever I see a product that I want to would like to try, I write it down on my list. These week's list features a few products that I desperately need in my life...well maybe not desperately but definitely.

To learn more about why I chose these products, check out my explanation below.... 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beauty & The Blog | Jess of Hair Gets Kinky When Wet

You might remember Jess from our live "Havana Twist Tutorial" [HERE] or from various meetups we host in the area with our Natural Hair Talk Show "The Mane Definition." So, I'm really excited to finally be able to feature her and for you to get to know a little bit about her & her mane.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Try the BOOMBox!

Recently, Nappturalite Radio announced its new subscription service, BOOMBox, which features products for natural hair, beauty, and your lifestyle. Have you heard about it? If not, I'll tell you what you need to know... 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Two Weeks Later... My Retwist Update

I can't believe it but I actually went a full two weeks (and even a few days over) in-between my last shampoo and retwist. I truly didn't think I'd make it because of the itching and dandruff, but I stayed strong. You can check out my latest update, in my Traditional Locs Vlog [HERE].

Friday, January 25, 2013

HOW TO | Date Night Locs Style for Men

This is for the fellas, that may need a style for this weekend. It's a really easy style that TB created and all you'll need is a hair tie. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Would You Use Monistat in Your Hair?

Last week, while listening to the Nappturalite Radio show the featured blogger mentioned that natural hair women are putting Monistat in their hair and I thought "What! You're joking!" and I immediately went to social media. After asking whether that statement was true, I learned that is isn't a "new" method and apparently I was late (go figure) and I discovered an entire community of women that practice this method.

Check out the latest video [HERE] in the NuGrowth Chat series to see why women are practicing this method and share your thoughts, opinions, and/or experiences in the video comments!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

[Tutorial] Front Cinnabun Headwrap

I am slowly counting down the days until I can shampoo & retwist my locs because my babies are getting really out of control, but their messiness is pushing me to be more creative with my hairstyles / headwraps. Lately, I've been wearing this this Front Cinnabun Headwrap and it is super quick & easy to do. If you're interested in how to achieve this style, check out the tutorial [HERE]!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What are Common Misconceptions About Locs?

Since starting my Traditional Locs journey I learned that many people have misconceptions about locs and I want to share 5 myths that I've heard.

Check out the latest video in the NuGrowth Chat series and leave any common misconceptions & myths that you've encountered, comments, thoughts, opinions, or experiences on the video [HERE].

[Event] Inaugurate Your Curls

First, let me say, if you're in the DMV area, you don't want to miss this event! Crystal of and Jamila of have put together an amazing event featuring several amazing hair care lines, hair demonstrations, discussions, and tons of giveaways, including a few goodies from my Shop!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday | Moisturizer, Rollers & a Book

I usually am an impulsive buyer and as soon as I see a product or item that I want I immediately purchase it. There are a few problems with this (maybe for another post) but in the context of hair-related items it leads to becoming a product junky. To help avoid downward spiraling into a hoard of products, I would like to introduce "Wishlist Wednesday",  a series that'll feature items that I've recently discovered and would like to try....and maybe you can add to as well :) 

The first items on my wishlist include the J.Pure Natural Moisturizer  Strawllers Rollers, and "Naturally Healthy Hair" by Mary Jansen. Now, let me tell you why I've added these items to my wishlist...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hair Diary | Chunky & Frizzy

Today, I was really enjoying the look of my locs; despite them being frizzy, messy, and chunky, to me they are beautiful! 

But why are my locs so frizzy and messy nowdays? Good question.... 

Under the NuGrowth | Weena

You guys know how much I love thick locs, and when I started following Weena on Instagram I had an instant case of "loc envy"! Weena not only has a head full of gorgeous locs, but she is a (very talented) Natural Hair Stylist in Canada. I am excited to share her hair story and the great tips she has to offer... 

Monday, January 14, 2013

My Locs are One Month Old!

As of January 9, 2013, my locs are now officially four weeks old! Yay! So far my journey has been really fun and full of new discoveries! In my latest vlog update, I discuss my experience swimming with my baby locs, my nighttime regimen, and how I control frizz and unraveling. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Shampoo & Full Retwist

Happy New Year! I am starting 2013 off with clean hair & scalp, yay!! I know I mentioned in the Vlog update last week that I wouldn't be shampooing my hair for a while, but I couldn't take it and not to mention my beau gave me a great suggestion. Check out the latest vlog update for a look into how my experience went shampooing my 3 -week old locs....

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