Black hair is a cosmic wire that spirals like the number 9 and 6. When you look at the shape of the 9 and 6, see it as representing a logarithmic spiral; the golden spiral or the Φ (Phi): the golden ratio. Our hair spirals like the galaxies and expands outwards like the expansion of […]Read more "a lesson on black hair"
I met a young lady a few weeks ago who broke my heart. A little. Since my arms were full, she – let’s call her Angel – greeted me with a warm half hug and a loving cheek squish followed up with a shower of compliments to my freshly chopped low fade. Angel went on to […]Read more "YOU go get a perm, Dick."
It’s modern day colonization. An invasion of our follicles. A new Black Code. I say bleep that bleep and do not support anyone or anything that doesn’t accept our hair in its natural glory. And yes, that includes schools and workplaces. I know it’s often easier said than done because we need jobs, right? Maybe. […]Read more "Black Hair v. White Laws [a reblog]"
Black Women Don’t Get Bamboozled: White/Non-Black Hair Companies Are Now Trying to Peddle Black Women Natural Hair Products. I’m so disappointed with Carol’s Daughter! I used this brand religiously when I returned natural and now.. I just can’t. L’oreal tho? Really?! Oyin Handmade, Shea Moisture, Kinky-Curly and Thank God It’s Natural are a few of my favorite Black-owned hair care brands […]Read more "Black Every Friday: Black Women, Don’t Get Bamboozled"
I live in the dirty dirty and you know it gets super sticky, so my “beauty” regimen has adapted accordingly from winter to summer, southwest desert to.. um.. tropic thunder? Anyway, here’s my current hair to toe lineup: c r o w n Coconut oil, my loyal best friend, transcends the seasons. I like to […]Read more "drugstore beauty: summer edition"
Every so often, I like to spotlight someone’s work. Their gift or specialty. Whether I know her or him personally, I just like to share their journey and let others know about their specific crafts. You know, to help them and their businesses grow and stuff. Today I’m sharing the story of a young makeup […]Read more "Five Stacks on the Make Up Bag"
Trying to keep up with my resolution to buy small, buy American and buy black more often- and be just as conscious of what I put on my body as I am of what I put in it- I gave Adé Vegan Hair a shot. I’d heard about Adé a few months back from Alex […]Read more "Shopping Small: Adé Vegan Hair"