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Monday, October 18, 2010

"I Whip My Hair Back 'n Forth..."

Earlier today, Willow Smith's video for "Whip my Hair" premiered on BET. I love this song. Will and Jada's kids are too cute. I like the video. Looks fun and age-appropriate. Ok, Willow! ;)

**I don't know how long the video I posted will work since they are pulling it off sites, so if it ends up not working that is why.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Out with Friends!

This past Wednesday was my birthday, so I went out with some friends last night to celebrate. I wore a twist-out pinned up on one side.

I had a really good time out playing in DC! ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Today's Natural Hair Question: Which products are good for biracial hair?

Hey, everyone! A close friend of mine recently asked me which products I thought were good for biracial hair to reduce/prevent frizz and hold the natural curl. Granted, I cannot speak from experience here, BUT I have a few biracial friends who tell me what they use and their hair always looks great. I'll share the top 2 product lines they use, and also would like my readers who can speak from experience to weigh in, as well.

The first one is Mixed Chicks. Now, I use Mixed Chicks and personally love it even though I have a kinkier hair texture. I've tried the shampoo and the leave-in. However, I know it was created for those with biracial hair in mind. My friend who uses it LOVES it. Here is their website: The leave-in prevents hair from frizzing and also gives a nice, light hold to your natural curl.

The 2nd one is Hair Rules. What I love about Hair Rules is that they have products specifically for kinky hair, curly hair, and wavy hair. Full product lines for both - shampoo, conditioners, and styling products. I've tried them, also - GREAT results. And my friend who has a looser curl pattern also loves them. She is the one who reccomended them to me. Here is the site:

Please leave comments with other products that are great for naturals with a looser curl pattern or hair that is more fine so we can all learn. I love to learn about all hair textures, not just my own. Natural hair is beautiful!! :-)

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Today's Natural Hair Question

From time to time, I receive questions from friends, family, and friends of friends regarding going natural. What products did I use when transitioning from relaxers to natural hair, what products I use now, what is best for holding styles like twists without flaking, etc. What I will do is start to post the questions on my blog and answer for all to view and weigh in on. No two textures are alike, so while I love to give advice and share what has worked for me, it may not work for you. So, if others give their take along with my own opinions/experiences, we can all learn so much more :)

Today's Question: Does mousse work well for holding twists for a twist out? I've tried gels but they flake and make my hair hard.

My response: I have never tried mousse while natural, so I cannot say if they work for me or not. However, I've found that using a good leave-in conditioner and an alcohol-free gel work great for me to hold my twists and give great definition for twist outs. Here are my faves: For leave-ins I use Cantu Shea butter leave-in (purchased at Walmart or Target), or Kinky Curly Knot Today (purchased online at, at Whole Foods, or your local natural hair salon). For gels, I have two favorites: Eco Styler Gel (the clear one) or ic Fantasia Olive Gel. You can get either one from your local Beauty Supply Store or Walmart or Target. They don't have alcohol so they don't dry your hair out or cause flaking. They also don't have protein (like "black gel", which can cause flaking).

So, I'd like to pose the same question for my readers. What do you all think? What products are great for your twists and twist outs that give great definition and hold?