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    Kinky Update: Low Manipulation Challenge

      I haven’t shared my natural hair journey on here in a while, and I recently received the sweetest message from one of our readers about how she got inspired to go natural and stay natural, after reading my posts, sooooooooooo… here goes. As many of you know I started my transition in September maybe October of 2010. I did my big chop in January of 2012, and have been fully and happily natural ever since. I read that it was wise to keep your hair in protective styles during the transitioning process and after; as this not only helps the hair from breaking, but also aides in bringing back…

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    My Protection…with Style!

    So I’ve decided to try something new.   Something new in the realm of a “sew-in“. For those of you reading who do not know what a sew-in is, it is a weave (full or partial) that is sewn onto a person’s own hair. I know, crazy. Never the less this process was totally necessary for my hair survival. I’m in training and my job requires me to wear my hair pulled back. Which means that status of “no edges” is right around the corner! YIKES!! I had a friend ride with me to the store where we spent hours picking out the right hair color and brand. I was so…

  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Bantu Knots L-O-V-E

    I’ve been rocking bantu knots for about a week now, and everybody seems to love them, I’ve even gotten a few nicknames along the way, however i’m not sure if they’re compliments or… they’re compliments. I tried bantu knots earlier on in the year, but didn’t really like how they looked; but I was in desperate need to do something different with my hair, and decided to give them another shot… Success. They took me 10 minutes to do… WINNER! I love twisting my hair, but that usually takes me an hour soooooo, this may just be my new go-to protective style, especially because the weather in Toronto is still…

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    Under the scarf…

    Everyone’s been saying that I’ve been “hiding” my hair. This is true to some extent, but I haven’t been hiding it; I’ve been protecting it. I kept it wrapped all winter, and it will remain wrapped up until the summer. I find it’s better to keep my hair wrapped up during the cold months to keep it from breaking, and the weather is so crazy during spring, that I prefer to keep my hair safe under my head scarf 🙂 However, when I’m home, the head scarf comes off, and my hair is free to “be” where the temperature is warm and STABLE. The fro will be back in the…

  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Twisted!

    I’m sooooo over braiding my hair, so I’ve been trying out different protective hair styles in order to find my go-to style for winter. I tried wearing bantu knots for the first time and they are super easy to do. However, I didn’t have the patience to wear my hair like that for more than a week… They HAD to go. So I tried twisting my hair and  was pleasantly surprised by how easy they are to do, and also  that they came out well. I can keep them in for than a week without getting bored, AND I can still co-wash and deep condition without having to take them…