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How To Bandana with Natural Hair

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Natural Hair and Bandanas

Yes, the cotton kind. Girl, I know, but I love my bandanas! If you’ve got a square satin scarf, by all means use that. Read on to learn five ways I style my natural hair with a bandana.

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Beanies and Bangs

Image of various beanie hats styled on natural hair

It’s winter so that means hats, hats, and more hats! I love wearing protective styles and hats in the cold season. But, sometimes I want to hint that I’m not completely bald under there. How do I do that and stay warm? Beanies and bangs. Read on to see how.

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New Growth: I Define Enough


When is “Enough” Enough?

“Why do you want to cut off your hair? It’s not gonna grow any more than this.”

Determined as I was to prove the disparaging assertion wrong, the notion behind it lingered over the course of my natural hair journey. It was the notion that if I never grew my hair past a certain length, all my time and energy and effort would have been for nothing.

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The Lull of Protective Styling


Setting and Forgetting

We’ve all fallen for the lull of protective styling. We put our hair away and sometimes put it out of mind altogether. Our easy, breezy routines turn to neglect, and dryness and buildup settle in for the duration. Then when it’s time to take down that style, we’re shocked to find excess matting, shedding, and breakage.

Protective styling is not a set it and forget it sort of thing, but laziness gets the best of all of us at one time or another. Here’s how to keep your hair in good condition while still enjoying a less demanding hair care routine.

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REBLOG: December Blog Challenge – Yeka

Yeka is one of my favorite bloggers, because she works hard at creating content and supporting other bloggers. She’s doing a month long blog post challenge. Props to her because it isn’t easy. Head over to see what she’ll be writing about this month and show her some love.

What better way to kiss 2017’s butt out than to reminisce on the amazing and not so amazing things that happened. This way we welcome the new year with a big heart ready to fill up with greater things than our expectations. This Blog Challenge is all of that. […]

via December Blog Challenge|Yeka — YeKa


Taking a Holiday from Your Natural Hair


A Break from the Routine

Whether you’re frustrated with your natural hair journey, or you just find yourself too busy too keep up with your regular hair care routine, taking a break from your hair every now and then can be good for you and it.

Before you decide how to put your hair away, determine why you want to. Is it for recoup from damage or length retention, added protection from this colder, drier weather, or just to reduce the time it takes to style every day?

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REBLOG: Use What Ya Got – Rowana Abbensetts

I very much relate to this post on building your latent skillsets and having them come together to create opportunity and positive change. It’s always an encouragement to see a lot of us making moves and seeing growth. Rowana was one of the first people I started following for self care and wellness and in that time she has created a magazine, had meetups, and professional collaborations–oh and she wrote a book. Click over to read the whole thing.

2017 has been good to me as an entrepreneur. I have had the opportunity to unlock new skills through quite a few amazing professional experiences. My favorite highlights would be meeting readers at the Spoken Black Girl Launch Party, doing PR and media coverage for the Miss Black USA Pageant, and representing SBG at my local health fair. I am grateful to the many venues and organizers who invited me to speak about mental health and self-care. It has been a year of service and transformation.

via Use What Ya Got: My Top 3 Self-Taught Skills for 2017

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Blogger Survey


Hello, lovely readers! I need your help.

TL;DR: Take the Survey

I know you’re busy, what with all the stressing over the holidays to do, so I’ll make this quick: I’ve created a short survey you can take to help inform an upcoming collection of free stock illustrations for bloggers!

It takes less than 2 minutes to complete and it’ll be open until January 10, 2018. You can take the survey here (thanks in advance): Survey to Understand the Role of Illustration in Blogging

Why Take the Survey?

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