It’s the new year, and I’m taking a trip down memory lane with old photos of my natural hair journey. I took them once a week every week in the first year after my big chop. All I can think is, “I’m not sure how Instagrammers and beauty bloggers do it.” After a whole year […]
Dear Newly Natural Me,
You read an article on CurlyNikki about how she easily achieved 3-, 4-, or 5-day hair (I don’t remember which–it’s been years!) You read her a lot. You know she has a different hair type than yours. I know you’re bookmarking the page and holding out hope for when you get some length.
This article was originally published on myyeka.com. You can find more of my articles for new naturals by following the link in the sidebar!
Enjoy Every Stage
Dear Newly Natural Me,
So, it’s just dawned on you it will be years before you have what’s generally considered to be long hair. You’re stuck with a TWA for who knows how long. Now you’re binging YouTube videos on how to style short hair–flowers, bows, hoop earrings. None of that is your style. Sponge curls? On 4C hair? Next! Make-up? NEXT!
Did you know I wrote a whole series for new naturals over on MyYeka.com? It’s in my sidebar and everything. Just in case you’re a regular reader here but had no idea I was over there, too, I’ll be resharing all of the articles here.
Information Overload is a Thing
Dear Newly Natural Me,
Ph balance, cuticles, shed hair versus broken hair, hygral fatigue–girl, if you don’t turn off your phone and go to bed you’re going to be fatigued all day. You’ve got one inch of hair and more information than you know what to do with it. I know. You just found this other naturalista and she’s got a whole series on this other technique/style/product line that might be vital to the success of your natural hair journey. Plus she’s funny and photogenic! How photogenic do you think you’ll be on three hours of sleep?
Saavyzone’s blog is chock full of great articles like this one. Tips, tools, product and routine breakdowns–she’s got you covered. I really like how clear and concise her articles are, and I always learn something useful. Follow the link to check out her site!
Once you have established what day your (hair) wash routine will be on, there are some good effective practices to include in your routine that will further boost your natural hair health. So to reap further benefits for your hair, it is essential to keep an arsenal of reliable hair tools, and products which could consist […]
If you get a full night’s sleep (that’s a big If, I know), that’s nearly 3000 hours a year your hair is subjected to friction and stress. It will take its toll and undo all the hard work you put into caring for your hair.
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. […]
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.
I saved this post as soon as I read it the other day. Reading stories similar to my own has helped me articulate the contours of this thing called mental health. I’m sharing it because there are a lot of us that need to know we aren’t alone in our struggles. Please click through to read Melissa’s touching post on her experiences.
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“What’s wrong with you?”
Four and a half years ago, I used to think completely differently to how I think now…