I've been carrying crochet locs for at least a year now - each install keeps for 6 to 8 weeks with about a week break in between - and I constantly get asked all the usual questions:- Is that your hair? Who did them? What technique did you use? What hair did you use? … Continue reading DIY Crochet Locs
I've been wanting to make these pillowcases for a while and finally got around to it today. Satin is great for hair and skin. It helps retain moisture in the hair by not sucking it all out during the night like cotton pillowcases as well as helps prevent knots and tangles as your hair glides … Continue reading DIY Charmeuse Satin Pillow Cases
Hello lovelies! Popping in to share with you my tapered look. I've been itching to do it for a year or more but the thought of cutting my 3 year's worth of "long hair" was too overwhelming! But 2 months ago, I finally did it. Then I went home that night and bawled. But truly, … Continue reading Tapered – finally!
Hello beautifuls! About 2# years ago I wrote a blog post entitled Black Black & Beautiful! where I mentioned wanting to help inspire other dark skin beauties to embrace their melanin.I looked at some photos my sister took of me and saw how gorgeously my melanin shone and I could honestly say I was happy … Continue reading Introducing BLACK ZULU APPAREL!
2015 has been a long and lonely road for my hair. We spent the year in high buns and 1# set of kinky sew-in wefted hair both of which depleted the few hair I had at my temple. As I enter #missionregrowth I had to make the choice to just let my hair strive! And when I … Continue reading ‘Fro Love
I originally posted this to my blog in April 2015 but in switching back from .org to .com has left my most resent posts out in cold. So, when its nice, you do it – over!
Absolutely beautiful styles
Today has been an amazing day celebrating my 2nd wedding anniversary with my hubby, Hleku. We spent the day at a lovely hotel by the Vaal River and later spent some time by the Vaal Dam. It’s been an awesome two years in marriage with tonnes of lessons (to be shared on another day), God has really been great to us and I honestly would choose him all over again if given the chance. Before I get too mushy let me get back to my original purpose of this post… Since December is wedding season in these parts of the world and today was my anniversary I decided to share a few hairstyles that natural bride with TWA’s (or longer hair) could use for their big day.
My hubby took all the pics, thanks babe!
Let me know which is your favourite 🙂
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This is a great in-depth review on hair steaming with a lot of great information. If you’re thinking about getting a steamer for your hair, take a read.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am an avid DIYer and advocate of learning your own hair and how to maintain it. With that, having the right equipment will make the process easier and more effective. My mission was my deep condition treatments.
In an attempt to amp up my deep conditioning, I went online to find a solution. Even though the plastic bag on my head generated heat, it just wasn’t enough for me. I wanted a hooded dryer that gets to a decent temperature to speed the process . After reading TONS of reviews and blogs, I came across a review for a steamer. And THAT is when I realized I was searching for the wrong thing!
Fast forward 6 months later and I found an excellent replacement for my plastic bag 😄 Hot Heads by Thermal Hair Care is what I use when I am relaxing, need to multitask…
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"Going natural is a journey; a journey of self discovery and self acceptance. It’s like stripping your clothes off and standing in the mirror and saying ‘Yes! I accept myself with all the features I was born with.’" "...my quest for self acceptance, strong love for the hair I was born with and being able … Continue reading Quoted
2014 was a truly FANTASTIC year for my hair! I can't say how much I've learnt to love my hair, its texture and every aspect that makes it mine. As I look back at my year in hair, I see the joy at experiencing growth, I see the struggles when I encounter difficulties but I also see … Continue reading 2014: Hair in Review
Hi Curlies! When I wore my curly crochet braids, I found that the trick to keeping the hair looking freaking awesome was to mist it daily with a water, oil and conditioner mix. Now, I'm sure plain water could have worked as well but you know how naturals can be a bit 'extra' *-* But … Continue reading Maintaining Curly Crochet Braids
I found this pic on FB and thought the style to be so effortless that I just had to share! Even kids can enjoy this style too so get styling! Let me know if you do try it. I would love to add your pics to the post 🙂 Have a great weekend, Curlies and happy holiday … Continue reading Style Files: French Braid Pompadour (for both adults & kids alike)
I have this notion in my head that one day I will start a "Black Black and Beautiful™" campaign to empower dark skinned black women with natural hair. I want billboards featuring dark skinned babies, little ladies, teenagers, young women and old women - all with natural hair - to remind / show other dark skinned black … Continue reading Black Black and Beautiful™
Its time to say goodbye to my crochet marley braids after exactly 3# weeks. I wrapped them up for a trip to the city and fell in love with this side profile photo I took. Seeing yourself as beautiful gives you a profound sense of pride as well as elevates one's self esteem. Have a lovely weekend, … Continue reading ~Its a Wrap~
November 1st marks Antigua & Barbuda's 33rd year of Independence and so a week of activities have been taking place. I stopped in on the National Independence Fashion Show which honored one the island's top designers - Mr Calvin Southwell, who is celebrating 25 years of contribution to the fashion industry. There were not many … Continue reading Natural on the Runway: The Antigua & Barbuda National Independence Fashion Show
I took this photo about a week ago on the last day of my mini twist out (rocked it for a full 7 days! Woot woot) *-* I posted it to my FB page and used as my Whatsapp profile pic...and interestingly, I got a lot of "why so serious?", "you can't smile?" and "smile" … Continue reading My ‘Fro
I came across this old pic from my 18th birthday, precisely 10 years ago (2004) - I'm the darkie center back - and saw why my Grandmother would refer to me as "Black Zulu". A term you know I now I accept with pride *-* Today, I am able to share this photo and smile - … Continue reading Loving the Skin I’m In!
Yesterday, I came across the ever popular Bentonite Clay in my local health food store and could not resist the urge to purchase. I have heard amazing things about this clay and was super excited to try it out so last night I gave it a twirl. Bentonite clay mask helps draw excess oil and … Continue reading DIY: Bentonite Clay Face Mask
Hey Curlies! I have been featured on the blog Hey Natural Beauties! Go check her page out. Awesome info. Great blog overall 🙂
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I was attempting to do a mini photoshoot with myself to get a new profile pic and for some reason, this image spoke to me. I see the very essence of a strong black woman - passion, self-respect, self-acception and pride. If only we can all see that what men sees us as worth is a … Continue reading A Woman’s Worth
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