Why I Cut My Hair & Got A Relaxer

I entered 2017 with a host of changes sitting on my lap. I wrote my first book and became an author (buy it here). Then Leèroy asked me to marry him and we got engaged (no, that’s not his real name). Then I immediately started planning our wedding. Then he said let’s move back to Baltimore. My 2017 was spent adjusting to…
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10 Reasons Why Your Hair Isn’t Growing & Your Edges Aren’t Living That Good Life

Hey Beauties, Nicole here! The dryness and brutality of winter will suck the life out of your hair out. But you may be further assisting the damage when you think you’re protecting it via protective styling. Your first instinct may be to find a protective style like braids or a sew-in which isn’t a bad option but in this weather,…
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Buy Or Nah: Creme of Nature Butterlicious Curls [Product Review]

The summer really dried out my hair. I don’t know what it was, but I couldn’t condition it enough or add enough butters or creams so it wouldn’t be so dry. I’m a very low-maintenance natural. I find the products that work for me — which are never very much — and that’s it. Now that summer is over, I’ve tried…
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My Significant Other Hates My Hair! What Would A Natural Do?

Being natural can be tough at times. The shade is real and it comes from everywhere, even other naturalistas. For the most part, the natural community is made up of people that build each other up. Having a support system is a necessity for your natural hair journey. What would you do if someone in your family, let’s say a spouse or…
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11 Ways To Embrace Your Natural Hair

After five years of growing my natural hair, I began to obsess over length retention and hair growth! I hated this crazy natural hair obsession, so I decided to get my shiny shears and create a new style that reflected who I am as a woman.
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[event recap] Motions ‘Naturally You’ Luncheon at the Mondrian Hotel in NYC

My natural hair will not get the best of me! This is what I’m chanting to stay away from the creamy crack aka relaxing my hair. You readies know that it’s been a struggle and my naturalistas can relate even more. It seems like I’m constantly trying new product and my curls are always changing — daily. So I was…
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Common Misconceptions About (My) Hair

Every day I walk outside my door and enter the world outside people stare at me. Well, really my hair. Even more so now that my hair is short and currently naturally curly. Although I am kinda use to it, it can be really annoying to catch folks in the moment of gazing at my hair. Some totally deny it…
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Things No One Will Tell You About Being Natural

THE TASK: No one ever really tells you what to be prepared for when you take that daring leap to transform your previously chemically induced mane into one with a more natural existence. Whether you’re in it to get healthier hair or you’re a trendy diva following the natural hair wave, the results are the same. 
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I Chopped Off All Of My Hair…No Lye!

Let’s start at the beginning. In April,  I decided it was way too hot to apply more heat to my tresses. Standing in my bathroom under my vanity light sweating like a pig in a sauna. It was just unproductive. I would have to wait at least 30 minutes to cool down before I could apply my face. To top that off once I went outside…
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My Grey Hair: Curly vs Straight

Back in April 2011 I shared that I was considering going back to my natural hair with plans to eventually do the CHOP! I even gave tips for folks struggling with the transition. Looks like I need to take my own advice now because I feel the struggle!
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