Why Isn’t My Hair Growing

You’ve hit a brick wall and your hair is not growing. At all. There can be a number of reasons for this, but here are the most common ones (and some of these I’ve done myself, causing major breakage and hair loss): #1 You’re Constantly Picking, Playing with, or Combing Your Hair Sounds ironic that ...

Awesome Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Your Hair

Deep Conditioner You can use your coconut oil as a conditioning treatment or better yet ‘pre-poo.’ Apply coconut oil to your hair in generous amounts. Then, put a shower cap on and leave the coconut oil in for at least an hour. The longer the better! Then rinse out the coconut oil with shampoo. Detangler/Leave-in ...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Washing Natural Hair

Washing my hair is such a long process that I have to set out a huge chunk of my day. As I’ve learned how long this process is, I want to help out all my natural sistas out with the do’s and dont’s of a long natural hair wash day. This includes the pre-poo, washing, ...

Zit Issues: 5 Tips to Get Rid of Acne

Zit Issues. One of the main reasons being a teenager sucks. And it’s worse when we girls have to take care of every little issue. I’m blessed because I never really worried about acne as a teenager. I guess it’s because I washed my face! (though, not really) Anyways, if you struggle profusely with acne issues – ...

A Review of Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttermilk Cream

Miss Jessie’s is like the best thing that’s happened to me in my natural hair journey. When I found it, though, I was anxious at first. I was paying $40 for two products (the Curly Pudding and the Baby Buttermilk), so naturally I didn’t know if I wanted to pay that much. After talking to some other ...

A Review of 3 Curl Activators: Shea Moisture, Miss Jessie’s, and Cantu

I have tried several curl activators, but the most common ones I’ve been referred to are: Shea Moisture, Cantu Shea Butter and Miss Jessie’s. I tried all three and they produced very different results for my hair. But first, a little background information on my hair: I have 4b hair  It’s relatively thin and fragile ...

How to Earn from Your Lifestyle Blog

You’re on a roll, girl. You’ve set up your flashy (but not too flashy) WordPress site, you’ve spun up a few posts, and you’re watching your blog audience grow. Now, you’re just waiting for the part when checks start rolling in… Here’s what you need to know if you’ve decided to be a lifestyle blogger ...

How to Find a Job at 15

If you’re searching for a job at 15 – chances are, you’ll have to do a lot of digging to find a business that’ll hire. The ‘golden age’, according to our society, to start working is 16. But I get it – you don’t want to wait until you’re 16 just so you can flip ...

Back to School: How to Get Your Mind ‘Back in Shape’ Before School Starts

Summer vacation is almost over – no, actually, it is. Binge-watching TV, procrastinating summer packets, and sleeping like a nocturnal animal – yeah, those days are ending. And it’s sad to see the months of vacation slip away. But we all knew this was coming. However, it’s definitely not too late to slip back in the school ...

Cross Country…Here We Go!

It’s XC time in the month of August 2017! I am so excited for all the high school students getting out there to run their hearts out. Running a 5k (3.1 miles) in Cross Country is tough – but training is even tougher. Here’s what high school girls should know about the 2017 Cross Country ...