• Natural Hair Impostor Afro
    Natural Hair

    Natural Hair Impostors. Are you one?

    Natural Hair impostors are among us. Lately I’ve been hearing discussions about what makes someone “natural” in how they wear their natural hair. By the most basic definition, it means the hair is worn in its natural state without it being chemically altered. The “Natural Hair” term is most often used to describe men and women of color who wear their hair in its natural curl pattern that is coily, kinky, wavy, or curly. And yes, natural hair that is colored counts as long as its curl pattern isn’t chemically straightened. We always focus on that argument but bypass a small group of women who participate in the community knowing…

  • 4b hair wash n go
    Natural Hair

    4B Hair Wash-n-Go, The Hair Rules Salon Method

    When I first went natural a few years ago, I was introduced to the Wash-And-Go world by way of the “Dickey Method” at Hair Rules salon in Manhattan. First, the stylist trimmed my hair and shampooed it with a gentle cleanser. The stylist applied the “curly whip” in sections while my hair was saturated. The product was smoothed through my wet hair, allowing it to clump and elogate my curls. I was then instructed to shake out my curls while my head was upside down. I thought it was weird but it worked like magic to give curl separation and volume. After that I sat under a hooded dryer, then…

  • Cantu Beauty Texture On The Runway
    Lifestyle

    Texture On The Runway 2018, New York Fashion Week

    Texture on the runway is one of my favorite New York Fashion Week events. A few years ago NaturallyCurly.com founder Michelle Breyer created Texture On The Runway to fill a void. Just like Michelle, during Fashion Week I would always be looking for representation of women that looked like me. Thanks to Texture on the Runway powered by Sally Beauty, mainstream media and the fashion industry have to pay attention to the undeniable beauty of textured hair. This year the Texture On The Runway theme had to be influenced by the current state of society’s unwillingness to have multiple leaders or “Queens” in certain categories. Especially in the beauty, music…

  • Humidity Proof Curly Hair
    Beauty,  Natural Hair

    Humidity Proof Hair Products

    Ever look outside, see that its a rainy day and wish your hair was humidity proof? Humidity proof hair is possible, but first you need the right humidity proof hair products. Humidity can turn a good hair day into a bad hair day but that doesn’t have to happen to you. I have had some issues with humidity, but my hair stylist Tamika Wesley’s tips on humidity proofing my curly natural hair helped. Read on for her recommendations on humidity proof hair products to try now. Here are 6 Humidity Proof Hair Products you don’t want to miss.   Ouidad- Advanced Climate Control System This line is built to stop frizz before…