Ledisi Announced as First Design Essentials® Natural Beauty Ambassador


 Photo Credit: Allen Cooley Photography For Grammy-nominated R&B singer Ledisi’s recent appearance on Good Morning America her beautiful loc’d tresses were blessed with none other than Design Essentials® Products.  This appearance directly coincides with the announcement that she will be the first ever Design Essentials® Natural Beauty Ambassador, as well as kicking off her nationwide “Intimate Truth“  tour which features collaborations … Read more

Dear Guiliana Rancic, Leave Zendaya Alone!


Why these grown white women continue to attack our young African American sisters is really beyond me.  Twitter is all abuzz this morning because of comments made by reality star, Guiliana Rancic about Disney and Dancing with the Stars Celebrity Zendaya Coleman. We dealt with this last year when former Communications director for U.S. Representative Stephen … Read more

#NaturalHair for Young Men

Natural Hair for Men

My son was home from college for a week during the holidays.  He is a young man with natural hair. By that I mean that he has grown his hair out, and there are no chemical processes applied. He often wears it in an afro, twists, or just a nappy look (which I adore).  Everyone … Read more

Who’s The Master? The Ultimate Natural Hair and Loc Competition

Shea Locs

Atlanta Premiere Loc Studio, Shea Locs Natural Hair Studio, put on their Annual Who’s The Master? The Ultimate Natural Hair and Loc Competition and it was awesome!  It had a very futuristic theme and the music, fashion show and beautiful hairstyles were really amazing.  I was there as a guest blogger along with YouTube Natural … Read more

My New Natural Hair Journey: Locs!

 Isabelle 11 months after her 1st big chop. A "good hair" day

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken up with a sore neck from purposefully sleeping at odd angles in order not to ruin my curls/twist-outs. Or how many nights I stayed up into the early hours of the morning, twisting my hair to perfection, just so that it would look “presentable” the next … Read more

Mommy Natural Hair Confession Series #1: I Combed Out My Daughter’s Locs

Unlocking Locd hair

This is a story about one mother and her daughter’s decision to change her hair. About a month ago. I conducted an interview with Tiffany and her daughter Kody.  Kody decided in December 2013 to have her locs combed out or “unlocked”. Prior to combing them out Kody’s hair had been loc’d for 2 years. … Read more

Why is Our Natural Hair Unacceptable?


Here we go again folks.  Another little child suffers the consequences of wearing her hair natural. Apparently, Deborah Brown Community School a public charter school in Tulsa, OK believes that natural hair styles such as afros, locs, etc… are faddish and unacceptable and violate the schools dress code. Parker, who’s a barber, said school officials … Read more