Let's face it... Most naturals want to find ways to display the length of the hair.  We do so much to nurture our hair; of course we want to show off the hard work and dedication that has went into growing it. If you want to find ways to stretch your hair, continue reading.  Included below are 4 sure-fire ways to stretch your hair so that everyone can admire your length. 1. Flat Twists  Flat twists are a quick and easy way to stretch your hair.  In order to achieve optimal results, we suggest using between 6-8 sections.   2. Banding Method The banding method involves sectioning your hair into at least four sections. For each section use a hair tie to put section into a ponytail.  Continue to place hair ties around the length of each ponytail until you reach the ends.  See picture for an example 3.  African Threading  This method for stretching the hair is similar to the banding method. Section your hair into 4-6 parts. Take each section and wra...
Benny Harlem quickly grew in popularity due to images like these going viral on Instagram.   Women everywhere began fawning over Harlem's chiseled cheekbones and of course the beautiful hair that adorns his head. I still remember the iconic photo that made him and his daughter an internet sensation.  It was a beautiful representation of Black Love shared between father and daughter.  I will admit, when I first saw this picture,  I was blown away! I thought Benny Harlem and his baby girl deserved to be on someone's magazine cover. As some of you may know, the purpose of this site has always been to encourage young girls and women alike, to embrace their natural hair and stand proud in their own beauty.  Because of this, I was proud to see an African American man preaching the same thing.  The đŸ’© Has Hit The Fan Fast forward some time later and it appears that the same people that have praised Benny Harlem and his unmistakeable hair have started to turn on hi...
A t some point in our Natural Hair journey we have all heard of the signature Deva Cut that could help get your curls into formation. That signature cut was developed and implemented by DevaCurl.  DevaCurl has now become known for what I consider luxury hair care products.  Most of their products range from $20 to $60... so yes, the prices can be very steep.  Oh My GIF from Antm GIFs Source: DevaCurl Because of the luxury prices, I have been afraid to try out the DevaCurl hair products.  Fortunately for me, I was recently sent one DevaCurl's newest products to try out, Super Stretch - the Coconut Curl Elongator. Disclaimer - I did receive this complimentary, but this will have no bearing on my honest review!  The Claims DevaCurl Claims that Super Stretch "weightlessly elongates curls and maintains definition" . The website states that the product is " Versatile and lightweight, this styler has a rich velvety texture that the provides the mo...
A s some of you may know, I am a product junkie.  The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. 😉Because of my obsession with buying and trying out different hair products, I feel comfortable with sharing with you all my favorite styling gels that can help you have the ultimate curl poppagĂ© (yes, I just made that word up).  This list will include some budget options, for those that want to save a bit of coin and some splurge options for those that don't mind spending a few extra dollars.  The point is, there are plenty of products that you can use that will fit into your budget and allow your curls to win! Budget Friendly 1. EcoStyler Gel This has been my tried and true gel from the beginning of my natural hair journey. It has done right by me; helping me achieve sleek ponytails, curly high puffs, and wash and gos with a shiny, elongated curl. This product can definitely go the distance at price that won't break the bank.  You can find this ...
Photographed by Tyler Mitchell, Vogue, 2018  W e all know how rare it is for BeyoncĂ©, the Queen of everything (if you ask me), to give interviews or speak publicly on private matters.  We usually have to try to decipher her life through pictures, body language, and song lyrics... I'm looking at you, Lemonade.    That's why I am in total shock and glee that BeyoncĂ© is gracing the September issue of VOGUE and she decided to give readers a glimpse into her life.  When BeyoncĂ© covered Vogue Magazine in 2015, the magazine was unable to interview the powerhouse singer.  This time around, BeyoncĂ© is sharing intimate details surrounding her pregnancy, body image, breaking down barriers, and much, much more in her own words. BODY POSITIVITY While I found the whole piece by BeyoncĂ© moving and inspirational, I thought that  it was very important to highlight her thoughts and views regarding her body image.  Due to the nature of this blog and my own stance on body acceptance, I wa...
With the summer months in full effect, I know many people, including myself are looking for quick and easy ways to shed weight and get closer to that coveted hour glass figure.  On my quest to achieve a more a "snatched" waist, I decided that a body wrap was the way to go. I had always heard about companies that sold ready made body wraps but I didn't feel comfortable with shelling out a lot of money for a product that may or MAY NOT work.  Because of this, I felt the urge to try to make my own body wrap... How hard could it be? DIRECTIONS I scoured the internet to find ingredients that promoted weight loss, that I could use for my body wrap.  After careful consideration, I decided on the ingredients listed below ( links to the products mentioned will be included at the end of this post ): When I originally tried this recipe, I went a little overboard with the peppermint oil and it resulted in a strong tingling sensation.  I have tweaked the recipe to av...