FREE Hair Care Report!!

I know…  It’s been a minute since my last natural hair update, but I am still on my natural hair journey.

For the record, having natural hair has not interfered with my running, CrossFit, and now training for my first Figure Competition.  Once you learn how to care for your natural hair, you’ll experience the freedom that the rest of us natural curlies know all about.

On June 26, 2010, I walked into KinHairitage Salon/Spa and met ShidaNatural.  From the moment I saw ShidaNatural, her big curly hair and her spunky personality inspired me!  Later in the consultation, she wowed me with her cavernous knowledge of the care and maintenance of natural hair.

I learned more in the nearly two-hours that I spent with ShidaNatural than I did in over 20 years of salon hopping trying to get the latest cut, perm, braids or weave.  Where have you been for most of my life?

Three years into my natural hair journey, I credit by knowledge base to ShinaNatural.  We recently chatted.  To my pleasure, I learned that she is working toward launching a book, “101 Natural Hair Care Tips for Curly, Kinky, and Coily Hair- Get ShidaNaturalized!!!”   Hurry ShidaNatural, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your book!!

One of these days, I will consider myself an expert on “my” hair.  Nevertheless, I am consistently solicited with endless hair care questions, such as “How did you get your hair like that?”  “What do you use on your hair?” and “Who does your hair?”

To discover the best way to care for curly, kinky, and coily hair, you just have to read ShidaNatural’s “FREE” special report,

“How to Care for Natural Curly, Kinky, and Coily Hair so that you Get the Best Styling Results ~ My Top 6 Tips”

 Happy readings!

Here Is A Great Protective Syle

The summer is my favorite season to rock my wild and natural curls. I especially enjoy the unpredictability of my hair and how my curls respond to the heat, humidity, and hot radiant sun. The color becomes more vivid and my fro grows bigger and wilder as the day goes longer.

Back in the day when I was permed, the sizzling hot summer days constantly held me hostage to closed windows and air conditioning in my car, and major dilemmas of how to style my hair after a long ten-mile run.

Now, I’m free to be me!  Hairs that are out-of-place are in place and exactly where they belong.  Three years into my journey, I am having more fun than ever.

With September only one week away, it is time for me to transition to the new school year. The spare time that I indulged in July and August will soon quickly disappear. The slots will be filled with strict early morning routines, football practice, home work, dinner, and barely enough time to get to CrossFit. Oh, and I left out my hair in the mix.  Length retention means more time required to co-wash, condition, moisturize, twist, and style. Whew!

So what’s a curly girl to do?  Visit her favorite stylist to find the perfect protective style. I am so excited! I decided to go with temporary loc extensions, styled by the one and only Vicky at KinHairitage.  After staring in envy at several photos posted by KH, I knew exactly what I wanted.

My natural hair is safely tucked away and my new regime is reduced to moisturizing my roots and grabbing a satin bonnet at night.  And the best part…  after a long run or CrossFit, no hair maintenance is required!   Heeeey!  I can sleep a few minutes later now too.  Check out my new style.


Loving the highlights!




Styled and photographed by stylists Victoria at KinHairitage Salon


Santa’s Curly Surprise!

Santa surprised me with these gorgeous Barbie’s for Christmas!  

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A few weeks ago I saw these lovelies online and shared the beautiful images with hubby.  Like magic, the dolls appeared under the Christmas tree.

As a little brown girl born in the 60’s, I seldom saw black dolls lining the shelves of Jamesway, Bradlees, or other retail stores.   I loved dolls and was blessed with a generous collection.

The dolls on my Christmas wish list emerged from viewing TV commercials that aired during Saturday morning cartoons.   

My mother was the pip-line to my aunt Miriam, who made sure that Santa brought me dolls that looked like me.  “Merm” as we called her (some still do) lived and worked in New York.   She sacrificed her lunch breaks to scour the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan to find the “black” version of the latest dolls for me.

My hot new Barbie’s roused pleasant childhood memories of my aunt’s kindness and generosity.

Thirty years later, my new doll’s hair really is similar to my hair, which is cool.  I think it’s great that some toy manufacturers’ finally recognize the diversity in the consumer market.  But I also know that more change is necessary because even in the 21st Century, pricing disparities exist between black and white dolls and certain toys are still only readily available in certain regions, states, and/ or cities.

The current natural hair revolution is phenomenal!  Nearly anywhere you go, you can spot a beautiful and natural curly girl strolling casually and confidently.  I love it!    The motives of why so many women from different cultures are wearing their God-given natural curls are plentiful.

All that matters is that women have the choice to sport their natural curls and the loving and supporting natural community that helps with the transition and for this I am thankful!  Happy holidays!