Hear and Heed

Today when you hear his voice,
don’t harden your hearts…

Have you ever listened to someone without hearing them? I’m sure that most know the feeling from some conversations you had with your parents as a teenager. They would talk, sometimes for hours on end and you would leave the room clueless about everything that was said. It was as if you were deaf in the moment.

TWA Tips: Growing Out Short Natural Hair

Hello lovelies!

This week I’d thought that I would share some of the crazy things that have happened since I ‘went natural.’ My friend, on the other hand, was busy planning, packing and buying my ticket for the guilt trip she was about to take me on. Hehehe. (I still love you though). She said people with TWAs (teeny weeny afros) are sidelined: that we don’t cater to them.…

Natural Hair Trends we’re Ditching in 2018: A Lazy Girl’s Guide

Happy New Year lovelies!

Let’s get right into it.

If you are an ardent trend follower, then you must know that there are trends we definitely need to ditch in the New Year. Whether it’s make up, fashion, lifestyle, health or even our natural hair, the fact remains that we need to throw some things out the window.

Most people tend to jump on bandwagons, even ‘let’s ditch stuff’ bandwagons.…

Pray Without Ceasing

Allow me to add another goal/ desire or resolution to your list of things to do or change in the New Year: pray without ceasing.

On New Year’s Eve my friends and I were trying to request an Uber. I say trying because there was a whole discussion on the pickup location and the route to be used.  Somehow we ended up discussing how low the fares have gotten (relative to how much you used to pay for a cab about two years ago).

Unruly Ends and New Beginnings: 2018 Hair Resolutions

Hello lovelies!

The thing about procrastination is that it fools you into thinking you always have time. That’s part of the reason why I never make resolutions. Truth be told, I will probably procrastinate and waste precious journal pages in the process. This could not be truer when it comes to hair. People, natural gurus have hair goals. Like serious goals that they work towards.

Hair Porosity 101

What type of hair do you have: 1, 2, 3, 4, A, B, C? If you are like me, you probably do not know your hair type according to the famous hair chart by Andre Walker.

If I am being honest, that little chart has given me more headaches than I care to admit. …

The god of Entertainment

Someone I knew once said that our greatest undoing as human beings is that we get bored too easily. We are not wired for mundane. We always want something spectacular to make us feel alive and so we are easily distracted. The first time we see the sunrise our eyes grow bigger and well up with tears at this beauty; kind of like the cat in Shrek.…

Feed-in Conrows

Haya, this week we are trying to learn a few things. Today the lesson can be basic, intermediate or complex depending on where you lie on the spectrum. Wherever you are, tafadhali usife moyo. All things are possible.

Also, fair warning: my camera is FAAAAARRRR from nice. The photos (even after convincing a professional photographer to try and make them useable) are lacking in more ways than one.…

What Does That Mean?

You know how it feels like you stepped into a Biology or Chemistry class when you start this natural hair journey (if you had chem) or start doing things other than braiding and blowdrying (if you have been natural all along)? There are all these names you can’t understand: sijui pre-poo, deep conditioning, MHM (Maximum Hydration Method), protein treatment, moisturizing treatment, co-washing, etc etc?…