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You May Be An Ambivert Too
in Advice, LIFE

You May Be An Ambivert Too

For a large part of my life, I was convinced that I was an extrovert. I think that I am friendly (for the most part), have an approachable countenance, and I am great at initiating conversation. I love parties and social gatherings. I have been that way for pretty much all of my life but as I am getting older, I am starting to notice a few things about myself change. Right after college, I realized that I valued alone time. I would become energized in the presence of company,…

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Went Natural
in BEAUTY, Natural Hair

Back to the Basics: What I Wish I Knew Before I Went Natural

I remember when I started my hair journey almost four years ago. I didn’t quite really know what to expect or what I needed for my hair. Everything I know now I wished I would have known in the beginning of my journey. But don’t we all? After talking to a few of my friends who are transitioning, I realized there are some staple items everyone should have in their bathroom. Denman Brush This brush became my best friend as I transitioned and even now. There’s no way I would…

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Living with Intention
in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

How to Live with Intention Daily

At the beginning of 2017, I said you know what, I want to go into the year living with more intention. In 2016, I found myself constantly all over the place with my thoughts and not doing the things I wanted to do. I would say I wanted to do go to the gym more, learn how to meal prep and declutter my apartment. I wanted do these things, but was never intentional. I’m sure this has happened to almost everyone before and that is okay! I knew I needed…

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in BEAUTY, Natural Hair

Three of My Favorite Loc Styles

Would you believe me if I told you that I style my hair more now that it is loc’d than I did when I was a free natural? I had no idea how to manage my natural hair before locs because I am convinced my texture does not fit into any of the categories. My hair texture looks coarse, feels super soft and comes with a lot of frizz. This was one of the reasons why I decided to loc my hair because I knew that I would be able…

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Natural Hair in the Workplace
in Advice, LIFE, Natural Hair

Being Natural in the (White) Workplace

No, you can’t touch my hair. Being Natural is hard enough. With the copious amounts of products in the market and the struggle to perfect a twist out, bantu knot and perm rod set like your favorite YouTuber, life is not easy for naturals! The task of maintaining the white standard of professionalism doesn’t make being natural any easier. Perhaps it’s time for others to learn to accept our hair. African American professional women have long hid under weaves and perms in order to get in formation with their white…

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Is Protective Styling natural hair really protecting?
in BEAUTY, Natural Hair

Does Your Protective Style Truly Protect

This year has been the year of “protective styling” for me. I was persistent to protect my hair from manipulation, heat damage, retain length and most importantly protect these ends. People may ask, “Wait, isn’t that what protective styles are supposed to do?” Yeah…that is what I thought too. Now I’m not saying they don’t, but it is really important that you know your hair and what helps it thrive to be at its healthiest state. I have 4B hair and it sucks moisture out of a room. It needs…

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in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

How to Begin Finding Yourself

Finding yourself is often looked at as a place you go to or state of being that is impossible to achieve. Finding yourself is not about making extreme changes, but about letting down walls. It’s also about believing you are already that person, but just needs a little brushing off. You have to believe you are that person and be willing to build off what is already magical about you. When you feel it is happening for you, it will click on like a lightbulb. You will be able to…

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in BEAUTY, Natural Hair, Uncategorized

Faux Wash ‘n’ Go

Having natural hair is a beautiful thing, however, when it comes to styling hair at night it can be a curse! We all have those nights where we just want to jump right in bed and relax without taming or preserving our luscious curls. For those lazy nights you may find yourself just throwing your hair into a messy bun, doing some quick twists or just wrapping your hair in a satin bonnet or scarf. However, waking up to FLAT disproportionate hair, on a day where you want to look…

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