Hello hello hellloooo!! This past weekend I watched one of my fav Houston-->DC babes get married to her love! Terin and Dwayne (DJ) met on Tinder, and their hashtag is #tinderlovinbates. How cute! Their ceremony was sooo sweet and beautiful! Now they are on their honeymoon in Mexico living it up! I wish them nothing … Continue reading Wedding Guest Style Series: The Bates Wedding – October 7, 2017 in Washington, DC
When I moved to D.C. in 2012, I couldn’t have dreamed that I would go natural. I haven’t had a relaxer since February 2013. Since then, I have learned what does and does not work for my hair. I am still learning how to work with my hair and will chronicle my wins and my fails here to both inspire and to show you that the struggle is REAL, but well worth it! I’ll also do short, simple tutorials.
My Love-Hate Relationship with Box Braids
In the Summer of 2013, I got box braids for the first time since I was a kid. I was heading to South Africa for 6 weeks and I wanted to be able to take a break from my hair. I've gotten box braids almost every summer since and mostly love them, but there are … Continue reading My Love-Hate Relationship with Box Braids
Wedding Guest Style Series: The Smith Wedding – May 27, 2017 in Orlando, Florida
Last month, I got to watch one of my dear friends from law school, Dorothie, tie the knot with her boo in Orlando, Florida! As you can see, the wedding was gorgeous and their cup runneth over with love and joy. We had a grand 'ol time and I am so happy for them! ❤ … Continue reading Wedding Guest Style Series: The Smith Wedding – May 27, 2017 in Orlando, Florida
Look of the Day: Graduation Celebration!
Yaaaasss!! One of my best friends in D.C. just graduated from American University with her M.B.A. You did that, Britt! 🙂 I have a Houston framily here in D.C. and we hold it down and support each other through everything. We're always there to celebrate each others' accomplishments and we continue to keep it trill … Continue reading Look of the Day: Graduation Celebration!
Graduation Hair Styles for Natural Hair
This is for anyone that has yet to figure out what to do with their hair for graduation. Last year, I was so stumped on what to do with my hair. These were the issues that caused me such a dilemma: We had a ceremony outside and it had been cold and raining so straight … Continue reading Graduation Hair Styles for Natural Hair
Wedding Guest Style Series: The Moody Wedding – April 8, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hello hello hello! Spring is finally here and you know what that means - Wedding Season! I've been invited to 7 weddings this year! This is the first installment into my Wedding Guest Style Series that will go until October of this year. Be on the lookout for details on my looks in the future! … Continue reading Wedding Guest Style Series: The Moody Wedding – April 8, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Why I stopped Using “Ouchless” Ponytail Holders
For the longest time, I really thought I was doing the right thing by using these "Ouchless" ponytail holders on my hair. What I always tended to ignore was the knots that would form on the ponytail holder. And when I tell you there was a knot of hair around each holder... Not until I … Continue reading Why I stopped Using “Ouchless” Ponytail Holders
Pictorial: 2 Strand Twist Bun Protective Style
One of my current favorite protective styles is the 2 Strand Twist bun. It's super easy to do, it's also very low maintenance, and it can be very versatile! I also really appreciate this style because my hair is a lot less tangled when wash day comes, which leads to less breakage! Below, I provide … Continue reading Pictorial: 2 Strand Twist Bun Protective Style
How to Avoid Heat Damage When Straightening Your Natural Hair
I often encounter natural hair beauties that have experienced heat damage; either due to their own mishandling of their hair or that of a professional. This occurs when excessive heat is used on the hair, causing it to break and the curl pattern to be altered or even lost. First, let me say I try … Continue reading How to Avoid Heat Damage When Straightening Your Natural Hair
Why I will NEVER get a Brazilian Blowout
Living in D.C., I have been tempted so many times to get a Brazilian Blowout. So far, I have stayed strong and stayed away from them. The results of getting one's hair blown out leaves you with a SLAY for all the world to see...silky, bouncy, beautifulness. Just umph! However, I have seen what getting … Continue reading Why I will NEVER get a Brazilian Blowout