Curl Care Tips, Curly Mom

I Stopped Shampooing 

Years ago a coworker told me her best friend (who is a curly girl) did not shampoo her hair. I thought it was weird but didn't think much more of it at the time. But I never forgot what I heard. Not too long after I purchased Curly Girl: The Handbook. I learned about the… Continue reading I Stopped Shampooing 

Curly Boy, Curly girl, Curly Mom, Uncategorized

Not throwing shade…

Disclaimer: You may have to live in Arizona during the summertime or just open a hot oven door and stand there for several hours without blinking (PLEASE don't) to truly appreciate what I'm about to say because this is a prime example of a heat-induced rant with Twitter fingers.   So I'll do just about… Continue reading Not throwing shade…

Curly Mom, Curly Profiles, New styles, Uncategorized

Curly Connoisseur: Asha 

Meet Asha Curl type 3B. I met this fun-lovin, Seattle-born, track star turned coach, human sports Wikipedia and now mama, in 1998. Ironically, our first encounter was at an all-girls dorm on the campus of The University of Arizona in Tucson. Somehow both of us managed (my mama made me) to live in one of the… Continue reading Curly Connoisseur: Asha 

Curly girl, Curly Mom, New styles, Uncategorized

Wash Day

Wash day. It's a phrase that most of the curly/natural moms and kids I know dread. No, I'm not talking about the six loads of laundry with pockets full of sand and unidentifiable stains on the clothes the kids just got for Christmas. This is about telling your five-year old's glorious, curly mane that to… Continue reading Wash Day

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When Hair Imitates Life  

Admittedly, I'm a lazy curly girl. Perhaps lazy is not completely true or the right word to use. I have every intention in the morning to co-wash, deep condition and diffuse my hair every other day or so, BUT as the illustrious lady in the news clip/meme so eloquently said "ain't nobody got time for… Continue reading When Hair Imitates Life  

Curly Mom

The Professionalism of Curls

I'm not exactly sure when it started, perhaps before college, but for years I associated a professional look with having straight hair. It's not like I thought curls were unprofessional, I just thought people took you more seriously when your hair was not curly. In college, I studied journalism and wanted to be a news anchor.… Continue reading The Professionalism of Curls