The Accidental Natural’s protective style challenge – update

In September, I told you guys that I was going to do my own protective style challenge (read the post here). Here’s what I was going to do: Keep my hair in protectives styles (kinky twists, two-strand twists, wigs and I’m going to attempt a bun before I have to start wearing a hat! It…

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A wholesale pain in the *bleep*

I was extra excited about ordering my products from Essential Wholesale. I had been researching for weeks – well, at least from the evening I heard about the company. I was so excited! I was going to try a number of things at drastically low prices! I mean, as much as I enjoy some commercially…

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Boo for hair typing!

I’m done with hair typing. It’s a waste of time. I can’t swear that my hair is a 4a, 4b or whatever.  All I know is that I love my hair and it’s growing. Whether it’s 4a with some defined curls or 4b with cottony clouds, what it comes down to is that my hair…

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Confessions of a reformed product junkie

I’m so through with the product junkie-ism. Why? Well, over the past couple of weeks there’s been a lot of discussion about some very popular, hair care manufacturers using wholesale bases and selling them as handmade, very expensive products. Check out the discussion on NaturallyCurly. There are products that I like and products that I’d…

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Need deep conditioning help!

Last week, I took my twists out and I wanted to pamper my hair with a nice deep conditioning treatment before I styled. But guess what? I had run out. Gasp! I had been using QP Elasta’s DPR-11 or Ms. Key’s 10 en 1. Thankfully, great bloggers and commenters have shared a secret with me:…

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Doing the ‘do: The modified Cinnabun

A couple of weeks ago in my Goo.gle Reader, I saw a really cool style tutorial on Glamazini.com for Juretha’s Cinnabun. I had said that I wanted to introduce buns into my styling now that hair is longer. I watched the tutorial and saw the pictures and Roshini’s hair looked great. (BTW, I do enjoy…

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Taking down the twists [INSERT SCREAM HERE]

It feels like I haven’t done a hair post in a while! Last week, I was complaining about my twists and planning to wait until this weekend to take them out. Well, I couldn’t take it anymore – I had to get them out of my head. They were driving me crazy! So, this afternoon…

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Are we obsessed with length?

My hair is growing…like a weed. And I’m certainly not complaining. In March, I made a vague comment about wanting to be shoulder-length by fall (got to that goal in Spring 2010) and well on my way to armpit-length by spring 2011. Well, guess what? I’m about an inch and a half to armpit length…

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Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty show – review

On Sunday, I went to the Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty show with my sister-in-law and my friend. We got to the show just before three p.m. and I was excited. This was my first encounter with a show like this – hundreds of naturalistas in one spot? Wicked! Parking was at a premium (and…

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Happy blogiversary to me!

Yes, folks, The Accidental Natural is one-year-old! I almost forgot my blogiversary, to be honest. Life is busy! This blog has definitely been therapy for me. I started writing the blog in September 2009. I was going through some stuff — life was a bit difficult and I didn’t want to focus solely on what…

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