Essence.com: The Hair Politics of Natural vs. Permed

This morning, I saw a post from Essence.com that my cousin shared on Face.book. Black women’s hair will always be cause for discussion whether you are wearing a weave, relaxing your hair or wearing your hair natural. My sister-in-law and I were talking about some very backwards guys that she has encountered who say they…

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Summer, summer, summer hair!

This summer has been busy — I can’t lie. So, my poor little blog has had to take a back seat to all the other things that have been going on. I’m sure in August or September things will calm down and I’ll be back to blogging more regularly. Not only has this summer been…

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My regimen: Spring/Summer 2010

Hi all! It’s about that time again — updating my regimen. The biggest thing that you’ll notice is that I’ve cut out a lot of products. Let me break down the regimen for you as it stands right now: Shampoo (weekly) – OK, I’ve realized, begrudgingly, that I need to use shampoo. I wish I…

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Henna, henna, henna day!!

Today is henna day, folks and I’m very excited. As I told you a few days ago, I’ve never tried henna because it very time consuming and my weekends are pretty busy. Now that I’m working from home, I can do things like a henna treatment and leave it on for the entire workday. The…

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Adventures in hair straightening

I went to the salon this past weekend and I got my hair trimmed and blow dried. It was supposed to be trimmed, blow dried and coloured, but when my stylist told me that in order to colour my lawless grey hairs, I have to use a demi-permanent colour with peroxide, I put the breaks…

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Hair Politics: Is my hair ‘good’ enough?

I love my hairdresser – like a cousin or a good friend. We’ve been together for at least six years and she helped my hair stay relatively healthy and strong while it was relaxed. When I decided to go natural, she encouraged me and would enthusiastically talk about my hair whenever I was in the…

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The Accidental Natural in Western Canada

Hey all! I’m at Vancouver International Airport and I’m looking forward to getting home and scrubbing my scalp (and seeing The Hubby, my parents, the fam and my fish). I’ve realized that washing my hair once a week is a necessary evil in the winter. Now that spring is finally here (woo hoo!) I’m going…

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HoneyFig: Fighting product junkie-ism day-by-day

A couple of weeks ago, I was meeting up with my sister and some friends for dinner on a temperate Friday night. The restaurant was north of downtown. Seeing that I had a transit day pass, I was able to roam up to North York Centre subway… up to the famed HoneyFig store (4967 Yonge…

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Hair politics: Hair at work – Part 3

I know that there has been a lot of discussion about natural hair at work and how that can potentially impede your career success. I was at a volunteering training session for Black Pearls Community Services, Inc. — an organization that I work with — and another woman was talking about how a friend of…

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My regimen: Winter 2010

Hey all, So, I have a ‘My Regimen’ section that I wrote back in September. Two things are different now: a) it’s the dead of winter and good cold outside; b) I’ve figured out some things that I was still clueless about five months ago. This is my updated winter regimen — of course, all…

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