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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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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Side-eye of the week: American Apparel

This one is a bit old, but hey, I’ve been on blog hiatus. You know I love me some Clutch Magazine! They always have really interesting articles that get me thinking or ranting. Recently, I read an article about American Apparel, a store that I’ve never stepped foot in. Why? Their display windows leave a…

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OT: What!?! I actually like Tiny & Toya’s show

While I love talking hair, every now and then, I want to rant/discuss/opine on something different. So, this is the first post in an occasional series, OT – Off-Topic. Yep, I do. Last night, while I was doing my hair, I tuned into the show and I was pleasantly surprised. When the show first aired,…

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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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Side-eye of the week: John Mayer

No, I haven’t done one of these in a long time. People weren’t riling me up enough to put them on blast, but, John Mayer, you’ve taken me from that place of calm where I talk about hair and products and made me good vex. Black History Month has led me to be annoyed for…

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Hair Politics: Hair at work – Part 2

*Ed. note: Sorry for the super long post — I had a lot to say :)* I’ve been wearing my hair naturally at work for about a year and three months. This isn’t the first time I’ve been natural — about seven years ago, I chopped it all off. At that point, I got mad…

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Side-eye of the week: Allison Samuels and Newsweek

I was just going through my Google reader and saw that Afrobella commented on a Newsweek article titled Zahara Jolie-Pitt and the Politics of Uncombed Hair. The article is causing a bit of an uproar. The author, a senior writer at Newsweek who I assume is a Black woman, is concerned about the condition of…

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Reading is essential – hair care products

Hey y’all! Happy almost Thanksgiving to my Canadian folks — I’m getting ready to do some damage at the dining room table this weekend 🙂 A couple of weeks ago, I was rummaging through my mother’s bathroom cupboards looking at her hair care products and I started thinking about some of the things I used…

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Good hair? Chris Rock on Oprah

I just finished watching Chris Rock talk hair with Oprah and I’m certainly more impressed than I was with Tyra’s hair show. I was trying to listen intently to the show between my sister calling to comment and the Hubby cackling and hollering about Chris’ comments, I managed to jot down some thoughts. Let’s talk….

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