This is Not Goodbye……But More of a See You Later!

Thank you

So long, farewell, to you, my friends. Goodbye for now, until we meet again. Queens I have really enjoyed my time with you. These past few month have been amazing. I would like to thank you all for your love and support. I would not have imagined my content would educate, celebrate, and build a community for us girls with natural hair.

Over these past few months I have experienced challenges, joy, and accomplishments. It is important for us women with natural hair to embrace the beauty of it because it is apart of our history, culture, and identity.

When I first started this blog I was really nervous. I didn’t know if people would accept it or if I would be able to engage user. Overtime I learned what people like to read about and also like to see. As I stated in my first originally blog post The Natural Head Aquarius , my natural hair journey has been crazy. So crazy that I am doing another big chop for the 3rd time. Since being in college I have wore many protective styles and didn’t give my hair a chance to be healthy. So after I graduate I am chopping it off once again to start this journey all over and I am pretty excited about it. I love everything about my hair and that took time. One thing I want you all to remember is that you are beautiful and never let anyone tell you different. Love who you are and embrace those natural kinks.

For The Queens

Here are some Natural Hair Quotes that are encouraging for girl with Natural Hair. Enjoy!

“Black Woman’s biggest hair problem is that they think their hair is a problem.”

  • “We Don’t go Natural, we return. Natural, is where it began.”
  • “People act like Black girls are born with a little tube of relaxer & a note that says, ‘My bad.’- God.”
  • “I got good hair, I’ve got African in my family.”
  • “Don’t remove the kinks from your hair. Remove them from your brain.”
  • “Girls with natural hair be smelling like tropical paradises, coconuts and fruit salad.”
  • “Some say natural hair isn’t for everyone. It’s attached to your head! It don’t get more “for you” than that.”

Quotes from : HupeHair.com

All Things S-Z-A

All Things S-Z-A

“I wanna take all of my hair down and let you lay in it”. If you all are crazy SZA fans like I am you know those lyrics above are from her song “Pretty Little Birds”. Not only is she a great artist but her HAIR is everything. Her big curls fill the frame of her overall appearance. Her hair is a movement within itself. SZA’s creative style is a dream come true.  Her boldness and versatility inspires women with natural hair to take risk. Here are some of my personal favorite SZA looks.

THE HAIR

The curls and volume. Sis is working it. The Bigger the better as you can see!

SZA out her looking like a Fulani Princess. Rocking a traditional African braiding style.

The color pop! Her big and gorgeous orange hair is just breathe taking.

Now this photo and style is one of my personal favorites. The celestial styling look is giving me and others life. Also peep the traditional African face paint. She is taking us back to the motherland.

The AFRO!!!! The bold and bright fro is turning heads. Only SZA could pull this off. She really is a true Queen.

Here is SZA with shorter hair and she is still gorgeous. The definition of short and sweet.

She switches it up on us again with the bangs.  This is just natural glory.

Sis is taking us back to when we used to rock pigtails, keeping them loose and thick.

Is that blonde? Yes she can do it all. Peep the effortless volume of her curls.

Most of all, her  hair is beautiful and is part of her identity and personality. Since she considers herself a tomboy, her hair is were most of her femininity comes from. I love SZA and her hair because it is what makes her the amazing individual she is. She is bold, strong, inspiring, caring, talented and carefree. All of those characteristics is why she is one of my favorite artist and naturalist.

All photos can be found at SZA.

 

 

 

Graduation and Natural Hair

Graduation and Natural Hair

Hi Queens! Guess what? It is graduation season.  I’m back  with another blog post to help make your life with natural hair a little bit easier. This post is mainly for my ladies that will be graduating soon. On May 5th, 2018 I will be graduating from the University of Northern Iowa. With that being said my biggest question to myself is “How are you going to get your cap to fit on your head?”. I know a lot of my other college natural hair queens have the same question. Well today is your lucky day.

Graduation Day Slay!

Graduation is a time to be happy and celebrate four years of hard work and dedication. No one wants to wear a ponytail or a slick bun on this special day. Thanks to ESSENCE, here are some ways to slay your natural hair for graduation.

  1. Big curls and a side part is a style that allows your hair to frame your face. To achieve this style with your cap you will need a lot of bobbi pins!
  2. If you are looking to rock your locs how about adding curls or braids! This style will have you looking right.
  3. Adding a pop of color is a great way to  elevate your graduation look.
  4. Wearing weave is also an option. Try curling it or wearing it wavy. An easy style like that could never go wrong.
  5. A side braid is an easy way to keep your hair out of your face but also will allow your hair to be visible for pictures.

The Cap

Thank to Chizi Duru, ladies we can still wear our big fro’s on graduation day. You don’t have to use a lot of bobby pins to obtain this hack either.

Materials needed:

  • Graduation Caps
  • A headband
  • Tape

Step 1:

Get your  cap, a headband and some tape

Step 2:

Tape the headband to the mortarboard of your cap

Step 3:

Tuck the flaps away and tape them down

Step 4:

Then it should look like this