Jamaican Lifestyle: I am not my hair, or am I?

Today’s generation of women are so conscious of how they look, their hair and love to follow all the fashion trends. This is not only applicable to what they wear but with their hair as well. There are many hair magazines on the market that have a high readership because of this. One such hair … Continue reading Jamaican Lifestyle: I am not my hair, or am I?

Why Should We Deep Condition Our Hair?

Deep conditioning (DC) is important to maintaining healthy and happy hair – natural or relaxed. If performed on a regular basis, this treatment helps our hair retain moisture and protects it “deep” within the fiber to support the hair until the next treatment. The protective action of regular conditioners last only a few days. Therefore, … Continue reading Why Should We Deep Condition Our Hair?

Living With the Kinks: Hairstyles, Quick Natural Up-dos & Twists

Someone mentioned, in one of my Google+ communities, how protective hairstyles would keep me level-headed on the matter of giving up when I’m at the state of not knowing what to do with my hair. I am, without a doubt, not going to toss all this time I’ve invested in this natural journey and go … Continue reading Living With the Kinks: Hairstyles, Quick Natural Up-dos & Twists

Pentagon: Army to review controversial ban on twists, other natural black hairstyles

When there is an issue that millions of people can relate to, it is worth fighting for; for the right to be done. The Pentagon said Tuesday that the military would review controversial grooming policies that led some to accuse the Army of racial bias. Grooming guidelines released in late March, known as Army Regulation 670-1, … Continue reading Pentagon: Army to review controversial ban on twists, other natural black hairstyles

Jamaican History: A History of Black Hair From the 1400s to Present

A History of Black Hair From the 1400s to Present 1444: Europeans trade on the west coast of Africa with people wearing elaborate hairstyles, including locks, plaits and twists. 1619: First slaves brought to Jamestown; African language, culture and grooming tradition begin to disappear. 1700s: Calling black hair “wool,” many whites dehumanize slaves. The more … Continue reading Jamaican History: A History of Black Hair From the 1400s to Present