Nightime Routine: The Pineapple Method for Natural Hair

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

[youtube]http://youtu.be/lzr_tora6CM[/youtube] Now, doesn’t this one sound fun. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, when you pineapple your hair, it’s the procedure used to preserve your curl pattern. What it entails is massaging some of your favorite hair oil into your scalp and on your ends. Then using a headband (preferably one…

TGIN Styles: Kinky Half Wig (Protective Style)

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

[youtube]kjdGGE2p0v8[/youtube] A lot of you are looking for a protective style to rock this winter. Well, here’s a great one from PrettyDimples. A half wig is a great option for those of you who like to wash your hair frequently or just want to experiment with a new look. Living in Chicago, I like to…

Sealing Your Ends 101

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

Ladies, we’re always going to have haters in life. That hater can be a co-worker, a neighbor, your man’s ex-girlfriend (umm, but that’s a different story for a different time). Either way, you’re going to have to learn how to nip the hater in the butt. Our hair is no exception. No matter how much…

5 Bedtime Tips for Maintaining Natural Hair

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

work. Naturals around the world spend hours in their bathroom combing, moisturizing, spritzing and all that jazz just to make sure their hair is at its best. But the real magic happens at night. Right before we count our sheep, we should be partaking in some kind of hair reggy to keep our tresses healthy…

Mommies and Natural Hair

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

Ladies, mother’s day is this weekend, and we would love to know how your decision to go natural or stay natural has been influenced by your mom. The reason I ask is, because in traveling across the country, I’ve met so many woman who’s feelings about their natural tresses have been/continue to be shaped by…

10 Tips for Transitioning to Natural Hair

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

If you’re in the middle of growing our your relaxer, here are a few tips to make your transition easier: 1. Be patient. Transitioning from relaxed to natural hair takes time — but having patience will make the journey all the more enjoyable. This is the time when you should be getting to know your…

7 Myths About Natural Hair

  • hair + beauty
  • June 5, 2012
  • Ashley

Myth #1 – Natural Hair is only for those with Good Hair This old school belief has been passed down from generation to generation. But believe me, times have changed. Turn on the TV and you can’t go ten minutes without seeing a black woman with a twist out or a freeform fro in a…

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