How to Transition from Relaxed Hair to Natural Hair

  Transitioning Hair from straight hair to your curly kinks I have a few of these questions in my inbox and I have neglected to answer them in a timely manner. Let me first apologize for my tardiness I plead pregnancy. Hey Ceta! Congrats again it’s been a while girlfriend! Take care of both babies. So proud of you; I was doing some reading about your Ethnic Truth blog and I had a question every time I decide to go back natural I cant handle it I go back go the creamy Crack. Then I try braiding it for awhile but then my hair breaks, gets brittle and damaged. I want My hair Natural but is such a hard process and now I cant be bothered. What can I do!!!!??? -Y-

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Whirl and Twirl with Kadie Kade

I met this cute girl one day when I went to her office, and of course the first thing I saw was how she punk rock’d her Teeny Weeny Afro. So naturally I had to ask her to be in my Whirl and twirl posts. Say heya to Kadie Kade Curlies   1. Please tell us little about you? Hi I’m Kadia but everyone knows me by Kadie Kade. I’m a young natural hair black woman who just loves being natural. In 2009 I did my first perm for boredom sakes and said I would return to my roots after I get “fedup” which I did. Now my hair is back and thicker than ever. I’m a local model in photography and runway while being a part time student @ HLSCC and working full time at Trident Trust. I love being natural in all aspects of life because it’s healthier and cheaper. Majority of what I use in my hair can be used with other things in my daily livings. It’s AWESOME!2. Why did you decide to go natural and how did you make the change? I decided to go back natural because I never had any intentions of keeping a perm in my hair past 3 years. I was more or less experimenting with the perm… I grew to like it then but eventually hated it. 3. What is your current hair routine? And if you don’t have time to do a full style what is your quick fix […]

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Hair Dictionary

As Featured On Kinky Curly Coily Me 2nd, 3rd, 4th, day hair– This is a phrase used to describe the amount of time your hair has gone since you last styled it. Hair styled today would be considered 2nd day hair tomorrow. 3abc/4abc- These numbers followed by a letter is a from a hair type classification system created by Andre Walker. Type 3 hair is curly with a visible curl pattern. Type 3 curls can range from big ,loose, bouncy ringlets to tight corkscrews. Type 4 is kinky, or very tightly curled, with a less visible curl pattern. Type 4 curls can range from tight zig zag curls to extremely tight coils. ACV– Apple Cider Vinegar, This is used as a rinse to close hair follicles. APL– Arm Pit Length, This is a way of describing the length of a person’s hair. If a strand of hair can be stretched out to reach your armpit it qualifies as APL. Accordion Method – This is a technique where you use a squeezing motion to scrunch the product into the tresses of the hair to encourage body and natural waves. Afro – This is a very popular natural hair style, often referred to as a “fro”, typically requires picking the hair into a rounded shape around the head. For information on creating an afro Alopecia – The term alopecia used alone refers to abnormal hair loss. ALS – Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate or Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, These are lathering agents in shampoo that can be drying and may contribute to […]

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My Second Big Chop and Why I Went Natural

One of the first things I noticed about my daughter when she was handed to me after delivery was the massive amount of hair she was born with, she has such beautiful curls now and I can tell that she will have a FULL head of hair as she grows      . How It all started  I was actually treating and trying to restore my cream hair and it was just getting somewhere, It started to grow have body and shine and then…In my second year of college I went to the hair dresser and said. “chop it off” I always wanted to go natural but kept changing my mind, so I went with my gut and just did something drastic, you know, pull a Britney Spears *WINK WINK* I wore my hair like this for quite some time. Had it coloured in a very bright blonde through most of college and then I decided to try my first bout of locs. WOW!! College days…The first Time I started my Locs I love having colour in my hair, and this was the first time I tried red, which was different from the bleach blonde I usually wore. I did this for awhile and I got tired of it and I was making a career change so I “CHOPPED” it off again and did some braids. Braids…Look how young Omar and I are..tehehe I let it grow out as home girl was getting married and I didn’t want to try locking it […]

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