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I Big Chopped… Now What?!?!

March 8th, 2013

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“I big chopped…now what?!?!”  Those are usually the first words out of  your mouth after you big chop. Big Chop is the process of cutting off the relaxed or permed ends of one’s hair when one is transitioning from chemically processed hair to natural hair. Many new naturals are excited, yet frustrated with their hair after they BC. During those first 6-8 months your curl pattern and texture may change several times. One of the biggest obstacles to overcome in the beginning is dryness. You might even ask yourself, “What in the world happened to my hair… it’s like the Sahara Desert!”. Contrary to popular belief, curly hair can be extremely dry and fragile. Below are a few tips to help the new natural.

#CoverGirlAlexis An amazing new face of Beauty

March 7th, 2013

This made me cry. I still believe in beauty. I still believe in the dream. I love that this is the newest face of such a legendary beauty brand.


Cover Girl today also launched The Art of You campaign.

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Take the 10 Mins to Sexy Hair Challenge

March 4th, 2013

All women want to look beautiful, we just don’t always have the time. Check out this this video to see how you can achieve sexy celeb hair in under 10 mins. You too can achieve the beautifully curled styles of Beyonce, Ciara, Jennifer Lopez, etc. Take the 10 min challenge. I’d love to hear about your results below.






The Perfect digital party #PLOscars

February 25th, 2013

Are Hair Extensions Ripping Out Your Hair?

February 20th, 2013

So many times I am asked if hair extensions help to grow your hair or rip it out. One of my clients asked this question; I have been applying sewn in hair extensions to help me to grow out my hair longer. It never fails that every time I take out my sewn in hair extensions, I lose a lot of hair. It looks like my hair is breaking. What am I doing wrong?

On average a person sheds 100-150 strands of hair a day. It can appear that you are losing a lot of hair when you are taking out your cornrows. While your hair is cornrowed (underneath the hair extensions) the shedding hair isn’t able to escape the the scalp and fall free as it normally would. So when you un-braid the cornrows, all of that hair sheds at once. Rest assured unless you see bald spots or you have cut your natural hair while cutting out the hair extensions, you are probably not “losing your hair”.

Please watch the video above for the best way to remove your hair extensions and save your hair.


A Girl’s Guide to the Chicago Auto Show

February 17th, 2013

I know you might think this post is a little late, but I think there are some good tips that can make your time at any auto show in any city the best it can be.

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