• Natural Hair

    Why I no longer use Jamaican Mango and Lime.

    I have become such a hair care minimalist, so the way I care for my hair has changed. The change involved removing popular oils such as The Jamaican Mango and Lime Island Oil. Before, I used many different products for moisturizing and sealing. But I have stopped using many of them because they contain chemicals which I no longer use. I am in the process of searching for and creating natural hair products that contain little to no harsh and toxic chemicals. Why I Removed Jamaican Mango and Lime from my Hair Regimen I have been using Jamaican Mango and Lime for a few years. I used it as a…

  • Natural Hair

    How to do Box Braids on Starter Locs

    Dreadlocks can be versatile, don’t think that you are stuck. One way to embrace the versatility is to do a protective style on your dreadlocks. One such style is to do box braids over them. In this how-to article, I will give you basic steps to achieving the perfect set of box braids on your starter locs using extensions. Related: How to Start Locs using Finger Coils How to do box braids on Starter Locs. Steps 1. Get Supplies The first step is to get your materials together. For a quick braid, all you need is Braiding Hair and bands to section. You may use a little gel or oil…

  • Natural Hair

    How to Make a Braided Wig

    Have you ever wanted to wear a wig but it’s not really your thing? Personally, I never quite caught on to the Brazilian hair train. But, a wig was needed being that I just started my Locs. So, I decided to make myself a braided wig and in this post I’m sharing all the details. How To Make a Braided Wig I’ll be jumping right into the post because it might be quite long. Firstly, these are the list of items that you will need. Items needed to make a braided wig: A mannequin head. I purchased the mannequin head below from amazon for the low! click photo to view…

  • Natural Hair

    How to do Box Braids on Natural Hair

    It’s summertime and I am sure many of you naturals are wondering what style to rock over these months. Wonder no more, in this how-to article I will give you basic steps to achieving the perfect set of box braids on natural hair using extensions. Related: 5 TWA Hair Styles How to do box braids with extensions. Steps 1. Get Supplies The first step is to get your materials together. For a quick braid, all you need is Braiding Hair and a Comb. You may use a little gel or oil if you choose. For braiding hair, I like to use pre-stretched hair. If you do not want to use…

  • mental health

    Healing Words To Help You Along

    Words are powerful, this we already know. A few weeks ago, I was struggling emotionally and found it hard to form sentences for my Instagram motivational posts. What came to me instead were words, single words and I decided to create a healing words series.  Healing words are just words that can be used as affirmations over your life. These words deliver a simple message that allows you to feel better or convey something you have been trying to say or feel.  In this article, I will be sharing the healing words that I covered in that series. This post will be just the words and the captions that I…

  • Natural Hair

    Tips on How to Wash Starter Locs

    Starting Locs can be the best hair decisions for many people. However, it may start to become challenging if you are unsure about how to properly care for your locs. Washing your starter dreadlocks is a big part of caring for them. In this article, I will give you a few tips on how to wash starter locs. How To Wash Starter Locs Regardless of the method used to start your dreadlocks, you need to take care when washing them. The following tips will be applicable to your dreadlocks regardless of the starting method but I must say that my experience has been with the finger coils method. Feel free…

  • Celebration,  Randoms, Reviews, DIY

    C H A P T E R 24. A birthday time capsule.

    Born Shanice Palmer on Tuesday, July 11, 1995, at 1:45 am. Have you ever wanted to know more about the day you were born? What things were like and what was happening. I wanted to know, so I did a quick search and found out that 7000 Bosnian Muslim men were massacred. Initially, I felt sad but then I cheered up because that is just the world we live in and it’s the past. As life is brought into the world, life is taken and so I just want to say rest in peace to those men and that no one should die because of religion or conflict. Not that…

  • mental health,  Self Love

    25 Daily Self-Care Ideas to help you heal you.

    Self-Care simplified. In this post, I will share 25 self-care activities that you can do daily. Sometimes self-care may sound time-consuming and expensive. This is because people may make it seem like a major thing rather than simple acts that we should be doing each day. When I think of self-care I think of things that I do for myself, that allows me to enjoy each day. These are basic things that I do to take care of my physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. When you were a child, there were daily things that your caretaker did for you in order to care for you. However, as we get to…

  • mental health

    Becoming Your Ideal Self and Living Your Ideal Life.

    Becoming your ideal self or living your ideal life is not the easiest of things. I would love to get my house in a minimalist state with all the furniture having the same theme and so forth. However, my pockets are not in support. The furniture is of mixed color, in coordination with what I can find at the thrift store and that’s okay. Let me tell you why. Becoming Your Ideal Self, Living Your Ideal Life What is your Ideal Self or Life? In order to become your ideal self, you must first know what or who that is. Knowing yourself is the most important thing, not just for…

  • Natural Hair

    Combing out Locs vs Cutting Locs. Advice and How to.

    Yes, you can comb out your locs, as well as you can cut off your locs and start fresh. At some point in every loc journey, the question of do I love my locs? or it might be, do I like how my locs are forming ? will arise. For some, the answer is a solid yes! For others, the answer is no. Having the answer as no, I do not love my locs will then bring the question of what do I do now? In this post, we will get into answering that question. Cutting Dreadlocks vs Combing Out Dreadlocks If you do not wish to have your locs…