One Of My Biggest Regrets Is Relaxing My 5yr Old Niece’s Hair

One of the biggest debates among black hair is whether relaxing a child’s hair is considered to be ok. For me, I personally had my hair first relaxed when I was 5 years old. I was enrolled in a dance company and had a photo session one day and the recital the next. While my mother Click to continue…

How Soon Is Too Soon To Relax Your Daughter’s Hair?

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So, the other day I was having a conversation with my mom and my sister about some of the decisions that my mom made concerning our hair. My sister is 5 years older than me, so for as long as I can remember, my sister’s hair has always been permed. I, on the other hand, Click to continue…

Is Olaplex The Future Of Healthy Colored Or Chemically Treated Hair?

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Like many of you we are always on the hunt for something new and innovative to keep our strands healthy. Our search for something new never comes up empty handed as scientists are always in the lab developing something that they hope we would be willing to buy. The other day I came across a Click to continue…

Our Top Tips To Relaxing Or Texlaxing Your Hair At Home Like A Professional

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As a professional hairdresser; I do not think children’s hair should be relaxed but this is my very personal opinion. My mother was adamant about not relaxing my hair; in fact I didn’t get my first relaxer until I was sixteen years old. Did I want a relaxer as a child? Absolutely but by the Click to continue…

What Is Texlaxing And Is It For You?

We have had a few questions about Texlaxing over the last couple of weeks, many of which surround what it is and whether you should do it. Texlaxing is simply deliberately under processing your natural or relaxed hair, this is different from using a texurizer which in layman terms is pretty much a mild form Click to continue…

The Harmful Effects Of Relaxers – A Critical Look And My Own Experience

Our girl Chime Edwards has been on a real educational kick lately and her latest video is about some of the harmful effects of relaxers. She makes a note to say that her video is in no way intended to bash women who use relaxers but basically to give you more awareness on what we might Click to continue…

“I Probably Would Have Kept My Relaxed Hair If It Was Not Breaking” – What My Friend Taught Me

Back in 2007 I had a friend who decided to go natural because of thinning hair and her inability to retain length past her shoulders. I witnessed her big chop, and all her frustrations that accompanied it. Like me, she had shoulder length relaxed hair and transitioned for a period of eight months. She swore Click to continue…

Finally A Twist Out For Relaxed Hair!

Don’t get me wrong I love my relaxed hair, so much so that I decided to switch back from texlaxed, but sometimes I feel a little left out when it comes to protective styling–with braidouts and twistouts specifically. It seems as though you have to have to perfect formula in order to get a well Click to continue…

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Care If You Decide To Relax Your Hair After A Natural Hair Journey

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I don’t plan to relax, why? For one I don’t need one extra thing to do every 6 weeks and my fine strands are better without the added chemicals. But what if you aren’t like me and you want to relax your hair? Nowadays we feel pressure in our heads to stay true to the Click to continue…

Stretching Relaxers: Do’s And Don’t

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For our girls who are wearing a relaxer you might be thinking about doing a little stretching. When getting relaxers, it’s recommended that you wait at least twelve weeks between touch-ups; that’s about three months. By that time most people have a significant amount of new growth to minimize the chances of the relaxer over-lapping, Click to continue…

Sultry Summer Curls On Texlaxed Or Relaxed Hair

We have had a few requests to feature some videos and styles that are relaxed or texlaxed. Truth be told we get alot of love from our naturals, but we never forget about our relaxed ladies – and so when we find a super cute style, we don’t mind sharing at all. Happyhairshow texlaxes her Click to continue…

What The Heck Is A Texlaxing And Is It Natural?

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I hear this question quite often in hair forums, groups and on blogs. It’s a funny word that has been around forever (or so it seems) and if I try and think back to the first time I ever heard it was when A Different World was on TV. Jada Pinkett was one of the Click to continue…

10 Top Tips For A Healthy Relaxed Hair Journey

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Relaxed hair and natural hair can be seen as very different, after all one is curly and the other is bone straight. The truth of the matter is the way you go about caring for both natural and relaxed hair with the goal of health is fairly similar. Nowadays we see mostly advice  but most Click to continue…

A Few Reasons Your Hair Relaxer Might Be Causing Breakage And Shedding

I have relaxed hair that is medium length. I relax my hair about every 7 weeks. A few days after washing my hair, it is always dry, brittle and lifeless. I also notice that when I get my hair relaxed and I comb my hair when it is wet, a lot of hair comes out. Click to continue…

Some Words Of Encouragement From A Relaxed Hair Guru

Are you going natural? Gurl Naw! I love Prettywitty, she is such an awesome person, and her accent it too cute for words. In this video she answers the imfamous question, are you going natural? And you will see she gives a resounding no, at least not for now. I think what touched me about Click to continue…

A Summer Hair Regimen For Relaxed Hair

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It is really hard to talk about summer when its snowing in the spring seriously? I mean did ya’ll catch that mini snow thing in Maryland last week, in the middle of April? I really hope it doesn’t snow in the summertime because I know a few people who just bought bikinis that are going to Click to continue…

5 Relaxed Hair Ladies You Should Subscribe To On YouTube

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I have a confession to make: I LOVE YOUTUBE! I could literally spend the whole day watching videos. Who would have thought that there could be a whole website dedicated to literally everything? You just type it into the search bar and it’s there. Don’t even get me started on videos about hair… Needless to Click to continue…

How To Play With Color If You Have Relaxed Hair

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  I think that we all can agree that we love changing up our hair from time to time, and changing hair color is no exception. From deep plums to raven black there is no better way to spice up your look than with some a brand new color. But for us ladies that have Click to continue…

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