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Camp Swimmers

Summer Camp, Sleep Overs and Grooming Tips for Girls

Managing hair while away at sleep-over summer camp can cause angst. It did for me. The summer of 1976 I attended Camp Wathana’s two-week camp program, in Holly, Michigan. A subsidiary of the Camp Fire Girls of America, I looked forward to going even though none of the girls from my troop (all black) would [...]

June 29, 2014 C. Imani Williams Going Natural, Hair Growth, Hair Styles, How To, Natural Hair, The Latest 0

The Black Hair Conundrum and Blue Ivy

The conundrum of how to best manage black hair has some intra-racial politics in play. Recently, a few black women initiated a petition demanding a good ole’ fashioned hair combing for Blue Ivy. The self-imposed hair council are not made up of elders from the family trees of Bae and Jay-Z. No, these are just [...]

June 24, 2014 C. Imani Williams Celebrity & Hair Trends, Hair News, The Latest 0

Miss Jessie’s Joins Indique Hair for ‘It’s Natural’ Weave Summer Beauty Campaign

Miss Jessie’s offers products for natural coils. Indique Hair offers hair textures ranging in styles. This summer, Miss Jessie’s joins Indique Hair for ‘It’s Natural’ Weave Summer Beauty Campaign. What a combo! There are endless options for extensions that push a more Euro-influenced texture, whether relaxed straight or wavy, but the It’s Natural weave line reflects the [...]

May 21, 2014 Vissa Studios Team Natural Hair, The Latest, Wigs & Extensions 0

‘Belle’ Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Curly-To-Straight Hair Trick

By Dana Oliver One of my biggest struggles with having curly hair is achieving a straight hairstyle. While I’ve left the task of getting bone-straight locks in the hands of my hairdresser because I don’t have the time, tools or energy, “Belle” actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has convinced me to give it another go. While making [...]

May 21, 2014 Vissa Studios Team Celebrity & Hair Trends, How To, Natural Hair, The Latest 0
the best heat protection for hair

Finding The Best Heat Protectant For Your Hair

As women, from time to time we all want a different look from our hair. We change it from day to day or from week to week with the use of heating tools. Rather it’s a curling iron, flat iron, hot comb, blow dryer or another heating tool, we love to show off a new [...]

May 9, 2014 Ijanei Smith Hair Tools, How To, The Latest 0
5.6.14 #2 Hair

The Virtues of Coconut Oil for Black Hair and Skin Care

A sister ­friend stopped by and I commented on how her hair was growing like mad. She explained, that she was using coconut oil and that it was treating her well. I wanted the ”skinny” on how she used it. Did she shampoo first, or use on dry hair? Did she use a dime size amount, a tablespoon? Was it really greasy, and what happened in two or three days? Did it leave disgusting gunk? She patiently answered all of my questions and we headed out to the grocery store so I could make my purchase. I don’t like to wait when I hear about a good thing that is also affordable. I learned that while you can buy coconut oil at holistic spots,  the grocery oil isle can meet your coconut oil needs just fine. I found Viva Labs #1 Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – 16 oz. A steal, coconut oil can be used for cooking, conditioning dry skin, and on our hair. Fabulous. I shampooed, conditioned, and combed through my hair. Afterward I applied the coconut oil to my scalp running it through the length of my hair. I placed my hair in twelve braids and wrapped it in a satin cap for the night. You don’t have to braid, you may opt for twists, and twelve just happened to be the number of braids I ended up with. You can also put on a plastic cap for an hour or so, the same as when you condition after a shampoo. My first experience  with coconut oil was during the winter months. It will run on warm days. It comes out hard in cooler temperatures but as soon as you are in a warm or hot space it softens in the jar and when applied to  your hair. The only con was making the mistake of putting too much in my hair before taking a flight. I really jacked up the headrest on the plane. It was a bit embarrassing to have oil running down my [...]

May 7, 2014 Vissa Studios Team Going Natural, Hair Growth, Hair Styles, How To, Natural Hair, The Latest 0