My current hair products (+trip to the Great Wall of China)

Finally did a second product re-up and I think I have found a combination that I am happy with that doesn’t burden my wallet too much. For shampoo and conditioner, I have gone Chinese permanently and stick to a brand called 源自然 or From Nature. Shampoo: Natural honely locust aloe shampoo All the ingredients are…

My first crochet braids!

So I have finally upgraded my protective styling and stepped into the world of crochet braids. Of course this was looooong overdue, I was just way too attached to my beloved kinky twists. I like kinky twists because I can do them myself. For the crochet braids I need to get someone else to help me…

Fro feature: Resty Ninsiima

Time to meet Resty Ninsiima! I was supposed to put this interview up ages ago but school, life and laziness got in the way. I did this interview last year just before September. Resty’s hair is longer than most here, eye catching and always very neat so I had to talk to her about it. She…

My 2016 hair plan

  So I’ve decided to refocus on my hair care this year, my goals are to gain some inches and have more fun with it. Currently my front hair reaches the bottom of my chin and the back reaches my collar bone, but I think it has been like that for a while now. So I’ve decided…

Is it 2016 already?!

It really has been a terrible year or so for me in terms of blogging, and every time I finally do blog I promise myself that I shall increase my posting frequency and never do. I take all responsibility for slacking! But, in my defence, my VPN sucks (need it to access WordPress) and there’s…

Fro Feature: Shaun Dinard

I’m back!!!! Finally forced myself to sit and resuscitate this beloved blog of mine. I return bearing gifts though! Time to meet another Baoding natural. Like my most recent fro feature Ricardo, she’s also an island native, hailing from Antigua which is located in the West Indies. She has one of the most vibrant afro’s…

Product re-up

So I have finally found some cheap Chinese hair products to replace my now finished shampoo and conditioner. I decided to put my limited knowledge of the language to use and search for some natural Chinese hair products online (i.e no parabens, sulphates etc). I had intended to buy American natural products which can easily…

Boys with fro’s: Meet Ricardo

I really don’t know why this has taken me so long but I have finally gotten around to interviewing my fellow naturals here at my university (Hebei University in Baoding, China). My first feature is of my friend Kado/Ricardo who sports a very eye catching fro which is usually what everyone first notices about him….

A fro in China: My Winter holiday

So I thought I could expand my content a little and do a few posts about my life in China aside from just talking about hair all the time. I do have a general blog (click here) where I delve into that side of things with more detail however there’s no harm on doing little…

To comb or not to comb?

Apart from styling, combing seems to be the biggest issue naturals or especially new naturals face when it comes to hair management. Combing daily is a habit most of us pick up while we have straight hair but when you become natural, it’s really not feasible to comb your hair every time you want to…

A quick new year catch up!

So I have been absolutely awful at keeping up with my blog lately and I blame that on my terrible time management and slow internet connection (Chinese internet hates most western websites). But in my defense, I have not had much to share. My hair is mostly in kinky twists since it’s winter here (STILL!…

Is that your hair??

“那是你的头发吗?(Is that your hair?)” is a question I often get asked when I’m out and about regardless of whether my hair is braided or not. Having a fro in China is undoubtedly unique and makes one stand out quite a bit. Among the sea of straight and usually long jet black hair, a coily cotton…