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…

A fro in China

So my fro and I safely arrived in China (Baoding) about 2-3 weeks ago. It’s been an interesting few weeks too, trying to get accustomed to life here and meeting many different people. Before leaving Botswana I of course put my hair in braids again so that I didn’t have to worry about hair during…

Black girl in China….again.

I am leaving…on a jet plane…I don’t know when I’ll be back again… Ok, so that last part is a lie, I know when I’ll be back. I am going to the east yet again. I am going to China and will be there studying for 3 years. I’m not the only one, nor am…

My hair lately: of twists, knots and glycerine

And the fro is back! I am really hopeless with braids these days. They never last more than 4 weeks, if I’m lucky I sometimes make it to 6 weeks before I am literally fighting the urge to yank out my braids. I just get so tired of the extensions and start missing my hair….

Natural remedies for dandruff

Dandruff has to be one of most annoying hair maladies to have. It’s embarrassing because sometimes people can see it, it flakes on to your clothes and lets not forget the discomfort caused by the itchiness. I spent most of my high school life fighting a losing battle against it and it only died down…

In twists again!

Fro’s in twists again. After washing my hair and returning to the kink, I had a tough few weeks with the fro. I think it was reacting to the weather as we experienced a few week long cold fronts in the past month. The ends were very frizzy and it was tangling more as a…

African Black Soap

I have the best natural haired buddies, I was given some African Black soap for free.99! I hadn’t even been hunting for it because I didn’t think it would ever be found in these southern parts unless I bought it online. What is it? African black soap a product of West Africa (typically Ghana). It…

Wash day with mud

Well….technically it’s clay, Bentonite clay. For those who do not have a clue what it is: Bentonite clay is an impure clay that forms as a result of aged/weathering volcanic ash and water.  It’s an ideal clay for cleansing and detoxifying, as it has the ability to remove positively charged (cationic) conditioners and products that can build…

A break from the kink…

I recently developed an itch for straight hair and decided to scratch that itch this past weekend. I love my kink but I had gotten curious to see how much progress my hair had made since the last time I straightened it with heat, about 2 years ago. I decided to treat myself to a…

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African Hair Accel hair supplements review

So for the past 30 or so days, I have been popping some pills! Specifically African Hair Accel hair supplements for hair growth. The people at African Hair Accel sent me a bottle to test and review on my blog. In the introductory blog post I wrote on them before my testing began, I explained what…