hair tips

When women decided to return to their natural roots there was an explosion of naturals trying to figure out their hair type by identifying their…

Deciding to go natural is a big step, but trying to figure out if you should transition or big chop is a tough decision. When…

I have been doing my own hair for years. My mom was a licensed barber and cosmetologist when I was growing up, so I think I have a natural ability from watching her do hair. Now don’t get me wrong, I make sure I get a professional to trim and color my hair, but besides […]

Protecting and styling natural and color-treated hair in the winter months can be a challenge, but celebrity stylist and salon owner Carla Gentry Osario gives tips for how to properly moisturize. For one, make sure to rinse hair with cool water because it closes the hair cuticles and gives your hair a shine. Carla also […]

A natural hair style can hold its own, whether you’re caught in a summer rain, splashing in the pool, or racing through the sprinklers. There are many options for beating the summer heat and keeping your natural style in check. From braids to twists to curly freestyle, this summer’s natural hair styles offer simple looks […]

Moms are some of the busiest people alive! Taking care of the kids, the house, the dog and holding down your day job puts you in a constant multi-tasking mode. As a wife, mommy and a woman on the move, I don’t always have time for a hair salon visit, even when it’s relaxer time. […]

I recently decided to go lighter and let my stylist add some blond streaks in my naturally dark brown hair. But after a few washes, my streaks didn’t look as vibrant as it had when it was fresh. Has this ever happened to your color? Here is why your hair color fades: Colored-treated hair undergoes […]

This season, short hair is showing up everywhere and on everybody.  In fact, it really never left the fashion scene! Besides short hair being stylish and generally easy to manage, there are some general “rules” that you should follow so you don’t end up looking a hot mess. Whether your style is smooth, layered and […]

The other day one of my girlfriends was talking about “HELP! What is going on? My hair is falling out!” At first I thought she was exaggerating, but then I noticed that she was brushing her hair and was concerned about the amount of hair that had fell out on her brush. I have also […]

Have you ever wondered why your hairstyles don’t last? It could be that you need to strengthen your locks.  Here’s why strong hair holds hairstyles longer: Thick hair has more protein in its inner core than fine hair—it is this core that is responsible for making thick hair into strong hair. This extra thickness works […]

Have you ever wondered how to achieve singer Janelle Monae’s signature pompadour hair do? I know I have.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with this style, a pompadour is a hairstyle that is big on top and close to the head on the sides. This style originated in the mid-eighteenth century and has […]