New year came so obviously I had to get some new digs. To me, there's nothing better than getting your hair freshly done. The end result is awesome, but the process of getting it to the final look is dreadful. Let's talk a walk through the process: 1. Cut the braids I cut my braids … Continue reading New hair, who dis?
So what stayed the same and what changed? What stayed the same: Spending a lot and weaves We are still spending a lot of money on our hair. According to Mintel, “Relaxers represent 21% of the black haircare market with expenditures at $152 million, down 15% since 2011 due to the natural hair trend.” Mintel … Continue reading The Black Hair Care Industry – Part 2
The Black haircare industry. Market research firm Mintel estimated the size of the 2012 market at $684 million, with a projection of $761 million by 2017. But Mintel also wisely notes: "What’s missing from these figures are general market brands, weaves, extensions, wigs, independent beauty supply stores, distributors, e-commerce, styling tools and appliances. If all … Continue reading The Black Hair Care Industry – Part 1
If you ever wonder why black female celebrities hair is ALWAYS poppin', well that's because they have millions of dollars to spend on the most luscious weaves, wigs and hair products. It's funny when I see one with really bad hair and I'm like girl, you have the best hair in the world at the TIP … Continue reading Black Hair & Celebrities
I promised you more misconceptions/questions about black hair, and here they are! "You buy other people hair to wear?!" Yes and we pay a fortune for it! Lots of people wear extensions to wear different hairstyles. It started off as more of a secret when you were wearing hair extensions, but that has changed so … Continue reading Want some more?
No, it's not a dreadlock. No, it's not horses hair, and no, you can't touch it! (Okay maybe you could touch it if you asked nicely but ask first!) There are so many misconceptions and stereotypes about black hair, and I'm going to set them to rest! "Why don't you wash your hair every day?" … Continue reading So what have you heard about my hair?
I like anything free. Getting my hair done has always been something inexpensive for me until I discovered weaves, but that’s a whole other story. You want to make sure if you’re getting your hair done that you’re not paying too much. Relaxing your hair could cost anywhere from $50-$250 depending on what type of … Continue reading How much is too much?
There aren’t many options for black women to get their hair done. In the black culture, it’s more common for friends or relatives to do your hair at home. In my whole 24 years of life, I’ve only been to a hair salon ONCE! But let me tell you was that experience the best. I … Continue reading So where do I get this good hair care?
In my last post, I talked about relaxer which is the term for chemically straightening your hair. Now I want to show you some of the different brands that you can buy! 1. Soft & Beautiful Just for Me This one is perfect for younger scalps. I still use this brand because it's less … Continue reading Different relaxer brands
Relaxed. I'm getting it relaxed. Relaxing hair is a foreign subject to people that don’t have to get it done. Relaxing your hair means chemically straightening your curly hair from the roots so it gets silky and straight. This something that a lot of black people have done to their hair but, non-black people can … Continue reading You’re getting your hair what!?