Products from Heaven: Temp Color, Perm Win.

Don't be alarmed by the "perm" reference: it's a permANENT win for me. So, I've been graying since high school. It wasn't a big deal and bit unique to me; my dear Dad grayed fully at 20 so I wasn't surprised by the silver strands that started arriving in my hair in my early teens. …

Headwraps is life.

Wrap it up. Headwraps used to terrify me. For one thing, this African lady didn’t inherit the ability to tie them—to the shame of my mother—so I avoided them. I also wondered how I could pull them off in a professional setting (because, sadly, women of color have to think about these things), so I …

Le Fro: Updates.

Here’s how the Le Fro is doing as of this past weekend, in my continuing efforts to grow out my hair and not eye the ✂️: Frowth. Curls galore, no? We love to see it. And this is actually a two-day wash-and-go courtesy of my stylist and good friend, who provided me with a nice, …

Fire.

Photo credit: This Square Peg. Words: my own Photo snapped while on an invigorating walk this past weekend in my favorite park. Happy Thursday and Happy Autumn. 🍁🍂🌳

Blogtober #19: Geneva.

In 2004, I visited dear friends who lived in Pontarlier, France. Since Pontarlier is located close to the Swiss border, my friend Clara advised that I fly to Geneva, Switzerland, and she would pick me up from there. Yes, thoughts of Switzerland danced in my 24 year-old head. It was the most beautiful place I …