Natural Hair Week In Review

Out and Up is my theme for this week. Three natural hair vloggers show us how to work our tresses under sweat, time constraints and bobby pins.

NaturallyQuinn visits the gym five to six days a week! She shares her hair routine using a pineapple style to protect her curls.


Time constraints don’t have to be a road block to beautiful hair . Michelle B gives us directions for a polished look when short on time.


Crystal Michelle shares a pinned-up, creative look just in time for summer.

Afroinspired Translation

I posted up near the doorway, waiting to greet students as they entered the Biology classroom. I was thrilled to see the hallway pollinated with teachers and students wearing their Curly Fros, Big Fros and Pinned-Up styles.

I got so excited that I couldn’t pass up the chance to take a picture of Ms. Robbins’ frovalicious style.


Look at her smile!

Ms. Robbins inspired me that day to be more creative in my teaching.

I’d hope to spruce up the mundane assignment of copying and answering questions about the Water Cycle, so I took the terms evaporation, condensation and precipitation, and translated them into matters of community service, compassion and the need to appreciate diversity.

I think the students enjoyed learning about photosynthesis just as much as I enjoyed teaching it. We had an awesome Afroinspired learning experience!




Love Can Polish Our Mess

God’s love for us never changes.   Lauren Daigle’s song reminds me that He loves us even when we’re a hot mess.  He polishes our wounds, healing us from the inside out.

Naptural85 shows us how to polish up messy, old hair to create a refreshed style.  I hope her video keeps you inspired on your journey.  Happy Polishing!


Natural Hair Week In Review

The power of the mix is in our hands! Donedo shows us how to do it.

The L.O.C method with the Lovely Yolanda Renee.  Curls are Superfly!


Doing it the right way #protectivestyling via HairCrush


Angela Lauren aka Lovaeisbellaa gives us a double take on the Twist Out method.


Crystal Michelle gets curlitzy with The Pure Naturals Hair Line.


La profesora NappyFu shares another lesson.

Fresh Looks for the New Season

I work in a hospital on the weekends.  During the week I travel extensively throughout my county delivering high energy, researched-based lessons to students at all grade levels……I’m a Substitute Teacher.

Within a 24 hour period, I can go from serving patients who are in dire pain to bearing the complaints of cold, horrible cafeteria food from students who get their lunch out of vending machines.
The hospital room and the classroom is where I renew my hope and strength.  Patients and students both remind me that I can choose to start fresh everyday!
MsVaughnTV creates four fresh, prep-free looks for the new season. We hope her video helps you save time on your natural hair journey!

Bun Happiness #naturallygg

I usually wake up with a to-do list on my mind.  However, this morning when I woke up, I bypassed the thoughts of facing morning traffic, picking the kids up from school and the things that I did not accomplish on yesterday.

Instead, I praised Yahweh for being the awesome God that He is…the creator of the mountains, the oceans, the dirt, the stars!  I am connected to such a grand Magnificent network, so how hard would it be to set small daily goals to help me combat my fear of failure?

I’ve been goal driven for most of my life but because I have fallen short many times in the past few years, I made a habit of starting projects without planning or setting goals.  I am now learning how to give my fears, dreams, my plans, and goals over to God and trust that He will give me the desires of my heart….believe, plan, work.

I set a goal this morning to get 600 steps on my Fitbit before leaving for work…achieved!

At work, I set another goal after listening to students share their college and career goals. They shared how they want to become computer engineers, nurses, architects, and members of the marines.

They inspired me to look for beauty in something, no matter how old, new, small or grand it may be. So for 21 days, I am going to search for something or someone beautiful and share it with you.

Naturally GG shows us how to gently refresh old, twisted out hair into a beautiful style  She uses her hair tools to create three polished buns with smooth edges. I hope her video helps……Happy bunning!

Visuals Saved My Morning


My daughter’s hair style that she spent nearly an hour on the night before didn’t turn out right so ten minutes before it was time to head out the door for school, she asked me to do a Goddess braid.

After three failed attempts, she stood in front of the mirror with the most disappointing look and said to me, “Ma, you have it on Three Sisters & A Bobby Pin, you know how to do it…. you just forgot.”

Baby girl was right! I did forget. I had to visualize the technique over a few sips of coffee before I was finally able to brush, part and pin. Where would we be without Natural Hair visuals?!!

She wants to try the style above saved from Pinterest so here’s to more practice and more visuals!

Excuse Me #heyzurihall

His coach put him back in the game with fifteen seconds left in the fourth quarter and my son passed the ball instead of driving to the basket.  We lost by 2.  On the way home, his dad said to him sarcastically, “Son, you’re a very courteous player.  BE A BEAST ON THE COURT!  Be nice after the game.”

On my run this morning, I replayed the hard lost in my head ….. the pressure, the crowd, the last second attempts. How would I perform if I were in my son’s shoes? Would I be courteous or would I compete?

In running to find the answer, I began to kindly excuse myself from wondering if passerbys thought that my breathing was too loud and I was able to concentrate more on my breathing rhythm.  I surprisingly dismissed the ever present concern of my ta-ta’s bouncing too much and I began to release the tension in my shoulders. And when the man whom I had passed up, caught back up with me right before our last hill and said to me “Go ahead, that’s not my pace.” I excused myself on ahead.

Zuri Hall and her boyfriend shares a video about natural hair and weave.  It has “Excuse us for being silly and in love” written all over it. I hope you enjoy!!