Christina Patrice

15+ Black-Owned Swaps for Your Favorite Natural Hair Products

This month, I’ve been all about that #NaturalHairBLACKOUT life. So many of you have left encouraging words, pledged support, or let me know that you already #buyblack. Man, I gotta tell you… this ish is heartwarming. I had a conversation... Continue Reading

Texture Hierarchy, Damage Denial and 4 Other Things the Natural Hair Community Should Leave In 2015

Happy New Year, everyone! Now that 2016 is in full swing, I think it’s time we had that conversation. You know, that conversation. Yup, that’s the one. That heart to heart I love to have with my fellow transitioners and... Continue Reading

4 Hacks for the Easiest Wash Day EVER

The further you delve into your natural hair journey, the easier things should be. I’m a FIRM believer in not hustling backwards, so when something works, I ride that train ’til the rails fall off (or I get distracted… #PJwithashortattentionspan).... Continue Reading

TextureMedia and NaturallyCurly.com Have Been Acquired

  In late September, a little quiet news began making the rounds on business and press wires: Ultra/Standard Acquires TextureMedia. If TextureMedia sounds familiar, that’s because it is. TextureMedia is the brainchild of Michelle Bryer and Gretchen Heber and parent... Continue Reading

Shea Moisture Sells Large Stake to an Investment Firm, Naturals Express Disappointment

Earlier this week internationally known household brand Shea Moisture announced a new partnership with Bain Capital. Yes, Mitt Romney’s Bain. Although details are still unfurling, this much we do know: – Bain Capital is a minority, non-controlling investor in Sundial... Continue Reading

April Kae from Austin // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: I go by April Kae and my creative project is called Imani Gold.  I’m originally from Austin, Texas and just moved to Harlem from Portland, Oregon. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with... Continue Reading

Rikki Danielle from Kansas City // 3C/4A Natural Hair Icon

What is your name and where are you from? R: My Name is Rikki Danielle and I am originally from Kansas City, Missouri. I’m currently living in Hawaii. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with... Continue Reading

Yaniris from the Dominican Republic // Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? Y: My name is Yaniris Acevedo, and I am a native of the Dominican Republic raised in New York City (Harlem). Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey... Continue Reading

It’s About Time Wash and Go’s Were Viewed as a Protective Style: Here are 4 Reasons Why

Nothing new to see here, folks: I live in a wash and go. If I had to say that I’ve mastered one natural hair style, this would be it. I know which techniques work best for distributing product in my... Continue Reading

“I Need Folks To Get Some Backbone” Luvvie Ajayi BLASTS Black Beauty Bloggers for Staying Silent on Charleston

Viral blogger and BFF in everyone’s head Luvvie Ajayi bowed out of June and came into July swinging with a series of tweets aka “Twitter Rant” on the silence of Black Beauty Bloggers in the wake of recent unrest and... Continue Reading

Set it and Forget it? Woman Leaves Weave in for Almost 2 Years

  It’s well after midnight, and I’m trying to figure out how to even start this article. I truly don’t know where to begin with this one. It’s not out of disrespect — I just truly don’t know how to... Continue Reading

Chinwe from Nigeria // Type 4 Natural Hair Icon

What is your name and where are you from? C: Hi!! My name is Chinwe Juliet also known as Igbocurls across social media and I come from Nigeria. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with... Continue Reading

How to Do a Wash and Go That Lasts Up to 4 Days

Can I just say that I’m super excited to talk about wash and go’s? They get such a bad reputation, but honestly I love them. I live in wash and go’s like 98% of the time — so much so... Continue Reading

Grace from Los Angeles// Natural Hair Style Icon

What is your name and where are you from? G: My name is Grace Lynne, and I’m from LA. Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us! G: I transitioned. I had straight hair mostly throughout... Continue Reading

Jade from Canada // 3C/4A Natural Hair

What is your name and where are you from? J: My name is Jade Janelle. I was born in Jamaica, but currently live in Mississauga, Canada (just outside of Toronto) Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair... Continue Reading