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08 November 2014

Flat Twists into French Twist Updo #NaturalHair #Hairstyle



This hairstyle was completed with absolutely no forethought or planning. All I knew was that I was going to be transitioning my daughter's hair out of some chunky box twists that were done in a rush two weeks ago (right when the batteries were dead in all of my cameras) into something a little more purposeful. Of course, I didn't figure out until I got to the end what exactly that "purposeful" look was going to be. The finished hairstyle is a combination of box twists and flat twists, gathered into a sort of French twist in the back.

31 October 2014

Our Completed DIY Felix the Cat Costume Video #Halloween



I haven't had a chance to type up the tutorial of how we achieved this look, but I wanted to give everyone a chance to enjoy the video of the final costume today, on Halloween!

26 September 2014

Sunburst Flat Rope Twist Bangs with Box Two-Strand Twists #NaturalHair #Hairstyle



This lovely hairstyle is our 2014 school picture 'do and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. I've already posted our tips for preparing for school photos and did my best to heed my own advice. This look allowed me to get a photo that shows her length while also ensuring that her hair will stayed presentable and out of her face when photo day rolled around.

17 September 2014

NOW AVAILABLE: Our Book Is Available for Purchase in Print and Kindle Editions



Yay! At long last, we are pleased to announce that our book is now available for purchase! We are offering both print and ebook versions, available via Amazon for your convenience.

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Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care: A Parent's Guide to Beginning Natural Hair Styling covers basic hairstyles and techniques, from learning to part naturally curly hair to styling cornrows and twists. If you are a transracial adoptive parent, a parent of a biracial child, or a caregiver to a young one with kinky-curly hair, this book is everything you need to start a hairstyling routine with your child. This comprehensive guide is organized so that you can read sections on an as-needed basis, addressing techniques and maintenance that are specific to your family’s needs at any point along your child’s haircare journey.

13 September 2014

Pinned Braids and Cornrows with Side Bangs



We're heading into week four with our back-to-school hairstyle and, as promised, I'm posting one more updated look that she'll be wearing to finish off this 'do before we restyle for school photos next weekend.

06 September 2014

Cornrowed Headband: Our Back-to-School Hairstyle Update



Believe it or not, this hairstyle is exactly the same hairstyle that we set for my daughter's back-to-school look a few weeks back. The only difference between that look and this one is in how we styled it. One of the things that I love about styles like these is their versatility. I was hoping to get a month out of this hairstyle; so far, we are well on our way!