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Natural Hair

Natural Haircare Maintenance and Hairstyling Tips for Biracial Kids

It took the birth of my beautiful biracial babies to motivate me to truly take the time necessary to understand and learn about how to properly care for our curls.  For years I relaxed my hair,  damaged it with extensions and had total dependence on my list of changing hairstylist to care for it.  Until I decided, to read and learn how to practice healthy hair regimens on my own.

When I saw Giana for the first time I was awestruck by her beauty. She was born with a full head of glorious curls.  It didn’t take long for her hair to become a constant subject of conversation in our lives.

When Misha was born, she also had lots of hair but it looked different. It was a finer texture, less dense and it was straighter for the first year. The hair on the sides and back of Misha’s hair fell out as an infant, unlike Giana who never experienced hair loss.

The fear of damaging my daughter’s hair motivated me to find out the best practices and techniques to care for naturally curly hair. The more time I spent, the more I became intrigued.  Eventually, I became empowered to start my own natural hair journey.

Follow us for natural hairstyle ideas for biracial/multiracial and mixed kids.   Plus my own hair tips for 4a fine coils.

How to detangle hair without causing damage

Although we love our curls, we do come across some challenges from time to time. They usually involve detangling. No matter how religiously we condition if the girls wear their...

Tips and Tricks to Maintaining Natural Curls on a Beach Vacation

One of our Laufty friends posted the question: “How do you handle the girl’s hair when you are on vacation?” She was wondering if she needs to add extensions to...

The unfinished business of African Braiding Salons

We can and we should raise the bar for atmosphere and customer service in African Braiding Salons.  For years, I owned a day spa that provided clients with massage, skin care,...

Outskirts of Normal: Insight on black hair maintenance from a white adoptive mother’s point of view.

Book Review : On the Outskirts of Normal In the book On the Outskirts of Normal, Debra Monroe bares her soul as a single mother to a black adoptive daughter....

Evolution of Blow Outs: The first experience of straigtening ​our natural c​urly hair.

The Hot Comb Part, section, sizzle.  Mama stood behind me as I sat in a wooden kitchen chair with globs of grease protecting the skin around my hairline “hold your ear,...

Crochet Braids a low maintenance protective style that’s perfect for vacation!

Flashback to Crochet Micro Braids! I used to wear the micro braided crochet styled hair extensions back in high school.  I wore them quite often in fact, I had my...

Braid out on 4a fine low porosity natural hair

Hair Regimen Non-Negotiables When it comes to my natural hair there are some non-negotiables. I stick with the same wash day regimen, although I alter and play with ingredients and...

It’s picture day: healthy blowout and straightening on naturally curly mixed kid’s hair

Picture Day Hairstyles on Natural Curly Hair I have a slight obsession with pumpkin seeds. This morning the air is crisp and cool, and it is finally feeling like fall in...
  • Natural Hairstyles for Summer

Summer Tails! Natural hairstyle tips for mixed kids in summer!

Summer Time Hairstyling During the summer, we keep it moving.  We are always on the go, Swimming, camping and eating at backyards BBQs.   This is our season.  Living Laufty...

Braids and Buns! Plus a visit to Mount Horeb

Saturday Wash Day Ideally, to save time I have begun doing the girl’s wash day routine on separate days.  Yet,  it doesn’t always pan out to work that way.  The...