#OOTD Reversible Trench

I need for ya’ll to get ALL THEE WAY into this reversible trench honey!!! Once again ChineroNnamani.com delivered the fire!! Remember my last post with the 2-faced dress here? This is the REVERSIBLE trench in the same print. Same amazing quality…same amazing craftsmanship. Yes it has pockets for my pocket-loving-divas and it lays on the…

#OOTD Chinero Nnamani (Nigerian-American Designer)

Honey I’m going to need for ya’ll to take in the full view of this lovely 2-faced Midi Dress by Nigerian-American designer Chinero Nnamani. I’m feeling ever so regal! This dress is clearly a head turner.  A conversation starter. It’s bad-ass and fits my silhouette like a glove, I’m in love. As you have probably noticed…my…

#OOTD Outfit of the Day – My Favorite Place to Shop

I’m a person who desires QUALITY over quantity. I still have pieces in my closet purchased 5-10 years ago that are still in pristine condition that til this day, I still wear from time to time.  My favorite place to stop and shop for good pieces is a department store that you all know…Dillards. I’ve…

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Own City

I challenge you to get up, get out and do something different on your next chill day. You don’t have a lot of money to enjoy yourself…choose to go enjoy the outdoors. Go downtown in your city and just walk around or be a tourist in your own area.  Explore your hometown like you’ve never…

Wash and Go Goodness!

Omg! I stumbled upon another great product line! I’m so excited to share this hair care brand with ya’ll because I was low-key stalking them on their Instagram lol. When searching through some of my favorite hair hashtags on IG I came across multiple videos of 4c naturals using Embrace Me Naturally‘s Defining Foam and…

#OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

​ Can we get a standing ovation for this gorgeous Ankara skirt from Kayarize.com! Generally when shopping online you are consciously or subconsciously judging your experience in 3 key areas and 1 bonus area: Item as described: Is the item exactly as being described? Customer Reviews: What are other purchasers saying about the item? Shipping…

Chia Seeds in Smoothies helps your hair too!

Hey ya’ll! I’m knee deep in Week 3 of eating Vegan.  They say that the hardest adjustment period in transitioning to this lifestyle is the first month. Now I can’t really say that it’s been “that” hard.  This decision has been a long time coming for me so I was more than ready.  A few…

Harsh Water. How does it effect your hair?

I often see articles discussing water quality and it’s effects on natural hair.  I stroll right on pass that mess and think…lawd something else I got to watch out for? Why must there be so many variables to having healthy hair lol?  How am I suppose to remember all the do’s and don’ts. GEESH. Despite…

Aloe Vera Gel = GOODNESS!

LISTENNNNNNNN… Aloe Vera Gel is the new bae! Last week I drove about 20 mins from my home to an International Food Market (Grand Mart) suggested to me by a friend. She knows I’m a naturalist so she thought I would truly enjoy the experience and boy was she right! I went and lost my…

Catch me on Pinterest- HOW BOUT DAT!

  At least once a week someone who’s strolling this massive world wide web spots me on a website, social platform or search engine, screenshots it and tag me in it. I’m always humbled but grateful at the same time for the love I’ve been blessed to receive throughout my natural hair journey.  I’m humbled…

Properties of the Hair and Scalp: Why Should I Even Care?

Properties of the Hair and Scalp Why Should I Even Care? Well, first and foremost you should care because it’s YOUR hair! Isn’t that good enough? We all know that it’s easier and more convenient to have someone else care for your hair but since it’s YOUR HAIR shouldn’t you know a thing or two…

Curly Ponytail On Natural Hair

I have “Pony-Power” lol. One thing I can do well it’s a wash and go ponytail. Now I can’t speak for anyone else but for me…It looks simple but “the reward is in the wait”. What does that even mean? Well, you have to wait until your hair is fully dry after your wash and…

Shea Moisture Liked my Shady Tweet

I guess you can say Shea Moisture caught my shade.       Here’s what happened… My blog posts are automatically sync’d to post to my twitter feed because I’m not as active on twitter as I used to be years ago. Years ago I was a bit young, wild, free and reckless at the mouth….

Kevin Hart’s Ex-Wife’s NEW Natural Hair Line

Having your very own natural haircare product line is the new HOTT thing to do right? Well, Kevin Hart’s ex wife Torrei Hart is in the haircare game now and has launched her line Heavenly Hart by Nzuri.  She partnered with a Houston based business owner, Leola Anifowoshe, as the brand’s co-founder. Hart’s line is an “Inspired Collection”…

Natural Hair vs. Humidity

      Listen, Humidity you have WON!!! Madame Shrinkage, the summer is yours,  I can’t fight and won’t fight…wash and go’s are one of the few options in styling that makes sense for me during the dog-days of summer. Ladies…you have already seen my hair stretched (see previous posts), here’s what’s annoying to me…

Vintage HairStyle

  OMG I’ve been so consumed and caught up in the peace of “home-life” that I forgot to show ya’ll my birthday hair!! Yes grant it, my b-day was in April but I never got the chance to share my style on MC (Mahogany Crown). Every year at the forefront of springtime, my husband and…

They say Natural Hair Equals Low Self Esteem

They say natural hair equals low self esteem. Well to that I say… Girl Pleaseeeeeeeeee!!!! Boy Bye. Oh look, there’s some heavy traffic, go PLAY IN IT! Who raised these morons? I’m convinced that folks are straitjacket crazy. Natural hair actually equals thee exact opposite, CONFIDENCE, PRIDE AND STRENGTH in every sense of the words!…

Afro Billboard! Breaking Boundaries

A Mother Bought A Billboard So Her Daughter Would Grow Up Loving Her Afro!!Original article by: Lynsey Chutel Quartz Africa   Here’s a better view of this AWESOME project!!  A London mother just wanted her daughter to grow up thinking there was nothing wrong with her healthy, puffy Afro. So she found a way to…

Healthy, Happy Hair No Matter the Texture

What stage is your hair currently in? Is it healthy? Are you happy with it? The best thing that you can do for your hair is to GET EDUCATED about it!  Depending on the texture…did you know that there’s a certain amount of product that you need to use to achieve certain styles.  It’s all…

Natural Hair Goes Mainstream

Hair says so much about you. Twists, tightly curled, Locs, kinky, coils, braids, NATURAL is who we are. My hair shouldn’t have to “go” mainstream. We shouldn’t have to decide  on whether our hair is “too much” or unprofessional in a particular setting.  Mainstream media just need to EMBRACE IT. It’s a lifestyle for us….

Is Your Hair Dry?? Try this…

I’m not stingy honey. If I find something that works, I’ll always share. If you ask me what am I using, I’ll always tell. With that said, have you ever heard of TreeNaturals? If you are anything like me, this time last year…I didn’t know anything about this brand. I found out about Tree Naturals…

Stop Talking Yourself Out of Stuff

What are some things that will cause you to “talk yourself out of stuff”? Uncertainty Fear Chaos Discomfort Impressions Confusion Needing control Ego Image All these are challenges that can slow you down. …but often times what you have in your mind about things– is NOT what it is really going to be anyway so…

What are your Hair Goals?

Ok we are kicking off 2017 right! Everybody is still excited and everybody is focused on GOALS… Relationship goals, career goals, financial goals, travel goals AND if you are anything like me….HAIR GOALS!!! If I heat straightened my hair right now, I’m surely tickeling waist length. This year I want to healthily surpass that and…

Leave-In Conditioner (Wavy Winter Hair)

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been wearing my hair stretched out with this loose braid out that you see here. The only product I’ve been using is: LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER! Chile yes…no gel! Now ya’ll know a sister loves her WetLine Extreme Styling Gel BUT here lately I’m only using my leave-in to achieve moisture…

Is Your Hair Growing?

As we begin to near the end of the year, think back over the last 12 months…has your hair grown any? Are you retaining length? If you are, consider yourself blessed because many black women are not seeing the same results. Before returning to natural and kicking my creamy crack to the curb, I was…

The Natural Sistas

LMBO!!  I fell out laughting when I saw this meme because it’s so true!!  Naturals have a special bond amongst each other and I won’t apologize for loving it. I’m admittedly and understandably bias toward my natural sistas, hence the reasoning for my blog. I’m not saying that I don’t love sisterhood from every melanated…

I’m Going back to COLLEGE

Master’s Degree here I come!! I’m so excited that my journey towards a Master’s Degree is about to begin. I’m ready to make some solid changes on my life path and one includes my aspiration in being a College Professor. I’ve already been receiving loads of encouragement from other Professors across the country via my…

Presidential Election AfterMath

I know I’m not the only one DISGUSTED. As a mother I didn’t even know what to tell my children, before they woke up and asked me the dreadful question of “who won”, I replayed 100 responses in my head. I don’t know how to answer that at all.  I have so many questions myself,…

Wash and Go’s

Ok, so how many times do I have to talk about HAIR GEL!!! Lol! It’s serious! It’s not a game in this natural hair life!  It’s how I pull off my wash and go’s and many other natural styles. Wait let me give you the back story on my wash and go’s….for the first two…

How to Apply Hair Gel

I’m not a self-proclaimed guru. I’m not a ‘know-it-all natural. I’m not a hair chemist or a cosmetologist. I’m just like you.  A woman with hair who’s constantly researching ways to properly maintain it.  I love healthy hair and most of the time, healthy black hair takes a little more love to maintain. I use…

Just a little more Gel

In Today’s Hair Journal… I just want to show you the difference a little more gel makes in your braid out. Just like my previous post explained, at night when prepping your hair for the next day if you use a pea-sized amount of gel on the entire length of each of your loose braids…

Today in the Hair Journal

This time of year for natural hair is nice! When the breeze catches my tresses and send them flying all over the place…I feel free lol. I love the feeling of the wind blowing through my hair and tickling my scalp. The past few days have been care-free loose braid out days and people are…

5 Tips for Hair Growth

One of the most frequent questions I get from fellow naturals, my sis-Stars, and parents of little mini-Queens is: What do you need to do to grow your hair? It’s interesting that some people think some miracle product will do this for you. That’s not true. If it was..there would already be a company selling it and…

Hair and Self Esteem is Directly Related

Hair and it’s relationship to self esteem is a topic that can without a doubt be a PhD dissertation.  Oh yes, it’s that deep!  It’s indisputable and undebatable. “Hair and Confidence has a direct correlation.” Think back to the time when you were just a little girl… young and innocent.  The time when you began…

Mahogany Crown…My new home

It’s only right that I do an introductory post for my new url name. The title of this post may have led you to believe that I was referring to a physical home, I’m not. I’m referring to Mahogany Crown my new blog home and it’s just as important. It’s the home for motivation, inspiration, and issues…

Back to School Hair

Hey parents/guardians… daughters are fun aren’t they? And the older they get, the more “hair conscious” they become (hopefully lol). Well back to school hair is easier than ever before…

Scalp Massages for Hair Growth

When I returned to natural and begin my own in-depth research on black hair, growth tips referencing scalp massages resurfaced…

Natural Hair TwistOut

Today’s Hair Journal Ok, so I’ve decided to start keeping somewhat of a ‘Hair Diary’. Yup that’s what you can call it. It’s mainly for me to keep up on how much I update my regimen since I get soooo many questions on my hair daily and it’s never a quick and easy answer. The…

Curls.biz

I can’t and will not ever get used to being blessed because it’s only by the grace of God that I’m awarded so many opportunities

Carols Daughter Marula Curl Therapy

Carols Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Price: prices vary starting at $18+ Royal Beauty Review:  If you don’t know, Carol’s Daughter has manyyyyyyy products. Hundreds lol. It’s tough for new naturals to determine which product to try. I’ve tried just about everything the brand has to offer because I was a Official Brand Ambassador for a year…

Jane Carter Moisture Nourishing Shampoo Review

Jane Carter Moisture Nourishing Shampoo- 8oz. Price: $8.00+ Royal Beauty Review:  You can really tell the difference in many of the shampoo’s on the market today. There are many different categories of shampoo too. Be sure you know what your hair needs. Ask yourself What are you trying to accomplish. Naturals have to be more particular…

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice Review (for Natural Hair)

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice Review (for Natural Hair)   Price: $8.99 each +  Where to purchase: Vitamin Shoppe   Royal Beauty Review:  How and why in the world would an aloe vera juice become a 5 star staple in my hair care regimen? Simple…To keep my hair cuticles closed. I’ve noticed that before…

Curls Creme Brule Whipped Cream Review

  Curls Creme Brule Whipped Cream and Curls Goddess Curls Botantical Gelle – 8 oz. Price: $10.99 each + Royal Beauty Review:  I have sooo many empty bottles of this stuff that I had to reevaluate my life lol. I should probably buy some stock in the company because I use it like I’m making money…

Curly Kids Curly Gel Moisturizer Review

Curly Kids Curly Gel Moisturizer – 6 oz. Price: $3.99 + Royal Beauty Review:  The key word in the name of this product is “Moisturizer”. I’m just impressed with it being a Gel Moisturizer okkkk. It’s fantastic! Thus far, I’ve only used this product my twistouts. I apply it to the very ends of my twists or…

As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner Review

  As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner – 16oz. Price: $7.99 + Royal Beauty Review:  Can I scream “STAPLE”. Yes, this is another staple in my hair care regimen. This cleansing conditioner is sent from the natural hair gods (I purposely didn’t capitalize the “G” because I don’t want to offend super sensitive overly religious…

WetLine Xtreme Professional Styling Gel Review

WetLine Xtreme Professional Styling Gel. Price: $3.69 + Royal Beauty Review:  There are many styling gels on the market but my favorite is Wetline. For my hair Wetline is the only gel that does not flake, doesn’t leave a residue and it mixes well with just about all my other hair products. Wetline doesn’t make my tresses…

Curls Cashmere Curls Leave in Conditioner Review

 Curls Cashmere Curls Leave-in Conditioner – 8 oz. Price: $20 Royal Beauty Review:  By far this leave-in conditioner has been one of my favorite hair products for years. Even on the most unruly trouble areas of your hair it truly boosts your curl pattern and leaves your hair manageable, bouncy, soft, and shiny. This is…

My Top 27 Naturals on Youtube

  Here is a list of my top 27 Naturals on Youtube. You can learn plenty about your hair by watching these curlfriends. Royalbeauty V ‘s Youtube Channel—->  Click here Clicking the names below will take you straight to these ladies youtube channels. Enjoy!  Alyssa Forever beautybyjj Chime (HairCrush) glamtwinz334 Heygorjess ItsMyRayeRaye JourneyTo WaistLength LipsticknCurls…

Natural Hair Journey

February 2010 | The BIG CHOP In 2010 decided to chop all my hair off and “start over”. It was the 2nd time in my life since my teenage years that I chopped all my hair off. The first time, I was just acting grown, I was around 15 years old and desired a mature…