“What are you? Is your mama White?”

My dad and I took a DNA Test. For Father’s Day last year, I bought¬†my dad a DNA Test from Ancestry.com. ¬†I bought one for myself, too. No, not the kind of DNA paternity tests featured on Maury Povich, where he famously says, “You are… not¬†the father!”¬†We took the DNA ethnicity test, the kind that…

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Essence Talks With Solange Knowles About Her Natural Hair

Essence Talks With Solange Knowles About Her Natural Hair | June's Journal

Shortly after Solange Knowles did the big chop, she was in news everywhere. ¬†Gone were the weaves and extensions (similar to what her sister Beyonce wears). ¬†She now sports her natural hair. ¬†Nothing more. ¬†And nothing less! ¬†And she’s gorgeous. ¬†I applaud her bravery for making such a move. I saw the Oprah episode where…

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The Nothing But Hair Care Line for Natural Heads

The Nothing But Hair Care Line for Natural Heads | June's Journal

As so aptly shown in the Transition video posted by the New York Times this past week, natural hair care is taking the African American community by storm. ¬†So as you can imagine, there are many different lines of products out there for natural heads. ¬†Here’s another one I ran across on Facebook. ¬†Below are…

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New York Times Documentary on Transitioning to Natural Hair

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Check out this 6-minute video on black women “transitioning” their hair. ¬†I loved it. ¬†It was posted on the New York Times website three days ago. ¬†The video is called “Transition.” ¬†And¬†Zina Saro-Wiwa is the filmmaker. ¬†It focuses on black women‚Äôs decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair in¬†lieu¬†of chemical relaxers or straighteners. To read…

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Leave-In Conditioner | By Mixed Chicks

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At first I didn’t consider this product because of its name. “I’m not mixed,” I reasoned. ¬†Foolish, I know. But I’m so glad I gave it a try! ¬†It’s one of my favorite leave-ins now. ¬†So much so I bought the huge 33 fl. oz version that comes with a hand pump. ¬†The other size…

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Coconut Conditioner | by Suave

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Suave Conditioner is another one of my staples. ¬†I can use the Suave Conditioner to wet and co-wash my hair and then use the Cantu Leave-In Conditioner to keep my hair tame. ¬†It’s super affordable. They sell the $1 bottles and the bigger kind for under $2. I get the bigger one so that it…

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Shae Butter Leave-In Conditioner | by Cantu

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Hands down, this is one of my staple products for my hair. ¬†Cantu’s Shae Butter can do no wrong. ¬†And it’s a leave-in conditioner my wallet can afford. ¬†When I’m out of product, this is a quick item to pickup at most drugstores. ¬†I used to get it at CVS. ¬† The sad news I…

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