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How I Grew My Natural Hair to Mid-Back Length and used Minimal Products

This post is not advertisement of some tool or product that will give you miraculous  growth with little effort. This is an honest retelling of part of my haircare journey, and how I was able to grow my hair to mid-back length while using minimal products.  Whenever I post photo of a style, one of the first things I am asked is, “what products did you use?” Living in St. Lucia, I am often approached by young ladies who have no…

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Why I Don’t Want To Be Defined By My Hair…

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life”. I’m sure you have seen this Coco Chanel quote more times you can count. Recently I got a hair cut that I love. It’s not my first hair cut by any means and it’s not really “life changing”, but in a lot of ways, it’s very freeing. One of the things I enjoy most about being natural is the versatility. One day you can be straight, the next…

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New Season, New Hair + Huetiful Salon Dallas Experience

A few weeks ago, on the first day of Spring, I celebrated my birthday. In August of this year I’ll celebrate my 6th “naturalversary”. In those 6 years, I have done my hair…a lot. For me, 2016 is a lot about newness, trying new things and having new experiences in all areas of my life.  Last week I spent the day at the Huetiful salon here in Dallas getting a much needed “salon experience” and having an overall self care day.…

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5 Minutes To Softer, Shinier Hair – VO5 Hot Oil Therapy

This post is sponsored as part of a partnership with Alberto VO5. I received compensation, including free product from Alberto VO5. All opinions are my own.  Now that winter is over and spring is officially here, many of us are ready to switch out our protective styles for more twist outs, braid outs and other fabulous styles . The recent change in season (and temperatures) might have left your hair feeling parched and in need of some therapy. Hot oil treatments are an easy way…

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The Secret To Achieving the Perfect Flexi Rod Set on Dry Natural Hair

Today I have the pleasure of introducing my new contributor Chadel. Chadel will be adding her voice to the blog by sharing some of her natural hair styles, tips and more. I’m really excited that her first post is about achieving a flexi-rod set. Many of you have requested tutorials, but I have admitted that this is the one style that I have not quite mastered. Chadel has mastered this style so I’m happy to have her share it with you.…

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What I Have Been Up To Lately – Update on my #OneWord for 2016

So I probably sound like a broken record by now, but I’m committed to doing what I said I would do in 2016. What am I talking about? If this is your first time reading VeePeeJay, welcome! Basically, my word for 2016 is IMPLEMENT, as in taking action, as in no more procrastinating and over thinking, as in doing what it takes to get to where I want to go 🙂 Read HERE to learn more > One Word for…

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Get The Perfect, Easy Protective Style in 2 Hours – Havana Mambo Twists

  Havana Mambo Twists have been all the rage in the natural hair community for the past few months. I decided to give this super, easy style a whirl after having the hair in my possession for a while. I used 6 packs of  the Janet Collection brand of hair. To be very honest, it took me a few days to get used to this hair. The strands are described as “medium”, but once you install the hair, it can…

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