Hair like wool, eyes like fire, feet like burnished bronze…

I've gotta do something about all this hair! Ohh, how cute, a dark-hued person and a light-hued person mated and made a cappuccino cutie! Yeah?, well, these cappuccino cuties grow up with really fucked up hair!!! No, no, it's not that bad. Genes are a helluva thing, though. My indigenous heritage wants to grow thick and long. My African heritage wants … Continue reading Hair like wool, eyes like fire, feet like burnished bronze…

Swept Aside

All summer long, my naturally curly tresses stayed in various forms of braid. Not only is this a way to combat Florida's famous humidity, but a natural means to encourage growth. Results: three full inches of new growth, softer kink, and even layers! Why heap pounds of hair onto your scalp when you can suck … Continue reading Swept Aside

The Grendel

Like Beowulf's nemesis, this braid is sloppy but necessary. Part down the middle, then pull the hair from middle to scalp line, essentially twisting towards the ends of the tresses. For flair, braid outward facing so that the braid raises up. Me, I just finished a day on my bicycle so flair was the LAST … Continue reading The Grendel

Twist In A Jiffy!

Braiding other people's hair is an exercise in subtle sadism. Check out my girl's sun-kissed strands in a full French braid! Every time she screamed Ow! I snickered.

The Leia

Not as pretty as I had intended; I blame my right ulnar nerve. But, you get the idea - three down each side, twist their ends to the back, fold the ends into the main French braid down to the nape and tuck under.  

The Summer Sweetheart

 Functional style that'll have you ready for sand volleyball, deep water diving, or naked sunbathing! Twist down face framers, stop short at the nape. For each side, French braid the center, meet the French tail with the face framer tail and bind with the rest of the hair at the nape. Roll under and secure.  … Continue reading The Summer Sweetheart