Are YOU Tenderheaded?

I was surfing the net today when I stumbled across a site called Tenderheaded Accessories. They sell a variety of hair products they say are safe and gentle on your hair. Some of the items that caught my eye include their collection of SEAMLESS, wide-tooth combs and tortoise shell hair pins. Take a look when you get … Continue reading

My Final Length Check for 2008

My journey…a few reflections looking back at this past year. My Big Chop As I was doing my hair today, actually just touching up my twists for what I hope will last till Friday of this week, I decided to do a final length check for 2008. The goal that I embarked on achieving earlier … Continue reading

Hair Play

 I’ve been playing with my hair all weekend. Although there’s really nothing fancy about this, I love how my new slider barrette dresses up my hair. It’s soooo pretty. When I took my hair out of my bun, my twists were stretched. Love the length. As I look at this, I confirm it to myself … Continue reading

My twisted Pony

I’m on a roll so don’t stop me now. I haven’t been this ambitious about playing with my hair in a really long time. But I took my bun down a couple of hours ago and was having a hard time duplicating my effort. Kind of figured I would. Then a few minutes ago, I … Continue reading

Getting Rid of My Tail (Comparison Shots)

Alrighty now. I just knew that I had to have a pic of what my hair looked like in twists prior to the cut, and it figures that I’d run across one when I wasn’t even looking for it. But here it is. As you can see, it’s really ragged across the back before the … Continue reading

Getting rid of my tail…

First let me say that I’m soooo happy that I finally got up the nerve to get rid of my “tail.” Ok that may sound strange, especially if you associated the word “tail” with derriere, but in this case I’m talking about how, if left alone, grows in the back in a kind of round … Continue reading

I Pressed My Hair…No Lye

If you’ve been following my journey, you’ll know that I don’t advocate the use of heat on one’s hair, and I never recommend its use and if asked, I’ll always tell folks about the potential damage they face if they should decide to apply direct heat to their precious naps. So to that end, if and when anyone ever … Continue reading

Three-strand Twist Tutorial

On occasion, I get asked how to do three-strand twists so I decided to do a tutorial. So proud of myself cause I’m now a YouTuber! Anyhoo, I’ve been too lazy to post the actual tutorial on NPP101 until now. Plus, the twistout you see below was done from three-strand twists. So it only makes … Continue reading

Hair bands are doing my niece’s edges in…

Ok… I know I said I was done trying to educate my niece. But today, she was sitting in a chair, and so I had a bird’s eye view of her hairline. She’s taller than me now so I don’t often get to see the top of her head anymore. And just what did I see? … Continue reading

How to Detangle Those Pesky Multiple-strand Knots

As a nappy, no matter how you wear your hair, tangles and knots are simply inevitably. And as you know, the detangling process itself can create knots that weren’t even there to begin with — so what’s a nappy to do? Well personally, I’ve tried pulling individual strands out of the fuzz balls I get at the ends … Continue reading

Cutting and Trimming

The case for using a pair of good quality hair scissors Recently, I saw an online post where someone was asking for advice on doing their big chop, but didn’t have money to go to a barber or beautician to get it done. Posted advice included telling the young lady to cut her hair with … Continue reading


If you wanna keep hair on your head, you gotta figure out how to detangle your hair in a way that minimizes breakage and in some cases, quite literally pain. If you’re nappy, you know that’s not necessarily an easy thing to do. However, the key word here is minimize — not prevent. Because of … Continue reading

Protective Styling

Twist it up. Braid it up. Tuck it under. It doesn’t matter what you do, but if your goal is waist length hair and being able to wear a BAA some day, you gotta protect those precious ends! I had never heard of protective styling until I joined, but really, it makes sense. When … Continue reading

Permanent Coloring

Another moisture buster. Permanent hair color, by design is damaging to your hair. First, the cuticle has to be lifted and the color molecules are deposited into your cortex. These molecules have to be large enough to not wash out, hence become your permanent color, and as a result, will make your hair shaft swell … Continue reading

Switch to a Non-sulfate Shampoo

Yep…you got it. Shampoos containing sulfates are very drying ingredients that strip your hair of all oils and moisture and are found in most over-the-counter products. You’ll see them listed on the bottle as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Lauryl Sulfate. If you’re not using heavy products in your hair, there’s simply no need for these … Continue reading