Want Uniform Curls? Mousse Fakes them Beautifully!

Q: I’m transitioning and I’ve never had curly hair — not when I was natural or relaxed. But I’ve noticed that my hair is always flat and curly right at the root then the rest of the hair is just thick and straight and won’t lie down. I’m not sure what my... read more

Hairdryer Loses Handle, Becomes Magical

Hi Ladies, I love finding out that things you assumed were necessary are actually pointless. Like, when we all discovered that toner was a marketing gimmick. Or when it hit us that shampoos were meant for straight, oily-hair, not textured hair (HOAX!). Or when we realized that Pharrell was actually a real-life... read more

Aveda Targets Transitioners!

On June 1st, it’ll be my one-year transitioning anniversary! I’ve been growing out my natural hair the way I grew out my acrylic nails. I faked it till I made it. The nail tech would buff and polish my nails until the acrylic was just…gone. Similarly, I’ve continued my bi-weekly... read more

Meet My New SYB Team!

Hi ladies! So, I’m realizing that I can’t do SYB all by myself. I have an adorably demanding daughter and an unadorably demanding career (juggling freelance writing/editing for several outlets is like being an on-call doc, but with Carpal Tunnel and no paycheck). I wish I could post something fun... read more