The Marriage Ref

Really? An interracial couple couldn’t agree on what to do with their daughter’s hair, so they went on national television to have entertainers tell them who is right and who is wrong. I’ve watched The Marriage Ref once or twice, and I don’t find it all that funny or enlightening. In this episode, which aired […]

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Transracial Adoption

When I started Honeysmoke, I had no idea I would find — and meet — so many parents who are raising children from other parts of the world. What is heartening about the parents I have met is they are embracing everything about their children — especially their hair. I shared my observation with the Curl […]

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Meeting The Curl Whisperer

When I learned I would be in Florida on business, I made an appointment with the Curl Whisperer. I had been reading all about her advice on curlynikki.com, and I wanted to see for myself whether she could tame my curls. First, I showed her a picture of Simone and Nadia and told her about their hair. […]

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Flexi-8

When it comes to all things hair, I take the simplest route possible. I do not create intricate styles or use a lot of color. My hat is off to those who do. Beads, Braids and Beyond and Happy Girl Hair have this down to a science. I see the intricate styles they create and […]

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Routine Change

We have added coconut oil to our daily hair routine. It is a light oil, gives a lot of shine, and tames the frizzies. It is also less expensive than Hair Milk and can be used by the girls and me. Nadia (pictured above) has very fine hair, and this oil is light enough to […]

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