You can find me on Pinterest these days

You can find me on Pinterest these days

Hello, friends,

My interests have broadened since I achieved a peaceful and stable relationship with my hair. So as you can see, I am not posting very much.  I do have a few hair boards on Pinterest — one for grays, one for hair, one for my hair product staples, and one for stuff  I want to try.  Feel free to check it out!

I may still occasionally post here as well.  I am working on a concept for a website that covers all my growth areas and subjects that may interest others:

  • making difficult life changes from the heart that bring us closer to love and being loved,
  • health/life  coaching and counseling,
  • how movement made me more aware of and helps integrate my physical, mental, spirit and emotional bodies;
  • mental health/brain chemistry and its effect on what we eat,
  • The difficulties and joys of intimacy and relationship,
  • Being present and vibrant in the stage of life I am in
  • Hair,
  • and more.



New Product Review: Just Great Curls

Been a while since I reviewed a product.  As a somewhat reformed product junkie, I don’t any more — not at first, second, or even eighth use.  After almost 5 years as a natural curly and literally hundreds of products used, it takes a lot to impress me these days.  Just Great Curls from Delineation Hair & Skin Essentials is doing it for me.  I got a free bottle as thanks from an editorial contact, loved it at first use, said “okay” and continued to use.

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Hair Q & A: Still Dry After 2-year Transition and BC

Q. I ran across your blog recently, and your hair is gorgeous!  I started transitioning November 2009 and finally BC ‘d January 2011.  My Hair is extremely dry and I don’t know how to fix it!  I’ve tried so many deep conditioners but it feels brittle once it dries, and the frizz is crazy extreme!  I think I have a mix of texture ranging from 3c-4a maybe 4b?  I really don’t know.  If there are any tips you could give me to help my hair, please let me know!  Thanks in advance, Elle

A. Hi Elle,

Not knowing what your routine or product use is, I can’t be specific.  But if you have been transitioning and working with your natural hair for 2 years and it’s still dry, I suspect the products you use may have drying or building up ingredients.   Here are some general tips: Continue reading

“Trump Running as a Republican…I thought he was running as a Joke.”

Seth Myers at the White House Correspondents Dinner, on Donald Trump.  It doesn’t get any better than this:

Going Gray and Going Natural – The Transitioning Double Down

Are you are a woman of a certain age who is thinking about going gray and going natural?  Check out these helpful tips in my article:

8 Simple Tips for Transitioning to Natural Hair While You’re Going Gray

Leslie’s Raincoast Crisps, Rosemary Pecan — meet my new crack


Rainforest Pecan Rainforest Crisps



I sampled these crackers at Whole Foods with mascarpone cheese as a topping, and in between my “ummm’s” of delight was shock at the $7.99 price tag.  They’re more expensive than a pack of cigarettes (there are more than 20 to a box though).  I didn’t buy them.  But the universe laughed.  Same day I saw them in 2 more supermarkets for a dollar cheaper (okay you ask, what am I doing in 3 food stores in one day? Don’t judge.).  So I bought them.  Flick forward 3-4 weeks and 3 boxes later.

Fortunately, I found a recipe! These are the easiest things in the world to make,  easier than muffins, actually.  And I save myself at least $200 a year, because you know I will be eating these instead of toast.  There is something amazingly delicious about crunchy with a little chewy thrown in, slightly salt and slightly sweet with that herby undertone.  Enjoy! Continue reading

What’s Doing in Portlandia in April?

I’ll be in Portland, OR from 4/9 to 4/16 to train  for a Nia teacher certification with the co-founder and original Nia diva, Debbie Rosas. After a full day packed with movement, me and my exhausted body will want soothing and schmoozing with interesting people,  mixed drinks in martini glasses, delicious tapas, Asian fusion food, or sushi at half price.  Any suggestions?  I’m rooming with another teacher in a modest suite hotel downtown, very close to Whole Foods and Powell’s Books. If you live in Portland, give me a shout out!


Debbie Rosas courtesy of



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