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Box Braids for a Queen

Box Braids are everything! With a few accessories you can go from ordinary to Glam Goddess! When I want a low maintenance, low manipulation protective style this is my go to. We all have busy lifestyles and don’t always want to be bothered with combing and styling our hair daily which can be even more challenging when you have natural type 4 hair.  Don’t get me wrong! I love my natural hair but sometimes it is nice to take a…

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Botanicals MD: MD created and approved BODY & FACIAL SCRUBS!

I am pretty low key when it comes to my skin care regimen.  I don’t use any fancy creams, masks or anti aging serums. Nor have I ever had a facial which almost sounds blasphemous to admit in today’s society!  I would like to think that at least I try to take care of my skin from the “inside” by drinking several glasses of water a day, eating a healthy diet- ok almost healthy diet - and I don’t smoke…

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Different standards of beauty

Who is beautiful?  You? Me? As a child my mother was the most beautiful woman I had seen. Everyone always remarked at how beautiful she was. She was thin and graceful and enjoyed getting dressed up. On the weekends she would spend hours washing, rolling and drying her thick long black hair.  My father enjoyed showing her off and insisted she maintained a certain lean weight and small waist.  Nigerian kids at elementary school said my mother was white- “oyibo.”…

Why is my hair falling out, thinning or not growing?

  Let’s face it, most people desire thick, healthy hair as a sign of good health and youth. Over the years concerns about hair in my practice were very common and chances are at one time or another you have been worried about your hair too. As an individual who loves to express myself creatively, I change my hairstyles as a big part of my personality and as an expression of my culture. I totally understand your concerns. So here…