The Frugalista Life

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Category: Natural Hair

#BlackIsBeautiful: Black Women on the Cover of September Issues

Growing up, the motto was always “root for everybody black”. As a Black woman, I get excited each and every time there is a Black woman doing something great. Magazine covers are apart of that criteria. Whenever I can, if there is a Black woman on a magazine cover, I’m buying it. Black women don’t […]

4 Ways to Style Bantu Knots to Wear With Your Big Hoop Earrings

Y’all. It’s summer and it’s so. freakin. hot. Any kind of humidity causes frizz while all the sweat causes anything cute to fall flat on your face. During the summer, I try to do protective styles as much as I can to shield it from the sun. Plus, with all the vacations I have lined […]

5 Wash and Go Routines That Won’t Make Your Arms Tired

I think my wash day routine is pretty simple: a weekly pre-poo with some sort of oil I can grab the day before followed by a shampoo and deep condition the day after. I don’t like manipulating my hair too much because I like to keep things simple. Sometimes, a simple wash and go is […]

Braids and Beads: Elle Magazine examines Black hairstyles in America

When Black women talk about any of the myriad Black hairstyles, it’s like our eyes light up with excitement. Ask anyone and we have stories for days. The first time we get a perm. Our mothers, grandmothers, or aunties slaying our hair the night before Easter. We can tell you about different rites of passage we […]

Crowning Glory: How to Wear 3 Spring 2018 Hair Accessory Trends

Being a Black woman, experimenting with hair is in our blood. I remember being a little kid and coming from school to see my Grandma with burgundy red hair she dyed herself while I was away. As I write this blog, I’m flashing back to how intense the color looked when the sun shined down […]