Traveling with Natural Hair – The Only Products You Need for Your Carry On

Posted On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime

Traveling with Natural Hair - Must Haves for Your Carry On Bag
Traveling with natural hair can feel like a burden, especially if you love to pack light but are used to a ton of products. You want to keep your mane in tact but don’t want to bring the creams, leave-ins, oil, edge control and other items with you. So what’s a girl to do?
You really only need a few items to keep your natural hair looking great throughout your vacation in any climate.

Beauty on a Dime: Easy Updo with Motions

Posted On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime


One of the brands I’ve used for years {when I had relaxed hair and now as a natural} has been Motions. It’s affordable and can be purchased practically anywhere. And seriously, there’s a line and product for all textures.

If there’s one thing I love, it’s an effortless go-to hairstyle I can whip up when I’m running late. I always seem to find myself with just 10 or 15 minutes to do something to my hair. Stylist to the stars and Motions global ambassador, Ursula Stephen, knows women are on the go and breaks down the looks we can all achieve on a dime and on limited time.

Beauty on a Dime: Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Breakage Line

Posted On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime

Beauty on a Dime: Dark and Lovely Au Natural collection When it comes to fashion, I know my stuff. But for all things hair and beauty, I have to admit that I’m a bit baffled. Though I’ve had natural hair for the past six years, I still find myself on the hunt for products that moisturize my super dry locs.

A few weeks ago I was invited to an event for the Dark and Lovely Anti-Breakage line, which has no alcohol, mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens and aims to fight damage and retain hair growth. I don’t think I’ve used Dark and Lovely since my relaxed days, but I was curious.

After trying the products for the past three weeks, I can confidently say I’ve found some new favorites.

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Beauty Suites at Essence Music Festival: Affordable Brands You Need

Posted On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, shopping

  essence music fest beauty suites Though most people associate Essence Music Festival with music and the amazing food of New Orleans, there were quite a few beauty events going on. So many beauty soirees went down that I almost didn’t have enough room in my suitcase. The pic below shows how jam packed my bag was of goodies I scored from some of my favorite brands. My luggage weighed in at 47.5 pounds and undoubtedly, half of that was hair and body products. And of course all of the products are super affordable.

Review and Giveaway: Pantene Pro-V Collection

Posted On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime

natural hair care, pantene conditioner When it comes to hair care, I lean towards brands that specialize in natural hair. Products that moisturize my parched locks, keep frizz at bay and give my kinks some definition is always at the top of my list.

I previously used a few Pantene products when my hair was relaxed, but post-natural, I haven’t touched any of the company’s products. So I was curious to try the Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural collection. Specifically designed for the naptural girl, the five products range from shampoo to conditioner to styling aides.