Different Strand: Claire Waqa “I remember being so jealous in high school of girls with perfectly positioned ponytails and straight hair that just dropped, with not a strand out of place. Now I look at those hair styles and think, how boring!…” Claire Waqa Meet Claire Waqa, a beautiful curlie lady with Fijian and Australian heritage. … More Curl-ture Feature: Claire Waqa
Dear Non-Black friend Some of you have been asking why my friends and I have started a hair blog. It’s just hair right? Why blog about it – aren’t there more important things going on in the world? Well, no and yes. No, it’s not just hair….it never has been. Black hair has a very sad … More A Letter to my non-black friends
When the girls and I decided to tell our natural hair stories, I knew right from the beginning it would be very difficult to express why I never embraced my natural hair til I was in my mid 20’s. Firstly I’m biracial and there’s a stereotype that if you are biracial, specifically born from a … More It Locks, It Knots, My Kinks And Curls Of It All
The same behaviour that got you here is not the same behaviour that will get you where you want to go… As many of you may know, my receding hairline was one of the instigators of my decision to go natural. The damage I had done to my hairline was a result of the chemicals … More What not to do to your hairline…
One of the major issues most curly and kinky ladies face when going natural in Australia is finding products to care for their hair. Now let’s face it, many online black hair stores do not yet ship to Australia and when they do they take weeks sometimes months to ship the product over. By that … More Where do I buy the products I need to care for my natural hair?