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3 In Bomb Life 101/ Claire's Life/ Hair

Ask Claire: Do You Miss Your Locs? + The Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing (Blonde) Wigs

The 2nd most common question I’ve received since the big chop (aside from “Did you Cut your Locs?“) is “Do You Miss Your Locs?” It’s a question that definitely popped into my head today as I sat in my kitchen-turned-salon, oiling my scalp before my hairstylist Tamara cornrowed my mini Afro and sewed on my next style. This is Tamara’s 2nd time doing my hair this week, and on Friday, my friend Sharif will do the honors anew. Yes, that’s…

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3 In Bomb Life 101/ Claire's Life/ Hair

Hair Check: The Aftermath of the Big Chop (I Have No Idea What I’m Doing With My Hair)

I’ll admit that I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing with my hair. How could one expect me to? I literally didn’t touch a comb or brush for over 15 years. Dreads are WAY easier than the manipulation it takes with straight hair. Some days I love it. But today, as I’m readying to go to the airport, I’m like Damn. I’m gonna be THAT GIRL with that crazy, dry wig. I thank GOD for small blessings. One of…

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Live to Please Yourself (You Can’t Please Everyone): Wearing Kenzo and Alice + Olivia

I am dipping my new blonde head in to tell you to live to please yourself, not anyone else. When I posted my new hair on IG, here, Fashion Bomb Daily, and Youtube on Friday night (I was busy, lol), I resigned to just post the images then grab a glass of wine and relax. I refused to pay attention to the comments because even if people hated it, there was nothing I could do. I had made my decision…

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3 In Claire's Life/ Featured/ Hair

The Big Chop: Behold My New Hair, Styled by Neal Farinah, Sponsored by Dare to Have Hair!

So I finally did it: I cut my hair! I went to Neal Farinah, who has created iconic looks for Solange, Nicki Minaj, and Queen Beyonce herself to do the Honors. Check out the video below: Behold the Before: And After! I’ll be honest: The process was pretty intense. First, they cut off my locs, then picked through what remained with a needle. Then, they braided my itty bitty ‘fro into cornrows. That part hurt! Then it was time for…

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7 In Bomb Life 101/ Claire's Life/ Featured/ Hair

Hair is Nothing, Hair is Everything: Reflections on the Politics of Hair on the Eve of My Big Chop (Yes, I’m Cutting My Hair)

“Now question: is every nigga with dreads for the cause? Is every nigga with golds for the fall? Naw So don’t get caught up in appearance”~Outkast, Aquemini Happy Monday! I’m writing to you on the day of the big chop. Yes. I am cutting off the locs I’ve had for over 15 years and exploring different hair styles. Weaves, wigs, bundles down my back or faux locs, I’ve decided to take the plunge and switch things up. I am terrified.…

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