She rocked it both ways; Macy Gray

Posted by Kyara | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I think Macy Gray tried everything as far as hair is concerned! That the reason why she’s the spotlight  of the month in “She rocked it both ways”

As a reminder, Macy is one of the most talented soul and R&B singer. The sound of her voice can be recognized among thousands!

Check out my favorite song of her… I try:

And yes, Macy rocked it both ways:

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I must admit that I like her highlights in the straight look, but I prefer the curly look and you? Which one do you prefer??


TOP 10 reasons why you should BC now!

Posted by Kyara | Posted in | Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009


Hi guys, if you are transitioning and hesitating to go back to your natural texture, this post is for you!


  1. Summer is almost there (yayyyyyyyyyy) and the first style you will try is wash and go! (especially if your natural hair is really short) … And a wash and go in winter … hum you can wash but you’ll have to wait a little while before you can go…
  2. It will be easier to take care of … No different textures… No line of demarcation…No need to figure out how you can blend the two textures anymore!!
  3. Your hair will look better! yes… it looks really weird when the two textures are not blended! ;)
  4. You’ll actually see your hair grow! You can be tempted to put a relaxer in your head if you don’t see the results.
  5. You’ll learn how to take care of your natural hair. I figured out that I had to change my regimen after I BC’ed. The sooner you figure out what works for your naturak hair, the better…
  6. You can enjoy it… Play with it… And I can assure you, it will be a lot of fun :)
  7. You don’t want to begin your natural hair journey with split ends… and it may happen if you don’t pay attention enough to the demarcation line.
  8. You can get used to your new cut during the holidays and when you get back, you know how to style it and to take care of it.
  9. The weather is hot so less hair is better :)
  10. Finally, there’s a time when you got to jump into it !! after all, it’s just hair!! :)

I hope this list helped you!!!

But the first reason why you should BC now is if you FEEL READY!


Chronicles of a Product Junkie

Posted by Kyara | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009



Welcome to my world! lot’s of products everywhere… Moisturizers, mousse, shea butter, styling products, oils, conditioners, masks, and many more!!

Hello everybody, my name is Kyara and I’m a product Junkie…. (Say “Hi Kyara” lool)

It was difficult to admit it but now that I have accepted it, I’m trying to find a cure…I like the smell, the texture and most of all, I like to see what each product does to my hair!

I know that it’s bad because when you find a product that works for you, you should stick to it… but I can’t help it! When I hear about a new product, need to try it (I have my staples though)!

The pic shows you some of the products that I use.

But I think that even if you’re not loyal to ONE product, you should always follow some rules:

  • Do not use too much styling products (Gel, mousse,… they can dry your hair out)
  • Do not mix them (If you want to see the effects of one product, it’s very important)
  • Read the ingredients (you should be careful about the fact that the product contains protein or not for example)
  • Try to curb your cravings (Do what I say, don’t do what I do :p)

Am I the only one with this addiction?? :) What do you do? do you curb it or do you listen to it??

I got some requests about product reviews (as you can see there are many to come) so stay tuned!



Let’s do some math!

Posted by Kyara | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Hi guys, it’s time to see if the math class was a waste of time! :)

Don’t worry, we are still going to talk about hair!

Ok… so hair growth is very predictable in fact… If you wanna know how your hair will look like in a year, keep reading ;) If you don’t like mathematics, bear with me!

Here is the equation:

DISCLAIMER: these numbers vary from person to person so if your hair grow faster or slower don’t sue me! lol!

Let x be the length that you want to reach, y the growth speed and z the time you’ll have to wait.

Given that 0.8cm < y <1.5cm (your hair grows approximatively at a rate between 0.8 and 1.5cm/month)

So: x= y*z

To be more practical, let’s that I want my hair to grow of 12cm. I will have to wait at least for 15 months (z=12/0.8).

My hair is now about six centimeters so in September 2010, my hair will be about 18cm (If no breakage).

I will keep you updated with my length progress. I would also be really happy to hear about your goals too!!

Leave a comment or drop me an email at to tell me..

Oh! and I almost forgot… These are just numbers!!! Don’t be too obsessed about that, no need to measure your hair every week…

If it’s healthy, the length will automatically follow!

See you soon!!!


Kyara's style of the day (summer is coming!!)

Posted by Kyara | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009


She rocked it both ways : Wakeema Hollis

Posted by Kyara | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009


"She rocked it both ways" is back!!!
This month, the gorgeous model I wanted to feature is Hollis.
This 25 year old girl was born in Tennessee and she's now the face of Paul Smith Women.

Look at her rocking her Fro in this Baby Phat "Defilé"

Now, as many models, she's asked to wear her hair straight for some campains but otherwise, it's natural. Check out her two looks and tell me what you think!

In the second pic, the curly fro can be reached with a twist-out on short hair.
Do you prefer Wakeema Straight or Curly???