Tricia's Naturals

Hair Care

Jay Cee: Can boys and men join the Natural Hair Community?

Recently, I posted a picture of my son in a natural hair forum and while it got a lot of positive comments, there were some who felt that I was turning my boy gay. Why? Because he had some hair which I had finger coiled. And also because I had mentioned that I care for his hair with the same products I do mine. Granted, I did mention that he satisfies my hankering for a girl, having been blessed with only boys. I, however do not think that those two things mean that I am turning my son gay  ...

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Wellness

Easy One Pot Pilau Rice

Pilau Rice Whenever we have guests or when I want to make something quick for the weekend, pilau is the easy choice. I have never really used a recipe, since I learned from my Mum and Aunts (Coastal folks) so we mainly eyeball the spices to suit each family’s individual tastes. The only thing that is an absolute must is to choose the best quality rice you can afford. And measure your rice:liquid ratio accurately. PILAU INGREDIENTS 3 cups (mugs) well-washed rice (or grade 1 pishori  ...

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Hair Care

Caring for Your Daughter’s Hair

When my daughter was born I was completely smitten. Gazing proudly at her thick black curls, rosy childhood dreams of doing my very own doll baby’s hair came to mind.  Little did I realize how much work would be involved! Two years later I sat with this squirming, screaming toddler in my lap, comb in my teeth, hair bobbles and pomade in my hand. Attempting to block out the high decibels of her cries, I embarked on the weekly battle of taming her long bushy tangles.  I recognized that as  ...

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