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Linda Jones

Linda Jones

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Answers for your questions
Answers for your questions

But my disclaimer about not being a professional hair stylist has not stopped readers from seeking me out for facts about their follicles. Since I promised never to leave you ‘stranded,’ I will occasionally use this space to answer your questions about hair care.

Nappy for President!
Nappy for President!

I asked them to tell me which nappy they would pick for president. and who should be the vice. I asked them to name who they would like to see serving as secretary of state and who should serve on the “kitchen” cabinet.

Ahoy Ye Nappies!
Ahoy Ye Nappies!

Maybe it’s a good thing that I couldn’t make it on the cruise this year. The last time I went, I failed miserably in my attempt to comfort any permed-challenged souls.

My 12-Strand Program
My 12-Strand Program

Now’s the time to make things right. Some of you may want to apologize to your own hair for addicting it to chemical relaxers—also known as ‘creamy crack’!

Nappy Mothers Know Best
Nappy Mothers Know Best

My sister survivors and I can share some pretty hair-raising stories of how we dodged smoking hot combs and endured applications of chemical relaxers so strong that they burned our scalps.

Questions from readers
Questions from readers

You have taken the first step to recovery by acknowledging your addiction. When your hair has been on drugs for a long time, it is not always easy to snap back to nappiness. Take it one strand at a time.

Introducing Mosetta's Naturally Speaking
Introducing Mosetta's Naturally Speaking

I make my living as a stylist of words, not hair. But ever since I founded my cultural support group called A Nappy Hair Affair, another dimension has been added to my life as a journalist. I am now a writer and a nap activist.