Hey my peoples! I’m popping in ever so briefly to fill you in on a fabulous list that I was featured on earlier this year. Yes, I just noticed (LOL!) thanks to a quick check of my site stats. One of the clicks that led to lil ole me came from Marie Young of dope fashion, lifestyle and beauty blog Good Lookn Out. The list? 100 Black Fashion and Style Bloggers Paving the Way… Puh! What an honor! Scanning the list, I was blown away that ToBNatural was named among such huge blogs as Gabi Fresh, Kéla’s Kloset, The Fashionista Next Door and Fashion du Jour. Wow! Thanks so much Marie! 😉 Make sure you check out the full list and show some love to those other style blogs as well. p.s. more on the outfit in the featured photo coming soon… xoxo Toia B.
Bright, bold colors. Simple style. Easy, breezy hair. These are the things that attracted me to our September Natural Fashionista, Chioma. Yet another social media find, she is truly making waves in the blogosphere with her “rock what you got” approach to fashion: re-styling pieces to create new, fresh looks. Say hello! Hi Loves! My name is Chioma Brown and I write the Kentucky based personal style blog, Chioma’s Evolution of Style! How long have you been wearing your hair in its natural state and what made you decide to take that step? I’ve been natural 3.5 years. Relaxers were beginning to really damage my hair and irritate my scalp so my then hair stylist actually told me she would never apply another relaxer on me because she loved me and was worried about my hair. That’s so rare, and I love her for doing that for me because it forced me to do what was best for the overall health of my hair. What do you love the most about your natural hair? Any challenges you’d like to share? I love how versatile it is and I’ve honestly fallen in love with protective hairstyles. The back half of my hair is very tightly coiled so in humid weather, I experience major shrinkage. I have been styling my hair when it’s dry a lot more this year and that has helped keep my stretched styles elongated longer. Describe your hair care routine. Right now, my hair care routine is very easy and minimalist as I’m currently wearing a protective style called Marley Twists. I plan to give my hair a break for a week and then try another protective style. My usual hair care routine when I have my hair out is to wash my hair every 1-2 weeks and…