Welcome to Real Chicks R Natural

We are Natural Hair Advocates. We appreciate the hair that grows naturally from our heads. So this blog is here to embrace our natural hair and the lifestyle that accompanies this choice.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Looking Healthy is Part of the Job

We must work hard Eating right, maintaining our Health with Dental care,
Skin care, Weight maintenance and Annual Checkups. We must also seek
a Moral Compass and get a Serious Relationship with our Creator. For phy-
sical  & Spiritual Well Being!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Are perms responsible for Uterine Fibroids?

Check out this link:  http://touch.madamenoire.com/madamenoire/#!/entry


Hair Relaxer Use and Risk of Uterine Leiomyomata in African-American Women

  1. Lynn Rosenberg
  1. *Correspondence to Dr. Lauren A. Wise, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (e-mail: lwise@bu.edu).
  • Received June 15, 2011.
  • Accepted September 9, 2011.


Hair relaxers are used by millions of black women, possibly exposing them to various chemicals through scalp lesions and burns. In the Black Women’s Health Study, the authors assessed hair relaxer use in relation to uterine leiomyomata incidence. In 1997, participants reported on hair relaxer use (age at first use, frequency, duration, number of burns, and type of formulation). From 1997 to 2009, 23,580 premenopausal women were followed for incident uterine leiomyomata. Multivariable Cox regression was used to estimate incidence rate ratios and 95% confidence intervals. 

During 199,991 person-years, 7,146 cases of uterine leiomyomata were reported as confirmed by ultrasound (n = 4,630) or surgery (n = 2,516). The incidence rate ratio comparing ever with never use of relaxers was 1.17 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.06, 1.30). Positive trends were observed for frequency of use (Ptrend< 0.001), duration of use (Ptrend = 0.015), and number of burns (Ptrend < 0.001). 

Among long-term users (≥10 years), the incidence rate ratios for frequency of use categories 3–4, 5–6, and ≥7 versus 1–2 times/year were 1.04 (95% CI: 0.92, 1.19), 1.12 (95% CI: 0.99, 1.27), and 1.15 (95% CI: 1.01, 1.31), respectively (Ptrend = 0.002). Risk was unrelated to age at first use or type of formulation. These findings raise the hypothesis that hair relaxer use increases uterine leiomyomata risk.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Natural of the Week

Carla Rocks! Look at that texture. And check out her painting on the bottom right.

What is your favorite natural style?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Short Hair, Wash N Go

See What can happen to your Unique Tresses with this Technique! Try it, we use TRESemme' Natuarals
with aloe vera and avocado 
Less than $5.00 at our Variety Stores

Monday, October 15, 2012

Favorite Products 2

Some favorite products for natural hair:

What are the benefits of Castor Oil: Castor oil contains Omega-9 fatty acids which help moisturize the hair and the scalp preventing both from becoming dry. Castor oil is a humectant as it draws moisture into the hair and skin. Applying castor oil on hair will keep it looking soft, shiny and strong."  Additionally, "The benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial are soothing for the hair & scalp. Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrients for the hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing a shiny complexion. Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. -information from Outer Beauty Supply 

Have you tried Castor Oil or Coconut Oil?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Economical Ways to look Well Arranged

When our Natural hair is not long enough and sort of in between, go here for some techniques

The word Scrunch- Remove excess water without interrupting the curl pattern

Monday, October 8, 2012

Favorite Products

One of our favorite products is Tresemme Naturals with Avocado.

Love, love this product.  It helps improve moisture balance.  Depending on your hair type you can even use as a leave in. It does not contain any silicone that will damage hair.

The above picture is from the bathroom of one of our friends that is an admitted product junkie.  She also uses this product weekly. The product is also less expensive than a lot of products made for natural hair. Check it out at your local Walmart or Target Store.

This is also a part of the regime that Mahogany Curls from youtube fame, uses in her curly girl technique.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Why not give it a try?
What are the benefits? Share your thoughts.

Monday, October 1, 2012


What products do you use? Natural or Processed?

What works for you? ... Lets chat about it