I’m Charis and I’m the woman behind Mama’s Kitchen and Curls.
I’ve always been a writer, cook, and I’ve been sharing beauty/hair tips since I can remember, so mashing them all together to create this blog came naturally. I used to have friends over in middle school so I could do their hair and nails, giving tips and suggestions as if I were a fully operating salon that served food. (sorry Mom, I had friends over lol) I literally did everything from washing and curling hair to doing acrylic full sets then fed my friends before they left to go back home.
I’ve had a texturizer since I was about 7 years old and I decided the summer before college that I wanted to chop my hair off and “start over”. Back then, I didn’t know much about the natural hair movement or how to properly care for my curls. If anything, my chop was to let go of the stress of doing my hair as I started college. Over the years, I’ve colored, cut, and straightened my curls, not properly understanding how to truly care for my curls giving them the love and attention they deserved until about 3 years ago. It’s been over 2 years since I’ve last colored my hair, which has probably been the hardest part being that I’ve dyed my hair consistently since I was 13. Through my 7 years in my journey, I’ve learned a lot mainly from trial and error and have so much to share.
As for for food, I’ve always loved food duh who doesn’t right? haha, You couldn’t tell how I eat and cook now, but I was a very picky eater growing up I didn’t even like chicken unless it was a fried flat wing but over the years my love for cooking overcame my fear to try new things and flavor profiles. I first learned how to cook at the age of about 5 and my heart hasn’t left the kitchen since. I now enjoy sharing recipes and the joy of cooking and trying new foods and restaurants with my daughter who LOVES, no really, she LOVES, to cook.
So come on and joint the ride. I’ll be sharing my journey through motherhood, food experiences, and all the juicy curly hair info I can.