Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
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Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Here is a video the Hairoine posted on Twitter today I thought was really interesting. With the coming of Chris Rocks new documentary "Good Hair" it does make you wonder what is good hair mean to black women. Please feel free to chime in and tell me what good hair means to you!
You Grow, Girl!
As Chris Rock Airs the Secrets of the Salon, Black Women Untangle Feelings About 'Good Hair'
By DeNeen L. Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, October 4, 2009
These two words were often projected on little black girls by adults. Either you had it -- hair that didn't "need" to be straightened and grew and grew -- or you didn't. If you had it, your status was somehow elevated. If you didn't and you were lucky, you were told you were beautiful by your daddy and by your mama and you believed it. But sometimes you were dismissed, never....to see the article CLICK HERE
I was online today and I stumbled across an article about the Federal Trade Commission regulating bloggers. My first thought was oh boy just something else for them to stick there nose into. Yet, after reading the article I saw the point they were trying to make. The FTC will regulate giveaways and freebies from other companies that some bloggers get for reviewing or trying one of their products.
In the online hair community people write many reviews about many different products and most of the products people review I believe have bought them on their own. There may be some bloggers who receive samples or incentives for reviewing the products. I wonder does this affect those who blog and give products away?
Well happy blogging and obey the laws! If you wanna read the article CLICK HERE
Monday, September 28, 2009
I was unfortunate to see the senseless killing of a 16yr old Chicago teen named Derrion Albert. I was so appalled and sadden by the display of anger and hatred shown towards one another. We as a people need to get our lives together, take back our schools, our kids, our neighborhoods and our cities. We have become so focused on material things, money, clothes and jewelry. We worry about how the next person is hatin us or thinking about us. We worry more about our social status than we do about the impact of our actions on our families.
Our pride is found in the labels we wear printed across our chest, stitched on our butts, flowing down our leg, written across our hats, and hanging from our neck and wrists. You can find our pride in the labels Baby Phat, Sean Jean, Ed Hardy, Parda, Coach, D&G, Cartier, Girbaud, RocaWear, and many more. Not to say we shouldn’t look good or support those listed brands, but why are today’s youth and adults so focused on getting things. I want to see my people wear labels of Self Respect, Love, integrity, selfishness, faith, scholastic goals, dreams, possibilities, Respect for others, but first of all Fear of God
MosDef - Umi Says
We kill each other for less than nothing, over a beef that someone else had, or because this person dissed you with words. What is wrong with us? Parents need to step up & by becoming more involved with our community and schools. Our kids know what brands are the best and how to dress better than they can read in their current grade level. Where are our priorities at? What are we doing to take back our kids and how did we allow them to get like this. We’ve gotta do something fast, but before we do anything we have to change our habits, so that we can change our minds, change our minds so we can change our thoughts and change our thoughts so we can change our actions.
I’m tried of ready about young black men and boys being killed by other black men and boys. I’m tried of seeing my people claim sets, neighborhoods, & corners that they have no deed too. I’m tired of seeing our black women participate and enable the foolishness we put up from black men. Mothers needs to stop making excuses for these boys
This is just my little rant people may not like what I said but the truth hurts especially when it applies to you. Pray for the minds of our people so we can be free from the mental bondage that keeps us from seeing beyond and walking out of the invisible cells we’ve put ourselves in.
Lets get Free People
Sunday, September 27, 2009
As promised I did a henna treatment!!! This was my first time so I took a little bit of advice from many people with wonderful hair!! I used many different ingredients I added to the henna. I wasn't really looking for color, but the moisturizing benefits of Henna. It was a little messy but I kept it under control and layered the bathroom floor with newspaper.
Here's the list of stuff I used -
Rainbow brand brown henna
Honey - humectant
Paprika (a Indian lady told me to add that)
(After taking the heating Cap off)
I rinsed my hair nearly 8 times including the shampoos. I didn’t realize how gritty the henna was and I noticed tiny twigs and grit!! So, the next henna treatment I will be sifting and straining the henna before using it. After all of the rinsing and washing I parted my hair and put on my fav moisturizing conditioner & oil and sat under the heating cap for 45 minutes. After rinsing the Deep conditioner out I parted may fro in 4 sections, put my hair in 4 puff balls, put my silk scarf on and went to bed!
Well I went out Friday night to a christian event called Soul Sessions. I really really enjoyed myself. It was my first time going to one and I can't wait to go to another! It was a concert and boy was the line up heavy!! The feature artist Mali Music was absolute fire and some of Columbus Ohio's best was in the house The Street Pastor and J-Flue of Slingshot Media Group There were some vendors there showcasing their businesses. I wish I wasn't in between blessings that day I would have gotten me a Christ Swag Tee!!! Below are some pictures from the night enjoy!!
Also, Please checkout the websites of each artist and support them!!
The Street Pastor just dropped another MIXTAPE and it FREE go get it!!! http://www.streetpastor.com/
For more info on Mali Music please check out his site www.myspace.com/malimusicnote
Sorry for the blurry blackberry pics
Friday, September 25, 2009
I missed blogging!!! I finally have some free time to tell you about my next Natural Hair adventure!! I bought some henna from Whole foods and I’m going to give myself a Henna treatment. I’ve been researching trying to find the best method and tonight I will be applying the treatment. I can’t wait to show you guys the results!
On Friday Nights I usually go to youth and young adult prayer at my church, but tonight I’m gonna go to a Christian event called Soul Sessions. I really want to here this guy sing and I don’t want to miss prayer. Since we have prayer every Friday I’m sure the Lord will allow me to miss just one Friday!
I’m on Twitter now so come follow me and get in on the #NaturalHair hour where naturals tweet about everything Natural Hair. Talk to ya later!!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I don’t understand why other stories similar about our white brothers and sisters seem to get more news coverage when something happens to them than those of other races. If a group of black kids or young adults were involved in an extremely violent crime it would receive more news coverage. I find that very sad and disheartening that those six individuals have been locked up since the beginning of this month and we are just finding out about it. It was said that the parents of the tourist have tried contacting their local Senators and Representatives only to give information to deaf ears and no response. What good is it to have someone to represent and protect the rights of the American people when the person in office can’t even issue a statement or assign for someone to contact the families. To read the article CLICK HERE
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Today I want to talk about massaging your scalp. It's such a womderful thing especially when a man is willing to do it for you!! I massage my scalp once a week before I wash my hair and sometime after! I use olive oil or coconut oil with a few drops of rosemary and peppermint essential oils warmed up just a little bit and massage my scalp for about 10 minutes. If you prefer a lighter oil you can use Coconut or Jojoba oil as well.
Benefits of a Scalp massage
Promotes blood flow to your scalp and your roots
Adds shine to your hair
Relieves stress and tension
Helps prevent dandruff and dry scalp
Speards the oils throughout your hair
Prevents split ends
Good luck on the massages add it to your weekly regimen and you wont regret it!
Thank you so much to all who participated and there will be more to come.
So Mercedes I hope you enjoy the book and let me know what you think about it!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I just finished reading “The Knotty Truth” written by M. Michele George. I loved it!! It is a very insightful tool for those who are transitioning, thinking of going natural and those who are natural but still trying to find their way. I really enjoyed the 1st chapter Michele George talked about the history, the pain, the freedom of natural hair and of course her hair beginnings. There are so many tips, ideas, recipes, and links that will lead you to a wealth of knowledge and products for Natural hair.
Overall the book is a great read and really puts together all of the information you need for transitioning from relaxed to natural hair. Not only is it informative it’s very encouraging to know that people went through the same challenges as so many who are transitioning. It’s also a warning to those who are thinking about transitioning the challenges they may face. So, Ladies as promised I’m giving away a copy of this book to a person who is transitioning to natural! All you have to do is submit in a paragraph why you chose to go natural and 3 things that you are struggling with in your natural hair transition.
Send all of your entries to NappturallyMe@gmail.com The Giveaway will end on Friday 08/14/2009 at 11:59pm I will announce a winner on Monday August 17, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
2. My next hair idol is Singer Ledisi. Ledesi is my hair idol because she's done 2 things I'm afraid to do. 1. loc my hair and 2. color my hair. I'm so afraid if I start locks I wont like them and will have to start all over and color I'm afraid I'll choose the wrong color. The red in her beautiful locs to me represents she's not afraid to do anything, to me she has a daring un-tamable beauty that can't be put into a box and a voice that will knock your socks off!!
3. Last but certainly not least would be Curly Nikki! I so and I mean so envy her hair!!! Man I wish my hair was like hers!!! She is just awesome!! my hair type is not like hers but Lord knows if my hair was as healthy as hers I would be just as happy. I'm aiming for her length I want to be able to shake my hair LOL! The TWA is taking it's time growing at least it seems that way.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
As promised today I went a presentation about Natural hair at The Raisin Rack Natural Grocery Store here in Columbus, OH. I had the pleasure of hearing great information about reasons to go natural and stay natural! Like I mentioned in the first post "The Knotty Truth" is a book written by Michelle George.
Michelle talked to a room of about 25-30 women about the truths, stigmas, and scientific side of using chemicals in our hair. I learned that after African American women die and the autopsy is performed; there is a layer of grey matter aka yucky stuff nestled between the skull and scalp caused by the use of perms. I know you're asking well what is this grey yucky stuff underneath our scalps!! Well, according to Michelle it's never been researched what the grey stuff is because there is lack of interest and money in researching the affects of relaxers and other chemicals on African Americans use in their hair.
I've started the book and I've read 3 chapters in an hour!! It's hard to put this book down!! I will be giving a full review of the book in another post and also giving a copy away to a lucky reader. So please stay tuned for more about this already wonderful book I'm reading!!
(Excuse My Frizzies I need a trim)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Remember the video about the little girl getting her hair pulled like by the woman who was combing it. Well it's turned into a big debate about wether or not the woman was abusing the child. Listen to the discussion about this big debate!
In my opinion I believe it was excessive and uncalled for. I don't care how thick, nappy or whatever you want to call it, that childs hair was it was not called for. If it's a battle to do her hair well maybe you need to put it in a protective style where it's not all over her head or allow it to get all tangled. Such a mess
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
I found a lady by the name of Michelle George she's the author of a book called "The Knotty Truth". Michelle George is a resident of Columbus, Oh and a Natural hair care advocate. Her book "The Knotty Truth" is for people who are transitioning to a natural state. From her website the description of the book says it "explores the mental and physical journey of transitioning back to your nappy roots. How to do it successfully with the right products, the right styles and the right tools!"
Even though I'm not transitioning I will be purchasing the book this weekend and blogging about it afterwards. If you are in the metropolitan area of Columbus, OH Michelle George will be at 'The Raisin Rack" Natural Grocery Store 2545 Schrock Road Westerville, Ohio 43081 on Saturday August 8, 2009 at 11am. They have limited seating folks!! So RSVP by calling 614-882-5886
Be sure to check out her website at: http://www.theknottytruth.net/home.html