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