Nearly Hair
“Nothing, is what it appears to be, when it's only with your eyes you see.”
― N'Zuri Za Austin

Hey lovely readers! I just had to share this with you guys which i thought was oh so amazing!

While doing my regular jewlery/clothing search online i found a wonderful inexpensive site! The best part... it is all handmade jewelery!

Miss Priss Jewels, is an awesome site which i believe just started up. Her ETSY shop and website has beautiful creative jewlerys and hair accessories that should be owned by millions across the border!

How can you resists pieces that look like this: 

 

She also does custom orders...not to mention she is a newlywed (*cough* support her *cough*). While browsing I spotted a really nice festive necklace that I can use for the upcoming season! I can't wait till her shop is more developed because i believe my money will be in her hands in a heartbeat. BIG SPENDER! lol

Check out her shop! I guarantee you will love it =)

Miss Priss Jewels #fashion #jewelry

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hey lovely readers! I just had to share this with you guys which i thought was oh so amazing!

While doing my regular jewlery/clothing search online i found a wonderful inexpensive site! The best part... it is all handmade jewelery!

Miss Priss Jewels, is an awesome site which i believe just started up. Her ETSY shop and website has beautiful creative jewlerys and hair accessories that should be owned by millions across the border!

How can you resists pieces that look like this: 

 

She also does custom orders...not to mention she is a newlywed (*cough* support her *cough*). While browsing I spotted a really nice festive necklace that I can use for the upcoming season! I can't wait till her shop is more developed because i believe my money will be in her hands in a heartbeat. BIG SPENDER! lol

Check out her shop! I guarantee you will love it =)

The Smiths #Naturalhair

I’m Vernadette a true southern girl. I love Jesus with all my heart and reading books is my favorite pastime. I guess I should mention that I have also been rocking natural hair since 1996! I’ve always been an avid reader since I could read. I was always making book recommendations to my friends so I decided to make my recommendations to the entire world via my blog, prissybooksnob.blogspot.com.

My latest review is for Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. This book addresses a really heavy subject matter: slave mistresses and their Masters who love them and own them. I would suggest this book to all women, not just African-American women, because it gives insight from mistress’s point of view. This book totally changed my view on the whole master and mistress relationship structure. Even though most of these women were essentially raped and forced into relationships some fell in love. The complexity of this love is what we read about in Wench.

Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

I have read hundreds of books but this one has left a lasting impression on my heart. The story is about endearing friendships, the love a mother, a forbidden love, and a discovery of self. Most of all I would have to say that this novel shows how love actually does “bear all things.” This novel also changed the way I had previously viewed slave/master “intimate” relationships. I truly hated for this book to end.


The narrator of this story is Eliza “Lizzie” houseslave on the Drayle plantation. Drayle is Lizzie’s master and father of her two children Nate and May who is affectionately known as “Rabbit.” Every summer, Drayle and Lizzie vacation at the Tawawa Resort in OH. There they are met by three other men along with their “negro wenches.” At Tawawa is where we begin to learn about all their lives. There is Sweet, Mawu, and Reenie. Phillip is the male slave that travels with Drayle and Lizzie. Phillip is Drayle’s most trust slave on the plantation and Lizzie’s dearest friend. During these summer vacations, Lizzie, Mawu, Reenie, and Sweet get to know what it feels like to be somewhat “free.” In a sense, these vacations do nothing but fuel the desire for freedom. While the others are overshadowed with the thoughts of freedom, Lizzie is overwhelmed by love. Lizzie has a love for her children and a love for Drayle that is incomprehensible considering that ultimately she is his “property.” Mawu is from Louisiana and shows the most strength of all the women. She is also the main one that confronts Lizzie about her love for Drayle asking on one occasion, “Is he your God?” Mawu also makes it very clear that she does not love Tip, her master, the only reason she accompanies him is because he “owns” her. Reenie is the silent one of the group and the oldest. By the end of the novel we learn that she is the one with the most courage despite her silence. Sweet is the total embodiment of a mother which leads to a shocking tragedy.

Early on we learn that Drayle favors Lizzie. I dare say he loves her. He brings her gifts for “gifts” in return. Drayle teaches Lizzie to read. The ability to read proves valuable Lizzie, her children, and other slaves. Lizzie also learns to manipulate Drayle for certain favors. I became so caught up in Lizzie and Drayle’s love story that I often forgot about his wife, Fran. Fran is not a hateful mistress but she is mean spirited. Lizzie was able to give Drayle what she, Fran, was never able to produce, children. Fran was more resentful of Lizzie than evil to her.

How you deal with forbidden love, suicide attempts, abortion, abolitionist ideals, runaway slaves, voodoo, deceit, and death of all proportions in one story is amazing but Dolen Perkins Valdez pulls it all off without missing a beat. The story was seamless and it just keeps pulling at you. There were times I cried and others that I cheered. I felt like I knew these women personally and their hurt was my hurt and their joy my joy. Perkins-Valdez wrote a story that will forever be relevant.

Guest Blogger: Vern (twitter)

For more reviews check out her blog

Vern's Recommended Read: Wench #naturalhair

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I’m Vernadette a true southern girl. I love Jesus with all my heart and reading books is my favorite pastime. I guess I should mention that I have also been rocking natural hair since 1996! I’ve always been an avid reader since I could read. I was always making book recommendations to my friends so I decided to make my recommendations to the entire world via my blog, prissybooksnob.blogspot.com.

My latest review is for Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. This book addresses a really heavy subject matter: slave mistresses and their Masters who love them and own them. I would suggest this book to all women, not just African-American women, because it gives insight from mistress’s point of view. This book totally changed my view on the whole master and mistress relationship structure. Even though most of these women were essentially raped and forced into relationships some fell in love. The complexity of this love is what we read about in Wench.

Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

I have read hundreds of books but this one has left a lasting impression on my heart. The story is about endearing friendships, the love a mother, a forbidden love, and a discovery of self. Most of all I would have to say that this novel shows how love actually does “bear all things.” This novel also changed the way I had previously viewed slave/master “intimate” relationships. I truly hated for this book to end.


The narrator of this story is Eliza “Lizzie” houseslave on the Drayle plantation. Drayle is Lizzie’s master and father of her two children Nate and May who is affectionately known as “Rabbit.” Every summer, Drayle and Lizzie vacation at the Tawawa Resort in OH. There they are met by three other men along with their “negro wenches.” At Tawawa is where we begin to learn about all their lives. There is Sweet, Mawu, and Reenie. Phillip is the male slave that travels with Drayle and Lizzie. Phillip is Drayle’s most trust slave on the plantation and Lizzie’s dearest friend. During these summer vacations, Lizzie, Mawu, Reenie, and Sweet get to know what it feels like to be somewhat “free.” In a sense, these vacations do nothing but fuel the desire for freedom. While the others are overshadowed with the thoughts of freedom, Lizzie is overwhelmed by love. Lizzie has a love for her children and a love for Drayle that is incomprehensible considering that ultimately she is his “property.” Mawu is from Louisiana and shows the most strength of all the women. She is also the main one that confronts Lizzie about her love for Drayle asking on one occasion, “Is he your God?” Mawu also makes it very clear that she does not love Tip, her master, the only reason she accompanies him is because he “owns” her. Reenie is the silent one of the group and the oldest. By the end of the novel we learn that she is the one with the most courage despite her silence. Sweet is the total embodiment of a mother which leads to a shocking tragedy.

Early on we learn that Drayle favors Lizzie. I dare say he loves her. He brings her gifts for “gifts” in return. Drayle teaches Lizzie to read. The ability to read proves valuable Lizzie, her children, and other slaves. Lizzie also learns to manipulate Drayle for certain favors. I became so caught up in Lizzie and Drayle’s love story that I often forgot about his wife, Fran. Fran is not a hateful mistress but she is mean spirited. Lizzie was able to give Drayle what she, Fran, was never able to produce, children. Fran was more resentful of Lizzie than evil to her.

How you deal with forbidden love, suicide attempts, abortion, abolitionist ideals, runaway slaves, voodoo, deceit, and death of all proportions in one story is amazing but Dolen Perkins Valdez pulls it all off without missing a beat. The story was seamless and it just keeps pulling at you. There were times I cried and others that I cheered. I felt like I knew these women personally and their hurt was my hurt and their joy my joy. Perkins-Valdez wrote a story that will forever be relevant.

Guest Blogger: Vern (twitter)

For more reviews check out her blog

Death wants you...simple

via Danae

Thank You

The Good Die Young #Poetry

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Death wants you...simple

via Danae

Thank You

I can't deny it... I love me some Jesus. I call him daddy, baby and homeboy. Why? Cuz I treat him like a friend.

I'm real with friends... If I lie to them (which is rarely) I let them know. If I mess up, i apologize.

I do the typical things to friends that you would expect to happen if you are given the title "friend".

After Listening to the 'Word' at the Concert Last Monday it made me realize How much I really love God and see him as a friend. Now those of you who agree with me on this will know that if you have a friend or love someone, you would never intentionally hurt them. So my goal is to treat God like a TRUE friend and start FRESH! I refuse to hurt him any longer because of my selfishness to please my flesh. Yes I am human, but just as I make sacrifices to please my firneds, i will do the same for Christ!

Yes IMMA RADICAL =P

A spoken Word into your life! #IloveJesus

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I can't deny it... I love me some Jesus. I call him daddy, baby and homeboy. Why? Cuz I treat him like a friend.

I'm real with friends... If I lie to them (which is rarely) I let them know. If I mess up, i apologize.

I do the typical things to friends that you would expect to happen if you are given the title "friend".

After Listening to the 'Word' at the Concert Last Monday it made me realize How much I really love God and see him as a friend. Now those of you who agree with me on this will know that if you have a friend or love someone, you would never intentionally hurt them. So my goal is to treat God like a TRUE friend and start FRESH! I refuse to hurt him any longer because of my selfishness to please my flesh. Yes I am human, but just as I make sacrifices to please my firneds, i will do the same for Christ!

Yes IMMA RADICAL =P

Little One
No crying or tears to stream down the Fresh Face
No time to hear their first words or laugh at a burp
There won’t be rocking to Music or singing at night
Lullabies will be foreign to the non-formed ear drum
You can’t fathom the conversation of a lost voice
“Mommy I’m Scared,” will be fading words in the wee hours of the night
No one will be there to pull on your leg when you are busy
Regrets… you know none of
Not a regret of your decision that day or even that night when you chose not to use a condom
Why?
A decision has been made within a heart beat
The beating has come to an halt

No one will know of what could have been with her
No one will know of what could have been with him
The little One
It was what was best for you at that moment
You had school a job and a good life
Little one won’t have a chance to grow…to be
Little one won’t know what a difference they could have been
No one will be made happy with a new one in their arms
You can’t be thanked for giving a life to someone who was unable to produce
No occasional visits to the seed
Why?
I was an accomplice to a Murder!

-Cia.E

Little One #Poetry

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Little One
No crying or tears to stream down the Fresh Face
No time to hear their first words or laugh at a burp
There won’t be rocking to Music or singing at night
Lullabies will be foreign to the non-formed ear drum
You can’t fathom the conversation of a lost voice
“Mommy I’m Scared,” will be fading words in the wee hours of the night
No one will be there to pull on your leg when you are busy
Regrets… you know none of
Not a regret of your decision that day or even that night when you chose not to use a condom
Why?
A decision has been made within a heart beat
The beating has come to an halt

No one will know of what could have been with her
No one will know of what could have been with him
The little One
It was what was best for you at that moment
You had school a job and a good life
Little one won’t have a chance to grow…to be
Little one won’t know what a difference they could have been
No one will be made happy with a new one in their arms
You can’t be thanked for giving a life to someone who was unable to produce
No occasional visits to the seed
Why?
I was an accomplice to a Murder!

-Cia.E

Video Via Youtube

Grow #NaturalHair Fast!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Video Via Youtube

I absolutely Loved Drake before his "young money" movement. A song in particular that made it love at first hear was 'Closer to my Dreams'. Now of course lik many artists majority of the song was sampled.

The song he used was from Goapele's 'Closer'. Listen to her vocals as it carries you away.

Yes this is a throwback but the message still applies to today!

Adore her hair as well as you adore this song...

Closer to My Dreams

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I absolutely Loved Drake before his "young money" movement. A song in particular that made it love at first hear was 'Closer to my Dreams'. Now of course lik many artists majority of the song was sampled.

The song he used was from Goapele's 'Closer'. Listen to her vocals as it carries you away.

Yes this is a throwback but the message still applies to today!

Adore her hair as well as you adore this song...


Many people have been nagging me since the summer when I did this little study of mine, to post the video. I have to admit my video editting skills have been "RUSTIFIED" so please excuse the choppiness.
I interviewed just a few people and asked them some questions on hair during the month of July. Of course no one knew I was Natural back then because I had braids, if you remembered from my hair story.
These are Real people with Real opinions and none of it is staged.
I must have used this video as some sort of uplifting or insightful tool to get me through my "natural depression" stage of not revealing my hair!
Volume II will be here soon. Be on the look out!

#Naturalhair Studies Volume 1

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Many people have been nagging me since the summer when I did this little study of mine, to post the video. I have to admit my video editting skills have been "RUSTIFIED" so please excuse the choppiness.
I interviewed just a few people and asked them some questions on hair during the month of July. Of course no one knew I was Natural back then because I had braids, if you remembered from my hair story.
These are Real people with Real opinions and none of it is staged.
I must have used this video as some sort of uplifting or insightful tool to get me through my "natural depression" stage of not revealing my hair!
Volume II will be here soon. Be on the look out!

Never thought that question would feel so good! After 18 hours of hard work my head is looking like I loc’ed it up! Can you say mission accomplished? That’s right guys I finally did my yarn braids… the best part was that I did it on my own!

I am feeling so good about myself too. I often get stopped and people ask if the Africans did my hair and I say no, but this is of course after I convince them I didn’t grow these dreads! Lol

The minute I finished my last braid I felt relieved as if I had just finished giving birth.

All I know is that I am going to try my hardest to keep these braids in even though I miss Toni already =/

I have so many plans for Eve and I…

Who is Eve?

The alias of Toni of course… Eve is a name that stands for “living.” Living is definitely what I am doing and Toni as well, even though she is covered in this protective style.

Protective styles are styles that required your ends to be tucked away. These styles can range from pony tails, to wigs, buns, hair extensions etc you get the idea. This styling helps to improve healthy growth and ensure less breakage. It isn’t a easy pass though not to take care of your hair. Even though it is in a protective style it is still important to Deep condition and moisturizer your hair daily! It is a great style for you transitioning divas and those transitioning into the winter months with their natural hair.

My yarn braids are shoulder length (somewhat). I burned the ends and added just a few strands of brown to give it a highlighted effect! I am in love with these things guys!

Some Pros of Yarn Braids:

-They are light weight

-El Cheapo!

-Leaves your hair soft

-Very Manageable

-Versatile

Cons:

Non so far!

As I go deeper into my relationship with Eve I will keep you guys posted! Here is a video by BlackOnyx that I followed to do my yarn braids

You got dreads? & Eve

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Never thought that question would feel so good! After 18 hours of hard work my head is looking like I loc’ed it up! Can you say mission accomplished? That’s right guys I finally did my yarn braids… the best part was that I did it on my own!

I am feeling so good about myself too. I often get stopped and people ask if the Africans did my hair and I say no, but this is of course after I convince them I didn’t grow these dreads! Lol

The minute I finished my last braid I felt relieved as if I had just finished giving birth.

All I know is that I am going to try my hardest to keep these braids in even though I miss Toni already =/

I have so many plans for Eve and I…

Who is Eve?

The alias of Toni of course… Eve is a name that stands for “living.” Living is definitely what I am doing and Toni as well, even though she is covered in this protective style.

Protective styles are styles that required your ends to be tucked away. These styles can range from pony tails, to wigs, buns, hair extensions etc you get the idea. This styling helps to improve healthy growth and ensure less breakage. It isn’t a easy pass though not to take care of your hair. Even though it is in a protective style it is still important to Deep condition and moisturizer your hair daily! It is a great style for you transitioning divas and those transitioning into the winter months with their natural hair.

My yarn braids are shoulder length (somewhat). I burned the ends and added just a few strands of brown to give it a highlighted effect! I am in love with these things guys!

Some Pros of Yarn Braids:

-They are light weight

-El Cheapo!

-Leaves your hair soft

-Very Manageable

-Versatile

Cons:

Non so far!

As I go deeper into my relationship with Eve I will keep you guys posted! Here is a video by BlackOnyx that I followed to do my yarn braids

Fall into Action Naturally #Naturalhair

Friday, October 15, 2010

[Source]

You all know the show Extreme Makeover right? Well they treated a family to an extravagant house to match their extravagant hair!?

Can anyone tell me what's so special about this family?? C'mon you you guys got this! lol

All in the family! #naturalhair

Thursday, October 14, 2010

[Source]

You all know the show Extreme Makeover right? Well they treated a family to an extravagant house to match their extravagant hair!?

Can anyone tell me what's so special about this family?? C'mon you you guys got this! lol

Coco Chanel says....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Check out my lip-gloss (which by the way I am still waiting for to come out) diva Teyana Taylor, with her Report Steinway boots. She is walking in them so well here at the Fendi Boutique opening. Her hair is bare as her legs! I’m loving her hair that matches her style! =) [Source]

@TeyanaTaylor Lookin good head to toe!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Check out my lip-gloss (which by the way I am still waiting for to come out) diva Teyana Taylor, with her Report Steinway boots. She is walking in them so well here at the Fendi Boutique opening. Her hair is bare as her legs! I’m loving her hair that matches her style! =) [Source]

Introduce/Background info on yourself (preferably background on your Business as well)

My name is Genoa. For almost half of my life I've had an on again, off again relationship with relaxers. Our romance began when I was 14. I would go through long periods of growing it out and follow that up with relaxing again. At 18 I did my first bc. I shaved my head. I loved being natural, but ended up relaxing again. This pattern continued up until Dec 6 2008. It was during this current natural episode that my best friend Kemit and I began talking about starting a natural skin and hair line. Mora I. Naturals uses all natural ingredients to create products that good for your hair, skin, and wallet.

When did you decide to throw the relaxer out (if you did)?

My last relaxer was Dec 2008. Just prior to that re-touch, I had been doing research online about natural hair and stretching relaxers. I wasn't quite sure which way I was going. Jan of 2009 I made the decision to transition. I was approaching 30 and wanted to enter this decade chemical free.

What was your support system like once you went natural?

It was wonderful. Both of my sisters are natural, my mother had dreadlocks, so they were wondering what I was waiting for. My boyfriend at the time was very supportive. He couldn't understand why I went relaxed anyway. When he met me I had dreadlocks. He was crushed when I chopped them off. My co-workers were used to me always changing my hair styles, so they rolled with it as well.

How would you describe your hair journey so far?

I would have say that thus far the journey has instrumental to my personal growth. I no longer feel like my hair has to be "dealt" with. I dont feel like straight hair is better. I am in love with what is growing out of my scalp. As it grows and changes so do I.

You seem to be such a success business wise, what advice would you give someone trying to travel in your footsteps?

I think we have a ways to go before we are considered a success. I would say that it's important to start where you are now. You can always make up for what you dont know by either taking a class, or reading either the book or the information online. Start where you are. Dont wait for the day to come along when everything is perfect.

What has been one of your biggest obstacles so far in your career and how did you face it?

I am the biggest challenge I face. Once I get myself together and determine what direction I'm going in everything else follows. It doesn't come easy at first, but having a direction is a great start. I've gotten side tracked, but I wont give up.

When it comes to your hair, what do you find most challenging?

I've noticed that as it grows, the products and styles change and evolve as well. This is the longest my hair has been in some time. So I'm stretching myself trying to come up with staple styles and protective styles.

What keeps you motivated(pertaining to life/work/or hair)?

My mother passed away last year from liver disease, and my father died when I was 5. I want my parents to be proud the next time I see them.

Your hair is so beautiful, but what is the most craziest remark you have has received about your hair?

Most recently I had a friend ask me what I was mixed with, cause I didn't have nappy hair. I laughed, but people dont know about black hair actually being curly. I've slowly been educating my friend.

Any advice to the aspiring successful women out there/closing remarks?

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. - George Edward Woodberry

Check her Shop out at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoraINaturals

Afros & Artisans: Genoa's Goods @jinx1213

Introduce/Background info on yourself (preferably background on your Business as well)

My name is Genoa. For almost half of my life I've had an on again, off again relationship with relaxers. Our romance began when I was 14. I would go through long periods of growing it out and follow that up with relaxing again. At 18 I did my first bc. I shaved my head. I loved being natural, but ended up relaxing again. This pattern continued up until Dec 6 2008. It was during this current natural episode that my best friend Kemit and I began talking about starting a natural skin and hair line. Mora I. Naturals uses all natural ingredients to create products that good for your hair, skin, and wallet.

When did you decide to throw the relaxer out (if you did)?

My last relaxer was Dec 2008. Just prior to that re-touch, I had been doing research online about natural hair and stretching relaxers. I wasn't quite sure which way I was going. Jan of 2009 I made the decision to transition. I was approaching 30 and wanted to enter this decade chemical free.

What was your support system like once you went natural?

It was wonderful. Both of my sisters are natural, my mother had dreadlocks, so they were wondering what I was waiting for. My boyfriend at the time was very supportive. He couldn't understand why I went relaxed anyway. When he met me I had dreadlocks. He was crushed when I chopped them off. My co-workers were used to me always changing my hair styles, so they rolled with it as well.

How would you describe your hair journey so far?

I would have say that thus far the journey has instrumental to my personal growth. I no longer feel like my hair has to be "dealt" with. I dont feel like straight hair is better. I am in love with what is growing out of my scalp. As it grows and changes so do I.

You seem to be such a success business wise, what advice would you give someone trying to travel in your footsteps?

I think we have a ways to go before we are considered a success. I would say that it's important to start where you are now. You can always make up for what you dont know by either taking a class, or reading either the book or the information online. Start where you are. Dont wait for the day to come along when everything is perfect.

What has been one of your biggest obstacles so far in your career and how did you face it?

I am the biggest challenge I face. Once I get myself together and determine what direction I'm going in everything else follows. It doesn't come easy at first, but having a direction is a great start. I've gotten side tracked, but I wont give up.

When it comes to your hair, what do you find most challenging?

I've noticed that as it grows, the products and styles change and evolve as well. This is the longest my hair has been in some time. So I'm stretching myself trying to come up with staple styles and protective styles.

What keeps you motivated(pertaining to life/work/or hair)?

My mother passed away last year from liver disease, and my father died when I was 5. I want my parents to be proud the next time I see them.

Your hair is so beautiful, but what is the most craziest remark you have has received about your hair?

Most recently I had a friend ask me what I was mixed with, cause I didn't have nappy hair. I laughed, but people dont know about black hair actually being curly. I've slowly been educating my friend.

Any advice to the aspiring successful women out there/closing remarks?

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. - George Edward Woodberry

Check her Shop out at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoraINaturals

"Toni and I"

Knowing your hair is one of the best feelings you can experience whether you are a natural or not.

You know the saying, what may work for you may not work for me!

Well it is true. I have been so caught up in the media aspect of natural hair and scoping all the best selling products, which by the way has been running my pockets dry!, I have been ignoring what my hair really responds to.

I often times try a product and then wait for the outcome of something glorious, which never happens! I always think it’s me but on reality it is my hair not responding to what is actually being used.

It is month four of my first BC (month 2 for my second) and you know how you read about articles on ‘post BC dryness’? I definitely experienced that and still do. Now I always thought that it would pass but now it has seem to have gotten worse so it was time to stop drop and listen!

I went to curly nikki’s forum and posted “help I have dryness syndrome” and the amount of responses I received were all helpful. But there was one in particular that actually made a difference.

A fellow forum member suggested that my hair may not like the ingredients in the products I use… hmm sounds fitting right?

It turns out that I had been using a product in my hair that Toni didn’t like much. What was that product? Hello Hydration conditioner.

In the beginning I never really noticed what the problem was but after my switch to a different conditioner it was the feeling of a new beginning.

Hello Hydration may work as a wonderful conditioner for some because some people’s hairs don’t mind cones…Toni on the other hand…. Its like Iraq and America. Cones just don’t work for my hair anymore which is why this month my duty to Toni is to sift out the products in my product bin that contain Cones!

In no time Toni and I may be looking healthier than ever!

 

Listen To the Kinks! #naturalhair

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Toni and I"

Knowing your hair is one of the best feelings you can experience whether you are a natural or not.

You know the saying, what may work for you may not work for me!

Well it is true. I have been so caught up in the media aspect of natural hair and scoping all the best selling products, which by the way has been running my pockets dry!, I have been ignoring what my hair really responds to.

I often times try a product and then wait for the outcome of something glorious, which never happens! I always think it’s me but on reality it is my hair not responding to what is actually being used.

It is month four of my first BC (month 2 for my second) and you know how you read about articles on ‘post BC dryness’? I definitely experienced that and still do. Now I always thought that it would pass but now it has seem to have gotten worse so it was time to stop drop and listen!

I went to curly nikki’s forum and posted “help I have dryness syndrome” and the amount of responses I received were all helpful. But there was one in particular that actually made a difference.

A fellow forum member suggested that my hair may not like the ingredients in the products I use… hmm sounds fitting right?

It turns out that I had been using a product in my hair that Toni didn’t like much. What was that product? Hello Hydration conditioner.

In the beginning I never really noticed what the problem was but after my switch to a different conditioner it was the feeling of a new beginning.

Hello Hydration may work as a wonderful conditioner for some because some people’s hairs don’t mind cones…Toni on the other hand…. Its like Iraq and America. Cones just don’t work for my hair anymore which is why this month my duty to Toni is to sift out the products in my product bin that contain Cones!

In no time Toni and I may be looking healthier than ever!

 

My dreads are long and flowly and I whip them back and forth... But don't you dare come by me and scream "rastafri"...I am not Rastafarian!

I may rock my puff with bangles...But that does not give you the right to say "all right my sister, with your black panther sign"!

So many people take a look at natural hair beauties and thinkg hey, she must be african, or a black activists. Me personally... I rock my hair for me. Not to signify a collective group or to show my "power to the people side" (i do love the peopole though lol).

So how do you confront those that think they can judge your character or who you are because of your hairstyle?

'My name is not extoic sir... but you may call me Felicia'

"You may think you know me but you don't"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My dreads are long and flowly and I whip them back and forth... But don't you dare come by me and scream "rastafri"...I am not Rastafarian!

I may rock my puff with bangles...But that does not give you the right to say "all right my sister, with your black panther sign"!

So many people take a look at natural hair beauties and thinkg hey, she must be african, or a black activists. Me personally... I rock my hair for me. Not to signify a collective group or to show my "power to the people side" (i do love the peopole though lol).

So how do you confront those that think they can judge your character or who you are because of your hairstyle?

'My name is not extoic sir... but you may call me Felicia'

My High school Buddy, Vanessa, whom of which is so lovely by the way, is transitioning!

When I say i adore this girl i really do. No its not just because she is taking that step into the natural world, but its because she lives a life of versatility!

With her versatility comes her music ability! Her style is so decadent and takes a liking to Janelle Monae but with her own fantastic twist!

This is why I have chosen Vanessa this week for Artist of  the Week!

I promise you your ears will not go unpleased as you listen to this beautiful young lady!

Be sure to check her out on Twitter and Youtube as well!

Transitioning with music! @MusicofSoleil

Friday, October 8, 2010

My High school Buddy, Vanessa, whom of which is so lovely by the way, is transitioning!

When I say i adore this girl i really do. No its not just because she is taking that step into the natural world, but its because she lives a life of versatility!

With her versatility comes her music ability! Her style is so decadent and takes a liking to Janelle Monae but with her own fantastic twist!

This is why I have chosen Vanessa this week for Artist of  the Week!

I promise you your ears will not go unpleased as you listen to this beautiful young lady!

Be sure to check her out on Twitter and Youtube as well!

Curls need to POP!

Kinks need to coil..

So add these lovely things in your curl diet

Don't toil!

Always hard to have shinier coils ehh? Naturally Curly provides us with a list of ten great foods to help you body and hair on the world!

1. Ground flax seed or oil
2. Walnuts
3. Sunflower seeds
4. Olive oil
5. Evening primrose oil
6. Ginger
7. Prunes
8. Seafood
9. Apples
10. Chickpeas

Healthy foods for #Naturalhair

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Curls need to POP!

Kinks need to coil..

So add these lovely things in your curl diet

Don't toil!

Always hard to have shinier coils ehh? Naturally Curly provides us with a list of ten great foods to help you body and hair on the world!

1. Ground flax seed or oil
2. Walnuts
3. Sunflower seeds
4. Olive oil
5. Evening primrose oil
6. Ginger
7. Prunes
8. Seafood
9. Apples
10. Chickpeas

Sometimes you just have to love your hair! I love how they are repping a girl with some kinks!! OWW!!!

Sesame Street Hair Love #naturalhair

Sometimes you just have to love your hair! I love how they are repping a girl with some kinks!! OWW!!!

For quite some time I have been guilty of thinking Natural hair could only be used in the context of mainly African American people or people of Black Culture. Yes cuff me! But can you blame me?? So many sites out there only really promote the uplifting of blacks and embracing their roots. Is this because they are the ones that mainly use chemicals to alter their hair texture? Well... this may not be true.

Sometimes things that are blatantly in your face appear to be the most blinding! I have to say I am one of those who love the internet community and natural hair, but Naturally Curly is one of those sites that are not just geared to blacks but everyone! I glorify them for that, because there on the site you can see the different types of hairs from curly to wavy. You may think, so what… a lot of non-blacks have naturally curly hair! NOT TRUE!

There have been two instances this week that has opened my eyes to such situations.

Instance one: I am talking to my friend about her scare on getting her hair relaxed. No, its not because she never had a relaxer but it’s because we attend a predominately white school and all their stylist are not trained to deal with ethnic hair. So we are there joking around about her hair falling out and her friend, who is Hispanic by the way, says “yes I need to touch my roots up as well because my natural hair is starting to show, I need a relaxer” I quite frankly was blown! In this in part was due to my ignorance.

Instance 2: I am in my college dorm bathroom (yuckie yes), and my friend who is Caucasian, comes in and says, “Whatchya doing?” Of course I’m in the bathroom making up concoctions for my hair, and I say “just some gel moisturizer” Then she goes on to say how she hates her hair! She is like she has tried everything from perms to relaxers and she just can’t stand it and wants her natural hair back. Once again the wind blew me... this time to the Bermuda triangle!


I give you these instances just to show you how the Natural hair community needs to be expanded to everyone and we should not overlook others just because their melanin is a little lighter. Yes I may sound like I am dealing with internal issues, and you know what... I am. But I think I may be the fist to admit it..I sometimes envied peoples' hair either because it was curly or straight.. who would have known it wasn't natural? And there are so many Natruals that are non black out there who loved to feel embraced and proud about their hair as well! So from now on I will not covet thy neighbor’s straight hair or curly hair, because you never know what chemicals they have in it.

You guys also be sure to enter in the 31 days giveaway on Naturally Curly. Its free stuff! Who doesn’t love that!

That’s my piece

Cia.E

Natural is Natural... #naturalhair

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

For quite some time I have been guilty of thinking Natural hair could only be used in the context of mainly African American people or people of Black Culture. Yes cuff me! But can you blame me?? So many sites out there only really promote the uplifting of blacks and embracing their roots. Is this because they are the ones that mainly use chemicals to alter their hair texture? Well... this may not be true.

Sometimes things that are blatantly in your face appear to be the most blinding! I have to say I am one of those who love the internet community and natural hair, but Naturally Curly is one of those sites that are not just geared to blacks but everyone! I glorify them for that, because there on the site you can see the different types of hairs from curly to wavy. You may think, so what… a lot of non-blacks have naturally curly hair! NOT TRUE!

There have been two instances this week that has opened my eyes to such situations.

Instance one: I am talking to my friend about her scare on getting her hair relaxed. No, its not because she never had a relaxer but it’s because we attend a predominately white school and all their stylist are not trained to deal with ethnic hair. So we are there joking around about her hair falling out and her friend, who is Hispanic by the way, says “yes I need to touch my roots up as well because my natural hair is starting to show, I need a relaxer” I quite frankly was blown! In this in part was due to my ignorance.

Instance 2: I am in my college dorm bathroom (yuckie yes), and my friend who is Caucasian, comes in and says, “Whatchya doing?” Of course I’m in the bathroom making up concoctions for my hair, and I say “just some gel moisturizer” Then she goes on to say how she hates her hair! She is like she has tried everything from perms to relaxers and she just can’t stand it and wants her natural hair back. Once again the wind blew me... this time to the Bermuda triangle!


I give you these instances just to show you how the Natural hair community needs to be expanded to everyone and we should not overlook others just because their melanin is a little lighter. Yes I may sound like I am dealing with internal issues, and you know what... I am. But I think I may be the fist to admit it..I sometimes envied peoples' hair either because it was curly or straight.. who would have known it wasn't natural? And there are so many Natruals that are non black out there who loved to feel embraced and proud about their hair as well! So from now on I will not covet thy neighbor’s straight hair or curly hair, because you never know what chemicals they have in it.

You guys also be sure to enter in the 31 days giveaway on Naturally Curly. Its free stuff! Who doesn’t love that!

That’s my piece

Cia.E

Hey there, I go by the hair alias “aJwitaFro” (aj with a fro) online but my real name is Ajoke. I’ve been active in the natural hair online world for quite a number of years and I’ve had the privilege of seeing the community grow and evolve over time. It wasn’t until I recently decided to take my hair journey seriously (in like April) that I thought it would be a good idea to start a blog about natural hair care, sharing my hair journey, and other things related to living your best life.

Currently, I’m also a Bachelor of Commerce student and aspiring entrepreneur alongside running my blog.

When did you decide to throw the relaxer out (if you did)?

Well, interestingly enough I was natural until I was 10 when I got a relaxer for a wedding. I got relaxers until I was around 13 or so but due to the fact that I really didn’t like the way my hair looked with a relaxer, it never grew passed a certain length and I didn’t know how to take care of it properly, I decided to transition back to my natural hair.

I ended up getting a texturizer back in 2007 which forced me to do the big chop. Now, here I am in September 2010 and minus a few setbacks I have fully natural collar bone length hair.

What was your support system like once you went natural?

I literally had NO support system when I first went natural. I was going into the eighth grade at the time and although my mom was/ is natural, she’s very relaxed about hair care so there wasn’t really anyone to “show me the ropes” when it comes to proper natural hair care practices.

Thankfully, I wore my hair in braids most of the time and when I was fully transitioned, the only style I knew how to do with my natural hair was an afro puff.

How would you describe your hair journey so far?

Well, I can say that looking back I’ve made a lot of mistakes mostly due to a lack of proper information. Simple things that make such a big difference for my hair like wearing a satin bonnet to sleep or only detangling while your hair is damp/wet with product only came into my hair care regimen within the last like year of being natural. At this point, although I have definitely made some positive improvements with my hair I still think I have a lot to learn and my hair journey isn’t complete. I still want to learn a lot more styling techniques and try out products specifically made for curly, black natural hair.

Right now, I use a pretty basic set of products. I do try new products often but I wait until the containers are empty (usually) before I buy something else to try and I always have my staple products handy. Here are some of my go to products right now:

  • Shampoo: Organix Coconut shampoo
  • Oils I like: Extra virgin Olive Oil, virgin Coconut Oil, & Castor Oil. I have a lot of other oils lying around that I do use from time to time but these are definitely my staple oils.
  • Deep Conditioner: homemade mix of HEHH, olive oil, vegetable glycerine, and coconut oil. This mix is actually super moisturizing and I highly recommend it. There is a rough “recipe” for it on my blog ;-)
  • Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration for co washes and detangling Leave-in: Carefree Curl Gold Curl Activator or Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine

I also have a shea butter mix that I made with my Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine, it’s good but the product could definitely use some tweaking. I’m very interested in making a perfect homemade shea butter mix for twists and sealing in moisture.

I’m also very interested in Ayurvedic hair care practices so I use body art quality henna in my hair ever 1-1.5 weeks. I will definitely be trying a lot more oils and powders to see how they work with my hair.

When it comes to your hair, what do you find most challenging?

I think that not being lazy with my hair is definitely a challenge, it’s easy to pass out on the bed without wearing your bonnet every so often but those little mistakes add up especially when you’re trying to achieve hair goals. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to that as well. I’m also not a very high maintenance person so although I like to look cute, I don’t like taking excessive amounts of time to style my hair. Again, I’m sure there are people out there who can relate to this but I know that it’s important to practice styling my hair because it becomes easier over time with practice.

Lastly, working with multiple curl patterns/ hair textures is a challenge. The curls at the very back of my head or “the kitchen” as it’s also referred to is much looser than the curls on the rest of my head. It’s kind of like a 3c while the rest is a mix of 4a/b textures. The curls hang really loose so it makes my hair harder to style sometimes when I want to leave it out because it just acts differently than the rest of my hair.

But aside from that, I’m pretty well versed at the basics of caring for my hair and treating it well.

What keeps you motivated (pertaining to life/work/or hair)?

I think it’s really important to have goals in all areas of your life. A lot of times we want to achieve things or become this great person but if you don’t specify what it is you want to accomplish it makes it that much harder to get there. I find this hard to keep up with sometimes but I’ve seen how it has helped to not only keep me motivated but make it easier to achieve certain things.

So, my advice would be to lay out some specific goals that you want to accomplish, they may be related to hair or other things in life; for example, “lose 6lbs in the next 3 weeks” or “reach shoulder length hair by December 31st”. Make sure that these goals are specific AND realistic. You won’t achieve your goals or even move close to them if they’re not realistic because you won’t believe you can actually achieve it and therefore you’re likely to give up before you even try. It’s also important to layout an ACTION PLAN for how you intend on achieving all of your individual goals so you can actually see what you need to do daily, weekly, monthly, etc to get there.

Have worthwhile goals and surround yourself with people who believe in those goals/ dreams to keep you motivated. If you don’t have friends around you physically who are motivational, then find people online that you can connect and grow with.

Your hair is so beautiful, but what is the craziest remark you have received about your hair?

Haha, this is a good question. I think it’s really funny when people ask me if I have dreads when I clearly DO NOT have dreads. Like I have nothing against locs at all and I think they’re beautiful but I don’t understand how someone can confuse normal natural hair with dreadlocks, it just doesn’t make sense to me lol. But well, people are funny and they enjoy their ignorance. It’s entertaining for me sometimes too but sometimes it can be a bit much lol.

I also have just had people make really rude or negative comments about my hair maybe if I didn’t style it super nice or something. I think we’ve all experienced this at one point in time or another; it’s kind of inevitable when you’re surrounded by people who are literally uncomfortable with even the idea of natural hair. But I just think that people should really learn to be nice about it and not make outwardly rude comments to your face.

Any advice to the aspiring successful natural haired women out there/closing remarks?

Stay confident along your hair journey, set hair goals, try and learn about hair care in “edible” quantities so you don’t get overwhelmed, learn from people who have a similar/ the same hair type as you and make sure that you stay strong and ENJOY the journey!

A wise someone once said, “I want to become a millionaire, not for the money but for the person I’ll become”. I believe the same thing can be applied to natural hair, the journey isn’t easy but you learn a lot about yourself and the people around you and it’s a great opportunity to grow as a person. Use the opportunity to change your life in more ways than just hair.

Where can we find you on the net?

My home on the web is my blog: http://www.ajwitafro.com everyone is welcome to leave a comment and come say hi :-D

I’m also VERY active on Twitter so feel free to follow me and converse about hair or just general chat: http://www.twitter.com/ajwitafro

I really enjoyed this interview, thank you so much for featuring me! Good luck to everyone on their individual hair and life journeys.

TFK: Ajoke's Edition @ajwitafro

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hey there, I go by the hair alias “aJwitaFro” (aj with a fro) online but my real name is Ajoke. I’ve been active in the natural hair online world for quite a number of years and I’ve had the privilege of seeing the community grow and evolve over time. It wasn’t until I recently decided to take my hair journey seriously (in like April) that I thought it would be a good idea to start a blog about natural hair care, sharing my hair journey, and other things related to living your best life.

Currently, I’m also a Bachelor of Commerce student and aspiring entrepreneur alongside running my blog.

When did you decide to throw the relaxer out (if you did)?

Well, interestingly enough I was natural until I was 10 when I got a relaxer for a wedding. I got relaxers until I was around 13 or so but due to the fact that I really didn’t like the way my hair looked with a relaxer, it never grew passed a certain length and I didn’t know how to take care of it properly, I decided to transition back to my natural hair.

I ended up getting a texturizer back in 2007 which forced me to do the big chop. Now, here I am in September 2010 and minus a few setbacks I have fully natural collar bone length hair.

What was your support system like once you went natural?

I literally had NO support system when I first went natural. I was going into the eighth grade at the time and although my mom was/ is natural, she’s very relaxed about hair care so there wasn’t really anyone to “show me the ropes” when it comes to proper natural hair care practices.

Thankfully, I wore my hair in braids most of the time and when I was fully transitioned, the only style I knew how to do with my natural hair was an afro puff.

How would you describe your hair journey so far?

Well, I can say that looking back I’ve made a lot of mistakes mostly due to a lack of proper information. Simple things that make such a big difference for my hair like wearing a satin bonnet to sleep or only detangling while your hair is damp/wet with product only came into my hair care regimen within the last like year of being natural. At this point, although I have definitely made some positive improvements with my hair I still think I have a lot to learn and my hair journey isn’t complete. I still want to learn a lot more styling techniques and try out products specifically made for curly, black natural hair.

Right now, I use a pretty basic set of products. I do try new products often but I wait until the containers are empty (usually) before I buy something else to try and I always have my staple products handy. Here are some of my go to products right now:

  • Shampoo: Organix Coconut shampoo
  • Oils I like: Extra virgin Olive Oil, virgin Coconut Oil, & Castor Oil. I have a lot of other oils lying around that I do use from time to time but these are definitely my staple oils.
  • Deep Conditioner: homemade mix of HEHH, olive oil, vegetable glycerine, and coconut oil. This mix is actually super moisturizing and I highly recommend it. There is a rough “recipe” for it on my blog ;-)
  • Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration for co washes and detangling Leave-in: Carefree Curl Gold Curl Activator or Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine

I also have a shea butter mix that I made with my Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine, it’s good but the product could definitely use some tweaking. I’m very interested in making a perfect homemade shea butter mix for twists and sealing in moisture.

I’m also very interested in Ayurvedic hair care practices so I use body art quality henna in my hair ever 1-1.5 weeks. I will definitely be trying a lot more oils and powders to see how they work with my hair.

When it comes to your hair, what do you find most challenging?

I think that not being lazy with my hair is definitely a challenge, it’s easy to pass out on the bed without wearing your bonnet every so often but those little mistakes add up especially when you’re trying to achieve hair goals. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to that as well. I’m also not a very high maintenance person so although I like to look cute, I don’t like taking excessive amounts of time to style my hair. Again, I’m sure there are people out there who can relate to this but I know that it’s important to practice styling my hair because it becomes easier over time with practice.

Lastly, working with multiple curl patterns/ hair textures is a challenge. The curls at the very back of my head or “the kitchen” as it’s also referred to is much looser than the curls on the rest of my head. It’s kind of like a 3c while the rest is a mix of 4a/b textures. The curls hang really loose so it makes my hair harder to style sometimes when I want to leave it out because it just acts differently than the rest of my hair.

But aside from that, I’m pretty well versed at the basics of caring for my hair and treating it well.

What keeps you motivated (pertaining to life/work/or hair)?

I think it’s really important to have goals in all areas of your life. A lot of times we want to achieve things or become this great person but if you don’t specify what it is you want to accomplish it makes it that much harder to get there. I find this hard to keep up with sometimes but I’ve seen how it has helped to not only keep me motivated but make it easier to achieve certain things.

So, my advice would be to lay out some specific goals that you want to accomplish, they may be related to hair or other things in life; for example, “lose 6lbs in the next 3 weeks” or “reach shoulder length hair by December 31st”. Make sure that these goals are specific AND realistic. You won’t achieve your goals or even move close to them if they’re not realistic because you won’t believe you can actually achieve it and therefore you’re likely to give up before you even try. It’s also important to layout an ACTION PLAN for how you intend on achieving all of your individual goals so you can actually see what you need to do daily, weekly, monthly, etc to get there.

Have worthwhile goals and surround yourself with people who believe in those goals/ dreams to keep you motivated. If you don’t have friends around you physically who are motivational, then find people online that you can connect and grow with.

Your hair is so beautiful, but what is the craziest remark you have received about your hair?

Haha, this is a good question. I think it’s really funny when people ask me if I have dreads when I clearly DO NOT have dreads. Like I have nothing against locs at all and I think they’re beautiful but I don’t understand how someone can confuse normal natural hair with dreadlocks, it just doesn’t make sense to me lol. But well, people are funny and they enjoy their ignorance. It’s entertaining for me sometimes too but sometimes it can be a bit much lol.

I also have just had people make really rude or negative comments about my hair maybe if I didn’t style it super nice or something. I think we’ve all experienced this at one point in time or another; it’s kind of inevitable when you’re surrounded by people who are literally uncomfortable with even the idea of natural hair. But I just think that people should really learn to be nice about it and not make outwardly rude comments to your face.

Any advice to the aspiring successful natural haired women out there/closing remarks?

Stay confident along your hair journey, set hair goals, try and learn about hair care in “edible” quantities so you don’t get overwhelmed, learn from people who have a similar/ the same hair type as you and make sure that you stay strong and ENJOY the journey!

A wise someone once said, “I want to become a millionaire, not for the money but for the person I’ll become”. I believe the same thing can be applied to natural hair, the journey isn’t easy but you learn a lot about yourself and the people around you and it’s a great opportunity to grow as a person. Use the opportunity to change your life in more ways than just hair.

Where can we find you on the net?

My home on the web is my blog: http://www.ajwitafro.com everyone is welcome to leave a comment and come say hi :-D

I’m also VERY active on Twitter so feel free to follow me and converse about hair or just general chat: http://www.twitter.com/ajwitafro

I really enjoyed this interview, thank you so much for featuring me! Good luck to everyone on their individual hair and life journeys.

So while doing my dose of youtube, i found a video on Eurocentrism. There was this interesting video where a guy did a commentary on a video that was made on "natural hair". There is an african american female who does not like natural hair, and likes having "good hair". What's your take on this issue!?

"we cant see the beauty in who we are"... #naturalhair

Monday, October 4, 2010

So while doing my dose of youtube, i found a video on Eurocentrism. There was this interesting video where a guy did a commentary on a video that was made on "natural hair". There is an african american female who does not like natural hair, and likes having "good hair". What's your take on this issue!?

A more indepth review to come with my second trial! I am determined to make this work!

Kimmaytube's Leave In conditioner Trial! #naturalhair

A more indepth review to come with my second trial! I am determined to make this work!

Check out these two videos about loving your TWA and natural hair. I must agree with blackonyx.... people now see the real ME because i don't have weave or long hair anymore to hide behind! See what these two lovely ladies have to say!

I feel inspired! #naturalhair

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Check out these two videos about loving your TWA and natural hair. I must agree with blackonyx.... people now see the real ME because i don't have weave or long hair anymore to hide behind! See what these two lovely ladies have to say!

While on Twitter i always love to see input from other naturals as myself as to what they think when it comes to hair.

My random question this time was: "Why should you stay natural!??"

I know being natural can be hard sometimes and it you just want to throw in the towel but @Madimom15 seems to have a different outlook.

She says you should stay natural because:

  1. Natural Hair is healthy hair
  2. When you embrace your Natural hair, you are embracing what God gave you
  3. Jumping in the shower at your boyfriend's house =P
  4. Having Natural hair makes you fall in love with yourself everyday!
  5. Natural hair mean thick long hair!

 

Thanks MadiMom for your answers! I hope you all are encourage today by her answers and i question you this.... What are your top five reasons to staying or becoming natural?

'Why Stay Natural' as told by @Madimom15 #naturalhair

Saturday, October 2, 2010

While on Twitter i always love to see input from other naturals as myself as to what they think when it comes to hair.

My random question this time was: "Why should you stay natural!??"

I know being natural can be hard sometimes and it you just want to throw in the towel but @Madimom15 seems to have a different outlook.

She says you should stay natural because:

  1. Natural Hair is healthy hair
  2. When you embrace your Natural hair, you are embracing what God gave you
  3. Jumping in the shower at your boyfriend's house =P
  4. Having Natural hair makes you fall in love with yourself everyday!
  5. Natural hair mean thick long hair!

 

Thanks MadiMom for your answers! I hope you all are encourage today by her answers and i question you this.... What are your top five reasons to staying or becoming natural?

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