Showing posts from August, 2010

$1 Million Locks

Source: Sports News According to the Associated Press, Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamala’s locks have been insured by Head and Shoulders for $1 million. Now those are some special three feet long locks! Check them out. His Samoan curls are gorgeous. Related articles by Zemanta Head & Shoulders Insures Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu's Hair for $1 Million (

A Male's Perspective of Natural Hair (Video)

Saying Goodbye to the Relaxer?

Image by lovers v haters via Flickr I read something posted by Miss Jessie’s that says surveys suggest that by 2011, relaxer usage will decline 23%. That is a big drop! So, why the big decline? Are more women realizing the versatility and beauty of their hair? Is it a fad? Is it rebellion? Is it that we are learning just how unhealthy the relaxer is? Or, maybe it’s all of the above? Whatever the case, I’m proud to be a part of the movement! Why do you think more women are saying goodbye to the relaxer?

Twists for Girls

Here, I tested out my skills on the lil Miss!

Two Strand Twist Video

Random Dancing By My Son (Video)

Banana Hair Mask

Making Curls Last 3 weeks (Video)

Common Ingredients in Hair-Care Products

If any of you naturalistas like to know what you are putting in your hair, here is a great article by naturally curly that will give you a lot of info on what some of those "hard to pronounce" ingredients are: P.S. A little hint from Curly Nikki....Get your product to look at all those foreign words then pull the article up and hit ctrl+F to type in the words!

Apple Cidar Vinegar Treatment

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a great addition to your hair routine. It’s no secret and its benefits are ancient in use. Hair acidity levels are between 4.5 and 5.5, which is very close to apple ACV (2.9). A lot of the products are heavy alkaline and are harsh on our hair. ACV balances out the pH levels in hair and get rid of the product build up. ACV has also been known to help with dandruff, hair loss, itchy scalp, and hair lice. It can be used once or twice a week or how you see fit. I apply to my hair every third wash. 1. Mix 1 Tbl spoon to 1 cup of warm distilled water. You can use a spray bottle or a squeeze bottle 2. Apply to hair and scalp after shampooing. Cover with shower cap for 30 min to 1 hour 3. Condition afterwards

Celebrity Glam: Esperanza Spalding

2010 Noble Peace Prize Concert You may remember Esperanza Spalding from this year’s BET 2010 Award’s show. This bilingual 25-year old jazz bassist, singer, and professor, has a sound that will serenade you. I love Precious and I Know You Know from her 2008 album Esperanza . We love her over-sized fro right?!

Olive Oil

Olive oil is great for the hair. It contains the acting antioxidant vitamin E. It leaves your hair stronger and with a beautiful shine. Extra virgin olive oil is always the best to yous because it has been cold pressed and doesn't contain chemicals. You can find extra virgin olive oil just about anywhere these days. Check your grocery store or organic food stores. Here is a great pre-treatment you can follow: Treat it like a hot oil treatment. Sit it into a bowl of warm water for a few minutes Apply oil to dry hair. Be sure to cover scalp as well Afterwards, apply a shower cap and wrap it with a warm towel for approx. 30 min. (or cover with shower cap only and take a shower) Remove cap and preoceed to shampoo and condition as usual BTW, did I mention that you can buy some right here from this site?

Naomi Campbell's Hair Whoas

At one of Naomi's latest photo shoot, her apparent case of Traction Alopecia is causing a buzz in the hair world. This condition comes from tension or "pulling" of the hair over a long period of time. Styles such as braids and hair weave contribute. It is very prevelent in the African American community. If caught early, this condition is repairable, but if not, it can be permanent damage. Hopefully in Naomi's case it isn't. So, ladies "take cur of yo hur". Extensions, braids, kinky twist, etc are great to wear, but let your scalp and hair rest afterward.

Ouidad's 4 Minute Curls Rake and Shake Contest

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Alicia Keys' Wedding Hair Style

Its no secret that Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz were wedded on July 31, 2010 at a private residence overlooking the beautiful Medditerranean Sea, but look at this nataral mommy-to-be's classic chignon. She topped it with a gorgeous custom made jeweled headpiece designed by Jacob the Jeweler. For more celebrity naturals, click here

The Beautiful Janelle Monae

We all love the new sound of Bad Boy's artist Janelle Monae, but check out her fly tresses!

Age Catches Up To Lauren Hill

Age Catches Up To Lauren Hill What do you think of this article? Comment below!

History of the Relaxer

Eleven years is how long I spent putting a relaxer in my head. All of the many relaxers I have slathered or had someone else slather in my head have cost approximately $3000, and that is only the relaxer. In July of 2009 I decided that enough was enough. I was tired of my hair breaking and not growing to its fullest potential, split ends, and chemical burns. I wanted my hair to be the way it was intended to be.

Bantu Knot Out

What you will need: Styling cream (Miss Jessies, Curls, Jane Carter Solutions, etc) Rat tail comb Spray bottle of water Hair pins (optional)

Black Soap

Today I bought my first bar of African Black Soap! I have watched many videos and read many articles on its special enhancing properties. So some of you may ask, what is black soap and how can it help me (so did I)? It is brownish-black in color and it really doesn't have a scent. If I could decribe it, I would used "earthy" Black Soap comes from plantain skin. It contains a natural source of vitamins A & E and iron. (Plantain is a popular food in Africa, South America & other parts of the world. It resembles a banana but it does not taste like a banana, and has to be cooked before eating). The skin of the plantain is dried by sun and then roasted in a clay oven. Some recipes use Cocoa Pod (the shell of the Cocoa fruit) instead of plantain skins. Others use both the Cocoa Pod and plantain skins.