"Don't remove the kinnks from your hair, remove them from your brain. ~Marcus Garvey
Hair Craft Project

Hair Craft Project

I got my hair styled.
Not “done”, because my hair does not need fixing, and is not broken.
Chaundra Lockstar styled my hair of Naturals Salon.
Here is the pic she posted of…

Hair Craft Project
Sasheer Zamata on SNL

Sasheer Zamata on SNL

I watch Saturday Night Live - I don't always get the jokes. The episode with Kerry Washington was hilarious! Let's admit it, diversity of any kind is just more interesting.…

Sasheer Zamata on SNL
Naturally Happy Hair

Naturally Happy Hair

So, have you seen it yet?  Naturally Happy Hair Magazine! Natural Hair & Lifestyle...

Look how happy my hair is while I read the pages...

The first edition is the spring edition-…

Naturally Happy Hair
The Truth Natural Hair Brunch

The Truth Natural Hair Brunch Review

What does the truth mean to you?

For me, the truth means finding an inner peace.  Our event on April 20th, used natural hair as a vehicle to help others find…

The Truth Natural Hair Brunch Review
Richmond Natural Hair Brunch

The Truth about The Truth Bruch (Richmond Vir…

Forgive me, i have not been completely clear about the intentions for The Truth Brunch.

See, it does not matter WHY or WHEN you went natural. It does even matter if…

The Truth about The Truth Bruch (Richmond Vir…
Hairstory Natural Hair Salon Rancho Cucamonga CA

Natural Hair Salon: Hairstory Rancho Cucamong…

Special Thanks to Imani Nash-Bey, Owner and Senior Certified Sisterlock Consultant of Hairstory Natural Hair Salon.  Ms. Imani took the time to answer questions and give us an inside look…

Natural Hair Salon: Hairstory Rancho Cucamong…
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Why I Love Oprah

I missed Oprah’s Good Hair episode, but I enjoyed internet snippets.  I agree with Afrobella describing Oprah’s episode as balanced, unlike Tyra’s.

Thank Yous…
Chris Rock, Kudos for starting a dialogue on our dirty little secret, hair.  I have not yet seen the documentary but have heard mixed reviews.  I am waiting to see it October 23rd in Maryland.

Solange, thanks for keeping it real and saying… Yes, I am allowed to have a long straight weave in the future, but I embrace me right now.  That’s what it’s really about—Embracing You.  Besides, you can save a few thousand dollars by just going natural!!  But really mom, why was her hair permed at 4 years old? No wonder she was paying $50k a year to maintain a straight long look.  Seems like their are serious “standards” that are expected within that family…just like so many across America.

—Oprah, thanks for addressing this issue.  The truth is that this very real Black issue, is really an everyone issue.  People everywhere are obsessed with their looks, and improving them to look “better”.  Unfortunately for the majority of the world, “better” means pale skin, blonde, straight, long hair.  So if you’re like me, with very kinky hair that shrinks at any given opportunity, it is an upward battle to maintain a straight hair-do.

Thanks All Natural Blog: Video for shedding light on how the term “Good Hair” was used.  Maybe I missed this through my internet snippets, but Kimmay explains that the term “Good Hair” was refered to as relaxed and weaved hair instead of naturally long and curly (like bi-racial hair).  Hmmm, very interesting.  I’m guessing Oprah didn’t want to open the can of worms of our Color Complex.  (great book by the way)

Straight Hair
Many people may not believe me when I say, I strongly believe straight hair is a-okay!  I dooo believe, that before anyone commits to constant straight hair, you should wear/embrace your natural hair.  Don’t enslave yourself to one hair-do.  If you rather wear your hair straight, fine… but at least you love your natural hair, and prefer it straight.  If you’re like me, my kinky hair draws up so much, it takes so much time and energy to keep it straight—I really have to wonder if it is worth it.  One thing that is very real, is the Relaxer’s harmful chemical side effects.  So one should consider, is the hairstyle worth the chemical exposure?

Other Links You May Like:
* Oprah Hair Photo Gallery

 

 

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