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 their own inner peace through self acceptance.
Our intimate brunch started with networking, socializing and sharing stories of growth and transition.
Lots, Lots of Giveaways!
Special thanks to…
…gift boxes from My Sistahs Keeper
…gift bags by Adiva Naturals
…Black Earth Products loot bags filled with sample products
…The Rasta Group for tees, full size products and samples
…Dramas of a Bald Head Queen
Of course we gave away Kinnks Totes!
Very Special thanks, love and appreciation to our presenters!!
Our fabulous presenters dropped serious facts, opinion and knowledge to the Brown women in the room.
Angela Elizabeth shared The Scientific Truth About Hair.
Our bodies are made of millions of cells, and need to be nourished accordingly.
Kenyada was all about The Truth about being a Naturalista. She discussed the importance of staying grounded and being aware of “crutches” you may use to hide your insecurities. Your strongest hair is around your crown. Around your CROWN!
Nadira provided the last presentation discussing The Truth about hair products. liontress32 summed up Nadira’s product ingredients dos and donts nicely on her blog Whimsoulcal.
M Bistro served fabulous culinary expressions. I had cheesy Shrimp N Grits.
I definitely need to go back and have them again!
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 you hair labeled 4b, 9a, nappy, curly or kinnky. It doesn’t even matter how you style or rock your twist, or twa.
What IS important, is that going natural CAN be an internal transition.
The internal transition is an on-going process, but it starts with three basic acknowledgments.
Science of Hair – How does your diet effect your hair growth? Is there a magic product that will define my curl pattern? How is important is my hair type? Do I really need a stylist’s advice about my hair?
History of Hair – Why do we “go” natural, when is the way we are born? What did it mean 5, 30, or 100 years ago to be seen with tight coils? Does wearing a relaxer in 2013 mean you are trying to assimilate?
Embracing Your Hair – Did I go natural for myself or others? Did I go natural because i wanted (fill in the blanks) hair, and not my own?
On April 20th, the truth brunch is focusing on Acknowledgment #1. The truth about hair through facts. Facts from highly knowledgeable, Richmond based women who know their stuff!
Angela Elizabeth, Holistic Health Practitioner, Biologist, Herbalist, & Educator of the Holistic Sciences will discuss The Science of Hair.
Kenyada, is a Virginia licensed cosmetologist, instructor and blogger focusing on the care of natural hair will discuss The Truth About Being a Naturalista.
Oh yeah, and me Lady Kinnks, the facilitator.
Our goal is to provide a forum of facts to debunk myths. To get you back to self discovery through your own hair and history.
I am guilty of not staying on track with what is important about rocking my own natural crown. I have asked myself, “If only my hair…”
That is why it was so important for us to create a forum that takes us back to what is important. Internal growth. The truth is, we’re using hair as a subject – but it is much deeper than hair.
Thank you to for your emails, and messages – ticket sales have been extended until Wednesday 4/17/2013.
Peace, Love & Shea Butter
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 into their exclusive natural hair salon…
How large is your team?
We currently have a team of five consultants that range from trainees to certified consultants.
Do you exclusively style natural hair?
Currently, our staff only styles natural hair. We do not perform chemical services. However, some clients prefer to go to a colorist and return to us for the styling and maintenance of their hair.
What is your natural hair specialty?
Hairstory Natural Hair Salon specializes in Sisterlocks, Brotherlocks, traditional locks, twists, children styling, transitioning and other natural styles.
How long have you been doing natural hair?
I have been doing natural hair for over 12 years.
What inspired you to do so?
I wanted to provide an alternative to the traditional hair shop and provide a natural hair salon that focuses on helping you become a more natural you.
What makes your salon stand out from others?
Hairstory Natural Hair Salon is different than any other salon because you will receive specialized one-on-one attention. We work by appointments only to make sure you are getting all the attention you need to help you be a better you. There is no waiting at Hairstory. At our Salon, you will find a relaxing, comforting and professional environment to help you unwind. It is also a great place to network and meet many other Sisterlock clients. Additionally, we service men (yes there are Brotherlocks), women and specialize in children. We believe in respecting your privacy, as a result we offer a separate back room for any client that would like a more private environment.
If you could be any natural hairstyle – what would it be any why?
Sisterlocks, of course! Sisterlocks lets you take full advantage of your own natural hair. They give you the choice to maintain many different styling options. Sisterlocks makes those bad hair days, good hair days with less maintenance and fuss.
Do you have hair envy for any natural hair celebrities?
Not at all, I love seeing the different styles and flexibility that our hair has to offer.
What do you think about the upward trend of natural hair?
I am excited to see it return to mainstream media and in our everyday lives. It is good to see people embrace who they truly are.
What type of suggestions do you have for healthy natural hair?
Make sure that you communicate regularly with your consultant. Go with the finest and seasoned veterans who know what is best for your hair and that have a success record of long-term happy clients.
Hairstory motto: “Our hairstory has deep rooted history!”
I received an email from Houston based musician David Sha telling me about his anthem for Natural Hair – “Her Hair”
The video begins with my favorite quote
I’ve decided that in 2013 I will NOT just listen to music that is entertaining, but music that tells a story, is positive and uplifting.
Happy Hump Day!
I am a strong beliver that once you go natural, your world changes. Not just because of your hair style – but a new desire to live healthier than you did before.
Co-owner of Natural Resources Salon, and creator of Earth’s Nector – Tamika is no joke!
She knows her stuff. I’ve tried to watch ALL of Tamika video, and believe me there are many. The videos alone demonstrate her creativity for natural hair styles, innovation for diy products and the actual knowledge of the science behind product benefits.
We’re happy to feature
Name and What do you do at your salon… (owner, stylist, etc)
My Name is Tamika Fletcher and I the co-owner and a stylist at Natural Resources Salon.
What inspired you to do so [co-own Natural Resources Salon]?
When I went natural the DIY approach was close to my only option. I recognized a need for quality natural hair service as well as natural products that were natural and worked without excess chemicals and fillers. I also recognized the need for general natural hair education. Most cosmetology curriculum begins education with relaxers. I believe
educating my clients on natural hair feels like an oral history story I’m meant to share from my chair!
What makes your Natural Resources Salon stand out from others Salons?
Natural Resources is the only Houston-base natural hair salon that offers safe, locally produced hair extensions called Wildflower hair.
Natural Resources has appeared on every news station in Houston offering expert advice on healthy haircare.
Natural Resources offers in-house hair loss prevention laser treatment.
Natural Resources is the only natural hair salon in Houston that offers 100% organic beauty products, called Earth’s Nectar, created by the owners.
What came first, creating natural hair products, or your natural hair journey and why?
My natural hair journey was first. I loved experimenting with products but I could never figure out which ones worked best for my hair. It seemed like after prolonged use of any product my hair rejected it. Understanding ingredients were the key to unlocking my search for better products. Once I understood which ingredients work best on curly hair the journey was much easier.
I pack a small amount of each ingredient below into 1/4 c and blend into a green creamy paste. Apply to wet hair for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Enjoy nourished shinier curls the natural way!
Vitamin e capsule.
What inspired you to create Earth’s Nectar?
The products were inspired by a request or general hair complaint that my clients expressed during appointments or consultation. I wanted products and services that addressed their chief complaints – dryness, brittle hair, itchy scalp, thinning hair etc. I looked to nature for solutions to their problems. Each year we add products that directly address a need.
We are planning to create more YouTube tutorials in the near future on DIY beauty and style so stay tuned to Natural Resources TV on Youtube.