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20 Aug 09
Do you have an afro ? #11 Jiovanna (via errolphotography)
check the link for more afro goodness!

Do you have an afro ? #11 Jiovanna (via errolphotography)

check the link for more afro goodness!


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20 Aug 09
Take the kinks out of your mind instead of your hair.
— Marcus Garvey (via angnagmamahal)
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14 Aug 09
angnagmamahal:

takestheday:





so, to help me not cut my hair totally off, i twisted it to keep it out of my way. it took me like 2 hours, not too bad. ill keep it like this for who knows how long. i like it, a lot. do you?

angnagmamahal:

takestheday:

so, to help me not cut my hair totally off, i twisted it to keep it out of my way. it took me like 2 hours, not too bad. ill keep it like this for who knows how long. i like it, a lot. do you?


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14 Aug 09

What is the phenomenon that is black hair?

reavesy:

kiloko:

lokita:

Personally It was difficult growing up with natural hair. I’ve never had a perm,relaxer,texturizer or whatever you wanna call it. But growing up I wanted one, because it just seemed easier to fit in that way. My mom was a firm believer in keeping hair natural and my dad was always saying how people pay for the kind of hair I have. And I still wanted a perm. I always wore my hair in a ponytail because I thought I would assimilate with others better that way. It wasn’t until last year that I was confident enough to wear my hair out because I rationalized that if non-black people could wear their hair out, then why couldn’t I?

The thing is, wearing you’re hair in a natural state is so shocking to some people that they feel the need to touch you’re hair. And that’s the only negative. Especially when I’m not really close to the person doing said action. But natural hair is beautiful and more people need to show the world that black hair is more than just relaxers and weaves. I’ve made a promise to myself that I would never relax my hair.

It’s funny though, I was observing the amount of guys that came up to me when I went out with my friends and I noticed one thing. When I wore my hair in a ponytail more men came up and when I wore my hair out and the number was a lot lower. Do most black men prefer straightened hair? I think so. And that’s something I have to deal with. Guys have went so far as to asking me why my hair wasn’t straight. And I’m shocked each time.

On another note, I was paying attention to commercials with black people in them. Most of the black women in these commercials have natural hair. Are the people making these commercials sending subliminal messages? The next time you watch a commericial with black people in it take note.

Natural Hair is a turn on to me

diiiiiiiiiiiitto. I’m not any sort of natural hair zealot though, what and how a girl decides to do her hair is up to her, if she’s fly she’s fly. I just hate seeing girls with the chemically ravaged hair and hairlines, struggling to adhere to subliminally inflicted european standards of beauty.
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11 Jun 09

update!

kelisha again.

i was really eager to read the responses and here’s what i have so far:

shegenius, toniwednesday, and smalldraws all had very positive things to say about the “wild growth” hair oil that i spoke of in the last post. they all agreed on it’s benefits with a couple of exceptions (the smell primarily) and i think that i will just have to suck it up and use it regularly because i love it when my scalp is moisturized (who wouldn’t?!).

click on their links to see what they had to say!

i’ll still love to hear from what you or anyone you know has to say about the product or any other hair oil like this. i’m always open to hear new information. oh! and thanks to those who replied.

- kelisha

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10 Jun 09
hey everyone. kelisha here.

as a newbie to the natural hair world, i watch tons of videos, read blogs, and go to numerous websites to research for general knowledge and ideas. well, i went to sally beauty a couple of weeks ago, and asked one of the employees to point me in the direction of a good hair oil. one of the products she pointed me to was this one. 

the thing that sealed the deal for me purchasing it was it’s list of ingredients. i got the light oil moisturizer in the yellow bottle and it has olive, jojoba, coconut, castor, flax seed, carrot oil…..the list goes on and on. the bottle is literally all oils and has no other chemicals or any weird funkiness. the reason i did not buy the regular oil was because it had a couple of ingredients that weren’t strictly oils.

so i’ve used it for a couple of days and i’ll tell you the main reason i haven’t used it consistently. the smell.

the smell is something that many would dislike, and i totally understand that. but to me, it smells like jamaican spice bun when you apply it. for me, i don’t have such a problem with it, it’s just a little pungent. my problem is the day after. in the morning, it has a smell that i really dislike (it’s kind of soapy but not in a fresh smelling way). it gets on my satin caps and…well you know the rest.

what i (victoria included) want to know is have you used this oil and what have your results been? 

i can’t wait to hear your answers!

hey everyone. kelisha here.

as a newbie to the natural hair world, i watch tons of videos, read blogs, and go to numerous websites to research for general knowledge and ideas. well, i went to sally beauty a couple of weeks ago, and asked one of the employees to point me in the direction of a good hair oil. one of the products she pointed me to was this one.

the thing that sealed the deal for me purchasing it was it’s list of ingredients. i got the light oil moisturizer in the yellow bottle and it has olive, jojoba, coconut, castor, flax seed, carrot oil…..the list goes on and on. the bottle is literally all oils and has no other chemicals or any weird funkiness. the reason i did not buy the regular oil was because it had a couple of ingredients that weren’t strictly oils.

so i’ve used it for a couple of days and i’ll tell you the main reason i haven’t used it consistently. the smell.

the smell is something that many would dislike, and i totally understand that. but to me, it smells like jamaican spice bun when you apply it. for me, i don’t have such a problem with it, it’s just a little pungent. my problem is the day after. in the morning, it has a smell that i really dislike (it’s kind of soapy but not in a fresh smelling way). it gets on my satin caps and…well you know the rest.

what i (victoria included) want to know is have you used this oil and what have your results been?

i can’t wait to hear your answers!


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30 May 09

White People & Black People Hair

kissingstars:

the405:

There has been far too little research done in the area of what drives white people to touch black hair. What are the origins of the strange compulsion that forces them to reach out to smooth, squeeze, pet, pat, bounce their fingers in the soft, resilient exuberance of an Afro, a natural, a just-doin’-its-own-thing jumble of black hair? It’s only hair - but try telling that to that specimen eyeing a seductive bonbon of black locks, as the sweat beads on their forehead and they tremble with the intensity of restraint, their fingers locked in a fist in their pocket: I cannot touch it but I must. A black-hair fondler has a few favorite questions that they like to ask when they fondle. “How do you comb it?” “How do you make it do that?” “How do you wash it?” With a pick; just does it; shampoo. Jerkoff.

-Benji Cooper, the protagonist in Colson Whitehead’s novel Sag Harbor

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29 May 09

there was a little tiny hiatus

but we are back on track!!!!!!!!!

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23 May 09
fresh out the shower, i love conditioner! <333

fresh out the shower, i love conditioner! <333


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22 May 09
for shesabeast
cantu shea butter leave in
this has a very weird consistency and it smells, weird also.
this ladies review was identical to mine: here

for shesabeast

cantu shea butter leave in

this has a very weird consistency and it smells, weird also.

this ladies review was identical to mine: here


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22 May 09

hair snob?

i think i’ve become a hair snob kinda. i take hours just looking at ingredients in the hair section of stores. i was at target and actually read and compared ingredients, i took a box of relaxer and compared it to the ingredients in draino, and also nair’s ingredients.. whoa what a revelation. alot of companies relabel and put new prices on things when they have the same exact ingredients *cough*Cantu Shea Butter LEAVE IN Conditioning REPAIR Cream* i just cant put anything on my hair. i love it so much i have to treat it right :D

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22 May 09

Retraction

i MIGHT have yo do a retraction on the product suggestion for L’Oreal Everpure Shampoos & Conditioners… i recently went to target and looked at the ingredients and they are riddled with tons of chemicals. not sulfates but it contains sulfoacetate, which sounds like a sulfur derivative.. -___-

i cannot properly assess it, since i havent tried it, but soon i will and post a review!

:D

- thanks to all our followers

ingredients

http://www.lorealparisusa.com/_us/_en/default.aspx#page=top{userdata//d+d//|nav|media:_blank|overlay:productdetail//objectid+HCa4_1//|diagnostic|main:brandpage:everpure}&state=overlay:/container0/container0/tabswitchercontainer0+3

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22 May 09
i still remember this day&#8230;

"today i got a staple in the natural afro-american hair community.my denman brush!ooh ah…
now…i don’t have much to brush right now but…i’m glad i at least have it.&#8221;

it was around $9+ dollars with tax at sally beauty.

here&#8217;s a quick video of our own victoria at work with one.

- kelisha

i still remember this day…

"today i got a staple in the natural afro-american hair community.
my denman brush!
ooh ah
now…i don’t have much to brush right now but…i’m glad i at least have it.”

it was around $9+ dollars with tax at sally beauty.

here’s a quick video of our own victoria at work with one.

- kelisha


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18 May 09

From Nature With Love (FNWL) has been a leader in supplying high quality ingredients to the skin care, aromatherapy, spa and craft industries since 1997. FNWL also offers a large selection of packaging supplies, bath accessories and equipment.

i urge everyone to take a look at this site! they are reliable and they have nice products!
http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/

From Nature With Love (FNWL) has been a leader in supplying high quality ingredients to the skin care, aromatherapy, spa and craft industries since 1997. FNWL also offers a large selection of packaging supplies, bath accessories and equipment.

i urge everyone to take a look at this site! they are reliable and they have nice products!

http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/


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