Saturday, February 16, 2013

How to Moisturize & Seal Your Locs, Twists, Or Braids

Yes, Traditional Locs and protective styles like Twists or Braids do need to be moisturized to maintain the health of the hair. I've noticed though that a lot of people don't know the proper way to moisturize their hair, let alone what moisture is, so I created a quick video [HERE] with a few tips. 


What are you currently using to moisturize and seal your hair? Share some of your favorites in the comments below: 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

How Do You Determine Good or Bad Hair Advice?


These days, as I browse the web, Twitter, Facebook and various other social media outlets, I'm finding a lot more "bad" hair care advice than "good" factual information.  Which I think is pretty sad and detrimental to the promotion of healthy hair. I specific post/article that I discuss in the video is one in which BlackHair101.com stated that raw chocolate was good for the hair and then a Blogger took this article and shared a post stating that you could use Chocolate Bars in your hair; which is false.  

In this week's "NuGrowth Chat" I'm really curious to hear how you determine what is "good" or "bad" hair care advice and whether the source you're getting the information from is entitled to recommend or give that advice. Check out the latest video [HERE] in the NuGrowth Chat series and leave your comments, thoughts, opinions, and/or experiences on philosophy for educating yourself on your hair.




Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Under the NuGrowth | Angela

Angela is the Owner and Stylist at N Natural Hair Studio in Silver Spring, MD and she definitely has a passion for natural hair. I'm excited to share just a piece of her fun-loving story...and she's even included something special for you!

Photo Credit: Alex Elle

Monday, February 11, 2013

[CLOSED] 1MeNaturally Giveaway!

Last week's "Under the NuGrowth" feature [HERE] and Boutique Owner, Meosha, would like to share a piece with us from her 1MeNaturally Shop! 


Her creations are beautiful and have a Bohemian style to them, which I personally love! The giveaway is for a Long beaded choker neckpiece that can be worn several different ways - Color: Red and Black.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

In the Stylist's Chair: Curl Stretching Cream



Can you believe these Mini-Twists were done on wet hair?! Believe it! My client wanted her twists to show her length but she didn't want to use any heat, so I gave the Design Essentials "Curl Stretching Cream" a chance and the results were was amazing!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Is Having Natural Hair a Movement or a Trend?



I was moved to pose this question to you after reading an interview feature in Ebony on Jamyla Beenu, Mixtress / Creator of Oyin Handmade [HERE]. In the interview, she was asked "Why do you think it’s become such a movement for women to go back to their roots?" and her response was by far one of the best I've come across:
"There are a number of reasons in my opinion. I sense there is a definite self-love component to it, an emotional and psychological freedom that comes with embracing our hair as it grows from our scalps. Technology also plays a part in the current swell—through instructional videos, blogs, message boards, etc., women are able to share an unprecedented amount of information with each other. People finally feel like they have more options due to the scale of knowledge that exists."

I know this is a topic that is highly debated, but I wanted to share my personal views on the topic and I'm also really curious to hear your opinions as well. Check out the latest video in the NuGrowth Chat series and leave your comments, thoughts, opinions, and/or experiences on whether having natural hair is movement that'll stay or just a passing trend [HERE].

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Coloring My Baby Locs

I was so tired of looking at that Chocolate & Green hair color debacle on my head that I had to do something, anything. So I took a risk and decided to color my hair. Check out the vlog update [HERE] for details about the hair coloring process and how I've been moisturizing my locs. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Under the NuGrowth | Meosha

Meosha is the Style Icon Coordinator at Black Girl, Long Hair and I discovered her on Instagram when she posted a dope picture of her 'fro. I am really glad that I reached out to her because not only is she beautiful, inside &out, she is also a creative spirit with lots of [hair]inspiration!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

In the Stylist's Chair: Yarn Wraps

Last week's "Beauty & The Blog" feature, Jess of HairGetsKinky.com, told me she was going to Trinidad for Carnival and I immediately suggested she get locs...well not actual locs, but a loc'd look with "Yarn Wraps". This style is not only a great protective style, but it is really low maintenance, will last for several weeks, and a great way to change up your look (especially if you're thinking about locs). 


Friday, February 1, 2013

Hair Diary | Headwraps & Turbans

"Queens, wear your crown proudly and keep your head high."


Setting Hair Goals for 2013

Its about that time of the year again... Time to set goals and continue to better your hair & yourself! Last year I set some pretty purposeful and "restricting" goals [HERE], which I definitely had a hard time keeping up with, but this year I am going to do the complete opposite and set more open goals.



So for 2013 I plan to....
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