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|Posted on 11 February, 2016 at 10:42||comments (58)|
Our perception about natural hair is the most damaging to our natural hair. I said, we need to change our perception of natural hair in order to truly embrace our natural hair. We start by first, accepting the gift that God gave to us. Our natural hair was not a mistake. It wasn't a punishment or a battle to be fought. It was and is a gift. The meaning of a gift is something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation. We sure do spend a lot of money on this gift lol. But it doesn't have to be this way. You have to learn how to take care of your natural hair. You have to learn what works and what does not work. You have to learn that your hair gives you signs and you need to know what these signs are (too dry, too moist, dead ends, etc). Once you know the signs and you know your hair, you can create a regiment that works for you and only you. It takes time to cultivate a healthy relationship with your natural hair. So be patient. You need to know your hair. What is your hair type? We will pick it from here next week but until then keep it real.... naturally.
|Posted on 2 February, 2016 at 16:40||comments (32)|
The question of the day is...Is natural hair for everyone? Final answer "yes." You were born with it right? Right! So let's deal with it at face value. Who better is there to educate us about our natural hair than ourselves? Million dollar answer NO ONE. We give the beauty industry so much money and what do they give us back? They give us split ends, damaged hairlines, scalp irritation, shedding, build up, and thinning just to name a few. With these wonderful gifts of mercy, no wonder we want to cover up or manipulate our natural hair into something that it is not suppose to be....straight. It will take time to get to know your natural hair and what works and what does not work. It will definitely be trial and error. But when you figure it out...watch out world. The bold and beautiful have entered the building. There is no hair texture like our natural hair. People wish they had hair like ours and we are constantly trying to change it to look like theirs. What we need to change is our thought process and perception about our natural hair not change our hair. So how can we change our thought process and perception about our natural hair????? Let's pick this conversation up next week. Think about it and keep it real....natural!
|Posted on 6 July, 2015 at 16:23||comments (25)|
Locks regardless of what type of locks, takes patience. This is not an instant gratification hair style. If you truly want locks, embrace the journey. It is amazing what you will learn about your hair and yourself. I am not against lock extensions at all but I am against...."I don't short hair.". Pardon me, but what length of hair were you born with??? My favorite length when I did the big chop was 2 inches. I have been locked for almost 9 years now and last Friday, I cut off about 3+ inches of locks without any hesitation. It will grow back. It is hair and it is organic. It wants to grow and I allow it to grow. My hair is still long but it was a bit much for me. The bottom line is each and every phase of the locking process is unique in its own way. You will appreciate the journey a lot more when you look back at what it took to get you to your goal. You might even learn a few new things along the way.
Be blessed and keep it real...... naturally!!!
|Posted on 2 January, 2015 at 11:54||comments (27)|
I hope 2015 brings everyone many great hair days!
|Posted on 14 July, 2014 at 14:11||comments (164)|
You have probably heard that if you must color, color your hair before you are installed. Well personally, I think the most important issue is not timing but results....Know that if you color before or during the initial locking staging, this will prolong the locking process. Even worse, color is damaging to our hair...open or locked. With Sisterlocks, it causes shedding of the locks from the tip up. This is inevitable. It doesn't matter what brand you use. Even the Herbatints and Naturtints of the world which are less harmful causes shedding.
When you color your locks, the products softens your hair. Not to mention the conditioning you will need afterwards to treat colored hair. This softening causes the ends of your beautiful locks which were once solidified to open back up. What can you do???? Go back to the Sisterlocks Starter Shampoo to try to close those buds. I say if you must color.....color. But know that it is damaging.
|Posted on 10 July, 2014 at 12:32||comments (88)|
This question was posed to me by a potential client who's hair has lost it's natural curl pattern due to heat damage. Her hair is completely natural but bone straight. As the new growth grows in, it becomes obvious that the hair has been damaged because of the two totally different textures and no there is not any relaxer on the ends.
When you have heat damage or product damage that may have changed your natural curl pattern, it is not necessary to cut the damage hair before your install with Sisterlocks. However, the maintenance will be more labor intensive because you will need to set your hair often. If you don't set your hair, your new set of Sisterlocks will just hang straight. Most new Sisterlocks have curly tips due the one's natural curl pattern but when no natural curl pattern exist, you will need to style a little more.
I say no big deal at all. It is a personal preference. I just want to put it out there for those natural beauties that like their hair straight all the time.....DAMAGING!!!! Be careful and give your hair a break from time to time.
|Posted on 8 July, 2014 at 13:56||comments (34)|
It's getting hot in here...so take off all your clothes...JK. Seriously the hot weather just like the cold weather can do damage to your locks. Make sure you are spritzing with water often to keep the moisture in your beautiful locks. Enjoy the weather.
|Posted on 22 May, 2014 at 10:53||comments (35)|
So much for posting weekly lol...but I never stop thinking about natural hair especially Sisterlocks. So I have been having a lot of discussions about products as of late. Also I just recently became a distributor of Sisterlocks products, which are truly the best products for our Sisterlocks (plug). However, when it comes to open natural hair, not all natural products work for all hair types. It is best to know your hair type(s) which will save you time, energy and money when you purchase product. By knowing your hair type, you prevent becoming a product junkie (meaning buying product and using it once or twice only to put it in the cabinet or under the sink never to be touched again).
Stop wasting money on unnecessary product. Do research about your natural hair and create a regiment that works best for your life style and hair. The hair car industry is a $7 billion dollar industry....with people of color manufacturing less than 10% while contributing to 90% of the revenue to this industry. See what I mean (balance)??? Let's be smart about the products we use in our natural hair. Let's change the way we treat our natural hair by changing the way we purchase product.
|Posted on 8 April, 2014 at 11:45||comments (34)|
Ok so I have fallen off big time of blogging every week....I just don't have time. But I definitely put forth a better effort. So my question to answer this week is "Are there any natural hair events in the area?" Simply put "YES" all the time. Follow up question...where? Everywhere. I just attended a workshop with Dr. Yoland M. Lenzy, MD presenting on hair thinning/hair loss #amazingpersentation #greatinformation. This event was hosted by the New England Natural Hair Health and Wellness Collaborative. Check out NENHHW on FaceBook. Also the Boston Naturals Meet Up Group is doing big things...check them out on www.meetup.com. Get connected, get informed and most importantly get out and support the natural hair community. Events are happening!
|Posted on 3 February, 2014 at 13:11||comments (29)|
A lot of people who are interested in Sisterlocks feel that they are way too expensive. Are you one of those people? That is rhetorical , don't answer that just continue to read. This post is not meant to sway your oprion one way or another. I want to give you a different perspective on the cost of Sisterlocks...my persepective as a person who has been locked for 7 years and now a Sisterlocks Consultant.
First I feel that Sisterlocks is just not another hair style but I think of it as an investment in myself. One definiton of an investment is property or another possession acquired for future financial return or benefit. The benefit of having Sisterlocks is invalauble when it comes to my time and money not to mention the health of my hair. I just get up and go. Free at last, free at last.
Secondly, I use to spend a great deal of money on braiding my hair...every three months maybe. After a quick calculation, I estimated that I got my hair braided 4x a year $150-$200 including hair (I think) which cost me about $800.00 a year.
Not to mention the product.....let's say I spent $35 on product each month (shampoos, conditioners, oils, moisterizers, etc.). That is an additional $420.00 a month. So that brings me up to $1,225.00 a year on my hair.
This was just my braiding phase...what about the relaxed phase when I was in the salon every two weeks...yikes. I am sure this price is doubled. I never got into weaves but from what I understand, it is very expensive.
Now back to Sisterlocks....sure the initially payment can be a lot of money but again, it is an investment in yourself. Not only will it save you time and money down the line but that healthy hair you have been striving for is now a true reality.
Take a moment to see if what you are doing now with your hair vs. what Sisterlocks can do for you and your hair in the future before saying it is too expensive. You may very well be surprised.