Monthly Archives: June 2012
Hello everyone! I’ve noticed that out here in these natural hair streets, quite a few words/phrases get either misused, or misinterpreted. This annoys me to no end! Using certain terms outside of their meaning and/or perpetuating the wrong meaning is just confusing! Not to mention the advertising mumbo-jumbo some companies use to dance around telling us what’s in their products or how exactly their products work (That’s a side-eye for another day). Anyway, I’ve decided to clear up a few of the most common misused words or phrases relating to natural hair.
1. “All-natural” – With just a little research, it’s pretty easy to learn that in the cosmetic industry, “All-natural” doesn’t really mean ‘ALL-natural’.
Hello everyone! It’s been SUCH a long time since I’ve written about a topic that gets the side-eye from me. Although I find things to side-eye almost daily, not all of them make it to the blog. This story, however, written on June 19 2012 by Kenyada Jones at The Examiner makes the cut.
Different states usually have their own rules for obtaining a braiding or cosmetology license. In Tennessee, cosmetologists are required to complete 1500 hours of practice and theory at a school of cosmetology. To get a braiding license (also called a Natural Hair Stylist license), you must complete 300 hours of practice and theory at a school of cosmetology.
Hello! A fried requested I show how I make my high buns, so I made this video. I love this technique because it produces perfect buns almost every time! Some of you may already be making your buns this way. If you are, don’t you love it? Check out the video below!
Hey everyone! If you’re looking to add a lil’ something extra to your oils for your hot oil treatments or scalp massages, you can make your own! There are plenty of easy ways to infuse oils with fresh or dried herbs at your own house. I just made a scalp oil that will help the hair in the front of my head catch up to the rest of my hair, and improve the general condition of my scalp. I infused olive and coconut oils with peppermint, chamomile, brahmi, neem, amla, rosemary, and lavender! It’s not at involved as you may think, here’s how you can make your own oil infusion:
What You Need:
Hey! So I have an exclamation point at the end of the title for this post, but the truth is I’m not actually excited about this. As you may know, I’ve been growing out my heat damage and I’m getting weary, y’all. My goal is 18 months of transitioning, but I might don’t make it! The itch to be rid of my straight ends is so strong at times, and I just wanna do a ‘wash n go’!! I’ve begun idolizing wash n gos as the perfect natural hair style, and watching all of these YouTube videos about them (this doesn’t help me reach my transitioning goal. smh.)
Anyway, I succumbed a little this weekend and snipped off a few ends!
Heeeyy! Y’all know I STAY experimenting in my hair, right? (safely, of course. lol!) My latest hair experiment was trying out black soap to cleanse my hair. I’ve heard conflicting reviews about black soap (I guess there are conflicting reviews about almost any product, huh?), some naturals LOVE it, while others say it dries out their hair too much. I needed to find out for myself, so I decided to do some research about black soap for natural hair.
What I learned about black soap: