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Natural Hair Barbie Dolls!

23 Nov

They look like real people...

Take a look at these natural hair dolls on BGLH!
And you can make your own…what?!?! How cute is that? 🙂

Natural Hair Barbie Divas here (from Care4Curls FB page):

Where were these when I was a kid (even though I didn’t do the whole Barbie thing, maybe I would have if I had these!) ?!?! 

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Bliss Elements, Natural Hair & Turkey!!

20 Nov

I enjoyed my 1st natural hair event at Bliss Elements Spa & Salon with the DE Naturalistas! The stylists were super nice & down to earth, the “green” salon was gorgeous & they had red velvet cupcakes (I loooove cupcakes) and strawberries & champagne! It was a much-needed girls night out w/hair talk, good laughs & delicious treats. The salon even makes their own fabulous smelling, natural products the Shea Butter smelled like cake batter & there was a conditioner that smelled like chocolate!) So, for the event they split us up into four groups & we switched between 4 stations:

1. ear candling demonstration– If you’ve never seen this done before…its so crazy. They put a burning candle in your ear and somehow it gets all the wax, dust, pollen out of your ears. It’s supposed to help w/sinuses, allergies etc. This was what came out of one persons ear…

2. Angie w/hair product info– she talked a lot about whats in the natural products that they make at the salon, tips on using color (consult your stylist), tips on how often to get trims (consult your stylist) I think she said every 6-8 weeks though and many more topics

3. rod set demonstration– she used the orange perm rods on a girl with natural hair & her curls came out gorgeous (I have the purple rods but want to try the orange or jumbo black ones 1 1/4″). She also shared that to get the roots straight depends on the amount of tension you put when you’re rolling the hair onto the rod.

 

4. blow drying, flat-iron & pin curling demonstration– blow dry wet hair, use a paddle brush or brush that’s compatible for your hair type when blow drying, only use the concentrator attachment (not the comb attachment). 1 thing I didn’t know about pin curling is that you can pin just the end of the curl instead of pinning the whole circle or curl (hard to explain in words but when you see it done you’ll understand, maybe I can post a pic later)

Best part was hanging out with my sis-in-law Lisa AND winning one of the door prizes!! I won a bottle of Creme of Nature’s Oil Moisturizer with Argan Oil which I will tell you about over the weekend when I try it out.

P.S. If anyone is getting me a Christmas gift….a gift card to this salon would be amazing!

P.S. “Turkey” is in the title of this because I really dropped off a turkey in the parking lot to my sis-in-law because she’s doing Thanksgiving dinner for the crew and we laughed about it, natural hair & turkey’s its all good!

My hair this week:

The next DE Naturalistas event: Mixology 102

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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BGLH The Men of Awkward Black Girl Interview

15 Nov

It’s crazy to have such an incredibly funny & easy-to-relate to internet/YouTube series that airs once a MONTH but its fan base waits in anticipation for the show each month (that’s a long time!); the series is just THAT GOOD! 🙂

Check Black Girl Long Hair’s interview with the men of Awkward Black Girl:

Part 1 with “Darius/Baby voice” Tristen Winger & “A” Andrew Allan James

Part 2 with “Fred” Madison Shockley III & “White Jay” Lyman Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the Cast

Quotables:

1. “You all fit your roles so perfectly! Can you give us some insight into the casting and character development?”

T: “Darius was described in the script as “Quiet Office Guy” who spoke in a soft, quiet, baby voice. When I read that about my character I immediately thought about Michael Jackson’s speaking voice which was very soft and angelic… Like baby hair in audio form. ”

2. “Describe your ideal girl.”

A: “Rhianna

3. “One of the reasons we love J is that her hair is natural. Are you feeling natural hair?”

T: “Whether or not it makes it into the storyline, J is actually my type of woman; she daydreams about performing dance routines from movies, slapping the tar outta rude ass supervisors, and is an aspiring rapper. Who could wish for anything more? I definitely adore J’s choice to rock the short, natural hair. I feel it requires a ton of confidence for a woman to wear her hair short and I love a confident woman. As long as she’s confident and comfortable, we’re good.”

M: “I’m definitely feeling natural hair, always have. I think black women with natural hair exude a sense of self confidence and individualism that’s really sexy. Instead of trying to conform to a mainstream standard of beauty by using chemicals and weaves, natural haired women embrace the attributes of their hair with styles that make them look beautiful and often unique.”

4. “Are you anything like your ABG character in real life? Do you draw anything from your real life experiences to play your characters?”

L: “Am I awkward? No. “Awkward” these days seems to mean you’re not only clumsy, but also a bit neurotic. I might be a terrible dancer, but I have enough good sense not to lose any sleep over it, or worse, decide to stop dancing because of it.”

 

Next Episode Premieres 11/7/11!!!

The Misadventures of Awkward Black GirlAwkward Black Girl

 

 

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“Excuse Me, But I Can’t See Around Your BIG Hair!”

6 Nov

“Excuse me, but I can’t see around your BIG hair, can you move to the back of the room?!”

BIG hair, don't care!

This statement came about on a couple of Facebook posts from a friend that will remain anonymous.  Basically, this person was in a classroom every week and it seemed that the girl with the “BIG hair” would always sit in front of her and she couldn’t see anything around her.  So, she began taking pictures of the back of the girl’s head and posting it to her Facebook profile.  People commented on the pictures saying different things:

“LOL!”
“is that a bush?!”
“that’s a nappy headed…..I forget the rest”
“I think that’s where they hid Jimmy Hoffa”
“is that hair? take a razor to that thing!”
“is that real hair or a wig?!”
“you definitely have to tell them to move to the back”

There were many more comments, all from people who do not have big hair.  So, I read through it and wasn’t too offended because nothing too nasty was stated and I understood where my friend was coming from because I do have big hair and I KNOW it’s big and can get in the way. I think about that when I find a seat at church or the movies etc. I’ll even just turn around and ask the person behind me if they can see because I know it can be in the way.

However, clearly this was an African-American woman who probably will never see these pictures of the back of her head and will never hear about these comments about her hair.  She had pretty hair too, it may have been a wig because it looked exactly the same in every pic (I can’t get my hair to do that).  But like I said before, none of the commenter’s were people with big hair so I figured I’d let my friend know my own suggestion/thoughts just based off of what I read and if I was in the “big hair” girl’s shoes.  My response to her:

“I understand what you mean with not being able to see around this big hair but I guess I’m on the opposite end because I have big hair too (that’s just the way it is naturally). I try to take that into consideration when I choose a seat at church or sometimes I’ll just ask the person behind me can they see. This girl has pretty hair by the way, it may be a wig but it’s pretty nonetheless. I’d suggest to avoid any conflict that you just move to the front of the room then you don’t have to worry about the mouthful that you may receive from asking the girl to move to the back of the room because of her hair.  It probably wouldn’t be a good idea to show her that you’ve been taking pictures of her hair each week and posting them on your FB page for all of your friends to see.  You may end up getting a mouthful because we tend to have to deal with this on a regular basis hence the comments on all these pictures.”

I wasn’t trying to be rude and I didn’t want to get into all the implications of the black girl with the big hair having to move to the ‘back’ of the room and everything Jim Crow, civil rights etc that can go along with that…it’s facebook and it’s not that deep (I know the girl from high school and she’s really a nice person & I get it, she just plain couldn’t see).  But I believe I got my point across to her because she immediately apologized to me in a personal message and deleted the comments & pics from her page saying:

“I totally see now that those pictures could be offensive to people. I was not thinking about how it could come off….I am sorry” :(😦

I wasn’t expecting her to delete everything but that was a nice gesture, so maybe I did a good thing to broaden the mindset of 1 more person, even if it was only a little bit.  I try to avoid conflict most times because it’s usually not worth the effort/time but I do speak my mind when I feel it’s necessary or to help someone out, give them a different way of looking at things so this is my message to you:

*In a polite & educated way, speak your mind, get your point across, but 1st examine yourself and try to see things from the other person’s perspective.  If you have BIG hair like me, take other people into consideration and don’t just sit in the front of the room where people can’t see around you, it’s ok to sit to the side sometimes, you know everyone will notice your BEAUTIFUL BIG hair regardless of where you sit. “Big hair don’t care!” (but do care a little bit)  🙂

Was there a time when you felt that you should speak out about something and didn’t? Felt you missed your opportunity and wish you could go back or do you always speak your mind on every issue at hand?

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“It’s Been A Long Time, We Shouldn’t Have Left You, Without A Dope Beat to Step To…”

3 Nov

Hola 24sevencurls family! Oh how I’ve missed you & the natural hair online world! I’ve been away for a bit busy with just life but…I’m back and I’ve got a few things to share with you!

I. I Declare Healthy Hair Challenge Update…oh boy, I’ll be honest.

II. Nov. 19th event 7pm-9pm at Bliss Elements Salon & Spa

III. Natural Hair friends & family influence

IV. Protective style & new accessory

 

I. I Declare Healthy Hair Challenge Update:

I’ve read that it takes 14 days to develop a habit…however maybe we can bend the rules a bit 🙂 .  I started the challenge on October 10th to maintain protective styles, eat healthy, drink 8 cups of water/day, exercising at least 30 minutes 3-5 times/week and a lot of other simple rules (guidelines here) and I’ve been doing…OK with this whole thing. Hopefully, this weekend I can find time to do an official protective style, 2 strand twists that will last me a while.  I’ve been doing well with drinking plenty of water, taking my vitamins, pre-pooing with this lovely coconut oil from my sis-in-law (I don’t know where she got it but I NEED to get some more!) However, the things I need to work on…EXERCISE! You know there’s an app for squats, push-ups & sit-ups  on android phones…(there’s an app for pretty much anything now). Anyhoo, I’ve been somewhat using these apps as a daily exercise routine…*old track teammates don’t judge me* but the DAILY aspect is what I have to get together! lol. I’ll do it, for real, maybe get back on my P90X 😐 no, no, seriously! 🙂

II. Nov. 19th event 7pm-9pm at Bliss Elements Salon & Spa

The Delaware Naturalistas are hosting an event on Nov. 19th at Bliss Elements Salon & Spa (heard rave reviews about this salon). Promo & Tickets:

Join us on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Bliss Elements Salon & Spa as we enjoy two-hours of natural hair styling, demonstration and education.   This fabulous event is brought to you by deNaturalistas and Bliss Elements Salon & Spa in conjunction with the I Declare Healthy Hair Challenge.

I’ve never actually been to a natural hair event so this will be my first.  I’m so glad that I’ve connected with this Delaware group because I was beginning to think that I’d have to travel to Philly or MD for anything natural hair, but little Delaware is creepin’ on a come up.

III. Natural Hair friends & family influence

Ever since I decided to forego using relaxers I never thought about the domino effect or influence this decision may have on my friends and family.  I found out maybe a year after I stopped using relaxers that my mom (hey ma!) stopped using relaxers too! She flat irons her hair because she likes to wear it straight but it looks just like mine when that water hits it!

Mom, Jonalyn & me shopping!

Also, my sis-in-law Lisa is “natural hair stalking” the web now and she even got her hair cut at Bliss Elements and wants to go to the event this month! 🙂 I’m excited! AND Lisa always has random new hair stuff in her bathroom (you know I peep in that cabinet every time I come over…) trying to see what I haven’t tried out yet that I can scoop from you (‘ppreciate it!)  Lastly, my mother-in-law, Bernice, I hear that she MAY be thinking about going natural too! I haven’t heard this directly from her but from her relaxer & washing stylist, my dad-in-law (oh yes ladies, he does it all  just for her, relaxes & washes her hair since 1978).  Bernice has had long beautiful hair ever since I’ve known her and she’s old school too uses grease and rollers each night, then puts her hair in a scarf.  Her hair would be SOOOO gorgeous in its natural state (it’s wavy when its wet even with the relaxer…my hair NEVER did that). So, I’ll keep giving her the good word on this natural hair experience.  To all my friends that have encouraged me, expressed how I’ve helped them and have been following my natural hair journey since the “random hair deal” facebook album…THANK YOU & YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TOO!

IV. Protective style & new accessory

Here’s a look at a random protective style I came up with from just messing around with my hair.
1. with wet hair (washed, conditioned & leave-in conditioner) part hair into 3 sections across.
2. do 1 big flat twist across the 1st front section and pin on top of head
3. do about 10-15 medium-sized 2 strand twists in the 2nd section of hair
4. place the 3rd (back section) in a bun on top of head for a little more fullness
5. place 2nd section of 2 strand twists over bun
I wore this for maybe 3 days and then took the flat twist out of the 1st section of hair  and pinned it behind the bun to wear to an event:

What have I missed? How’s your IDHHC going? Have you found any new hair accessories that you just LOVE???!!! 

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Response to “We will not lose our love, our marriage, OVER HAIR”

25 Oct

I had a completely different post that I was going to work on today and then I read this article on curlynikki.com: “We will not lose our love, our marriage, OVER HAIR”

Summary/Highlights: 

-married 5+ years

-pregnant – 5 months now – with…second child

-been natural almost 1 year

-husband calls and tells her they need to talk then says this:

” “WE NEED TO SPLIT UP.” Huh? What? Where is this coming from? Instant flood of tears and hyperventilating.

He never wanted me to go natural. He doesn’t like “nappy” hair. He likes straight hair. He felt that I had totally ignored his feelings by going natural in the first place, but the fact that I’ve stayed natural, despite his disdain, is even worse. It doesn’t matter that everyone else around us likes my hair. He is my husband and his opinion should matter most. When he married me I had long, straight hair. He’s not attracted to me anymore because of my hair, and therefore he felt that the best solution was to split up, instead of being disgusted with the sight of me daily. But if I straighten my hair (it doesn’t have to be a relaxer), then everything will be ok and go back to normal. Blah, blah, blah.”

-She writes out her feelings & questions for him:

“…Are you willing to give up our love, sex, family, home, future plans… all because of my hair?! NO, NEVER.

My response was: Then I cannot, WILL NOT get a chemical relaxer. So what is your REAL problem?

His response was: Well, it’s just that all the “different” styles you have been doing have been “nappy” styles. Can you please do some straight styles, and do them more often?

Of course! Why didn’t you say that in the first place boy?!

Ever since then, we’ve been back in love like usual. He touches my “nappy” hair and tells me I’m beautiful. And I still haven’t done a straight style yet, although I do plan to keep my promise – to prevent another childish rant.

Conclusion: Turns out, he just did a really horrible job of expressing his feelings. And I did a really horrible job of acknowledging his feelings. We will not lose our love, our marriage, our life together… OVER HAIR.”

My response/reaction: So my 1st response to this was, “what kind of man is he…” I don’t know a man that is THAT interested in their woman’s hair to actually split up their marriage?!?! Are you kidding me?!  She concluded that he did a bad job expressing his feelings…however, I think the root of his problem is that he has control issues and if that is the case, she needs to be careful.  A controlling man can turn into something ugly very quickly.  I’m glad she wrote out her feelings/questions (that’s an excellent thing to do so that you don’t just GO OFF) and I’m glad they worked it out.  We definitely have to take a deeper look at what we said when we took those marriage vows to our spouse before God, our family & friends.  Marriage isn’t a joke and OPEN COMMUNICATION is key to any situation.  We can not be so quick to just run away from a situation because we don’t “like” it.  Lastly, if you have children, remember that you are the example that they see everyday and they are learning every second by your actions on how to love & care for a spouse so PLEASE show them the best example that you can be!

Have you experienced a break-up or negativity from a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend because of your hair?

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“Let’s Talk About Hair” RBTL

24 Oct

“Complex emotional relationship that women have  w/their hair, not to mention the influence of the messages that black women, in particular, receive about their hair AND the overall issue of adolescent self-image…”

In the episode, “Let’s Talk ABout Hair”

“Recap Ep.104: Kaci plans to revamp her hairstyle to impress a boy, causing a hair-raising tangle with Carla. “

*Click here to see the recap*

My response:

I actually like this show. Yes, I may be a bit partial to Tracee Ellis Ross and anything she is involved with ever since ‘Girlfriends‘, not to mention her mom is Diana Ross & who doesn’t love her AND their hair is ALWAYS fabulous!  The show is growing on me though, especially since this episode. I literally laughed out loud when the daughter Kaci had a TON of Vaseline on her forehead as she was about to throw a relaxer in her beautiful kinky-curly natural hair, she really had a TON of Vaseline for no reason.  I thought this episode gave great insight to the everyday dilemma’s that African-American women may go through because of their hair and even at a young age.  The episode dealt with stereotyping (typical starring role in the play had to have “long, flowing hair”), self-image, self-esteem & the idea of women making choices for themselves and not because of someone else’s desires.  I was excited to see ‘Braxton’ Christopher B. Duncan on the show until he told Kaci, “the Queen of the elves has long & flowing hair…not…that” then I wanted to hit him.  Also, Carla (the mom) made a good point in her demonstration of a 1950’s wife tending to her husbands every aching need.  Yes, we need to tend to our men but NO we don’t have to lose our mind, choices, opinions OR our hair, however we choose to wear it, in the process.  Tune in to the show this week Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 10pm on BET.

What was your fav part or least fav part of this episode?

Fav quotes:

“I changed my hair for ME not for a boy.”

“Complex emotional relationship that women have  w/their hair, not to mention the influence of the messages that black women, in particular receive about their hair AND the overall issue of adolescent self-image…”

“the Queen of the elves has long & flowing hair…not…that.”

“…you’re perfect the way you are, you should avoid being with anybody that wants you to change.”

“once you start loving yourself it always gets easier”

Let’s Talk About Hair Highlight #2:

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She’s Back & Now She’s Gonna Change The World

19 Oct

From the Huffington Post:

“They’ve been inspiring kids for over four decades, so it should be no surprise that Sesame Street’s latest song is a fun little groove called “Change The World.”

Starring the always happy Muppet who first announced her love for her hair — in the appropriately titled “I Love My Hair” — back in 2010, the song encourages young ones to follow their greatest dreams, whether that means being a doctor, an astronaut or even the President of the United States.

The song is written by Joey Mazzarino, the show’s head writer. He penned last year’s “Hair” song for his then-five year old daughter Segi, whom he and his wife adopted from Ethiopia when she was one. The character is clearly inspired by the little girl, and it’s touching to see a father give his daughter such a great pep talk in such a creative and public way.

“Sesame Street” just started an anti-bullying campaign, too, working to encourage kids from a young age to be accepting of everyone.”

 

Too cute! I like this one better than the “I Love my Hair” video for some reason.

This next one is cute too!

“There’s nothing we women can’t be!!!”

(The doctor muppet says “I used to sew fancy dresses, now I sew people too! LOL, too funny.)

 

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Mane Man Winning Women…AND Natural Hair

17 Oct

An Open Letter to the Natural Hair Community.

Take a look at this post from Mane Man, Jor-El featured on curlynikki.com and his blog, follow & subscribe! Mane Man

 

My response:

This is a very nice post, sweet even, Mane Man Jor-El.  It’s funny because it made me think of when I 1st started my natural hair blog and my husbands first comment on my post was “Babe, you are inspiring me to re-grow my fro…I don’t know if the world is ready for that. Hahaha” and my response was “they’re not ready….” but in my mind I was like no don’t DO IT! lol, I think that was my reaction mainly because when he did have his fro he didn’t know what to do with it, he doesn’t have patience for long hair or his short hair & it would end up being more hair for me to do (I do his haircuts now too so I guess that’s not too different). But I say all that to say, that it IS a daily battle having natural hair & committing to loving it in all of its complexities & uniqueness especially in today’s society/media/based off of the area/region you live in…anyhoo, just my thoughts. Congrats on being on Curlynikki.com too!

 

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Pain, Stench & The Sounds Of Our Hair…ahhh the memories!

14 Oct

        

My husband and I were talking about this in the car, (shout out to *Peaches* still running strong since ’03)

  • He said, “…you know you got a good shape up when there are scabs around your head the next day.” “That’s a good one right there, look I’m bleeding!”

LOL!  Why do guys really come out of the barber shop with a scab shape up like that’s cute…smh.  Barbers, I know you have to have sharp blades in your clippers, but not razor blades!  Ease up on the forcefulness when you cut please.

  • I said, “…I remember being scared of the sound and feeling the grease popping on my scalp.  Or feeling the heat from the hot comb near my ear when getting my hair straightened.”

Why did they torture us like this?!? Grease popping on your head like you’re in a frying pan.  The utter fear that you wouldn’t be able to keep still long enough to not get burned on your ears by the hot comb!  Hair time was epic in our household; my brother and dad would always leave the house when it was time to do hair because they knew it was going to be an ordeal!  Tender headed, crying, momma’s arms too tired to finish blow drying…it was all just a big mess sometimes.

  • My friend Imhotep confessed, “I don’t like the way perms smell, especially in the club.”

LOL, I died laughing at this because I know exactly what he means.  You got a fresh perm the day before a party and the next night at the “sweat box” a.k.a. party, you’re dancing  a little too hard and then you start to smell that Lye in the air…those chemicals and “ooo I better not sweat my perm out, I just got this done yesterday!!!”. LOL, goodness, that stuff used to run my life! And don’t let the creamy crack drip down your forehead…lol. OR you run your fingers through your ‘bone-straight’ relaxed hair and stop at a speed bump, “is that a scab on my scalp?!” Yep, burned again…smh.

Ronnie remembers, “…getting my nappy hair combed with the smallest, fine tooth comb ever before church on Sunday. No water, no conditioner, no detangler, just dry naps poppin’ & breaking all the teeth off that fine tooth comb.”

Our parents just did the same things their parents did with their hair…they did’t know any better.

So, the next time you walk past that salon and smell those awful chemicals, see that broken down, 2 teeth left in that teeny tiny black comb and only 1 tooth left on the comb from your blow-dryer.  Or you’re next to that girl in the club with the white dripping down her neck and you see ol’ boy scoping you out from across the way with his scabby shape-up…remember the times and laugh in the joy of the freedom of your natural hair!  Be glad that you may have been there and definitely, “done that” and are now free from the LYE! 🙂

Ahhh the memories!

What memories do you have from “hair time” growing up?

 

IDHHC Update: Doing well with moisturizing each night & sealing ends, drinking water, exercise, still have the 2 strands in. Still need to get more fruits & veggies though; gotta get groceries this weekend (or ‘make groceries’ as we say back at home; lol!) LATER!
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