Who doesn’t love Cicely Tyson? A woman who has a career that has spanned five decades; an ageless beauty, an actress, and humanitarian! I recently came across a video where she says she set the off the Natural Hair craze during her time as a TV actress.
Shortly after appearing on live TV with her new haircut, Tyson was asked to audition for the series “East Side/West Side.” She landed the part of secretary Jane Foster, and kept the natural, short style. “That is what created the natural hair craze,” Tyson says. “I got letters from hairdressers all over the country telling me that I was affecting their business because their clients were having their hair cut off so they could ‘wear it like the girl on television.'” Read more...(217 words, 4 images, estimated 52 secs reading time)
Two weekends ago, I attended the 2nd Annual Picnic for a group I’m a member of called “Black Women Who Want More”. I had a great time! Check the scarf! I decided to rock the scarf simply because I had twists in my hair that hadn’t been in long enough to set my hair. I recommend scarves, turbans, and/or headwraps when you’re in a bind! They are beautiful and versatile, while adding a pop of color and style to your outfit! Additionally, If you’re not on meetup.com, you’re seriously missing out! Read more...(218 words, 4 images, estimated 52 secs reading time)
This past April, the army rolled out new regulations that essentially discriminated against black women with natural hair. Sergeant Jasmine Jacobs of the Georgia National Guard launched a petition taking issue with the approved styles, which are the “costly,” “time-consuming,” and altered ones like relaxed and weaved hair. But The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams decided to take it a step further – via Operation Black Hair, to educate others on the “complexity of black hair.”
This video is fascinating! And to answer the question, “Are People Ready to Accept Natural Hair?”, I say emphatically, YESSSSS; it first starts with the individual accepting herself and then it will become normal for all those around her. I’d say we’ve done pretty well normalizing it, as everywhere I look I see a fluffy cloud of kinks and curls. This is drastically different from when I first moved to Florida over 12 years ago. Let’s keep the momentum going!
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As I approached the 3rd year writing this blog, I decided to change the site address to a name! Although initially the name I chose held significance to me, I wanted readers (old and new) to associate the site with natural hair. Read more...(211 words, 1 image, estimated 51 secs reading time)
For this weeks Gratuitous Post, I decided to share with my readers who hate traditional protective styles that Turbans & Headwraps are protective styles too! If you have an extensive scarf collection like I do, you may want to explore learning how to tie a headwrap or turban! You can also go to a local fabric store and purchase 1.5-2 yards of your favorite fabric and create a unique look that’s not already in your closet. Joann Fabrics has weekly 50% off coupons for fabric! They also take competitor coupons. Mixing and match the colors and patterns to accessorize your outfit for the day is fun! They work for natural, transitioning, and relaxed hair, can be used to disguise a bad hair day or the fact that you’re deep conditioning while running errands, and are appropriate at a variety of settings! Read more...(158 words, 1 image, estimated 38 secs reading time)
Happy Friday! In honor of Fridays, I’ve decided to do totally unnecessary posts that essentially are a wrap up of my week! Let’s go!
I started out my week by trying for 4 days to contact my barber, with no luck. I was in a crunch and I really wanted to look polished so against my best judgement I went to another barber. *Hangs Head in Shame* Long story short, I’ll be more explicit in another post but after being unsatisfied with the job the barber did, I went and allowed my barber to fix her error. I ended up with a severe case of razor burn. Read more...(404 words, 5 images, estimated 1:37 mins reading time)
Hello ladies and thanks for tuning into part 2 of my Natural Hair and Swimming series. This post will review the LYR Lycra Swim Cap, my brief stint wearing two swim caps at once, and focus on tips and tricks for maintaining your hair while swimming or visiting the beach.
I left off introducing the LYR Lycra Swim Cap, which was designed to keep your hair out of your face while you swim, and protect from the chlorine in the water. Read more...(828 words, 2 images, estimated 3:19 mins reading time)
I couldn’t help myself; I started out faded, then I felt like I needed something else…SHAPE (or something)! I couldn’t leave my hair the same length on all sides, so I decided to visit the salon for one more cut!
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