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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Taliah Waajid Presents the 16th Annual World Natural Hair, Health, & Beauty Show Fall 2013


Purchase Tickets here!

Visit website here!

Naturally Sophia is back! (and she's 'vlogging' on Youtube)

Remember Naturally Sophia?

Well, you can find her vlogging here.  Please subscribe to her blog and to her Youtube channel!

I haven't posted in a year.  I guess I lost my momentum and life got in the way, BUT there are soooo many wonderful and informative natural hair vloggers on Youtube that there is more than enough information out there to keep you informed and motivated!

My hair has grown like a weed since last I posted (over a year ago).  I cut about four inches off in the back and two inches off in the front last month.  I had never cut that much off before, but my hair is still long and I could stand a couple more inches to come off.  I find that it holds a curl better after my major trim and my re-ti's are easier on m yscalp and faster.  I had developed swelling of my ends over time which made my re-ti's less comfortable, but now the length of the lock is more uniform and my last re-ti was a breeze.

Sorry, but I don't have any great photos of myself at max length hair.  It was about halfway down my back before my trim.

Before my trim:


 The photos above doesn't show the length because my hair is swept to the side.


These photos were taken just after my trim (4 inches off back; 2 inches off front).  I did the trim myself.  (Yes, I can be an impatient, cheapskate from time to time :o)




Saturday, August 4, 2012

Gabby doesn't have 'good' hair...

She has Great Hair! Thank you Dominique Dawes for your wisdom and support.


...but this is my favorite video of hers: "...Your Kids Will Have Some Good Hair!"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

What do you think? [...About Our Hair Issues]

I came across this trailer about our hair 'issues' today. The woman at the end of the video finds that hair is not a significant issue in her recent experience. I find that there's quite a divide --- more women with coily, helix hair who are comfortable natural (meaning without 'texturizers'), and many who haven't seen their natural hair in decades, haven't a clue what it's like, and who can't imagine finding out what it's like any time in the near future. I think they had to invent 'lacefronts' for the unfortunate sisters whose hair got burned out by perm, pulled out by micros, and tugged out by glue, leaving nothing left to 'weave' to. "You can do whatever you like", she says, but we don't make choices in a vacuum, and to significant degree, the outer reflects the inner...What do you think?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Julia Stewart Stackhaus ~ My Sisterlocks Consultant

"I love my sisterlocks consultant," posted Naturally Sophia on her blog back in 2008.

Well, I love MY sisterlocks consultant too!
And Sophia and I happen to have the same consultant - Julia Stewart Stackhaus.

Julia re-tightening Sophia's Hair at the 2009 Natural hair show in Atlanta


Julia has a degree in journalism from Clark-Atlanta University and is a Sisterlocks consultant, mother, business woman, AND a competitive body builder and fitness athlete.

She proudly rocks her sisterlocks at competitions across the country!



Sisterlocks blogger, Sophia (Naturally Sophia) designs jewelry and natural hair ties and clips. (I hope she doesn't mind my clipping a couple of photos of Julia from her blog :o)



If you're looking for a sisterlocks consultant in the Atlanta area, contact Julia Stewart Stackhaus at 404-718-9371

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy & Nappy, Kinky & Free ~ A Poem by Ebony Andrea Clark




Happy & Nappy,
Kinky & Free,
I'm proud to be natural and free to be me!


You can wear other people's hair on your head 365 covering your kinky roots, not bearing to stand the sight of them............Then you see me, a reflection of you, not exactly but our hair is the same, the difference is I"M NOT ASHAMED!


Happy & Nappy,
Kinky & Free
I'm proud to be natural and free to be me!



Friday, July 29, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Photos of DocsLocs...It's been a while

How long has it been? This is a 42 month post. I see a post labeled 39 months, but those were yukky iphone photos that were under exposed. (I got a new camera :o)

My routine hasn't changed. I washed 3 days ago with a clarifying shampoo. Hot six oiled my scalp. Used a bit of a 'cholesterol-like' or 'mayonnaise-like' conditioner as a leave in. I rolled my hair in fairly small sections on perm rods (grey and white size). When I ran out of perm rods I used some sponge rollers sans sponges. I sat under a bonnet dryer - the kind you attach to a blow dryer...I'm more careful since I think I burned out 5 locs last fall...a post for another time...


I still hate to wash and do so about every two to three weeks or so. This set should last me a couple of weeks or until I shampoo again.

I know my ends look as if I bleached them. I think it's just their age and perhaps the sun. In fact, I put in a bit of dark brown color - mostly at the roots and perhaps 5 inches out - so the ends weren't covered with color. Been fighting those greys around my hairline, but I mostly rely on the mascara fix as I am particular about maintaining as strong and full a hairline as I can.

Hope all is well with y'all. Love your feedback.

DL

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Who knew they made lacefront wigs for babies?



SandraRose blogs:




"A loyal reader sent me these pics of her precious infant daughter wearing her first lacefront wig. She writes: “It’s never too early for my baby to start looking glamorous like Beyonce!” Awww, she’s a cutie. Normally I would frown on this sort of thing. But I try to keep an open mind and remember that hoodrats raise their children differently and I can’t knock their unconventional child rearing methods just because I don’t understand them. Mom said she had the wig custom made with human hair to match her own lacefront. “I wouldn’t be caught dead without my lacefront and my baby won’t either!”

[smh...]
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Dear Lord,
I’m saying this prayer to you today,
Please help me get away.
The parents you gave [me] were rejected by you,
I came out the womb with no clue.
You created me grand,
Tiny and precious and not in command.
These pictures will live in infamy,
A pretty baby made to look ugly.
My mommy and daddy are too stupid to know,
That my hair will eventually grow.
Dear Lord, Please help me leave.
My idiot parents gave me a weave.

Composed by Tracy Mendoza
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(link to full post)
Who knew they made lacefront wigs for babies?

You Are Beautiful!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tonya's Sister's Natural Hair Color Experiment

I'm FINALLY posting some photos of my friend, Tonya's sister. She shared these with me MONTHS ago, but better late than never.


Really cute coils and curls, don't you think?


Friday, February 4, 2011

3 Years Sisterlocked :o)

39 months sisterlocked!
I've posted a couple of fuzzy cell phone photos below.

Peace.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Art of Safi K. Toure

If you're in Atlanta on December 3, 2010 you can view some of Safi's art at the Holidays Aglow opening reception at the STUART McCLEAN GALLERY from 7-10 pm. Details below!
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This is Safi...



...beautiful inside and out.


Rocking those locs...


...while her creative juices are flowing!

[Just a few of her pieces :o]

Nyame Nti ("God's grace")
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View more of Safi's artwork by joining AAFTA and the Atlanta Chapter of The Pierians for its 12th annual fine arts exhibit, Holidays Aglow group art exhibition and performances.

This year’s exhibit will be on display December 3-17, 2010 at the nationally recognized Stuart McClean Gallery.

Mapenzi, Swahili for “passion", is the theme of the exhibition and represents the perfect opportunity for artists to exhibit or perform their art with the passion used to create it.

This evening will be full of the excitement of performances, original artwork, artists, spoken word and holiday spirit. Awards of various levels will be presented throughout the evening. partnership with the Atlanta Chapter of The Pierians, a national arts advocacy organization, as official hosts of the event.

OPENING RECEPTION
December 3, 2010, 7 pm - 10 pm
Free valet parking, food, cash bar and more!
Exhibit runs December 3 – 17, 2010

The Stuart McClean Gallery
684 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
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