Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I am a fan of a blog called Naked With Socks On. I was really interested when I saw the title of his most recent blog: Real Men like Real Hair. After the initial reading I was concerned that "real" meant not artificial as opposed to chemical free. I was delighted to read comment after comment where women referred to their locs, curls, kinks and low fades. I'm glad to to see that both sexes agree "real" means what "real"ly grows from you scalp.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The lovely ladies of T.N.C Accessories made a wonderful barter at the G.A.N. Swap and Shop. They traded their unique and beautiful hair accessories for Lil Better Butter. They have recently created a blog and were kind enough to review Lil Better Butter on their blog, here.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
An eight year old girl in Seattle was asked to leave her classroom because the smell of her hair product was causing the teacher to become ill. The story here says she was using Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion. The girl is the only African-American child in her class.
Once again, aren't educators supposed to be educated. The parents were not contacted but the child was sent to the hallway. The school system has refused to comment because the parents have an attorney. The parents have an attorney because the teacher didn't discuss it with them before taking action.
I am officially tired of schools all in these childrens healthy heads.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
For those of us who like to fantasize that everyone on the continent of Africa embraces natural hair. In the articles here, a South African 10th grade student attended school for two years before being suspended for wearing locs. Her parents advocated her and she was allowed to return but they are now suing the school for a public apology.
I find this disturbing for two reasons 1) I assume she was already wearing the locs when she enrolled so why was it a problem two years later 2) an administrator told her she was being difficult and should just wear artificial hair like the other students. I find it galling that an administrator felt she could address a child that was not hers in that manner and had she never seen the girl in the two years she was at the school. This girl had obviously not caused any major disruption (with her hair) in the previous 730 days she'd been attending.
To add insult to injury this child and her family are practicing Rastafari, her hair is an expression of her religious faith.