Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Knaps Store Sale!!!!

The Knaps Store is having a sale until Friday!


You will receive 30% off all items.

The sale has been extended until Feb. 27th.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I got a package...

This will be followed by a full review after I have used the product on my hair.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

What is natural hair?

I am recently confronted by new naturals who have abandoned chemicals in disgust but have no research into the alternatives. If one just stops processing their hair they will surely have problems.

-two textures
-new texture=new products, new styling tools and a new mentality
-social pressure
-general misinformation

My partner wears her natural hair in a "press-n-curl". You would think that that wouldn't be such a leap but even she did research, tapped me as a resource and has embraced a different mentality about her hair.

I cannot imagine embarking on a natural journey blind. I am shocked by how many naturals seem to have done so only to relapse, educate themselves and return. I hovered on the edge of my Knaps for two years. I lurked on hair boards, forums and finally my beloved Youtube. When I finally decided to do the do I was sure, secure, resolute and most of all well-informed. I still learn new things about my quaf daily but I never damaged my hair or my self image through my own ignorance.

This fine lady on YouTube gave me permission to share her vid as an example.

Everyone in this picture has natural hair!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monicajoi is back on the air.

For my friends and fans on YouTube, I'm back!!

I'm sponsoring a contest (but blog readers get to learn about it first).

The Knaps Train-a-Transitioner contest:

1) You must be a subscriber to my YouTube channel.
2) You must have natural or transitioning loose hair.
( Sorry locked ladies I'm not knowledgeable enough to judge ya)
3) Create a tutorial video/slide show that is suitable for hair that is transitioning (two textures).
4) You must be willing to give a out mailing address.

The winner will receive a free shirt from the Knaps Store, KnapsGirl stickers and a sample of a Knaps handmade products.

5) The finale of your video/slide show must indicate which shirt you would like if you win.

Entries will be judged on creativity, ease of style and applicability to transitioners.

The contest begins Feb. 8 and ends Feb. 28

The winner will be announced March 1.

Good Luck!