Saturday, January 30, 2010

Disney's High School Musical Star is now natural

Being a teacher, I am unwillingly aware of all three of Disney's High School Musical movies. The "token" African-American girl character is played by actress Monique Coleman. I assumed that her flowing weave was attached to relaxed hair.

As see in HSM

I was wrong she apparently was covering a lush head of natural hair with the wig/weaves.

I think she looks much better.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hair Typing Chart

A contributer on Long Haircare Forum created this hair typing chart:

Click the image for a larger view.

I this is really accurate.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Knaps featured in Clutch magazine article!

Knaps is featured in the article below by follower and customer LaQuita Thomas-Banks.

Modern Day Hair Culturists – Selling Home-Based Products via the Internet | Clutch Magazine: The Digital Magazine for the Young, Contemporary Woman of Color

Thank you for the support, praise and exposure.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Solange Knowles a fascinator.

Remember my blog on fascinator hats? Well, Solange Knowles agrees with me!

She is pictured above at a party she hosted for MIA.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Coil Review

This is exactly how I feel about my hair.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

I promised in exchange for the generous 32 ounce jar I was given by Tropical Traditions I would write my impressions of their products effect on my product. All customer feedback has been positive but notably a regular customer noticed the change and sent the following tweet:
HI! Did you change something in the vanilla butter? Its even more awesome, more vanilla scent, smoother. I love it!!

So their was a notable change in texture, I changed my method of scent that was noticed as well.

Thank you TT, I may be forced to continue using your product. :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Need styling ideas?

As a teacher, I am privileged to see many little natural heads regularly. I often take inspiration from my little charges styles for myself. For those of you who aren't surrounded by small girls all day I offer these two blogs for styling ideas. I was surprised to find The Story Of A Princess And Her Hair a Caucasian mom who does detailed and intricate braid and two strand twist styles on her daughters hair complete with adorable accessories. I admit I had bought into the stereotype that only people of color styled their childrens' hair regularly. I was wrong. In the same vein is, Beads,Braids and Beyond!. This blog not only showcases beautiful styles on children but also product reviews on many familiar and popular products for natural hair. I know we are adults but you may find inspiration in these picture-rich blogs.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Natural Fascinator

Over the holiday I visited Target and saw a small round black hat with a short net veil. It was a fascinator, small decorative hat. I thought it would be the perfect NYE accessory. I wouldn't have to do an elaborate style because my jazzy little hat would dress up my puff. This would also be true for ladies who recently BD'ed to dress up a TWA. Like below:

Click the pic above to visit TargetQueen's blog and purchase this hat.

Also etsy has a store with a whole selection of fascinator hats: Hats by Cressida

I thought this might be nice for those who aren't super stylist or just want to try something different. :)

Cold weather sucks...the moisture right out of your hair.

I traveled to the midwest for the holidays and had to endure the dry air of the north for an entire week. Just to make sure I completely felt the wrath of winter, I stayed with family that had no humidifier. I offer my sincere apologies to Qhemet Biologics. Last year, I reviewed their Olive Oil and Honey hydrating Balm. I said it was unremarkable. I WAS WRONG. This year I was in the same environment without a protective style and no QB Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm. There was a marked difference. I felt as though I was constantly moisturizing my puff. The difference was as plain as the difference between the weather in the South and the North in December.

I still looked puff-tastic!