Tuesday, April 27, 2010

An Ode to V05 Moisture Milks Conditioner

♥Oh V05 Moisture Milks Conditioner, how we love you so;
You only cost me one dollar, which is not a lot of dough;

♥And sometimes like in March, we get you for two quarters;
This why we cannot change from being your supporters;

♥We use half a bottle in the shower, and detangle with care;
Then add you to our spritz bottle, to shower the ringlets in our hair;

♥And Passion Fruit Smoothie, smells so ridiculously good;
if you don't have a bottle, we hopefully wish you would;

♥A dollar wont break you, just give it a try;
It's not like buying salon brands that you if you don't like, your wallet will cry;

♥And if it doesn't work for you, I'm sorry -but no need to fuss;
We'll drop you our address, you can send it to us ♥

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Today's Hair - WnG Big Bun

Style: WnG Big Bun

Approximate time to complete:
10 mins

Products Used: Eco Styler Gel, Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner\

Tools Used: Elastic Head Band, Bobby pins, boar bristle brush, black afro fist hair pic (hehe)

Reason for style:
Streeeeeeeeetching the 3 day old WnG (Wash n Go) and it looks cute :)

Lessons Learned:
I didn't think I was going to have to tie down the front of my hair after putting on the Eco Styler, but I did. It made the look more "finished". Took a little longer than I anticipated because I had to pic out the bun a lot also, my hair is pretty thin

Monday, April 12, 2010

World Natural Hair Show 2010

The Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show 2010 -or- YouTube Naturals Meet-up was this past weekend. I attended both days, the second day I was accompanied by YT natural hair celebrity Familygoingnatural ! If you haven't checked out her channel you are missing out.

Big Love to:
Brittany - Clumps of Mascara
Lynda E Spratley- Miss E
Napptural Roots Magazine (Subscribe!)
Sara - Sarenzo Beads
Nicole - AtlantaSistah
Staci - TheSistahChick
Lynn - lynncmor
Deanna- chappy2468

I enjoyed the live hairstyling. They encouraged Q&A during the styling process. I spent money with: buhdze, three delicious smelling soaps especially Spicy Star Chai
, The DollHouse ,a cupcake shaped chocolate scented soap and a candle that melts into massage oil, Headliners Neat Locz, pink and Rasta with gold buckle and Vegan Soulfood Guide to the Galaxy by Afya Ibomu with included DVD-Pimp My Tofu

The heavy hitters were there Uncle Funky's Daughter, Miss Jessies, Taliah Waajid and Jamaican Mango and Lime. They all had large noticeable booths. Miss Jessies and Kinky Curly both directed customers to the Urbanbella booth to purchase. The Jane Carter Solution, Taliah Waajid and Jamaican Mango and Lime all sold direct at near wholesale prices.

Notably absent were: Qhemet Biologics, Oyin Handmade and some of last years discounts.

Clumps of Mascara getting locs styled.

Familygoingnatural and Sarenzo Beads

Familygoingnatural and Miss E

chappy2468 and Familygoingnatural

Familygoingnatural and Taliah Waajid

She was very kind and personable.
I will post again with style photos.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Don't Touch My Hair T-shirt, LOVE!

I had to share this T-Shirt I found at Da Dirty Artist. I know we've all wanted to do this at one time or another.

Such a topic of natural hair/ethnic hair/curly hair conversations.

... I might need to order this ;)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Is Being Natural Easy?

A vlogger on YouTube asked for responses to the question "Is being natural easy?". Here is my response. For those not as enchanted with YouTube as I am here is a summary:

I believe that natural haircare is as easy as relaxed hair care. I think the reason many newly natural women find themselves frustrated is because they have unrealistic expectation of their hair.

Women who are relaxed and visit the salon regularly do very little to their own hair and know little about it. These women, in my opinion, should keep this same plan when they go natural. They should visit a natural salon regularly and let the natural stylist maintain their hair just as they did when they were relaxed. Women who do all of their own hair care should continue to do all of their own hair care. Women who are moderates, care for their hair but visit a professional regularly for maintenance, should also continue. This is very seldom what happens.

A woman decides to return to her natural hair texture and regardless of whether she was a salon regular, moderate or do-it-herself-er she decides she can do it all. I understand this coming from the latter two groups as they have cared for their hair in the past. These ladies have a very moderate learning curve. It is the salon regulars that seem to have the most difficult struggle. They have no frame of reference for their hair. They come on YouTube and lament that other are more adept stylists then they are immediately after their TWAs grow out. They wore a wrap between salon visits but don't think they should wear a wash-n-go. Ladies, please realize if you never cared for or styled your hair before it's going to take a while for you to learn. Many women who were not salon regulars they are "ahead" of you because they cared for and styled their hair prior to their natural journey. Natural hair, in my opinion, is not any less maintenance than relaxed hair.(I'm a do-it-herself-er.)

Natural hair does not maintain itself.

Natural hair doesn't style itself.