Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hair Videos

I'm getting ready to make a move again, and hopefully for last time Ina very long while. I feel like an army brat! Anyway, I know you guys want to see some new pics and I hoopoe to have some up very soon. I am excited about a new venture that my husband and I have been working on. We are in the process of making some instructional videos for hairstylists who want to perfect natural and braided hairstyling. I think the first instructional tape I purchased was back in 1990. It was about ten bucks and the styles were so crappy- needless to say, I was very disappointed. Over the years I have purchased tapes that rage in prices from $25 to $250 dollars and I realize that price was not a indication of quality. That $250 dollar tape was about 15 minutes long and left me feeling "jacked up." I still couldn't do the style after viewing the tape 50 times^( Anyway, I decided that I wanted to make something that was going to be very educational, simple to follow along with ongoing support for the professional hairstylist. When you purchased my dvd's, you know exactly what hair I use, what products I use, where to get hair at wholesale prices, how to cut you application time in half( for micro-braids, kinky-twists) and I have have a special technique for creating instant locks with your own hair( NO Extensions), so I'll keep everyone posted about my progress with "Hair Education". In the meantime, if you have a question about a technique or product for kinky-curly hair then drop me a line.

I am looking for hair models for my videos. If you think your the right person, email me some pics of you and your contact info.

I am looking for people to do these styles
Loc extensions
kinky twists
cornrow styles
Loc styling
Sisterlock styling and natural hair styling

Tip of the day:
If you want your locks to shine use pure coconut oil.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My hair Back Then!

I am sitting outside a starbucks roasting in the sun and everyone is looking at me today. Why? I plaited up my Sisterlocks into jumb o plaits, for it remided me of my childhood days when my mother had finished washing I and my sisters' hair. back then , if waited until that hair air dried you would be able to get a comb through it. I remember how clean and fresh I felt after a good"mamma shampoo". I miss those days. Well at least I get to create the past in my own special way.

Keeping my kinky hair!

I know I've been away too long. Got preoccupied with life, sorry. I hope everyone of you guys are doing well. I have been going through some transformations of my own, taking a needed rest from everything. My hair is growing nicely; although, I've contemplated cutting them off a few times. You know how we get, ladies. That itch to reinvent ourselves sometimes turns into a full case of poison ivy. I remember this feeling; I got right before I gave birth to my daughter. Back then, it was trauma of giving birth that made me quack my hair off. I was so worried about my vagina going back to normal that I schedule a C-section instead of opting for the "natural" way. I won't perm my hair,but you can give me any chemical you want to when it's childbirth involved. That said, I've been thinking about this whole natural hair thing and why I really have locks in the first place. I made a list:

1. I wanted to please God by showing him that I loved how he made me.
2. I didn't like the idea of my beauty being wrapped up in to bundles of someone else's hair.
3. I have daughters, so I didn't want them to think that their hair was some kind of a mistake.

Pretty noble reasons, don't you think? I think so too, but I had to go even deeper. I sat in front of a mirror and started talking to myself, not in a crazy irrational way, a real conversation with myself. Here's what myself said to me:

"A woman's value has nothing to do with her hair, it is what's in her heart that matters. You think because you have now decided not to straighten hair on your head that you have somehow surpassed others. What about the person who fights for humanity on a daily basis, or the 8 year old child who looks after her whole family, or the mothers that may not eat tonight because she puts her children first. If you truely are about loving self, then you cannot teach hate for another, in any form. True love holds no jealousy, envy or greed. Absolute love means acceptance of self and Everyone else. We all want full stomachs, laughter, companionship and beauty. Be an example for every woman.

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